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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Screamers (2006)
An impassioned synthesis of concert film and political exposé about the rock group System of a Down's intensely personal campaign to stop genocide.
Posted Dec 8, 2006
2
3.5/4
...Off the Black is a low-key, but powerful drama that allows some great actors to do what they do best.
Posted Dec 8, 2006
3
2/4
This unwieldy mix of action, romance, and politics collapses under the weight of its high-minded ambitions and questionable story.
Posted Dec 8, 2006
4
3/4
It is not a holiday classic on par with A Christmas Story. But it does provide a lot of laughs and does do exactly what a yuletide movie should: it makes merry.
Posted Dec 8, 2006
5
3.5/4
The Holiday (2006)
The sheer volume of intense emotional content has a cumulative effect that will easily win over anyone whose heart and mind are open to it.
Posted Dec 8, 2006
6
2.5/4
Apocalypto (2006)
The film's ultimate descent into laughable implausibility is regrettable, for there's so much that's otherwise genuinely impressive about the boldly realized, yet wildly uneven Apocalypto.
Posted Dec 8, 2006
7
3/4
Starter for Ten benefits from an inviting story, but it's McAvoy's lively performance that lends the movie its engaging buoyancy.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
8
4/4
An irresistible and affecting mixture of horror, fantasy, history, and drama.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
9
3.5/4
As in any good melodrama, After the Wedding indulges in its share of tears, but it's also surprisingly hopeful.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
10
4/4
Polley is starting from a very lofty place. We can only marvel at what she might do next.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
11
3/4
Fido (2007)
A delirious '50s satire.
Posted Dec 6, 2006
12
2/4
Two Weeks (2006)
The humor feels forced -- there's a smug, jokey quality to most of it -- and it rarely cuts deeper than your average sitcom quip.
Posted Dec 1, 2006
13
2/4
Penn isn't quite as charming here as he was in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, but he has a lot less to work with.
Posted Dec 1, 2006
14
3/4
In its own low-key way, 10 Items or Less is completely satisfying, and as a showcase for a great veteran actor and a gifted young actress, it's essential viewing.
Posted Dec 1, 2006
15
3/4
3 Needles (2006)
3 Needles is difficult to take at times, but it ultimately rewards those viewers willing to meet its challenges.
Posted Dec 1, 2006
16
1/4
Ultimately, the best approach to Turistas is to do what these tourists should have done: just stay home.
Posted Dec 1, 2006
17
2/4
Beautifully shot, but dramatically inert.
Posted Dec 1, 2006
18
2/4
[Director Nacho] Cerdà's craftsmanship and his overall sense of seriousness keep The Abandoned from being a bad film, but it simply isn't very scary or involving. It just feels too familiar and dull.
Posted Nov 25, 2006
19
3.5/4

