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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
Red Road (2007)
Kate Dickie turns in an intense, layered performance as Jackie. Considering the fact that she barely speaks a word in the course of the film, it's especially impressive.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
2
2/4
Dissipates the series' smart blend of satire and slapstick with its threadbare plot, excessive running time (even at 84 minutes), and pedestrian direction.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
3
2.5/4
Wild Hogs (2007)
The laughs may be more sporadic, but they still come. And sometimes that is about all anyone can wish for. Just make sure to check that brain at home -- you won't be needing it.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
4
2/4
Defects in the story are bad enough, but other issues truly doom The Last Sin Eater.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
5
3/4
Coeurs (2007)
Whether or not uneven character-identification was part of Renais' intention, we leave the theater under the film's delicate spell, anxious to discuss the possibilities with other viewers.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
6
2/4
Glastonbury (2007)
Overlong, unfocused, and shallow, it is less a film than a test of endurance.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
7
3.5/4
...a film that celebrates the small joys of life, and it does so in a way that's both engaging and understated.
Posted Mar 2, 2007
8
4/4
Simple and nicely convoluted at the same time.
Posted Mar 2, 2007
9
2/4
There is talent on display here, but it is ill-used, and that makes Wild Tigers I Have Known a frustrating experience.
Posted Mar 2, 2007
10
1.5/4
While Pinkston does a serviceable job and makes an all-too believable nerd, he's neither charming nor funny enough to give the material the extra spark it so desperately needs to engage us.
Posted Mar 2, 2007
11
2/4
For a film touted as a lurid, blues-themed Southern Gothic melodrama evocative of William Faulkner at his most decadent, Craig Brewer's Black Snake Moan turns out to be a disappointingly tame and rather conventional morality play.
Posted Mar 2, 2007
12
4/4
Zodiac (2007)
The director has taken a depressing topic and used it as the basis for the most exhilarating movie so far this year.
Posted Mar 2, 2007
13
3.5/4
Severance (2006)
It's a brutal, gruesome horror film with a dose of refined British wit, a delicate combination that serves the film remarkably well.
Posted Feb 24, 2007
14
4/4
An art film in the truest sense: the subjects are an artist and his work, and the cinematographer filming him is an artist as well.
Posted Feb 24, 2007
15
3/4
The film's pacing and its meditative, almost hypnotic quality are completely in fulfillment of [director] Gröning's intentions, not at all a failure to engage. Silence won't engage everyone, but it achieves its purpose.
Posted Feb 24, 2007
16
2/4
Gray Matters (2007)
The cast flaps and flounders their way through this mess without a compass. That includes Sissy Spacek as the world's worst shrink, and an extra-annoying Molly Shannon as Gray's co-worker at possibly the fakest ad agency ever committed to film.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
17
2/4
Characters are so imprisoned by the movie's need to drive home its antislavery message that they become utterly lifeless. Pretty pictures abound in Amazing Grace, but they don't serve to illustrate any ideas or emotions worth wrestling with.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
18
3/4
Jim Carrey makes for an unlikely but completely effective lead choice. He brings a nice touch of comic irony to his otherwise serious role, impressively handling a wide range of emotions as an ordinary Joe caught in an extraordinary web.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
19
4/4
There is a lot of charm and warmth in the movie. As stubborn, warm-hearted Charles, Thornton has never been better, and he receives wonderful support from Madsen and the three children.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
20
3/4
[Actors] Horsley and Clement are delightful, and the film provides enough laughs.
Posted Feb 17, 2007
21
3.5/4
Hear and Now (2007)
Irene Taylor Brodsky's documentary about her parents' late-in-life decision to undergo cochlear-implant surgery is a moving tribute to her folks and their accomplishments, and an engrossing emotional roller-coaster for filmgoers.
Posted Feb 17, 2007
22
3/4
Save Me (1993)
A sensitive exploration of the motivations behind both the people conducting this dubious therapy and those seeking treatment.
Posted Feb 17, 2007
23
4/4
Money might buy bigger toys, but it can never replace heart, and that is something this terrific comedy has in abundance.
Posted Feb 17, 2007
24
2/4

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Posted Feb 17, 2007
25
2/4
Ultimately, the film fails because it never answers the question of why anyone should care about this guy who cares so little about himself that he lands himself in trouble in the first place.
