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Title/Year
Author
1
Short Order (2008)
Aside from Vanessa Redgrave, who is quite poignant in a brief, ham-free cameo, the film's shallow cutesiness quickly starts to feel less like a salute to youthful optimism than a warning against romanticizing one's stunted emotional development.
Posted May 29, 2008
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Recount (2008)
Roach gets a lot of suspenseful mileage out of these ping-ponging reversals of fortune.
Posted May 27, 2008
3
War, Inc. (2008)
4
Refusenik (2008)
[An] absorbing portrait of the refusenik movement of the 1960s and '70s.
Posted May 22, 2008
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Surfwise (2007)
A mesmerizingly ambivalent documentary about an itinerant family of Jewish surfer-dude health nuts.
Posted May 22, 2008
7
A tale as ploddingly familiar as it is good-looking and worth telling.
Posted May 22, 2008
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Reprise (2006)
A savage, funny, tender, tragic and strangely beautiful riff on being young and growing up in a broken world.
Posted May 15, 2008
12
Noise (2007)
Noise has too many warring genres on the boil and too many thoughts jockeying for supremacy.
Posted May 15, 2008
13
Writer-director Georgina Garcia Riedel's feature debut is so good for so long that it breaks the heart to watch the film lose its way.
Posted May 15, 2008
14
A pity that, other than the fights, everything else in the movie is equally bloodless.
Posted May 15, 2008
15
Vice (2008)
Writer-director Raul Sanchez Inglis tries to do several ambitious, honorable things with Vice, but for much of the action, they cancel each other out.
Posted May 8, 2008
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Movies tell the same stories over and over, but I know of only one that evokes mourned innocence in just a three-minute slow-motion shot of a Michael Jackson impersonator and a stuffed monkey aboard a clown bike.
Posted May 8, 2008
19
I For India (2007)
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Easily the best movie of the year, so far. Really.
Posted May 3, 2008
23
Canadian filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa has given it the old college try, but in pursuit of tact and sensitivity, he has hollowed out the novel's urgency.
Posted May 1, 2008
24
Iron Man (2008)
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The Favor (2008)
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As occasionally entertaining as it can be, Guantanamo Bay is essentially a bawdier -- but, sadly, dumber -- version of its precursor.
Posted Apr 24, 2008
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First-time director Caroline Zelder brings warmth and restraint to this tale of Montana child detectives on the case of a beloved frog puppet that, to the devastation of its over-invested owner-operator (Henry Winkler), goes missing.
Posted Apr 24, 2008
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Deception (2008)
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Deal (2008)
Deal is fatally earnest: It honestly believes it's the first poker film to have a mentor character tell his young protégé that success in cards is similar to success in life.
Posted Apr 24, 2008
33
Body of War (2008)
34
88 Minutes (2008)
With its lumbering efforts at black humor and phony pretense to moral complexity, 88 Minutes is an ugly specimen on just about every front.
Posted Apr 17, 2008
35
Moviegoers may mistake The Life Before Her Eyes for an unduly long L'Oréal commercial featuring softly lit film stars moving languidly with swinging hair through overbearingly premonitory weather.
Posted Apr 17, 2008
36
You walk out of Beyond the Call admiring these humanitarians but not the movie about them -- unless you like films with lots of hugging.
Posted Apr 17, 2008
37
Prom Night (2008)
38
The Take (2007)
39
For those of us who miss Dave Attell's Insomniac TV show, it's fun to merely watch, once again, a dingy comedian stumble bleary-eyed around various cities with a cameraman in tow.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
40
Young@Heart (2007)
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Salita is such a careful, reined-in fellow that one comes away wanting to have seen much more of the men around him.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
43
Bra Boys (2008)
44
The Visitor (2008)
45
Grizzly Park (2008)
All that separates Grizzly Park from a typical Sci-Fi Channel reject is a couple of amusing gore effects and the use of a real bear rather than some awful CG creation.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
46
It's a gas.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
47
Love Songs (2008)
48
The sort of woefully incompetent independent film that evokes either pity or disgust, depending on your level of tolerance.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
49
Leatherheads (2008)
50
Young Yakuza (2008)
Never delivers either the thrill of its underworld setting or much insight into its complicated workings.
Posted Apr 3, 2008