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Title/Year
Author
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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
4
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
7
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
8
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
9
In Bruges (2008)
10
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
13
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
14
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
15
As vehement in its stereotyping as World War II propaganda.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
16
Sunday (2008)
17
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
18
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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
19
There's a loose, fluid rhythm that courses through the film like an elixir.
Posted Jan 24, 2008
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Undoing (2006)
22
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)
26
Liberty Kid (2008)
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28
Less a war drama than a set of dueling position papers.
Posted Jan 2, 2008
29
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
30
Superb.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
31
Walk Hard limps soft.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
32
A high-end realist drama quickening skillfully into a thriller.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
33
This entertaining romp, directed by Mike Nichols, has elegantly turned bluster to burn, and a host of true-blue American types who don't even pretend to be flesh and blood.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
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LaGravenese has sliced away the worst of Ahern's excruciating prose, but that proves a negative virtue.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
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38
What we get instead is Alvin, Simon and Theodore lovingly rendered huggably fuzzy in CG, which apparently sapped all the movie's budget so that such things as continuity and art direction have gone out the window.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
39
Schlocky.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
40
One incredible tale.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
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Timber Falls (2007)
Giglio doesn't quite seem able to decide what his tone is, incongruously mixing goofy redneck humor with harrowing scenes of intense pain, but horror fans should dig it nonetheless
Posted Dec 6, 2007
43
Juno (2007)
Tart of tongue and sweet of disposition, Juno offers living proof that crisp writing, graceful directing and an abundantly poised young lead can perk up a premise that's been bludgeoned to death.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
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Awake (2007)
A medical thriller with a noggin full of novocaine, this shocker about a botched heart surgery evidently suffered brain surgery to match.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
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Aaja Nachle (2007)
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