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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
39/100
You don't even need to find this movie offensive to hate it. You just need to stay awake long enough to notice that it's not funny.
Posted Jul 23, 2007
2
44/100
Pathfinder (2007)
It's a movie that belies its title, showing neither a strong sense of direction nor the drive to do anything other than display a whole lot of slashing and stabbing.
Posted Jul 22, 2007
3
80/100
Zodiac (2007)
More realistic-feeling than David Fincher's previous films, yet equally tense and fascinating, Zodiac is the work of a mature, sure-handed director.
Posted Jul 21, 2007
4
74/100
While you might not come away from a viewing feeling entirely satisfied, you will almost certainly have lots to talk about.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
5
76/100
Reminiscent of past Australian films that didn't hesitate to throw jarring characters at us and challenge us to appreciate their humanity, even amidst wacky behaviours.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
6
77/100
Starter for 10 brings a fresh approach to an old formula and the result is a romantic comedy that hits all the right buttons.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
7
61/100
Except for the fact that innocent lives are lost here, it would be easy to walk away from Lonely Hearts saying "so what?".
Posted Jul 20, 2007
8
46/100
Yellow (2006)
Perpetuates Rule Number 16 of Cinema %u2013 if it's set at a strip club, then it's almost certainly neither sexy nor interesting.
Posted Jul 19, 2007
9
71/100
A King King knock off, and one that's highlighted by some awesome creature special effects.
Posted Jul 19, 2007
10
58/100
Slackers (2002)
It's several good jokes, a whole lot of character development and some skilled direction away from crossing the line from moronic to crudely inspired.
Posted Jul 19, 2007
11
88/100
Once (2007)
A touching, tender and smart film that effectively blends elements of musical and romance, while maintaining an air of realism and honesty one rarely finds in either genre.
Posted Jul 18, 2007
12
21/100
13
68/100
14
80/100
It's loaded with witty dialogue, and the use of jump cuts gives the movie a distinctive look and a harried, discombobulated pace that absolutely suits the material.
Posted Jul 18, 2007
15
71/100
Neither memorable nor innovative, Firehouse Dog ekes out success by executing a familiar family film formula faithfully.
Posted Jul 18, 2007
16
73/100
Renaissance (2006)
Renaissance is a victory of style over substance and technology over art, but to score a real win, the filmmakers need to strike a better balance between the two.
Posted Jul 18, 2007
17
81/100
Leave your preconceptions at the door, prepare for your favourite causes to be skewered, and enjoy. This is one fun movie.
Posted Jul 17, 2007
18
74/100
Talk to Me (2007)
When Don Cheadle stands front and centre, he does special things onscreen, and he makes Talk to Me most worthwhile, despite Kasi Lemmons' unsteady directorial hand.
Posted Jul 17, 2007
19
56/100
Despite its focus on an important event and a fascinating moment in time, this film, with its old-school production values and tedious exposition, is a snore.
Posted Jul 16, 2007
20
82/100
Worthwhile because of its honesty, because it tells a true story that's worth telling, and because Hilary Swank and company have done it so well.
Posted Jul 16, 2007
21
95/100
22
79/100
Its good-hearted probing of Canada's social and cultural balancing act likely will do more to promote harmony in Canada than a whole raft of political speeches.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
23
80/100
Top-notch suspense, intense action and totally believable sci-fi combine to make Children of Men gripping and a big winner.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
24
63/100
Better made than most low budget and derivative movies of its genre, but it just doesn't have enough to stand out as anything more than an improvement upon those dregs.
Posted Jul 12, 2007
25
61/100
Built on a foundation of melodrama and implausible coincidence, Harrison's Flowers is a movie that looks far better on paper than it does onscreen.
Posted Jul 11, 2007
26
79/100
Perhaps the most wonderful thing about the Harry Potter phenomenon has been watching every aspect of it grow and mature over time. The series is in good form.