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Posted Nov 25, 2006
20
1.5/4
Absurdly overlong skit masquerading as a feature film.
Posted Nov 23, 2006
21
3.5/4
It is still an excellent adaptation, Bennett's wit and the fine cast surviving and ultimately triumphing in the transition from the theater to the multiplex.
Posted Nov 22, 2006
22
2/4
Déjà Vu (2006)
A flabby, tasteless, and nonsensical thriller from Tony Scott that starts off with a bang but quickly devolves into the ridiculous.
Posted Nov 22, 2006
23
2/4
The Fountain (2006)
The Fountain is not an unmitigated disaster -- just a disappointment from an undeniably talented filmmaker.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
24
2/4
The word 'comedy' only applies loosely; the laughs are strictly sporadic, and not even Danny DeVito's gruff appeal is enough to overcome the soulless cynicism at the heart of this paint-by-numbers exercise.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
25
1/4
Let's Go to Prison announces its desperation right from the opening credits, thanks to a montage of celebrity mug shots and arrest footage suggesting there are still laughs to be had at James Brown and Martha Stewart's expense.
Posted Nov 20, 2006
26
3/4
A visual treat, with characters that look like caricatures and a house that's as much of a monster as anything Hollywood has given us.
Posted Nov 19, 2006
27
3.5/4
Sweet Land (2006)
A heartfelt work of radiant simplicity and plainspoken eloquence, Sweet Land offers viewers a lovely reprieve from overproduced, marketing-driven studio schlock.
Posted Nov 18, 2006
28
4/4
Iraq in Fragments opens a window on the world of the war's casualties in a narrative triptych that's profoundly haunting and often ravishing.
Posted Nov 18, 2006
29
3/4
An artful, quietly moving hybrid of documentary and narrative cinema.
Posted Nov 17, 2006
30
3/4
... still far funnier than most of what passes for movie comedy these days ...
Posted Nov 17, 2006
31
3/4
Happy Feet (2006)
Who would have thought that the director of the violent revenge flick Mad Max would go on to create some of the most charming children's films since Walt Disney?
Posted Nov 17, 2006
32
4/4
This perfectly paced, thoughtfully written, and impeccably acted masterpiece is a gourmet meal from one of American cinema's master chefs.
Posted Nov 17, 2006
33
2.5/4
While longtime admirers of the brothers' animated shorts and music videos will undoubtedly love it, there's an airless, oppressively stylized quality to the film that ultimately proves more wearying than exhilarating.
Posted Nov 17, 2006
34
3.5/4
Candy (2006)
Beautifully shot and wonderfully directed, Candy is a gut-wrenching, sobering, and passionate look at relationships, addiction, and one woman's journey down the rabbit hole.
Posted Nov 17, 2006
35
4/4
Once the story is fully engaged, the suspense never lets up ...
Posted Nov 17, 2006
36
2/4
Bobby (2006)
The best anyone can say about Bobby is that writer/director Emilio Estevez's heart is in the right place.
Posted Nov 17, 2006
37
3/4
There's so much that's very right about Casino Royale -- from the knockout opening action sequence in Madagascar to the sizzling chemistry between Craig and Green -- that you leave the theater happily shaken and stirred.
Posted Nov 17, 2006
38
3/4

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Posted Nov 16, 2006
39
4/4
The intimacy and immediacy of digital video has allowed Lynch to make his most personal film yet, and the result is one of the richest and most rewarding moviegoing experiences of 2006.
Posted Nov 11, 2006
40
2/4
The Return (2006)
Asif Kapadia's The Return is a visually sumptuous but emotionally stillborn thriller that may be a bit too modest for its own good.
Posted Nov 11, 2006
41
2/4
Copying Beethoven is all too reminiscent of those glossily ersatz biopics that Hollywood used to crank out in the 1930s and '40s.
Posted Nov 10, 2006
42
1/4
Harsh Times (2006)
It's the rare movie in which audience members will reverently wish for the main character's death from the very beginning.
Posted Nov 10, 2006
43
2/4
Fuck (F*ck) (2005)
F**k ultimately has little that's substantive to say about the most polarizing expletive in the English language.
Posted Nov 10, 2006
44
2/4
A Good Year (2006)
Whatever joy Scott and his cohorts might have experienced on location didn't make its way into the movie. This Good Year is no good time.
Posted Nov 10, 2006
45
1.5/4
Fur barely scratches the proverbial surface of its complex subject. You'll ultimately learn far more about Arbus by studying one of her photographs than by sitting through this pretentious bore.
Posted Nov 10, 2006
46
3.5/4
Stranger than Fiction would be pretty close to a perfect movie if the ending weren't so weak. Actually, it's still pretty satisfying, but there is a perfect ending out there that surely occurred to Helm, but it is missing in action.
Posted Nov 10, 2006
47
2/4
Cruel World (2006)

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Posted Nov 4, 2006
48
2.5/4
POV (2006)
Flaws aside, Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner is still worth a look for its glimpse at one of the leading voices of 21st century American drama.
Posted Nov 3, 2006
49
3/4
Flushed Away (2006)
A delightfully silly and laugh-out-loud funny animated comedy, Flushed Away bodes happily for future collaborations between DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features.
Posted Nov 3, 2006
50
3.5/4
[Cohen] combines the chameleon-like talent of Peter Sellers and the obsessive conviction of Andy Kaufman. What emerges is pure genius.
Posted Nov 3, 2006