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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
D
Takers (2010)
2
F
Flipped (2010)
3
C+
Centurion (2010)
Over time, Marshall's interest in period brutality becomes a grinding obsession.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
4
B
The Milk Of Sorrow is about a country dealing with old wounds and old divisions, and it's about how sometimes it can be easier to cling to pain than to move past it.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
5
B-
Cassel is convincing and riveting as Mesrine, which helps balance out the film's problematic slick shallowness and disconnects.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
6
B-
In almost every ... way, Change Of Plans is smart about the transformative pace of modern life.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
7
C
Step Up 3 (2010)
8
C-
Piranha 3-D (2010)
9
B+
Peepli Live (2010)
This is a movie that opens with the hero puking, and spends the rest of its running time showing why that may be the only sane response to the state of the world.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
10
B+
Soul Kitchen (2010)
11
C
It's artless, obvious, and at times insultingly exaggerated.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
12
D+
13
A-
14
C-
The Switch (2010)
15
B
A Film Unfinished is affecting as a rare document of a terrible place and time, and those who lived there.
Posted Aug 19, 2010
16
B+
17
D
18
C+
It's all external trappings trying to express internal developments, and the movie's hand-holding stridency just emphasizes the artificiality of its fantasy.
Posted Aug 13, 2010
19
C+
20
B
21
D
22
C+
Neshoba (2010)
For the most part, Neshoba is content to treat progress as a matter of reconciling with the past rather than dealing with the present.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
23
B+
Thank goodness Animal Kingdom is so stylish and sharply plotted.
Posted Aug 12, 2010
24
B
The film delves into the wrenching difficulties of Atria's case, and the lengths she had to go to find justice.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
25
A-
It acknowledges grief, horror, and loss, but never lets it get in the way of a big, bright laugh.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
26
B
Blakeson finds ways to make good use of his assets: three talented actors, a few evocative locations, and a script that springs like a mousetrap.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
27
C
A study in gilding the lily, and talking down to an audience that shouldn't need this much overstatement.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
28
B-
Cairo Time (2010)
29
C
Middle Men (2010)
30
C
A forceful, bruising experience that's good at conveying shell-fire mercilessness, but dramatically less effective when dealing with the small stuff.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
31
B+
Gloms together enough clever riffs and random funny business to overcome the inevitable lumpiness and dead ends.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
32
B
Sambath is a great reporter and a wise, sympathetic guide, and Enemies Of The People accomplishes the difficult task of getting mass murderers on the record.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
33
D+
The Dry Land (2010)
34
A-
Aside from some overly jaunty soundtrack music, Smash His Camera assembles Galella's anecdotes smartly, and supports them well visually.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
35
B-
Kline gives a wild, wonderful performance, reminiscent of his work on A Fish Called Wanda.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
36
B
Get Low (2010)
So long as someone's making movies about stoic cranks with stubborn streaks, Robert Duvall will be able to find work.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
37
B-
38
C
Te film is memorable mainly for attractive people sailing and smooching against an attractive backdrop. There's no urgency behind all the preening.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
39
F
Having real animals speak through the hideous magic of CGI is inherently creepy, and it's depressing to hear kitty and doggy thoughts come out so banal and jokey.
Posted Jul 29, 2010
40
B
Salt (2010)
41
B-
42
C+
In retrospect, Todd Solondz probably should have hung it up after Happiness.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
43
C+
Walker has something important to say with Countdown To Zero, but if this movie were standing on a doorstep with a petition, most reasonable people would sign it quickly and send it on its way, rather than inviting it in to chat.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
44
B
Like a John Milius film reduced to its pure, masculine essence and shot through one of Alejandro Jodorowsky's lens filters.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
45
B-
As a character study, Farewell is rich enough to mitigate some of its ineffectiveness as suspense.
Posted Jul 22, 2010
46
Metropolis (2002)
A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little.
Posted Jul 19, 2010
47
B
There isn't much to Alamar -- and González-Rubio sometimes seems to go out of his way to keep the film uncluttered by incident -- but it's short and agreeable...
Posted Jul 15, 2010
48
B
49
A-
Inception (2010)
An imposing, prismatic achievement, and strongly resistant to an insta-reaction; when it's over, Nolan still seems a few steps ahead of us.
Posted Jul 15, 2010
50
Ghost World (2001)
Most of Ghost World is funny, but the laughs are inextricably tied to the painful alienation and self-loathing that comes with living on society's fringes.
Posted Jul 14, 2010