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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
A-
Through simple observation, Van Sant quietly lets viewers understand Nevins and feel the full force of his distress.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
2
B
Married Life (2008)
Sachs gets terrific performances out of his actors.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
3
C-
10,000 B.C. (2008)
Emmerich knows how to fill the screen with spectacle, but not how to field-marshal it.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
4
B
The story hits too many familiar beats, but Kormákur flavors his familiar dish with beauty shots of Iceland's pitted landscape and the occasional cooked sheep's head.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
5
B-
It's A Free World...'s dilemmas are undeniably thought-provoking.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
6
B-
The Other Boleyn Girl is a fitting prequel to the Elizabeth movies: It's pretty, passionate, and full of historical poppycock.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
7
B-
8
B
Chicago 10 (2008)
For those who don't mind their history pre-seasoned with a little phantasmagoria and a lot of sarcasm, Chicago 10 is a hugely entertaining piece of pop fluff, as dynamic and modern as the Beastie Boys cut on the soundtrack.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
9
B+
The movie wavers between Sundance-friendly issue film and spiritual reverie.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
10
C+
Penelope (2006)
Director Palansky is trying for a deft, hip, modern fairy-tale feel, but the odd material, sprawling story, and complicated tonal balancing act get away from him, and the film winds up as a poorly paced tug-of-war between sweet quirk and sloppy camp.
Posted Feb 28, 2008
11
C+
Semi-Pro (2008)
12
F
13
B+
One of Rivette's most accessible films.
Posted Feb 22, 2008
14
B-
[Star Karl] Markovics largely rescues the film with his mesmerizingly layered, steady performance as a man who solves the problem of compromise by refusing to admit that he's compromising.
Posted Feb 22, 2008
15
C
Watching Charlie Bartlett only makes Wes Anderson's work seem more accomplished by comparison, because it underscores that thin line separating the agreeably fanciful from the overbearingly precious.
Posted Feb 22, 2008
16
C-
Travis dutifully pastes the story-shards together, but he and the actors are hamstrung by a script that's so busy piling on the twists that it never pauses to consider what they mean.
Posted Feb 22, 2008
17
B+
the visual wit, game performances, and overflowing humanity have more than made up for the shortcomings by the time the film finds a final moment that's simultaneously abrupt and magical.
Posted Feb 22, 2008
18
C+
19
C-
Jumper (2008)
No exciting action can cover the film's profound shallowness and repulsive attitude toward everyone but Christensen.
Posted Feb 14, 2008
20
B
Put simply, the film excels most at not being awful.
Posted Feb 14, 2008
21
c
22
When the players themselves are conceived this superficially, LaBute winds up invalidating his own point.
Posted Feb 12, 2008
23
C+
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins leans too heavily on bruising slapstick for easy laughs, with Lawrence absorbing blows from most of his family members, when mosquitoes and skunks aren't getting in on the action.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
24
D+
25
A-
In Bruges (2008)
26
F
A waste of 90 minutes.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
27
C+
Fool's Gold (2008)
28
B+
Tonally, The Band's Visit steps gingerly on the line between 'sweetly humane' and 'cloyingly quirky,' but [director] Kolirin pulls back the reins just enough, maintaining control by expressing as much with his framing as with his script.
Posted Feb 7, 2008
29
C-
The Eye (2008)
The major problem is the death of a horror film: It's startling, but not particularly scary.
Posted Feb 4, 2008
30
C-
31
B
Lior is a special boy, but the film remains refreshingly down-to-earth about his abilities and limitations, and in the four-month buildup to his bar mitzvah, it wonders openly about where this rite of passage might take him.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
32
B
Caramel (2008)
33
C-
Writer-director Jeff Lowell could have gone many different ways with this idea -- the screwball comedy of Heaven Can Wait, say, or even the wistful, unabashed romanticism of Ghost -- but he takes the low road more often than not.
Posted Jan 31, 2008
34
F
35
C+
36
A
Captures the tenor of a particular era with uncanny force.
Posted Jan 24, 2008
37
C-
Untraceable (2008)
Suspense remains at a minimum.
Posted Jan 24, 2008
38
C
39
B-
U2 3D (2007)
40
C
How She Move (2008)
41
b
Doc (2007)
42
A-
Cloverfield (2008)
It puts human faces on the victims of mass destruction, faces that might easily have been yours or mine, staring down the maw of something we don't understand.
Posted Jan 18, 2008
43
B
Beaufort (2008)
Beaufort is a deliberate, reserved dramatization of how an army stands down.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
44
C
27 Dresses (2008)
Made 10 years ago, it probably would have starred a vacationing cast member from Friends.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
45
C-
Mad Money (2008)
The scheme works for a while. Sadly, the movie never does. As a heist film, it relies on the trio of felonious females besting a system that seems laughably easy to outwit.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
46
C+
Cassandra's Dream feels rote and inauthentic. Like so many late-period Allens, it leaves behind the feeling that he's made this movie before, but better.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
47
C-
It's full of mild goofiness and equally mild messages about believing in yourself. It's all good-natured enough. It just isn't actually good.
Posted Jan 12, 2008
48
D
Boll has been compared to Ed Wood, but there's nothing personal about his ineptitude; he's just a deal-maker completing a transaction. Save perhaps for his fan club of ironists, movies like In The Name Of The King could only make a ledger happy.
Posted Jan 12, 2008
49
B-
There are certainly worse ways to spend the holiday season than in the company of two charming old actors, being reminded that human companionship makes life worth living, even as it makes dying a little tougher.
Posted Jan 11, 2008
50
C
First Sunday (2008)