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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
It's a simple tale of father-and-son bonding that director Huo Jianqi injects with a quiet power, and it benefits greatly from the gorgeous lushness of its backdrop.
Posted Oct 22, 2004
2
3/4
Lightning is a joyous, toe-tapping celebration of a musical style born of sorrow.
Posted Oct 22, 2004
3
3/4
The acting's uneven, to put it gently, but that's part of the demented charm of this micro-budget splatter-fest.
Posted Oct 22, 2004
4
4/4
Sideways (2004)
It's a joy to watch comedy unfold so naturally, the laughs gently teased out from our growing knowledge of the characters, their imperfections, doubts and, yes, emotional pain.
Posted Oct 22, 2004
5
1/4
Never rises above the level of a second-rate TV sit-com.
Posted Oct 22, 2004
6
2/4
The Grudge (2004)
Mostly, it's a tepid affair.
Posted Oct 22, 2004
7
0/4
IF Hans Blix is still searching for bombs, he should check out Surviving Christmas, a crass, shrill and laughless disaster of a holiday comedy with a desperately mugging Ben Affleck that should be banned under the Geneva Convention.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
8
3/4
It's a sweet and light-hearted endeavor that shows Breillat isn't a one-trick pony.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
9
3/4
Final Cut (1998)
Quote not available.
Posted Oct 19, 2004
10
1/4
Ranks high on the squirm meter. But, unlike in most of [Breillat's] earlier work, there's no emotional payoff.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
11
4/4
Consistently hilarious.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
12
1/4
There isn't even any exciting dancing here, and what hoofing there is has been heavily edited, usually with the dancers' feet cropped off.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
13
1.5/4
Hair Show (2004)
The story is so slight, a low-wattage hair dryer could blow it away.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
14
1/4
When a character remarks near the end that 'some things are best forgotten,' she could be talking about this dreary, unexciting thriller.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
15
3/4
Moolaadé (2004)
A stand-up-and-cheer finale.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
16
1.5/4
Eulogy (2004)
That Eulogy has any laughs is largely a testament to the understated Romano -- he and Deschanel are the only ones in the cast who aren't straining to be funny.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
17
3/4
Being Julia (2004)
[Bening] pulls out all the stops playing a limelight-loving stage diva in 1930s London, and her vivacious performance should guarantee her a spot on Oscar's list of Best Actress nominees.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
18
2.5/4
There's little here to make this stand out in an already well-stuffed genre.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
19
2/4
P.S. (2004)
Flawless work by the two actors can't quite save this mushy, chick-lit fantasy.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
20
3/4
Worth seeking out.
Posted Oct 14, 2004
21
0/4
Another repulsive, fetishistic trawl through the life and crimes of a serial killer.
Posted Oct 12, 2004
22
3/4
More compelling than Cimino's long-winded epic.
Posted Oct 12, 2004
23
2.5/4
The film delivers what sports fans really want.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
24
3.5/4
Vera Drake (2004)
Vera Drake confirms Leigh's reputation as one of the world's master filmmakers -- and showcases Staunton as one of its great actresses.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
25
3/4
Stage Beauty (2004)
Claire Danes and Billy Crudup certainly spark a terrific chemistry on screen.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
26
3/4
Although taking place 25 years in the past, director-writer Sabiha Sumar's debut feature has relevance in the world as we now know it.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
27
3/4
The documentary takes no sides, but its bleak message is all too clear.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
28
1.5/4
Walken invests Turner, a former convict and heroin addict, with a world-weariness and pathos that far exceed anything in the script -- or the terrible makeup he's wearing.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
29
1/4
Primer (2004)
The humorless, self-important narrative is so impenetrable, you'd have to consult a synopsis to know they're traveling back and forth in time in increments of a few hours, with unforeseen consequences.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
30
3.5/4
Vodka Lemon (2004)
He's in no hurry to tell the story, and viewers drawn in by the warm-hearted tale and charmingly eccentric characters will be in no hurry for the closing credits.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
31
1/4
Overlong, blandly soporific movie.
Posted Oct 8, 2004
32
3/4
A tender tribute to Gerard Baptiste, one of 10 firemen from Ladder 9 in Lower Manhattan who perished.
Posted Oct 6, 2004
33
.5/4
Taxi (2004)
The most embarrassing SNL vehicle since Pootie Tang.
Posted Oct 6, 2004
34
4/4
Tarnation (2004)
Caouette's triumph over his harrowing childhood and adolescence is itself a huge accomplishment -- but with Tarnation, he has used art, wit and a huge heart to forge his experiences into an unqualified masterpiece.
Posted Oct 6, 2004
35
2.5/4
Fans of the cult helmer who expect the usual gore will be disappointed -- but there are compensations.
Posted Oct 6, 2004
36
2/4
The subject is worth exploring -- unfortunately, de Seve does so in a cut-and-dried manner that never explains why these two couples were able to stay together for so long.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
37
3/4
Dig! (2004)
An unusually insightful rockumentary, and filmmaker Ondi Timoner provides a comprehensively candid look at two hugely talented indie bands over the course of seven years.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
38
1/4
Shark Tale (2004)
Despite the all-star cast, Shark Tale is a shipwreck.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
39
3/4
Look at Me (2005)
On the talky side, but like Jaoui's directing debut, The Taste of Others, it offers uniformly excellent performances and smart observations on social and family interactions.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
40
3/4
Butler's film still manages to accomplish what the candidate's foundering campaign has utterly failed to do.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
41
3/4
Deadline (2004)
So potent, it could change the mind of even the most staunch defender of capital punishment.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
42
3/4
Amid the pandemonium there's a sense of truly rigorous soul-searching.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
43
2/4
Unconvincing performances and overwritten dialogue make Woman fail to resonate.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
44
1/4
Ladder 49 (2004)
Plays as if the filmmakers compiled a list of every smoke-eater cliché imaginable and then resolutely set about crossing them off.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
45
3/4
Using a first-rate cast and script, combined with jump cuts and vivid shots of Sao Paulo, Barros delivers a thought-provoking message about the high price of materialism and political dissent.
Posted Sep 27, 2004
46
3/4
Rick (2004)
Daniel Handler's script has snap, crackle and pop (he's the author of the popular Lemony Snicket children's books), and Curtiss Clayton's direction is darkly crisp.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
47
1/4
Moog (2004)
A collection of dry interviews and so-so music, it's better suited to public TV than the big screen.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
48
2.5/4
The Last Shot is wildly uneven, but contains moments that are right up there with The Player.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
49
1/4
Mind the Gap (2005)
Schaeffer's rip-off -- er, homage -- to Magnolia.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
50
3/4
The Yes Men (2004)
Subversively funny.
Posted Sep 24, 2004