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Title/Year
Author
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Too much of the film is geared around 3-D wizardry. Unneeded sequences pop up for purely "wow" baiting.
Posted Nov 5, 2009
4
The Box (2009)
5
Lee Daniels, in just his second film as director, crafts a story that rises from the depths of despair to a place of genuine hope.
Posted Nov 3, 2009
6
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In the end, this homage to '80s horror is little more than a faithful flashback -- authentic in execution but about as scary as something you saw again and again way back when.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
9
The movie's a chaotic, infuriating mess that will challenge the most-devoted of the Napoleon Dynamite faithful.
Posted Oct 27, 2009
10
Good Hair (2009)
11
Coco Before Chanel only starts to get interesting when she asserts her creative and financial freedom -- and that's right when the movie's about to end.
Posted Oct 23, 2009
12
Antichrist (2009)
To say that Antichrist is shocking would suggest that it's effective.
Posted Oct 21, 2009
13
14
It's pretty forgettable.
Posted Oct 21, 2009
15
Amelia (2009)
Swank and Nair play it safe to the point of benumbing this woman's life, leaving Earhart as remote and muted as she is in the black-and-white photos and news footage of the aviator included at the film's end.
Posted Oct 20, 2009
16
17
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
18
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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20
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
21
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
22
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
23
An inspiring story that works very hard to remind you it's an inspiring story at every opportunity.
Posted Sep 29, 2009
24
Whip It (2009)
Whip It is funny without trying too hard to be wacky, sweet without being overly sentimental.
Posted Sep 29, 2009
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
This is vintage Moore, reflecting both the filmmaker's fondness for manipulation and his strengths as a showman.
Posted Sep 22, 2009
30
Whiteout (2009)
31
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
32
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
33
Cold Souls (2009)
34
Love Happens (2009)
Love supposedly happens in Love Happens. We'll have to take their word for it.
Posted Sep 17, 2009
35
Jennifer's Body is never scary and it's only sporadically amusing.
Posted Sep 15, 2009
36
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
37
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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39
3/4
Big Fan (2009)
40
Extract (2009)
41
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
42
It ends up being forgettable, when it could have taken a little piece of your heart.
Posted Aug 25, 2009
43
44
Somewhere around the time a giant booger runs riot through the town, one wishes for a bit more adult supervision.
Posted Aug 19, 2009
45
Post Grad (2009)
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47
It's just repetitive, adolescent and lame.
Posted Aug 13, 2009
48
Ponyo (2009)
A children's film that's at once overly simplistic and needlessly nonsensical.
Posted Aug 12, 2009
49
We're left wondering afterward, how do these people feel about this extraordinary situation in which they've found themselves?
Posted Aug 12, 2009
50
District 9 (2009)