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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
The King of Kong is a cleverly made documentary that realizes you can start with something small and seemingly insignificant and make a highly effective and entertaining work.
Posted Sep 2, 2007
2
6/10
After all the doom and gloom, they do offer rays of hope in the intelligent designs of architects and designers who suggest that remedies may lie in creating eco-friendly structures. The fascinating innovation served up here should have been what the bulk
Posted Sep 2, 2007
3
6/10
Ladr%uFFFDn is slight and silly, and plays happily within its limitations.
Posted Sep 2, 2007
4
As Hume's life spirals out of control, so too does the film. Director James Wan... fails at the finer emotional details and at making the action play out believably.
Posted Sep 2, 2007
5
Halloween (2007)
The original and the remake need to stand alone and apart, and Zombie's film has merits of its own that should be appreciated.
Posted Sep 2, 2007
6
6/10
The Nanny Diaries delivers some highly entertaining moments but I expected so much more from Berman and Pulcini at the helm of this adaptation.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
7
By making Corey Yuen the director instead of just the action choreographer, War could have been a far superior film that would have at least satisfied action junkies.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
8
The Invasion (2007)
This is a by the numbers production, made with about as much emotion and passion as one of the alien made clones.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
9
Watching Atkinson pantomime an opera aria or engage in simple sight gags serves as a reminder of how few people are keeping this kind of visual comedy alive.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
10
Colma works because the filmmakers believe it can and aren't listening to anyone who tells them otherwise.Take a visit to Colma, you won't regret it.
Posted Aug 23, 2007
11
The Ten (2007)
The Ten commits the mortal sin of comedy, it's simply not funny. It thinks that just being crude or extreme is enough to merit the label of comedy.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
12
Rocket Science is smart, funny, and genuine. It avoids a pat Hollywood ending for something richer and more satisfying.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
13
6/10
Family Law (2006)
Family Law has a sweet sense of how families try to interact and connect... There's nothing big about this film but it's filled with small joys and insights.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
14
6/10
El Metodo (2007)
Based on a stage play by Jordi Galcerán, The Method delivers a darkly comic take on corporate competitiveness.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
15
Superbad (2007)
Superbad is the perfect crude teen comedy to end the summer on. It's funny, a little bittersweet and it signals something coming to an end.
Posted Aug 18, 2007
16
Goya's Ghosts has ambitious goals that it never fully attains. It proves intermittently fascinating but ultimately disappointing.
Posted Aug 11, 2007
17
Stardust (2007)
Stardust works better as a book than as a film. The film version is entertaining and fun but not quite magical.
Posted Aug 11, 2007
18
6/10
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
The most innovative scenes involve stunts, for which I'm sure Chan (who is always involved in action sequences and who is himself a director and fight choreographer) provided most of the inspiration.
Posted Aug 11, 2007
19
Baichwal just tries to create a cinematic equivalent of Burtynsky's still images rather than a documentary on the artistic process of Burtynsky himself. So the end result is a film that would be better as a coffee table book.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
20
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Rescue Dawn is not Herzog's best film but it's a solid example of his particular approach to film and the way he can tackle a genre and not be held captive by it.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
21
It is a spy film for adults and it avoids over the top pyrotechnics and jokey one-liners, and instead delivers a mature, intelligent thriller.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
22
You may be surprised by the fact that this formula spy thriller has been delivered with a matter-of-fact efficiency that proves highly entertaining.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
23
Greengrass is a talented filmmaker with a documentary background and a knack for getting at the immediacy of events. With The Bourne Ultimatum, he hits the ground running and just never stops.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
24
[Filmmaker Ferran] has created the oddity of a rather bland film about awakening sexuality.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
25
Hairspray (2007)
I would pay to see any film that allows Christopher Walken to dance and in a tux no less.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
26
Fido (2007)
Fido's humor comes from the clash of genres: bright cheery Americana butting up against the death and destruction of zombie horror.
Posted Jul 14, 2007
27
6/10
Black Sheep (2006)
The human characters in Black Sheep are nothing more than tired stereotypes... But the sheep are fabulous!
Posted Jul 14, 2007
28
Snape even gets some extended scenes... and is no longer a peripheral eccentric presence but rather he's now showing shades of coloring beyond his dour black.
