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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
C
P2 (2007)
P2 doesn't have the grisly intensity of Aja's other work, in spite of a few moments of cartoonish gore.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
2
D+
What Would Jesus Buy? is one of those all-too-common issue-docs that's so clear about its point that it's practically pointless.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
3
C-
There's more. Much more, all of it absurd and confusing. That isn't necessarily meant as a complaint.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
4
C+
Redacted (2007)
As an expression of from-the-gut anti-war rage, Redacted is admirable, but as art, it's undercooked.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
5
C
Even though it runs over two hours, Newell's film barely has room to touch on the key moments of his dense, discursive source material, and the hit-the-highlights-and-go-home approach does no one any favors.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
6
C-
The one happy side effect of the film's lack of energy is that it won't result in a raging headache, but that isn't much of an endorsement.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
7
B
Even abridged, The Life Of Reilly is spellbinding.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
8
B+
Margot At The Wedding counts as a bracing, even disturbing experience. Baumbach doesn't seem to care whether people like his characters; he merely wants them to be seen for who they are, warts and all.
Posted Nov 15, 2007
9
B-

10
B-
11
A
12
D
13
B
Fred Claus (2007)
Re-teaming with Wedding Crashers director David Dobkin, Vince Vaughn plays the eponymous character, Santa's crankier and considerably less charitable older brother, while doing all the riffing his PG straitjacket will allow.
Posted Nov 8, 2007
14
C-
Fat Girls (2006)
Fat Girls is fully in the "quirky indie" mold, populated by frumpy characters who sport slack expressions and enthuse about silly life plans.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
15
B+
Normally, Scott loves his flash-bang setpieces, but he proves equally adept at low-key verisimilitude and long-form storytelling, the kind that sprawls out over years of incidents that only gradually add up to a powerful whole.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
16
C+
The science-fiction elements are mere window dressing for a story that's most affecting when it's down to earth, rather than when it's following its heroes' flights of fancy.
Posted Nov 1, 2007
17
B-
Darfur Now (2007)
[Its] approach is effective at mobilizing audiences to support charitable causes, but it doesn't always translate into compelling viewing. (Feel free to stop reading this now and check out savedarfur.org, darfurgenocide.org, or helpdarfurnow.org).
Posted Nov 1, 2007
18
B+
The Future Is Unwritten is as overstuffed as Sandinista!, but it races ahead like 'White Riot.'
Posted Nov 1, 2007
19
B-
Bee Movie (2007)
20
C-
Saw IV (2007)
21
D+
Slipstream (2007)
Either one of the most self-indulgent vanity projects in the history of the Hollywood star system, or a rare revealing look at a distinguished actor who usually keeps his real self out of the spotlight.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
22
C-
Music Within (2007)
Steven Sawalich's directorial debut, Music Within, works marginally well when it stays small. Unfortunately, the life story of disabled-rights activist Richard Pimentel begs for a larger-than-life treatment.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
23
C-
Rails & Ties (2007)
There's a chance that a good film might have been salvaged from these questionable ingredients, but Eastwood opts for the tried-and-true approach of tearjerkers past.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
24
B
25
C-
The problem with Rodolphe Marconi naming his documentary Lagerfeld Confidential is that he's promising more than he can deliver.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
26
B-
Jonathan Demme's fly-on-the-wall documentary Man From Plains follows Carter on a three-month book tour from late 2006 to early 2007.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
27
D+
The emotions at play in Bella are no doubt heartfelt, but they're so cut-and-dried that the mawkish script virtually writes itself.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
28
B+
Lumet tackles this material like an old master, finding scenes to settle into and hanging out there longer than a younger director might.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
29
B
A comedy that's at once overstuffed and surprisingly subtle.
Posted Oct 25, 2007
30
A-
Gone Baby Gone quietly accumulates in power, leading to one of the more subtly devastating final shots in recent memory.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
31
B-
Director David Slade takes the film adaptation halfway home by getting the look exactly right.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
32
B-
Fine, but a little dry.
Posted Oct 18, 2007
33
B+
34
B-
Well-acted.
Posted Oct 18, 2007
35
D+
Sleuth (2007)
Sleuth finds Branagh and Pinter at their absolute worst.
Posted Oct 18, 2007
36
B+
It's a surprisingly playful romantic drama, one less about death than about the quiet, necessary grind of living.
Posted Oct 18, 2007
37
F
A beyond-unimpressive computer-animated retelling of the story of Moses, The Ten Commandments seems to have been made using public-domain software, and targeted squarely at kids impressed by any brightly colored moving objects.
Posted Oct 18, 2007
38
C
Rendition (2007)
Relevancy isn't the only barometer worth reading here, especially since it's one of the few elements the film has going for it.
Posted Oct 18, 2007
39
B
If nothing else, Terror's Advocate offers a useful summary of the last half-century of global politics, and how changing public perceptions can make goats out of heroes.
Posted Oct 13, 2007
40
C
41
D
42
C-
Stereotypes are meant to exalt small-town values, but The Final Season is proof that it's hard to paint masterpiece in broad strokes.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
43
B
44
D
Broken (2007)
Heather Graham's would-be singer-songwriter in Broken is a walking cliché in a film overstuffed with them.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
45
C
There's nothing particularly 'real' about Lars And The Real Girl, just a couple layers of quirk several stops removed from the world as we know it.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
46
B-
Control (2007)
Riley makes a perfect Curtis, and Corbijn's finely shaded recreations of classic Joy Division performances are so exciting that the movie could've been nothing but fake concert footage, and it would've been every bit as moving as the filmmakers intended.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
47
D+
The events beg for Shakespearean gravity, but the only tragedy here is that so little could be made of so much.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
48
B
Gray deserves some credit, though, for making a movie that seems deeper and more resonant than it turns out to be.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
49
c+
The tone is all over the place.
Posted Oct 6, 2007
50
C
Finishing The Game doesn't get anywhere that Hollywood Shuffle didn't go to first.
Posted Oct 5, 2007