Posted Jul 11, 2007
27
75/100
Cashback (2007)
A smart, funny film, one that does a good job of conveying some of the struggles faced by young males who are smart, lacking in self-assurance, and just a bit aimless.
Posted Jul 9, 2007
28
77/100
Hairspray (2007)
You may want to ponder whether or not John Waters' 'transgressive' art is entirely lost in the homogenization of his original, or you can just sit back and enjoy the fun.
Posted Jul 9, 2007
29
61/100
Premonition (2007)
Could have been a darn snappy thriller, but the listless relationship at the story's core, plus ham-handed handling of the essential flashback/ flash forward scenes doom it.
Posted Jul 9, 2007
30
68/100
Pride (2007)
A movie that deserves to succeed, but falls just short because it shows us much more than it teaches us.
Posted Jul 9, 2007
31
60/100
Gives the audience some fine eye candy, but Douglas Coupland's first foray into the realm of writing for the screen offers little else to recommend it.
Posted Jul 8, 2007
32
89/100
Once (2007)
Quietly and modestly inches its way into your heart, and by the time it reaches its wrenching and beautiful closing scene, you know you've experienced something special.
Posted Jul 6, 2007
33
63/100
License to Wed might have been a cutting comedy; instead it's a mild embarrassment for all concerned.
Posted Jul 6, 2007
34
85/100
Craig Brewer has a distinctive voice. He writes dialogue that authentically conveys the truth of real life while also touching on universal themes of hope and healing.
Posted Jul 5, 2007
35
61/100
Hits the wall with a thud, coming up well short of its potential and only appealing to vampire movie aficionados looking for something slightly different.
Posted Jul 4, 2007
36
66/100
Neverwas (2005)
Writer/ director Joshua Michael Stern has crafted something more than a mess and something less than a film that hits home. Neverwas never does quite win us over.
Posted Jul 4, 2007
37
77/100
Not a great film by any stretch, Broken English distinguishes itself by providing a wonderful opportunity for Parker Posey to show her immense talents.
Posted Jul 3, 2007
38
85/100
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Posted Jul 3, 2007
39
74/100
Transformers (2007)
This is one fun summer movie. Totally ridiculous. Big and loud. Senseless. Campy and dumb. But great fun.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
40
85/100
The product of marketing genius, but at its core, this movie is entirely true to A.A. Milne's wonderful storybook intentions.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
41
71/100
The highlight here is most certainly Julie Walters, who hams it up royally, and does a fine job of making her role as an aging actress more than just a cartoon character.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
42
63/100
Sweet Land (2006)
Characters' motivations and behaviours wobble all over the map - even within single scenes - making for a profoundly frustrating and disappointing experience for viewers.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
43
82/100
It's nice to see serious issues other than crime and drugs in the movies and even nicer to see a filmmaking talent like Sarah Polley blossoming.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
44
76/100
Shenandoah (1965)
A successful film not just because of the marriage of the right actor in the appropriate genre, but also the timely infusion of challenging questions about a nation at war.
Posted Jun 28, 2007
45
81/100
This is a filmmaker who respects his audience enough to let us decide for ourselves, and Jolie likewise shows us respect by playing Mariane without overblown affectation.
Posted Jun 28, 2007
46
67/100
Unfortunately, while Jimmy Stewart provides yet another winning performance as the seminal big band leader, the film is an unsatisfying hybrid.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
47
65/100
The screwball quality and physical humour devolves into a much less interesting sentimental mismatched love story.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
48
63/100
Thunder Bay (1953)
Sets up fascinating tensions between people and ways of looking at the world, but ultimately backs away from any kind of meaningful examination of them.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
49
67/100
Makes the same sort of fool out of Bruce Willis today as 1960s and '70s old-style flag-waving did of John Wayne decades ago.
Posted Jun 27, 2007
50
82/100
A fascinating, colourful, sometimes outrageous film that succeeds because it was built on a solid foundation.
Posted Jun 25, 2007