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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/4
2
2.5/4
Kline gives a beautiful performance, one every bit as moving as Williams' in Dead Poets Society, Robert Donat's in Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Michael Redgrave's in The Browning Version.
Posted Nov 21, 2002
3
3/4
4
3/4
5
2/4
6
3/4
Playing a role of almost Bergmanesque intensity ... Bisset is both convincing and radiant.
Posted Nov 21, 2002
7
2/4
8
3.5/4
It's technically sumptuous but also almost wildly alive.
Posted Nov 21, 2002
9
1.5/4
Hip-hop prison thriller of stupefying absurdity.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
10
3.5/4
11
3.5/4
Some Body (2001)
[Bennett's] quite convincing as she tries to figure out what has gone wrong in her personal life -- and how she can fix it before it is too late.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
12
2.5/4
13
3.5/4
14
3.5/4
Quitting (2002)
15
2.5/4
Eventually moves and stirs you, even if it often resembles those steamy Mexican TV dramas/soap operas called telenovelas.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
16
3.5/4
Much of the movie's value is to document these particular players making beautiful music.
Posted Nov 14, 2002
17
4/4
18
3/4
Deep intelligence and a warm, enveloping affection breathe out of every frame.
Posted Nov 7, 2002
19
2.5/4
Femme Fatale (2002)
A feast for hard-core movie or De Palma buffs (and Romijn-Stamos junkies) but a famine for anyone looking for a good story.
Posted Nov 7, 2002
20
3/4
8 Mile (2002)
21
1/4
Maybe the best way to look at Jackass: The Movie is as a piece of conceptual art. How far and low will these guys go? What's the pinnacle of pointlessness?
Posted Nov 2, 2002
22
1.5/4
I Spy (2002)
An overblown clunker full of bad jokes, howling cliches and by-the-numbers action sequences.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
23
2/4
Santa out of costume and on a date does not classic Christmas material make.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
24
3/4
Satin Rouge (2002)
25
3/4
Bigelow directs this screen version of Anita Shreve's complex novel with polish and a flair for the melodramatic.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
26
2.5/4
Moves in such odd plot directions and descends into such message-mongering moralism that its good qualities are obscured.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
27
3.5/4
A brilliant, absurd collection of vignettes that, in their own idiosyncratic way, sum up the strange horror of life in the new millennium.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
28
3.5/4
A triumph, a film that hews out a world and carries us effortlessly from darkness to light.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
29
3.5/4
Roger Dodger (2002)
Revives the art of smart, scathing movie conversation as it skewers Manhattan's singles scene while providing a goodly number of laughs.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
30
3.5/4
Frida (2002)
A movie that seizes you up, catches fire and dances.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
31
2.5/4
Demme gets a lot of flavor and spice into his Charade remake, but he can't disguise that he's spiffing up leftovers that aren't so substantial or fresh.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
32
3/4
Paid in Full (2002)
It's good, hard-edged stuff, violent and a bit exploitative but also nicely done, morally alert and street-smart.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
33
3/4
34
2/4
An R-rated version of Survivor, Big Brother or any number of reality-TV shows that present voyeurism as entertainment and exploitation as insight.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
35
1.5/4
It seems just a long, convoluted ploy to get men into drag -- period drag, no less.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
36
3/4
There's a virtue to pleasing crowds when you do it as well as this movie does.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
37
2.5/4
One can't deny its seriousness and quality.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
38
3.5/4
Comedian (2002)
39
1/4
A feature-length, R-rated, road-trip version of Mama's Family.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
40
4/4
Rarely do gunshots elicit such shock. Rarely does violence feel so horrific.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
41
3/4
Auto Focus (2002)
Does strongly benefit from its overall smartness and lucidity, and from two very canny, well-thought-out performances by Kinnear and Dafoe.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
42
2/4
Ghost Ship (2002)
An adequate horror movie for the Halloween season, but it too easily sinks into haunted-house-film conventions, even if the haunted house is decked out as an Italian luxury liner.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
43
3/4
Abandon (2002)
Gaghan would rather make you think than jump. You might prefer to do both, but idea-driven thrillers are in short supply, and the troubled Katie earns the right to haunt your mind.
Posted Oct 17, 2002
44
3/4
The Ring (2002)
45
3/4
Just a Kiss (2002)
46
3/4
Below (2002)
47
3/4
Cuba Feliz (2002)
A quasi-documentary by French filmmaker Karim Dridi that celebrates the hardy spirit of Cuban music.
Posted Oct 17, 2002
48
2.5/4
Lan Yu (2002)
49
2/4
Wasabi (2001)
Like being trapped inside a huge video game, where exciting, inane images keep popping past your head and the same illogical things keep happening over and over again.
Posted Oct 17, 2002
50
1.5/4
Formula 51 (2002)
Amazingly dopey.
Posted Oct 17, 2002