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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
The Chase (1994)
Goofball fun, and Swanson's rarely been hotter.
Posted May 19, 2004
2
2/5
Impressive ambitions that fail at every turn. Ewan's really quite uncharacteristically dreadful.
Posted May 19, 2004
3
4/5
CB4 (1993)
One of the first movies to parody gangsta rap, it does so knowingly and affectionately.
Posted May 19, 2004
4
2/5
Given all the talent involved, this should have been much more compelling.
Posted May 19, 2004
5
5/5
Fortress (1993)
The perfect confluence of prison movie, R-rated sci-fi, Stuart Gordon, and Christopher Lambert. I couldn't ask for much more.
Posted May 14, 2004
6
4/5
Longer than the movie whose construction it documents, this is nonetheless an entertaining (if sprawling) look behind the scenes.
Posted May 14, 2004
7
Serves very little purpose beyond reminding us that there are black people in the world, and they have love lives as well as decent jobs.
Posted May 13, 2004
8
4/5
Catch-22 (1970)
Starts out pretty funny, gets incredibly weird by the end.
Posted May 13, 2004
9
If you've attended a Beastie Boys concert and picked up some free literature, chances are a substantial amount of this information is already known to you.
Posted May 13, 2004
10
4/5
Yum!
Posted May 12, 2004
11
4/5
Remember fun? This movie does.
Posted May 12, 2004
12
2/5
According to legend, Catherine Zeta-Jones was 15 when this movie was made.
Posted May 12, 2004
13
This subtly entrancing paean to seasons earthly and emotional is to the developing male psyche what Whale Rider is to the female, and deserves equal acclaim.
Posted May 12, 2004
14
5/5
Amazing social satire with humor that never detracts from the creep-out factor. The nightmare sequence is sheer perfection.
Posted May 8, 2004
15
Envy (2004)
At the risk of blatant obviousness: Those who buy a ticket to this film will envy those who did not.
Posted May 6, 2004
16
Man on Fire (2004)
[W]hat may take the jaded viewer aback is the amount of time [Tony Scott] dedicates to character development before heading down the inevitable trail of bloody revenge.
Posted May 6, 2004
17
Gojira (1956)
For today's moviegoing audiences, this may not be your daddy's Godzilla movie, but chances are your granddaddy could teach you a thing or two about the context.
Posted May 6, 2004
18
Van Helsing (2004)
This beast is as subtle as a Red Bull enema, but it succeeds magnificently as compulsively watchable spectacle.
Posted May 5, 2004
19
4/5
Robust and smart, much like its more expansive source material.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
20
0/5
Nuts (1987)
Leslie Nielsen in his panties is more engaging than the entire remainder of this horrid bore.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
21
Mean Girls (2004)
You gotta love a film that poses the vital question: 'Is butter a carb?'
Posted Apr 28, 2004
22
Young Adam (2004)
Those seeking a spiritual counterpart to the yin of Lynne Ramsay's masterfully moody Morvern Callar will find their yang in David Mackenzie's exquisitely sorrowful Young Adam.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
23
1/5
This movie is pretty stupid, really. I only felt for the rabbit.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
24
0/5
Kids (1995)
Boy, that kid Telly sure is fun and representative of the Youth of Today. Not.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
25
3/5
Wings (1927)
Nice. Not thrilling, but nice.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
26
4/5
Scrooge (1970)
Lovely. Even better than the Henry Winkler version.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
27
Amusingly messy. This playful pastiche could also be called Don't Look Now at the Silence of the Sixth Dead Dunwitch Zone, Psycho!
Posted Apr 25, 2004
28
3/5
Literally The Greatest Thing Ronald Reagan Ever Did.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
29
4/5
Beat Girl (1960)
Great fun, brought to my attention by lovely people.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
30
This may sound an eensy bit hyperbolic, but dig: Mayor of the Sunset Strip is the greatest rock and roll movie of all time. Rodney Bingenheimer for president!
Posted Apr 25, 2004
31
Tamala 2010 is easily the most original and best film of the year . . . for its first hour.
Posted Apr 23, 2004
32
4/5
Best enjoyed on DVD, as the alcohol-fueled commentary track might just be the best one ever recorded.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
33
Mormons will undoubtedly find many in-jokes the rest of us will miss, but for those not in the church, it's an interesting look at an unfamiliar lifestyle
Posted Apr 15, 2004
34
4/5
Clueless (1995)
If not classic and generation-defining, then pretty dang close.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
35
5/5
Repo Man (1984)
It's a movie about radioactive aliens in the trunk of a car about to be repossessed. If you got a problem with that, you got a problem with me!
Posted Apr 7, 2004
36
2/5
Dead Again (1991)
Really pretty lame.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
37
3/5
Fever Pitch (1997)
To the credit of Hornby and director David Evans, they hedge on the issue of how unhealthy extreme soccer fandom may or may not be.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
38
2/5
The Ice Rink (2000)
Even members of Bruce Campbell's rabid cult following will probably want to wait for this one as a cheap rental.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
39
3/5
Lean on Me (1989)
Is a baseball bat the best way to organize a school? In the movie, sure. In real life, maybe not.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
40
3/5
I'll never get that "Bear Necessities" song out of my head, ever. I guess that's a testament to the movie.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
41
3/5
Verrrry cheesy, but you probably knew that going in, so what the hey.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
42
2/5
Much has been made of the climactic riot scene, which may have seemed novel when Nathanael West first wrote it back in the '30s, but it's just plain goofy when viewed today
Posted Apr 7, 2004
43
The nudity and profanity may be the reason for the R rating, but [Timothy] Olyphant is what gives the movie a dangerous edge.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
44
The Return (2003)
Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev makes an accomplished feature debut here, answering the viewer's questions either slowly or not at all
Posted Apr 2, 2004
45
Rent a porno instead; it'll be less exploitative. God help us, two more of these things are planned.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
46
0/5
Junior (1994)
To quote Last Action Hero: "Big mistake!"
Posted Apr 2, 2004
47
Walking Tall (2004)
Granted how much fun the lead performers are to watch, one wishes they were appearing in a more substantial movie.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
48
5/5
Predator (1987)
Who knew this movie would be iconic? Who cares? It rocks!
Posted Mar 26, 2004
49
3/5
Assassins (1995)
Good early script by the Wachowski brothers that falls apart in the finale.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
50
5/5
Scarlet Diva (2000)
Everyone I know who owns a camcorder has made a self-confessional, semi-autobiographical piece of videotaped wankery, but Asia Argento does it better than all of them.
Posted Mar 26, 2004