DVD Review

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Rating Title/Year Author
Tracks (1976) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Jaglom seems unable to decide whether he wants it to be a character mosaic or a psychological nightmare ... EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2017
Spread (2009) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Ashton Kutcher is unwilling (or unable) to make himself the object of the same judgmental lens through which he has "Punk'd" other celebrities. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2009
Brüno (2009) Felix Gonzalez Jr. For all of its button-pushing, the end result is almost as superficial as its egocentric hero. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2009
Two Girls and a Guy (1997) Felix Gonzalez Jr. As a serio-comedy, it only half succeeds. The laughs are well earned, but the attempts at serious romantic analysis fall short of poignancy. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2009
Fire and Ice (1983) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Its ambiguously gay villain notwithstanding, Fire and Ice just doesn't hold the weight, either visually or thematically, that its creators probably hoped it would. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2009
Camille (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. The only people who might enjoy it are necrophiliacs--or masochists. Either way, they have issues. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2009
() Felix Gonzalez Jr. If you can forgive the occasional convolution, you may find something to enjoy here. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2009
Surveillance (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. It is staggering to think that a film could be so horrifically nihilistic and so painfully boring at the same time, but Lynch has done it. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2009
Fighting (2009) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Fighting consistently feels like a patchwork of better movies without their excitement or rooting interest in character. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2009
The Last House on the Left (2009) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... superior [to the original] in that it makes clear the conflicting justification and degradation of the retaliation, establishing a grayer level of morality. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2009
The Soloist (2009) Felix Gonzalez Jr. When [Catherine] Keener's Mary Weston suggests that Lopez may be exploiting Ayers, it is tempting to wonder how the filmmakers would react to the same accusation. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2009
Repulsion (1965) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Repulsion wastes no time before plunging its audience into the frighteningly disturbed mindset of its central character. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2009
Children of the Corn (1984) Felix Gonzalez Jr. How Children of the Corn continues to be so successful and popular 25 years after its release still remains a mystery .... EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2009
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) Felix Gonzalez Jr. What truly makes [the film] so detestable is its disingenuous attempt to justify itself with a tacked-on call for acceptance of all people and lifestyles. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2009
() Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... King betrays his own objective to make a classical thriller and succumbs to the standard triteness of direct-to-DVD schlock. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2009
Fast Company (1979) Felix Gonzalez Jr. There is nothing particularly memorable about Fast Company, even at the most superficial level. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2009
Inside Man (2006) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... remains consistently watchable as a mechanical exercise. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2009
Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... like a morbidly sick Looney Tunes short with its cartoon heroes struggling impotently to keep hold of a hot potato. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2009
() Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... a fantastic series that wonderfully showcases the improvisational talents of its many stars. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2009
() Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... whether or not these 10 episodes truly are the best the series has to offer is impossible to critique ... but I can attest that what is presented here is very funny. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2009
Revolutionary Road (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. It plays like Douglas Sirk without the irony. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2009
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Felix Gonzalez Jr. It reaches a level of mediocrity that leaves the previous entries in the dust .... EDIT
Posted May 12, 2009
2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Felix Gonzalez Jr. The philosophy here is when you can't make high art, make high trash. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2009
The Fast and the Furious (2001) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... when characters are not racing at breakneck speed, the movie as a whole ceases to move. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2009
8 Mile (2002) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... Rocky with a rap beat .... EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2009
Quantum of Solace (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. If only [Bond] had a villain as self-reflective as Heath Ledger's Joker to ask 'Why so serious?' EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2009
Pinocchio (1940) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Pinocchio is above all a cautionary story of the dangers that lurk beyond the comforting arms of the family. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2009
Changeling (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. The film ... becomes more of an examination of ... the misogynistic contrivances movie heroines have consistently been put through for audience entertainment. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2009
Stairway to Heaven (1946) Felix Gonzalez Jr. In spite of its thematic bleakness, A Matter of Life and Death succeeds in being a sparkling fantasy picture .... EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2009
Age of Consent (1969) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Age of Consent is never as provocative or engrossing as it should be, but there is enough of interest (especially Mirren) to make it worth a look. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2009
I Am Legend (2007) Felix Gonzalez Jr. There are some good points, but there are too many ineffectual aspects that keep I Am Legend from being the sophisticated film it was clearly meant to be. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2009
Eagle Eye (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. This is nobody's idea of an intelligent political thriller (or satire), but it is an orgy for the senses. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2009
Coach Carter (2005) Felix Gonzalez Jr. How terribly ironic that the story of an educator who dared to challenge the mental capacity of his students can produce a film that so shamelessly spoon-feeds its audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2008
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) Felix Gonzalez Jr. The film should be approached ... less as delirious exploitation and more as a maturing director's next evolution .... EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2008
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. What is most remarkable about this film is the fidelity it retains to Seuss' work and intentions. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2008
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Felix Gonzalez Jr. It could have been great. But it's just okay. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2008
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. It's a little like holiday leftovers--still warm and filling but not as fresh or tasty as the first Christmas Day meal. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2008
Tropic Thunder (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... it attacks celebrity culture and the excesses of Hollywood filmmaking ... with a wink and slap on the back, celebrating that same culture as much as it ridicules it. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2008
() Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... a show that gets to the heart and the contradiction of the American spirit--it celebrates our commonality by reveling in our diversity. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2008
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. With by-the-numbers characters and only a marginally interesting setup, however, even younger viewers may grow impatient as the film makes its way to a pretty good climax. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2008
() Felix Gonzalez Jr. Faerie Tale Theatre is as variable and eccentric as its creator, and that is just one reason why it is still so well loved. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2008
Mother of Tears (2007) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... Argento's nightmare vision is vivid enough to overcome the weaker aspects and make this a commendable, if not entirely satisfying, closing to his supernatural trilogy. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2008
Virgin Territory (2007) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... somehow manages not only to not be sexy, but neither witty nor engaging on any level. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2008
Smart People (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... a deadly dull narrative about four depressed stereotypes who spend an hour and a half going from unhappy to slightly less unhappy. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2008
I Don't Kiss (1991) Felix Gonzalez Jr. The director's detached approach is entirely appropriate here in order to convey how disconnected the characters are from each other and from the rest of society. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2008
Hôtel des Amériques (1981) Felix Gonzalez Jr. Techine's observant, emotionally detached approach to storytelling ... at times seems counterintuitive in this particular movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2008
Wild Reeds (1994) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... Techine examines the emotional changes of his young protagonists with sensitivity and understanding. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2008
Ma Saison Preferee (1993) Felix Gonzalez Jr. The film captures the joys and pains of real family life, never romanticizing them, and always presenting them with great perception and truthfulness. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2008
Heathers (1989) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... the film paints high school as a veritable hell where the only way to alleviate suffering is by making others suffer more. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2008
The Bank Job (2008) Felix Gonzalez Jr. ... by turns funny and suspenseful, and just a tad trashy in its speculations. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2008