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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
Some rather amusing crap, actually.
Posted Mar 1, 2005
2
2/5
Left Luggage (2001)
While it would be too much to ask for a movie about Holocaust survivors to actually be happy, Krabbé is way too heavyhanded in trying for a tragic atmosphere
Posted Feb 16, 2005
3
4/5
Possibly genius.
Posted Feb 13, 2005
4
3/5
Brown is essentially playing a low-rent Crocodile Dundee here, but it's hard to imagine a kid who wouldn't like to have this guy as their father
Posted Feb 13, 2005
5
5/5
Wings (1927)
The classic war epic-meets-buddy-movie from which most others since have been derived.
Posted Feb 13, 2005
6
0/5
Shocker (1989)
Proof positive that Wes Craven is not, in fact, any kind of master of horror
Posted Feb 13, 2005
7
...plays strictly to the faithful -- most anyone else will have trouble taking Joseph Smith seriously as a non-delusional human being.
Posted Feb 13, 2005
8
5/5
Superman II (1981)
Aside from some unfortunate slapstick, it's a truly spectacular superhero sequel.
Posted Feb 3, 2005
9
Fascination (2005)
Blood! Hooters! Really improbable, out-of-left-field plot developments! You could do a lot worse.
Posted Feb 3, 2005
10
Hide and Suck
Posted Feb 3, 2005
11
Elektra (2005)
You'd think the notion of putting Jennifer Garner in tight red leather...would be a no-lose proposition, and you'd be right. But unfortunately there's other stuff in this
Posted Feb 3, 2005
12
3/5
Airheads (1994)
A bit of a mess, but one of Steve Buscemi's best performances before hitting the big time.
Posted Jan 16, 2005
13
3/5
A lot more fun than you'd think; Freeman has a blast as the Play-Doh commanding villain
Posted Jan 16, 2005
14
One of Bicke's more amusing aspects is his weird fixation on black people, not in a racist way, but in that baby-boomer "I understand your suffering" inadvertent condescension
Posted Jan 13, 2005
15
How come the children are American, yet all their relatives are British?
Posted Jan 13, 2005
16
Mean Creek (2004)
Angry kids on an unsupervised boat trip? Constant ominous music? Gee, wonder what's going to happen next.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
17
The Aviator (2004)
If you genuinely think the special effects here are good, you might be on crack.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
18
...ended up sending us to slumberland a good deal sooner than the title implied.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
19
"Based on 1,000 True Stories" is the most pompous tag line of the year by far, especially from an American director claiming to speak for all the people of Chile.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
20
Closer (2004)
A better movie back when it was called Your Friends & Neighbors and directed by Neil LaBute.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
21
Overnight (2004)
A must-see cautionary tale for those who dream of working in Hollywood, and a barrel of laughs for anyone who already does.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
22
Initially an interesting disappointment, Donnie is now a favorite
Posted Jan 4, 2005
23
Control Room (2004)
Yes, the filmmakers ultimately lean left, but it's the U.S. military's PR guy, Josh Rushing, who stands out as the strongest and most likable personality.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
24
like in the best sci-fi, it's primarily a metaphor for a deeper dilemma: the question of whether or not we'd really be better off eliminating heartbreak from our lives.
Posted Jan 4, 2005
25
26
The filmmakers don't ask specific questions about the religious requirements of the various gurus that could have shed more light.
Posted Dec 9, 2004
27
very much a Soderbergh film, with his trademark jump-cuts and color schemes and various other amusing narrative devices.
Posted Dec 9, 2004
28
2/5
Dust Devil (1992)
There's potential here, but it feels like something got botched in the editing process.
Posted Dec 1, 2004
29
you eventually get that it's supposed to be suspenseful, but it's ... near impossible to actually feel it.
Posted Dec 1, 2004
30
4/5
8 1/2 (1963)
Astute beyond words.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
31
3/5
Impromptu (1991)
Quote not available.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
32
4/5
Quote not available.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
33
The problem with relying on a second viewing is that, the first time out, it's really tough to identify with Reznik in any way.
Posted Nov 25, 2004
34
5/5
One almost never says that a SECOND remake is worth a dang, but this is that very rare exception to prove the rule.
Posted Nov 19, 2004
35
SpongeBob's other major strength, and the central theme of the movie, is the pure joy the cartoon takes in childishness
Posted Nov 19, 2004
36
4/5
Warlock (1991)
A whole lot of fun...just forget the sequels.
Posted Nov 19, 2004
37
I expected something truly ghastly [and] found myself reasonably entertained. But it's hard to actually encourage you to shell out good money to see it, so I won't do that.
Posted Nov 19, 2004
38
The fiction is undeniably charming.
Posted Nov 17, 2004
39
If you have a chance to see the 3-D IMAX version of the movie, ignore any objections.
Posted Nov 12, 2004
40
valuable in its embrace of true Christian forgiveness
Posted Oct 28, 2004
41
Hair Show (2004)
stars Mo'nique, who's both fatter and sassier than [Queen] Latifah, but alas, not a whole lot funnier.
Posted Oct 28, 2004
42
5/5
Often unfairly maligned because it's slow and contemplative, but has some real ideas behind it.
Posted Oct 28, 2004
43
Undertow (2004)
It's easy to imagine Green working with actors the Mike Leigh way, taking weeks to build and improvise the characters.
Posted Oct 28, 2004
44
Saw (2004)
45
It can be hard to conceptualize mass murder, but using the media to lie is a concept we're all quite familiar with in this day and age
Posted Oct 28, 2004
46
It's evident that Dean is capable of getting many other good-looking boyfriends if he so desires -- why get so worked up over one who's a jackass?
Posted Oct 22, 2004
47
4/5
Willow (1988)
It isn't without significant flaws, but overall an effective and memorable fantasy spectacle.
Posted Oct 21, 2004
48
3/5
Strangeland (1998)
Snider's Captain Howdy is an appropriately scary creation, but the movie mostly lets him down.
Posted Oct 21, 2004
49
Stage Beauty (2004)
A welcome treat.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
50
The Grudge (2004)
The Grudge bears the imprimatur of Sam Raimi, but alas, neither his sense of fun nor his smarts.
Posted Oct 20, 2004