The Duchess (2008)
A Film with Me in It (2008)
Of Time and the City (2009)
24 City (Er shi si cheng ji) (2008)
Better Things (2008)
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2008)
"Concentrating on the story of Acrassicauda, Iraq's sole metal band, filmmakers Moretti and Alvi reveal the heart-wrenching circumstances for the people caught between the occupiers and the militias."
The Ruins (2008)
"Paranoia, spinal injuries, psychic distress, impromptu amputations, self-mutilation -- it's all in there, convincingly rendered (the first-rate sound design exacerbates every fracture) and finally pointless."
Funny Games (2008)
10,000 B.C. (2008)
The Eye (2008)
Meet the Spartans (2008)
"Though several battle scenes have surprising flair -- Hong Kong fight choreographer Tony Ching obviously came in handy -- the movie's too turgid to qualify as campy fun for more than a few fleeting moments."
"The twist-happy screenplay holds together, and the actors around Christensen are better than they have to be: not only reliable hands like Lena Olin and Arliss Howard, but also a perfectly cast Jessica Alba, smartly playing with and against her looks."
First Sunday (2008)
Eden Log (2007)
I Am Legend (2007)
Captain Abu Raed (2007)
Come and See (Idi i smotri) (1985)
The Exorcist (1973)
Chronicle of an Escape (2008)
Saint Martyrs of the Damned (2005)
Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)
"More surprising is how lushly romantic the film seems now -- even the frostiest qualities of the director's volatile aesthetic are warmed by the Riviera sunlight and the presence of Karina at her most beguiling."
Walking to Werner (2006)
"It's an impressive odyssey, but the film -- which alternates between Phillips' ceaseless ramblings and interviews with the predictably eccentric folks he meets on the road -- plays like a prolonged death march."
7 Vírgenes (2005)
O Céu de Suely (2007)
"Writer-director Karim Aïnouz is aiming for someplace deeper than he reaches in trying to convey Hermila's nadir -- but occasionally the film manages to evoke some of the truly aimless hubris of being 21."
One to Another (2006)
Eve and the Fire Horse (2006)
"The script's wry humour and Kwan's sure touch with her cast save it from becoming too sombre or too sentimental. In fact, she's created something rare: a family movie that makes keen observations about family life."
Red Without Blue (2007)
Colma: The Musical (2006)
My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2006)
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2007)
"The geographical shift from Tsai's familiar Taipei to his homeland of Malaysia results in both a revitalization of those elements and a new level of visual beauty. The stunning final shot makes it a masterpiece."
"It's impossible not to think of the many other 'green-card soldiers' -- desperate Latin Americans offered breaks on permanent resident status in exchange for military enlistment -- who've paid the highest price for a shot at a better life."
Cats of Mirikitani (2006)
"Her efforts, presented without even the faintest whiff of self-congratulation, yield revelation and real success, and keep The Cats of Mirikitani moving along a compelling and unpredictable trajectory."
Los Muertos (2004)