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Rating Title/Year Author
B- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Jeffrey Overstreet As fun as it is to watch, this isn't Tolkien's Hobbit. The story of a peaceable traveler who knew the virtue of restraint is lost to the vision of filmmakers who have none. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2012
A- Holy Motors (2012) Jeffrey Overstreet Despite the millions of dollars fueling 2012's special-effects extravaganzas, I doubt I'll experience anything as exhilarating or memorable this year. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2012
A- Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Jeffrey Overstreet Moonrise Kingdom left me thunderstruck. ... Anderson contrasts a world in disorder with a well-pitched campsite, where everything is in its right place. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2012
B- First Position (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet All of the dollars and expertise that produced this summer's blockbusters could never produce a spectacle as wondrous as 11-year-old Aran Bell dancing his heart out. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
B+ Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky (2008) Jeffrey Overstreet What could have been a filmmaker's self-serving attempt to publicly connect himself with a great artist has become instead an artful and admirable work of 'stalking.' EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
A Winter's Bone (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet In moments of confrontation [Jennifer Lawrence's Ree] is as fearsome as Sigourney Weaver in Aliens, taking on monsters to protect the small and the vulnerable. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
A- The Social Network (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet Director David Fincher seems drawn to these stories of misguided rebels who become monsters in their attempts to reorder the world. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
C+ Stone (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet Stone is a flawed film, largely because Lucetta is a B-movie seductress preying on believable human beings with backgrounds and complicated hearts. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
A- Waste Land (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet This conversion of garbage into humanitarian aid is just the beginning. Practical charity gives way to life-changing intimacy. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
A Lourdes (2009) Jeffrey Overstreet Hausner frequently composes pictures in which our view is cut off by a wall, a pillar, or a pilgrim ... but like God's silence, these obstructions remain impenetrable. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
A Pina (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet Bring someone who doubts that movies can surprise us anymore. ... Bring somebody who isn't yet excited about stereoscopic cinema. They'll change their minds. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2012
A Lucky Life (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet It was a poem before it was a movie. Thus it makes sense that the film works more like poetry than prose. And there is fear, mystery, and majesty burning in every scene. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2012
A- War Horse (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet Many who dismiss this film have forgotten: [Its source is] a children's story. ... Would you tell a child that The Black Stallion is an artificial, sentimental fantasy? EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2011
B Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet These images of what the world was increase my sense of awe at what the world is. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2011
B+ Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet Uncle Boonmee is about ... the moments when our worlds expand; when our outlines turn out to be more porous than we thought. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2011
C+ My Week With Marilyn (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet Out of one side of the film's mouth, we hear, 'Isn't it a shame, what celebrity culture did to this girl?" and out of the other side, 'Good God, look at her! She's a goddess!' EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2011
A- The Five Obstructions (2003) Jeffrey Overstreet Von Trier is rejuvenating his mentor's imagination. He's also reminding him that art can 'catch the conscience' of the audience and the artist. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2011
A+ Certified Copy (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet I could assess the performances (Juliette Binoche is better than ever). ... But I can't treat Certified Copy with a critic's typical detachment. I'm in love with it. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2011
A The Gleaners and I (2000) Jeffrey Overstreet Varda is, herself, a gleaner. Her eyes are her tools, and her camera is her basket. Insatiably curious, she seeks, finds, redeems. ... When we pay attention, attention pays. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2011
A Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet Every society has its traps, the film suggests. ... But they're not equally corrupt. There's a clear sign hanging over the road less traveled, and it says 'Wrong Way.' EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2011
6.5/10 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet The series' most entertaining movie so far ... [But] either the screenwriters don't understand Lewis's story, or they're actively subverting ideas he illustrated beautifully. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2011
6.5/10 The Fighter (2010) Jeffrey Overstreet While the crowd cheered, I didn't want Micky to win the fight. I wanted somebody ... to come along and rescue him from his family's ignorance. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2011
6/10 The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Jeffrey Overstreet ... in the long list of films translating and transforming the stories of the ubiquitous Philip K. Dick, this falls in the 'Watchable but Disappointing' category. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2011
7/10 Mine (0000) Jeffrey Overstreet This movie may improve the lives of animals never touched by storms, and encourage us to be kinder to the vulnerable creatures around us -- canine, feline, and human. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2010