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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Splice (2010)
What makes Splice morally compelling isn't the bioethics quandaries it raises so much as the way it delves into parenthood.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
2
3.5/5
A veering, careening joy ride of excess and heart.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
3
2.5/4
It's not a classic, but it's sturdy enough, thanks to Gyllenhaal and a sly and grousing turn by Alfred Molina as Sheikh Amar, a scoundrel with a heart of gold -- or at least, a ticker very interested in riches.
Posted May 28, 2010
4
3/4
Directed with zest by Mike Mitchell (from a script by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke) and shot in 3D, this final Shrek sequel has plenty of verve.
Posted May 21, 2010
5
3.5/4
So many stories come packaged in hyped genres that we can forget how much character can hold sway. Watts, Bening and Washington -- along with a fine ensemble and a humane director -- make sure we remember.
Posted May 21, 2010
6
2.5/4
Babies (2010)
Babies begins to gain telling traction as the small triumphs start to come faster toward the sixth-month mark. Things begin to look up once the infants begin to, well, look up.
Posted May 7, 2010
7
3/4
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Superhero Stark remains intriguing.
Posted May 7, 2010
8
2.5/4
The Square (2010)
The Square is a morality noir in which there's very little onscreen morality.
Posted Apr 30, 2010
9
2/4
The Cartel (2010)
With its clunky chalkboard chapters and a parade of static talking heads too often repeating the filmmaker's underlying theme of political corruption and union myopia, it's a C theatrical experience. Maybe a C+ for right intentions.
Posted Apr 30, 2010
10
2.5/4
The Losers (2010)
There is plenty of good-guys-vs.-rotten-apple tension here.
Posted Apr 23, 2010
11
3.5/4
Bong is a talent to heed.
Posted Apr 16, 2010
12
2.5/4
The Joneses (2010)
[Demi Moore is] She's one reason to see writer-director's Derrick Borte's zeitgeist fable The Joneses. Though she's not the only one.
Posted Apr 16, 2010
13
3.5/4
Kick-Ass (2010)
Nicolas Cage is a hoot, a hollar and a fright as Damon Mac ready, a.k.a. Big Daddy. How can he be otherwise? He's a good cop gone mad.
Posted Apr 16, 2010
14
3/4
The Runaways (2010)
Excess is abundant in photographer and music-video director Floria Sigismondi's energetic debut.
Posted Apr 9, 2010
15
3.5/4
Araya (1959)
This expertly restored black-and-white work is a thing of wonder.
Posted Apr 9, 2010
16
2/4
Date Night (2010)
The screenplay, by Josh Klausner, proves that the easy laugh isn't always the best.
Posted Apr 9, 2010
17
3/4
18
2/4
It doesn't soar (though Pegasus the winged horse is captivating).
Posted Apr 2, 2010
19
3.5/4
One of the pleasures in this wise, emotionally bold PG ride is there's nary a wink, nudge or nod to popular culture.
Posted Mar 26, 2010
20
45365 (2009)
[A] lyrical, loving documentary.
Posted Mar 25, 2010
21
3.5/4
Audiard never overplays the new experiences facing Malik, be they violent or touching. Yet his tender regard for our complicated hero shines through.
Posted Mar 19, 2010
22
3/4
23
2.5/4
Green Zone (2010)
Damon's the anchor, a fine one at that, but even he can't seem to hold the filmmakers' attention for long.
Posted Mar 12, 2010
24
2/4
Remember Me (2010)
The finale manages to be tasteful and exploitative at the same time. It touts forgiveness while being mildly infuriating. Such is the danger of borrowing from the enormous to merely entertain. If that.
Posted Mar 12, 2010
25
4/4
Red Riding Trilogy, with its remarkable performances, its brilliantly constructed puzzle, its dispiriting cycles of violence, isn't an easy ride. But it is an exhilarating one.
Posted Mar 5, 2010
26
4/4
27
3/4
Fish Tank (2010)
The film swims in an anguish not solely the result of Mia's coming of age -- and yet, it surfaces for air in ways compelling and uncompromising.
