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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
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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
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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
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It's a good, thoughtful horror picture -- and thiiis close to being a very good one.
Posted May 20, 2005
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Unleashed (2005)
A clever, expertly done variation on the old (but always potent), monster/mad-scientist fairy tale.
Posted May 13, 2005
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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
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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
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Funny Ha Ha (2003)
An indelible film.
Posted May 6, 2005
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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
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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
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Crash (2004)
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The documentary cannot be called muckraking, as the muck has already been well-raked, but Gibney's recounting has a touch of playful sadism that I quite enjoyed.
Posted Apr 22, 2005
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Thumbing its nose at gravity, deflating Zen solemnity, embracing big-top artifice with childish glee, Kung Fu Hustle zings you with some of the most unfettered slapstick ever put on film.
Posted Apr 15, 2005
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Palindromes (2004)
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A quivering portrait of a grief-stricken family, all male, after the loss of a wife and mom.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
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In many ways, this is a movie for outcasts and outcasts at heart -- most of us, I'll wager.
Posted Apr 12, 2005
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Fever Pitch (2005)
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Sin City (2005)
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What a gutsy, sad, seize-the-day, glorious life it was for the women warriors of Lipstick & Dynamite.
Posted Mar 31, 2005
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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is enjoyable in patches, but only because of the goodwill that most of us still have toward Sandra Bullock.
Posted Mar 25, 2005
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Oldboy (2005)
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Hostage (2005)
Speaking of torture, if you dig it, by all means lock yourself up for two hours with Hostage, which begins by administering electric shocks to your viscera and keeps upping the voltage.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
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See In My Country anyway, because it's doubtful we'll get another movie too soon that raises the issue of vengeance versus forgiveness -- and endorses the latter in the name of a nation's spiritual well-being.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
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Millions (2005)
Overdirected from its first frame.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
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Robots (2005)
The visuals have so much intrinsic motion that it's too bad Robots is oppressively rollercoasterish.
Posted Mar 11, 2005
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Be Cool (2005)
The bits with Cedric the Entertainer and his gun-toting posse struck me as a flaming racist outrage, and casting The Rock as a flamboyantly gay actor/singer must have looked funnier on paper.
Posted Mar 3, 2005
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What gives Assisted Living its power is that the film was shot in a real home for the aged, and the patients -- with the exception of Riley's Mrs. Pearlman -- are genuine.
Posted Feb 17, 2005
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Constantine (2005)
Borderline incoherent, theologically unsatisfying, and short to the point of dwarfism on suspense.
Posted Feb 17, 2005
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It's extremely entertaining.
Posted Feb 10, 2005
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Head-On (2005)
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The plodding director, John Polson, reliably telegraphs the big boos, and the next time I see an actor gingerly open a cupboard and get knocked back by an overamplified screeching cat, I'm walking.
Posted Jan 27, 2005
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Radford doesn't solve the problems of The Merchant of Venice, which nowadays is too disturbing to be played for comedy and too unresolved to qualify as tragedy or even that ever-shifting hybrid, tragicomedy.
Posted Jan 13, 2005
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I'm more inclined to suggest that it be used to entertain the prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo -- at least until Amnesty International gets wind of it.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
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From the start the jokes are on a different level than the last one: coarse, aggressive, and poorly timed by director Jay Roach.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
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Spanglish (2004)
The movie is what in Hollywood they call 'character-driven,' and it does take its sweet time. But much of that time is sweet indeed.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
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Heinrichs helps take your mind off the slack direction and the letdown of a climax, which ought to make the kiddies hurl Gummi Bears at the screen.
Posted Dec 21, 2004
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The Aviator (2004)
Few biopics with this kind of crazy scope have ever been so seamless.
Posted Dec 20, 2004
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This is the most intoxicatingly beautiful martial arts picture I've ever seen.
Posted Dec 15, 2004
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