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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1/4
Shottas (2006)
De Palma and Scorsese breathed new life into the crime genre; Silvera just embalms it.
Posted Nov 3, 2006
2
3.5/4
Volver (2006)
In another director's hands, Volver could have been as heavy-handed as those films, yet Almodovar maintains a buoyant, lighthearted, and often comic mood.
Posted Nov 3, 2006
3
2/4
Fans of the first two films in the series can expect more of the same in this serviceable yet unduly bland G-rated comedy that's all too reminiscent of those by-the-numbers Sixties-era Disney films that usually starred either Fred MacMurray or Dean Jones.
Posted Nov 3, 2006
4
1/4
Maybe this should have been titled Night of the Living Brain Dead -- that describes the victims, describes the killers, and describes the bankrupt talents behind the butchered hack job that is this movie.
Posted Oct 28, 2006
5
3.5/4
Catch a Fire (2006)
Both harrowing and hopeful.
Posted Oct 28, 2006
6
0.5/4
Saw III (2006)
A stomach-churning gore-a-thon pandering to viewers' basest appetites for violence, Saw III is a repellent piece of schlock that manages to disgust and bore you, often simultaneously.
Posted Oct 28, 2006
7
2/4
Unfortunately, Salazar's cinematic skills do not extend to the musical realm, for the song and dance numbers in 20 Centimeters are charm-deprived, uninspired, and ineptly directed and choreographed.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
8
3.5/4
Babel (2006)
...A richly nuanced, at times shattering film that brings Inarritu's Death Trilogy to a stunning close.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
9
2.5/4
While the movies are increasingly enamored with ever more elaborate computer animation, [director Phil Nibbelink] delivers a feature that is resolutely old-fashioned in its use of cels. Surprisingly, it's not terrible.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
10
3/4
The Bridge (2006)
Framing the debate as being about the Golden Gate masks the bigger problem of a society that does not do a great job at taking care of its most vulnerable citizens, and that's the real scandal of The Bridge.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
11
3/4
While it's a bit haphazardly organized and offers only a cursory analysis of the drug war's impact on the city, Billy Corben's second documentary is ultimately as compelling as any pulp yarn.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
12
2/4
In the absence of a compelling story, simulated sex and pretty pictures are Climates' only selling points.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
13
2/4
In the end, it comes across as more of a gimmick than a bona fide film.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
14
3/4
An entertaining and smartly paced blend of concert footage, media clips, and behind-the-scenes interviews, Shut Up and Sing is a provocative and insightful documentary of lives under very public fire.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
15
2/4
The characters are caricatures, and the cast responds with mostly cartoonish performances, with [Brian] Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow, as the shrink's spooky older daughter, delivering particularly awful performances.
Posted Oct 20, 2006
16
4/4
...A documentary that sheds light on the horror while giving voice to the survivors.
Posted Oct 20, 2006
17
2/4
Wafer-thin -- it has about as much depth as your average sitcom -- Sleeping Dogs Lie mixes standard dysfunctional family comedy with sappy romantic moments, albeit none too successfully.
Posted Oct 20, 2006
18
2.5/4
Flicka (2006)
Young kids may well find the story charming and identify with the headstrong Katy, while their parents are likely to find the situation quaint and a little dull.
Posted Oct 20, 2006
19
3/4
The Prestige (2006)
A frequently dazzling display of cinematic sleight-of-hand from writer/director Christopher Nolan, The Prestige is an entertaining, handsomely produced period thriller.
Posted Oct 20, 2006
20
3.5/4
A towering achievement for Eastwood and his cast and crew.
Posted Oct 20, 2006
21
2/4
Yes, it's a very pretty picture, but this movie could have been so much more.
Posted Oct 20, 2006
22
2/4
The Marine (2006)
This brain-damaged action mistake is about as understated as a mortar blast.
Posted Oct 16, 2006
23
2/4
Parents or older siblings taking the kids to the movies as a family bonding experience are less likely to bond with the kids than find themselves succumbing to the urge to nap. Bring a blankie; you may need it.
Posted Oct 14, 2006
24
3.5/4
A humbling and inspiring chronicle of one man's tireless efforts to save the life of his terminally ill younger brother.
