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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
76/100
If it wasn't following such an excellent 21st Bond movie, it would be considered a big step forward. Instead, it'll settle for the more modest label of "another good one."
Posted Mar 4, 2009
2
87/100
Jonathan Demme has struck a brilliant balance here, delivering a film that looks, sounds and feels painfully honest, while making it entertaining as well as deeply truthful.
Posted Mar 2, 2009
3
59/100
The Lodger (2009)
Burdened by a cliche-ridden burnt-out-cop movie screenplay and over-the-top performances that don't mesh, this is a thriller that doesn't thrill as much as it irritates.
Posted Mar 2, 2009
4
52/100
Vibes (1988)
5
90/100
Reminds us of how truly brilliant filmmaking needs none of the technology and bombast Hollywood has come to depend on.
Posted Feb 26, 2009
6
75/100
Primal Fear (1996)
Exhibits many of the genre's common weaknesses, but the fine acting of Edward Norton, Laura Linney and Richard Gere enables us to forgive them.
Posted Feb 25, 2009
7
73/100
If you take away comparisons with the original, it's a reasonably solid, if flawed, crime thriller; but it does shrink into the shadow cast by its vastly superior predecessor.
Posted Feb 23, 2009
8
80/100
I am no great fan of sequels, and am especially suspicious of movies that try to cross-over between adult and child audiences. But this one won me over early on.
Posted Feb 22, 2009
9
53/100
Wedding Daze (2006)
10
71/100
11
91/100
Fascinates us in an almost perverse way, gripping us with its tension, thrilling us with its action, and troubling us with its dystopic view of American society circa 1971.
Posted Feb 20, 2009
12
75/100
Top Secret! (1984)
Memorable both for its spoofing of a wacky combination of Elvis movies, spy movies and Second World War intrigue films and for the fact that it's Val Kilmer's film debut.
Posted Feb 18, 2009
13
77/100
Frozen River (2008)
While it's no crowd-pleaser, Frozen River is powerfully honest stripped-down filmmaking.
Posted Feb 16, 2009
14
60/100
Quarantine (2008)
We are saddled with the limitations of the 'found' film premise - seemingly endless screaming and scrabbling around in the dark, filmed from just a single angle.
Posted Feb 16, 2009
15
68/100
Body of Lies (2008)
For those of us who want movies to be about something and not just empty action with minimal shallow 'moral of the story' tacked on, Body of Lies is a disappointment.
Posted Feb 15, 2009
16
72/100
It's as if the filmmakers are too nervous about making a mistake, so consistently take the safe path, draining the movie of colour and leaving us sympathetic but uninspired.
Posted Feb 15, 2009
17
72/100
Changeling (2008)
The story's impact is reduced by the filmmakers' decision to make everyone who is part of 'the system' not just complicit in the conspiracy, but also lacking humanity.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
18
64/100
How do you sum up a movie that's really quite awful yet helped define a filmmaking era?
Posted Feb 13, 2009
19
67/100
The makings of an uncompromising, razor sharp satire were gathered together here. That the resulting movie slips off track as much as it does is particularly disappointing.
Posted Feb 12, 2009
20
83/100
Even if you share my substantial concerns over what it says about American society today, you'll find it difficult to dislike this razor sharp, wry and troubling show.
Posted Feb 11, 2009
21
81/100
The Visitor (2008)
The astonishing sensitivity with which Richard Jenkins approaches his role is nicely complimented by the performances of other cast members.
Posted Feb 10, 2009
22
63/100
Even if you are rooting for this film to succeed, you find yourself sitting through the tear-jerking part of the movie without feeling terribly wrapped up in it.
Posted Feb 10, 2009
23
73/100
It's refreshing to see images that are uncommon in mainstream kids movies, especially when this Chinese creativity is so full of colour and vitality.
Posted Feb 10, 2009
24
76/100
25
70/100
26
46/100
The Auteur (2008)
27
57/100
28
81/100
This is a quirky, often quite sardonic little film that starts off as a mild and witty comedy before shifting gears and becoming almost James Bond-like.
