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Title/Year
Author
1
You can look at The Squid and the Whale as the truest kind of artistic coming-of-age story: a cathartic piece of self-criticism.
Posted Oct 5, 2005
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An honest tear-jerker.
Posted Oct 4, 2005
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Serenity (2005)
I mean Serenity no disrespect when I say it's enjoyably junky.
Posted Sep 30, 2005
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Capote (2005)
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Duma (2005)
I like it. Maybe not as much as those other pictures, but enough to bemoan a system in which family films have been so geared to kids (and their parents) with a kind of attention deficit disorder that it's inhospitable to a measured piece of storytelling.
Posted Sep 29, 2005
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Flightplan (2005)
A more than decent thriller.
Posted Sep 23, 2005
9
The movie is so Burtonesque that it verges on self-parody -- but it's fun and stunningly beautiful anyway.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
10
Thumbsucker (2005)
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The Man (2005)
You take your laughs where you can find them.
Posted Sep 8, 2005
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Overlong at nearly two hours but still a sharp and amusing and subtle piece of filmmaking.
Posted Aug 29, 2005
16
Valiant (2005)
Where are the real fairy tales -- the ones without the relentless number of jokes aimed at grown-ups?
Posted Aug 29, 2005
17
A gratifyingly slick and fast-moving Flemish thriller, directed by Erik Van Looy, with superb acting.
Posted Aug 29, 2005
18
Asylum (2005)
Asylum is all very formal, detached, and, regrettably, sane.
Posted Aug 29, 2005
19
The Brothers Grimm has enough haunting, fairy-tale imagery for 10 movies, but no emotional kick to drive those images home.
Posted Aug 29, 2005
20
Eternal (2004)
Perfect for watching on video on a cool Cape Cod night, but maybe not so arousing in an arthouse for 10 bucks and change.
Posted Aug 29, 2005
21
The 40-Year-Old Virgin is too long, too sexist, and too -- shall we say -- flaccid.
Posted Aug 18, 2005
22
Red Eye (2005)
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Grizzly Man (2005)
Amazing documentary.
Posted Aug 12, 2005
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A decent-enough rambunctious Southern-drive-in sort of time-waster.
Posted Aug 4, 2005
26
Last Days (2005)
Last Days is an extraordinarily potent brew.
Posted Aug 2, 2005
27
9 Songs (2005)
It's stupefyingly dull, even with good music and at the short but resonant length of 69 minutes.
Posted Jul 28, 2005
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Dark Water (2005)
This is an eerie, relentlessly grim, invasive little movie -- a tone poem of despair that seeps into you like the damp.
Posted Jul 8, 2005
32
An overinflated B-movie with no grace, no subtext, no wit, and featuring beefcake/cheesecake actors who look like they've been plucked from the soaps.
Posted Jul 7, 2005
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Bewitched (2005)
Nora Ephron used to mine the tension between romantic fantasy and the real (disappointing) world for honest laughs. But now she has settled happily in big-budget star-studded chick-flick land, where it's all synthetic, all the time.
Posted Jun 23, 2005
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You're left with a haunting vision -- of a go-for-it, romantic, fame-and-fortune template featuring quasi-athletes who can't seem to climb out of the lower middle class.
Posted May 27, 2005
41
What was already a raucous put-on, a goof on Aldrich's brutal action movies, is now a hyperbolic, gross-out cartoon, with a cast of enormous ex-football stars only adding to the air of facetiousness.
Posted May 27, 2005
42
Tell Them Who You Are is fascinating for the issues -- ethical, aesthetic, psychoanalytic -- it raises. But it doesn't fully come together.
Posted May 20, 2005
43
It's a good, thoughtful horror picture -- and thiiis close to being a very good one.
Posted May 20, 2005
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A clever, expertly done variation on the old (but always potent), monster/mad-scientist fairy tale.
Posted May 13, 2005
46
A slapstick chick-flick that flirts with a real theme before degenerating into the tale of two women playing sadistic tricks on each other.
Posted May 12, 2005
47
Beyond Gordon-Levitt's revelatory work, Mysterious Skin features intense but gorgeously restrained performances by Corbet, Shue, Jeffrey Licon as Neil's effeminate pal, Ellison and George Webster as the boys, and Michelle Trachtenberg.
Posted May 11, 2005
48
Funny Ha Ha (2003)
An indelible film.
Posted May 6, 2005
49
An epic about Christian crusaders who happen to be liberal humanists willing to die for the sake of religious tolerance. That's just ... weird.
Posted May 6, 2005
50
House of Wax (2005)
It's nowhere near as punishing as Rob Zombie's House of 1,000 Corpses, but it's increasingly tense and resourceful and, in the end, it gets the sick job done.
Posted May 6, 2005