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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
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
Let's face it, a little of this guy goes a long way.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
Shoes, money, outfits, shoes, vagina, money, shoes, jewelry, outfits, money, shoes.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
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
I've sat through four Shrek movies. Christ, the things I do for you people.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
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
Please Give (2010)
Nobody loves messy, human imperfections quite like writer-director Nicole Holofcener.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
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
Babies (2010)
This isn't a movie. It's a screensaver.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
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
The Square (2010)
The Edgertons are in complete command of their craft, without bringing anything new to the party.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
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
The Greatest (2010)
The title is incorrect.
Posted Jun 2, 2010
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
Do we laugh or do we cry? In Bong Joo-ho films, the two reactions need not be mutually exclusive.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
He's Michael Corleone for our new 'post-racial' era. The Scarface Obama.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
Ajami (2010)
Copti and Shani are promising talents, but they're a bit too clever for their own good.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
Fish Tank (2010)
A cockney Precious with the volume turned down...
Posted Mar 19, 2010
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
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
National Socialism: The Prequel.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
It is nice to know that even after the apocalypse, people will still be listening to Al Green.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
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
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
Michael Cera's act got old awful fast, didn't it?
Posted Mar 19, 2010
Terry Gilliam can't catch a break.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
"The most pleasant surprise I've had at the movies since Star Trek."
Posted Mar 19, 2010
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
Nine (2009)
Fellini is lucky that he didn't live long enough to see this.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
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
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
The only problem is the me.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
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
A tragedy replayed as farce, and probably the funniest film I've seen all year.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
The Road (2009)
It's just a slow wander through wreckage, waiting for bad stuff to get worse.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
It's a goddamn American tragedy. Let the poor sick bastard rest in peace.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
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
Amelia (2009)
Eventually I just wanted her to crash the damn plane so I could go home already.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
Of course Moore's angry. I don't know anybody who isn't. But what about the movie?
Posted Sep 29, 2009