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Title/Year
Author
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Crossfire (1947)
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Shane (1953)
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Shoah (1985)
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Bridesmaids (2011)
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Spider-Man 2 (2004)
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Inside Job (2010)
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Breathless (1961)
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Inception (2010)
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Black Swan (2010)
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For people who take their movies seriously, a quick course in Romanian might now be necessary -- and so is a trip to the theater to see 4 Months.
Posted Oct 18, 2008
29
As if playing a serenely refined game, Hou transforms constraint into freedom -- which feels more to the point than any plotbound interpretation.
Posted Oct 18, 2008
30
Zodiac (2007)
Zodiac is, as everyone says, an unusually complex and ambitious true-crime story, and (more important) a deeply engaging study of three obsessed men.
Posted Oct 18, 2007
31
You will laugh till the streetlights blink on again in the damp Romanian twilight.
Posted Oct 6, 2007
32
Knocked Up (2007)
I chuckled some; I smiled a lot.
Posted Sep 15, 2007
33
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The studiousness, or maybe affectation, that has informed Mangold's visual style has now been applied to the reproduction of classic Western moviemaking.
Posted Sep 15, 2007
34
A sly, quiet documentary.
Posted Sep 1, 2007
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God must love summer movies, since He designed my nervous system so the frontal lobes could be left idle while the core delights in bursts of pulsing orange fireballs set against an otherwise gun-metal palette. But we must evolve!
Posted Jul 21, 2007
38
Paprika (2006)
Paprika stays in your mind as pure freedom and pure exhilaration.
Posted Jul 17, 2007
39
Czech Dream (2003)
Some of this is hilarious, and some appalling.
Posted Jun 30, 2007
40
Sicko (2007)
What will you see in Sicko? Heartbroken, worried, angry, feisty, funny and valiant people. They're irrefutable.
Posted Jun 30, 2007
41
About a search and not a discovery; about the value of an individual life and the reality of multitudes.
Posted Jun 30, 2007
42
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
43
Offside (2006)
You will probably have a ball with Offside, as you get to know the characters, marvel at their get-ups, share in their boisterous defiance and at last watch them join the celebration.
Posted Mar 31, 2007
44
Killer of Sheep is one of those rare films that's so substantial, you feel you could walk around it, test its weight, observe how firmly and forthrightly it meets the ground.
Posted Mar 31, 2007
45
The Host (2007)
The Host is many things, some of them icky. Above all, though, it is the story of how these slapstick figures rise painfully to the level of competence, and beyond.
Posted Mar 18, 2007
46
The grain of the title puts me in mind of everything that nourishes you in the film: its frankness, probity, care and intelligence, offered not just in crumbs but as a whole loaf. I wish this could be our daily bread.
Posted Mar 18, 2007
47
The Namesake (2006)
There are weddings, parties and a funeral in the movie. Nair knows exactly what to do with these. As a director, she has the instincts of a great hostess -- which I mean as high praise.
Posted Mar 18, 2007
48
Grbavica (2007)
Recognizing that Zbanic had flattered only her characters and not me, I decided this young filmmaker might be allowed room to grow, despite her awards.
Posted Feb 17, 2007
49
I like melodramas. I also like the way this one downplays the dashing, conventional hero in favor of zipped-up Wiesler, who has understood (rather late, I think) that his bosses have no principles, only power.
Posted Feb 17, 2007
50
What emerges most powerfully, though, is an intimate sense of sorrow, and of decency. If there is any chance that popular American cinema will continue to be an art form, then I bet Eastwood's Iwo Jima films will stand as a monumental achievement.
Posted Jan 13, 2007