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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
4/4
A pulse-pounding, brain-rattling thriller that redefines the action genre.
Posted Aug 20, 2007
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
7 días (2007)
U2-focused film isn't even better than the real thing. Not by a long shot.
Posted Aug 16, 2007
13
...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
14
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
15
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
16
Underdog (2007)
It seems there are some things even Underdog can't conquer -- carelessness and mediocrity topping the list.
Posted Aug 6, 2007
17
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
18
1.5/4
19
3/4
Yes, John Peterson is a flake, but he's a likable oddball, a rebel you can get behind.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
20
2.5/4
Macbeth (2006)
21
3/4
It's fun and funny.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
22
Molière (2007)
It may not be a brilliant act of speculative history, but it's a clever and respectable one.
Posted Jul 27, 2007
23
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
24
[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
25
3.5/4
Arctic Tale (2007)
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
3/4
Slow going but builds to some wonderful behavioral and erotic moments.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
32
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
33
3/4
High-concept farce, agreeable if shallow.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
34
3/4
Unremittingly bleak, occasionally brilliant.
Posted Jul 10, 2007
35
2.5/4
Joshua (2002)

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Posted Jul 7, 2007
36
2/4

37
2.5/4
Joshua (2007)
A psychological horror film that's a bit light on both the psychology and the horror.
Posted Jul 6, 2007
38
3/4
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Extremely well-made Vietnam War-era POW escape adventure is both psychologically and politically bizarre.
Posted Jul 3, 2007
39
1/4
Robin Williams plays a reverend running the Marquis de Sade School of Marriage Counseling in this desperately unfunny movie.
Posted Jul 3, 2007
40
2/4
Transformers (2007)
An overly long, repetitive jumble of a movie that isn't nearly as much fun as it should be.
Posted Jul 2, 2007
41
3.5/4
The music is unfailingly joyous (even at its saddest), and the film's devotion to outreach and understanding is just as exhilarating.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
42
Something about it feels cheap and programmatic compared with the earlier entries in the series.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
43
3.5/4
Ratatouille (2007)
A breathlessly scampering slapstick delight.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
44
1.5/4
Evening (2007)
Woman on deathbed dredges up regrets, as does everyone around her in a turgid weeper that will engender regret in its paying audience as well.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
45
3/4
Sicko (2007)
If Sicko, like all of Moore's movies, raises more questions than it answers, you do have to hand it to the guy for starting the conversation (at least in pop culture) in the first place.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
46
3/4
You Kill Me (2007)
Dahl's strengths are rock-bottom irony, sleazy suspense and deadly surprises.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
47
3/4
Single Manhattan career gal finds self, not shoes, in this bittersweet romantic-comedy that's a showcase for Posey.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
48
3/4
Black Sheep (2006)
Marvelously droll and frighteningly grotesque New Zealand horror comedy about, yes, killer sheep.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
49
3/4
1408 (2007)
The dread is palpable in this chilling suspense thriller about a hotel room that more than lives up to its evil reputation.
Posted Jun 22, 2007
50
3/4
Powerful dramatization told with admirable, realistic rigor.
Posted Jun 22, 2007