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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
For anybody worried Amelie wasn't overstylized and cutesy-poo enough, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet finally disappears completely up his own twee-hole...
Posted Jul 13, 2010
2
Solitary Man (2010)
A bit too-neatly designed as The Ultimate Michael Douglas Experience, it's an irresistible one-man show of arrogant entitlement and aching vulnerability.
Posted Jul 13, 2010
3
Let's face it, a little of this guy goes a long way.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
4
Shoes, money, outfits, shoes, vagina, money, shoes, jewelry, outfits, money, shoes.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
5
Feels like one of those goofy old Star Trek episodes in which Kirk and Spock go back in time to make some sort of baldly allegorical point.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
6
I've sat through four Shrek movies. Christ, the things I do for you people.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
7
You'll wonder if the message of the movie is that the process of adoption turns women into vicious hags. But that can't be right, can it?
Posted Jun 2, 2010
8
Please Give (2010)
Nobody loves messy, human imperfections quite like writer-director Nicole Holofcener.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
9
Iron Man 2 (2010)
You won't find a more overqualified cast this year. Then out come the CGI effects and everything becomes a yawn.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
10
Babies (2010)
This isn't a movie. It's a screensaver.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
11
Pours a ton of genre influences into the archetypal Cuisinart, pureeing everything from chop-socky cheapies to The Road Warrior in a gargantuan, cheerfully anachronistic romp.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
12
The Square (2010)
The Edgertons are in complete command of their craft, without bringing anything new to the party.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
13
Kick-Ass (2010)
Finally, a comic-book superhero movie for people who are sick to death of comic-book superhero movies.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
14
The Greatest (2010)
The title is incorrect.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
15
Stop me if you've heard this one, but sometimes politicians get us into wars that last forever and go nowhere under false pretenses.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
16
Do we laugh or do we cry? In Bong Joo-ho films, the two reactions need not be mutually exclusive.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
17
He's Michael Corleone for our new 'post-racial' era. The Scarface Obama.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
18
Ajami (2010)
Copti and Shani are promising talents, but they're a bit too clever for their own good.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
19
Fish Tank (2010)
A cockney Precious with the volume turned down...
Posted Mar 19, 2010
20
A smashingly acted but dramatically thin expose of men behaving badly that isn't nearly as revelatory as it seems to think it is.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
21
Legion (2010)
Oh, what a wacky bunch of stereotypes in this diner! There's a rich guy, a black person and even Dennis Quaid!
Posted Mar 19, 2010
22
National Socialism: The Prequel.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
23
It is nice to know that even after the apocalypse, people will still be listening to Al Green.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
24
Peter Jackson is an infant sitting at the grown-ups table, and this proves once and for all he has no business making movies for adults.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
25
Crazy Heart (2009)
Bridges raises the bar (har-har) for being shafaced onscreen, stumbling and vomiting his way to the stage in podunk clubs..."
Posted Mar 19, 2010
26
Michael Cera's act got old awful fast, didn't it?
Posted Mar 19, 2010
27
Terry Gilliam can't catch a break.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
28
"The most pleasant surprise I've had at the movies since Star Trek."
Posted Mar 19, 2010
29
Meyers doesn't have to do much besides put these silly dynamos next to one another and let them enjoy riffing.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
30
Nine (2009)
Fellini is lucky that he didn't live long enough to see this.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
31
Avatar (2009)
The movie looks like the kind of gaudy, 1970s airbrush painting you'd see on a van owned by your stoner friend who goes to too many Rush concerts.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
32
Invictus (2009)
Freeman's Mandela is deeply flawed, single-minded when it comes to his job, and has a way with one-liners. In short, he's an Eastwood hero.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
33
The only problem is the me.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
34
One of the things that makes George Clooney a great movie star is that he's always letting us know just how much fun he's having being George Clooney.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
35
A tragedy replayed as farce, and probably the funniest film I've seen all year.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
36
The Road (2009)
It's just a slow wander through wreckage, waiting for bad stuff to get worse.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
37
The first warning bell sounds when Woody boasts of his AA membership, as I don't believe anybody has ever seen Harrelson stay sober for an entire movie... or even an afternoon.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
38
It pushed my outrage buttons like no movie since those Ghetto-bots in Transformers 2 admitted they didn't know how to read.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
39
Everywhere this poor lady tries to go, there's always a guy or two loudly performing a David Foster Wallace monologue within earshot.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
40
The Box (2009)
Kelly stretches a perfectly good 22-minute television episode out to two hours with an insane barrage of red herrings and metaphysical sci-fi mumbo-jumbo
Posted Mar 19, 2010
41
Strained and uncomfortably buffonish. Everybody (except Clooney) is mugging when they should've just tried acting. Real satire draws blood. This one nudges you in the ribs.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
42
It's a goddamn American tragedy. Let the poor sick bastard rest in peace.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
43
Antichrist (2009)
Provocative, sloppy and intellectually retarded -- the entire picture feels like it's sprung forth from Von Trier's Id without a second thought as to the consequences.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
44
Amelia (2009)
Eventually I just wanted her to crash the damn plane so I could go home already.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
45
What stays with you is the sadness. There's an almost unbearable undertow of melancholy in director Spike Jonze's awkward, arty adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1963 picture book.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
46
An Education (2009)
Tenderly looks back upon statutory rape as a rite of passage, and it's a testament to fine performances that the film only feels icky in retrospect.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
47
Grappling with massive cosmic mysteries on a deceptively mundane stage, it's a film about the silence of God, seething with profound existential panic... viewed through the hilariously cracked prism of everyday suburban minutiae.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
48
Even a corrosive influence like yours truly finds something a bit hinky about the motto 'Just Say Yes.' At least when applied to raising children.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
49
All the dazzling, limitless comedic potential here, and we're stuck waiting for the hot younger girl to wise up and learn to love the homely guy who wrote the movie?
Posted Oct 27, 2009
50
Of course Moore's angry. I don't know anybody who isn't. But what about the movie?
Posted Sep 29, 2009