Very Bad Things (1998)
Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
"Buffalo Soldiers is like M*A*S*H for the Reagan/Bush era generation that never knew a war like Vietnam. Both films offer a slap in the face to the establishment and display irreverent, savage satire. "
War, Inc. (2008)
Get Smart (2008)
"The main problem with this remake is that it doesn't know if it wants to imitate the style of the original show or break free and create something wholly its own. The result is an awkward straddling of the two. "
The Love Guru (2008)
"I have to admit that there's something appealing about the fact that real life Leafs fanatic Mike Myers has constructed an entire film just so that he could see his beloved team win an elusive Stanley Cup. "
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
The Rape of Europa (2007)
Up the Yangtze (2007)
"Up the Yangtze is a beautifully crafted documentary. Chang displays artistry in the way he assembles his material. He captures China at a crossroads where he finds both guarded hope and epic sadness. "
The Promotion (2008)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
Made of Honor (2008)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
The Visitor (2008)
Body of War (2008)
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
"You'd think that with all the focus groups and test marketing Hollywood does that somewhere along the line someone would have said, "hey, don't you think this one strains credibility a bit too much?" "
"So Redbelt poses as an action film but delivers what I would call an anti-action action picture. And by not delivering on expectations, Mamet satisfied me with something else, something much more clever. "
Then She Found Me (2007)
"Then She Found Me is a commendable but not very exciting feature-directing debut by actress Helen Hunt. Although she wields most of the creative power on the film she doesn't turn this into a vanity project. "
Irina Palm (2008)
Roman de gare (2007)
Born Into Brothels (2004)
The Strangers (2008)
Iron Man (2008)
"This may not be what the Academy has in mind when it's considering the Oscar worthy performances but Downey finds the reality of being a superhero and makes us buy into that. Final verdict: Iron Man is cool and Downey is hot. "
The Fall (2006)
Sex and the City (2008)
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Meduzot (Jellyfish) (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
"The racial stereotypes that emerge in this film are as over the top and potentially offensive as Eli Wallach's Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. But what redeems the film to some degree is its general good naturedness... "
"Ford and Spielberg are all a little older and a little slower. But the film works because they have all retained a sense of fun... This isn't great art, just great fun."
Pulp Fiction (1994)
"But what makes the film such wicked fun is the way Tarantino delivers the familiar with a twist. He continually prepares us for one thing and then delivers another."
Before the Rains (2008)
"[Bose's T.K.] is both an observer and a reluctant participant in the tragedy, and in Bose's performance we see the intellectual awakening and politicization of a young man."
Son of Rambow (2007)
"Son of Rambow conveys the passion and imagination of these kids... But what the film also does is to place their fantasies in a very real context."
"[Dujardin] has a goofy and endearing smile, and somehow manages to combine Sean Connery's suave appeal with the pomposity and incompetence of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau."
"...bland family fare with high end production values. It feels about as real as a Disneyland ride, and what a fantasy film needs to do is convince you of is that even the most fanciful thing in its imagined universe is absolutely real."
Death Note (Desu nôto) (2007)
"If you love good story telling, an intricate plot, cute young Japanese stars, and a punky shinigami, you won't find a film better than Death Note... unless it's Death Note 2."
Ready? OK! (2008)
"The film works so well because it comes from something personal and you can't fake intimate details that come from life. You'll come out of this one cheering."
88 Minutes (2008)
"The film had no opening credits, except for the title 88 Minutes. Maybe that's because no one wanted to take credit for this mess."