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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1.5/4
2
1.5/4
In the end you don't believe what you're watching, and you don't care.
Posted Sep 4, 2003
3
2/4
4
1.5/4
5
3/4
Passionada (2003)
It's extremely likable and well done.
Posted Aug 28, 2003
6
2.5/4
Though there's nothing startlingly new here, there's a freshness and vigor to the acting, and the crisscrossing love affairs hold your interest.
Posted Aug 28, 2003
7
3.5/4
Thirteen (2003)
The film moves you, angers you and tears apart your preconceptions.
Posted Aug 28, 2003
8
1/4
This is a movie that boggles the mind: a bad-taste comedy that makes the average effort by the Farrelly Brothers (mysteriously thanked in the credits) look like a Merchant-Ivory film.
Posted Aug 25, 2003
9
1.5/4
Marci X (2003)
10
3.5/4
The Cuckoo (2003)
It's an unabashed pacifist movie that really works, emotionally and dramatically.
Posted Aug 21, 2003
11
3/4
Madame Satã (2002)
Keeps us engrossed, steeped in this seething portrait of a body and soul in lust and agony -- and, finally, on stage and in glory.
Posted Aug 21, 2003
12
2.5/4
Charming, glamorous, emotionally suggestive but slight.
Posted Aug 21, 2003
13
3.5/4
Harvey gets under your skin, more so than just about any of this summer's supposed movie heroes.
Posted Aug 21, 2003
14
2/4
15
4/4
A fierce, brilliant film that breaks (and then mends) your heart.
Posted Aug 15, 2003
16
2/4
Would have been much better if the makers had included more music, shot their actors with Ingmar Bergman close-up minimalism and made something looser, simpler and wilder.
Posted Aug 15, 2003
17
3/4
This lively, entertaining documentary shows how surfing has evolved into an extreme sport popular the world over, and yet still retains its slacker, sun-bleached charm.
Posted Aug 14, 2003
18
1.5/4
Grind (2003)
19
2/4
Uptown Girls (2003)
The screenplay is by the numbers.
Posted Aug 14, 2003
20
2.5/4
21
2.5/4
Open Range (2003)
A strange mix of the grand and the hackneyed that it never really gets its bearings -- even though, at its best, it reminds us how grand, impure and potentially alive the Western genre can be.
Posted Aug 14, 2003
22
2/4
A likable but flimsy retread that's barely worth the effort.
Posted Aug 8, 2003
23
1.5/4
S.W.A.T. (2003)
A big, near-incoherent action thriller best suited for audiences who don't mind being pummeled into submission.
Posted Aug 7, 2003
24
2/4
Le Divorce (2003)
Somehow lacks lightness and weight.
Posted Aug 7, 2003
25
4/4
An improbable masterpiece -- a bizarre mixture of grandly operatic visuals, grim brutality and sordid violence that keeps wrenching you from one extreme to the other.
Posted Aug 7, 2003
26
3/4
27
2.5/4
28
3/4
It pits a compelling central character against a formidable adversary in an intriguing setting while keeping you riveted to the cat-and-mouse strategizing, surprise turns and a few moments of actual warmth.
Posted Aug 7, 2003
29
2/4
Camp (2003)
The entire movie struck me as shallow, forced and phony in some of the same ways that Fame was a phony picture of the New York High School for Performing Arts.
Posted Aug 7, 2003
30
1/4
Gigli (2003)
31
2/4
O Fantasma (2001)
32
3/4
33
2.5/4
What it needs is more context, social and psychological.
Posted Jul 31, 2003
34
3.5/4
A suspense movie that works bracingly well as a genre thriller while also offering gems of social portraiture and a lacerating expose of current conditions among illegal London aliens.
Posted Jul 31, 2003
35
3/4
As misshapen as the movie sometimes seems, it ultimately evokes true, uncompromised emotions.
Posted Jul 31, 2003
36
1.5/4
The whole thing is one big fat geek wedding fiasco.
Posted Jul 31, 2003
37
4/4
Une Femme Est une Femme moves us now because it's so playful and the players are so young.
Posted Jul 29, 2003
38
2/4
Lucia, Lucia (2003)
39
2/4
40
2.5/4
An old-fashioned weepie buffed to a Masterpiece Theater gloss.
Posted Jul 24, 2003
41
2.5/4
While the visuals have gained a dimension, the story has lost one.
Posted Jul 24, 2003
42
4/4
Seabiscuit (2003)
Sleek, beautiful and packed with emotion, not too flashy but full of heart, this is a movie worthy of its unlikely yet glorious subject.
Posted Jul 24, 2003
43
2/4
I still had to slap myself to stay awake.
Posted Jul 24, 2003
44
2.5/4
Friday Night (2003)
I didn't buy it for a minute, though I did enjoy it.
Posted Jul 19, 2003
45
2.5/4
Bad Boys II (2003)
46
2/4
KM.0 (2001)
47
3/4
A classy English film that lovingly re-creates a teenage girl's coming of age in the 1930s.
Posted Jul 17, 2003
48
2/4
Garage Days (2003)
This movie could only work if the jokes were funny, and writers David Warner and Michael Udesky don't deliver the goods.
Posted Jul 17, 2003
49
2/4
50
3/4
How to Deal (2003)