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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Comic casting and comic timing pay off in most scenes, with Dinklage landing the big laughs, Malco doing his wise-guy-talking-down-to-the-doofus patter and Buscemi just bugging out and reacting to the craziness.
Posted Mar 17, 2010
2
1.5/4
Aniston doesn't bring her old A-game to this. But at least she's not quiet and reserved and no-energy, her approach to too many roles of late.
Posted Mar 17, 2010
3
2/4
No, we still don't believe them as a couple. No, there aren't many surprises here.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
4
1/4
Remember Me (2010)
The film's tone is all wrong, the pacing is dead and the veering between sex, sadness and sado-masochistic violence is enough to give you motion sickness. It's a bad movie.
Posted Mar 11, 2010
5
2/4
Green Zone (2010)
Green Zone isn't so much a bad movie as a misguided one.
Posted Mar 10, 2010
6
1.5/4
A broad and formulaic culture-clash comedy built on fill-in-the-blank wedding comedy clichés.
Posted Mar 10, 2010
7
2.5/4
The sleepy scenery and charming performances -- Stewart escapes her vampires and reminds everyone what the fuss used to be about -- keep The Yellow Handkerchief from blowing it.
Posted Mar 10, 2010
8
1.5/4
You can see why the actors were drawn to this -- good characters, nice monologues, a few explosive scenes. But in keeping all of them happy and still making room for his own excesses, Fuqua loses any sense of pacing.
Posted Mar 4, 2010
9
2.5/4
It's not one of Polanski's masterpieces, but The Ghost Writer doesn't dilute his reputation as a master of suspense.
Posted Mar 3, 2010
10
3/4
Purists will squeal, but it's a workable and watchable liberty to take with an oft-filmed yet impossible to film novel.
Posted Mar 3, 2010
11
3.5/4
The Last Station is a moving, fictionalized account of a piece of real Russian history, a tour de force for an actor who's in his prime in his 70s and 80s, and a real return to form for a director most at home in period pieces.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
12
2/4
The Crazies (2010)
The Crazies struggles to find novelty and laughs, and must battle the overwhelming sense that we've been here, seen this too often and too recently to experience any real surprises.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
13
1.5/4
Cop Out (2010)
It feels like an homage to a period best forgotten, just a chance for all involved to sell out and cash in with a crude comedy that reminds us how bad these particular "good old days" were.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
14
3.5/4
Haneke tells this tale a bit too patiently for my taste. But the metaphors are unmistakable, as is the power of the film's message.
Posted Feb 17, 2010
15
3/4
An engaging Israeli film about the days when the people throwing rocks, assassinating soldiers and setting off bombs were Jews out to carve a state for themselves out of the British "mandate" in Palestine.
Posted Feb 17, 2010
16
2.5/4
It's not bad, but as Scorsese, America's greatest living filmmaker and film history buff should know, even Hitchcock came up short on occasion.
Posted Feb 17, 2010
17
2/4
For what it is and for whom it is intended, it's not a bad movie, just an indifferent one.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
18
2.5/4
The Wolfman (2010)
Del Toro gives his least mumbly performance in years, Blunt provides the film with a little heart and Hopkins delivers the laughs.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
19
1.5/4
It's an American Love Actually without the warmth that writer-director Richard Curtis stuffs into his all-star confections, without the wit, without much love, actually.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
20
2/4
Too many of the performances are too broad with actors hitting the jokes and the slang as if they're auditioning for a revival of Good Times or 227.
Posted Feb 4, 2010
21
1.5/4
Dear John (2010)
It's as pretty as a Carolina Coast postcard, as warm as a New England beach in February and as romantic as a Valentine's Day TV dinner for one.
Posted Feb 3, 2010
22
2/4
There's no escaping the grinding gears of an American buddy picture that loses something in the translation.
Posted Feb 3, 2010
23
1.5/4
When in Rome (2010)
Bell, a petite, pretty blonde, may or may not have the Meg Ryan-Julia Roberts-Sandra Bullock goods. When in Rome, a leaden variation on that rom-com recipe, fails utterly to make her case.
Posted Jan 28, 2010
24
3.5/4
Crazy Heart (2009)
This performance reminds us that Bridges is that rare actor who has never had to make that apology. Crazy Heart lets him be every bit as grand as we'd hope him to be.
