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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
A relentless and painful reminder of concentration camp terrors and famine relief operations.
Posted Nov 22, 2004
2
2/4
3
3/4
An old school adventure whose simple themes resonate with a refreshing honesty.
Posted Nov 16, 2004
4
3/4
Impeccable production and a lovely swelling score will make a believer of the most cynical viewer.
Posted Nov 15, 2004
5
2.5/4
Despite the engaging core players, Bridget's second diary goes over the edge, leaving little reason for a third installment.
Posted Nov 12, 2004
6
2/4
Alfie (2004)
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Posted Nov 11, 2004
7
2/4
A series of silly snafus turn this potential smart-sell into a banal trifle.
Posted Nov 10, 2004
8
3.5/4
Hitchcockian-inspired entertainment that haunts to the last frame.
Posted Nov 9, 2004
9
3.5/4
10
3/4
From first frame to last the effects are flawlessly detailed and the design fabulously executed.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
11
4/4
Ray (2004)
Foxx so admirably immerses himself in the role that (with all due respect) Charles himself could not have done a better job.
Posted Nov 2, 2004
12
4/4
Sideways (2004)
A brilliant exploration of life, longing and second chances.
Posted Nov 1, 2004
13
3/4
P.S. (2004)
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Posted Oct 31, 2004
14
2/4
Saw (2004)
15
2.5/4
Yuletide cheer gets a kick in the shins with this funny but forced cinematic Christmas present.
Posted Oct 25, 2004
16
3/4
Birth (2004)
Supports a sense of doom that toes the line of horror and leaves a lingering perception of disquiet.
Posted Oct 25, 2004
17
3.5/4
Primer (2004)
A back-to-basics indie upstart that gets the job done well.
Posted Oct 21, 2004
18
3/4
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Posted Oct 21, 2004
19
3.5/4
Being Julia (2004)
Annette Bening's performance is the most captivating of her career.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
20
3/4
Shark Tale (2004)
Should charm the small set and have everyone else boogying down in their seats.
Posted Oct 19, 2004
21
2/4
The Grudge (2004)
A minimal, stylish look and sinister atmosphere support a ho-hum storyline and pedestrian script.
Posted Oct 19, 2004
22
2/4
An appealing performance by underrated hunk Josh Lucas can't save this well-meaning indie debut from a mawkish TV-movie of the week glow.
Posted Oct 19, 2004
23
4/4
Vera Drake (2004)
Mike Leigh demonstrates genuine fondness for his plucky lead and the ambiguities of her plight.
Posted Oct 18, 2004
24
3/4
A shout out to the bad boys of comedy for a film that's lewd and crude and brimming with attitude.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
25
3/4
26
3/4
Stage Beauty (2004)
Flawed but fascinating; a handsome kaleidoscope of adult-themed pleasures.
Posted Oct 12, 2004
27
2/4
Raise Your Voice is like a Hallmark movie of the week produced by an MTV intern.
Posted Oct 11, 2004
28
1/4
Why do female screenwriters willingly create feel-good fairytales that send American girls messages more suitable for the Wonder Bread years than for today?
Posted Oct 6, 2004
29
3/4
Red Lights (2004)
30
3.5/4
A powerful and poignant ode to the heartache and thrill of the game.
Posted Oct 5, 2004
31
2/4
Ladder 49 (2004)
Ladder 49 overkills on melodrama -- the slow-paced adventure flick has enough tear-jerking Hallmark moments to extinguish a three-alarm blaze.
Posted Oct 5, 2004
32
3.5/4
33
1.5/4
Transports characters and altered states with the spunk of a deadly game of Go Fish.
Posted Oct 5, 2004
34
3/4
A blatant political valentine to a hardy presidential hopeful.
Posted Sep 29, 2004
35
3.5/4
Road-trip with a soul.
Posted Sep 28, 2004
36
2.5/4
All the elements of a drop-dead animated classic combined with the tiresome violence of ubiquitous arcade entertainment.
Posted Sep 28, 2004
37
2/4
An historical romance cum love triangle that can't see the forest for the trees.
Posted Sep 26, 2004
38
3/4
Treads shaky ground but weathers the flat notes and emerges a comic winner.
Posted Sep 22, 2004
39
3.5/4
A well-crafted thriller with a dash of horror and a pinch of the surreal.
Posted Sep 22, 2004
40
2.5/4
Travels well beyond suggestion and gives fresh definition to bad taste.
Posted Sep 20, 2004
41
2.5/4
Mr. 3000 (2004)
42
2.4/4
Wimbledon (2004)
So thoroughly sugarcoated that it's almost easy to forgive its flaws.
Posted Sep 15, 2004
43
3/4
Silver City (2004)
Sayles reigns in his large and talented cast and keeps the loose ends from strangling his narrative.
Posted Sep 13, 2004
44
3/4
A chimeric big-screen extravaganza that's refreshingly unique.
Posted Sep 13, 2004
45
3/4
46
3/4
Cellular (2004)
Cellular is the year's first feel-good thriller.
Posted Sep 10, 2004
47
3/4
Sinister undertones of drugs, homosexuality, and tattered reputations lend a thorny cynicism that keeps the drawing-room clich├ęs from reeling out of control.
Posted Sep 7, 2004
48
3/4
Criminal (2004)
A classic crime caper that twists and turns with an easy subtly.
Posted Sep 6, 2004
49
3.5/4
Hero (2004)
The criticism doesn't affect one fact: No current release can rival the visual splendor and cinematic poetry of this historical epic.
Posted Sep 2, 2004
50
3/4
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Posted Sep 2, 2004