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Long Island Press

Long Island Press is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Prairie Miller
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
A gritty urban romance that touches on the various fascinating ways that music and psychological states of mind interact or clash in a dissonant and chaotic modern world.
Posted Mar 28, 2007
2
The Deal (2005)
The elaborate suspense revolving around the toxic mix of oil, money and politics that the media only ever seems to brush the surface, makes for heady viewing.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
3
A fragmented tale with a disconnect between sulking mood pieces and hi-tech urban warfare, whose logic always seems to be beside the point.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
4
Nowhere Man (2005)
Less a nod to the Beatles song than to avenging spouse trimmer Lorena Bobbitt, the film pits the two most off putting male fantasies toe to toe - eunuch and porn stud - and just kinda lays back to watch the fur fly.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
5
Though Oliveira's stylistic approach may be more relaxed and laid back in tune with seasoned years, his keen and cutting insights point to a mind on fire, as if on mental Viagra.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
6
Asylum (2005)
A little like Jack the Ripper in outer space.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
7
A punishing but also compassionate spotlight on a New York City corporate marketeer, and the result is really the movie screen as two way mirror, warts and all.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
8
The glimpses we get of this profoundly dysfunctional and violence ridden family are just that, as if viewed vaguely from a nosy neighbor's window.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
9
Sensitively considers the potential for liberation of the mind from the shackles of the aging body, no matter how deteriorated that physical human essence might be.
Posted Mar 26, 2007
10
Coach Carter (2005)
There's a kick butt performance from Samuel Jackson, the master of the take-no-prisoners motormouth school of acting, even if it is only a high school gym.
Posted Mar 24, 2007
11
While the Carpenter 1976 cult classic feasted off the blaxploitation and horror thriller mania of the movie moment back then, French director Richet gets more into character depth, and greater moral ambiguity fueling the social contradictions now.
Posted Mar 24, 2007
12
This somewhat schizophrenic comedy may be expressing Cube's own ambivalence about parting ways with his NWA inner bad boy and embracing fatherhood and all of its virtuous authority figure dimensions.
Posted Mar 24, 2007
13
Hostage (2005)
Mostly a nerve jangling thriller, but you know there's something not quite right about a movie when you're wondering more about why such a plush mansion on fire doesn't have a better sprinkler system.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
14
Costner shines as the persecuted suitor who tries his best not to mind when being nagged and belittled by his regally shrewish object of desire, up to a point.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
15
Fear X (2003)
A Middle American psychological crime thriller agreat portion of which plays out none too rationally inside its protagonist's head.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
16
Even if these plants and animals did not exist, we may have already invented them, courtesy of those sci fi special effects magicians working overtime for the past decades.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
17
Alfie (2004)
Law, though lacking the more rugged masculinity and raw sensuality of Caine's alluring Alfie, gets by here on sheer sexual enthusiasm and that unmistakable ready-for-duty party animal mentality.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
18
Nearly as much a movie advocating a belief in Santa Claus as a belief in the real existence of CGI animated characters, the film is at once mystifying and uninvolving.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
19
Kinsey (2004)
Notable for encompassing a man committed in the extreme to the uninhibited, matter of fact scrutiny of sexuality, even if open and exposed like a wound.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
20
The mix of thievery intrigue, humor, exotic slacking and animal attraction are a classy recipe for stealing audience affections.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
21
Offside (2006)
The biggest challenge in Offside is not who wins the game, but which daring enough girls manage to sneak into the stadium.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
22
This sometimes rough ride of a story surprises with Sandler's often striking intensity, when not straying too far into dramatic overkill.
Posted Mar 23, 2007
23
Bid for a genuine sense of history unraveling as strict realism, with currents of immense human heroism and courageous suffering in wartime.
Posted Mar 21, 2007
24
Maxed Out (2006)
What Spurlock discovers in his scathing investigative inquiry, is a shocking national situation of debt slavery, with all the earmarks of science fiction.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
25
The change of scenery hasn't worked any wonders for this goofy, grossout Nevada law enforcement gang, to say the least.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
26
Gray Matters (2007)
Much too eager to please rather than dealing with the messier issues around sexual identity.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
27
Illuminates how key transformative historical moments play out in the business of everyday life.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
28
Feels about as authentic as the radiator in that semi-tropical countryside, where the only steamy stuff one can imagine being generated, is from that temptress in heat chained up to it.
Posted Mar 13, 2007
29
Both drive-thru snapshot travelogue of nomad alternative culture, and one-of-a-kind caught moments of intimate jam sessions.
Posted Nov 4, 2004
30
With a rash of movies about resentful operatives or foot soldiers who can't tell whom to fear more, the enemy or their own leaders, they may be telling us something
Posted Nov 4, 2004
31
The audience may feel like taking a shower, just to wash this creepy movie away
Posted Nov 4, 2004
32
The shadowy underworld of drug smuggling is brought into the light and given a radiant and vulnerable human face
Posted Nov 4, 2004
33
There isn't a dull moment in this hallucinatory thriller, where the self-serving spin of TV news permeates the story throughout like a malevolent Greek chorus.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
34
The Village (2004)
If you're willing to follow Shyamalan wherever he goes in his inquiry into how the US got so terrorism-fixated, he leads you into provocative, if uneven, territory.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
35
Collateral (2004)
The dapper hitman who proceeds with icy precision on his deadly rounds, is symbolic devil's advocate to this country's challenged collective social conscience now
Posted Nov 2, 2004
36
Fry seems to believe there's nothing that would fulfill audiences more than to vicariously tag along on screen after fictionalized celebrity types from another time.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
37
Hero (2004)
A fanciful martial arts extravaganza with too winking a nod to Hollywood westerns, Hong Kong actioners, music videos and the market economy invasion.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
38
Suspect Zero (2004)
The self-consciously arty thriller is a sort of one-size-fits-all audience horror orgy, with an intriguing mix of fixations
Posted Nov 2, 2004
39
Picks up pretty terrifying momentum once the jungle snakes get an urge to chow down on these humans, even if everyone on the menu is on the lean side
Posted Nov 2, 2004
40
An inevitable cinematic showdown, now that war against the media and Hollywood has pretty much been declared by documentaries.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
41
If this film is any indication of how Hollywood is looking at history, then the turbulent events of WWII are mostly about whom you were dating.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
42
During this profoundly radicalizing pilgrimage in 1952, Che discovers his need to heal the world, not as a doctor but as a freedom fighter.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
43
Lurking beneath is an equally creepy sense of latent antagonism now, between Mom and the State when it comes to possession rights over human offspring.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
44
Malevolence (2004)
There's much more left to the imagination than spelled out with digital artifice.
Posted Nov 1, 2004
45
Some chill-inducing special effects, but the movie never evolves into the tightly wound thriller it delights in threatening to be.
Posted Jan 23, 2004
46
Mindhunters (2005)
Brandishes some scary plot maneuvers and builds suspenseful momentum, with a masterful mix of psychological stress and perverse imagination.
Posted Jan 23, 2004
47
Empathy (2004)
More about schematically posing questions in the form of a film, as opposed to creating something that feels like an actual film.
Posted Jan 23, 2004
48
Simplistic speculation that bases inner character on wrongheaded, at times offensive notions, of how a culture instead of the individual, gets revealed on screen.
Posted Jan 16, 2004
49
Yet another addition to the renaissance in women-focused movies, that engages the viewer with fresh perspectives on emotion and desire.
Posted Jan 16, 2004
50
Bottom feeder, out of work adventurers busying themselves with basically anything that will keep the terror of an abyss called the future at bay.
Posted Dec 31, 2003