Posted Feb 3, 2009
29
70/100
30
66/100
Five (1951)
Interesting in many ways, like its director (Arch Oboler), Five falls short of really hitting home.
Posted Feb 1, 2009
31
82/100
Filled with likeable characters, smart dialogue and cool indie music, it's good natured, hilarious and an outstanding romantic comedy that makes you wish you could be there.
Posted Jan 31, 2009
32
75/100
Pretty Woman (1990)
Against all odds, the presence of the incomparable Julia Roberts makes this a damn enjoyable career-defining film for Garry Marshall, and a guilty pleasure for movie lovers.
Posted Jan 31, 2009
33
65/100
Blindness (2008)
It's as if director Fernando Meirelles got so wrapped up in the desolation of his story that he neglected to do anything meaningful with it.
Posted Jan 30, 2009
34
66/100
More notable for what it isn't than what it is, it's one of the gangly middle children of the Disney animation family, not quite sure how to fit in, or even if it's valued.
Posted Jan 30, 2009
35
62/100
Ask ten people who've seen this movie what the title's "miracle" is referring to, and you'll get a couple of different guesses and a whole lot of blank stares and shrugs.
Posted Jan 28, 2009
36
44/100
Meet Dave (2008)
If you think Eddie Murphy lost his mojo about 20 years ago and has been lacking clear comedic judgment ever since, then you've got to see this for confirmation. Or maybe not.
Posted Jan 27, 2009
37
65/100
Mirrors (2008)
When we should be feeling fascinated by the unfolding mystery and creeped out by things acting up nastily, we instead find ourselves thinking too much and asking questions.
Posted Jan 27, 2009
38
85/100
This is a movie by and for the actors, especially for Kate Winslet, whose prodigious talents are well used throughout this bleak, troubling and powerful drama.
Posted Jan 26, 2009
39
84/100
Mary Poppins (1964)
Arguably, it already seemed dated by the early 1970s, within a decade of its 1964 release. Yet still, somehow, the substantial charms of Mary Poppins live on.
Posted Jan 23, 2009
40
44/100
College (2008)
If you hear someone deriding Superbad for being unoriginal or derivative, sit them in front of College. If they can't tell the difference, they're a lost cause.
Posted Jan 22, 2009
41
66/100
As a thriller, it's passable, but at what point do we say to director Neil LaBute, "Enough already with the misogynistic themes"?
Posted Jan 21, 2009
42
64/100
Now and again, the humour is quite effective and the spoof of RV road warriors hits the mark, but more often, the jokes are higher on energy than they are on laugh generation.
Posted Jan 20, 2009
43
63/100
While it's been a long time since I trashed the original Stargate movie, I must say that this latest incarnation leaves me about equally cold.
Posted Jan 20, 2009
44
74/100
The Wackness (2008)
Dumb title? Certainly. Perfectly proportioned? Nope. True-to-life? Certainly not. An enjoyably quirky indie comedy? You bet.
Posted Jan 19, 2009
45
61/100
Gospel Hill (2008)
It's hard to say harsh things about a movie as earnest and well intentioned as Gospel Hill. But we've got to do what we've got to do, now, don't we?
Posted Jan 19, 2009
46
66/100
I hope nobody misunderstands when I say: Steve Martin, you are no Peter Sellers. And while I'm at it; Shawn Levy, you are no Blake Edwards.
Posted Jan 16, 2009
47
75/100
A handful of TV series have moved from lengthy small screen runs to the big screen; few can match The X-Files in consistent quality and ability to engage its audience.
Posted Jan 14, 2009
48
74/100
In addition to being fascinating and exciting, City of Ember invites its young viewers to constantly ask questions and never give up.
Posted Jan 13, 2009
49
61/100
Space Chimps (2008)
It's likely that few people will ever even notice the success it might have been or the unremarkable failure it turned out to be.
Posted Jan 12, 2009
50
63/100
Babylon A.D. (2008)
With bland protagonists and power figures unpleasant enough for us to want them out of our sight more than we want them defeated, it doesn't do much to hold our interest.
Posted Jan 12, 2009