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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
C
The Bubble (2007)
Real love is often as complicated and painful as Middle Eastern politics, and Fox might have been better off acknowledging that, rather than making his characters such vague, sweet, safe ciphers.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
2
B-
A better film would have matched Arnett's seemingly effortless intensity throughout. This okay film does merely okay by it.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3
A-
Set at the intersection of post-Vietnam paranoia and the myopic introspection that became hippiedom's most lasting cultural contribution, the Philip Kaufman-directed Invasion alternates social commentary with impeccably crafted scares.
Posted Sep 1, 2007
4
C-
It's a personal story that feels like it's been constructed from other movies.
Posted Sep 1, 2007
5
B-
The Monastery is like the opposite of Into Great Silence.
Posted Sep 1, 2007
6
B-
Quiet City (2007)
7
C+
Death Sentence evokes the low-down spirit of an early-'70s exploitation flick, something that might have filled the undercard at a drive-in or a long-in-the-tooth movie palace.
Posted Aug 31, 2007
8
C-
9
B+
It wouldn't be accurate to call Private Property a thriller, but it has a slow-burning intensity that's oddly suspenseful, and it shifts gears effectively once the tense family dynamic suddenly changes.
Posted Aug 27, 2007
10
C-
[An] insufferable relationship drama.
Posted Aug 27, 2007
11
C-
12
D
13
C-
For a film about growing up, Illegal Tender loses itself in a lot of silly juvenilia.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
14
B
Swanberg is accurately charting the social rituals of the young and inarticulate.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
15
B
With [Linney], the film receives some badly needed dimension to its thin satire, not to mention the lion's share of the laughs.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
16
B-
Champ is a solid effort with a lot going for it, but it suggests that Lurie still isn't willing to relax and let viewers interpret his films.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
17
B+
[A] pitch-black, bone-dry comedy.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
18
C+
19
C+
Delirious (2007)
DiCillo gets at how celebrity culture can erode a person's dignity and self-worth, and Buscemi's performance strikes just the right note between unctuous bottom-feeder and loveable loser. It's unfortunate that the rest of the movie tends to get too glib.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
20
C
21
C-
The Invasion (2007)
Opting for car chases instead of the thought-provoking ideas of its predecessors, the film looks like the work of, if not pod people, folks who gave up any kind of passion for the material long before the cameras started to roll.
Posted Aug 17, 2007
22
D
The 11th Hour is slick and passionate, but neither persuasive nor helpful; it's a headache of a film directed like an Errol Morris project, but with half the substance. It's clearly preaching to the choir, but even they may find it off-key.
Posted Aug 17, 2007
23
B
24
A-
The film keeps up a dramatic pace but it never loses sight of the personal stories.
Posted Aug 17, 2007
25
B+
Superbad (2007)
26
B-
Pacing is a problem with Love For Sale, but meaning never is.
Posted Aug 17, 2007
27
B-
Skinwalkers (2007)
28
C+
Descent (2007)
Though a clearly gifted new filmmaker, Lugacy doesn't get a handle on the combustible material, and she gets scalded in the process.
Posted Aug 14, 2007
29
B
Crossing The Line lacks the force and power of a strong point of view, but like Gordon's other work about North Korea, it succeeds in revealing what it means for individuals to give themselves over to a collective.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
30
B+
Dans Paris (2007)
Besides the restless style, Dans Paris is remarkable for being more about familial bonds than French cinema tends to be.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
31
B
For all the verbal jokery, it's more tragedy than farce.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
32
C
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
33
B
It's a high-concept idea that Blitz executes without the usual payoffs.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
34
B
Stardust (2007)
A stern editor with a sense of dramatic timing could have given this film more tension to go with its random bursts of comedy and big, happy fantasy setpieces, but lacking tautness, it'll have to settle for expansive joy.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
35
F
36
D-
Underdog (2007)
Whatever the intent, the result is unfit for humankind.
Posted Aug 6, 2007
37
B
[Director] Gavras knowingly handles [protagonist] Kervel's little flashes of sympathy for the cause.
Posted Aug 6, 2007
38
B
The Ten (2007)
39
B-
Hot Rod (2007)
Still, Hot Rod keeps a sweet tone that's filled with affection for its characters, and enough laughs to become this summer's most mildly recommendable comedy.
Posted Aug 2, 2007
40
B
Molière (2007)
A conventional biopic would probably elide most of this period, which was before the pioneering satirist scandalized the establishment with plays like Tartuffe, but the disarming farce Molire, to its great credit, isn't really a biopic.
Posted Aug 2, 2007
41
C
El Cantante (2007)
42
C-
43
C
After the invigorating cinematic brio of 2005's Pride And Prejudice, it's disheartening to see the Austen brand retreat back into Costume Drama 101...
Posted Aug 2, 2007
44
A-
45
C-
46
D-
47
A-
Like all of Shane Meadows' work to date, his latest captures the simple pleasures of hanging out with a big group of friends, laughing at nothing. And it shows how easily that camaraderie can shade into hooliganism.
Posted Jul 26, 2007
48
B
Hairspray (2007)
49
B
The persuasive documentary The Devil Came On Horseback contains dozens of photographs that testify to this tragedy, yet the apathy pierces hardest of all.
Posted Jul 26, 2007
50
B
Arctic Tale (2007)
...husband-and-wife directing team Adam Ravetch and Sarah Robertson , who shot much of the footage over more than a decade in the Arctic, are aiming for a playful, casual, child-friendly tone...
Posted Jul 26, 2007