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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Baadasssss! (2003)
A tour-de-force by Mario Van Peebles, who not only does an uncanny impression of his cocky and often unsympathetic father, but briskly directed and wrote the insightful screenplay (based on his father's memoirs) with Dennis Haggerty.
Posted May 28, 2004
2
1/4
Not only is Adored amateurish and mawkish even by the standards of American 'gaysploitation' cinema, it's weirdly shy about showing nudity and sex.
Posted May 28, 2004
3
2/4
Can't decide whether it's a romance, a fish-out- of-water flick, a teen-parent conflict story, or a tale of sibling rivalry and reconciliation, and therefore fails at each.
Posted May 28, 2004
4
2.5/4
The jaw-dropping special effects in the weather-gone- wild doomsday film The Day After Tomorrow sweep all else away -- including quibbles about bland characterization and dead-in-the-water dialogue.
Posted May 28, 2004
5
1/4
Twist (2004)
More tedious than affecting, the film feels like an excuse for reproducing more of the kind of kinky imagery notoriously employed by fashion photographer Steven Meisel in his creepy pedophile advertisements for Calvin Klein.
Posted May 21, 2004
6
2/4
Corny and forgettable.
Posted May 21, 2004
7
3/4
Control Room (2004)
The zippily edited doc is relentlessly entertaining, with plenty of drama and even a few moments of dark humor.
Posted May 21, 2004
8
1/4
Stateside (2004)
Writer-director Reverge Anselmo handles sensitive issues not with kid gloves, but with a metaphorical baseball mitt, fumbling with tone and obviously laboring to force quirks upon characters and situations.
Posted May 21, 2004
9
1.5/4
Slick but painfully precious, it strains to be darkly romantic but is bereft of genuine feeling.
Posted May 21, 2004
10
3.5/4
Shrek 2 (2004)
11
2.5/4
A lot of hot air.
Posted May 18, 2004
12
1.5/4
It's a great concept -- but it's done in by an unfocused and uninspired presentation.
Posted May 14, 2004
13
3.5/4
A gorgeous love story set in a battle-scarred house in China in the spring following the end of World War II.
Posted May 14, 2004
14
2.5/4
You never really give a damn about these four lost souls. Despite its technical skills, Strayed proves emotionally hollow.
Posted May 14, 2004
15
1.5/4
16
3/4
A couple of the sketches in the middle drag lifelessly, but the best ones -- usually revolving around a sharp satire of celebrity -- buoy the whole.
Posted May 14, 2004
17
3.5/4
Carandiru (2004)
Marks a terrific comeback for Babenco -- it's the roughest picture of life behind bars since Midnight Express.
Posted May 14, 2004
18
1/4
The 24th Day (2004)
Boasts one of the most ludicrous plots ever committed to digital video.
Posted May 14, 2004
19
1.5/4
Troy (2004)
The lackluster ensemble hired by the director is overwhelmed by the generally impressive sets and crowd scenes (aided by computer-generated images), by the task of playing epic heroes and by David Benioff's rambling, tone-deaf screenplay.
Posted May 14, 2004
20
2/4
For the most part, Breakin' All the Rules feels like a Richard (Love Actually) Curtis film but without the inventiveness and wit.
Posted May 14, 2004
21
3/4
The Junction (2004)
Most telling, perhaps, is the junction itself. Once filled with houses and orange groves, it is now no more than dusty rubble.
Posted May 13, 2004
22
There are several admiring -- and often hilarious -- interviews with an astounding array of Curtis' surviving pals.
Posted May 11, 2004
23
3/4
A short (48 minutes) and sweet tribute to the British folk singer.
Posted May 7, 2004
24
3/4
An entertaining look at America's obesity epidemic and a lively exploration of personal versus corporate responsibility.
Posted May 7, 2004
25
1.5/4
A premise that is equal parts silly and cynical is stretched over 90 uncomfortable minutes, hitting just about every relationship cliché imaginable with incongruous spurts of graphic sex talk spiking the mostly ho-hum dialogue.
Posted May 7, 2004
26
3/4
Oasis (2003)
You'll have to look long and hard to find a performance as emotionally raw as that of Moon So-ri.
Posted May 7, 2004
27
2.5/4
Valentin (2004)
A sweet, often poignant little film.
Posted May 7, 2004
28
3/4
Hirsch ... gives a brave, affecting performance.
Posted May 7, 2004
29
2.5/4
Van Helsing (2004)
Van Helsing is more amusing and exciting than frightening.
Posted May 7, 2004
30
1.5/4
In trying to straddle both the grown-up and kiddie worlds with this inappropriately sexualized effort ... the Olsens have lost their footing.
Posted May 7, 2004
31
3/4
All three actresses are wonderful, but the picture belongs to the commanding Gorintin.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
32
3.5/4
There's no mistaking Saddest for anything but a Maddin production. An exceptional one, at that.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
33
2.5/4
It's raw stuff.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
34
1.5/4
Envy (2004)
An embarrassingly unfunny black comedy.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
35
3/4
Written by Masud and his wife, Catherine Masud, the script is intelligent and affecting.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
36
1/4
As Daniel is drawn deeper into Kyril's web of shady business dealings, the film completely loses its way.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
37
1/4
Godsend (2003)
Lame, leaden and unthrilling.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
38
1.5/4
A sluggish meander through the life of the man considered by many to be a deity of golfing.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
39
2/4
Pierce Brosnan is impossibly suave; Julianne Moore is faultlessly lovely. But the heat they generate together couldn't spark a Boy Scout's campfire.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
40
2/4
Mean Girls (2004)
It's an improvement over the dire Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, but Mean Girls is nowhere near as satisfying as Freaky Friday.
Posted Apr 30, 2004
41
2.5/4
It's a surprisingly charming and fresh comedy that only becomes painfully saccharine in its last 20 minutes.
Posted Apr 23, 2004
42
3/4
Stylish flick, which harkens back to the work of old masters like Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
43
2/4
A thriller that shamelessly rummages through other movies in search of shocks.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
44
3/4
MC5: A True Testimonial should please die-hard fans as well as viewers who have never heard the band and its anthem, 'Kick Out the Jams.'
Posted Apr 22, 2004
45
2.5/4
If you can overlook its TV-episode look, occasional lapses in logic and detours into lurid overkill, this old-school psychological thriller, which marries a tracking-the- serial-killer narrative with occult themes, is a creepy diversion.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
46
3/4
Uses archival footage and music to tell a moving story that's all too common in the Third World.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
47
3/4
Offers a rare, fly- on-the-wall view of three Hollywood bad boys -- Sean Penn, Nick Nolte and Woody Harrelson -- as they rehearse for a play in San Francisco in the fall of 2000.
Posted Apr 21, 2004
48
2/4
Man on Fire (2004)
Man on Fire feels vaguely like something left over from the 1980s, when action heroes were one-note tough guys methodically picking off baddies.
Posted Apr 21, 2004
49
2.5/4
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Posted Apr 17, 2004
50
1/4
An undercooked concept, ineptly executed.
Posted Apr 16, 2004