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Room (2006)
Expertly moody and foreboding, Room is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but is nonetheless compelling viewing along the way.
Posted Aug 7, 2006
While the film -- which Russo produced, directed, edited and wrote -- has some fascinating and compelling arguments, it quickly assumes the tone of an angry diatribe rather than a well-reasoned political discussion.
Posted Aug 7, 2006
Barnyard (2006)
While youngsters might enjoy the movie, more discerning tweens, teens and adults will not be as easily amused, and boxoffice prospects look modest, albeit followed by a long DVD shelf life.
Posted Aug 3, 2006
A thoughtful and nicely observed dramedy about a group of AARP-sters grappling with life, loss, love and -- gasp -- sex in a South Florida 'active adult community.'
Posted Aug 3, 2006
The Descent (2006)
[Marshall] expertly maps out those raw nerve endings while creating credible characters who speak and act like real people rather than the usual horror archetypes.
Posted Aug 3, 2006
The Night Listener is one of the few films that manages to be highly cerebral and a great popcorn movie simultaneously.
Posted Aug 3, 2006
WTC could provide a mass catharsis for American audiences much as United 93 did for those who saw that earlier film.
Posted Aug 2, 2006
When it succeeds, the film conveys a bittersweet longing for a lost moment and the unfulfilled promise of a democratic Cuba.
Posted Aug 1, 2006
From its pitch-perfect title through just about every detail, this sendup of sports-triumph movies maintains the right parodic pitch, if not always the highest mph on the laugh speedometer.
Posted Jul 31, 2006
A work of terrific imagination, visceral punch and gothic beauty.
Posted Jul 28, 2006
Despite a bold and promising title, John Tucker Must Die lacks the courage of its convictions.
Posted Jul 28, 2006
A richly uplifting if somewhat rambling portrait of indomitableness in the face of old age and infirmity, Been Rich All My Life will be inspirational to young and old alike.
Posted Jul 26, 2006
The film effectively tracks the modern history of the insidious trend.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
Marco Turco's film is a thorough, journalistic examination that is ultimately as horrifying as it is informative.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
Azumi (2003)
Though it contains some superbly staged and highly lavish action sequences...[the film] lacks the tautness of its heroine.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
A lame and disappointing affair.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
The animated version feels anonymously generic and charmlessly mechanical.
Posted Jul 24, 2006
Miami Vice (2006)
The visuals are arresting, but Michael Mann's update on the quintessentially '80s series is an otherwise glum and glummer proposition.
Posted Jul 24, 2006
The Ivan Reitman-directed comedy manages to sap the charm from everyone in its cast, all of whom have shone quite brightly in other settings.
Posted Jul 22, 2006
Clerks II (2006)
Smith is able to revert to his low-budget origins and strike a genuine sequel.
Posted Jul 20, 2006
Jindabyne (2006)
A coiled and enigmatic psychodrama that cements Australian director Ray Lawrence's standing as a fine, if not prolific, filmmaker.
Posted Jul 20, 2006
The film's outrageousness would be more palatable if leavened with more wit, or if the characterizations possessed more nuances.
Posted Jul 18, 2006
Stagedoor (2006)
Although Stagedoor has its enjoyable observational moments in its depiction of budding young entertainers stretching their wings, it also has an aimless quality.
Posted Jul 18, 2006
Guernsey (2005)
A cool slice of European minimalist drama.
Posted Jul 17, 2006
Shyamalan does project genuine menace and suspense into this mundane location, especially in nighttime scenes. But the magic that would transport you from reality into fantasy is missing.
Posted Jul 17, 2006
Scoop (2006)
A minor but amusing Woody Allen enhanced by his newfound love for London life.
Posted Jul 17, 2006
This well-made film illuminates the power of a charismatic personality in rousing the multitudes.
Posted Jul 15, 2006
Far more entertaining than it has a right to be.
Posted Jul 13, 2006
Going Under (2006)
Much of the film's impact is thanks to the performance given by Rees, here handed a rare leading dramatic role.
Posted Jul 13, 2006
Coastlines (2006)
The third entry lacks the subtle power of the previous two efforts.
Posted Jul 13, 2006
Little Man (2006)
Although you'll likely hate yourself in the morning for having succumbed to the sophomore silliness of it all, at the time resistance proves ridiculously futile.
Posted Jul 13, 2006
Edward Burns' best riff yet on guys trying to sort out their feelings about women.
Posted Jul 12, 2006
The Outsider (2006)
Quite entertaining.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
Sturla Gunnarsson's film ultimately lacks the grandeur and wit necessary to make the legend fully come alive.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
A thoughtful and reflective love story about the impact of time on true love.
Posted Jul 10, 2006
An unforgettable historical portrait.
Posted Jul 10, 2006
The comedy is obvious and flat while the drama is stale.
Posted Jul 7, 2006
Rank (2006)
Both in terms of the activities and characters depicted, Rank doesn't truly manage to sustain interest for the course of its feature-length running time.
Posted Jul 6, 2006
The Motel (2005)
The film about of a teenage Chinese-American boy struggling with adolescent issues while working in his family's fleabag motel has the precise brevity of a well-crafted short story.
Posted Jul 6, 2006
The film only sporadically succeeds in providing biographical information or thematic depth, but Franken is such a witty and thoughtful presence that these flaws don't matter greatly.
Posted Jul 6, 2006
Although it has its undeniably funny moments, the film sacrifices its credibility in its strained attempts to achieve a level of screwball comedy that requires a level of wit and pacing, not to mention some credibility, that is not reached here.
Posted Jul 6, 2006
About as subtle as its all too obvious title would suggest.
Posted Jul 6, 2006
This production is a vast, expensive, sprawling affair that never feels out of control thanks to Verbinski's assured direction.
Posted Jul 5, 2006
Gains immeasurably from the extended presence of Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle.
Posted Jun 29, 2006
This Roald Dahl-esque tale and cornball fantasy never quite jell into a satisfying movie experience. The move feels frustratingly disjointed like that lumbering, disintegrating house storming down the street.
Posted Jun 29, 2006
Say Uncle (2006)
As written and portrayed by Paige, his protagonist comes across a lot less like an oddball, misunderstood naif than he does an irritatingly self-absorbed loser with some serious boundary issues.
Posted Jun 29, 2006
A densely etched portrait of a young man's descent into insanity.
Posted Jun 29, 2006
A potent hybrid of passion and politics fuel this energetic and highly compelling documentary.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
What was subversive on the tube feels muted at feature length.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
Krrish (2006)
Succeeds mainly because of its hell-for-leather exuberance.
Posted Jun 24, 2006