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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
The fiction is undeniably charming.
Posted Nov 17, 2004
3
If you have a chance to see the 3-D IMAX version of the movie, ignore any objections.
Posted Nov 12, 2004
4
valuable in its embrace of true Christian forgiveness
Posted Oct 28, 2004
5
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
6
5/5
Often unfairly maligned because it's slow and contemplative, but has some real ideas behind it.
Posted Oct 28, 2004
7
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
8
Saw (2004)
9
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
10
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
11
4/5
Willow (1988)
It isn't without significant flaws, but overall an effective and memorable fantasy spectacle.
Posted Oct 21, 2004
12
3/5
Strangeland (1998)
Snider's Captain Howdy is an appropriately scary creation, but the movie mostly lets him down.
Posted Oct 21, 2004
13
Stage Beauty (2004)
A welcome treat.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
14
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
15
5/5
The plot was stolen (from Stoker) without recompense. Also set lasting standards for horror film and film in general.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
16
4/5
Scrooged (1988)
I saw this during a brief visit to Germany and it really helped things suck less. Possibly even funnier dubbed in incomprehensible German.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
17
4/5
Bluebeard (1972)
Dmytryk was a cranky professor, but one fine director.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
18
4/5
All of these movies are good now.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
19
4/5
Walken. Lauper. Silly heist and regional accents. See.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
20
Makes Son in Law seem like Sam Shepard.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
21
Red Lights (2004)
But there's a line between suspense and mere annoyance, a line director Kahn is either flagrantly ignoring or just doesn't understand.
Posted Oct 14, 2004
22
McElwee plays a passive role, and his steady monotone keeps the viewer at an emotional distance from his personal issues.
Posted Oct 14, 2004
23
It's hilarious, vicious, offensive, thoroughly profane, and a joy to watch, just like you'd expect.
Posted Oct 14, 2004
24
3/5
An enjoyable departure from both Das Boot and Kajagoogoo.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
25
4/5
Best of the 'Dogme' fims, which isn't saying much, but there you go.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
26
4/5
Oh, I love this. It's a shame about sound and colour.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
27
4/5
Boomers being really charming and funny.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
28
4/5
The In-Laws (1979)
Very funny and engaging. There is no remake.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
29
The project delivers as both biography and road movie, and proves itself a deceptively humble epic.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
30
Fry establishes himself as an inspired, world-class talent behind the camera and delivers my favorite film of the year thus far.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
31
5/5
Genius. Christopher Lee. Genius.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
32
3/5
The tool-shed bit still makes me titter at provincial masturbation inquiries.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
33
One randomly recruited audience member directly behind me -- let's call him the Shouter -- exclaimed, 'That's tight!'
Posted Sep 24, 2004
34
Wimbledon (2004)
Bring Bettany his racquet of burning gold, bring him his little green felt balls of desire.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
35
Bang Rajan (2004)
From the first battle to the heartrending climax, you will emerge feeling dirty and scarred.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
36
A brilliantly conceived and delivered extension of the obsessions that have driven one of our finest directors to create excellent cinema for years.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
37
Really, words can't convey how horrible this atrocity is. Nobody involved should ever be allowed near a studio again.
Posted Sep 23, 2004
38
Shaun of the Dead is good, goofy fun, but given the attendant hype...there may be a danger of excessively high expectations from horror fans.
Posted Sep 23, 2004
39
A rare victory of style over substance.
Posted Sep 17, 2004
40
2/5
Eve's Bayou (1996)
Pretentious as all hell, sorry.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
41
2/5
Hard Target (1993)
Should have been so much better.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
42
3/5
Raw Deal (1986)
Must-see if only for the moment when Arnold tries to say "Molested, murdered, and mutilated"
Posted Sep 16, 2004
43
4/5
They Live (1988)
Kicks ass and chews bubblegum -- metaphorically speaking.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
44
Gozu (2003)
Gozu is freakin' awesome.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
45
Embodying the best and worst stereotypes of the genre, it's amazingly beautiful to look at and often utterly incomprehensible.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
46
Be patient, and you'll get rewarded with a good old-fashioned castle siege that's worth the wait.
Posted Sep 9, 2004
47
5/5
Child's Play (1988)
A gem, with one of the best "sudden reveals" ever committed to celluloid
Posted Sep 9, 2004
48
5/5
Funny and fearless
Posted Sep 9, 2004
49
...it's not only one of the year's best films, but it may be one of the all-time great war movies
Posted Sep 9, 2004
50
Paparazzi (2004)
Buying a full-price ticket is not recommended, but if you can catch Paparazzi on cable down the line, check it out.
Posted Sep 9, 2004