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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
A-
Tempting as it might be to dismiss McCandless as a hare-brained hippie, he's not so easily reduced, and Penn does well to honor his slippery nature, even as he's clearly awed by his grand adventure.
Posted Sep 20, 2007
2
B-
3
B-
Dedication (2007)
4
A
Pitt's subtle work -- relaxed and confident, yet seething with quiet menace -- is complemented beautifully by Affleck's enigmatic Ford, whose admiration for (and fear of) James distinguishes him from a run-of-the-mill scoundrel.
Posted Sep 20, 2007
5
F
Sydney White (2007)
What's the excuse for dumbing down Snow White to moron level? Are there really people out there who thought the original version just didn't have enough toilet jokes?
Posted Sep 20, 2007
6
D
There's an audience out there for this kind of thing, but if this is what passes for funny, what in the world of comedy doesn't qualify?
Posted Sep 20, 2007
7
B+
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Mangold delivers a taut modern take on a lesser classic, preserving the High Noon themes about doing the right thing against all odds, and injecting a more modern pacing and urgency without going overboard.
Posted Sep 20, 2007
8
B+
Much of the movie is spot-on.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
9
B+
Forever (2007)
10
B-
11
B
Though their crazy-parent/sensible-child dynamic seems a little warmed-over, their whimsical mission, slight though it is, gives the film an oddly compelling sense of purpose. With Douglas leading the charge, anything's possible.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
12
B-
Its crazed ambition. When it falls, it falls far, but at least that means it's reaching high.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
13
B
14
D+
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
Mr. Woodcock. Funny, right? Mr. Woodcock, Mr. Woodcock, Mr. Woodcock. Gets funnier every time, doesn't it?
Posted Sep 14, 2007
15
B
An engrossing, politically conscious thriller with superior acting that doesn't reveal how little it's up to until it whiffs to a close.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
16
B+
The moody tone and carefully balanced drama turn a grubby premise into something unexpectedly elegant.
Posted Sep 14, 2007
17
B-
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Giamatti plays his villain role with a purring fervency that implies he wishes he had a properly twirlable mustache.
Posted Sep 8, 2007
18
B+
Musician (2007)
[It's] about the painstaking process behind what seems so off-the-cuff.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
19
B-
It's so honest about the desperation middle-aged people feel when they have no one to share their lives with, no prospects on the horizon, and nothing to eat in the fridge.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
20
C+
These are old stories told with minimal artistry, and the film lacks the vision that might separate it from a crowded field.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
21
B+
The strength of The Hunting Party is its shaggy-dog quality.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
C-
It's a personal story that feels like it's been constructed from other movies.
Posted Sep 1, 2007
26
B-
The Monastery is like the opposite of Into Great Silence.
Posted Sep 1, 2007
27
B-
Quiet City (2007)
28
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
29
C-
30
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
31
C-
[An] insufferable relationship drama.
Posted Aug 27, 2007
32
C-
33
D
34
C-
For a film about growing up, Illegal Tender loses itself in a lot of silly juvenilia.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
35
B
Swanberg is accurately charting the social rituals of the young and inarticulate.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
36
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
37
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
38
B+
[A] pitch-black, bone-dry comedy.
Posted Aug 25, 2007
39
C+
40
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
41
C
42
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
43
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
44
B
45
A-
The film keeps up a dramatic pace but it never loses sight of the personal stories.
Posted Aug 17, 2007
46
B+
Superbad (2007)
47
B-
Pacing is a problem with Love For Sale, but meaning never is.
Posted Aug 17, 2007
48
B-
Skinwalkers (2007)
49
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
50
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