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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
The French comedy-drama The Girl from Monaco demonstrates how an excess of liberté and fraternité can be hazardous to the health, especially where there is an absence of egalité.
Posted Jul 10, 2009
2
2.5/4
Has enough crisp sight gags, character moments, frantic mayhem and musical interludes...to box the family crowd into a state of punch-drunk love.
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3
2/4
My biggest gripe lies with Mann, who mixes movie metaphors like a mad scientist.
Posted Jul 1, 2009
4
2.5/4
Part of Boris' worldview seems to be to excuse the movie in which he stars. Try not to overthink it, Allen seems to say: just enjoy it.
Posted Jun 26, 2009
5
3.5/4
Food, Inc. (2009)
Usefully, it provides counter-balance to its own doom-saying with numerous suggestions of how to deal with the corporatization of food.
Posted Jun 26, 2009
6
4/4
Away We Go (2009)
7
2.5/4
A mawkish yet worthy enough addition to the summer line-up.
Posted Jun 26, 2009
8
2.5/4
Chéri (2009)
Doesn't so much get anything wrong; it just fails to go oh so right.
Posted Jun 26, 2009
9
3/4
The Proposal (2009)
10
3/4
Moon (2009)
Jones has a very interesting existential idea here, and though he frustratingly doesn't exploit its every possibility, he does give a great actor an opportunity for a tour-de-force performance.
Posted Jun 19, 2009
11
3.5/4
The Hangover (2009)
Who knew a Hangover could be so much fun?
Posted Jun 5, 2009
12
4/4
Up (2009)
A thrilling, heartfelt and humorous family film with enough jubilant energy to lift you right off your seat.
Posted May 29, 2009
13
2/4
14
2/4
Easy Virtue (2009)
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Posted May 22, 2009
15
3.5/4
That ultimate vulnerability of putting it all on the line through and for their art...is the beating heart of Bennett's work and "Every Little Step"'s fine return to it.
Posted May 20, 2009
16
2.5/4
17
3.5/4
Rudo y Cursi (2009)
Never loses touch with its whipsmart core of integrity and humor.
Posted May 13, 2009
18
3/4
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber are so well-cast and are so sharp in their roles that extraneous missteps almost feel excusable.
Posted May 7, 2009
19
3/4
20
2/4
The Soloist (2009)
A pitchy affair that ultimately misses its mark.
Posted Apr 22, 2009
21
2.5/4
22
2/4
Furious entertainment for a moment of "populist rage." But it's hard to escape the feeling that Fast & Furious is more than a little...mechanical.
Posted Apr 17, 2009
23
3/4
The heart of Adventureland lies in the emotional microcosm of the amusement park, a place that delivers its share of laughs and lust but turns out to be not all fun and games.
Posted Apr 17, 2009
24
3/4
Macdonald shifts the emphasis to highlight a moment when declining readership and corporate bottom lines threaten the tradition of print journalism.
Posted Apr 17, 2009
25
1.5/4
17 Again (2009)
It's a strange movie indeed that is all about a 37-year-old heterosexual male and yet isn't likely to appeal to any 37-year-old heterosexual males.
Posted Apr 17, 2009
26
2.5/4
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Posted Apr 10, 2009
27
2.5/4
In the case of Monsters v. Aliens--henceforth to be referred to as 'Monsters Vs. Aliens'--we find in favor of monsters.
Posted Apr 1, 2009
28
2.5/4
Duplicity (2009)
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Posted Mar 20, 2009
29
2/4
Dwayne Johnson shines alongside rising star AnnaSophia Robb, but the film's cookie-cutter plot and adolescent script make Witch Mountain hardly worth racing to.
Posted Mar 16, 2009
30
3.5/4
31
2.5/4
Amy Adams brings a fresh spin to deep hurts and a spark to her determination to get things right.
Posted Mar 15, 2009
32
3/4
33
3/4
Two Lovers (2008)
Heartbreakingly explores our romantic delusions, and the tragedy of always wanting more than we can have.
Posted Mar 6, 2009
34
3.5/4
Watchmen (2009)
35
2.5/4
Tangles its large cast of characters and storylines into virtual knots.
Posted Mar 2, 2009
36
3/4
Confessions is more cautionary tale than comedy.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
37
3.5/4
Coraline (2009)
38
3.5/4
Valkyrie (2008)
39
3.5/4
Bolt (2008)
Bolt is fast-paced, funny and beautifully animated -- a charming movie that would have Benji and Lassie howling in jealousy.
Posted Feb 5, 2009
40
2.5/4
Defiance (2009)
41
3/4
Doubt (2008)
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Posted Jan 1, 2009
42
3.5/4
43
3.5/4
The Reader (2008)
Packaged with a smart script, palpable tension and enough ambiguity to keep you guessing.
Posted Dec 31, 2008
44
4/4
Frost/Nixon (2008)
45
1.5/4
Gran Torino (2009)
Climax is an overindulgent grasp at something meaningful that misses by a country mile.
Posted Dec 22, 2008
46
3.5/4
Sentimental fantasy that packs a visual punch.
Posted Dec 22, 2008
47
2.5/4
Seven Pounds (2008)
The final act leaves a melodramatic and manipulative residue that no amount of tears can wash away.
Posted Dec 22, 2008
48
2.5/4
Australia (2008)
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Posted Nov 26, 2008
49
3/4
Milk (2008)
50
4/4