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Bee Movie (2007)
It's impersonal. It doesn't come from anywhere interesting.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
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Darfur Now (2007)
The depressing subtext is that even with detailed proof of ongoing genocide, it takes movie stars to get to the movers and shakers, and to get worthy movies like this one into theaters.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
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Redacted (2007)
Critics have called the movie crude and punishing. All right, the defense concedes all that, but the movie does a harrowing job of depicting the psychological toll of the occupation on both Iraqis and U.S. soldiers.
Posted Nov 12, 2007
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See the movie if you like emotional car wrecks and people who can't hold their mud.
Posted Nov 12, 2007
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War Dance (2007)
The glories of War/Dance are torturously won, and all the more glorious for it.
Posted Nov 5, 2007
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Here's the gist: It's a near masterpiece.
Posted Nov 5, 2007
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The new antiwar pictures are all clunks and wind, but they're full of fervent acting and affectingly rough -- they lack the usual studio overpolish. Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs is the clunkiest, windiest, and roughest of the lot.
Posted Nov 5, 2007
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Diva (1981)
This is style as a force of nature.
Posted Nov 3, 2007
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Their ambition is out there. But for all the sprawl, American Gangster feels secondhand. It's like Scarface drained of blood, at arm's length from the culture that spawned it.
Posted Nov 2, 2007
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The problem is structural. After the invasion, we're marooned with the dull survivors.
Posted Oct 27, 2007
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Often howlingly funny, and the actors are a treat.
Posted Oct 22, 2007
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[Sidney Lumet's] touch in Before the Devil is so sure, so perfectly weighted, that it's hard to imagine him capable of making a bad movie.
Posted Oct 22, 2007
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Rendition (2007)
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Sleuth (2007)
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The Kingdom (2007)
Sensationally directed by Peter Berg.
Posted Oct 6, 2007
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Lake of Fire (2007)
This sprawling, scary, nearly unbearable film [is] more important than ever.
Posted Oct 1, 2007
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The Good Night takes familiar (embarrassingly familiar) male-angst material and makes it go loop-de-loop, so that the jokes hit you from behind and underneath while the bleakness smacks you in the face.
Posted Oct 1, 2007
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Clooney is as good as he has ever been.
Posted Oct 1, 2007
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Hit and miss, but its tone of lyric melancholy is remarkably sustained.
Posted Sep 24, 2007
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Like Lee's other films, Lust, Caution grows out of a tension between essence and form -- between a person's emotions and the role he or she must play.
Posted Sep 24, 2007
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It's better when it's threatening, but Leconte knows his audience.
Posted Sep 22, 2007
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Toots (2008)
Toots leaves you longing for a more public culture, for places where the palship isn't just the upshot of intoxication. It's a cinematic happy hour.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
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Into the Wild is all over the place and ultimately, I think, wrongheaded in its attack. But [Director Sean] Penn gives it the good old college try -- or perhaps I should say, the good old society-dropout try.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
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The Last Winter was shot in northern Iceland and Alaska, and despite some too-explicit imagery in the final moments, the claustrophobia-to-psychosis continuum is harrowingly fluid.
Posted Sep 17, 2007
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3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The editing is tense and there's mucho splatter but the climax is unforgivable for reasons I can't spell out -- and owes something to a recent picture I can't name.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
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I came out giddy, feeling lighter -- by about five-sixths -- than I did when I went in.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
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Eastern Promises is finally conventional, even sentimental.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
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What could impel Jodie Foster and director Neil Jordan to whisk us back to the bad old days of Death Wish and Ms. 45? Were their credit cards maxed out?
Posted Sep 10, 2007
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Paul Haggis's In the Valley of Elah is vital in spite of its mustiness.
Posted Sep 10, 2007
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Superbad (2007)
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Jason Kohn's gripping Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) is the opposite of a high-school science doc.
Posted Aug 13, 2007
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Stardust (2007)
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Fans of 24 will be amazed to find a hero who makes Jack Bauer seem like a study in sissydom.
Posted Aug 6, 2007
50
Doesn't make the existential leap to the big screen, and it doesn't have the density of gags or the lunatic free-association of the best episodes.
Posted Aug 6, 2007