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Apollo Guide

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
86/100
Regardless of what one thinks of David Lean and his old fashioned style, the results here - save perhaps for the casting of Alec Guinness as a Hindu professor - are exquisite.
Posted Apr 24, 2008
2
72/100
First Knight (1995)
While director Jerry Zucker seems to have been intent on dragging the film to the mushy middle, it's still more entertaining than most comparable Middle Ages-set movies.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
3
71/100
Awfully uneven, sometimes not funny at all, but John C. Reilly is so goofily sincere and Jake Kasdan and Judd Apatow include enough comedic gems to make it worthwhile.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
4
75/100
The story nicely interweaves the legend of the Loch Ness monster with a tale of childhood angst, wartime drama and adventure.
Posted Apr 17, 2008
5
81/100
Burton took on a risky proposition when he chose to bring Sweeney Todd to the screen. While the result doesn't knock my socks off, it's plenty good enough to report that the risk paid off.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
6
88/100
Retains the Coen brothers' trademark quirkiness, and it certainly goes all out. But it's also subtle in ways we haven't seen before.
Posted Apr 15, 2008
7
77/100
A skilfully made and subtly powerful film, with a disarmingly human protagonist whose efforts seem all the more real, given his weaknesses and the movie's authentic feel.
Posted Apr 9, 2008
8
76/100
Enchanted (2007)
It may not win over diehard Disney haters, and it doesn't qualify as great filmmaking, but I bet kids will be enjoying this one for decades to come.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
9
70/100
Bee Movie (2007)
Without a particularly strong storyline and loaded with only modestly enjoyable gags, it putts along like a familiar old jalopy, reasonably likeable if eminently forgettable.
Posted Apr 1, 2008
10
89/100
Juno (2007)
Sweet, perceptive, sharp and near-perfect, Juno is a memorable film that will still be great viewing decades after its release.
Posted Mar 31, 2008
11
69/100
Writer/ director Peter Hedges likes to touch on deeper emotional truths, but he doesn't have the courage to really probe his characters' struggles in a meaningful way.
Posted Mar 26, 2008
12
75/100
A nice-enough Disney feature that some consider an under-appreciated classic and others view as a movie that's distinguished only by the inclusion of a handful of cool jazz tunes.
Posted Mar 20, 2008
13
85/100
Sean Penn deserves huge credit for the gentle hand he has used in telling this incredible story.
Posted Mar 19, 2008
14
61/100
Funny Games (2008)
Michael Haneke has made a film that's neither smart nor powerful, but instead just miserable and disrespectful of its audience, and nothing more.
Posted Mar 7, 2008
15
76/100
Less than profound, but consistently honest, Things We Lost in the Fire is neither triumphant nor great, but it is meaningful.
Posted Feb 25, 2008
16
74/100
Penelope (2006)
If you're looking for something a little bit offbeat, Penelope won't send you diving out any windows to escape its quirky humour and gentle moralizing.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
17
66/100
If you're prepared to sit through a lot of mediocrity in search of a few worthwhile moments and a couple of actors who rise above the material, then you might be satisfied.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
18
76/100
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Posted Feb 19, 2008
19
57/100
20
85/100
21
71/100
22
60/100
23
84/100
24
3.5/4
Hulk (2003)
The only Ang Lee film where he shows even a modicum of originality in his direction or any real personality or interesting visual flair.
Posted Jan 16, 2008
25
55/100
26
85/100
Control (2007)
27
71/100
Juno (2007)
28
66/100
29
76/100
30
58/100
31
67/100
32
82/100
33
62/100
34
68/100
35
58/100
I Am Legend (2007)
36
70/100
37
72/100
Arctic Tale (2007)
Well intentioned, spectacularly filmed, and packing a vital message, Arctic Tale is worthwhile, even if its old style presentation leaves us less than thrilled.
Posted Dec 19, 2007
38
69/100
Atonement (2007)
39
54/100
The Nines (2007)
40
76/100
As with many icons, the substance amounts to much less than its familiarity, but this is still worthwhile entertainment of an escapist, light and nostalgic sort.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
41
76/100
Fido (2007)
Cute and witty, if a bit too dependent on its delightfully goofy storyline gimmick.
Posted Nov 8, 2007
42
78/100
Given Sarah Silverman's style - smart, taboo-challenging, rude and non-conformist - it's no surprise that her television sit-com is something of an acquired taste.
Posted Oct 29, 2007
43
55/100
Is it dramatically worse than other run-of-the-mill horror/mysteries? Nope. But that's hardly a ringing endorsement.
Posted Oct 26, 2007
44
73/100
Pleasant but insubstantial, and with characters whose eccentricities feel just a tad forced and artificial, this is a mild diversion of a film.
Posted Oct 26, 2007
45
43/100
Caligula (1979)
Simply a curiosity, a laughable relic of a failed effort to bring explicit sex movies to the masses.
Posted Oct 23, 2007
46
60/100
Let's call this one 'Vampire Movies for Dummies', complete with our hero (John Hartnett) having the job of solemnly stating the obvious as a pseudo narrator.
Posted Oct 22, 2007
47
83/100
Has numerous levels that go far beyond a whodunit, asking us to look at familial ties, gender roles and relations, and the interactions of military and civilian worlds.
Posted Oct 21, 2007
48
86/100
You'd be hard pressed to find a movie that's sexier, or sadder. It's a tragic film that's highly successful as both a wartime thriller and a tale of doomed love
Posted Oct 20, 2007
49
61/100
Neither perceptive nor authentic, it lacks genuine humour and shows what an overwritten and under-funny script, put in the hands of immature actors, can produce.
Posted Oct 20, 2007
50
68/100
Shows some significant strengths but ultimately misses the mark due to incompletely developed characters and hesitation to hit home as hard as the subject matter justifies.
Posted Oct 20, 2007