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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
70/100
The Craft (1996)
The 1970s-style special effects do little to distract us from an uneven script, direction and performances. Yet there's enough here for us to hope it'll come together.
Posted Sep 30, 2009
2
90/100
This is both an entertaining old movie and a significant historical document. If you love film, then you must see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Posted Sep 29, 2009
3
40/100
4
71/100
Like Arctic Tale, this is a great looking and interesting view of nature. Also like that other 2007 film, Earth falls short of being truly memorable.
Posted Sep 14, 2009
5
71/100
Like Arctic Tale, this is a great looking and interesting view of nature. Also like that other 2007 film, Earth falls short of being truly memorable.
Posted Sep 14, 2009
6
74/100
American Son (2008)
The sort of movie that folks who are addicted to a Tom Cruise-style action sequence every three minutes might dismiss as one in which "nothing happens."
Posted Sep 8, 2009
7
71/100
Clearly, writer/director Greg Mottola has plenty of good ideas and an inclination toward quirky movies just slightly off-centre.
Posted Sep 1, 2009
8
93/100
9
89/100
Rashômon (1951)
a game-shifter that challenges all we think we know about truth
Posted Aug 25, 2009
10
76/100
District 9 (2009)
11
86/100
Damn Gud Fun
Posted Aug 23, 2009
12
71/100
The Soloist (2009)
While I admire filmmakers who navigate material like this without sentimentality, this film stands back just a bit too much and leaves us feeling like distant observers.
Posted Aug 13, 2009
13
82/100
14
82/100
15
86/100
2046 (2005)
16
62/100
The road to cinematic hell is paved with this sort of banal effort borne of bland good expectations.
Posted Jul 21, 2009
17
60/100
Even without the bad timing %u2013 a paean to debt and excess released a few months after the world's biggest financial meltdown since the 1920s %u2013 it still would not have worked.
Posted Jul 6, 2009
18
71/100
19
75/100
A Bug's Life (1998)
Promotes the classic American ethos of individualism without seeming preachy or narrow-minded, creating characters we enjoy, a story that's fun and visuals that sparkle.
Posted Jun 17, 2009
20
69/100
21
81/100
Defiance (2009)
That Edward Zwick made such an honest film about the Bielski brothers is a wonderful gift, even if it is likely to be underappreciated by audiences.
Posted Jun 17, 2009
22
65/100
23
86/100
Makes you wish the makers - and especially the funders - of today's overblown big budget thrillers could be made to learn from some of the finer thrillers of the 1970s.
Posted Jun 1, 2009
24
71/100
Taken (2009)
It's got all the attributes of a guilty pleasure - excitement, some undeniably enjoyable scenes and the absence of what it needs to be more memorable and more substantial.
Posted Jun 1, 2009
25
77/100
Might not be musical enough for some, and it's certainly not going to be substantial enough for some. But it's entertaining and more emotionally true than you might expect.
Posted May 13, 2009
26
64/100
The Broken (2008)
This film looks good, is capably acted and builds excellent atmosphere. And then it gets lost, and so do we.
Posted May 13, 2009
27
84/100
Roxanne (1987)
It's difficult to call a movie this light and insubstantial a classic, but it's as likeable as ever more than two decades after its initial release.
Posted May 7, 2009
28
68/100
What's most disappointing here is that Kevin James appears capable of far more rich and subtle comedy than he's ever likely to be part of in a Happy Madison production.
Posted May 7, 2009
29
82/100
The quintessential teen comedy, this is a movie that could and should serve as a model for movies of this sort in the future.
Posted May 7, 2009
30
70/100
Like April weather most places north of the Mediterranean, this one is lukewarm, at best.
Posted May 6, 2009
31
87/100
The Wrestler (2008)
Topping off an outstanding production, director Darren Aronofsky's ending to The Wrestler is sheer perfection.
Posted May 6, 2009
32
60/100
Passengers (2008)
Filmmakers have the power to change reality on us at their whim, but if they do so in ways that make us feel tricked and cheated, then this is an unforgiveable rip-off.
Posted May 6, 2009
33
36/100
It's just plain lazy (or incompetent or both) filmmaking from start to finish.
Posted Apr 27, 2009
34
86/100
Being There (1979)
If you are going to see only one Peter Sellers movie, see Dr. Strangelove, but if you're going to see two, then Being There also belongs on your must-see list.
Posted Apr 27, 2009
35
89/100
Screenwriters and directors can turn to this classic film for a primer on how to create incredible tension and horror far in excess of what we actually see onscreen.
Posted Apr 27, 2009
36
48/100
First Sunday (2008)
37
83/100
Frost/Nixon (2008)
Clearly the work of a mature filmmaker, one with the patience and self confidence to make a smart film whose success is largely in the hands of its talented cast.
Posted Apr 22, 2009
38
71/100
The sort of movie that will do a perfectly acceptable job of filling an evening that otherwise might be empty (or, God forbid %u2013 one that cries out for reading a good book).
Posted Apr 22, 2009
39
48/100
40
73/100
By risking the alienation of formula fans, screenwriter Paul Haggis and director Tony Goldwyn have taken a chance and given us a small gift.
Posted Apr 20, 2009
41
73/100
It amounts to less than the sum of its artfully conceived parts but remains a nice and visually interesting film.
Posted Apr 8, 2009
42
69/100
Marley & Me (2008)
The conclusion transforms at least this part of the film from sappy romance to beautifully authentic meditation on life, death and a family's love for its long-time loyal dog.
Posted Apr 8, 2009
43
64/100
Given that Sandler's main appeal has always been to the 12-year-old in all of us, it probably makes sense for him to aim his movies directly at that age group.
Posted Apr 6, 2009
44
85/100
Doubt (2008)
The acting talent in evidence here is astounding and nobody, absolutely nobody puts her or his performance ahead of everyone else.
Posted Apr 6, 2009
45
79/100
Bolt (2008)
So much fun, you might be tempted to conclude that Disney's acquisition of the amazing Pixar team has inspired the already in-house Disney team to new heights.
Posted Mar 25, 2009
46
89/100
I'm all for scepticism over the latest 'hot' movie; the really great ones effortlessly blow such scepticism out of the water. This film most certainly does that.
Posted Mar 25, 2009
47
77/100
When the time comes for resolution, writer/ director Mark Herman suddenly delivers the unexpected; he does not sell out.
Posted Mar 23, 2009
48
78/100
Few actors could have pulled off this role successfully, as it requires great energy, charisma and depth to make Poppy credible and so much more than first impressions.
Posted Mar 23, 2009
49
74/100
Australia (2008)
Sometimes seems to be overwhelmed by Baz Luhrmann's excess, but the strength of his vision, the appeal of his visuals and the skill of his actors keep the film from capsizing.
Posted Mar 22, 2009
50
63/100
Seven Pounds (2008)
A clumsily melodramatic movie that tells us too much too soon and forces us to sit through endless morose vacuousness.
Posted Mar 10, 2009