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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
10/10
Reprise (2006)
2
8/10
3
5/10
4
5/10
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
10/10
Brazil (1985)
Brazil serves up one of the most breathtakingly imaginative worlds ever to be put on screen.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
15
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
16
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
17
5/5
Duck Soup (1933)
Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
18
4/5
A classic Jack performance.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
19
2/5
Blown Away (1994)
No one will be blown away by this formula thriller.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
20
2/5
A waste of the talented Jennifer Jason Leigh and director Schroder
Posted Apr 18, 2008
21
1/5
Been there and done that better.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
22
5/5
Quote not available.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
23
5/5
Sublime work from an old but still innovative French New Waver.
Posted Apr 18, 2008
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
The Ruins (2008)
To sum up The Ruins, I'll quote one of the characters: "This is so not okay."
Posted Apr 4, 2008
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
It also boasts another rich performance by Charlotte Rampling who continues to grow more interesting as an actress.
Posted Mar 26, 2008
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
10,000 B.C. (2008)
...lovesick prehistoric man traverses the globe to rescue the woman he loves.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
39
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
40
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
41
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Bollywood films, more than films from anywhere else in the world, harken back to the heyday of the Hollywood studio star system with all the glamour and gloss that goes with that.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
42
Teixeira brings his camera into her home and quietly records the details of her daily life. The result is a carefully observed film about one woman's growing dissatisfaction.
Posted Mar 5, 2008
43
4/10
I might almost sit through the crappy storytelling one more time just to see the car chases. These are the kind car chases that Stuntman Mike from Death Proof might be able to appreciate
Posted Mar 1, 2008
44
5/10
The Signal (2008)
The Signal reveals killer horrors skills on the part of Bruckner, and to a lesser extent of Gentry and Bush. So if you don't mind a film that starts strong and finishes weak, check it out.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
45
What becomes interesting is how Ace and Wallace, who have managed to stay outside the violence for the most part, start to get pulled in once they uncover information about their fathers.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
46
8/10
The film succeeds because of the nuanced performances of its superb cast, and because of Kolirin's witty visual compositions.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
47
5/10
The Other Boleyn Girl turns British history into a chick flick soaper with high production values and A-list actors.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
48
5/10
Like its main character, Charlie Bartlett tries so hard to win us over that it practically bursts a celluloid vein in the process...Yet you can't deny that they both have impressive energy.
Posted Feb 23, 2008
49
His film unfolds with a graceful realism, as if he just happened to catch life unfolding for these two desperate women. His film never hits a false note...
Posted Feb 23, 2008
50
The Eye (2008)
Moreau and Palud decide to trade in the creepy, atmospheric style of the Pang Brothers for a more amped up Hollywood approach...it fails to distinguish itself either as a remake or on its own terms as a horror film.
Posted Feb 17, 2008