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An enjoyable enough primer that it may nurture fans to support the rockers in their old age.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
December Boys bathes in the summer sun and sea breezes even as it exudes the energy of youth and promise.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
Meet Bill (2008)
When all is said and done, Bill is let down by Bill.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
Milarepa (2007)
Those expecting a reflective Buddhist piece will be surprised. First-time director Neten Chokling's film actually is a powerful revenge drama. Despite the film's low budget, there's also spectacle, courtesy of the Himalayan locations.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
Gerwig proves herself to be a charming screen presence who manages to make her character somehow appealing despite her utter self-involvement.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
While it makes no bones about where its sympathies lie, these fictional stories show a genuine fascination with the role politics plays on both sides of such confrontations and how things can spin out of control with no single person to blame.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
The Kingdom (2007)
Peter Berg's movie is no more than an action movie with an exotic backdrop. That would be fine, if only the movie were more exciting.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
Despite all the inventive work, the film never achieves the soaring sense of bliss that would place it in the pantheon of movie musicals.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
Dragon Wars (2007)
This monster film makes even the remake of Godzilla look good.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
Sharp performances enliven this formulaic comedy.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
The Passage (2007)
The movie's split-personality frustrates, especially since cast and crew do their jobs perfectly well
Posted Sep 12, 2007
...the film retains many of the cinema verite qualities of Broomfield's previous works, lending it a powerful, devastating immediacy.
Posted Sep 11, 2007
...despite lacking marquee stars could do well with the date-night mainstream.
Posted Sep 11, 2007
There remains the basic problem of trying to fill the feature-length running time with what, at best, amounts to half-an-hour of story.
Posted Sep 11, 2007
Honeydripper (2007)
The film does feature a host of interesting characters and, as always with Sayles, the dialogue has more than a few zingers.
Posted Sep 11, 2007
Silk (2007)
Few movies ever have gone to such a length to tell so slight -- and, worse, unengaging -- a story.
Posted Sep 11, 2007
Juno (2007)
Actually, all performances are sharp, which shows what can happen when actors get to play characters and deliver lines that bristle with originality.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Weirdsville (2007)
The film jumps around following the misadventures of the characters, and the whole enterprise comes to be frenetic and convoluted rather than pleasingly impudent.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Zebraman (2007)
...it also has an undeniable charm, and the kitschy, CGI-enhanced special effects add greatly to the amusement factor.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Marigold (2007)
Bollywood fans will dismiss the mishmash as the work of an American director 'slumming' in a genre outside his own culture, and Western audiences unfamiliar with Hindi-language masala movies will find the whole thing puzzling.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Sunflower (2007)
Although filled with a plethora of dramatic events, including earthquakes and floods, the film never achieves real dramatic momentum, due in large part to its needlessly sluggish pacing.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Protagonist (2007)
The film makes a lasting impression as it delves into an unfashionable territory: character as fate rather than a function of pharmaceuticals.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
...a well-observed slice of social realist cinema.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Majidi infuses his simple yet eloquent tale with stunning imagery designed to make us relate to Youssef's reawakening.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Deep Water (2006)
Deep Water is a stunning documentary that not only beautifully elucidates a nearly forgotten incident but touches on crucial themes involving isolation, sanity, self-worth, impossible dreams, the nature of heroism and limits of human endurance.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
The information imparted feels skimpy and incomplete, with the result that for every question the film answers, more seem to be raised.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Kamp Katrina (2007)
The film ultimately is too tedious and meandering to have the desired impact, with its subject matter more appropriate for a short newsmagazine segment than a feature length documentary.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Documentaries these days tend toward doom and gloom, so Moon is a welcome relief.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
He [Carter] may not have been the most dynamic or effective president in recent history but in Demme's snapshot he certainly appears to be the most decent.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
So whatever the shortcomings of this literary construct, it remains a joy to experience a movie so in love with good writing.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
Cronenberg's latest is as engrossing as it is creepy.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
The movie doesn't have much visual style or atmosphere, but it does have a kinder, gentler spirit than many gross-out comedies, and that makes it a likable time killer.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
The Bubble (2007)
The film's humanism gives it an overwhelming impact.
Posted Sep 6, 2007
Mordant, melancholic but impressive debut for director Affleck.
Posted Sep 5, 2007
[Director] Loach is in excellent form making the most of a shrewd screenplay by Paul Laverty and drawing a winning performance from newcomer Kierston Wareing as a brassy but misguided entrepreneur.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
Hotel Meina (2007)
The film's masterful imagery, good performances and considerable tension overcome some clichéd characterization to leave a powerful and lasting impression.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
India is definitely Bollywood, ashamed of neither sentimentality nor predictability. Yet its sharp-eyed view of Indian society makes for a world of difference from old-style, sugar-coated Bollywood films.
Posted Sep 4, 2007

Cryptic but not engaging, and with a painfully loud and ugly sound mix, the film, which screened In Competition at the Venice International Film Festival, is unlikely to travel far beyond its home market.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
... gets smothered in pointlessly long takes, repetitive scenes, grim Western landscapes and mumbled, heavily accented dialogue.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
Noah Baumbach takes on sibling rivalry in this audacious, brilliantly performed dysfunctional tragicomedy.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
Rails & Ties (2007)
This directorial debut by Clint's daughter gets stuck in a one-way dramatic track.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
Inventive and very unusual account of the life and times of Bob Dylan.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
A train ride without laughs or charm.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
Canvas (2007)
An unusually sensitive take on schizophrenia.
Posted Sep 4, 2007
While the material seems to warrant understated, direct storytelling...Penn opts for epic proportions and clutters his narrative with gimmicks.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
Unfortunately, Shepard's approach takes the movie into Jason Bourne territory and away from the black comedy he seemingly wants to make, making the film fall between the cracks in terms of boxoffice appeal.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
As with the Bourne films, Gilroy has a knack for creating strong characters and situations that resonate with tension.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
While the caper attempts to ape the Ocean's style...it proves to be a pale immitation when it comes to sparkling repartee and crisp pacing.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
Watching this crude vigilante thriller feels more like a life sentence.
Posted Aug 30, 2007
Another eloquent, sobering assessment of the State of the Union from the director of Crash.
Posted Aug 30, 2007