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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
C
Mirage (1965)
Kovacevic's bloody coming of age takes him so far out of character that he's unrecognizable in the end.
Posted Mar 15, 2006
2
C-
Someone should tell the poor guy that being gay doesn't have to mean being this lame.
Posted Mar 15, 2006
3
D
Its star's interpretation of teenage manhood for some reason involves talking like an effeminate Alabaman.
Posted Mar 15, 2006
4
B-
5
A-
Fateless (2006)
Fateless presumes audiences know the details of how European Jews moved from ghettos to camps to liberation, so Koltai frequently jumps right past the big changes, and dwells instead on the tedious hours inside the train on the way to Auschwitz, an
Posted Mar 15, 2006
6
B+
a modest, beautifully proportioned peek into the lives of four uncertain young characters who aren't yet fully formed.
Posted Mar 15, 2006
7
B+
Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani's documentary The Devil's Miner is so polished that it might pass for a scripted narrative feature, but that's not a bad thing.
Posted Mar 15, 2006
8
B
Only when the script and visuals stray too far from the source does the film lose its way, getting bogged down in the mechanics of big-budget action filmmaking and ponderous dialogue as it works toward a way-too-tidy, sentimental finale.
Posted Mar 15, 2006
9
B+
10
D
Ultraviolet (2006)
Wimmer borrows all his best ideas from other movies...then spackles over his half-assed plot with a shiny aesthetic.
Posted Mar 8, 2006
11
A
The approach is dry as the Wyoming landscape, and while it occasionally threatens to pull the film out of shape, it's still the right one for these men.
Posted Mar 8, 2006
12
D
Ultraviolet (1992)
As with his last film, 2002's Equilibrium, Wimmer borrows all his best ideas from other movies . . . then spackles over his half-assed plot with a shiny aesthetic.
Posted Mar 8, 2006
13
D+
The Shaggy Dog may contain the single most disturbing image in recent years: Tim Allen licking Kristin Davis' face.
Posted Mar 8, 2006
14
C-
15
B-
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things has a daring that's hard to dismiss, even when it only amounts to Argento shamelessly getting off on human rot.
Posted Mar 8, 2006
16
B-
Game 6 (2005)
17
B-
Watching this time bomb tick away is never less than riveting.
Posted Mar 8, 2006
18
B
Ask the Dust (2006)
Towne draws out the era's rampant poverty and ethnic divisions through a story that plays to his strengths as a writer and a romantic
Posted Mar 8, 2006
19
C-
20
21
C
It says something when the most sympathetic character is a kid who shoots his dad with a stolen pistol.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
22
B
23
C
Though Perry's films are hard to defend on aesthetic grounds -- the crazy shifts in tone from operatic melodrama to broad comedy could cause seizures -- it's equally hard to begrudge the underserved audiences who embrace them so passionately.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
24
B-
25
D-
Doogal (2006)
26
B+
27
C-
Aquamarine (2006)
Everyone looks like they're struggling to appear human, and only one has a huge, fishy tail as an excuse.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
28
C
16 Blocks (2006)
29
B
Stanzler seems to be arguing that in an MTV world, we're all foreigners, desperate to be radicalized.
Posted Feb 28, 2006
30
C+
Sincere, fitfully fascinating, but still somewhat hollow.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
31
C+
Trudell (2006)
Anyone looking for history lessons from Rae's documentary will have to be patient and alert enough to pick through the poetry.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
32
C
Who knew cold-blooded sociopaths were such softies at heart?
Posted Feb 21, 2006
33
B+
While the film doesn't dig deep, or hit particularly hard, it neatly achieves its modest goals: presenting a real-life heroine in real-life terms. A film this fictionalized rarely feels this much like fact.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
34
B
Though some of the heated exchanges in Forgiving Dr. Mengele seem awkward and staged, they put Kor at the center of a riveting debate over how best to come to terms with past horrors, and the potential (and limits) of putting them to rest.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
35
A-
Leagues deeper than a one-joke goof, CSA becomes a film about how frightfully easy it is for the soul of a corrupted nation to stay corrupt, as each generation sacrifices its ideals for the convenience of tradition.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
36
F
Date Movie (2006)
It's kind of amazing that a joke-a-second comedy like Date Movie doesn't contain a single laugh, but what's there has been so thoroughly focus-grouped and market-tested that no joy escapes the vacuum.
Posted Feb 21, 2006
37
B+
38
C+
The Pink Panther moves Clouseau into the modern world while keeping the jokes older than dirt.
Posted Feb 17, 2006
39
C
[Through the Fire] seems willing to beg off the tough questions in exchange for access.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
40
C
London (2006)
41
C+
42
D
43
C
A Good Woman (2006)
A wet teabag of a movie.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
44
B+
Rosen covers a lot of ground in 80 minutes, and he's picked the right subject to focus on.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
45
Little Man (2005)
46
D
The original should have been a short film; the new version shouldn't exist at all.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
47
C
Freedomland (2006)
Even with an ideal cast and a script by Price himself, Roth lacks the sensibility to capture the subtle tensions between the black residents of a tenement project and the working-class whites in a neighboring city.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
48
C-
Sometimes a single scene sets such a strong tone that the rest of the film has a hard time breaking it.
Posted Feb 16, 2006
49
C
Night Watch (2006)
50
A
It's hard to film icons like Young as anything but icons, but Demme's film gets past the legend, zooming in on Young's aged, heroic face and finding an artist as human as the rest of us.
Posted Feb 16, 2006