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G (2005)
props for being more ambitious than the average contemporary black romantic drama.
Posted Oct 27, 2005
Ushpizin (2005)
The film extols the virtues of charity and generosity without sugar-coating the difficulty of same
Posted Oct 27, 2005
Stay (2005)
a far better movie than you'd think.
Posted Oct 27, 2005
Nine Lives (2005)
Five or six lives might have felt more concise; nine test the patience a bit
Posted Oct 27, 2005
Tom Arnold plays Deacon's dad -- his presence really tells you everything you need to know about the film.
Posted Oct 27, 2005
Saw II (2005)
improves on all of the first film's problem areas, while leaving intact everything that was good about the concept.
Posted Oct 27, 2005
the zingers come so fast and furious that if you miss a few (and even the most alert viewer will the first time), there are always more.
Posted Oct 27, 2005
try to fall asleep quickly -- the true story of your very own dreaming is bound to be an improvement over what's on-screen.
Posted Oct 20, 2005
Roll Bounce (2005)
It would take a critic more churlish than this one to sneer and bare chickenlike talons at Roll Bounce
Posted Oct 8, 2005
The world of football riots seems rife with potential for the big screen, but Green Street Hooligans only periodically rises to it.
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Dear Wendy (2005)
the story makes no sense and depends upon people acting based on some crazed Dane's mental stereotype of Americans rather than actual human beings.
Posted Oct 8, 2005
3 Strikes (2000)
It would be easier to forgive some of the film's excesses, however, if it were actually funny.
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Director Steve Suissa balances the comedy and the tragedy of the material effectively
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Fans of Russian ballet may be enthralled, but might as well wait until the movie inevitably ends up on PBS.
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Cry_Wolf (2005)
An orange ski mask just isn't that frightening, sorry.
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Venom (2005)
The final showdown between sole survivor and killer is sufficiently well-done that you wonder why the rest of the film didn't measure up.
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Those outside the Mormon fold may be mystified by some of the running jokes -- just what is the big deal about scrapbooks?
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Isla Bella (2004)
The women are beautiful and the men handsome; if this were a porno, it'd be worth checking out, but as romantic comedy, it offers nothing novel
Posted Oct 8, 2005
The Gospel (2005)
The acting's pretty decent
Posted Oct 8, 2005
Waiting (2005)
A new classic of the 'sucky job' subgenre.
Posted Oct 8, 2005
hideously grim, and also oddly beautiful
Posted Sep 16, 2005
standard-issue platitudes about media hype and Republican hypocrisy that you've likely heard many times before from many others.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Eternal (2004)
Neron and Pla look like porn stars and have about the same level of acting ability.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
The Cave (2005)
Rare is the movie in which it's so blatant that the quest for a lower rating has influenced the aesthetic style so much.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
as Ronald Reagan's second presidential term proved, you should never underestimate a determined old man with Alzheimer's.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Cannon simply doesn't have the chemistry with his co-stars that he needs; it's as if he's trying to perform a one-man show
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Undiscovered (2005)
Ashlee's better at acting and singing than her more famous sister Jessica, but that's no great feat; might as well add that she'd make a better brain surgeon, too.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
the hand-to-hand combat scenes are the best of the year
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Fans of the last two Miramax films from Swedish director Lasse Hallström...may be happy to know that he has stuck to the exact same formula for his latest
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Great music video...but doesn't cut it as a movie.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Though the movie's tremendously funny and entertaining, it's also very nicely shot
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Hellbent (2005)
...definitely a gay movie, but aside from misplaced Southern Baptists, it probably won't scare many in the audience.
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Given the positive crowd response to Just Like Heaven, it's hard to beat up on it too much, but it's the least of Waters' films
Posted Sep 16, 2005
Made me feel a little nauseated, but really, in a good way.
Posted Aug 26, 2005
Masterfully moving and as relevant (or more) today as over half a century ago.
Posted Aug 26, 2005
offers nothing that any mildly news-savvy viewer doesn't already know
Posted Aug 19, 2005
9 Songs (2005)
literally nothing more than real sex and rock and roll, with a few scenes of drugs to complete the triumvirate.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
Deuce may be the only role Schneider will ever be good in, but that'll do.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
For a man dying of malaria, Fiennes shivers impressively but also talks too much.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
Grizzly Man (2005)
Herzog is primarily interested in Treadwell the filmmaker, but you'll likely be fascinated with him as a human being.
Posted Aug 19, 2005
Sky High (2005)
Stan Lee might not approve, but the script, by newcomer Paul Hernandez and Kim Possible creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, gets off some good lines
Posted Aug 5, 2005
But the movie does find fresh ways to tweak the formula, making it more than the sum of its broad strokes.
Posted Aug 5, 2005
It's a skillfully made film, but not especially fun to watch
Posted Aug 5, 2005
Skewering suburbia -- gee, never seen that before
Posted Aug 5, 2005
The degree to which one sympathizes with the movie's protagonists may depend upon the age of the viewer
Posted Aug 5, 2005
Crónicas (2005)
For most actors, this would represent a welcome chance to stretch -- for Leguizamo, it's a quantum leap in quality.
Posted Jul 21, 2005
But good soundtrack doesn't always equal good movie -- if it did, Prince's Graffiti Bridge would have been a huge success.
Posted Jul 21, 2005
Lots of people are going to find it utterly abhorrent. Crazy drunken rednecks, however, will wear out their DVD copies.
Posted Jul 21, 2005
Dark Water (2005)
The Pang Brothers' The Eye and Gore Verbinski's The Ring were better remakes of Dark Water than this.
Posted Jul 11, 2005
The Thatcher parody at the end is sublime. The rest, passable fun.
Posted Jul 7, 2005