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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
52/100
Kaw (2007)
Flops because it lacks true tension and certainly can't keep up with the shock value of its gore-filled horror contemporaries.
Posted Oct 20, 2007
2
76/100
Casshern (2004)
Its pessimistic view of the future is as old hat as the superhero premise, but the way it looks most certainly is not. Style over substance? Certainly. But what style!
Posted Oct 20, 2007
3
73/100
Like the characters populating it, this film leaves us with a sense that something is missing, but it's still smart, compelling, offbeat, and worth seeing.
Posted Oct 16, 2007
4
80/100
The Hoax (2007)
Both an enjoyable call-back to the early '70s and a well-acted film that gives Richard Gere a chance to fully exhibit his acting skills.
Posted Oct 16, 2007
5
72/100
There are enough really funny scenes to more than make up for the obnoxiousness and humourless stretches. Not exactly the ringing endorsement you'd hope for.
Posted Oct 11, 2007
6
62/100
Just another supernatural time travel movie that lacks passion and seemingly evaporates even as you watch.
Posted Oct 11, 2007
7
82/100
Rendition (2007)
Works both as a tense thriller (complete with a skilfully handled time twist), and as an urgent warning about the track the world is currently on.
Posted Oct 11, 2007
8
74/100
The story includes too many twists, resulting in a sense of contrivance by film's end. Yet this is still a decent, serious film that's capably directed and very nicely acted.
Posted Oct 9, 2007
9
34/100
My Bad Dad (2007)
The biggest problem with this film is that Mack Polhemus lined up members of his family to play most of the key roles. And, frankly, they can't act.
Posted Oct 6, 2007
10
85/100
11
80/100
Reflects a conservative, imperialist, 'don't mix the races/species' worldview. Yet it's also about friendship and truthfulness, and it's just plain fun.
Posted Oct 3, 2007
12
81/100
Jindabyne (2006)
While it's most certainly not light viewing, and it's entirely devoid of 'Hollywood moments', this is a fine, intelligent, troubling film.
Posted Oct 3, 2007
13
88/100
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Posted Sep 29, 2007
14
65/100
Sydney White (2007)
Sydney White isn't incompetently made. It's not even particularly offensive. It's just very, very uninspired and almost instantly forgettable.
Posted Sep 26, 2007
15
76/100
The Kingdom (2007)
Once the shooting goes quiet it reminds us of the futility of all the violence and hate. But only after our heroes have bagged themselves a goodly number of terrorist scum.
Posted Sep 25, 2007
16
42/100
I'm tempted to suggest it was made for 13-year-old boys, but I remember being 13, and I'd have been offended if anyone had suggested movies this awful were made for me.
Posted Sep 25, 2007
17
62/100
Everything about this competently made but utterly hollow movie is exactly what you'd expect, even if you haven't seen either of its predecessors.
Posted Sep 24, 2007
18
54/100
I Witness (2003)
Verging on 'so bad it's fun to watch' territory, I Witness doesn't quite make it there either.
Posted Sep 23, 2007
19
72/100
Black Book (2007)
Its failings are substantial, yet the fact that it's overblown and incredible doesn't entirely outweigh the fact that it's also exciting, fascinating, sexy, and thrilling.
Posted Sep 22, 2007
20
76/100
Punctuated by numerous graphic - and highly erotic - sex scenes, Green Chair is an unusual and ultimately convincing love story.
Posted Sep 22, 2007
21
88/100
Beautifully filmed, brutally frank, and forceful in its political message - in support of active peacekeeping - this is a powerful film that's not to be missed.
Posted Sep 22, 2007
22
72/100
Cruising (1980)
Was it insensitive to make this film when it stood to represent the gay subculture to mainstream America? Yes. Is it a great film? No. But it is a fascinating relic.
Posted Sep 20, 2007
23
71/100
Will this be a memorable series people talk about 25 years later? Hardly likely.