Posted Oct 14, 2006
25
2/4

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Posted Oct 14, 2006
26
2/4
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Far from a horror fright-fest, The Grudge 2 generates laughs instead of the intended chills.
Posted Oct 14, 2006
27
2/4
Prepare for whiplash as Man of the Year veers in an instant from astute comedy to complete disaster.
Posted Oct 13, 2006
28
0.5/4
Tideland (2006)
There's no cinematic Wonderland awaiting the unfortunate moviegoer who follows Terry Gilliam down the rabbit hole into the drearily awful Tideland.
Posted Oct 13, 2006
29
3/4
It's also refreshingly low-key and more intelligent than 90% of the movies aimed at the teen crowd. That by itself is a fine achievement.
Posted Oct 13, 2006
30
2.5/4
Happily, there's Walters, a terrific character actress who keeps Evie convincingly life-size, even when she's carrying on in full grand dame mode. Thanks to her, Driving Lessons never stalls to a halt.
Posted Oct 13, 2006
31
4/4
The Catholic hierarchy may be able to look away, but anyone seeing this film will not be able to follow its lead.
Posted Oct 13, 2006
32
4/4
Infamous (2006)
Capote received many accolades; Infamous deserves many more.
Posted Oct 13, 2006
33
3.5/4
49 Up (2006)
Hopefully, 49 Up won't be the last chapter in this bittersweet, elegiac, and profoundly insightful documentary series.
Posted Oct 7, 2006
34
3.5/4
Expertly juggling the film's quicksilver shifts in tone from pitch-black comedy to domestic drama to emotionally acute character study, Field directs with an assurance that belies his relative inexperience behind the camera.
Posted Oct 6, 2006
35
2/4
Shortbus (2006)
The reality of the film is that it's just an obvious and tedious melodrama about lovers negotiating the minefields of emotion and sex, and not quite connecting.
Posted Oct 6, 2006
36
2.5/4
The Departed (2006)
Despite its jazzy energy and many stunning set pieces, Scorsese's latest film is a regrettably uneven addition to the director's canon, paling in comparison to such classics as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas.
Posted Oct 6, 2006
37
2/4
One can only imagine the smart, satirical spin that Mike Judge (Office Space) could have put on this run-of-the-mill comedy, which is surely destined for the 'reduced for quick sale' bin at Costco.
Posted Oct 6, 2006
38
2/4

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Posted Sep 30, 2006
39
2/4
Open Season (2006)
That Sony wants to break into feature animation may be an admirable goal, but unless future efforts are fresher than this, it begs the question, why bother?
Posted Sep 30, 2006
40
4/4
The Queen (2006)
All hail, Dame Mirren!
Posted Sep 29, 2006
41
3/4
As long as the movie stays focused on the competition between Roger and Dr. P, it is hilarious.
Posted Sep 29, 2006
42
2/4
Flyboys (2006)
It's fair to say that while it might be about the Great War, it's far from being a great movie.
Posted Sep 29, 2006
43
3/4
While the movie wallows in bad taste and will never be mistaken for high art, it's effing hilarious. So there.
Posted Sep 29, 2006
44
3.5/4
The story could use a little tightening in places where the pace slackens, but overall this is a lovely debut. It's an homage to Montiel's family and old friends, and to the ghost of his old self.
Posted Sep 29, 2006
45
2.5/4
The Guardian (2006)
Instead of making a real splash, the film ends up sinking to the level of predictability.
Posted Sep 29, 2006
46
3.5/4
Featuring vivid supporting performances from Simon McBurney and Gillian Anderson, The Last King of Scotland is one of 2006's best films to date.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
47
1.5/4
Haven (2006)
[Director Frank] Flowers seems more interested in playing with narrative chronology than developing an emotionally and thematically coherent storyline populated by multi-dimensional characters.
Posted Sep 23, 2006
48
4/4
13 Tzameti (2005)
A remarkable debut of undeniable power.
Posted Sep 23, 2006
49
3/4
Lassie (2006)
A sweetly old-fashioned, tail-wagging charmer of a family film.
Posted Sep 23, 2006
50
3/4
Confetti (2006)
Confetti may be mostly forgettable, but like bubbly at a wedding, the impression it leaves is light and effervescent.
Posted Sep 23, 2006