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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
Snow Angels (2007)
A spellbinding film for the discerning moviegoer.
Posted Mar 7, 2008
2
3/4
The real reason to see Paranoid Park is to check out how Van Sant's visual style is evolving, as he's one of the few big directors willing to try something unusual, often with tremendous results.
Posted Mar 7, 2008
3
2.5/4
Chop Shop (2008)
What you get in Chop Shop is a very good 12-year-old actor who simply cannot carry a 85-minute drama in which he is the center of every single scene.
Posted Feb 15, 2008
4
2.5/4
If it's not a completely satisfying film, it's not a completely mediocre one, either. See it if the subject matter intrigues, or you're a fan of one or more of the actors.
Posted Feb 15, 2008
5
3.5/4
Eran Kolirin's fish-out-of-water comedy-drama is a real treat, often funny and genuinely moving.
Posted Feb 8, 2008
6
1.5/4
27 Dresses (2008)
A flick that's the equivalent of a bridesmaid dress: colorful, fluffy, and ultimately stored away, forgotten.
Posted Jan 18, 2008
7
3/4
It's one of the better flicks of the Christmas movie season.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
8
2/4
Fat Girls (2006)

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Posted Nov 17, 2007
9
3/4

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Posted Oct 20, 2007
10
3/4
While less successful than the similarly-themed Mystic River -- which was also adapted from a Lehane tome -- is still a cut above, thanks in large part to its many fine performances.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
11
3/4
Broken (2007)
Broken goes a bit heavy on the symbolism (naming the leads Hope and Will, for starters) and tries to stir up sympathy for characters who may not deserve it, but as cautionary tales go, it's worth a look.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
12
3/4
Berkeley (2007)

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Posted Oct 13, 2007
13
1.5/4
Dramatic tension and narrative momentum are MIA.
Posted Oct 13, 2007
14
4/4
Comic and moving (without being overly sentimental) and completely unique, Lars and the Real Girl is one of the best times anyone will have at the movies this year.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
15
3.5/4
Control (2007)
Control is a haunting, evocative drama that stands as a fitting homage to the performer, his music, and his era.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
16
3/4
Though, for today's movie-going audience, Golda's Balcony may have limited appeal, it's a moving and vital story with many satisfying moments.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
17
3/4
Canvas (2007)
Greco takes his biggest risk, perhaps, when he puts that boat in water with father and son manning the sails. It could be a mawkish scene that sinks everything that came before it, but like the watercraft that symbolizes so much, the movie remains afloat.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
18
1.5/4
For a narrative that's positively overflowing with dramatic intrigue, Elizabeth: The Golden Age is only fitfully compelling.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
19
3/4
A brilliantly shrewd and maddeningly elusive figure, controversial lawyer Jacques Verg├Ęs alternately fascinates and repulses in Barbet Schroeder's gripping documentary.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
20
3/4
King Corn (2007)
Well, it's certainly one of the less blatantly compelling subjects on the non-fiction circuit, and the doc has a lower-octane approach than most, but King Corn is surprisingly absorbing and amusing viewing.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
21
3/4
We Own the Night may not feel any more special than watching a rerun of The Sopranos or The Wire, but as a serious adult crime yarn, you could do far worse.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
22
1/4
So relentlessly earnest and maudlin it makes Hoosiers look like a Martin Scorsese film, The Final Season is the latest and worst sports-themed underdog story to get the big screen treatment.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
23
3/4
Outsourced (2007)
A smart, low-key charmer.
Posted Oct 6, 2007
24
2/4

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Posted Oct 6, 2007
25
3.5/4
Call it a comic documentary, a true-life comedy, or a Hollywood satire, but however you karate chop this one, it's a kicky, clever, highly amusing romp.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
26
3/4
Desert Bayou (2007)
The failure of our current administration to act openly and efficiently in a time of crisis gets another documentary close-up in Alex LeMay's humanistic and provocative Desert Bayou.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
27
3.5/4
This is an impressive, critical film that should be screened for everyone who's ever exploited the Bible to justify fear and prejudice.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
28
3/4
To say the film is disconcerting is an understatement.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
29
2.5/4
Personally, I would have preferred to just listen to a CD of Azerrad's engrossing interview in my car -- then pop in a Nirvana album for the rest of the drive home. Smells like a fine idea to me.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
30
3.5/4
Lake of Fire (2007)
A monumental achievement, 17 years in the making and financed by Kaye himself, Lake of Fire reveals Kaye to be a far more thoughtful and mature filmmaker than his loose cannon public persona suggests.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
31
2.5/4
Weirdsville (2007)
Moyle is as deft a craftsman as ever, utilizing the widescreen frame to create a number of elegant, vibrantly colorful images that give the film a bright, bubbly energy in spite of the violence at its core.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
32
4/4
That Bar-Lev takes such care to depict them as complex, foible-laden individuals who can't be pegged either good or bad is one of the great strengths of this intriguing and provocative documentary.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
33
3.5/4
Michael Clayton is a riveting, suspenseful, rip-roaring entertainment.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
34
3/4
The special effects are not spectacular, but they are certainly adequate and Cunningham keeps the action moving so that the pace never flags.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
35
2/4
The lack of creative inspiration is at the root of this Heartbreak Kid's frustrating laziness and junky guffaws.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
36
3/4
The ridiculous and the sublime collide, with tragicomic results, in Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer's lively, fascinating chronicle of "Paradise Lost" in the Southern California desert.
Posted Oct 3, 2007
37
4/4
Uplifting and enraging in equal measures, Bill Haney's The Price of Sugar is a powerful issue-driven documentary that also happens to have one of the most compelling heroes of any movie this year.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
38
3.5/4
The movie has more power than a conventional adventure film because it has more to say.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
39
2.5/4
Trade (2007)
Alternately gripping and frustrating, Trade is a regrettable disappointment.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
40
2.5/4
The Kingdom (2007)
It is evident that Berg may someday make a truly great movie. The simplistic, jingoistic The Kingdom is not it.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
41
3/4
This is not a movie designed to surprise, but as comfort food, it goes down pleasantly enough until the final credits roll.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
42
2.5/4
The normally engaging Kinnear is so stymied by his synthetic and ill-conceived role it's painful to behold.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
43
3/4
Although The Darjeeling Limited pales in comparison to Anderson's best film, Rushmore, it's still a vast improvement over the director's last and worst film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
44
3/4
Sleuth (2007)
Sleuth is worth the price of admission just to watch the old pro Caine put Law through his paces. Law may have youth and beauty on his side, but Caine has sheer charisma and a towering talent.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
45
4/4
This is one of [the Coens'] best films, yet, its indelible images resonating long after the final credits roll.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
46
1.5/4
No better or worse than its video game-derived predecessors, hack-for-hire Russell Mulcahy's tired schlockfest blatantly rips off other, infinitely better sci-fi chillers.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
47
4/4
My Winnipeg (2007)
Reality or just another Maddin fever dream, whichever, the images are striking.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
48
1/4
Pathfinder (2007)
Pathfinder is simultaneously action-packed and a total bore, a strange movie that never seems to move even though it consists of almost nothing but violence.
Posted Sep 22, 2007
49
2.5/4
King of California gets an 'A' for effort -- as well as for its fine lead performances -- but the movie just never rises above a trying premise and an unconvincing narrative.
Posted Sep 22, 2007
50
2.5/4
My Best Friend's heart is in the right place, but its grasp on its characters isn't, well, the best.
Posted Sep 22, 2007