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Title/Year
Author
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All we're left with are ticking time bombs and a chunk of our own time that we'll never get back.
Posted Oct 15, 2009
3
It's a gorgeous film: This may sound contradictory, but it's intricate and rough-hewn at the same time, dreamlike and earthy.
Posted Oct 13, 2009
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5
It would be such a joy to bend the truth and say that The Invention of Lying lives up to the potential of its inspired premise.
Posted Oct 2, 2009
6
Zombieland (2009)
Zombieland mostly finds that tricky balance of the laugh-out-loud funny and the make-you-jump scary, of deadpan laughs and intense energy.
Posted Sep 30, 2009
7
Watching and wondering how and when he'll snap provides dark humor, yes -- we're glad we're not this poor guy -- but also a mounting sense of unease, and it should provoke lengthy and serious debate about the nature of faith.
Posted Sep 30, 2009
8
An inspiring story that works very hard to remind you it's an inspiring story at every opportunity.
Posted Sep 29, 2009
9
Whip It (2009)
Whip It is funny without trying too hard to be wacky, sweet without being overly sentimental.
Posted Sep 29, 2009
10
Surrogates (2009)
The film isn't shy about its feelings about technology - it's time to unplug. It laments a culture that medicates pain away and has its head in virtual realms.
Posted Sep 24, 2009
11
Fame (2009)
Familiar? Yes, but not nearly as vapid as most of the musical material out there that encourages teens to believe fame is all that matters.
Posted Sep 24, 2009
12
You don't have to be a soccer expert, or even know all that much about the sport, to get sucked into the competing personalities and personal dramas of The Damned United.
Posted Sep 23, 2009
13
The content of Allan Cubitt's script, based on Simon Carr's memoir, is meaty and straightforward, which gives it an unexpected power.
Posted Sep 23, 2009
14
This is vintage Moore, reflecting both the filmmaker's fondness for manipulation and his strengths as a showman.
Posted Sep 22, 2009
15
Whiteout (2009)
16
Bright Star (2009)
Writer-director Jane Campion has fashioned a fascinating mix of contradictions. Her film is at once gritty and ethereal, grounded and romantic, quaint and contemporary.
Posted Sep 18, 2009
17
The exclamation point in the title is your first clue that Steven Soderbergh's intentions here are more than a little askew.
Posted Sep 18, 2009
18
Cold Souls (2009)
19
Love Happens (2009)
Love supposedly happens in Love Happens. We'll have to take their word for it.
Posted Sep 17, 2009
20
Jennifer's Body is never scary and it's only sporadically amusing.
Posted Sep 15, 2009
21
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt feels like some throwaway 1980s TV movie, with its implausible premise, dizzying twists, cheesy montages and melodramatic score.
Posted Sep 9, 2009
22
9 (2009)
Acker isn't taking us over the rainbow, but he has brought us someplace daring and new, and he makes you anxious to see what other destinations he has in mind.
Posted Sep 8, 2009
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3/4
Big Fan (2009)
25
Extract (2009)
26
What we do come away with is an appreciation for clothing and photography as art forms and the kind of work and emotion that go into each issue, especially the September issue, the largest each year for its fall fashion features.
Posted Aug 26, 2009
27
It ends up being forgettable, when it could have taken a little piece of your heart.
Posted Aug 25, 2009
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29
Somewhere around the time a giant booger runs riot through the town, one wishes for a bit more adult supervision.
Posted Aug 19, 2009
30
Post Grad (2009)
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32
It's just repetitive, adolescent and lame.
Posted Aug 13, 2009
33
Ponyo (2009)
A children's film that's at once overly simplistic and needlessly nonsensical.
Posted Aug 12, 2009
34
We're left wondering afterward, how do these people feel about this extraordinary situation in which they've found themselves?
Posted Aug 12, 2009
35
District 9 (2009)
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Paper Heart (2009)
Paper Heart is way more innovative than the formulaic romantic comedie s that all too often trek through the multiplex, and a much-needed refreshing change.
Posted Aug 5, 2009
38
The Julia parts in Julie & Julia are a delight. The ones about Julie? More like an annoying distraction.
Posted Aug 5, 2009
39
Funny People (2009)
The last hour or so meanders interminably, its tone wavering all over the place, leading to a quickie conclusion that feels pat. And that is such a letdown when you consider the strength and ambition of the material that preceded it.
Posted Jul 30, 2009
40
The Cove (2009)
A documentary that mixes advocacy journalism with the suspenseful thrill of a caper.
Posted Jul 29, 2009
41
G-Force (2009)
42
The debut from writer-director John Hindman features a premise that sounds an awful lot like As Good As It Gets, except the script isn't as sharp.
Posted Jul 22, 2009
43
Orphan (2009)
Director Jaume Collet-Serra, working from a devilishly clever script by David Leslie Johnson, maintains steady suspense while mercifully mixing in some moments of dark humor.
Posted Jul 22, 2009
44
Butler's regular-guyness makes the character more likable than he should be; but Heigl, for all her screen presence, looks great but seems stiff, as if she's uncomfortable with the wilder physical comedy of the character.
Posted Jul 21, 2009
45
Shrink (2009)
The characters in Thomas Moffett's script are intriguing enough, and director Jonas Pate gets sufficiently lively work from his eclectic cast, that you end up caring about them anyway.
Posted Jul 21, 2009
46
In the Loop (2009)
A comedy that finally manages to satirize the war successfully.
Posted Jul 20, 2009
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48
Humpday (2009)
Shelton shows great insight into the contradictory mind of the modern man.
Posted Jul 16, 2009
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Bruno (2009)