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Title/Year
Author
1
Millennium Actress is a visual feast, but also a mental gymnastics routine.
Posted Sep 11, 2003
2
An absorbing and meticulous piece of reportage.
Posted Aug 21, 2003
3
Jail Bait (1954)
4
Whiteboyz (1999)
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Gigli (2003)
7
The results have more in common with the rambling, stream-of-conscious liner notes that Dylan used to write, and which everyone used to skip to get to the great music.
Posted Jul 24, 2003
8
The sadness of the film's decaying domesticity keeps undermining it, giving it the air of a melancholy B-side to what's come before.
Posted May 16, 2003
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10
[T]he Wachowski brothers seem to be afflicted with George Lucas Syndrome: They're so enthralled by the convoluted mythology of their own private universe that they've lost touch with its human core.
Posted May 13, 2003
11
An understated but engaging sleeper.
Posted May 1, 2003
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Woyzeck (1979)
Handsomely mounting each scene, the director has trouble attaining any forward momentum, though he achieves some powerful moments while trying.
Posted Feb 3, 2003
14
The Girl (2001)
15
Chaos is as compelling as it is confounding, and it's compelling in large part because of the confusion it stirs.
Posted Jan 20, 2003
16
Grind (2003)
A tip for filmmakers attempting to appeal to young moviegoers: Don't hire thirtysomething actors to play recent high-school graduates.
Posted Jan 15, 2003
17
Ossessione (1943)
The film holds up well today, both as a murder story and as a slice-of-life.
Posted Dec 12, 2002
18
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The Isle (2000)
A potent allegorical love story.
Posted Aug 20, 2002
20
Too often, the director's stark visuals underline the naked simplicity of his story and make his picture of the suburbs seem hopelessly generic.
Posted Aug 20, 2002
21
Simone (2002)
Niccol has yet to make a film that follows through on his massive ambition, but with conceits this brilliant, he can get away with leaving them only partially realized.
Posted Aug 20, 2002
22
Greets the inevitability of death with remarkable candor and depth.
Posted Aug 13, 2002
23
Scarlet Diva (2000)
"Argento splatters her colorful life on the screen like an adolescent's diary, trusting others to sort through the fascinating mess."
Posted Aug 8, 2002
24
Payami stretches the tired conventions of a mismatched road movie into a quietly progressive look at women's rights and the mixed values of representative government.
Posted Aug 6, 2002
25
The River is difficult and unpleasant at times, but as a somber metaphor for contaminated lives, it's masterful.
Posted Aug 6, 2002
26
The haunting, unforgettable images in Mother And Son leave no doubt as to why [Sokurov] is considered one of the world's premier film artists.
Posted Aug 6, 2002
27
The rare sequel that magnifies the scope of the original without diminishing the fun.
Posted Aug 6, 2002
28
Blood Work (2002)
Serviceable at best, slightly less than serviceable at worst.
Posted Aug 6, 2002
29
A smug and convoluted action-comedy that doesn't allow an earnest moment to pass without reminding audiences that it's only a movie.
Posted Jul 30, 2002
30
Signs (2002)
Conceptually brilliant...Plays like a living-room War Of The Worlds, gaining most of its unsettling force from the suggested and the unknown.
Posted Jul 30, 2002
31
A gripping chamber thriller...
Posted Jul 30, 2002
32
Skin Of Man gets a few cheap shocks from its kids-in-peril theatrics, but it also taps into the primal fears of young people trying to cope with the mysterious and brutal nature of adults.
Posted Jun 20, 2002
33
Emerges as something rare, an issue movie that's so honest and keenly observed that it doesn't feel like one.
Posted Jun 18, 2002
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35
While not a masterpiece on par with Kurosawa's best work, High And Low is a fine example of his craft, and further proof that it's not a few masterpieces but the overall scope of a career that defines a great director.
Posted Jun 13, 2002
36
In the end, the once-proud leader has been reduced to the impish dimensions of a sitcom character, from Emperor Napoleon to Major Dad.
Posted Jun 12, 2002
37
A beneficiary of lowered standards, the film may be a bloodless piece of thriller craftsmanship, but at a time when craft has become a negligible quality, its streamlined efficiency and whipcrack timing are increasingly uncommon virtues.
Posted Jun 11, 2002
38
A key post-war effort, both for its cinematic audacity and for its frank, moving depiction of families and lovers torn apart by violence.
Posted Jun 11, 2002
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Ashik Kerib (1989)
[Paradjanov] recreates the past with an exaggerated sense of myth and magic.
Posted Dec 8, 2001
42
Jazz bounds from strength to strength, stylishly immortalizing transcendently beautiful music on a glorious day, suggesting in the process that film might have no higher purpose.
Posted Oct 30, 2001
43
Undisciplined but not without effective passages, Fando & Lis isn't for all audiences, a work of provocation as much as a work of art.
Posted Oct 30, 2001
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Marnie (1964)
Considered a misfire at the time, it now looks like late-period Hitchcock at his most Hitchcockian.
Posted Oct 30, 2001
47
Hi-Life (1998)
48
Alien (1979)
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Bongwater (1998)