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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Hard to watch -- not because of its unflinching realism, but rather for its mawkish reliance on every boy hooker flick from Midnight Cowboy to Johns.
Posted Sep 6, 2001
2
Come Undone (2000)
The quintessential gay date at the art house.
Posted Sep 6, 2001
3
4/5
In spirit, 101 Reykjavík is so Almodóvar that it could melt the polar icecap.
Posted Sep 4, 2001
4
If Jeepers Creepers acquires any fans at all, it'll be because the opening act gives us a stake in the action such as movies of any genre rarely offer anymore.
Posted Aug 30, 2001
5
O (2001)
More about good intentions than great drama.
Posted Aug 30, 2001
6
Together (2001)
The film's satiric skewering of '70s liberalism works because it feels emotionally authentic.
Posted Aug 30, 2001
7
1/5
A warped kind of romantic comedy in which the whole is substantially less than the sum of the parts.
Posted Aug 28, 2001
8
1/5
Someday we're all going to look back on this one and l-a-a-a-augh.
Posted Aug 27, 2001
9
Summer Catch (2001)
...one more strikeout in a movie that's loaded with them.
Posted Aug 24, 2001
10
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is less a satire of the crass product Hollywood hurls at us than a reflection of it.
Posted Aug 24, 2001
11
Maybe Baby (2000)
This one's all labor pains, and, in the end, nothing gets delivered.
Posted Aug 23, 2001
12
A mushy, shortcut-laden yawn quite apart from the film from which it stole its material.
Posted Aug 23, 2001
13
A marvelously witty period comedy, consisting in equal measures of lighthearted spoofery and fond homage.
Posted Aug 23, 2001
14
Bubble Boy (2001)
As sweet and resonant a Candide figure as American cinema has generated in years, Jimmy is also an original and undeniable metaphor for adolescent apartness.
Posted Aug 23, 2001
15
Rat Race (2001)
Zucker and Breckman get more than enough humor out of sharp set pieces and smartly scripted character clashes to sprint all the way to the finish line.
Posted Aug 16, 2001
16
Good old-fashioned romantic entertainment, just restrained enough to skirt schmaltz.
Posted Aug 16, 2001
17
It takes a special kind of stinker to turn an up-and-comer with the wily presence of a young Steve McQueen into a tousle-haired action figure.
Posted Aug 16, 2001
18
Lumumba (2001)
The visceral force of Lumumba is a sober reminder that there's nothing more incendiary than the reopening of a forgotten chapter of history.
Posted Aug 16, 2001
19
The Others (2001)
The Others stands apart merely for recognizing that animatronic gargoyles are no substitute for unhinged neuroses.
Posted Aug 9, 2001
20
What was passably cute the first time seems much more puerile and shrill here.
Posted Aug 9, 2001
21
Its emotional sweep is ultimately undercut by murky characterizations and generic plotting.
Posted Aug 9, 2001
22
Session 9 (2001)
May not quite be more than the sum of its creepy parts, but as a reality-is-fear launch into workaday darkness, it clearly points toward the horror genre's best destiny.
Posted Aug 9, 2001
23
The Deep End (2001)
Makes for hypnotic viewing, anchored by a star who's the very model of grace under pressure.
Posted Aug 9, 2001
24
Loaded with smart, sarcastic one-liners and clever potshots at sexless studio movies like In & Out.
Posted Aug 9, 2001
25
Suffers from schizophrenia.
Posted Aug 9, 2001
26
While talky and gimmicky, this witty Gallic film spins a sci-fi scenario near enough to reality that anyone who frequents the information superhighway can relate.
Posted Aug 3, 2001
27
The wealth of pure stuff here, as well as its new proximity to sociopolitical reality, makes Apocalypse Now Redux the best movie of the summer by far.
Posted Aug 2, 2001
28
The film is broad, cute, and calculated at every turn.
Posted Aug 2, 2001
29
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
It's tastier this time around because of the established rapport between Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.
Posted Aug 2, 2001
30
Original Sin (2001)
The script rambles between airy pomposities ... and atrocious ribaldries.
Posted Aug 2, 2001
31
Greenfingers (2001)
A dull, treacly, and predictable entry in the Feel-Good Cross-Cultural U.K. Comedy sweepstakes.
Posted Aug 2, 2001
32
Often it's funny, and often it isn't.
Posted Jul 26, 2001
33
In Porter's capable hands, Jill Fitzpatrick's a feisty, vulnerable P.I. deserving of her own movie franchise.
Posted Jul 26, 2001
34
Jackpot (2001)
The more we realize that we're stuck in the company of a totally relentless loser, the drearier the entire experience becomes.
Posted Jul 26, 2001
35
The most disappointing aspect of Planet of the Apes is that, despite its presentation, the film is so very ordinary, without urgency or revelation.
Posted Jul 26, 2001
36
Soldini's movie gets away with more than it should on warmth alone -- most of it emanating from Licia Maglietta.
Posted Jul 26, 2001
37
Optimistically explores how vastly different people can come together, and how any journey is more about what happens along the way than simply getting from one place to another.
Posted Jul 26, 2001
38
Downtown 81 (2001)
It captures the youthful excitement of a burgeoning creative movement.
Posted Jul 20, 2001
39
Made (2001)
40
Brother (2001)
An awkward hybrid of Kitano yakuza satire and 'hood drama.
Posted Jul 20, 2001
41
It's dull, two-dimensional, and totally toothless.
Posted Jul 19, 2001
42
Dazzlingly, Mitchell has opened up what was essentially a performance concert piece and reinvented the movie musical. You go, girl.
Posted Jul 19, 2001
43
Ghost World (2001)
Both savagely funny and poignant for anyone who's ever had a friendship that felt like their only connection to the outside world.
Posted Jul 19, 2001
44
A sturdy, watchable, Saturday-afternoon-serial throwback that teems with cool creatures. But it's too prefab to really deliver on the promise of 'intense sci-fi terror' written into the movie's MPAA rating description.
Posted Jul 17, 2001
45
The Score (2001)
Like a diet cola, The Score has fizz, but very little savor and no calories to speak of.
Posted Jul 12, 2001
46
Baise-Moi (2000)
A deeply cynical movie and simultaneously an irritating, moronic piece of work.
Posted Jul 12, 2001
47
Pandaemonium (2001)
A harebrained, awkward, and dramatically muddled historical pageant.
Posted Jul 12, 2001
48
Bully (2001)
There's nothing shocking anymore about [Clark's] zit-pocked brand of titillation.
Posted Jul 12, 2001
49
Overloaded with calculated stand-up-and-cheer moments, and there are far too many close-ups of Elle's cuddly Chihuahua.
Posted Jul 12, 2001
50
Has the capacity to inspire awe, but it's still a rough draft.
Posted Jul 10, 2001