The Hurt Locker (2009)
"In one sense, The Hurt Locker is an old school war film %u2013 muscular, focused almost exclusively on men in combat, and not interested in politics or making a statement. But the film's also very contemporary. "
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)
The Hangover (2009)
"You could say his new film The Hangover is the Reservoir Dogs of party movies. Reservoir Dogs was a heist film that never shows you the heist, and The Hangover is about a wild night in Vegas that only shows the aftermath. "
"Director Duncan Jones also taps into the visual style of Silent Running, which was directed by special effects wizard Douglas Trumbull. Taking his cue from Trumbull, Jones creates a vivid but far from perfect futuristic world. "
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Star Trek (2009)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
As You Like It (1936)
"Rather bland recitation of Shakespeare notable only for an exceedingly young Olivier."
Brief Encounter (1945)
"Lovely, small-scale romance by David Lean."
"See Richard Lester's one instead of this bland adaptation of the Dumas classic."
"Ken Russell just being silly."
"Ab-solutely goofball sword and sandal film. Great cheese factor."
Friday the 13th (2009)
The Class (2008)
"The Class offers a compelling and naturalistic look at contemporary teaching and the challenges of a diverse classroom. The film eschews big Hollywood moments and instead goes for quiet telling ones. "
The Last House on the Left (2009)
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
The Householder (1963)
"An early Merchant-Ivory work, fresher than their more recent fare."
"Fascinating documentary about controversial director Len Riefenstahl."
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Chandni Chowk To China (2009)
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
"Folman functions much like the therapist who carefully leads a patient through a minefield of difficult memories and emotions, bringing together pieces bit by bit until we're ready to confront and accept the truth. "
Let the Right One In (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
"Like Jamal, Slumdog Millionaire succeeds against all odds and in ways that you think are impossible. In our cynical, contemporary times, it delivers a romantic fable that's as rich, complex, and beautiful as the city it comes from. "
The Express (2008)
"In The Express the football field is a place where people of very diverse backgrounds are forced to work together for a common goal and what happens on the field proves to have broader implications. "
Boy A (2007)
The Independent (2001)
Bottle Shock (2008)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Prison Break - Season 3 (2008)
"Nothing wildly innovative here but the show provides tensely cut episodes and solid acting, most notably from Miller, the ever fascinating William Fichtner, and Robert Knepper (see the KPBS exclusive clip). "
Pineapple Express (2008)
Man on Wire (2008)
Spaced: The Complete Series (2008)
"If you only buy one DVD this year make it Spaced. Seriously, it's funny. Very funny. This show will not only make you laugh, it will get better with each viewing as you pick up on more and more of the pop culture references. "
The Dark Knight (2008)