Posted Feb 26, 2010
28
2/4
Cop Out (2010)
Cop Out is a little too well-shot to be full-on cheesy and too much a redux to be, well, as fresh as Beverly Hills Cop or Lethal Weapon.
Posted Feb 26, 2010
29
3/4
What is real? What is delusion? What is montrous? What is decent? Shutter Island may not shatter the heart but these are gnawing achievements for a movie about madness and paranoia.
Posted Feb 19, 2010
30
3/4
This tale of conspiracy and corruption, directed with adrenalized pleasure by Patrick Alessandrin and written by a reinvigorated Luc Besson, has a brain.
Posted Feb 12, 2010
31
2.5/4
Charmingly cast and phenomenally so-so.
Posted Feb 12, 2010
32
2.5/4
The Wolfman (2010)
Anthony Hopkins portrays Sir John Talbot. Benicio Del Toro is prodigal son Lawrence. That's a great deal of acting sinew for an oddly anemic outing.
Posted Feb 12, 2010
33
2.5/4
Kolja Brandt's cinematography is stunning, but can't rescue the end from some wince-inducing "Ain't no mountain high enough" heroics.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
34
1.5/4
Frozen (2010)
Tthe script is clunky, the acting strained. Too bad. Underlying the life-and-death thriller are notions about the ways coupledom changes and challenges friendships.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
35
1.5/4
The marvelously handsome wrestler-turned-actor -- proving once again better than the material he takes -- dons tights and a baby-blue satin tunic in the slight family comedy Tooth Fairy.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
36
2/4
Into Temptation doesn't break ground as a story, even one about redemption. Even so, Coyle's understanding of the pastoral work of the parish priest is refreshing.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
37
3.5/4
A stylish, gritty fantasy feature that wrestles with the agonies, joys and eternal wrinkles of faith and evil and the dangerous minuet they do.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
38
2.5/4
The movie is often wise.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
39
2.5/4
Uncertainty (2009)
Rain Li's crisp cinematography gives the entwined stories different but complementary visual styles. Paul Zucker's editing supports each genre then poses fresh questions by leaping from one to the other.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
40
2.5/4
It teases with magnificently tantalizing moments that don't quite add up to one grand insight. Which, come to think of it, is an epiphany of its own peculiar sort.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
41
3.5/4
A Single Man (2009)
In this beautifully tailored drama, content and style have as vital a relationship as George and Jim did. The one would be lost without the other.
Posted Dec 28, 2009
42
3/4
It's all knotted together, then unraveled with brio, by Holmes and Watson. There are fisticuffs galore, fiery combustion aplenty, and, yes, my dear reader, clever deduction.
Posted Dec 28, 2009
43
3/4
Nine (2009)
Nine is, if not a grand work, terrifically tasty eye and ear candy. Two numbers -- from somewhat unexpected quarters -- are worth the price of admission alone.
Posted Dec 28, 2009
44
3.5/4
Simply put, It's Complicated is a hoot.
Posted Dec 28, 2009
45
3.5/4
Avatar (2009)
Cameron and his legion of CGI experts and skilled craftspeople have delivered a lovely, misty, dangerous world.
Posted Dec 18, 2009
46
1.5/4
Yes, comedies thrive on broad strokes. But selling Americans lame images of one another as if we haven't traversed the country (if not in actuality, via television and film) is dispiriting.
Posted Dec 18, 2009
47
3.5/4
Invictus (2009)
Eastwood makes moving pictures that seldom collapse under the burden of sentiment. He has a muscular understanding of how kernels of wisdom needn't become caramel corn.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
48
4/4
From taxi to touchdown, Reitman knows how to get us to the next destination.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
49
3.5/4
The visual artistry of the song-and-dance numbers captivates.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
50
2.5/4
Brothers (2009)
Brothers never fully earns the right to exploit Sam's crucible in Afghanistan and the angry anguish it brings about.
Posted Dec 4, 2009