Gone Baby Gone (2007)
"A fascinating documentary made memorable not by its music but by its poignant portrait of a likable, if narrowly-focused, purist unwilling to compromise his values, regardless of its cost in terms of fame or his career. "
"A romantic comedy trading on Woody Allen's trademark themes, except substituting Chicago for New York as a backdrop and as the cinematic source of its inspiration. Too bad comedienne Sarah Silverman simply is no Diane Keaton. La-di-da... la-di-da... "
Freshman Orientation (2007)
"A genderbending teensploit turning on a clever twist of the genre's trademark theme. For while most makeover movies feature a female making herself more attractive, this flick has a male deliberately doing the opposite. "
Self Medicated (2006)
No End in Sight (2007)
"While this incriminating documentary makes a convincing case against the White House, it arrives a bit belatedly, at a juncture when John McCain is just about the only loyalist left still sipping the Bush Kool Aid. "
Black Sheep (1996)
"Relying on a daring script as executed by A-list actors, offers a potentially transformational experience for any inclined to contemplate an introspective, gut-wrenching meditation on the intractability of the legacy of slavery. "
Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)
The Tenants (2006)
Art School Confidential (2006)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
"Who knows whether Dan Brown was motivated by a distaste for Catholicism or merely by money? Regardless, it seems dishonest for him to foist his debunked heresies on the gullible, unsuspecting public as if they're the God's honest truth. "
95 Miles to Go (2004)
Daai si gin (Breaking News) (2006)
Glory Road (2006)
Nacho Libre (2006)
"A couple of hilarious, high attrition-rate horror parodies augmented by faux ads for four equally-outrageous releases, all adding up to a guaranteed treat for fans of those forgettable B-flicks of the Fifties. "
Reign Over Me (2007)
"A meanspirited mood piece which begs to be appreciated as a meditation on the psyche of post-9/11 America but resorts far too frequently to stock Sandler humor to be of any more consequence than The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore or even Billy Madison. "
Miles from Home (2006)
In the Mix (2005)
"Inspired as much by mobster comedies like Analyze This as by Romeo and Juliet interpretations like Romeo Must Die, this transparent tale makes light of cultural differences while taking its own sweet time to arrive at its happily-ever-after finale. "
Alone with Her (2007)
Children of Men (2006)
Déjà Vu (2006)
"This slight variation on the time travel theme will engage you to the extent that you are able to forgive a script which repeatedly relies on cartoon physics to explain away every improbable plot development "