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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
A salute to those who were blessed not only with savvy and courage, but something between an uncanny sense of foresight and an unforeseen stroke of good fortune.
Posted Jan 16, 2003
2
2/4
I wouldn't race out to see National Security, but it does give you exactly what you'd expect: yuks, explosions and brawling buddies rolling all over those overused L.A. freeways.
Posted Jan 16, 2003
3
4/4
25th Hour (2003)
A superb film.
Posted Jan 9, 2003
4
3/4
Narc (2002)
Narc is a gritty cop movie for people who like gritty cop movies.
Posted Jan 9, 2003
5
1/4
Just Married (2003)
I laughed exactly once during the whole film.
Posted Jan 9, 2003
6
2.5/4
7
2.5/4
Baraka (1993)
The form is ravishing, though the content suffers by comparison.
Posted Jan 9, 2003
8
3/4
You don't need to know your Ice-T's from your Cool-J's to realize that as far as these shootings are concerned, something is rotten in the state of California.
Posted Jan 9, 2003
9
3/4
10
2/4
On Guard (1997)
11
4/4
The Pianist (2002)
The Pianist is the film Roman Polanski may have been born to make.
Posted Jan 3, 2003
12
3.5/4
A movie whose top-notch acting, rich decor and pungent atmosphere will delight any devotee of classic French cinema -- and whose taut plot will satisfy mystery and suspense buffs as well.
Posted Dec 27, 2002
13
3/4
The Hours (2002)
Rarely does such high-profile talent serve such literate material.
Posted Dec 26, 2002
14
3/4
Chicago (2002)
15
3/4
It's a technically superb film, shining with all the usual Spielberg flair, expertly utilizing the talents of his top-notch creative team.
Posted Dec 24, 2002
16
4/4
Talk to Her (2002)
This is a movie of great, rending compassion and artistry, and the ease with which it invites tears or laughter along with the hypnotic quality of the storytelling are the signs of a true master.
Posted Dec 24, 2002
17
3/4
18
3.5/4
Move over Bond; this girl deserves a sequel.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
19
2/4
Thin and utterly lacking in tension.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
20
4/4
A magnificent throwback to an almost vanished era of epic filmmaking by great filmmakers in thrall to their own passions, rather than to the studio bookkeepers.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
21
3.5/4
If you're a connoisseur of this type of gory head-banging, you should be impressed.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
22
3.5/4
Celebrates family in a way that's deeply felt by the director and screenwriter/subject and no doubt will be shared by viewers of any ethnicity.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
23
3.5/4
Adaptation (2002)
Almost all of it is funny and provocative in ways many other Hollywood movies, especially the adaptations, can't touch.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
24
4/4
This is a superb film and one of Nicholson's great performances, tamped down but magnetic.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
25
4/4
26
3/4
Pellet (2000)
27
3/4
This film would be an excellent companion piece to Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire, which deals with angels looking down on this scarred city.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
28
3.5/4
The story pulls us in almost immediately -- and the style and cast keep us hooked.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
29
3/4
Evelyn (2002)
If the real-life story is genuinely inspirational, the movie stirs us as well.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
30
1/4
The first half hour of Hot Chick, before the switch, plays like soft-core porno from the '60s. The rest plays like a bad Saturday Night Live sketch stretched to the breaking point.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
31
3/4
Drumline (2002)
Drumline is a movie that treats its characters and audience with respect; it can't be accused of being a dumbed-down teen comedy.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
32
2/4
Everything in Maid in Manhattan is exceedingly pleasant, designed not to offend. It goes down easy, leaving virtually no aftertaste.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
33
3.5/4
A better movie than the vacuous Insurrection.
Posted Dec 12, 2002
34
2.5/4
Analyze That (2002)
Where This was lazy but enjoyable, a formula comedy redeemed by its stars, That is even lazier and far less enjoyable.
Posted Dec 5, 2002
35
2/4
Empire (2002)
36
2.5/4
Taken individually or collectively, the stories never add up to as much as they promise.
Posted Dec 5, 2002
37
3/4
38
2.5/4
39
2/4
Equilibrium (2002)
The characters act like robots, and the story unfolds like a computer program.
Posted Dec 5, 2002
40
2.5/4
41
1/4
Who is this movie for? Not kids, who don't need the lesson in repugnance. It's also not smart or barbed enough for older viewers -- not everyone thinks poo-poo jokes are 'edgy.'
Posted Nov 26, 2002
42
3/4
Solaris (2002)
It's a lovely, eerie film that casts an odd, rapt spell.
Posted Nov 26, 2002
43
3/4
Ararat (2002)
In the end, Ararat has enough artistry and intelligence -- and enough commitment from Egoyan, producer Robert Lantos and company -- to justify more than a higher-than-mixed rating.
Posted Nov 26, 2002
44
2/4
45
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
46
3/4
47
3/4
48
2/4
49
3/4
Playing a role of almost Bergmanesque intensity ... Bisset is both convincing and radiant.
Posted Nov 21, 2002
50
2/4