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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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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
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Schlocky.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
8
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
11
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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Forfeit (2007)
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Though meagerly plotted and devoid of narrative surprise, the micro-budgeted Divine Intervention cuts deeper than your typical Hollywood rom-com because of its willingness to address real problems confronting the African-American community.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
21
I'd say it must be seen to be believed, but really you ought to wait for TiVo on this one, so you can just skip to the good parts.
Posted Nov 30, 2007
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The Savages (2007)
[Director] Jenkins gleefully rubs the more graphic symptoms of dementia in our faces. But the movie also comes with the wistful sadness of a maturing filmmaker who understands that in matters of death, sorrow and black comedy often walk hand in hand.
Posted Nov 29, 2007
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Borderland (2007)
...ultimately descends into a brutal orgy of torture and mutilation that's harrowing to watch, because it's played completely real.
Posted Nov 18, 2007
24
The Road Warrior minus the roads, so what's the point?
Posted Nov 18, 2007
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...starts out like the sort of indie art-house fare you'd expect an up-and-coming film student to make...but soon a mutant strain of bubonic plague spread by rats starts turning all the inhabitants of New York into rat-faced zombies.
Posted Nov 18, 2007
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What's actually afoot is a full-on horror remake of Monsters, Inc.
Posted Nov 18, 2007
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Beowulf (2007)
Think you already know the epic tale? Not this version, you don't.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
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Things grow tediously familiar.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
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Om Shanti Om (2007)
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Smiley Face (2007)

It's a blast.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
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Saawariya (2007)
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Fred Claus (2007)
If you must haul the kids to yet another annual (per)version of A Christmas Carol, you could do a lot worse than this cheeky, modestly edgy caper from Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin and screenwriter Dan Fogelman.
Posted Nov 8, 2007
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Lyrical and funny, Full Grown Men is a tough-minded film about the need to grow up.
Posted Nov 7, 2007
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Darfur Now (2007)
If you evaluate Darfur Now against the goals it sets for itself -- as a stirring call to action -- it must be considered lacking.
Posted Nov 2, 2007
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Most of the movie is surprisingly effective at feeding the audience a liberal critique of capitalism, cleverly disguised as a thriller.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
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Fascinating.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
40
Park (2006)
[Makes] the most of thrifty means to highly entertaining effect.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
41
The Caltech Beavers are a surprisingly charming group of overachievers who prove to have as much heart on the court as they do brains in the classroom.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
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Saw IV (2007)
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O Jerusalem (2007)
Director Elie Chouraqui and co-writer Didier Lepecheur [fall] prey to a fatal evenhandedness that reduces a complex battle for the loveliest, most fought-over city in the world to a pile of heroic clichés.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
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Rails & Ties (2007)
No doubt about it, Alison Eastwood has picked up a thing or two from her old man. Her debut feature is slow, deliberate, assured, and shot with a graceful feel for place -- none of which is enough to overcome the creaky themes.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
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The breezy tone and obvious fun being had by the cast make Finishing the Game a slight, low-key cool cinematic essay on identity politics.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
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Black Irish (2007)
It's too sincere and thoughtful to be immediately dismissed. But it is terribly frustrating viewing: so much time and creative energy spent making a movie that, in one form or another, the audience has already seen.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
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The Comebacks displays nothing remotely clever or effective; rather, it will make you question whether in fact you ever found David Koechner funny in all those Will Ferrell comedies.
Posted Oct 20, 2007
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Weirdsville (2007)
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Trigger Man (2007)