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Title/Year
Author
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The tagline says it all: 'They can't get there fast enough.'
Posted Mar 6, 2008
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The Urn (2008)
3
In principle, anyone who loves his open-ended sense of film performance as adventure...ought to thrill to Rivette's latest film. So why did I spend most of The Duchess of Langeais...fighting to stay awake?
Posted Feb 28, 2008
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Vivere (2007)
I like writer-director Angelina Maccarone's ambition, but her technical ingenuity exceeds her grasp of potentially complex emotions, which get stuck in a groove of mawkish self-pity.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
6
Like a Tolstoyan epic.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
7
Romulus, My Father is a stacked deck determined to make you feel bad, but it rarely makes you feel anything else.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
8
Noah's Ark (2007)
It's finally nothing if not good-spirited.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
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At its best -- and queasiest -- The Counterfeiters asks disturbing questions more commonly found in the survivor literature of Primo Levi or Bruno Bettelheim than at the movies.
Posted Feb 21, 2008
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13
It's self-conscious in a way that distances us from the purportedly roiling emotions of the characters.
Posted Feb 21, 2008
14
Like its anodyne hero, Charlie Bartlett wants to make mischief, but it wants even more to get a gold star.
Posted Feb 21, 2008
15
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
16
Cover (2007)
17
The greatest mystery is how a movie peddling the bliss of moviemaking is absent any hint of joy.
Posted Feb 21, 2008
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Unfortunately, the movie itself is only intermittently gripping.
Posted Feb 15, 2008
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Precise camera setups, smarter-than-usual dialogue and fine, spontaneous-seeming ensemble work.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
22
Pretendiendo (2007)
Mori, whether buried in bad makeup or dropping jaws in a slinky number, turns out to be a fine actress who just happens to be a total knockout.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
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Spiral (2007)
It's a wit-free homage to Hitchcock and M. Night Shyamalan that, for all its slick presentation, never comes close to hitting the mark of its forebears.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
25
It would be a shame if this smarmy, kiddie-pool-shallow bit of gimmickry were to be confused with clear-eyed satire.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
26
What you ultimately take from the film is the awareness that this smart, self-aware, uncensored kid has been playing to a camera in his own head since well before Venditti came along.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
27
In Bruges (2008)
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Fool's Gold (2008)
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The Eye (2008)
Ever had a premonition of imminent catastrophe, only to watch helplessly as the worst unfolds? You have if you saw the previews for this snoozer of a paranormal shocker and bought a ticket anyway.
Posted Feb 4, 2008
31
Caramel (2008)
Labaki treats her characters with wistful tenderness, raucous practicality, and enough romantic chutzpah to give almost every woman a moment, at least, when she can have exactly what she wants.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
32
Sitting through this strenuously bland floor show, I amused myself imagining all the flannel-shirted Juno misfits watching this dreary stuff aghast.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
33
As vehement in its stereotyping as World War II propaganda.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
34
Sunday (2008)
35
Unlike most indie dramas about rudderless 20-somethings who exorcise their hang-ups by talking and screwing each other to death, Tre is something rare: a perceptive, nonindulgent chamber piece that wrings a little art from that anxious age.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
36
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How She Move (2008)
When they dance, the effect isn't exuberant release -- every cartilage-crushing stomp-clap gets more and more furious. This is cheerleading in hell.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
37
There's a loose, fluid rhythm that courses through the film like an elixir.
Posted Jan 24, 2008
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Undoing (2006)
40
Ah, January, hallowed dustbin for projects half-baked, too cooked, or both, as in the case of this overstuffed actioner.
Posted Jan 24, 2008
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Cloverfield (2008)
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Liberty Kid (2008)
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46
Less a war drama than a set of dueling position papers.
Posted Jan 2, 2008
47
Chopped down to 40 minutes, this could be a wickedly cool short; as is, it's a passable slasher that's still nowhere near the interspecies smackdown we geeks have long imagined.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
48
Superb.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
49
Walk Hard limps soft.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
50
A high-end realist drama quickening skillfully into a thriller.
Posted Dec 20, 2007