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Village Voice

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Title/Year
Author
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Larry Clark's latest finds the grizzled shock-meister in a thoughtful mode and a mellow mood.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
2
From the beginning Yamada's movie, made in 2004, looks and feels more like a John Ford western than any other Asian film I've ever seen.
Posted Jun 20, 2006
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Uncut (2006)
The movie's ultimately less interested in subversion than in sophomoric gimmickry.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
4
Nacho Libre (2006)
[It] isn't an entirely unpleasant experience, which is to say it doesn't feel as though it's worn out its welcome before the second reel. It takes slightly longer before its gears begin to slip and its jokes begin to wear and its laughs begin to fade.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
5
The Outsider (2006)
Among the great docs about moviemaking.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
6
It's been a long time since a movie got this much comic mileage out of the devalued reaction shot.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
7
Loverboy (2006)
initially plays as a deranged sex comedy
Posted Jun 13, 2006
8
Wrongheaded and bizarrely outrageous.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Going Under (2006)
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This genial doc sprinkles Reagan and Nixon soundbites over its vintage stash of C&C clips for a suitably fuzzy squint at America from '69 to the buzzkill present.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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It's slick homogeneity, co-produced by Salles and co-funded by the Brazilian petroleum giant Petrobras, of a kind that commonly finds U.S. distribution while far better, riskier, more memorable films on the international table are ignored.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
14
Wordplay (2006)
Wordplay has no subject, finally, besides the puzzle you could be solving instead.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
15
There would never be another Lulu -- nor will there ever be.
Posted Jun 13, 2006
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Revoloution (2006)
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The Heart of the Game is a sweet, engaging journey with the Roosevelt Roughriders, whose kindly coach encourages the girls to snarl like wolves and devour like lions.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
23
Painfully literal/ironic soundtrack choices add to the general unpleasantness, and the nods to Fassbinder's great In a Year of 13 Moons only emphasize what this scattershot satire most decidedly is not.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
24
Autumn (2006)
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Fatih Akin's rich documentary follow-up, Crossing the Bridge, digs deeper into Istanbul's musical and social history.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
26
Cars (2006)
What ultimately redeems Cars from turning out a total lemon is its soul. Lasseter loves these animated inanimate objects as though they were kin, and it shows in every beautifully rendered frame.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
27
Keillor's modest subservience to Altman's group dynamic feels downright gallant, and in the context of the veteran director's most humanistic movie by a wide margin, it certainly has its rewards.
Posted Jun 6, 2006
28
The Omen (2006)
29
All in all, the movement turned out to be a godsend for Rio natives, but the film is merely a pep rally.
Posted May 31, 2006
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Stagedoor (2006)
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La Tropical (2001)
32
The cinematic equivalent to a ribbon magnet, The War Tapes reaps festival awards while less tunnel-visioned docs (like Laura Poitras's My Country, My Country) go undistributed. So much for dissenting media channels.
Posted May 30, 2006
33
[The film] matter-of-factly enters the mosques, homes, shrine rooms, personal spaces, and neighborhoods of Muslim martyrs, probing the suicide bomber paradigm as it grew out of the Iranian Revolution and became a global phenomenon.
Posted May 30, 2006
34
The Break-Up (2006)
35
Spread the word: This delirious import is the most (maybe the only) fun action movie of the summer.
Posted May 30, 2006
36
Coastlines (2006)
Nuñez's idea of the characters' ordinariness translates to flavorlessness, and he lights and shoots his scenes with a high schooler's care, often not even bothering to match up sight lines.
Posted May 30, 2006
37
The King (2006)
A rather beautifully produced indie mix of melodrama, ethnographic detail, and modern Southern gothic.
Posted May 30, 2006
38
If only it were allowed to be merely a cheesy romp, an Indy Jones movie with more sophisticated stereotypes and far less humor. But apparently this is no mere pop novel-turned-high-hat megaplex product.
Posted May 24, 2006
39
La Moustache (2005)
A successful novelist and restrained actor's director, Carrére makes the transformation of a silly marital argument into a cosmic upheaval look easy, and profound as well.
Posted May 24, 2006
40
Cavite (2006)
A paragon of guerrilla resourcefulness and a model citizen of the global village, Cavite is a more anxious and vivid experience than most movies with budgets literally a thousand times bigger.
Posted May 24, 2006
41
... the film makes for compelling psychobiography despite the fact that Gore, stiff as an air-conditioned breeze at the Four Seasons, isn't the least bit compelling himself.
Posted May 24, 2006
42
... thanks to lowered expectations ... and in a season of economically disastrous disaster movies, the mere fact that this Memorial Day juggernaut is not a catastrophe should spell good news for a depressed industry.
Posted May 23, 2006
43
In Cuesta's cynical formulation, the pretense of empathy is simply license to mock, gawk, and vulgarize.
Posted May 17, 2006
44
Lemming (2006)
In the end, Moll's film may be too neat (and too lengthy), but the wallop of disquiet is delicious.
Posted May 17, 2006
45
It feels like I've already seen Over the Hedge four times, after witnessing the parade of commercials for other junk its characters are pimping.
Posted May 17, 2006
46
[An] enjoyably breezy portrait.
Posted May 9, 2006
47
Dead Man's Shoes is all about revenge, but in trying to be one of those serious revenge films that questions violence while indulging in it, it manages to keep virtually all the characters unsympathetic and uninteresting.
Posted May 9, 2006
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Those who loved the original Auberge will likely be eager to book rooms once again.
Posted May 9, 2006
50
Wah-Wah (2006)
That the film is semi- autobiographical for caustic actor-turned-writer-director Richard E. Grant helps explain its severely, sometimes laughably bitter tone.
Posted May 9, 2006