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Village Voice

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It may be as close to adult-friendly kid fare as Hollywood will ever get -- although that has more to do with narrative than family values. (Having read both Tolkien and Lewis aloud at bedtime, I can attest to the latter's superiority as a storyteller.)
Posted Dec 6, 2005
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All is tasteful, and far more convincing than the movie's representation of passion is its only-the-lonely evocation of a punishing social order.
Posted Dec 5, 2005
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Less than a classic but more than a curio, John Garfield's last vehicle marks the disintegration of Hollywood's old left.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
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Loving but frank.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
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I Love Your Work promises with its very title to be self-conscious, self-deprecating, self-glorifying, and self-mockingly witty.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
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There's a near mathematical logic to the scenario and the cruelty is compounded by class.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
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The Kid & I (2005)
The Kid & I qualifies as the most indulgent kind of homemade project, laden with tediously inspirational dialogue and visuals that seem shot through half-fizzled Yuengling.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
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Transamerica (2006)
Pleasant even without reaching much of a destination.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
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Little Man (2005)
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[A] shrill family comedy.
Posted Nov 29, 2005
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Funny, tense, and exceedingly well made ...
Posted Nov 23, 2005
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Rent (2005)
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Petroni's direction is crude but effective.
Posted Nov 22, 2005
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The cheesed-up life and times of one John Wilmot, the Second Earl of Rochester.
Posted Nov 22, 2005
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Syriana (2005)
The movie may be too knowing for its own good, but it's not glib and it never goes cheesy.
Posted Nov 22, 2005
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Seamless (2005)
Though the film is a sober account, the subject alone ensures numerous moments of inspired hilarity.
Posted Nov 21, 2005
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Just Friends (2005)
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It's a sour, petty act of mockery that values its own ineptitude over genuine cleverness, travestying Quentin Tarantino and others simply for dreaming up gimmicks that worked.
Posted Nov 21, 2005
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39 Pounds of Love simplifies its subject until all that's left is a name and a cloying score.
Posted Nov 21, 2005
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So dense with dying fizzle and limp ideas that I began to wonder if Jordan has an evil twin, or if there are in fact several Neil Jordans, among them at least one literate stylist and one humor-handicapped village idiot.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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The hysteria is relentless: shrieking, punching, puking, trigger pulling. Overheard bits of inane party chatter provide the only moments of levity; otherwise the theater of cruelty slogs on with no cathartic release.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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Love Streams (1984)
Love Streams is at once a culmination of the director's obsessions and his most atypical film.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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Unveiled (2005)
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Zizek! (2005)
[Sings] to the smug choir of post-structuralist academia, who have so few movies made for their matinee satisfaction.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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Private (2005)
Never acquires the emotional weight it should.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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The new titles are flavorsome, and the restoration is up to Rialto's previous high standards -- shades of gray with the pale glow of an overcast autumn sky.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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It exudes affection, for its characters and their culture as well as the unprepossessing beauty of the scrubby terrain that holds them in thrall.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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It doesn't leave you with much to think about, except maybe the empty vibrato of effective ventriloquism.
Posted Nov 15, 2005
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Everyone smiles far too much.
Posted Nov 8, 2005
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The Swenkas (2005)
Peculiar and sweet.
Posted Nov 8, 2005
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Derailed (2005)
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La Sierra (2005)
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Bee Season (2005)
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Ellie Parker (2005)
A clumsy spoof of Hollywood.
Posted Nov 8, 2005
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By the time the sky really does start 'falling' -- courtesy of an alien invasion -- Chicken Little's frantic efforts to stay farm fresh have started to wear on the nerves.
Posted Nov 8, 2005
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Zathura (2005)
Let's play Jumanji! No, let's not, but say we did -- in space!
Posted Nov 8, 2005
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Sarah Silverman's cartoon bunny rabbit smile could make her the poster child for orthodontia, but it's her timing that's the real thing of beauty.
Posted Nov 8, 2005
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At least half an hour too long at 119 minutes, the movie allows almost everything to happen at least twice.
Posted Nov 8, 2005