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Village Voice

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
An old-school spooker spun from the blood splatter on a wall, a nearby record player scratching an oldie, a CB radio in the garage, a creaky swing set in the backyard.
Posted May 27, 2008
2
Engrossing.
Posted May 27, 2008
3
This is irritainment, something you snicker at while covering your eyes, praying that this guy never gets loose in the real world, when, in fact, he's your next-door neighbor. Or you.
Posted May 27, 2008
4
The movie reclaims metal's appeal to the powerless as well as its threat--when you can get shot for wearing a Slipknot T-shirt (talk about "Death, be not proud")... raising those devil horns isn't an empty act of aggression.
Posted May 21, 2008
5
If the united Europe aspires to compete with America globally, this is good news -- they've found their own Paul Haggis!
Posted May 21, 2008
6
The movie leaves open a provocative question: If you pick and choose which tenets of a religion apply to you, is it still a religion?
Posted May 21, 2008
7
This unwieldy Manhattan murder mystery with lame-brained aspirations to meta-ness boasts the plot of a dozen Abel Ferrara movies and the style and gravitas of none.
Posted May 21, 2008
8
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is as joyless as its predecessors were blissful.
Posted May 21, 2008
9
Postal (2007)
10
Paraguayan Hammock is like a piece of music that improves with familiarity.
Posted May 14, 2008
11
The result is contrived, but compelling -- as is the movie's high-powered humanism.
Posted May 14, 2008
12
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14
Frontier(s) (2007)
It's as relentless as it is hateful, hammily directed and derivative of the dreariest slop in contemporary American horror cinema.
Posted May 8, 2008
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17
Woefully reductive and painful.
Posted May 7, 2008
18
19
Open[s] with the best trying-to-unfasten-a-bra and zombie-finger-as-buttplug gags in movie history, which are closely followed by the most tasteless fisting scene since William Freidkin's Cruising.
Posted May 7, 2008
20
Unsettled (2008)
The reasoned arguments of these motivated, eloquent young people and the passionate but substantive confrontations in the streets are strangely heartwarming; it's a level of engagement that has proven sadly elusive for most conflicted countries.
Posted May 7, 2008
21
The Fall (2006)
If the human details are often problematic, the IMAX-grade bombast, ceremonial camera, and Jodorowsky-esque eclecticism still combine for a singular spectacle.
Posted May 7, 2008
22
The sense of storytelling intelligence is undeniable.
Posted May 7, 2008
23
Speed Racer (2008)
Ideologically anti-corporate, previous Wachowski productions aspired to be something more than mind-less sensation; Speed Racer is thrilled to be less. It's the delusions minus the grandeur.
Posted May 7, 2008
24
25
Ostensibly a conventional tale of triad loyalty, As Tears Go By announced the presence of a genuine Hong Kong new wave -- as well as an ambitious cineaste.
Posted Apr 30, 2008
26
Son of Rambow evokes the rush of discovery that turns budding cinephiles into lifers -- that delight in finding a film that seems to express or coalesce some inchoate yearning, including a yen to share.
Posted Apr 30, 2008
27
Half of the running time is devoted to clips both expected (The Good Earth) and refreshing (Marion Wong's undiscovered The Curse of Quon Gwon), the other to the musings of politely enraged talking heads.
Posted Apr 30, 2008
28
The Favor (2008)
29
XXY (2007)
It takes a controlling hand to chisel something more contoured than monotony out of this dense angst, and director Lucía Puenzo doesn't have it.
Posted Apr 30, 2008
30
Viva (2007)
31
Movies tell the same stories over and over, but I know of only one that evokes mourned innocence in just a three-minute shot of a clown bike.
Posted Apr 30, 2008
32
Director Paul Weiland and the three (!) screenwriters it took to boil down thousands of bad movies into 101 minutes haven't provided this one with a single original thought.
Posted Apr 30, 2008
33
Redbelt (2008)
With his 10th feature -- an entertaining tale of high-stakes martial arts -- Mamet has infused the sleight of hand with a measure of two-fisted action.
Posted Apr 29, 2008
34
A multilayered, self-consciously Joycean, naturally psychedelic epic.
Posted Apr 29, 2008
35
My Winnipeg (2007)
36
Man on Wire (2008)
37
Baby Mama (2008)
A Saturday Night Live sketch stretched a good hour past its breaking point of no return.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
38
Seven Days is all fetishized decay and "daring" press-kit stuffing.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
39
SqueezeBox! (2008)
Give up, old timers-the kids are all right.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
40
Savage Grace (2007)
41
Savage Grace (2007)
A lip-smacking episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Depraved, designed more for train-wreck gawkery than psychological illumination.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
42
43
Unfortunately, nothing in Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo is funnier than its title.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
44
Walden (2009)
Celebrating and singing the scene it records.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
45
Since The Thin Blue Line's remarkable intervention, Morris's work has grown more public and more problematic -- lofty yet snide, a form of know-it-all epistemological inquiry.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
46
Bomb It (2008)
Bomb It's uncritical survey of world graffiti culture nods to history and cave art, then basically repeats itself.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
47
It's the kind of film that only a mother, which is to say my mother, would love.
Posted Apr 23, 2008
48
49
This is the first collaboration between kung fu's Astaire and Kelly, and, as that, it disappoints.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
50