Posted Feb 17, 2007
26
3/4
The Method (1997)

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Posted Feb 17, 2007
27
3.5/4
It combines the emotional impact of great drama with the precision, detail, and context of great journalism, resulting in a vital and rewarding moviegoing experience.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
28
3.5/4
Bamako (2006)
Heavy on polemics, the drama nevertheless does not neglect the human story behind all the politicizing.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
29
2.5/4
The actual Avenue Montaigne may deserve a visit, but the movie celebrating its artsy glamour isn't quite worth leaving home for.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
30
2.5/4
Not that you don't want them to get together, but given how destined they seem to crash and burn, you wonder if it's really such a good idea after all.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
31
2/4
Perry enters into the arena of soap opera with a melodrama that often makes little sense, content to luxuriate in its heart-tugging suds without offering much in the way of logic.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
32
3/4
Breach (2007)
A solid feat of filmmaking across the board, Breach brings a long-awaited end to the drought of good movies at the multiplex.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
33
2.5/4
Any film celebrating the power of imagination is always welcome. Due to its rather pedestrian execution, however, The Bridge to Terabithia ultimately comes up short.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
34
3/4
Ghost Rider (2007)
This is one beguiling ride.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
35
3.5/4
Interview (2007)
It is a smart film in its humor, its subject, and its execution. Van Gogh could not have done better himself, and that is perhaps the best possible homage to this fallen artist.
Posted Feb 10, 2007
36
3/4
Temple picked a winner in his subject matter. Strummer is always compelling and charismatic, which covers up a whole host of sins.
Posted Feb 10, 2007
37
3.5/4
Bleak yet never completely despairing, this superbly acted and richly atmospheric film has a gravitas and thematic complexity that's sadly absent from most contemporary American films.
Posted Feb 9, 2007
38
3/4
Norbit (2007)
Norbit is a return to form for Murphy; while it's not on a par with his best work, it's very funny and just risky enough to eradicate the memory of Daddy Day Care.
Posted Feb 9, 2007
39
1/4
Hannibal Lecter does not need a creation story; he just needs to go away. The meal is over.
Posted Feb 9, 2007
40
0.5/4
Epic Movie (2007)
Epic Movie is a comedy that is so spectacularly bad in so many ways that it's almost awe-inspiring -- at every point in the film, every creative choice seems to have been made for precisely the wrong reason.
Posted Feb 3, 2007
41
3/4
A well-acted, truthfully written film -- there's just too much of it (about 20 minutes too much).
Posted Feb 3, 2007
42
2.5/4
The Messengers is still worth seeing for the strength of its first half and for the consistently solid performances, but the sense of unrealized potential is tough to ignore.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
43
3/4
Some of the characters' problems are wrapped up a bit too neatly, but the mild contrivances work because the principles are so endearing -- we want them to be happy, so when they are, it's satisfying, even if the happy moments aren't so honestly achieved.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
44
1.5/4
Playing a ditzy control freak of a mother with serious boundary issues, Keaton comes across as such a screeching, flailing flibbertigibbet that you want to give her costars tranquilizer dart guns.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
45
3/4
So it's not a laugh riot; it is diverting enough. And it's fun to watch these performers -- particularly Mol and Kirk -- go through their paces.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
46
3.5/4
A substantive and fairly balanced overview of 'Citizen Nader's' decades-long rise and sudden, precipitous fall from liberal political grace.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
47
1.5/4
You could almost overlook the chemistry vacuum between Bruckner and Dancy, but the shots of actors leaping and morphing into wolves are so cheesy that they make the bargain-basement special effects in Teen Wolf look Oscar worthy in comparison.
Posted Jan 27, 2007
48
2.5/4
Funny Money (2006)
Perfectly serviceable middle of the road comedy.
Posted Jan 26, 2007
49
3.5/4
Incredibly powerful -- and never more so than when the filmmakers turn their cameras on the Yokotas and other victims' families, many of whom channel their pain and anger into political activism.
Posted Jan 26, 2007
50
2.5/4
For all its many virtues, not the least of which are its ambition and its obvious intelligence, Seraphim Falls is an honorable disappointment.
Posted Jan 26, 2007