"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."
"Brazil serves up one of the most breathtakingly imaginative worlds ever to be put on screen."
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
"Rather than being the perfect first date movie, it serves up the perfect break up film. You might just laugh till you cry... or cry until you laugh if you're the one being dumped."
My Blueberry Nights (2007)
"As someone who has an aversion to most contemporary romantic movies, Wong is a filmmaker whose lush romanticism makes me swoon."
Duck Soup (1933)
"Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better."
The Last Detail (1973)
"A classic Jack performance."
Blown Away (1994)
"No one will be blown away by this formula thriller."
Single White Female (1992)
"A waste of the talented Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Schroder"
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
"Been there and done that better."
Same Old Song (1999)
"Sublime work from an old but still innovative French New Waver."
Zombie Strippers (2008)
"Zombie Strippers is hands - and arms, legs, feet and any other dismembered body part you have laying around - down the best comedy so far this year."
Nim's Island (2008)
"I haven't felt this embarrassed for a star since Robert DeNiro donned a tutu and did the can-can in Stardust."
The Grand (2008)
"The new film The Grand should have been called Werner Herzog Steals the Show because that's precisely what he does in this mockumentary about a poker tournament."
The Ruins (2008)
"To sum up The Ruins, I'll quote one of the characters: "This is so not okay.""
Fighting for Life (2008)
"Sanders provides a rare glimpse into the world of the doctors and nurses tasked with saving lives in difficult circumstances. You cannot leave Fighting for Life without a deep sense of respect for the medical personnel and the patients."
"If Gordon-Levitt (who's delivered stellar performances in Mysterious Skin and The Lookout) had been moved up from his supporting role to the lead, the film would improve considerably."
Planet B-Boy (2007)
"So while I might complain about some of Lee's filmmaking choices, I feel nothing but wonder and delight at seeing these dancers excel at something they love so passionately."
Under the Same Moon (2008)
"Embracing this film will depend on whether its charms triumph over its contrivances. I left impressed by the performances but disappointed by the film as a whole."
Paranoid Park (2007)
"If you are planning to shoot a visual poem, there is no one better to have on hand than cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Doyle knows how to find seduction and romance anywhere."
Time to Leave (2006)
"It's noteworthy for the performances of Melvil Poupard as Romaine and Jeanne Moreau as the grandmother-two people facing their own mortality, and trying to exit this world with grace and dignity."
Heading South (2006)
"It also boasts another rich performance by Charlotte Rampling who continues to grow more interesting as an actress."
"The choice of a Japanese director and a number of key Japanese crew seems to have helped make this American remake a notch better than the other atrocious remakes such as One Missed Call, Pulse and The Eye."
"The film doesn't cover any new terrain for Ripstein -- which some may complain about - but its terrain that he knows well."
The Bank Job (2008)
"Knowing that something as outrageous as this could be true does give the film some added spice."