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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
Conviction (2010)
2
3.5/5
Stone (2010)
3
4.5/5
Howl (2010)
It's about literature itself, the ways in which it works on the reader and the folly of applying some objective standard of decency and meaning to words on a page.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
4
4/5
It concerns an older man, alone during the holidays, who unexpectedly finds love. It also features two strong performances from veteran actors Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
5
4.5/5
Nowhere Boy (2010)
It relishes its myth-making enterprise without getting too cute about it.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
6
4/5
Red (2010)
[Strikes] a careful balance between quasi-cartoonish shoot-outs and oddball humor, which ranges from droll to silly without ever going too far over the top.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
7
3/5
8
2.5/5
9
4.5/5
Secretariat (2010)
A finely constructed feel-good movie, gorgeous to look at, suspenseful when it's supposed to be and firmly in control of the sports movie archetypes and tropes that it wields like an experienced jockey using a riding crop.
Posted Oct 8, 2010
10
Marwencol (2010)
This one's a keeper.
Posted Oct 5, 2010
11
4.5/5
Let Me In (2010)
Matt Reeves takes a step toward making everyone's favorite bloodsuckers scary again.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
12
4.5/5
Somehow the results come together like the perfect status update.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
13
4.5/5
Waiting for 'Superman' won't satisfy anyone looking for a five-point plan. (It won't win many fans among teachers' unions, either.) On the other hand, if it's effective filmmaking you're after, look no further.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
14
4.5/5
The combination of social anguish and dark chill in Never Let Me Go packs a quietly devastating punch.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
15
3.5/5
Catfish (2010)
A mildly intriguing exercise in guerrilla filmmaking, lapsed ethics and the potential for social-networking deception.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
16
4/5
Subtlety has never been Stone's strong suit, but few filmmakers pick at our rawest societal scabs with quite as much brio and determination.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
17
3/5
18
4.5/5
The Town (2010)
The Town doesn't reinvent the wheel. It just does what it does with great conviction and a sky-high level of execution. It also forges ahead with one of the best Hollywood second-act stories in recent memory.
Posted Sep 17, 2010
19
4.5/5
New In Town (2009)
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Posted Sep 17, 2010
20
3/5
Easy A (2010)
21
2/5
22
3/5
Bran Nue Dae (2010)
When Australian Aborigines appear on the big screen, it's rare to see them as fully fleshed-out contemporary human beings. That's where this lightweight and enjoyable, if frustratingly uneven, comedy-musical makes its biggest contribution.
Posted Sep 10, 2010
23
2.5/5
Legendary (2010)
24
3/5
It's a sobering look at how governments operate in wartime, putting a shiny spin on even the grimmest of tragedies.
Posted Sep 2, 2010
25
4/5
[It] doesn't dig deeply into why Mesrine was the way he was. It's propelled by such a forceful performance from Cassel that, in the end, it hardly matters.
Posted Sep 2, 2010
26
4/5
Machete (2010)
27
4.5/5
The American (2010)
This is Serious Clooney, starring in a deliberative film that could have sprung from mid-'60s France or Italy.
Posted Sep 2, 2010
28
4.5/5
Animal Kingdom is a lean, patient crime thriller about one kid's transition from prey to predator.
Posted Aug 27, 2010
29
4/5
Ballet dancer Chi Cao does a great job of capturing both Li's chops on the stage and his sincerity and culture shock in the face of American opulence.
Posted Aug 27, 2010
30
4/5
Centurion (2010)
Far more entertaining, and infinitely less cumbersome, than its recent big-budget Hollywood counterparts.
Posted Aug 27, 2010
31
4.5/5
Cassel, who took the best actor award at France's equivalent of the Oscars for this role, is compulsively watchable.
Posted Aug 27, 2010
32
2/5
33
4/5
It still has charm, magic and Emma Thompson -- and that's more than you can say about a lot of family films.
Posted Aug 20, 2010
34
5/5
Breathless (1961)
Breathless jumps to its own rhythm and pokes holes in its idols even as it worships them.
Posted Aug 20, 2010
35
4/5
This strange, darkly funny documentary investigates the story of Jack Rebney, a Winnebago salesman who achieved notoriety based on outtakes of a corporate video he shot in the 1980s.
Posted Aug 20, 2010
36
4/5
37
4.5/5
38
4/5
Roberts is the obvious focus here, but she's enough of a pro to get out of the way and let a scene be stolen.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
39
4/5
40
4/5
J Blakeson springs surprises that force us to re-evaluate everything that's come before.
Posted Aug 6, 2010
41
4.5/5
42
2/5
Dark House (2009)
Despite a nice twist at the end and at least one deliciously demonic over-the-top performance, it's about as scary as The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" episode.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
43
2/5
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Posted Jul 30, 2010
44
3/5
9500 Liberty (2010)
A compelling glimpse of a community and, by extension, a country, in the throes of change.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
45
3/5
The Dry Land (2010)
Well-intentioned, if unevenly executed.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
46
1/5
It's lurching, desperate and borderline incomprehensible -- a movie whose characters act according to no known precept of recognizable human behavior.
Posted Jul 30, 2010
47
4.5/5
It's always a challenge for actors to meet the expectations readers have in their heads. These performances offer pleasure throughout.
Posted Jul 23, 2010
48
4/5
Freewheeling and funny.
Posted Jul 23, 2010
49
4/5
This is a meat-and-potatoes espionage yarn that passes by quickly enough and meets the requirement of making us try to guess: Who is Salt?
Posted Jul 23, 2010
50
3.5/5
There is much that's appealing, from the performances to the scene where Turteltaub re-creates a live-action version of the classic scene from Disney's Fantasia.
Posted Jul 16, 2010