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A fascinating historical tale is rendered with less than compelling results in this pseudo-documentary.
Posted Jan 5, 2006
Poor CG effects reduce Chen Kaige's martial fantasy to cartoonishness.
Posted Jan 3, 2006
The Matador (2006)
The Matador gets a 151-proof tequila shot of sharp comedy from the droll byplay between Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear.
Posted Jan 3, 2006
Marebito (2005)
Marebito is a disturbing supernatural drama that leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
Posted Dec 30, 2005

Posted Dec 29, 2005
This low-budget effort lacks the wit necessary to sustain its brief 80-minute running time.
Posted Dec 29, 2005
Rather than connecting all the chronological dots, Brown has fashioned Van Zandt's balm-to-the- brokenhearted legacy into potent cinematic poetry.
Posted Dec 24, 2005
The Ringer (2005)
This wannabe daring comedy about a man who attempts to 'fix' the Special Olympics strains for that patented naughty and nice balance with squirmingly squishy results.
Posted Dec 21, 2005
An oddity as awkward as its title.
Posted Dec 21, 2005
Entertaining and solidly crafted.
Posted Dec 21, 2005
A textbook example of how not to mess with success, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is every bit as forced, synthetic, banal and mawkish as the first edition.
Posted Dec 20, 2005
A shrill remake that opts for shtick over satire.
Posted Dec 20, 2005
Rumor Has It (2005)
The movie never gets enough comic traction to take off into what it apparently wants to be: a personal odyssey of self-discovery mixed in with an examination of a genuine American movie classic.
Posted Dec 16, 2005
The future is quieter, emotionally subdued and grayly mysterious, at least in the small hop forward imagined by filmmaker Michael Almereyda.
Posted Dec 16, 2005
Hoodwinked (2005)
[The film] gets hopelessly lost in the woods.
Posted Dec 15, 2005
The Family Stone spends too much time on unconvincing romantic-comedy contrivances to be consistently engaging.
Posted Dec 15, 2005
The film's strengths are offset by flaws including an excessiveness cutesiness (there are far too many shots of adorable puppies), a tendency toward sentimental cliches and too many jarring shifts in tone.
Posted Dec 13, 2005
Tremendously enjoyable.
Posted Dec 13, 2005
Lifeboat (1944)
The characters are reasonably free of cliched personalities, so what happens between them is rarely predictable, and there are enough crises and tensions within the 96-minute running time to hold a viewer fully attentive.
Posted Dec 13, 2005
Oklahoma! (1955)
The film is so richly layered that multiple viewings become compulsive -- you think it's all there in front of you, but every time you revisit it, you notice something more, and finish with a desire to go back again.
Posted Dec 13, 2005
Much like a con man who makes the classic mistake of getting too greedy, this Spanish thriller from director Miguel Bardem squanders an auspicious first part before becoming hopelessly convoluted and over-the-top in the second.
Posted Dec 12, 2005
Fonteyne invests the material with a minimalist but powerful tension, and cinematographer Virginie Saint-Martin provides one beautifully composed visual after another.
Posted Dec 12, 2005
An evocative yet slow-moving exploration of the Pocahontas myth.
Posted Dec 12, 2005
The Producers is simply a missed opportunity.
Posted Dec 9, 2005
Munich (2005)
A thought-provoking, highly charged inquiry into the political, moral and historical ramifications of terrorism and the effort to combat this scourge.
Posted Dec 9, 2005
End Game (2006)
An uncommonly good cast and some thrillingly staged action sequences distinguish this thriller, which otherwise has all the stamps of a direct-to-video item.
Posted Dec 7, 2005
Titanic (1997)
A grand and classy production.
Posted Dec 6, 2005
A half-century after its creation, the film's best moments are still so enjoyably unnerving that they easily carry a viewer through the necessary but inevitably dated exposition.
Posted Dec 6, 2005
Although the film presents the complicated story in sometimes confusing fashion, it ultimately provides a highly informational account of the events leading up to the separate coups.
Posted Dec 6, 2005
The film is well worth seeing for its views of the parched wilderness of far-flung Brazil and its talkative depiction of an unlikely friendship.
Posted Dec 6, 2005
King Kong (2005)
This is spectacle filmmaking at its best, where a director is in tune with the story's underlying emotions and his own boyish love for adventure fantasy.
Posted Dec 6, 2005
While lightheartedness is not a quality one readily associates with Blier, the movie is more frankly entertaining than most of his previous work.
Posted Dec 5, 2005
Aeon Flux (2005)
Simultaneously silly, ostentatious and terribly boring.
Posted Dec 5, 2005
Its intimate, home-movie feel might fit better on the small screen when HBO/Cinemax slots it on the cable schedule.
Posted Dec 2, 2005
Private (2005)
While the film is ultimately too limited in its scope to have much lingering impact, it does make for a thoughtful addition to the growing list of films dealing with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Posted Dec 2, 2005
The Syrian Bride manages the rare feat of blending the personal and the political in pitch-perfect fashion.
Posted Dec 2, 2005
What is lightly sketched in the novel, where much is left to the imagination, blossoms into full-blown, richly detailed life in the movie.
Posted Dec 2, 2005
Equal parts historical retrospective and ESPN-style thrill ride.
Posted Dec 2, 2005
While Emmanuel's Gift has a moving story to tell, it does so in a less than compelling manner.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
The details are what matters, and thanks to a cast of all-star British elders and a mischievous sense of humor, the filmmakers bring those details to vivid life.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
A comedy so unfunny that its biggest laugh comes when an actor (for the second time) takes a tennis ball to the groin.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
Vinterkyss (2005)
Norway's official Oscar contender, Kissed by Winter, is a touching examination of the unimaginable grief and guilt that results from parents seeing their children die.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
In the Mix (2005)
Played mostly as a drama but utterly devoid of tension, the film mainly comes across as recycled.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
Blandly wishy-washy.
Posted Nov 21, 2005
The filmmakers make characters crasser, ignore nuances within geisha tradition and give characters attitudes and dialogue highly unlikely for Depression-era Japan.
Posted Nov 21, 2005
Rent (2005)
Rent is one of the best film musicals in years -- exuberant, sexy and life affirming in equal measure.
Posted Nov 21, 2005
Syriana (2005)
What Syriana feels like is a television miniseries condensed into two hours.
Posted Nov 21, 2005
Just Friends (2005)
Characters switch personalities in midscene, forget slights, ignore the obvious, abandon goals and betray family and friends just because the script demands it. No motivation required.
Posted Nov 17, 2005
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price lacks the cinematic panache to elevate it above the level of agitprop. But its all too relevant dissection of its subject is well worth paying attention to.
Posted Nov 16, 2005
Notable as the final collaboration between director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, The White Countess is a typically classy period piece that fits in well with the pair's considerable oeuvre.
Posted Nov 14, 2005