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Rating Title/Year Author
9/10 Superman Returns (2006) Matthew Wanniski It ranks among the best superhero films I've ever seen. The script carefully balances heart with humor, and all the drama, action, suspense, and romance we've come to expect from a blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2006
9/10 Wordplay (2006) Matthew Wanniski "Wordplay" is a welcome break from the monotony of the over-hyped, over-blown, sequel-itis of summertime cinema, a film that celebrates the gravitational pull of language and the connections that it brings. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2006
7/10 A Prairie Home Companion (2006) Matthew Wanniski Although it strives to be upbeat, "A Prairie Home Companion" is at heart a rather melancholy ode to the people, places, and things we've lost, begging us to appreciate what we have while we have it. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2006
5/10 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Matthew Wanniski Their film lacks the heart, soul, and brains of the earlier films and ends with little resolution of the issues it introduces. Lame action scenes, trite dialogue, and a head-scratching finale, combined with a serious lack of cinematic imagination make for EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2006
5.5/10 The Da Vinci Code (2006) Matthew Wanniski Where did director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman go wrong? It`s hard to say. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2006
3/10 Poseidon (2006) Matthew Wanniski The only time I felt any emotion whatsoever was when the rogue wave first makes its entrance. It is impressive indeed, jaw-dropping even...Sadly, the rest of the film feels terribly anticlimactic and at times even boring, which makes it a real disaster. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2006
3/10 Master of the Crimson Armor (2005) Matthew Wanniski I can't recall ever being so let down by a martial arts film. If there ever was a film that deserved a money-back guarantee, this is it. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2006
9/10 United 93 (2006) Matthew Wanniski I have the freedom -- the luxury, even -- to see whatever I want to see and write about whatever I want to write about, but this wasn`t a question of what I wanted to see. It was about what I needed to see. Why? Because we promised ourselves "we will neve EDIT
Posted May 8, 2006
4.5/10 American Dreamz (2006) Matthew Wanniski A satire that hits all the wrong notes -- the joke is on us, the movie-going public. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2006
7.5/10 When Do We Eat? (2005) Matthew Wanniski Who knew a commemoration of suffering could be so entertaining? EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2006
6.5/10 Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Matthew Wanniski It is still entertaining, but it definitely suffers from a "sophomore slump." Blue Sky is a very talented outfit, but it seems unable to recapture all the magic of their first major effort. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2006
8.5/10 Thank You for Smoking (2005) Matthew Wanniski The film is light-heartedly absurd, witty and a very clever satire. It provides a wealth of amusing truths about the tobacco debate, where both sides - the tobacco conglomerates and anti-smokers alike - intentionally or not, obfuscate the facts... EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2006
8/10 V for Vendetta (2006) Matthew Wanniski This is not your traditional comic book-based film. It is far more original and daring, a classic in its own way, and deeply relevant to any age. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2006
2/10 The Libertine (2005) Matthew Wanniski It is a tedious bore and an unapologetically lecherous piece of work, infatuated with its subject to an embarrassing degree and ultimately pointless in its execution. Rather than "the most controversial film of the year," it is instead one of the worst. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2006
9/10 Munich (2005) Matthew Wanniski A History of Violence, Spielberg-Style EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2006
8.5/10 King Kong (2005) Matthew Wanniski Going Bananas for the Big Ape EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2005
9/10 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Roaring Good Morality Tale EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2005
2/10 Aeon Flux (2005) Matthew Wanniski Aeon Flops EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2005
9/10 Walk the Line (2005) Matthew Wanniski Phoenix and Witherspoon Burn Up the Screen EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2005
4/10 The Passenger (1975) Matthew Wanniski An incomplete puzzle of a picture EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2005
8/10 Jarhead (2005) Matthew Wanniski Marching Through the Deserts of a Soldier's Soul EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2005
6 The Weather Man (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Flawed Film About Flawed Lives EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
9 Must Love Dogs (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Winning, Lighthearted Romantic Comedy EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
5 Dark Water (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Dreary, Psychological "Horror" Story EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
9 2046 (2004) Matthew Wanniski Time Stands Still EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
7 Broken Flowers (2005) Matthew Wanniski A lethargic, spare, and meditative piece on the fleeting nature of time and relationships EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
6 The Great Raid (2005) Matthew Wanniski Fine History, Less So in the Telling EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
9.5 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Musician on the Margin EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
5 The Brothers Grimm (2005) Matthew Wanniski Read the Book Instead EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
4 War of the Worlds (2005) Matthew Wanniski Tom Cruise in a Big, Loud Letdown EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
8 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Nutty Confection from Burton and Depp EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
8 Sky High (2005) Matthew Wanniski Disney's Super Family Film EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
4 Valiant (2005) Matthew Wanniski Disney's Animated Pigeon... Poops EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
8 Everything Is Illuminated (2005) Matthew Wanniski Past is Present EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
4 Two for the Money (2005) Matthew Wanniski Pacino Goes All In, But Can't Pull Off a Win EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
9.5 Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Matthew Wanniski The "Gold Standard" of Journalism EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
7.5 Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) Matthew Wanniski Heart-Warming Family Entertainment EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2005
9/10 Batman Begins (2005) Matthew Wanniski Batman as "Compassionate" Terrorist EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2005
9.5/10 Cinderella Man (2005) Matthew Wanniski An Inspiring Underdog Story EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2005
6/10 The Longest Yard (2005) Matthew Wanniski Fun on the Fifty-yard Line EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2005
8/10 Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005) Matthew Wanniski "The Force" is with George Lucas EDIT
Posted May 27, 2005
6.5/10 The Interpreter (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Taut Political Thriller at Turtle Bay EDIT
Posted May 19, 2005
6/10 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Matthew Wanniski Careening Gleefully Through the Cosmos EDIT
Posted May 19, 2005
9.5/10 Crash (2004) Matthew Wanniski A Great Film - and That's No Accident EDIT
Posted May 19, 2005
6/10 Kicking & Screaming (2005) Matthew Wanniski Scoring points with kids and parents alike EDIT
Posted May 19, 2005
6.5/10 Sahara (2005) Matthew Wanniski Fun and thrills with "Indiana Bond" EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2005
6/10 Sin City (2005) Matthew Wanniski Violence + Bruce Willis = Catalog of Horrors EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2005
7/10 The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) Matthew Wanniski A Dylanesque Tale, Mundane & Sublime EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2005
8/10 Robots (2005) Matthew Wanniski Animated adventure, a visual treat EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2005
9/10 Millions (2004) Matthew Wanniski An Imaginative Gem Not to be Missed EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2005