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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
3.5/4
To is doing exquisite and exciting work at a mind-boggling rate.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
6
3.5/4
Dans Paris (2007)
The personal disconnections and interpersonal bonds the film explores are timeless.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
7
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
8
2.5/4
The Bubble (2007)
Sometimes perceptive, sometimes formulaic.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
9
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
10
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
11
2/4
Heartfelt it clearly is. Disciplined and focused on what's truly intriguing about the story, not so much.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
12
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
13
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
14
Deep Water (2006)
Humane and haunting.
Posted Aug 24, 2007
15
Dedication (2007)
What works about it is very good and makes us want to see what Theroux could do with a more consistent property.
Posted Aug 24, 2007
16
Lurie, once a journalist himself and the man behind such odd but probing political dramas as The Contender and Deterrence, lets Resurrecting the Champ unfold at a deliberate pace that invites ethical contemplation.
Posted Aug 24, 2007
17
Even if Cain and co-screenwriter Carole Whang Schutter hold no animosity toward the LDS, the flat-footed fakiness of their story prevents September Dawn from feeling historically accurate.
Posted Aug 24, 2007
18
Stardust (2007)
Stardust will likely come up short in becoming a cult fave, but its earnest love story and cheeky sense of humor make it ripe for repeat viewings.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
19
4/4
A pulse-pounding, brain-rattling thriller that redefines the action genre.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
20
2.5/4
The Ten (2007)
...The Ten wields its bad taste like a blunt instrument, bludgeoning you with buffoonery that's hard to resist.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
21
3/4
Superbad (2007)
Coming to terms with inevitable changes to a deeply dependent friendship is at least as key an issue for the two boys, and it's presented here with great emotional intelligence and even grace.
Posted Aug 17, 2007
22
2/4
The Invasion (2007)
Ironic, then, that The Invasion, the fourth film to be made from the material, keels over dead, killed by Hollywood conventionality and bland uniformity.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
23
3/4
That there is a controversy (admittedly, one that's followed by, oh, 23 people) over who actually has racked up the most points playing an old-school video game is among the more amusing revelations in [an] entertaining, if extremely slanted documentary.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
24
2.5/4
The 11th Hour is good-for-you cinema in content, shape and form. There are far badder things.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
25
2.5/4
Delirious (2007)
The film's got some good, amusing moments and, perhaps, an insight or two into hanger-on psychology.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
26
2.5/4
Dinklage makes the most of a thankless role. The remaining actors are all OK, all immediately forgettable -- like the movie itself.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
27
7 días (2007)
U2-focused film isn't even better than the real thing. Not by a long shot.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
28
...a quirky coming-of-age story (is there any other kind these days?) full of wry Wes Anderson-style humor and maladjusted misfits.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
29
2/4
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
This entry does everything that made the first two mildly diverting buddy cop comedies inexplicably popular, of course, but it seems to be getting tired of the tomfoolery. So are we.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
30
3/4
The film's familiarity is pleasant enough, and screenwriters Sarah Williams and Kevin Hood flaunt a strong working knowledge of Austen's work, peppering the movie with what amounts to inside jokes for readers familiar with the writer's six novels.
Posted Aug 9, 2007
31
Underdog (2007)
It seems there are some things even Underdog can't conquer -- carelessness and mediocrity topping the list.
Posted Aug 6, 2007
32
El Cantante (2007)
As with his last biopic, Pinero, director Leon Ichaso has a way of both dwelling on the most sensationalistic aspects of a genius' life while obscuring the importance and meaning of their work.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
33
1.5/4
34
3/4
Yes, John Peterson is a flake, but he's a likable oddball, a rebel you can get behind.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
35
2.5/4
Macbeth (2006)
36
3/4
It's fun and funny.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
37
Molière (2007)
It may not be a brilliant act of speculative history, but it's a clever and respectable one.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
38
2.5/4
Nice as all this good food looks, we can't smell it, taste it or feel its textures in a movie, which usually leaves me hungry for something more substantial to sink my teeth into.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
39
[Milos] Forman has long wanted to make a movie about the Spanish Inquisition that reflected his own dire experience under Nazi and Communist regimes. This is it. But in realizing his dream, he seems to have lost track of the film's central subject.
Posted Jul 26, 2007
40
3.5/4
Arctic Tale (2007)
41
3/4
Hairspray (2007)
Hairspray mixes aerosol-light social commentary with its affectionate Cinderella story and adds just enough wink-wink naughtiness to keep the earnest melodrama at bay.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
42
Sunshine (2007)
By the time it reaches its confusing, strobe-lit and confoundingly cut climax, Sunshine has turned from 2001-style, mind-expanding psychedelia into one immensely bad trip.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
43
3/4
Talk to Me (2007)
Greene may have known his ceiling; thankfully, Cheadle recognizes no such boundaries. The man just keeps exploring the outer limits of his talent.
Posted Jul 14, 2007
44
2.5/4
Interview (2007)
Interview is literate, well-paced and played at perfect pitch by Sienna Miller and director Steve Buscemi. I didn't buy it for more than two minutes.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
45
3/4
When it comes to depicting hell on Earth, Ghosts of Cite Soleil burns right through the eyeballs and straight into the soul.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
46
3/4
Slow going but builds to some wonderful behavioral and erotic moments.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
47
2/4
So dry it's parched, this study of a passive loser whose life just keeps getting worse is basically a series of noir cliches clothed in arthouse anomie.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
48
3/4
High-concept farce, agreeable if shallow.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
49
3/4
Unremittingly bleak, occasionally brilliant.
Posted Jul 10, 2007
50
2.5/4
Joshua (2002)

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Posted Jul 7, 2007