Posted Sep 19, 2007
24
76/100
Gracie (2007)
In addition to Carly Schroeder's performance, the highlights are its honesty, willingness to show real family struggles, and the gradual way Gracie achieves success.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
25
73/100
A sentimental, simplistically inspiring movie that leans heavily on Matthew McConaughey's substantial energy and charisma for its success.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
26
66/100
Selena (1997)
A well-meaning but bland and shallow salute to Selena.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
27
78/100
Immersed in cynicism and dark humour, this movie wins us over early on and then holds our attention with a compelling story and a trio of interesting central characters.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
28
65/100
The Brave One might have been honest, perceptive, and troubling. Instead, it becomes aimless revenge porn.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
29
83/100
Elizabeth (1998)
Dank interior castle settings create a claustrophobic intensity that underscores the growing sense of paranoia and people's sinister machinations in this battle for England.
Posted Sep 12, 2007
30
72/100
Valley Girl (1983)
While it's easy to get caught up in the nostalgia of Valley Girl, this datedness also puts some limits on how you can watch the film.
Posted Sep 12, 2007
31
70/100
It is in dealing with the familial travails of the Suarez family that Ugly Betty rises above the fray, and establishes itself as a series worth engaging.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
32
80/100
33
65/100
Hatchet (2006)
It's spirited, totally exploitative, entirely forgettable high body count slasher movie fun, and it sure ain't pretending to be quality cinema.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
34
76/100
Standard romantic comedy, but it's done so nicely, and is sufficiently spiced up by an unusual what-am-I-really-watching? storytelling device, that it rises above its genre.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
35
63/100
Georgia Rule (2007)
Rarely awful, Garry Marshall's films consistently exhibit a veneer of banality, and Georgia Rule is no exception.
Posted Sep 9, 2007
36
82/100
37
63/100
From Beyond (1986)
Has little to offer other than laughs at its campiness, and a reminder of how low budget filmmaking by those with higher aspirations looked, back in the day.
Posted Sep 8, 2007
38
77/100
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Exciting, looks great, and even with the heavy emphasis on gunplay and action, it's well acted, especially by Christian Bale.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
39
61/100
Bordertown (2008)
The biggest weakness of Bordertown is its heavy-handed over-simplification of complex political and economic issues. That and Jennifer Lopez's massive ego.
Posted Sep 5, 2007
40
69/100
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
While often both funny and perceptive, it's less than memorable, and a weak ending reduces it to more of a time-filler than a movie that's truly worthwhile.
Posted Sep 5, 2007
41
42/100
The film looks professional and has a relatively big-name star in Gillian Anderson, but the screenplay - written by director Dan Reed - doesn't make a single bit of sense.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
42
42/100
The film looks professional and has a relatively big-name star in Gillian Anderson, but the screenplay - written by director Dan Reed - doesn't make a single bit of sense.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
43
64/100
There are fragments of good comedy packed amidst the many forgettable scenes that you've seen a dozen times before in a dozen other forgettable comedies
Posted Sep 4, 2007
44
80/100
Filled with emotional pain, it's a perceptive, truthful film interested not in passing judgement, but rather in exploring the truth about relationships, pregnancy and life.
Posted Sep 3, 2007
45
42/100
Brutal, senseless, depraved %u2013 but most of all, dumber than dumb - Death Sentence most certainly is complete and total flapdoodle.
Posted Sep 2, 2007
46
70/100
Wind Chill (2007)
After a great set-up, we're left stranded by the side of the road, wishing the filmmakers had come up with a conclusion at least somewhere close to as good.
Posted Sep 1, 2007
47
63/100
Filled with head scratchingly dumb twists and cornball dialogue, this is not exactly a brilliant film. Yet it's got a slick look and at least a few passable action scenes.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
48
65/100
As the film progresses, it becomes increasingly bold in taking sides, while all the time pretending to be unbiased.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
49
61/100
A miserable little film that wastes good acting talent by handing them a screenplay that misses the mark big-time.
Posted Aug 30, 2007
50
90/100
Taut, smart and brutal, without a single extraneous moment, this is a breathtakingly powerful meditation on good, evil, and the complexity of modern societies.
Posted Aug 30, 2007