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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Invisible (2012)
2
Déjà Vu (2006)
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4
Tenacious D is utterly harmless and totally pointless. Black and Gass have been at this so long their dirty little joke has all the punch of a Catskills routine.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
5
The fun is somewhat capped by absurdly stilted acting and daytime-soap-quality DV.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
6
Sun Kissed (2006)
7
8
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The Fountain (2006)
The premise is lachrymose, the sets are clammy, and the metaphysics all wet. The screen is awash in spiraling nebulae and misty points of light, with the soundtrack supplying appropriately moist oohs and aahs.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
10
11
Our Daily Bread is quietly radical in showing creatures whose existence is solely and inexorably a preparation for death.
Posted Nov 14, 2006
12
Fast Food Nation is exotic for being a movie about work. Its characters struggle with some of the world's dirtiest jobs -- morally as well as physically.
Posted Nov 14, 2006
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14
15
Bobby (2006)
Estevez means to eulogize the hopes of a nation, showing the night's impact on a group of hotel guests and staff cross-sectioned by age, race, and class. But his movie ends up buried under its stifling good intentions and dire execution.
Posted Nov 14, 2006
16
17
Happy Feet (2006)
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19
Indie-film exec Jeff Lipsky's sophomore feature as writer-director shares with his distribution work a desire to restore some of the untidier virtues of '70s American film.
Posted Nov 14, 2006
20
21
Saw III (2006)
God or Jack Valenti only knows how this work of pure entertainment got an R rating 'for strong grisly violence and gore, sequences of terror and torture, nudity and language.'
Posted Nov 7, 2006
22
Cautiva (2006)
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24
Fuck (F*ck) (2005)
Twelve-year-olds might get a charge out of this purportedly daring documentary celebration of the F-word, although it never occurs to filmmaker Steve Anderson that it might be fun or even genuinely lewd to interview kids on the subject.
Posted Nov 7, 2006
25
26
Harsh Times (2006)
[Bale's performance is] the kind of vein-popping show-boating that might as well be performed in a mirror.
Posted Nov 7, 2006
27
Judd's typically lived-in performance and the authentic Arkansas locations -- cramped bars, dusty roads -- help vaguely distinguish a movie that comes on like a minor-key reprise of Judd's breakthrough Ruby in Paradise.
Posted Nov 7, 2006
28
The Magic Gloves is a city symphony in which the metropolis seems an illusory maze and the melody is based on a refrain of recurring riffs.
Posted Nov 7, 2006
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30
[The] performances succeed where Harold fails: gaining a life independent of their author.
Posted Nov 7, 2006
31
A Good Year (2006)
32
You won't learn much about Arbus, aside from the correct pronunciation of her first name; you will get to see Kidman try (and fail) to find her inner freak.
Posted Nov 7, 2006
33
Indeed, the man who invented Borat is a masterful improviser, brilliant comedian, courageous political satirist, and genuinely experimental film artist. Borat makes you laugh but Baron Cohen forces you to think.
Posted Oct 31, 2006
34
Volver (2006)
Red, in every conceivable shade, is, not surprisingly, a key color in Volver, a movie about the towering virtues of high heels and the indomitable power of good old 35mm celluloid.
Posted Oct 31, 2006
35
If writer-director Paul Morrison's film traces a predictable arc from racial unease to acceptance, it's often winning -- and sometimes tough-minded -- in the details.
Posted Oct 31, 2006
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37
Romántico (2006)
38
A stealthy love letter from son to father.
Posted Oct 31, 2006
39
Commune (2006)
Celebrating the desire to immerse oneself in a collective, world-changing enterprise, Commune is unavoidably nostalgic.
Posted Oct 31, 2006
40
Shottas (2006)
...if you're one of those who just bought the Scarface anniversary DVD for its new sound mix featuring louder explosions, this movie is highly recommended.
Posted Oct 31, 2006
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Unknown (2006)
The pacing is slightly off, with the action switching between the imprisoned men and the police who are trying to find them, and what should be a mounting sense of urgency inside the warehouse (think Reservoir Dogs) falters and goes slack.
Posted Oct 31, 2006
43
Although technically impressive, the remake is dramatically inert, as the set becomes a motionless backdrop to theatrical line readings instead of a pulsing manifestation of diseased minds.
Posted Oct 24, 2006
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45
A terrific movie in the Antonioni tradition, Climates confirms 47-year-old Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan as one of the world's most accomplished filmmakers.
Posted Oct 24, 2006
46
The Bridge (2006)
In his ghoulish documentary, director Eric Steel examines the Golden Gate's dubious honor as the world's most popular suicide destination.
Posted Oct 24, 2006
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48
It's an agreeable enough tale right up until God butts in and starts talking; even if you can swallow the premise, it isn't particularly cinematic to watch a guy endlessly scribbling on legal pads.
Posted Oct 24, 2006
49
The story is fascinating, if a little overlong, and makes you want to see a high-profile, big-name Griselda Blanco movie happen, like, tomorrow.
Posted Oct 24, 2006
50
Catch a Fire (2006)
It's the story of Patrick Chamusso, who intended no harm till harm was done to him. Fact is, he could be just about anyone anywhere -- South Africa, the Middle East, right next door.
Posted Oct 24, 2006