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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1/4
It's become almost trite to criticize him for his recent string of dubious movies, but we'll do it anyway, because he's capable of so much better.
Posted Jan 28, 2005
2
3/4
Army of One (2005)
Anyone thinking of enlisting in the Army might want to take a look at Army of One, a compelling documentary by Canadian Sarah Goodman.
Posted Jan 27, 2005
3
2/4
A predictable but pleasant kids movie.
Posted Jan 24, 2005
4
3.5/4
Machuca (2004)
Grabs our hearts by lingering over details of the trio's friendship.
Posted Jan 23, 2005
5
3.5/4
Head-On (2005)
Any sense of predictability is extinguished by these two thoroughly engaging actors. Despite their less-than-saintly behavior, you won't be able to take your eyes off either.
Posted Jan 21, 2005
6
2/4
Monsieur N. (2004)
Pretentious and melodramatic.
Posted Jan 21, 2005
7
2.5/4
Arakimentari (2004)
It would have helped if Araki's critics had more of a say.
Posted Jan 21, 2005
8
3/4
Watermarks (2005)
A moving, poignant tale about triumph in the face of the unthinkable.
Posted Jan 21, 2005
9
3/4
Alnoy produces and maintains a unsettling mood that draws viewers in while keeping them guessing.
Posted Jan 21, 2005
10
1/4
Parents should be warned that dropping the kids off at this one may be tantamount to child abuse.
Posted Jan 21, 2005
11
2.5/4
New Yorkers still won dering how President Bush got re-elected may learn something from this comprehensive British TV documentary.
Posted Jan 20, 2005
12
3/4
A thriller that actually thrills.
Posted Jan 19, 2005
13
2/4
All the characters are flat-out stereotypes; there isn't a surprising plot twist in sight, and even the singing is nothing to write home about.
Posted Jan 14, 2005
14
1.5/4
The action scenes might grab you, but there's a lot of talky downtime.
Posted Jan 14, 2005
15
2/4
Coach Carter (2005)
The inspirational tale becomes just another by-the-numbers, cliché-ridden sports film.
Posted Jan 14, 2005
16
1/4
Elektra (2005)
17
1/4
White Noise (2005)
Silly and unscary.
Posted Jan 7, 2005
18
2/4
You might say it's a case of too many ingredients spoiling the meal.
Posted Jan 7, 2005
19
0/4
Aspires to be a highly stylized exploration of the mind of a serial killer, but it's nothing more than a gory, bloodsoaked snuff film, reveling in its own shock value as women are stabbed, strangled, raped and mutilated.
Posted Jan 7, 2005
20
3/4
Quote not available.
Posted Jan 1, 2005
21
3/4
Features Sean Penn in a mesmerizing portrayal.
Posted Dec 30, 2004
22
1.5/4
Endless and pretentious.
Posted Dec 29, 2004
23
2/4
An uneasy blend of tragedy, comedy and anti-Semitism.
Posted Dec 29, 2004
24
3/4
Consistently funny.
Posted Dec 29, 2004
25
3.5/4
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Don Cheadle takes his rightful place among America's greatest actors in Hotel Rwanda.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
26
3/4
Amelio deals with the sensitive subject in a mature matter, refusing to descend into Hollywood-style schmaltz.
Posted Dec 27, 2004
27
1/4
Fat Albert (2004)
A 10-minute cartoon expanded into an especially long and deadly after-school special.
Posted Dec 24, 2004
28
3.5/4
The Woodsman (2004)
Given its genuinely disturbing subject matter, The Woodsman isn't what you would call a crowd pleaser, but it's definitely a work of art.
Posted Dec 24, 2004
29
2/4
A sloppy and not-funny- enough sequel to Meet the Parents.
Posted Dec 22, 2004
30
1/4
The falling chandelier, the signature moment of Phantom, has been moved from the end of the first act to the climax of the movie -- by which point non-devotees may need to be roused from their sleep by their companions.
Posted Dec 22, 2004
31
3/4
Using Darger's own drawings (some of them animated by the filmmakers) and words, as well as interviews with the few people who came in contact with him, Yu presents a compelling, somewhat disturbing portrait of the artist.
Posted Dec 22, 2004
32
1.5/4
Quote not available.
Posted Dec 20, 2004
33
2.5/4
A lavishly mounted blockbuster that has little personality of its own except on a purely visual level.
Posted Dec 20, 2004
34
2/4
The wonderful character actors in the original ... are succeeded by a fairly anonymous bunch.
Posted Dec 20, 2004
35
2.5/4
The film is based on a true story, but that doesn't stop Amenabar from inventing certain characters and incidents to further his tearjerker agenda -- and court Oscar voters, who love this kind of high-toned schmaltz.
Posted Dec 17, 2004
36
2/4
Follows the formula long ago established for movies of this ilk: the Big Crisis, followed by the Big Revelation, followed by the Big Showdown, followed by the Happy Ending.
Posted Dec 17, 2004
37
3/4
The Aviator (2004)
The movie equivalent of a lavish coffee-table book, a love letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood from one of its foremost students.
Posted Dec 17, 2004
38
1.5/4
Seems to be telling us a lot more about its star and director, Kevin Spacey, than its ostensible subject, Bobby Darin.
Posted Dec 17, 2004
39
2/4
Spanglish (2004)
There is no shortage of zingers (mostly delivered by Evelyn), but the film lacks credibility.
Posted Dec 17, 2004
40
4/4
41
3/4
Santa Smokes (2002)
Who says you need a big crew and tons of money to make an enjoyable movie?
Posted Dec 15, 2004
42
3/4
Closer (2004)
Impeccably acted and directed -- but quite icy.
Posted Dec 11, 2004
43
3/4
The freeze-frame finale is a stunner.
Posted Dec 10, 2004
44
2/4
An old-fashioned soaper that will please or not, depending on a viewer's tolerance for schmaltz.
Posted Dec 10, 2004
45
1/4
Save your money and rent one of those old Hudson-Doris Day comedies instead.
Posted Dec 10, 2004
46
3/4
Dolls (2002)
Lush and poetic, Dolls proves once again that Kitano is one of the world's most original filmmakers.
Posted Dec 10, 2004
47
3/4
This slickly entertaining sequel is all about savoring eye candy.
Posted Dec 10, 2004
48
3/4
49
3/4
Kauffman and Briski -- the kids called her Zana Auntie -- avoid the temptation to sentimentalize their subjects.
Posted Dec 8, 2004
50
1/4