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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
Smart, funny, character-based romantic comedy that's full of good surprises.
Posted Oct 26, 2007
2
Fire draws all its heat from the performance of Benicio Del Toro, who shows how one great actor can elevate and even save a movie from itself.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3
3/4
Lake of Fire (2007)
Upsetting, engrossing, engaging documentary on abortion.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
4
3/4
Wallner's journey to acceptance, not the movie's slight forays into theology, will be what you remember about For the Bible Tells Me So. It's a powerful, positive film.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
5
3.5/4
Superb ethical drama in the guise of a wrenching, kidnapped child mystery.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
6
3/4
Reservation Road may be a downer story with elements that we've seen many times before. But acting this good makes it special and exhilarating.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
7
2.5/4
Control (2007)
Credit the filmmakers for not mythologizing Curtis. However, he just might be a bigger enigma after watching Control.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
8
2.5/4
Sleuth (2007)
This remake isn't as radical as last week's Heartbreak Kid redo. But it's similarly unsatisfying.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
9
2.5/4
Rendition (2007)
In trying to respect every character's point of view, Hood doesn't reveal enough about any of them to make us truly care.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
10
2/4
It's a movie that cries out for a good editor.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
11
3.5/4
It's a crazy situation and utterly unbelievable, yet no movie I've seen in ages has inspired me more to want to do the right thing.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
12
3/4
Some great acting and stunning suspense sequences elevate this so-so tale about a police family's complex relationship with Russian mobsters in 1980s New York.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
13
3.5/4
A deeply personal movie about a gifted, complicated man who could never shake the feeling that he didn't belong.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
14
4/4
An extraordinary movie, filled with splendor, laughter and a touch of cosmic wisdom. You won't forget it.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
15
3/4
Long, slow and, in the end, nothing new, this adaptation of Eileen Chang's World War II novella can cast a mildly mesmerizing spell if you're in the mood for it.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
16
3/4
...contains several great scenes that will stick in your mind long after the credits roll.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
17
This one's all about the big, unbelievable guffaws, of which the movie delivers about a dozen. Some may still call it heresy, but it's nothing to get heartbroken over.
Posted Oct 5, 2007
18
Feels like a TV movie.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
19
3/4
Funny, often cringe-inducing and, at heart, a real moral drama, Great World has a lot to say about the state of culture, commerce and self-delusion in our celebrity-craving society.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
20
Angels in the Dust is a troubling documentary for obvious reasons...but it's also a bit disturbing for reasons director Louise Hogarth may not have noticed.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
21
2/4
What's supposed to be a meditation on love plays out as a mere exercise in titillation. And that's not much of a feast. More like an hors d'oeuvre.
Posted Sep 28, 2007
22
3.5/4
Hirsch is thoroughly impressive in Penn's best directing effort yet.
Posted Sep 21, 2007
23
3/4
Thanks to the game cast, notably Bello and Blunt, The Jane Austen Book Club will make for passable programming when the movie arrives a few months from now on Lifetime Television.
Posted Sep 21, 2007
24
3.5/4
Consistently chilling (no, that's not a pun), with crisp, haunting visuals and sound character relationships.
Posted Sep 21, 2007
25
The film's key problem? It's not funny. But almost as fatal, Chuck can't even exploit its simple central premise right.
Posted Sep 21, 2007
26
2.5/4
To put it most bluntly, the thing is just too long and too slow.
Posted Sep 20, 2007
27
3/4
28
3/4
29
0/4
There's so little to it that it's kind of a miracle anything actually stuck onto the film emulsion. Yet unfold along it does for 93 unimaginative minutes.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
30
2.5/4
The movie seems to want to play the social division card, but its better humanistic instincts undercut that ploy. It's enough to ruin Fierce People as an honest character drama, though.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
31
2/4
Michael Douglas clearly enjoys himself while Evan Rachel Wood looks appropriately exasperated throughout King of California. My sympathies were with her.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
32
1.5/4
Ira and Abby (2006)
Ira & Abby wants to explore the state of modern marriage, but finds the allure of romantic-comedy fantasies impossible to resist.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
33
2/4
34
2/4
If there was a symbol for cinematic distress, it would be raised in front of any theater playing this movie.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
35
2.5/4
There's brilliance in there, that's undeniable -- and if you're in the right mood, that will be all you need.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
36
1/4
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
It's just another comedy of contrived mortification and misunderstanding.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
37
3/4
While the film falls short of Cronenberg's best, it still boasts Mortensen's authoritative acting and extraordinary commitment to the material.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
38
2.5/4
The likes of the great, loony Ms. 45 and dozens of Asian exploitation movies did [this subject] trashier. Yet, somehow, many of those felt more honest.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
39
3/4
In the Shadow of the Moon stirringly relives the moment and points the way toward a future when the feeling could again be achieved.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
40
2.5/4
The Hunting Party looks chillingly authentic. But it also feels too much like it's all over the map.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
41
3.5/4
To is doing exquisite and exciting work at a mind-boggling rate.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
42
3.5/4
Dans Paris (2007)
The personal disconnections and interpersonal bonds the film explores are timeless.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
43
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The new 3:10 to Yuma fires about 5,000 more rounds than the dull earlier edition did.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
44
2.5/4
The Bubble (2007)
Sometimes perceptive, sometimes formulaic.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
45
3/4
Artful editing, an electric samba soundtrack and harrowingly grainy ransom videos give Manda Bala a formal kick that's rare in a documentary.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
46
2.5/4
Klimt (2005)
Klimt is obviously not a dumb film, but it is one big ol' fruitcake of a movie.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
47
2/4
Heartfelt it clearly is. Disciplined and focused on what's truly intriguing about the story, not so much.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
48
Halloween (2007)
Halloween has everything you could want in an updated slasher movie, as long as you're not a homicidally slavish purist.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
49
Hawke the director indulges Hawke the writer a bit, but there's no denying the beauty of the language and imagery contained in The Hottest State.
Posted Aug 24, 2007
50
Deep Water (2006)
Humane and haunting.
Posted Aug 24, 2007