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Rating Title/Year Author
3/10 Jackass 3 (2010) Susan Granger It's a disgusting, repellent, sadomasochistic extension of the kind of slapstick that made 'The 3 Stooges' so popular and filled with gross, gruesome pranks that men seem to find hilarious. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2010
10/10 Waiting for Superman (2010) Susan Granger Everyone interested in the welfare of children and the future of our country should see it. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2010
7/10 Hereafter (2010) Susan Granger A curiously tantalizing, melancholy meditation on mortality and the afterlife. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2010
6/10 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) Susan Granger Superficially supernatural, the wish-fulfillment comedy of manners and morals is not one of Woody Allen's best but an amusing diversion. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2010
5/10 Never Let Me Go (2010) Susan Granger Subtle, solemn and strangely ponderous, it's exquisitely mounted but filled with chilling despair. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2010
6/10 Life as We Know It (2010) Susan Granger Shallow yet sweetly sentimental, it's a mildly amusing date movie...not exactly fresh yet not completely rotten. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2010
8/10 Red (2010) Susan Granger This is an amusing crowd-pleaser, pitting wisdom and experience against youthful arrogance and gullibility. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2010
7/10 Nowhere Boy (2009) Susan Granger Poignant and perceptive, it delves into the pop psychology behind Lennon's lyrics, 'Mother, you had me, but I never had you.' EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2010
9/10 Secretariat (2010) Susan Granger As satisfying as it is stimulating, 'Secretariat' will make you stand up and cheer. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2010
7/10 Let Me In (2010) Susan Granger Somber, supernatural spooky - it's an admirable adaptation of the Swedish vampire thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2010
6/10 Catfish (2010) Susan Granger Now that 'The Social Network' has explored the origins of Facebook, this 'reality' documentary of online intrigue examines one of its more bizarre encounters. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2010
7/10 Jack Goes Boating (2010) Susan Granger A sensitive, slice-of-life, subtle drama depicting lonely people yearning to make an emotional connection. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2010
4/10 You Again (2010) Susan Granger A hackneyed, fluffy, formulaic chick flick with fangs. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2010
10/10 The Social Network (2010) Susan Granger This fascinating, astute 'Rashomon'-like tale is tantalizing, provocative and enthralling, never quite delineating the truth. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2010
9/10 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Susan Granger The essential ingredient in movies is timing, so the return of Gordon Gekko in this compelling, if cynical sequel couldn't be more welcome. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2010
6/10 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Susan Granger Savage and scary with excessive violence, it's nevertheless got awesome animation and the 3-D adds more than just another dimension, immersing the audience in the fantasy world. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2010
4/10 Alpha and Omega (2010) Susan Granger Because of the lacklustre rom-com script and flaccid direction - not to mention the terror on kids' faces with the snarling wolves slaughtering stampeding caribou - wait to howl with the DVD. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2010
7/10 Easy A (2010) Susan Granger Sassy and sharp, it's a cleverly edgy twist on Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic morality fable. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2010
7/10 The Town (2010) Susan Granger No one knows Boston better than Ben Affleck, and there's lots of robbin' in the hood in this solid, suspense-filled thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2010
4/10 The Romantics (2010) Susan Granger Flimsy melodrama, filled with clumsy, hand-held camerawork and turgid, pretentious literary prattle, signifying very little. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2010
2/10 Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Susan Granger Gory, pointless, pretentious and tedious, ending in a splattering cliffhanger, so you can expect this survival horror series to continue if it resonates at the box-office. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2010
7/10 Machete (2010) Susan Granger Campy, slice-and-dice, testosterone-fueled homage to violent '70s exploitation pictures - and I don't have to be a betting woman to suggest that men will like this R-rated guilty pleasure much more than women. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2010
8/10 Max Manus (2008) Susan Granger Enthalling and action-packed, it's understandably Norway's most successful film so far. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2010
6/10 The American (2010) Susan Granger It's a spare, somber, visually captivating study in stillness but not emotionally involving. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2010
