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Title/Year
Author
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The movie is largely unclassifiable -- at once a psychological study, an exceedingly dry comedy, and a moral tale in which stories are purloined and frauds perpetrated.
Posted Apr 24, 2007
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Jindabyne (2006)
A soberly, if sluggishly, crafted movie in which the bitterness never stops.
Posted Apr 24, 2007
5
Zoo (2007)
6
With only a few letters and family photos, director Heidi Specogna never brings her subject to life.
Posted Apr 24, 2007
7
Each angle -- and To's take on the plight of the modern gangster -- is inspired.
Posted Apr 24, 2007
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Vacancy (2007)
[Director] Antal smartly adheres to the no-frills demands of B-movie horror, eliciting impressive chills from old-fashioned suffocating dread rather than the now usual gore.
Posted Apr 17, 2007
10
Fracture (2007)
11
One of those failures by great artists that are more provocative to think about than to experience.
Posted Apr 17, 2007
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Alice Neel (2007)
14
The Valet (2007)
This isn't to diminish The Valet's good times, only to admit that it'll inevitably wind up with an English-language makeover and an 8 p.m. slot on ABC.
Posted Apr 17, 2007
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Hot Fuzz (2007)
It's a little gloomier, a little coarser, and a lot more cerebral -- oh, and funnier than all the Reno 911! boxed sets combined.
Posted Apr 17, 2007
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Are these parallel tales a Buddhist romance? An attempt to induce something like 3-D narrative depth? A consideration of repetitive human activity over the course of a lifetime? You might as well ask why the breeze is rustling the leaves.
Posted Apr 17, 2007
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There's an unpretentious complexity to Brougher's paralleling of Stephanie and Lydia's private lives, and though the story is littered with contrivance, the actresses keep things recognizably human.
Posted Apr 17, 2007
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Modern Man (2007)
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The adverts promise a voyage to Tibet like we've never seen, but Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam's vision of people unmoored from their homeland is a familiar and banal embossment of foreign anguish.
Posted Apr 11, 2007
22
Narrative's beside the point in a movie created by two guys who gorge on pop culture's high-fat diet and regurgitate it into something approaching . . . art? Close enough.
Posted Apr 10, 2007
23
It's not the big picture that charms here, it's the details. More than anything, though, it's Costanzo -- a spindly Everydork who grows up not because he has to, but because he just kinda wants to.
Posted Apr 10, 2007
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Coeurs (2007)
Lowbrow plus highbrow does not equal middlebrow, and the breezy accessibility of Private Fears in Public Places does not make it any less a work of art than Resnais's more difficult early successes.
Posted Apr 10, 2007
26
Disturbia (2007)
Ironically, Disturbia's a thriller that doesn't want to bother you.
Posted Apr 10, 2007
27
Shannon's richly minimal performance-a series of reactions, most ranging from deadpan to perturbed -- derives pathos from the familiarly elemental: happy, sad, bitter.
Posted Apr 10, 2007
28
Los Muertos (2004)
29
Dry Season (2007)
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's austere, hypnotic third feature explores the legacy of Chad's decades-long civil war.
Posted Apr 3, 2007
30
Black Book (2007)
The movie whips along, unafraid of narrative excess or hairpin plot turns.
Posted Apr 3, 2007
31
Grindhouse (2007)
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Neither is it funny -- or poignant or insightful or remotely worth one's time except as a reminder that Canadian indies can be every bit as feeble as American ones.
Posted Apr 3, 2007
33
Ping Pong (2002)
34
Headspace (2005)
35
Only 81 minutes long, Sacco and Vanzetti is packed with information.
Posted Mar 29, 2007
36
U-Carmen (2005)
37
For anyone other than hardcore gore-hounds, this flipbook of deliberately invoked global-unrest horrors, from friendly-fire killings to rape as a breeding weapon, is effectively mean and unrelenting -- and pretty far from fun.
Posted Mar 28, 2007
38
The Lookout (2007)
Gordon-Levitt's worth the admission all by his lonesome. He's that good - the proverbial young man with an old soul who brings unexpected depth, complexity, and sincerity to what could have been just another damaged-guy role. He's the one to look out for.
Posted Mar 27, 2007
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Summer in Berlin is most affecting as a character study of two women in their late thirties, at the precise moment in their lives when, with middle age on the march, the fritterings and posturings of youth offer respite.
Posted Mar 27, 2007
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As fresh and observational as it was 30 years ago, Killer of Sheep seems even more universal now.
Posted Mar 27, 2007
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First Snow (2007)
Is it written somewhere that every indie quasi-noir must include a dripping faucet, ceiling fans, shadows of slatted blinds, and a traveling shot of highway lines?
Posted Mar 20, 2007
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TMNT (2007)
46
Dead Silence (2007)
Dolls are innately unnerving, but the movie's semi-menacing Charlie McCarthys never live up to their potential.
Posted Mar 20, 2007
47
Nary a dull lick in the entire 80 minutes.
Posted Mar 20, 2007
48
The movie saves the full strength of her toxicity for a kicker that's almost gleeful in its sangfroid; Dercourt's parting coup de grâce is like getting shanked with an icicle.
Posted Mar 20, 2007
49
Pride (2007)
The feature debut from South African director Sunu Gonera is straight from the sports-film playbook, the one in which an underdog team coached by an obstinate overachiever overcomes obstacles and adversity to take home the gold.
Posted Mar 20, 2007
50
Offside (2006)
Panahi has things both ways -- his movie is critical and utopian, cinema verité and political allegory.
Posted Mar 20, 2007