San Jose Mercury News
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006)
Monster House (2006)
"Monster House is like an amusement park ride through a fun house. It's a great deal more fun than that other amusement park ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, and funnier than the summer's Pixar picture, Cars."
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Superman Returns (2006)
"[Singer] has brought the venerable superhero soaring back to life by delivering a satisfying blend of action, story and character development. If the movie is half an hour longer than it needs to be, there also are moments when you wish it would never end"
The Lake House (2006)
"Bullock's decision to play Kate as a morose kill-joy is particularly inexplicable. She's getting letters from some hot architect through a hole in the time-space continuum, and yet her expression remains impassive, her voice flat, her outlook maudlin."
Waist Deep (2006)
"Working from a template made familiar by such recent documentaries as Spellbound and Mad Hot Ballroom, Wordplay provides a series of clues that artfully explain the defining madness of the Times crossword."
The Heart of the Game (2005)
Nacho Libre (2006)
"This could quickly turn into a train wreck if both the material and the performances weren't there to fill the frame. Fortunately, Nacho Libre is able to keep fading to Black, who has the lucha of love. And of greatness."
The Omen (2006)
The Break-Up (2006)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Over the Hedge (2006)
"Even though Goal! takes its own sweet time getting there, the story of Santiago Munez (played by Spanish-language TV star Kuno Becker) finally arrives at the heartwarming uplift to which all sports movies are required to aspire."
Art School Confidential (2006)
Just My Luck (2006)
The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006)
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)
United 93 (2006)
"RV is a movie founded upon a single, gigantic, gas-guzzling joke, which is then sliced 98 ways during each excruciating minute of its running time: that people who ride around the country in garishly colored land barges are inherently funny."
The Sentinel (2006)
Friends With Money (2006)
White Rainbow (2006)
Sir! No Sir! (2006)
"This compelling documentary by director David Zeiger recounts what were more than half a million 'incidents of desertion' during the war, many of them acts of direct rebellion against the legitimacy of the war."
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Inside Man (2006)
Thank You for Smoking (2006)
Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006)
"For a small coming-of-age film, this picture is remarkably well photographed and acted. But the single-mindedness with which it seems determined to have almost everyone rowing in the same sexual direction finally becomes a bit oppressive."
Find Me Guilty (2006)
The Zodiac (2006)
Ask the Dust (2006)
V for Vendetta (2006)
Failure to Launch (2006)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006)
Running Scared (2006)
Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
"I couldn't help but wish that as long as Young was making a new film with a top-tier director at the helm, he would have provided more insight into his life, as Martin Scorsese's recent TV documentary did for Bob Dylan."
Eight Below (2006)
"Following the success of last year's March of the Penguins, and now Eight Below -- an equally triumphal processional of dogs across the bottom of the world -- Cinema Antarctica is suddenly sizzling hot!"
Why We Fight (2006)