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Village Voice

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Title/Year
Author
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Smart People (2008)
It's all action, no reaction. One minute they're miserable; 90 minutes later, aww better.
Posted Apr 8, 2008
2
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
6
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
7
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
10
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
11
Stupid monikers are just one symptom of a stultifying, overwritten cleverness that substitutes quirk for character.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
12
Bleakly wistful, regarding its essentially lonely characters with a gaze both tender and lethal.
Posted Apr 2, 2008
13
[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)
16
Shelter (2007)
Well-acted but rife with cliché.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
17
Backseat (2005)
Bruce Van Dusen's 2005 comedy plots a meandering course due north without locating a word of truth.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
18
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
19
Priceless (2006)
20
[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
21
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
24
Alexandra (2007)
Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity.
Posted Mar 25, 2008
25
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)
31
The film's destination feels overdetermined despite its sweetness.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
32
Irina Palm (2008)
Staggeringly inane.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
A rather astonishing, starkly stylized blood flood set inside a privatized prison.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
38
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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40
Respect is what Horton's preaching, and that's a message to be foisted on children guilt-free.
Posted Mar 11, 2008
41
A modest surprise: better acted than needed, better made than expected.
Posted Mar 11, 2008
42
Nothing more than a dumb action picture with delusions of Johnnie To-dom.
Posted Mar 11, 2008
43
Sleepwalking (2008)
Theron and Woody Harrelson (as James's party pal Randall) provide vitality against the film's heavy load, but they aren't around long enough to keep it from collapsing under its own portentous weight.
Posted Mar 11, 2008
44
Funny Games (2008)
Without ever acknowledging his own sadism, Haneke self-righteously lays his aesthetic and moral cards on the table.
Posted Mar 11, 2008
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Snow Angels (2007)
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A Face in the Crowd has never ceased to be relevant.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
50
Chicago 10 (2008)