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Title/Year
Author
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Half Nelson (2006)
Sardonic yet moving, Half Nelson deftly outlines the perils of youthful idealism without lapsing into knee-jerk cynicism.
Posted Mar 22, 2006
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Lonesome Jim (2006)
Now that digital imagery (Buscemi's film is another InDigEnt production) is virtually indistinguishable from handheld celluloid, where's the 21st century's own nasty, truth-seeking front edge?
Posted Mar 21, 2006
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Stoned (2005)
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American Gun (2006)
The acting is pro enough to keep your blood up, but the reverb is minimal.
Posted Mar 21, 2006
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Inside Man (2006)
This enjoyable exercise in popcorn pyrotechnics demonstrates that Lee can be relied on to attack the clichés set before him with gusto.
Posted Mar 21, 2006
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Mirage (2006)
Marko's story is far from novel, but its wicked evocation of hopelessness transcends any familiarities.
Posted Mar 14, 2006
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Hate Crime (2005)
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Don't Trip... amounts to a revival meeting with Harvey as both the pastor and the object of worship.
Posted Mar 14, 2006
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Don't Tell (2005)
A paradigmatically mediocre foreign-film-Oscar nominee.
Posted Mar 14, 2006
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Find Me Guilty is overlong and often sitcomy, but it's also pleasantly old-school, with a tone, soundtrack, and even a title-card font that suggest a mellow but not senile Woody Allen.
Posted Mar 14, 2006
20
It's an under-flogged axiom of American business -- if only Jason Reitman's movie had more muscle in its whip arm.
Posted Mar 14, 2006
21
Don't Come Knocking would cure even Tom Waits of barroom whimsy for life.
Posted Mar 14, 2006
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Absorbing even in its incoherence, V for Vendetta manages to make an old popular mythology new.
Posted Mar 14, 2006
24
Disney's tried-and-true slapstick material (est. 1959) is here given a heinously unimaginative interpretation by five screenwriters and a director who manages to squander the gifts of an absurdly overqualified supporting cast.
Posted Mar 10, 2006
25
Ask the Dust (2006)
Fueled by shame and prejudice, the doomed relationship of these two proud self-haters is more drunken knife fight than transcendent love affair.
Posted Mar 8, 2006
26
If Deceitful is authentic at all, it's in revealing Asia Argento as the mirror opposite of JT LeRoy. One of these characters is a real artist -- or at least a true believer in the cathartic power of autobiography.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
27
The net effect would be doze-inducing if in fact the Dolby didn't attempt to wake the dead.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
28
Duck Season is not charmless, just insubstantial.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
29
The milieu owes something to Lindsay Anderson's If.... , but Evil is less anti-authority than pro-confrontation.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
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Game 6 (2005)
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Rogerson's structure is ingenious: He dilutes our initial skepticism by showcasing the prisoners' thoughtfulness and intelligence, and as soon as we've come to care for the men he shocks us with the details of their crimes.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
32
Perry's vaudevillian shamelessness and indifference to committee-approved taste are energizing and frequently jaw-dropping.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
33
Aquamarine (2006)
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Beneath the sitcom sheen, there's a darker movie about broken people who use convenient, pitiful excuses to keep from growing up. You laugh at them, but you also have sympathy.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
35
Because the metaphysics driving it are so fuzzy, this is the rare horror film where even sludgy viscera elicit only yawns.
Posted Mar 7, 2006
36
Al Otro Lado (2005)
A competent, earnest ethnographic video doc that never quite rises above its own best intentions.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
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Claims to run 95 minutes but feels more like 25 to life.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
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Sorry, Haters acquires the slowly widening, fanged grin of a Polanski tale.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
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16 Blocks (2006)
It's a small movie trying to seem epic, or a bloated monster trying to seem lean (real B movies don't have 14 producers), but it's clear that at 99 minutes, 16 Blocks should've been at least 20 minutes shorter still.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
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Exotic location notwithstanding, Rachel Boynton's riveting political documentary Our Brand Is Crisis is a sequel to the Clinton-era campaign vérité, The War Room.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
45
Street Fight (2005)
[An] unpretentious and absorbing video doc.
Posted Feb 22, 2006
46
Glawogger's film may be thematically loose-jointed, but Wolfgang Thaler's cinematography is the glue.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
47
The mind-altered excitement is accentuated by the tripped-out quality of Murray's fragmented, rough-hewn style.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
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Little Fish (2006)
While Little Fish takes a turn for the generic in its final act, solid acting, an atmospheric soundtrack, and flare-filled cinematography more beautiful than an Apple screensaver are enough to keep the film afloat.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
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Eight Below (2006)
The plot's slavish schmaltz proves as oppressive as the harsh winter that descends upon the dogs.
Posted Feb 21, 2006