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Title/Year
Author
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[A] searching, intellectually lively documentary.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
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Four Minutes (2007)
3
Even if his movie, produced by Apatow and directed by first-timer Nicholas Stoller, visits familiar territory, Segel's willing to go to dark, weird places his contemporaries won't.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
4
Anamorph (2008)
Director/co-writer H.S. Miller just lays on the chilly blues and a wet-blanket mood of arty anguish, leaving cinematographer Fred Murphy and production designer Jackson De Govia to trump up trompe l'oeils of carefully posed carrion.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
5
A cynic might view Spurlock's seven-month exploration of civilization's cradle as a form of conjugal competition.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
6
A consistently hilarious, brutal, and titillating mash-up of Return of the Living Dead and Showgirls that actually beats out Mark Pirro's Nudist Colony of the Dead for the unofficial title of best naked zombie movie ever.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
7
Bizarre and hysterical.
Posted Apr 16, 2008
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Stalags (2007)
However artless its presentation, Stalags imparts material that's difficult to shake off and impossible to dismiss.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
11
Tehilim (2007)
Indifferently shot and only competently acted, Tehilim derives its emotional force from the inchoate spiritual torment that the older son suffers.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
12
Smart People (2008)
It's all action, no reaction. One minute they're miserable; 90 minutes later, aww better.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
13
Floridly plotted but acutely detailed.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
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Dark Matter (2008)
Dark Matter's insights go no deeper than 'chickens coming home to roost' banality.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
17
Chaos Theory (2008)
Reynolds, called to 180 from anal nebbish to feral beast, is beautifully committed, but he gets no help on the other side of the camera.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
18
By any standard, a long strange trip.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
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Water Lilies (2008)
Completing the convergence of rare young talents is the 27-year-old French director Céline Sciamma.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
21
The disappointment here doesn't have much to do with Wong doing America -- he's been doing America for years, even in Chinese -- but with Wong doing Wong, and not up to his own standard.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
22
Stupid monikers are just one symptom of a stultifying, overwritten cleverness that substitutes quirk for character.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
23
Bleakly wistful, regarding its essentially lonely characters with a gaze both tender and lethal.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
24
[Director Wang Quan] still maintains an emotional remove from his subject, tracing the encroaching will of capitalism-as in the evolution from horses to motorcycles to cars-more clinically than poetically.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
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Hats Off (2008)
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Shelter (2007)
Well-acted but rife with cliché.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
28
Backseat (2005)
Bruce Van Dusen's 2005 comedy plots a meandering course due north without locating a word of truth.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
29
Chapter 27 (2007)
This misbegotten psychological portrait eagerly foregrounds Leto's excess blubber and histrionic blather, delivered like bad improv outside the Dakota building.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
30
Priceless (2006)
31
[Actor] Elio Germano vitalizes the film: He's hyper-reactive, flickering between brash, bashful, playful, and awkward -- offering a Swiss Army knife performance that's diverse and yet totally unified.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
32
Pegg has staked out a peculiar slant on genre material that ventures beyond irony toward rehabilitation -- and nobody plays blithe humiliation with more style.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
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21 (2008)
A movie that wastes a lot of time and money and really, really shoulda stayed in Vegas.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
35
Alexandra (2007)
Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
36
Sold as a comedy, the film scans more like American-century Dostoyevsky, with comp cocktails.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
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Though in surer hands, the class's simulated mass-casualty situation, replete with ghoulish prosthetic wounds, might've been a masterpiece.
Posted Mar 19, 2008
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The Hammer (2007)
42
The film's destination feels overdetermined despite its sweetness.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
43
Irina Palm (2008)
Staggeringly inane.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
44
Doomsday (2008)
I still believe with all my heart that no movie with real car stunts, a tough-chick hero, and a severed head that thunks directly into the camera can be all bad. But this is pushing it.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
45
The Grand (2008)
Put Herzog at the same table as Hines, Harrelson, Parnell, Cross, and Farina, and poker on film starts to look a lot less dull. Imagine what they could do with Monopoly.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
46
Planet B-Boy (2007)
Notoriety and financial reward are hard to come by in the world of b-boying, a reality illuminated by Benson Lee's documentary.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
47
There's basically only one reason to see Olivier Assayas's self-consciously hypermodern, meta-sleazy, English-French-Chinese-language globo-thriller Boarding Gate, and her name is Asia Argento.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
48
A rather astonishing, starkly stylized blood flood set inside a privatized prison.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
49
Easily fits the paradigm parodied by Funny Games. The difference: This movie actually has a political point.
Posted Mar 11, 2008
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