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Red Zion (2008)
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Quietly elegant.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
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[Director] Erdem's vignettes can be trenchant, as in the amusing scenes of boys and girls responding differently to animals bumping uglies -- evocations of how society determines sexual roles at an early age.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
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[An] immaculately constructed movie.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
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Liberty Kid (2008)
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First Sunday (2008)
Morgan butchers me every time with that overemphatic- delivery thing that makes incidental lines multiplex-leveling funny.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
12
Humorless, incoherent, and ugly as sin.
Posted Jan 8, 2008
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Half as amusing as that viral video of a sheep scaring its peeps while wearing a Halloween mask, A Bloody Aria is also less incisive.
Posted Jan 2, 2008
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Although the painting montages become somewhat burdensome in their repetition, and an epilogue feels academic in every sense, when Cajori finally pulls away from the finished portrait, the sense of a job done to brimming satisfaction is acutely twofold.
Posted Jan 2, 2008
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Smiley Face (2007)
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This is truly a work of symphonic aspirations and masterful execution.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
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If you can put all sense of realism on hold, you'll be rewarded with a moderately pleasing diversion.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
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The best kiddie picture of the season -- and, along with Ratatouille, of the year.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
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Anker's excavated some remarkable stuff here...
Posted Dec 18, 2007
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Steep (2007)
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The film avoids potentially interesting frictions by always letting the team debate (and win) on the 'correct' side of every issue -- that which aligns with generally accepted modern liberal sympathies.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
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The big-screen Charlie Wilson's War, clocking in at 93 fly-by minutes, is dark and funny and mean and sexy, damned near pitch-black-perfect considering that at the end of this boozy comedy you wind up with, oh, Osama bin Laden.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
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This burlesque of biopic cliches flounders from one setup to the next without the engine that drives the genre: a strong central character.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
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Flakes (2007)
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Persepolis (2007)
Persepolis is a small landmark in feature animation.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
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As much as he's a filmmaker, Burton is also a graphic artist in the tradition of Charles Addams and Edward Gorey -- and here he's successfully incorporated Sweeney Todd into his own distinctively dank and spidery gothic world.
Posted Dec 18, 2007
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Two-Lane Blacktop is a movie of achingly eloquent landscapes and absurdly inert characters.
Posted Dec 13, 2007
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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
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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
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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
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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 AmericanaĆ¢"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
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It's unfortunate, then, that [Skousen] can't pick a protagonist
Posted Dec 4, 2007
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Undoing (2006)
48
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
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Revolver (2005)
Revolver disappoints.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
50
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