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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
Revolver (2005)
Revolver disappoints.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
3
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
4
Writer-director Michael Schroeder compulsively references canonical films and books, presumably in the hope that genius rubs off.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
5
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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7
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
8
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
9
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
10
The Savages (2007)
11
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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13
Protagonist (2007)
14
Badland (2007)
15
16
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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18
65 Revisited (2007)
19
There's not much, finally, to lift this thing above its necessarily niche appeal.
Posted Nov 27, 2007
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23
[A] gentle homage.
Posted Nov 20, 2007
24
The Mist (2007)
25
This wise, observant, and exquisitely tacit chamber piece complicates every May-December, academic-novel cliché in the book.
Posted Nov 20, 2007
26
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
27
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
28
It's no revolution, but comic-pastoral traditionalism refined to its essence.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
29
30
Easily the worst adaptation of a major novel by a Nobel Prize-winning author.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
I For India (2007)
35
Saawariya (2007)
36
Redacted (2007)
The most authentic thing about Redacted is the rage with which it was made.
Posted Nov 13, 2007
37
Rivette's last shot is an extraordinary throwaway that provoked spontaneous applause for being at once completely ordinary, totally unexpected, and positively diabolical in shifting the meaning of the entire previous 12 1/2 hours.
Posted Nov 12, 2007
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Cocalero (2007)
41
[A] deeply amoral morality tale.
Posted Nov 6, 2007
42
Bee Movie (2007)
Rock has but two scenes in the film, but he needs a hundred more. Give the man his own movie, please, if only because it'd bee far better than this one.
Posted Nov 6, 2007
43
Fred Claus (2007)
44
War Dance (2007)
I'd be lying if I didn't say it overcame my naturally complacent instincts.
Posted Nov 6, 2007
45
Holly (2007)
Though the storytelling is haphazard, artistry often transcends mere good intentions.
Posted Nov 6, 2007
46
In its willful, self-involved eccentricity, Southland Tales is really something else. Kelly's movie may not be entirely coherent, but that's because there's so much it wants to say.
Posted Nov 6, 2007
47
The Future Is Unwritten is less a eulogy than a wake, and one in which the subject is startlingly present.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
48
The breathtakingly lurid finale, set in a screening room, has an almost necrophilic obsessiveness.
Posted Oct 31, 2007
49
Fat Girls (2006)
50
Diva (1981)