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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
A gorgeous looking film filled with the sort of footage one can only get with patience and persistence.
Posted Mar 30, 2011
2
3/4
"The Elephant in the Living Room" is damning, but also very sad. These stories, as Harrison points out, never have a happy ending.
Posted Mar 30, 2011
3
2.5/4
It scores points for being that rare "faith based film" to show a little edge.
Posted Mar 23, 2011
4
2/4
Music video director Marcus Viner's 3D cameras don't take us into the performance or even up on the stage with the dancers. Stylistically, it's a very pedestrian treatment of its subject.
Posted Mar 16, 2011
5
2.5/4
6
1/4
It's OK to put out a movie with a message. But rendering even potentially dramatic stories so inoffensive that they bear no relation to reality makes for middling drama.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
7
1.5/4
Kaboom (2011)
This isn't satire, it isn't that funny and the only bits that work are the titillating ones.
Posted Feb 23, 2011
8
1/4
"Immigration Tango" is like a slow-dance with your sister - perfunctory, awkward and without a hint of heat.
Posted Feb 22, 2011
9
1/4
The airless Matthew Fogel-Don Rhymer script makes one long for the snark and sass of Madea.
Posted Feb 18, 2011
10
1/4
As funny as these guys can be when they work themselves into a purple-faced rage yelling at the TV camera, none of the current generation of wrestler-actors seem to have the charisma or comic gifts of a Hulk Hogan or Dwayne Johnson.
Posted Feb 16, 2011
11
2.5/4
12
2/4
"Never Say Never" is about as revealing as a Canadian snowmobile suit.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
13
1/4
The Roommate (2011)
Danish director Christian E. Christiansen does nothing remotely chilling iwth the visuals or the tempo, so the movie leans heavily on John Frizzell's strident string-heavy score. Even efforts at playing the titillation game with his stars feel meek and PG.
Posted Feb 4, 2011
14
2.5/4
Sanctum (2011)
15
2/4
The Rite (2011)
O'Donoghue is so stunningly uncharismatic that he kills whatever possibilities this picture from the director of the silly-scary-smart "1408″ had.
Posted Jan 26, 2011
16
2.5/4
17
1/4
Dr. Dennis Cooper must have knocked off this script while watching "Scrubs" re-runs in the break room. This is "Scrubs" told totally from a black doctor's point of view.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
18
1/4
Cage's old pal Dominic Sena is a decade removed from their "Gone in 60 Seconds" directing glory, and he gets nothing out of this script that isn't pure hokum.
Posted Jan 7, 2011
19
3.5/4
Rabbit Hole (2010)
The film sets us up to judge and then upends those judgments.
Posted Dec 31, 2010
20
3/4
Blue Valentine feels off-the-cuff and improvised, which adds to the charm of that first date and the danger of that "big fight."
Posted Dec 29, 2010
21
1.5/4
Even at 83 minutes (plus a three minute cartoon) it's a drag, another 3D movie for kids in which the 3D adds nothing, merely subtracting from parents' wallets.
Posted Dec 23, 2010
22
3/4
True Grit (2010)
23
1/4
Yogi Bear (2010)
Weak as they've been, the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies are operating on a higher plane than this.
Posted Dec 15, 2010
24
1.5/4
Yeah, it's nuts. No, it's not that much fun. Action comedy, Asian sword slasher pic or martial arts mystical mumbo jumbo, this warrior never quite finds his way.
Posted Dec 3, 2010
25
3/4
All Good Things is thoroughly engrossing, a roman a clef that chillingly ponders a puzzle and suggests solutions outlandish enough to be stranger than anything Hollywood, on its own, could make up.
Posted Nov 30, 2010
26
1.5/4
Faster (2010)
Whatever brownie points Tillman scored with "Notorious", "Faster" is that wake-up call that he's no John Woo.
Posted Nov 23, 2010
27
3/4
Fair Game (2010)
For every spycraft scene, every illustration of the deadly blowback from the leak that Liman dramatizes, the movie has half a dozen scenes of a delicately balanced home life turned on its head by a government bent on destroying one of its critics.
