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Title/Year
Author
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Untraceable (2008)
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Cloverfield (2008)
4
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a movie one watches in a state of mounting dread. Romanian writer-director Cristian Mungiu's brilliantly discomfiting second feature is one long premonition of disaster.
Posted Jan 22, 2008
5
Opera Jawa (2006)
6
Without cheapening the suffering of American or Afghan, the film retrieves the torture issue from the realm of the abstract and gives the plain facts of this world right now. As long as we still care about people and power, they will matter.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
7
What's striking about Still Life is its micro-analytical curiosity: Judgment seems suspended -- like the bridge that magically lights up over the Yangtze or the unlikely tightrope walker glimpsed in the movie's last shot.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
8
The movie is what it is -- a sustained mood, an empty allegory, a choreographed moment outside of time, and a shocking intimation of perfection.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
9
Teeth (2007)
Credit writer-director Mitchell Lichtenstein with making a first feature that every man in America will watch with his legs crossed.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
10
Mad Money (2008)
While it's all so breezy and zippy and girl-power peppy, it's Keaton who makes Mad Money worth a few bucks.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
11
Day Zero (2007)
Sabotaged by trite political dissertation and the presumption of novelty, the story forces Klein to shoulder much of the film's white-male-hetero paranoia.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
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27 Dresses (2008)
A forgettable, formulaic comedy so predictable that seeing it and skipping it are the exact same thing.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
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Red Zion (2008)
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Quietly elegant.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
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[Director] Erdem's vignettes can be trenchant, as in the amusing scenes of boys and girls responding differently to animals bumping uglies -- evocations of how society determines sexual roles at an early age.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
20
[An] immaculately constructed movie.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
21
Liberty Kid (2008)
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First Sunday (2008)
Morgan butchers me every time with that overemphatic- delivery thing that makes incidental lines multiplex-leveling funny.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
25
Humorless, incoherent, and ugly as sin.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
26
Half as amusing as that viral video of a sheep scaring its peeps while wearing a Halloween mask, A Bloody Aria is also less incisive.
Posted Jan 2, 2008
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Although the painting montages become somewhat burdensome in their repetition, and an epilogue feels academic in every sense, when Cajori finally pulls away from the finished portrait, the sense of a job done to brimming satisfaction is acutely twofold.
Posted Jan 2, 2008
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Smiley Face (2007)
32
This is truly a work of symphonic aspirations and masterful execution.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
33
If you can put all sense of realism on hold, you'll be rewarded with a moderately pleasing diversion.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
34
The best kiddie picture of the season -- and, along with Ratatouille, of the year.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
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Anker's excavated some remarkable stuff here...
Posted Dec 18, 2007
37
Steep (2007)
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The film avoids potentially interesting frictions by always letting the team debate (and win) on the 'correct' side of every issue -- that which aligns with generally accepted modern liberal sympathies.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
40
The big-screen Charlie Wilson's War, clocking in at 93 fly-by minutes, is dark and funny and mean and sexy, damned near pitch-black-perfect considering that at the end of this boozy comedy you wind up with, oh, Osama bin Laden.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
41
This burlesque of biopic cliches flounders from one setup to the next without the engine that drives the genre: a strong central character.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
42
Flakes (2007)
43
Persepolis (2007)
Persepolis is a small landmark in feature animation.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
44
As much as he's a filmmaker, Burton is also a graphic artist in the tradition of Charles Addams and Edward Gorey -- and here he's successfully incorporated Sweeney Todd into his own distinctively dank and spidery gothic world.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
45
Two-Lane Blacktop is a movie of achingly eloquent landscapes and absurdly inert characters.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
46
Armed with a capably hands-off screenplay by David Benioff, [Forster] made a drama as bland and beige as its tasteful palette, whose pacing wouldn't look out of place in the Sunday-night slot on PBS.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
47
I Am Legend (2007)
48
Half Moon (2007)
49
Arranged (2007)
Lamentable scenes include that comic relief stand-by, the Bad Date Montage, but the movie comes off better than it should by virtue of Benhamou and (especially) Lister-Jones, appealing and modest young actors who create a plausible central relationship,
Posted Dec 11, 2007
50
One incredible tale: As independence gains a foothold, a crowd of USSR-loyal reactionaries storms the capitol building in Tallinn. The trapped officials...radio an S.O.S. to the Estonian public -- and the People actually show up.
Posted Dec 11, 2007