Posted Jul 14, 2007
29
6/10
Eagle vs. Shark is something of an anti-romantic comedy because its leads are so ill-suited to the conventions of the genre.
Posted Jul 5, 2007
30
5/10
Transformers (2007)
This is a Transformers movie, so why do the humans take up so much of the time, story and heroics? It should be robots with maybe a few humans on the periphery, not the other way around.
Posted Jul 3, 2007
31
Sicko (2007)
Sicko is not Moore's best made documentary but he deserves praise for forcing an issue to the forefront of national debate.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
32
10/10
It's truly rare to find something this original, honest and insightful.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
33
Ratatouille (2007)
The scene in which Ego samples Remy's ratatouille is the single best moment in the film and it rivals the moment when the Grinch's heart grows...
Posted Jul 2, 2007
34
5/10
La Vie en Rose provides a tantalizing introduction to the tiny dynamo that was Edith Piaf but it's far from being a definitive or enlightening portrait of the famous singer.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
35
6/10
Showbusiness: The Road to Broadway is essentially a valentine to a profession that filmmaker Dori Berinstein loves and admires.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
36
7/10
1408 (2007)
It's offers a refreshing spin on the horror formula, and joins The Shining, Vacancy and Barton Fink as a film that makes the usually accommodating hotel business seem disturbingly bad for your mental health.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
37
I'd call it a guilty pleasure only I don't feel any guilt about having enjoyed it so much. It's a big dumb lug of a film but it has no pretenses about being anything else.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
38
Paprika (2006)
Paprika offers a breathtakingly surreal journey. It's a film that may serve up mass destruction and ponder some nightmarish scenarios, but underneath it has a warm humanity and humor that's utterly endearing.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
39
5/10
But for the second film, Story and company have smartly turned to one of Marvel's most intriguing characters, the Silver Surfer (body by Doug Jones, voice courtesy of Laurence Fishburne).
Posted Jun 15, 2007
40
Surf's Up (2007)
The mockumentary format of Surf's Up proves entertaining and gives the film a savvier spin than if the story had been told in a straightforward manner.
Posted Jun 11, 2007
41
Day Watch (2007)
The filmmakers destroy Moscow with the same glee that Godzilla has in stomping Tokyo. Even though Day Watch is probably a good 20 minutes too long, it's easy to forgive its excesses because Bekmambetov just seems to be having so much fun.
Posted Jun 11, 2007
42
Roth is not you're run of the mill schlock horror director. He's smart, and his films are clever works of nastiness.
Posted Jun 11, 2007
43
If Ocean's 13 could treat theaters like clubs then they'd place bouncers at the doors so that only the cool people would be let in. That would definitely cut into profits but it would be in keeping with how the film would like to brand itself...
Posted Jun 11, 2007
44
It's a mindless, occasionally entertaining entry into the genre but it brings nothing fresh or innovative to the table. It's too bad because the first film was so good and Fresnadillo looked like a promising choice to take over.
Posted Jun 5, 2007
45
Waitress (2007)
Shelly pens dialogue that has both sass and a down home country matter of factness. She conveys the camaraderie amongst the women with warmth and humor.
Posted Jun 5, 2007
46
Once (2007)
It somehow manages to pay homage to the old Hollywood musicals as it reinvents them. It's a film that's rooted in the real world yet also manages to transcend it.
Posted Jun 5, 2007
47
6/10
Paris Je T'aime is a charmer. It's like a sampler plate of sweet confections, delightful but not very substantial, and with enough variety to please just about everyone.
Posted Jun 5, 2007
48
Knocked Up (2007)
One of the best scenes in the film belongs to Harold Ramis as Ben's dad. When Ben goes to his father with concerns about his own impending fatherhood, the two share a lovely heart to heart.
Posted Jun 5, 2007
49
Personally, I'd rather go on the Disneyland ride than to have to suffer through the two sequels ever again. Although the ride has now been changed to include multiple Jack Sparrows, so there's simply no escaping the film.
Posted Jun 5, 2007
50
Fay Grim (2007)
Fay Grim arrives like a breath of fresh air in a stale summer of big budget sequels. It's smart, breezy, serious and silly. It also allows Parker Posey to shine.
Posted May 18, 2007