Happily N'ever After (2006)
"Nothing much of any import or interest happens to get us to the end we predicted within the first two minutes, so if for some masochistic reason you do let your kid drag you to this, this would be a good time to catch a nap."
The Dead Girl (2006)
"I fully expect a lot of folks to dismiss this film as violent and misogynistic, and looking at it just on the surface, it would be tempting to do so -- and it would also be completely missing the point."
Children of Men (2006)
"Where some directors might have opted for making a sci-fi action film with flashy chase scenes, nifty futuristic special effects and gadgetry, and artsy camera angles, Cuarón ... holds up a mirror to our own worldview, reflecting back to us what we bring"
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
"Smith carries the weight of the film rather well on his broad shoulders, with a soul-felt performance that makes you feel kicked in the gut every time another lousy thing happens to this nice, hard-working, devoted dad."
Charlotte's Web (2006)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
"... Gibson's directorial efforts have been fairly blood-soaked historical exercises -- and Apocalyto isn't just more of the same, it's entirely too much of the same. ... Apocalypto is a career-ending flop, and easily the worst movie of 2006."
The Fountain (2006)
Deck the Halls (2006)
Déjà Vu (2006)
Fast Food Nation (2006)
Happy Feet (2006)
A Good Year (2006)
Saw III (2006)
The Queen (2006)
"It is Mirren's fine performance that carries this film to the level of art. It takes guts to portray a living figurehead like Queen Elizabeth II, and Mirren captures her essence without ever stooping to caricature."
Man of the Year (2006)
"Outsourced is a light, charming film that addresses the issue of outsourcing from a perspective a lot of Americans have probably never considered: That of the third world workers who both benefit from and are exploited by businesses seeking higher profits"
Blood Tea and Red String (2006)
Open Season (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
2 A.M. (2006)
Fay Grim (2007)
"Director Ray Lawrence captures in Jindabyne both the intimacy of the lives of married people and the broader fabric of a community -- and the soap-bubble fragility of our perceptions of our lovers, friends and neighbors."
Man Push Cart (2006)
Little Children (2006)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
The Italian (2007)
"The beauty of Babel is how Iñnáritu weaves all these pieces together to create a unified picture of how language, communication barriers and cultural differences divide us, while simultaneously showing us the commonalities ..."
Red Doors (2005)
"You don't have to be Asian-American to appreciate the Wongs with all their flaws and missteps; this could be your family, or the family of anyone you know, and in that way the film crosses that invisible genre line in the sand."
Shi gan (Time) (2007)
"Candy doesn't just accidentally fall into addiction, she takes that path deliberately and doesn't want to get off the train, and we're never really given a reason to understand the whys and wherefores of her actions."
This Is England (2007)
For Your Consideration (2006)
Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
"The great tragedy underlying the story of Father O'Grady is how many children might not have been victims, had Cardinal Roger Mahoney ... been more interested in protecting the children residing in his diocese rather than furthering his own ascendancy wit"
The Italian (2007)
"Summercamp! is a peek at what summer camp is really like for these kids, but it's honesty and its heart are ultimately what take it beyond mere documentation and into intimate and well-done documentary storytelling."
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Lights in the Dusk (2007)