Los Angeles Times
Aurora Borealis (2006)
Al Franken: God Spoke (2006)
The Science of Sleep (2006)
"Nothing much happens, but a lot goes on. It perfectly captures the feeling of what it's like to be young, creative, lost, idealistic and maladjusted, and it recognizes the overlap between the urge to create things and the longing for love."
All The King's Men (2006)
"An intricate, subtly rewarding narrative whose uncompromising nature and undeniable moral seriousness make it far from business as usual, even in the ever-decreasing world of quality Hollywood filmmaking."
I Trust You to Kill Me (2006)
My Country, My Country (2006)
"What My Country, My Country does best is show us that while both the Americans and the Iraqis care about the country's future, their cultural backgrounds and world views inevitably make them seem alien to each other."
The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
"Although writer-director Frank E. Flowers, making his feature-film debut, falls into the common traps of MTV-Soderbergh progeny, busybody editing and camera action, he generates tension with relatively strong storytelling and compelling relationships."
The Last Kiss (2006)
The Ground Truth (2006)
The Black Dahlia (2006)
"Despite some amusing distractions, watching the big picture coalesce is not unlike watching someone complete a jigsaw puzzle. It all comes together eventually, but you already saw the image on the box."
The Covenant (2006)
Neo Ned (2005)
"It's a little rough around the edges, to be sure, but with such strong lead performances there is something irresistible in the film's audaciously straight-faced portrayal of such an unlikely relationship."
Mutual Appreciation (2006)
"You can't exactly call it progress, but it is thrilling (in a low-key sort of way) to see real young adults looking and acting the way they do, light years away from the toothy flesh-bots that have supplanted them on screen."
Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)
"... there's something nihilistic about having to watch Sherry regress to her not-so-happy childhood the moment she gets home, and something alienating about the way in which her compulsions completely overshadow her personality."
"Judge has a gift for delivering brutal satire in the trappings of low comedy and for making heroes out of ordinary people whose humanity makes them suspect in a world where every inch of space, including mental, is mediated."
The Wicker Man (2006)
Princesas (Princesses) (2005)
"Writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa embraces a pair of Madrid streetwalkers with such affection and compassion that their story, even though prostitutes are a staple of the movies, actually seems fresh and distinctive."
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
Half Nelson (2006)
"Made with assurance, restraint and psychological acuity by director Ryan Fleck and anchored by Ryan Gosling's commanding performance, this paradigmatic American independent feature approaches recurring themes in a compelling new way."
Fanfan la Tulipe (1953)
The Dogwalker (2002)
Two Drifters (2006)
The Quiet (2006)
Reinas (Queens) (2006)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Roving Mars (2006)
"Crossing the Bridge does more than offer a wide variety of entertaining and intoxicating Turkish music. It also uses music to paint a portrait of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city and provide a window into a rich and varied national culture."
The Illusionist (2006)
Trust the Man (2006)
House of Sand (2006)
The L.A. Riot Spectacular (2005)
"A veteran director of music videos, [Marc] Klasfeld has for his feature film debut churned out a lifeless series of sketch-comedy ideas that presumably would make even the Wayans brothers blanch at their broadness."
Poster Boy (2006)
13 Tzameti (2005)
Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005)