A Dangerous Method (2011)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Isle Of Dogs (2014)
"Fans of arch dialogue (Howard chews the considerable scenery in a monologue about dogs, bitches, and loyalty) and those who know their giallo (there's a wonderfully voyeuristic stalk and slash scene) will not be disappointed. "
The Trouble with the Truth (2012)
"Directed with the usual sledgehammer hand of actioneer Roland Emmerich, the purple prose of the Elizabethan poet is mauled into the blue balls of Queen Elizabeth's suitors as the not-so-virgin Queen reigns supreme in the halls of shame. "
"There was too much slapstick for my personal taste, but the people are endearing, the mechanization of the action is soufflé light, and the color, cinematography and overall awe-factor are undeniably captivating."
"Director Jan Kounen's complex, considered style brings to mind the '70s-era work of Bertolucci or Bergman; little is explained, but all is shown %u2014 this is definitely a coffee, pie and conversation-after type film."
Robin Hood (2010)
"Who doesn't smile at the thought of the tale of rollicking Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and the Merry Men? I can name a couple: Director Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe. This dour duo bring a heretofore unexplored gloom and doom to the age-old fable."
When You're Strange (2010)
"My eyes were like saucers at the sight of Jim Morrison in all his splendor in never-before-seen 35mm outtakes from the 1969 experimental short film HWY."
"Armored is tense, often gory, and quite arresting in that director Nimrod Antal does a grand job of building the characters up."
"Unfortunately, Ink's too-long running time and acting-class cast fade out any lasting impressions. I am, however, looking forward to seeing a more succinct but hopefully equally as visually impressive future feature from the director."
A l'aventure (2009)
"À l'aventure is a completely forgettable but not altogether bad erotic tale following the sexual (and very talky) self-discovery journey of young, beautiful and bored Sandrine."
"With the use of Sahara dry satirical wit and subtle, whip-smart mockery, (Untitled) sends up the pretension of the art world with love."
Whip It (2009)
"Actor Ellen Page can do no wrong. Unfortunately director Drew Barrymore, screenwriter Shauna Cross, and cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman can."
Youth in Revolt (2010)
"Director Miguel Arteta can't quite keep all the balls in the air long enough to sustain the film's running time, but he does manage a bang-up ending that's worth the wait."
"While I can't say Bronson is - to lean on a running gag of the movie's - "my cuppa tea," I can't say it isn't art either."
"It's not only a super cute adventure, perfectly appropriate for kids of all ages, but the vocal talent is a bountiful buffet, to say the least."
The Informant! (2009)
"All the ins and outs of the conference-room falsehoods and the jet-setting subterfuge are fun to follow, but it's really the acting, characters, and cleverly interwoven backdrops which make the flick stick."
500 Days of Summer (2009)
"It's all about the architecture of love."
It Might Get Loud (2009)
"I was wowed by the unprecedented access to these men and the unconventional take on them as musicians."
The International (2009)
"Tykwer brings his already masterful command of chase- and fight-sequences to an art form."
Bride Wars (2009)
"Blu-ray disc review."
"Blu-ray disc review."
Sleep Dealer (2009)
"It's a good story and is well-acted and nicely shot, but its pace is disappointingly plodding."
Alien Trespass (2009)
"Everything is perfected to the letter, but it lacks the oomph of homage movies like Pleasantville, or the fun irony of social satires like Fido."
"Moon is definitely one of the better science fiction movies to come out since Children of Men and Sunshine."
American Swing (2009)
"Can't get it up."
Quantum of Solace (2008)
"Blu-ray, if you have the most up-to-date monitor and sound-system, really helps Bond pop off the screen. The sound, colors, and shadows are dazzling and even better than the movie theater (no distortion)."
"Religulous is an unapologetically one-sided film, but if you're on that side, you'll definitely find it entertaining."
"Sweeping and emotionally manipulative, Australia is hokey and hooking, just like a good, old-fashioned soap opera epic should be."
Bangkok Dangerous (1999)
"The movie, about a top-notch hitman who takes on an apprentice, starts off promisingly enough but winds up bleeding out about halfway through."
"A Matter of Life and Death / Age of Consent Michael Powell Collector's edition review."
Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
"It's Daniel Craig as I've never seen him, baring all in every conceivable way. Joe Scott isn't an easy individual to play, but [he] transcends his cardboard cutout characteristics."
Filth and Wisdom (2008)
Burn After Reading (2008)
"Burn After Reading is a crime comedy-of-errors that's pretty much flawless."
"The documentary, narrated by Johnny Depp, keeps the action moving along, even when there are only audio recording or still photos available to illustrate points - it's visually arresting as well as attention-grabbing."
" If you love the '70s, and especially if you're a fan of sexploitation comedies like The Happy Hooker or today's me-generation throwbacks like CBS's Swingtown, then you absolutely cannot miss seeing Viva."
Vantage Point (2008)
"It's a lot like Memento meets 24... in a good way."
"The tale is told from the point of view of the man, which is an intriguing tack, but sadly, the sordid story unravels slowly and surprisingly tediously, considering all the emotional interplay, intrigue, gore, and gratuitous sex - I was bored beyond belie"
Quid Pro Quo (2008)
Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008)
"The DVD extras are fully locked, loaded, poised and nocked with info on the weaponry, Stallone talking about the inspiration for the story and the struggle to make sure that Rambo had a redeeming quality or two, plus hints about a possible sequel."
"In a summertime sea of superheroes, Indy emerges once again the coolest crusader of them all."
"Packed with calculated action, obvious one-liners, and pins and tumblers that fall magically into place at just the right moments, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets is a must-see for fans of the original."
I'm Not There (2007)
"A true art film stuffed with substance and subtext, I'm Not There is a rare and refreshing cinematic experience indeed."
Southland Tales (2007)
"A [cool] futuristic ensemble scifi dramedy with a musical twist."
"Enchanted manages to be a really cute comedy without being too cutesy."
"A bloated actioner."