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Title/Year
Author
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An adequate thriller redeemed by Forest Whitaker's sensational turn as Idi Amin.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
2
Suburbia continues to serve as the dartboard of choice for filmmakers bent on demonstrating their urbane superiority to the dull denizens of tract housing.
Posted Sep 26, 2006
3
The Queen (2006)
Whether or not Tony Blair actually saved the British monarchy, Frears has made it seem so and even worth doing.
Posted Sep 26, 2006
4
Blessed enough to have drawn Gautier and Downey away from better-paying gigs, the kid hasn't likely failed to recognize his saints.
Posted Sep 26, 2006
5
The movie wouldn't work without someone as nondescript as Heder, because you can buy him as a do-nothing, go-nowhere man; he's perfectly, wonderfully forgettable, appropriate for a movie like this.
Posted Sep 26, 2006
6
Be With Me (2006)
Sometimes clumsy and dry, always sympathetic, and wryly interested in the impact food has on social intercourse, Be With Me is eventually affecting once its elliptical shape becomes clear.
Posted Sep 26, 2006
7
Broken Sky (2006)
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Home (2005)
10
For such a poorly made autobiopic to earn a theatrical release, Nwamu must have some friends in high places.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
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12
Penn goes for larger-than-life, wrapping his pinched frown around an unintelligible Louisiana drawl and swinging his arms like an autistic evangelist.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
13
Old Joy (2006)
Open-ended as it may appear, it has a crushing finality. For all the wool-gathering and guitar-noodling, this road movie is at least as tender as it is ironic.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
14
Renaissance (2006)
It's film noir, with too much noir for its own good.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
15
Rachman's montage is a frenzied, propulsive pull from here and there -- including not just an astonishing array of milky VHS concert footage (Black Flag in 1981!), but both Ronald Reagan inaugurations, the second of which seems to foretell the end.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
16
The film is alarming, endearing, and utterly unflappable.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
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18
Pushing the dull Cacho as a chick magnet capable of opening any pair of legs suggests that Cuarón's respect for women has gained serious ground since he was 29.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
19
Flyboys (2006)
Among these combatants, you won't find much All Quiet on the Western Front-style despair, and the paths of glory are unsullied by doubt or disillusionment.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
20
Sweet, crazy, and tinged with sadness, Michel Gondry's new feature The Science of Sleep is a wondrous concoction.
Posted Sep 19, 2006
21
There are moments when The Black Dahlia projects a spectral world, but its ghosts in broad daylight are elusive at best.
Posted Sep 15, 2006
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Confetti (2006)
The movie manages to slag off beautifully on the honchos of reality television without patronizing either the form or the fame-and-fortune-hungry multitudes who queue up for their 15 minutes.
Posted Sep 14, 2006
24
Keeping Mum (2006)
Obvious, simplistic, and never funny, Niall Johnson's movie may be useful only as real estate porn -- Cornwall and the Isle of Man never looked so super cute.
Posted Sep 13, 2006
25
Patricia Foulkrod's film backs itself into a Support Our Troops corner, elegizing the soldiers. Iraqis do not figure in, except as bad memories.
Posted Sep 13, 2006
26
The film is most compelling for its suggestion of how politics and showbiz are at once incestuously entwined and, perhaps, irreconcilably different.
Posted Sep 13, 2006
27
With its outlandish stories, obsession with masculine ego, and focus on an absurd, forgotten subculture, A Cantor's Tale is the stuff Ben Stiller movies are made of ...
Posted Sep 8, 2006
28
... strangely flat.
Posted Sep 8, 2006
29
Tragedy, when it comes, does not involve us -- we're kept at arm's length through to the final retribution.
Posted Sep 5, 2006
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31
Perhaps you are wondering why a little-known band called Rocco DeLuca and the Burden merits a glossy feature-length documentary of its whirlwind European tour. After watching Manu Boyer's film, you may still wonder.
Posted Sep 5, 2006
32
The movie rarely if ever crosses the border between familiarity and surprise.
Posted Sep 5, 2006
33
As a rhythmic cry for understanding, Man Push Cart has the simplicity of an Islamic hamd call to prayer.
Posted Sep 5, 2006
34
Filmmaker Glenn Holsten sells it to the cheap seats anyway, fleshing out Judge's alcoholic struggles and his redoubtable activist work with mega-dramatic gimmickry and sentimental hosannas.
Posted Sep 5, 2006
35
Red Doors (2005)
36
This David Leaf-John Scheinfeld production is not only poignant but even topical.
Posted Sep 5, 2006
37
Like its protagonist, Hollywoodland has an easy, sleazy appeal -- a languid descent into the mystery's murky depths.
Posted Sep 5, 2006
38
This wasn't a horror film the first time around, and LaBute makes sorry feints at effective creepiness.
Posted Sep 1, 2006
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40
Renoir sought out balance and humanistic sympathy, reshaping the narrative so the thief (Jean Gabin) and the Baron (Louis Jouvet) bond over their mutual rebellion against the social system.
Posted Aug 30, 2006
41
An adorable, preposterous mutant film from the heyday of international do-your-own-thing moviemania.
Posted Aug 29, 2006
42
Why we choose to watch the movies we watch is strictly personal, a matter of taste mediated by finance and geography. The nature of what we can watch is something else.
Posted Aug 29, 2006
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44
It might be the most maturely conceived role in Burns's films, but the plot around it is flimsy, the visual storytelling simpleminded, and the general ideas for character one-note.
Posted Aug 29, 2006
45
Ray's film is an incisive dissection of culture shock and class privilege.
Posted Aug 29, 2006
46
Bujalski's most avant-garde device is simply cutting from scene to scene, letting the temporal ellipses fall where they might.
Posted Aug 29, 2006
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An eccentric masterpiece
Posted Aug 28, 2006
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Enjo (1958)
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