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Easily the best movie of the year, so far. Really.
Posted May 3, 2008
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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
5
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
14
Body of War (2008)
15
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
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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
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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
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Prom Night (2008)
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The Take (2007)
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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
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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
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Bra Boys (2008)
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The Visitor (2008)
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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
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It's a gas.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
28
Love Songs (2008)
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The sort of woefully incompetent independent film that evokes either pity or disgust, depending on your level of tolerance.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
30
Leatherheads (2008)
31
Young Yakuza (2008)
Never delivers either the thrill of its underworld setting or much insight into its complicated workings.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
32
Nim's Island (2008)
Despite its formula and flaws (chief among them Foster's sitcom-campy performance), Nim's Island is a perfectly pleasant, agreeably innocuous 'tweener adventure film.
Posted Apr 3, 2008
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Predictable, flat, full of name-dropping, tragically unhip, and likely to make a decent amount of cash.
Posted Mar 29, 2008
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Stop-Loss (2008)
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Shelter (2007)
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Partition (2007)
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Walsh nearly redeems the whole thing: His eyes flicker with an intelligence that isn't in the script, and he graces his character with layers of inner life in a film that coasts on surfaces.
Posted Mar 27, 2008
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Flawless (2008)
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Nana (2005)
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Beaufort (2008)
Cedar's film traffics in the mad illogic of battles whose long-forgotten purpose has hardened into mindless routine. But this hushed, atmospheric mood piece, intricately scripted by Cedar and novelist Ron Leshem, is no action picture.
Posted Mar 13, 2008
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Warm, playful and inventive.
Posted Mar 13, 2008
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Where writer-director Bethany Ashton really excels is in capturing the complex dynamics of small-town life.
Posted Mar 13, 2008
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Watching McDormand stretch out diphthongs that nonetheless obstinately refuse to budge from mid-Atlantic, all I could think was, what, the Emilys Blunt and Watson weren't available?
Posted Mar 6, 2008
47
Married Life (2008)
Maybe there's nothing more to say and American cinema has finally exhausted its ragging on the most maligned decade of the 20th century.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
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Mandt directs and acts with great zest and contagious, unpretentious good cheer.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
49
Girls Rock! (2007)
50
CJ7 (2008)
If CJ7 is a slapstick action picture that doffs its cap to children's delight in casual brutality, it's also a sweet-tempered and oddly beautiful piece of schmaltz that sends up its own populist family values without ever betraying them.
Posted Mar 6, 2008