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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
B+
Distance (2001)
2
1/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
3
3/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
4
3/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
5
4/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
6
3/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
7
3/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
8
4/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
9
3/5
It succeeds, through sheer force of conviction, winning performances (Edward Arnold is a highlight here), and a canny sense of staging the action.
Posted Sep 21, 2003
10
3/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
11
1/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
12
3/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
13
5/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
14
4/5
Rebecca (1940)
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
15
4/5
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
16
3/5
Dolemite (1975)
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
17
4/5
Ed Wood (1994)
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
18
2/5
Gothic (2002)
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
19
2/5
Sirens (1994)
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Posted Sep 21, 2003
20
C-
Pistol Opera (2001)
21
B
22
C+
23
A
24
B
Dummy (2003)
25
B-
Luther (2003)
26
D
Returner (2002)
27
C
Le Divorce (2003)
28
D+
29
B+
30
B+
Forget Citizen Kane. As a matter of history, this seminal film is unquestionably the finest work of cinema ever made. Required viewing for all students and fans of the art form.
Posted Aug 12, 2003
31
D
Sphere (1998)
Let's face facts: Michael Crichton is a hack. He comes up with innovative concepts, but his characters are cardboard cutouts. Given the psychological foundations of the story, that's an egregious flaw, and the ending is absurdly dissatisfying.
Posted Aug 12, 2003
32
C+
Passionada (2003)
33
D+
Hurlyburly (1998)
This black alleged comedy wouldn't be funny at all if it weren't for Kevin Spacey's droll wit and silly bleach do. Sean Penn's self-indulgent performance and the unfocused script make sitting through Hurlyburly a chore.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
34
D+
This ambitious afterlife romance introduces provoking themes, but Williams eventually leads the way back to familiar hackneyed ground. The grandiose art direction provides moments of wonder, but the muddled script gives them no raison d'être.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
35
F
I'm sure that fans of the show were satisfied, but others may find this movie uninvolving and its conspiracy theories juvenile. It's nothing more than a two-hour promotion for the television series that fails to resolve any of the conflicts it introduces.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
36
D+
Fairly typical comedy, in that moments of genuine humor are spread out too thinly over a schmaltzy (sorry, "heartwarming") script. But how can you give a failing grade to a movie that spotlights silly early Eighties music?
Posted Aug 11, 2003
37
F
Occasionally getting drawn into movies like this is the downside of having HBO when you're stuck at home with nothing to do. Do whatever you have to--mow the lawn, clean the garage, re-grout the bathroom tiles--but stay away.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
38
D+
High production values and Gene Hackman are the only things that stand out in this run-of-the-mill Hollywood paranoia thriller. The unimaginative plot consists mostly of Will Smith being chased around by government agents.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
39
B
Wild Things (1998)
Good, trashy fun, with gratuitous sex and nudity, a ludicrous (in a so-bad-it's-funny way) performance by Denise Richards, and an implausible noir plot that keeps you in the dark until the final credits. The ultimate guilty pleasure.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
40
D+
Tommy Lee Jones is the only reason to see this sequel to The Fugitive, and the strength of his character is probably the only reason it was made. The story just doesn't hold together.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
41
C+
This movie assembles all the indie-film-of-the-Nineties cliches: brainless criminals, a bad plan, lots of dialogue, and Christopher Walken.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
42
D-
Stepmom (1998)
A sloppily scripted, formulaic tear-jerker about spoiled rich people who whine a lot. I defy you to feel anything for these characters other than the desire to slap them--even Sarandon's obligatorily terminally-ill Mom.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
43
B+
In David Mamet's world nothing is what it seems and nobody talks like a real person. The stylized dialogue is not a flaw--it's part of the entertainment. Mamet keeps you and star Campbell Scott guessing until the final moments.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
44
A
The first half hour alone forever redefines the war movie genre. Ryan has just one minor flaw: the plot is completely contrived. And if you can characterize a weak story as just a minor flaw... well, that's some damn fine filmmaking.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
45
D+
Nil by Mouth (1998)
Imagine a movie where every character is played by Gary Oldman, in the drunken overacting Oldman mode. Oldman's unfocused and self-indulgent directorial debut has moments of poignancy and insight, but not enough to make it endurable.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
46
B
This cross between Schindler's List and Hogan's Heroes works better than it has any right to, but not as well as most people would have you believe.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
47
D+
Charles Dickens' novel has been pared to the bone and set in the present day, and the result is a beautifully shot mess. The characters' motivations could not be any less clear.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
48
C
Deep Impact (1998)
Unlike Armageddon, this film possesses a plot. Granted, it is the insipid plot of a made-for-TV miniseries, but at least it is an actual, tangible plot.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
49
C+
Like the unrelenting Musack that fills the heroines's offices, Clockwatchers is a bit too sedate. If you don't watch carefully, you'll miss half the fun.
Posted Aug 11, 2003
50
C
Why would anyone remake Wim Wenders' masterpiece, Wings of Desire? Certainly not for artistic reasons.
Posted Aug 11, 2003