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Title/Year
Author
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Philomena (2013)
6
The Lunchbox (2014)
7
Moebius (2014)
8
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10
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12
13
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Put all these folks around a table with Streep's Violet at its head and you get what may be the finest dinner battles ever recorded.
Posted Nov 26, 2013
15
16
17
18
Nebraska (2013)
19
20
Concussion (2013)
21
2/4

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Posted Jan 22, 2013
22
D+
Fragments (2008)
Crash's Best Picture Oscar win helped jump-start a wave of self-deluded ensemble imitators who seem to feel that overt emotionalism ladled over a loosely connected narrative is a surefire sign of Important Filmmaking. Witness Fragments.
Posted Aug 4, 2009
23
2.5/4
Séraphine (2009)
24
3/4
25
3/4
26
2/4
Surveillance (2009)
27
3/4
28
3/4
29
3/4
Places its bets on illuminating the imperfect ways in which love, economics and artistry rule lives -- back then and, probably not much differently, now.
Posted Mar 13, 2009
30
2.5/4
Out of its mind at a deep, essential level, An American Affair plays its dubious scenario with a straight face that makes the silly thing quite watchable.
Posted Mar 13, 2009
31
2.5/4
12 (2007)
Much about the state of the Big Bear today is revealed, and it would be unfair to deny that 12 has many cogent and sardonic insights into the country.
Posted Mar 13, 2009
32
3.5/4
Phoebe in Wonderland introduces us to a smart new talent in Barnz and lets the more established members of its cast work at their top capacity. It's a film about kids graced with a mature aesthetic and rare behavioral wisdom.
Posted Mar 6, 2009
33
3/4
Two Lovers (2008)
Writer-director James Gray's Two Lovers is an old story, well told.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
34
2.5/4
Beautifully shot, often in or against some of the world's most impressive architecture, The International is far from a total loss. It's just a film whose good assets don't pay off in gripping drama.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
35
3/4
Isla Fisher [is] as bright a comic talent as anything Hollywood has to offer these days.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
36
3/4
Roberta Grossman's film nicely emphasizes the Seneshes' familial bonds while painting a persuasive portrait of a vibrant yet socially isolated young woman.
Posted Feb 6, 2009
37
2/4
Fanboys (2008)
Yawn; real fannish obsession can be much more absurd, and unsettlingly fascinating, than this burlesque ever gets.
Posted Feb 6, 2009
38
3/4
It's a different kind of commercial romcom, and more serious toward its material than most. No life-changer, but worth a date night at least.
Posted Feb 6, 2009
39
The movie doesn't play as saccharine as it sounds, but gentle sentimentality runs this show nonetheless.
Posted Jan 30, 2009
40
New In Town (2009)
So elementary it makes most after-school specials look sophisticated.
Posted Jan 30, 2009
41
A long but always engaging movie, intimately framed and exuberantly acted by a mixed cast of amateurs and professionals.
Posted Jan 30, 2009
42
Donkey Punch (2008)
43
2.5/4
Notorious (2009)
Notorious is hagiography with guns, grass and flesh, but it's a kind of whitewash all the same.
Posted Jan 16, 2009
44
2.5/4
Bride Wars (2009)
Bride Wars could have been your typical cartoonish, early-winter wedding comedy. Although it certainly has moments like that, it's not as wacky as most of its ilk. Guess the bad news is that it's not much of a comedy.
Posted Jan 9, 2009
45
The Spirit (2008)
Now that they've gone and made Batman all serious and good, the campy comics hero movie mantle has been taken up by The Spirit.
Posted Jan 5, 2009
46
I found its state-of-the-art technical aspects more engaging.
Posted Jan 5, 2009
47
3.5/4
Gomorrah brings subtle artistry and character insight to the observational, plot-drive-phobic school of filmmaking that's so popular among serious auteurs at the moment.
Posted Dec 19, 2008
48
2.5/4
It's an affably goofy riff on the headaches associated with being America's most underappreciated actor.
Posted Dec 19, 2008
49
4/4
The Class (2008)
Exhilarating in its simmering, quiet brilliance.
Posted Dec 19, 2008
50
3/4
The two lead actresses play superbly rounded characters, both smart, tough customers unused to being pushed around, yet wives and mothers whose domestic concerns are as important to them as professional ones.
Posted Dec 19, 2008