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[The film builds] to the standard New World Order line, which discredits any valid points Russo may have.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
The golden-hued footage is lovingly faked by ace cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, and the straight-faced result is as improbably touching as the Farrelly brothers' underrated Stuck on You.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
The Ant Bully's just a little movie about a little guy who turns into a little bug for a little while, and learns some big things in the process -- and sometimes, a little can go a very long way.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
Miami Vice (2006)
Like the shambling VW van its hapless characters steer from Albuquerque to Redondo Beach, Little Miss Sunshine is a rickety vehicle that travels mostly downhill.
Posted Jul 25, 2006
Azumi (2003)
The world seen through the bloodshot eyes of Xbox zombies.
Posted Jul 20, 2006
Mad Cowgirl (2006)
It's safe to say there will not be another movie this year like Mad Cowgirl. Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on your tolerance for copious bloodletting, hardcore pornography, and C-SPAN.
Posted Jul 18, 2006
Shadowboxer (2005)
It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment when it becomes clear that this lurid, steroidal neo-noir is certifiably insane (or at least a lot funnier than it means to be), but it's pretty early on.
Posted Jul 18, 2006
Clerks II (2006)
Smith's heart is in it, but it's sort of a broken heart now; Clerks II feels as though it was made by a man who needs a change but isn't permitted to make one.
Posted Jul 18, 2006
Shyamalan is mystically assuming that any idea or image that pops into his skull will make a shapely tale, no matter how much cock-and-bull logic he has to invent to Gorilla Glue it together.
Posted Jul 18, 2006
Gabrielle (2006)
At once robust and ethereal, this is an existential ghost story, with fresh blood pulsing through its veins.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
Overlord (1975)
It's still a feat of period filmmaking. More than that, Overlord's revivification of a wasteland Europe offers up a powerful whip lesson for the postwar complacent.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
Edmond (2005)
Edmond is all sizzle and little meat, a veritable tangent act dropped from Glengarry Glen Ross because it was several marks too silly.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
We, in any case, are as unconvinced by his lovelorn saga as Deneuve's skeptical pragmatist -- that is, until a romance paperback deus ex machina shoots the film's lifelike credibility out of the water.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
Time to Leave winds up a tiresome affirmation of man's biological duty to procreate; the position is simplistic verging on obnoxious, especially after 5x2's attack on the hetero family model.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
The film's Endsville, when we reach it, is almost an anticlimax, thanks to the masterfully orchestrated ensemble acting and the countless dramatic mini-explosions unleashed along the way.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
Mini is impossible to like, especially since she delivers some of the worst narration ever spoken, and her final lines are like a big middle finger to viewers foolish enough to enjoy the film.
Posted Jul 11, 2006
Instead of posing the children in bright fill lights looking sad, why not let them speak?
Posted Jul 11, 2006
POV (2005)
Urbanscapes (2005)
Urbanscapes analyzes urban blight as a recurring phenomenon, with economic, social, and moral dimensions.
Posted Jul 7, 2006
An intelligent movie, not so much salacious as affecting but ultimately less analytical than overwrought...
Posted Jul 5, 2006
Guernsey (2005)'s an oasis of visual gravity, firmly tripod-rooted to the ground and entirely free of handheld manipulations. Sharply acted under the restrictive circumstances, the film might be too preconceived for its own good...
Posted Jul 5, 2006
Thus does Beowulf collide with postmodern punk sensibility.
Posted Jul 5, 2006
This intermittently fascinating documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the Cosmos--which is also the rise and fall of U.S. soccer.
Posted Jul 5, 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is even more of a party-hearty-Marty potlatch of silliness than its predecessor.
Posted Jul 5, 2006
This straightforward version of Dick's anguished vision of drug-addled addiction makes Naked Lunch seem positively romantic.
Posted Jul 5, 2006
The movie may not be a single-bound building-leaper but Bryan Singer reconfigures the daddy of all comic-book sagas into something knowing, witty, and even sensitive.
Posted Jun 29, 2006
At once coolly indifferent and fanatically detail-obsessed, coiffed off-white hair emphasizing a hawk's hooded gaze, Streep is the scariest, most nuanced, funniest movie villainess since Tilda Swinton's nazified White Witch.
Posted Jun 29, 2006
Click (2006)
It's a farce about loss, and it doesn't flinch.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
The Motel (2005)
The Motel, Michael Kang's modest Sundance applause reaper, doesn't deserve to be shotgunned for the sins of 30 other movies. But the underwhelming syncopation of make-nice clichés is too familiar.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
The film makes no more or less sense than Ridley Scott's Legend or Jim Henson's Labyrinth, and in fact has a creaky, blue-gel '80s-ness to it, but for many, keeping up with Miike's cranked output is an end in itself.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
Rank (2006)
Room (2006)
Waist Deep (2006)
For its ever shifting attitudes toward men, women, and murder, Waist Deep is one of the sloppiest movies ever to reach the screen.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
Strangers With Candy regularly lampoons junkie-reparation melodramas and after-school specials, but with so little focus it's never clear what the film, or even Sedaris's vaudeville buffoon incarnation, is supposed to be parodying.
Posted Jun 27, 2006
There is magic in these intimate passion plays, which are filled with sloppy, loving detail and are mounted without a hint of pretension. Each banal moment becomes achingly gorgeous.
Posted Jun 21, 2006
Two Drifters (2006)
Tokyo Drift is a subculture in search of a compelling story line, and Black's leaden performance makes you pine for the days of Paul Walker.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
The film, set in September 2002, employs 9-11 as a thematic crutch, positing the attacks as little more than a backdrop for its characters' other, infinitely less significant woes.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
Although the Tiptons are ultimately unbroken after two years in prison camp, The Road to Guantánamo is one of the most oppressive accounts of life in a military detention.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
The 27-year-old filmmaker's command of film language is evident and his evocation of postwar trauma is haunting.
Posted Jun 20, 2006