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Title/Year
Author
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2.5/4
The Road (2009)
This is a willfully, skillfully crafted film with insufficient heart to the task it undertakes. It never fully connects us to love amid its ruins.
Posted Nov 25, 2009
2
3.5/4
The filmmakers hew to Dahl's intent and add fine turns of their own.
Posted Nov 25, 2009
3
4/4
Mo'Nique plunges headfirst into a moral abyss that makes her frightening.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
4
3/4
We never learn why Leigh Anne is so fearless, but Bullock is the force here. McGraw is an amiable anchor to her bull-by-the-horns portrayal.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
5
2.5/4
It seems too much a privilege to be chuckling in the theater about psychic warfare while the unfunny business of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan continues.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
6
3.5/4
Antichrist (2009)
Von Trier and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle use sumptuous black-and-white photography and saturated color. Few movies are as beautifully wrought as this.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
7
3/4
Does this entertainment achieve a timelessness beyond its exquisite source material? Not even. Yet there's pleasure to be had and relief in feeling the filmmakers didn't Scrooge it up either.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
8
This Is It isn't quite extraordinary as non-fiction film goes. Perhaps it's something better: a work of generosity.
Posted Oct 28, 2009
9
3.5/4
Good Hair (2009)
Full of sweetly sardonic observations, the docu-comedy is one of the funniest movies of the year.
Posted Oct 23, 2009
10
2/4
Amelia (2009)
The movie is as conventional a biopic as Earhart was an unconventional woman.
Posted Oct 23, 2009
11
3.5/4
An Education (2009)
The film is gentle with its judgments. Or most of them.
Posted Oct 23, 2009
12
2.5/4
Beeswax (2009)
Beeswax reminds viewers that in talkative films much can go unspoken. For writer-director Andrew Bujalski these betwixt-between, hem-haw spaces are the places to be.
Posted Oct 16, 2009
13
3.5/4
This parable of the welcome-unwelcome guest is less a key to the ensuing domestic drama than a teasing reminder of the traditional roots of the brothers' singular skill with humor and violence.
Posted Oct 16, 2009
14
3/4
Tautou's sophisticated portrayal won't allow viewers to dismiss Coco as kept. Coco's talents are too pronounced, her approach to intimacy, to life, too aware for that.
Posted Oct 16, 2009
15
3.5/4
Spike Jonze, we salute you.
Posted Oct 16, 2009
16
2.5/4
Free Style (2009)
You don't have to be a swooning teenage girl to be enamored of Free Style and its heartthrob actor Corbin Bleu.
Posted Oct 9, 2009
17
2.5/4
Greatly silly and unexpectedly wise at times.
Posted Oct 9, 2009
18
2.5/4
Possibly the stories fit too neatly. If so, it's hardly a fatal flaw.
Posted Oct 2, 2009
19
3/4
Clive Owen was spared the role of James Bond. And The Boys are Back is an example of why we are all the better for it.
Posted Oct 2, 2009
20
3/4
Whip It (2009)
Barrymore's embrace of gal power is joyful. The skaters are gutsy, goofy or both. They own their own odd sexiness.
Posted Oct 2, 2009
21
3/4
Zombieland (2009)
We won't ruin it. Let's just say that if laughter distinguishes humans from zombies, then you'll know just how human you are after the quartet's visit to a mansion in Los Angeles.
Posted Oct 2, 2009
22
3/4
Bright Star (2009)
Silence and stillness, as well as the restrained desire of its lovers, are given their due. After the clatter and rush of the summer flicks, patience is demanded but also rewarded.
Posted Sep 25, 2009
23
3/4
It is straightforward work. Yet over time, it becomes clearly, steadfastly about the existential.
Posted Sep 25, 2009
24
3/4
Director Karyn Kusama finds resonant terror in details: the look Anita and Jennifer exchange before Jen's fateful ride, or a victim's last-minute ah-hah.
Posted Sep 18, 2009
25
2/4
Making Kyle godawful may seem edgy, even authentic. But it's pure setup.
Posted Sep 11, 2009
26
3.5/4
27
Ink (2009)
28
3/4
Extract (2009)
These days, it appears to be a rare gift to do comedy in a way that comes across as smart, but never superior or willfully crass. Bateman has that talent to spare.
Posted Sep 4, 2009
29
2.5/4
Despite her downward-tilted head and her nattering ways, Mary really does want to connect. Watching her realize this isn't deep but it is sweet.
Posted Sep 4, 2009
30
2/4
31
3.5/4
The Dardennes are masters of their brand of realist cinema. Over the years, the brothers' move from documentaries to narrative features has been handsomely rewarded.
Posted Aug 28, 2009
32
3/4
Humpday (2009)
Getting to the showdown is a fine and funny journey.
Posted Aug 28, 2009
33
3/4
Lee's larkiest film by far, Taking Woodstock features faces familiar and fresh.
Posted Aug 28, 2009
34
3.5/4
Ponyo (2009)
A bright tale of wonder and connection, Ponyo is a reminder that a G rating needn't be a "little kid" designation.
Posted Aug 14, 2009
35
3.5/4
The Cove (2009)
The Cove is one of the best in a growing class of nonfiction films
Posted Aug 7, 2009
36
3.5/4
What an expression of the joy of cooks and cooking Julie & Julia turns out to be.
Posted Aug 7, 2009
37
2.5/4
Shrink (2009)
Directed by Jonas Pate and written with a nice ear for self-delusion by Thomas Moffet, Shrink mixes cliches with some pleasant surprises.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
38
3.5/4
Tetro (2009)
It is interesting. Better, it is quite possibly great.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
39
3/4
Funny People (2009)
Apatow continues to celebrate comedy's traditions, raunchy and otherwise.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
40
2.5/4
$9.99 (2008)
It isn't always clear if the animation is integral to the movie or merely a way of sprucing up its more familiar tales of melancholy and yearning.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
41
4/4
This movie has flighty warmth. It makes delirious use of one of Hall & Oates' boppiest tunes. It has a bluebird of happiness, for crying out loud.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
42
2/4
With its set 'em up, knock 'em down series of cliches, The Ugly Truth marks off the romantic comedy checklist.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
43
3/4
O' Horten (2007)
44
2/4
Too often, volatile scenes of interpersonal tension and fear stretch the green cast thin.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
45
3.5/4
With its deft handling of teen yearning and affection, Half-Blood Prince maneuvers mysteries of heart and hankering that resound in worlds magic and Muggle.
Posted Jul 17, 2009
46
3/4
Surveillance (2009)
47
3/4
Sasaki balances her subjects' yarns with insights into the cultural moment that shaped them and vice-versa, in particular the shift from abstract expressionism to the sparer gestures of minimalist and conceptual art.
Posted Jul 17, 2009
48
3/4
In modest, lovingly observed ways, the director gives her characters -- and, one hazards, herself -- the gentlest gift of sweet possibility.
Posted Jul 17, 2009
49
3.5/4
The miserably visceral exists here not as exploitation but out of the demands of authenticity.
Posted Jul 10, 2009
50
1.5/4
Like the high school's bison mascot, this romp is lean on fresh laughs.
Posted Jul 10, 2009