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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
5/10
Irina Palm (2008)
2
10/10
3
4
5
6/10
Surfwise (2007)
6
4/10
7
9/10
Iron Man (2008)
8
The Fall (2006)
9
10
11
10/10
Reprise (2006)
12
8/10
13
5/10
14
5/10
15
6/10
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.
Posted May 26, 2008
16
10/10
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.
Posted May 19, 2008
17
6/10
[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.
Posted May 19, 2008
18
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.
Posted May 19, 2008
19
6/10
[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.
Posted May 19, 2008
20
5/10
...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.
Posted May 19, 2008
21
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.
Posted May 19, 2008
22
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.
Posted May 5, 2008
23
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.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
24
10/10
Brazil (1985)
Brazil serves up one of the most breathtakingly imaginative worlds ever to be put on screen.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
25
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.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
26
As someone who has an aversion to most contemporary romantic movies, Wong is a filmmaker whose lush romanticism makes me swoon.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
27
5/5
Duck Soup (1933)
Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
28
4/5
A classic Jack performance.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
29
2/5
Blown Away (1994)
No one will be blown away by this formula thriller.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
30
2/5
A waste of the talented Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Schroder
Posted Apr 18, 2008
31
1/5
Been there and done that better.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
32
5/5
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Posted Apr 18, 2008
33
5/5
Sublime work from an old but still innovative French New Waver.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
34
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.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
35
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.
Posted Apr 7, 2008
36
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.
Posted Apr 7, 2008
37
The Ruins (2008)
To sum up The Ruins, I'll quote one of the characters: "This is so not okay."
Posted Apr 4, 2008
38
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.
Posted Mar 28, 2008
39
6/10
Stop-Loss (2008)
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.
Posted Mar 28, 2008
40
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.
Posted Mar 28, 2008
41
5/10
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.
Posted Mar 26, 2008
42
6/10
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.
Posted Mar 26, 2008
43
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.
Posted Mar 26, 2008
44
It also boasts another rich performance by Charlotte Rampling who continues to grow more interesting as an actress.
Posted Mar 26, 2008
45
Shutter (2008)
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.
Posted Mar 21, 2008
46
The film doesn't cover any new terrain for Ripstein -- which some may complain about - but its terrain that he knows well.
Posted Mar 17, 2008
47
6/10
The Bank Job (2008)
Knowing that something as outrageous as this could be true does give the film some added spice.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
48
10,000 B.C. (2008)
...lovesick prehistoric man traverses the globe to rescue the woman he loves.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
49
Making a film about the Holocaust but using a very specific and personal story is what makes The Counterfeiters stand out. It's the specifics of Sorowitsch's story that rivet us.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
50
You'll find deliciously low budget sets Ed Wood would die for; a know-it-all robot; babes in bathing suit space uniforms; and a refreshing Mexican take on American sci-fi conventions.
Posted Mar 10, 2008