Posted Jan 27, 2010
25
2/4
Gibson tries on a Boston accent (it needs work) and boringly underplays his character before the inevitable "Mad Mel" makes his appearance in the third act.
Posted Jan 27, 2010
26
3.5/4
Harrelson gives us layers of hurt under a callous yet needy crust. It may be the best performance of his career and certainly deserves Oscar consideration.
Posted Jan 27, 2010
27
1/4
Legion (2010)
God's given up on the human race and plans to wipe it out. Again.
Posted Jan 22, 2010
28
1.5/4
As Fred Claus ham-fisted as this is, the glint of what might have been a cute kids' comedy still glimmers in random moments. But that Disney touch (which even Disney has trouble replicating) is missing.
Posted Jan 20, 2010
29
2/4
Extraordinary Measures isn't extraordinary. It's simply safe.
Posted Jan 20, 2010
30
2/4
It's obvious what the book is and the resolution to this quest tale is silly beyond belief. Denzel just plays it quiet, tough and cool, as if that alone will carry the film.
Posted Jan 13, 2010
31
3.5/4
A Single Man (2009)
His first time out, Ford has made one of the best films of the year.
Posted Jan 13, 2010
32
1/4
Limp and lifeless, this Next Door neighbor should be evicted to DVD.
Posted Jan 13, 2010
33
2.5/4
Jackson overwhelms the thoughtful, introspective nature of the material with whistles and bells -- heavenly effects that scream "overkill."
Posted Jan 13, 2010
34
2/4
Leap Year (2010)
35
2/4
One failing in the film is how boring it is to watch Cruz pretend to be a bad actress. The comic movie within a movie, which borrows from Women on the Verge, isn't funny.
Posted Jan 6, 2010
36
1.5/4
Daybreakers (2010)
Daybreakers reminds us that from Twilight to Underworld, True Blood to The Vampire Diaries, this is one genre where supply has utterly overwhelmed demand.
Posted Jan 6, 2010
37
2.5/4
The cinema's greatest fantasist serves up towering cliffs and blinding blizzards, Satan conjuring up clouds he can walk on, a road of rose petals winding into a desert -- an imagination that has no peer.
Posted Jan 6, 2010
38
2.5/4
39
2/4
40
2.5/4
The empowerment message is obvious, the strain of trying to be "hip" and edgy in the script shows. But Meyers sets the table for funny people to deliver laughs.
Posted Dec 23, 2009
41
2/4
Nine (2009)
How can a movie starring six Academy Award-winning actors be such a bore?
Posted Dec 23, 2009
42
2.5/4
This is not your great grandfather's Sherlock Holmes.
Posted Dec 23, 2009
43
3/4
You don't have to be a royalist to be moved by beautifully staged coronation and wedding moments, and composer Ilan Eshkeri scores such scenes with music so thrilling you'll feel you've got a front-row seat to the real thing.
Posted Dec 23, 2009
44
1/4
Whatever slim charms there were in the nostalgic, musically cute and slapstick-friendly first film of chipmunk mania are squished right out of The Squeakquel like so much rodent roadkill.
Posted Dec 23, 2009
45
1/4
Lawrence's recycled observations of the virtues of rural life, his struggles to find something funny about local "types" (an unworldly doctor and his naïve-nitwit nurse), his "grizzly encounter" scene, are painful to watch.
Posted Dec 16, 2009
46
2.5/4
Avatar (2009)
As visionary tour guide, Cameron has no equal. Predictable story, clichéd dialogue and logical lapses aside, he's still the man we want leading us into his Pandora's box.
Posted Dec 16, 2009
47
4/4
48
4/4
Jason Reitman's dry, moving "comedy," based on the Walter Kirn novel, is a sly indictment of Corporate America, Marketing America and Frequent Flying America.
Posted Dec 10, 2009
49
3/4
Flaws and all, you can't watch a frame of it without feeling that it has been generations since Hollywood tackled anything on this scale.
Posted Dec 10, 2009
50
2.5/4
Invictus (2009)
Eastwood, returning to race as a theme, has made a timely film about a nation of many races rallying around a leader who understands symbolism.
Posted Dec 10, 2009