5/10 Going the Distance (2010) Susan Granger Self-conscious and filled with coarse vulgarity, as a romantic comedy, it's a disappointment. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2010
4/10 Takers (2010) Susan Granger Jimmy Buffett wrote a song called "Overkill" and that's the word which best describes this high-powered yet formulaic heist caper. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2010
6/10 Piranha (2010) Susan Granger Not for the squeamish or faint-hearted, it's sicko scary, spewing gallons-upon-gallons of R-rated graphic bloody gore. Not surprisingly, a succulent sequel is in the works. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2010
9/10 Get Low (2009) Susan Granger A slyly intriguing, powerful, upredictable fable, a uniquely American folktale. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2010
10/10 Mao's Last Dancer (2009) Susan Granger Think "Billy Elliot" combined with "The Last Emperor" and a touch of "Rocky." Great movies transport the audience - and this left me enriched and exhilarated. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2010
5/10 The Switch (2010) Susan Granger Quirky and implausible, it's a formulaic and utterly predictable romance. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2010
7/10 Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) Susan Granger Rarely do sequels equal or exceed expectations, but this comedy does. Irreverent yet sweetly sentimental, it's a delightful late summer diversion. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2010
6/10 Cairo Time (2009) Susan Granger This subtle, performance-propelled romance is geared to adult art-house audiences. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2010
6/10 The Expendables (2010) Susan Granger Too bad this blast-from-the-past mucho macho male reunion movie is so absurdly incoherent. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2010
6/10 Eat Pray Love (2010) Susan Granger Exotic, escapist and superficially spiritual, it's shallow, indulgent female wish-fulfillment, sailing off into the sunset. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2010
7/10 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Susan Granger Splashy and stylish, it's specifically geared for youthful, hyperactive viewers who are familiar with contemporary video game/comic book culture. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2010
8/10 Flipped (2010) Susan Granger Funny, fresh and totally engaging, it's a nostalgic gem. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2010
6/10 Step Up 3 (2010) Susan Granger This is NOT the first 3-D movie musical, as advertised, and the blandness of Malambri and Vinson can't compare with the charisma of Fred & Ginger or Gene Kelly with a broomstick. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2010
7/10 I Am Love (2009) Susan Granger Exaggerated yet elegant, opulent and sensual, it's a leisurely-paced European art-house melodrama that's made its way into the cineplex. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2010
5/10 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) Susan Granger Fur flies in this frothy, innocuous, critter-filled romp - but it's certainly not worth the 3-D price bump. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2010
6/10 Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Susan Granger This remake of a far-nastier French farce is a silly, screwball concept with a definitive 'Odd Couple' emphasis. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2010
4/10 Charlie St. Cloud (2010) Susan Granger It's a supernatural, spiritual, sentimental sob-story that doesn't quite work. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2010
4/5 Cobb (1994) Susan Granger Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2008
7/10 Sharkwater (2006) Susan Granger Cautionary environmental documentary that asserts there's more to sharks than "Jaws." EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2008
8/10 Honeydripper (2007) Susan Granger Filled with observant, atmosphere-drenched, folkloric vignettes that delineate racism in that time in that place. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
8/10 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) Susan Granger What's most remarkable in this grim, harrowing drama is the ensemble. The actors explore their characters softly, yet with chilling authenticity. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2008
9/10 The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006) Susan Granger This droll coming-of-age story, set in the turbulent year of 1970, astutely captures the resilience of the human spirit. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2008
7/10 Persepolis (2007) Susan Granger Sensitive and stylized, it's an often comic, yet heartbreaking, outspoken portrait of a young girl and a nation in turmoil. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2008
8/10 The Orphanage (2007) Susan Granger Suspenseful and eerie, prepare to shudder - and weep. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2008
3/5 Sommersby (1993) Susan Granger Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2007
9/10 The Bucket List (2007) Susan Granger A heartfelt, wickedly funny, one-of-a-kind holiday treat...Nicholson's and Freeman's tandem performances are near to perfection. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2007