Posted Nov 17, 2010
28
1/4
Skyline (2010)
"Skyline" plays like an effects guru's resume reel, not a movie.
Posted Nov 12, 2010
29
3/4
Unstoppable (2010)
The director of the limp "Pelham 123″ remake takes a second shot at his railway movie, and this time gets it right.
Posted Nov 10, 2010
30
2/4
Cool It (2010)
Fresh evidence of widening desertification and other calamities linked to climate change is ignored for a lengthy take-down of Gore's admittedly specious use of Katrina as the future face of hurricanes.
Posted Nov 10, 2010
31
3/4
It's only our investment in these fascinating characters and in wholly unraveling the mystery of Lisbeth Salander's awful past that keep it compelling.
Posted Nov 10, 2010
32
3/4
Inside Job (2010)
This scathing expose should be enough to alarm people all over the political spectrum.
Posted Nov 9, 2010
33
2/4
Even the fluff feels recycled here.
Posted Nov 9, 2010
34
2/4
Monsters (2010)
The immigration and drug war parable and photojournalism ethics are never front and center, but draw attention because Edwards doesn't deliver well-earned frights or even cheap jolts. It's a good-looking movie with zero sense of urgency.
Posted Nov 3, 2010
35
2.5/4
Megamind (2010)
36
1/4
Saw 3D (2010)
It's all bunk and has been for years.
Posted Oct 29, 2010
37
2/4
The movie's shortcomings are the Hollywood literalism in the third act, the need to show us things and connect dots that we don't need to connect.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
38
1.5/4
Knucklehead (2010)
Those multi-media moguls at World Wrestling Entertainment haven't quite got the hang of this "family friendly" turn they've taken with their motion picture division.
Posted Oct 20, 2010
39
3/4
We can smell the sweat, urine and diesel fuel in Lebanon. We can taste the exhaust, the metallic tang of explosive fumes from a shell ejected from the cannon.
Posted Oct 20, 2010
40
3/4
Stone (2010)
It's a tour de force for Norton, who fills the air with an intense and yet thoughtful patter about why Stone is in the joint, what he did, what he doesn't want to think about/talk about any more and what he thinks Jack Mabry wants to hear.
Posted Oct 20, 2010
41
1.5/4
Jackass 3 (2010)
They're still here, suffering for their art. Now it's our turn.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
42
2/4
This "family" film fails to deliver much more than good intentions and predictable conflict.
Posted Oct 12, 2010
43
1/4
A puzzle with no solutions, a tale with a twist that isn't a twist at all.
Posted Oct 9, 2010
44
2/4
Endhiran (2010)
A melodramatic kitschy Indian musical about a robot built for national defense but who discovers his human side.
Posted Oct 8, 2010
45
2/4
It's Kind of a Funny Story really isn't so funny. Cute, bordering on cutesy, yes. Light and shallow and inconsequential in a lot of ways. But funny? Rarely.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
46
1/4
Hatchet II (2010)
We don't care about any of the characters. They're just video game obstacles to be dispatched as graphically as possible.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
47
2.5/4
Money Never Sleeps is never boring, even as its plot descends into cheap melodrama and the script runs out of banter about the "the NINJA generation -- no income, no job, no assets."
Posted Sep 22, 2010
48
3/4
Easy A (2010)
The ghost of John Hughes smiles upon Easy A, a film that freely and giddily borrows from and pays tribute to Hughes' famous Holy Trinity of '80s teen angst comedies.
Posted Sep 15, 2010
49
1.5/4
As with any movie, this kids' film is only as good as its writing -- the jokes, the cute bits, the heart. And that's where Alpha and Omega comes up short.
Posted Sep 15, 2010
50
2.5/4
A transgressive blend of stoner comedy, horny teenager movie and Blair Witch reality riff, this no-budget romp through teen New Orleans crosses the line and erases that line in a hell-bent pursuit of hell-bound laughs.
Posted Sep 15, 2010