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Village Voice

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Title/Year
Author
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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
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I Am Legend (2007)
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Half Moon (2007)
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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
5
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
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Look (2007)
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That Williams's personality never comes into focus has the effect of making his 15 minutes of fame all the more sad and ghostly.
Posted Dec 11, 2007
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This is hardly Coppola's greatest movie, but it's far from his worst -- its bid for a new beginning is one from the heart.
Posted Dec 11, 2007
10
Bristly and mad as hell, the coalescent result is both a fabulous time capsule and a prescient rediscovery for today's latent anti-war movement. Supps include new interviews, galleries, and a booklet of background info.
Posted Dec 7, 2007
11
Atonement (2007)
Where McEwan whispers, Wright shouts.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
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They [Rounders] stand as perhaps the truest heirs to the Harry Smith Anthology's wild and woolly Americanaâ"a point Sam Wainwright Douglas and Paul C. Lovelace's affectionate doc makes with a minimum of fuss and lots of bawdy hilarity.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
14
It's unfortunate, then, that [Skousen] can't pick a protagonist
Posted Dec 4, 2007
15
Undoing (2006)
16
The film...is unkempt and sometimes awkward -- a homely, homemade labor of love that's loosely structured as an investigative procedural.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
17
Revolver (2005)
Revolver disappoints.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
18
A beguiling comedy from a Marxist-inflected thesis that is filled with characters who rage against the machine with pessimism, optimism, and navet (C)"sometimes in rotation.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
19
Writer-director Michael Schroeder compulsively references canonical films and books, presumably in the hope that genius rubs off.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
20
A movie of undeniable gravitas and monumentality -- even if it is too fond of its own effects.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
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In drawing and quartering much of the novel's intent, [Screenwriter/Director] Weitz ends up with a film that feels not just unfinished but undone.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
23
Juno (2007)
By the end, it's unexpectedly moving without ever once trolling for crocodile tears. It's a sneak attack.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
24
The Walker (2007)
This is a serious movie and, gliding around the center of power, a stylish one. But, like its protagonist, The Walker is unable to close the deal.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
25
The Savages (2007)
26
Chronicle might be utterly uncompromising in its "you are there" visceral style-or just unresourceful. I tend toward the latter reading.
Posted Nov 28, 2007
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Protagonist (2007)
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Badland (2007)
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Be My Oswald (2006)
An appalling mix of bird-brained satire, sub-protozoan thesping, and (non-)direction.
Posted Nov 27, 2007
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65 Revisited (2007)
34
There's not much, finally, to lift this thing above its necessarily niche appeal.
Posted Nov 27, 2007
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38
[A] gentle homage.
Posted Nov 20, 2007
39
The Mist (2007)
40
This wise, observant, and exquisitely tacit chamber piece complicates every May-December, academic-novel cliché in the book.
Posted Nov 20, 2007
41
Enchanted (2007)
Enchanted isn't something to get worked up over -- not only because it's so boring, but because it can't even be bothered to adhere to its own internal logic.
Posted Nov 20, 2007
42
A dark and smoky affair that, although set in Germany during the Black Death summer of 1349, suggests something brainstormed in a St. Marks Place head shop.
Posted Nov 14, 2007
43
It's no revolution, but comic-pastoral traditionalism refined to its essence.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
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Easily the worst adaptation of a major novel by a Nobel Prize-winning author.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
46
As a study of stubborn artisanal tradition in the Pro Tools age, Note by Note is a stirring symphony of specialized labor.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
47
Bergman's tale of heedless teenage love is a sort of neorealist Rebel Without a Cause -- except that sex is acknowledged and the outlaw is a girl.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
48
This blast of homecoming claustrophobia is being released for the holidays, when it may prove therapeutic. Bring the family. Or better yet, leave them.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
49
I For India (2007)
50
Saawariya (2007)