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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Ping Pong (2002)
2
Headspace (2005)
3
Only 81 minutes long, Sacco and Vanzetti is packed with information.
Posted Mar 29, 2007
4
U-Carmen (2005)
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
9
As fresh and observational as it was 30 years ago, Killer of Sheep seems even more universal now.
Posted Mar 27, 2007
10
11
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
12
13
TMNT (2007)
14
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
15
Nary a dull lick in the entire 80 minutes.
Posted Mar 20, 2007
16
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
17
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
18
Offside (2006)
Panahi has things both ways -- his movie is critical and utopian, cinema verité and political allegory.
Posted Mar 20, 2007
19
When Yunis occasionally falters, it's not because English fails him; in recounting a story as hideous, incredulous, and nightmarish as this, there are both no words, and hardly words enough.
Posted Mar 20, 2007
20
Cobra Verde (1987)
21
A noxious, flippant mix of snark and biblical allegory.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
22
23
Desperately overcompensating for the fact that most horror films are already parodies of themselves, Behind the Mask takes a bite out of the dumb Scream franchise before devouring its own tail, proving that you are what you eat.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
24
Nomad (2007)
With commendable sincerity but also an unfortunate Hollywood veneer, Nomad is a poor man's Gladiator.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
25
26
Blockade (2007)
27
[It] really, really should've been funnier.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
28
On one hand, Madame De . . . is all surface and style; on the other, it conveys real loss.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
29
Premonition (2007)
30
The Namesake (2006)
Combines the intimate pleasures of a family saga with a finely sustained inquiry into the difficult balance between separation and integration that shapes the lives of first-generation immigrants and their children in crucially different ways.
Posted Mar 8, 2007
31
Exterminating Angels is one audaciously, endearingly ludicrous movie.
Posted Mar 6, 2007
32
Maxed Out (2006)
33
The Host (2007)
The Host, Bong Joon-ho's giddy creature feature, has an anarchic mess factor worthy of a pile of old Mad magazines.
Posted Mar 6, 2007
34
300 (2007)
35
Urchin (2007)
36
Into Great Silence moves into the realm of humble observation. Gröning traces the passing of the seasons with beauty shots of God's creations, from snow drifts and rain puddles to flower petals and kitten whiskers.
Posted Feb 27, 2007
37
For God's sake, don't be boring. Alas, after his camera has had its fill of ogling Rae, Brewer turns out to have nothing up his sleeve, nothing in his pants, only a little on his mind and none of it, amazingly, to do with race.
Posted Feb 27, 2007
38
Zodiac (2007)
39
Visually ravishing and emotionally cold, Zhang's third feature is one long series of pushes and pulls.
Posted Feb 27, 2007
40
The relatively tame horrors on display here may disappoint fans of the director's gut-spelunking short Aftermath, which made him an underground hero on the abra-cadaver circuit.
Posted Feb 27, 2007
41
Wild Hogs (2007)
42
43
Ghost Rider (2007)
44
45
The TV show excels with its short squad-car bursts of random inanity; here, the plot -- stretched out to 84 minutes -- feels like a dime bag tossed aside by a fleeing perp.
Posted Feb 20, 2007
46
This movie works precisely because it's bereft of modern cinema's cynicism -- that above-it-all sneer that permeates most of the well-intentioned kiddie films made more to hold parents' attention than their children's.
Posted Feb 20, 2007
47
Ishii's domestic frame is as tightly packed and layered as his horizons are expansive.
Posted Feb 20, 2007
48
Gray Matters (2007)
Heather Graham seems resigned to mugging and shrugging out the remainder of her thirties through a series of undercooked romantic comedies.
Posted Feb 20, 2007
49
Come back, Madea, and bring your chainsaw.
Posted Feb 20, 2007
50
Instead of reinventing the procedural mechanics of the serial-killer drama, filmmaker Christian Alvert adds to its current state of retardation with desperate atmospherics and a cheap disquisition on sex and religion.
Posted Feb 15, 2007