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The movie's glacial pace and willingness to let its mind and eye wander that produces its spiritual and intellectual heft-not to mention its atypical visual splendor.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
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[It] could pass for an episode of CSI: Reykjavik, only with less high-tech gimmickry, more pavement-pounding, and a head-clearing view of crime as anything but a cool diversion.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
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Semi-Pro (2008)
In the end, it's comedy comfort food, something powdered poured from a box.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
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The cast is a museum exhibit on the nigh-extinct art of scaled-in American bit acting, with the magnificent Sylvia Sidney as the daughter of a prominent family brought low, her flashing pridefulness intact, and Tommy Noonan as a peeping poltroon.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
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Bonneville (2006)
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Penelope (2006)
Ricci is appealingly human, and some acknowledgement of the importance of female friendship, in addition to romance, is faintly touching.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
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A fragile, somewhat precious celebration of DIY filmmaking and cult-film consumption.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
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The Signal (2008)
This uneven but impressive shot-on-digital shocker earns a marker in the mausoleum of apocalyptic horror -- a genre that's proving (un)surprisingly durable in the new century.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
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Forms, with Killer of Sheep, a landmark diptych about work as the crucible of the American characterâ"either in its abundance or its absence.
Posted Feb 12, 2008
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Directed by Cao Hamburger, this warmly engaging film benefits from its understated approach (it suggests rather than spells out the political turmoil), and its light, comedic tone never mitigates the drama of the central story.
Posted Feb 12, 2008
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Definitely, Maybe is a surprisingly rewarding romantic comedy.
Posted Feb 12, 2008
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Even at 100 minutes, this documentary about Vaughn and pals' 2005 bus tour from L.A. to Chicago (and all points in between, oy) plays a little long.
Posted Feb 6, 2008
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Mary Olive Smith and Amy Bucher feel no need to overlay this health-care calamity with pious outrage.
Posted Feb 5, 2008
21
So objectively awful it ceases even to be a reflection of writer-director Andrews Jenkins's non-talent, How to Rob a Bank calls into question the distribution filtration process that should protect delicate consumer eyes from things like this.
Posted Feb 5, 2008
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This is no career high, but it's impossible to actively dislike Rudd.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
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I'm moving to Europe.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
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An unforgettable all-access pass behind the scenes of Bob Dylan's '65 British tour, D.A. Pennebaker's landmark 1967 rock doc all but invented the form while presaging the music video.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
31
At once cerebral film essay and unsweetened ear candy, Pere Portabella's The Silence Before Bach is nearly as tough to categorize as its maker.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
32
As the current obsession with Reagan suggests, it's back to fantasyland!
Posted Jan 29, 2008
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U2 3D (2007)
The performances, culled from seven shows on the "Vertigo" tour from Mexico City to Buenos Aires, burn with the old unforgettable fire.
Posted Jan 23, 2008
35
How She Move (2008)
For once, the movie -- written by Annmarie Morais and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid with a gritty overlay of 16mm grain -- regards book learning as at least as important as physical prowess.
Posted Jan 22, 2008
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The prevalent shooting style is monotonous naturalism, as the camera buzzes between contentious actors and trolls after anything on the move.
Posted Jan 22, 2008
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Doc (2007)
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Untraceable (2008)
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Cloverfield (2008)
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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
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Opera Jawa (2006)
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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
45
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
46
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
47
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
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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
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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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