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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
It's not as if we learn anything or feel any insight or catharsis from watching his characters destroy themselves and others.
Posted Jul 16, 2009
2
A
[A] creepy tale of witchcraft, murders and ghost sightings.
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3
D
One big miss of a horror movie.
Posted Oct 18, 2008
4
C
There's a fine line between standing up for yourself and selfishness, and Flash of Genius drives right over it.
Posted Oct 3, 2008
5
A-
August Rush (2007)
6
B-
Moviegoers might initially find the inside peek into a media book tour fascinating. But the tedium of trekking from hotel to car to interview and back to a waiting limo can wear down one's resolve.
Posted Nov 24, 2007
7
B-
8
B
9
C
It's a film brimming with individual scenes featuring nice visual touches about the South and comforting down-home dialogue spiced with a healthy twinge of sarcasm. Too bad the movie never completely gels.
Posted Sep 21, 2007
10
C+
The Simpsons Movie isn't anything special and certainly not the creative spark necessary to jump-start what for years has been a sagging show.
Posted Jul 26, 2007
11
B-
The movie is at times brilliant with a powerhouse performance by Imelda Staunton.
Posted Jul 9, 2007
12
B
Transformers (2007)
Great special effects + Shia LaBeouf - flimsy story = lotsa fun.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
13
B+

14
B-
It's loud, yippee-ki-yay explosive, mostly watchable and, unfortunately, almost entirely forgettable after its final bang.
Posted Jun 26, 2007
15
B
The sheer force of the story, fueled by the commitment and passion of Winterbottom and his cast, counts for a lot. And in a season of superheroes, sequels and special effects, a smart movie for smart people is always welcome.
Posted Jun 21, 2007
16
C-
When the film ultimately does deliver on the threat of a flood, there's not much to think other than that the special effects are adequate and that Carell's movie is one big washout.
Posted Jun 21, 2007
17
B
1408 (2007)
Based on a Stephen King story, 1408 takes the simplest plot and turns it into an enjoyably surreal, unnerving creepfest.
Posted Jun 21, 2007
18
A-
Red Road (2007)
A must for movie lovers who want to see how so much drama, mystery and emotion can be created from so little.
Posted Jun 16, 2007
19
B-
Silver Surfer is watchable. But make no mistake. It's for younger filmgoers.
Posted Jun 14, 2007
20
C+
Ultimately, if you give yourself up to its manufactured charm, it all becomes comfortingly familiar.
Posted Jun 7, 2007
21
B
Gracie (2007)
There's nothing startling about Gracie per se, but it manages to do formula without becoming too formulaic, be a feel-good flick without being feel-good gooey.
Posted May 31, 2007
22
A-
Knocked Up (2007)
More than just laugh-out-loud funny. It's the relationship comedy of the summer and likely the best boy-meets-girl movie of the year.
Posted May 31, 2007
23
B+
Bug (2006)
The film has a few horrific jolts and plenty of violence, but at its core it is simply a mind-twisting head trip.
Posted May 24, 2007
24
B+
One of the best wrap-ups of a trilogy in recent memory.
Posted May 24, 2007
25
B+
The Valet (2007)
Veber's script is masterfully constructed to increase the laughs as the scheme grows more and more convoluted.
Posted May 19, 2007
26
C-
The Ex (2007)
Braff has a natural likability, but the screenplay gives him so many stupid, far-fetched and annoying things to do that The Ex loses credibility quickly.
Posted May 19, 2007
27
C
Geez, it's not very good. Talky, overpopulated, even the ha-ha so-called adult jokes have grown stale and predictable.
Posted May 17, 2007
28
C
There is an undeniable beauty to some of [director] Ceylan's imagery, but as drama goes, this film is simply too inert for general audience tastes.
Posted May 12, 2007
29
B+
Waitress (2007)
As a gently fitting requiem for an unspeakable loss, it's perfect.
Posted May 10, 2007
30
B-
The TV Set (2007)
A facile but likable send-up of how things (don't) work in Hollywood.
Posted May 10, 2007
31
A-
Charles Burnett's timeless and poetic Killer of Sheep is one of those 'found' films that never should have been lost in the first place.
Posted May 10, 2007
32
B+
[A] modest yet infinitely moving film of love, loss and memory.
Posted May 10, 2007
33
B+
Yes, they throw more than rice at this Wedding, but it's all in service of an astutely observed and sometimes shattering human drama.
Posted May 10, 2007
34
C-
Georgia Rule (2007)
It's the sort of you'll-laugh-you'll-cry drivel that's so beneath its talented cast you have to wonder how everyone ended up here -- sort of like Custer and his Last Stand.
Posted May 10, 2007
35
B+
Bloodier and more action-filled than the original, Weeks nevertheless stays faithful to the grim, grimy tone director Danny Boyle established in his 2002 film with its haunting shots of a metropolis turned into a tomb.
Posted May 10, 2007
36
C-
Lucky You (2007)
37
C+
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
No one will feel cheated -- the movie isn't a careless cop-out -- but somehow Spidey has gotten tangled up in his overlong, overdone and underthought web.
Posted May 3, 2007
38
B+
Black Book (2007)
Insanely entertaining -- and often just plain insane -- World War II melodrama. You may hate yourself in the morning, but you'll have to admit Verhoeven gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
Posted Apr 27, 2007
39
B+
We're asked to laugh at her. Then we're asked to be ashamed of our laughter. It's a delicate balance, and White and his actors pull it off magnificently.
Posted Apr 27, 2007
40
B-
Wired to Win (2005)
41
C
First Snow (2007)
The film has some of the bleak inevitability of Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, but without the compelling characters and oddball twists.
Posted Apr 26, 2007
42
B-
Has lots of pop energy and an admirable poker-face when it comes to its Douglas Sirk-ian storyline. And even though it's essentially a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from a zillion other movies, you really haven't seen anything like it.
Posted Apr 26, 2007
43
A-
Mafioso (1964)
The film ripens in an unanticipated way, nimbly shifting from near farce to something quite a bit darker.
Posted Apr 26, 2007
44
B
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's follow-up effort to their smash success Shaun of the Dead skillfully eludes the dread sophomore slump.
Posted Apr 19, 2007
45
B
Fracture (2007)
Fracture may be Hollywood slick, but it's got a niftily intricate plot and some explosive mano a mano acting that keep you riveted.
Posted Apr 19, 2007
46
C
The movie is shot well -- especially for a first-timer. But after a while the semi-realized, semi-familiar story line weighs it down, as do the loads and loads of talk.
Posted Apr 19, 2007
47
B
The Wind That Shakes the Barley isn't interested in being a straightforward or romanticized history lesson. Rather, [director] Loach offers an examination of the very nature of rebellion, as filtered through the particulars of the Irish troubles.
Posted Apr 12, 2007
48
B+
The Hoax (2007)
A gripping little film that is well told and well performed.
Posted Apr 12, 2007
49
B
Disturbia (2007)
A lot of the movie works because LaBeouf is becoming a soulful, intelligent presence on-screen.
Posted Apr 12, 2007
50
B