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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Iron Man 3 (2013) Dave White [Shane] Black is the reason for the season and Downey is his Santa Claus EDIT
Posted May 2, 2013
2.5/5 The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) Dave White ...promising way more than it can ever hope to deliver in what suddenly seems like a too-short two-and-half-hours. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2013
0.5/5 Parental Guidance (2012) Dave White People with brains they can't turn on and off for 90 minute stretches of holiday family togetherness will be driven to take some kind of painkiller before the final credits roll. Everyone else will be fine EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2013
1.5/5 Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) Dave White A corporate product drained of personality, one where you can practically hear studio notes like "MAKE THE GIANTS FARTIER!" shouted from the sidelines, a charmless theme park ride that substitutes loudness for joy. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2013
Gosford Park (2001) Dave White It's dryly, acidly funny. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
Black Hawk Down (2001) Dave White Scott's tendency to trumpet his own significance keeps it from greatness, but it's still better than jingoistic stuff like Behind Enemy Lines. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
I Am Sam (2001) Dave White I do not like Sean Penn as a ham, I do not like it, Sam I Am. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
The Shipping News (2001) Dave White Good-looking but weak movie that, while not hamming it up to hijack your affection, doesn't try to win you over with anything more than its own sense of importance. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
Happenstance (2000) Dave White It's silly and slight, but not too sweet, so go take a chance. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
Charlotte Gray (2001) Dave White You never get a sense of danger or suspense or romance or anything else you might associate with people in love doing incredibly dangerous resistance work in WW2, which makes the movie itself very easy to resist. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
Dark Blue World (2001) Dave White Good-looking and earnest, but a little too stiff to make you feel the grand-scale emotions it wants to inspire. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2001
Monster's Ball (2001) Dave White The fact that the film spares us not only a constant wallow in misery but also cheap, maudlin uplift is pretty miraculous. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2001
No Man's Land (2001) Dave White The absurdity of it is diluted by the metaphorical sledgehammer used to smash the antiwar message home. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2001
A Beautiful Mind (2001) Dave White Russell Crowe's sweating and facial tics are always entertaining, but Ron Howard never lets you enjoy them, so busy is he directing everyone into a state of uplifting bliss. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2001
Ali (2001) Dave White It's just a good movie and not the greatest. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2001
The Majestic (2001) Dave White So, you're going along with your life as a rich Hollywood screenwriter, and BAM! You get amnesia. Ain't that the way it always goes? EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2001
How High (2001) Dave White I could feel whole chunks of my brain dissolving, my cinematic standards being lowered, and my desire to send a check to NORML grow as I watched this movie and loudly laughed my ass off. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2001
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) Dave White Thanks to Nickelodeon, this is another addition to their great track record of imaginative, child-friendly movies. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2001
Joe Somebody (2001) Dave White Stupid every step of the way. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2001
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Dave White A fully-realized epic. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2001
Vanilla Sky (2001) Dave White I barely bought a word of it as it was. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2001
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Dave White I may eat these words down the road, but right now, Wes Anderson is one of the best new American directors we have. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2001
Lantana (2001) Dave White Implausible tale. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2001
Iris (2001) Dave White Especially moving because it downplays the weepy nonsense, focusing instead on her literary spiritedness and the steadfast love of her husband. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2001
Behind the Sun (2001) Dave White It's a fine movie, but it's not quite dynamic enough to earn much more than your respect. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2001
Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop (2000) Dave White Explores race issues without insulting your intelligence. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2001
Princesa (2001) Dave White Deliberately non-gritty but still humane and loving in its depiction of people who don't fit into traditional categories of male/female and whore/john. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2001
Last Orders (2001) Dave White The sentimental script has problems, but the actors pick up the slack. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2001
Baran (2001) Dave White You Should Pay Nine Bucks for This: Because you can hear about suffering Afghan refugees on the news and still be unaffected. Dramas like this make it human. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2001
Ocean's Eleven (2001) Dave White Completely preposterous and totally enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2001
Piñero (2001) Dave White What makes this one different, and therefore MUCH better, is that it avoids the typical 'this happened and then this happened' structure that makes most biographical films such heavy lifting. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2001
The Business of Strangers (2001) Dave White The demands of the 'let's get him' plot get in the way of character development. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2001
Texas Rangers (2001) Dave White Makes American Outlaws look like a John Ford picture. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2001
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001) Dave White It's refreshing to see a porn documentary that's not a total bummer, cautionary tale. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2001
Diamond Men (2000) Dave White It's a nice little movie about the friendship of two regular Joes, odd and affecting. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2001
The Affair of the Necklace (2001) Dave White It's all about as elegant as jewelry from a home-shopping channel. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2001
Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Dave White Calibrate your filter, sift through the stuff you don't like, and you might enjoy yourself. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2001
Second Time Around (2001) Dave White Has all the complexity and realistic human behavior of an episode of General Hospital. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2001
Out Cold (2001) Dave White It sort of sucks, but you'll still secretly have a pretty good time watching it. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2001
Sidewalks of New York (2001) Dave White If I wanted to see Manhattan again, then I'd just stay home and rent it. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2001
In the Bedroom (2001) Dave White This one delivers the goods, thanks to nice, low-wattage direction and non-showy performances. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2001
Black Knight (2001) Dave White Words cannot adequately describe the pain. It will make you long for the subtlety and wit of Big Momma's House. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2001
Spy Game (2001) Dave White This movie is about guys sitting around in meetings, trying to out-spy each other. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2001
Dead or Alive (1999) Dave White Yeah, Yeah, It's Gross, But Is It Good? For its sheer inventiveness and audacity, yes. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2001
Audition (1999) Dave White A total freakout that will slow-burn itself into your brain. Prepare to feel creepy. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2001
The Simian Line (2000) Dave White In the end it's simply weak. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2001
Yana's Friends (1999) Dave White You aren't separated from these people even if they do live thousands of miles away. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2001
The Fluffer (2001) Dave White It's smarter more often than it's dumb, and gosh darn it, Debbie Harry's in it! EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2001
Novocaine (2001) Dave White Date Movie? You'd have to love Steve Martin more than your date to enjoy this. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2001
The Wash (2001) Dave White [Snoop's] funny, charismatic, delivers weak material with a look on his face that will still crack you up and has the best hair of any actor working today. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2001