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Title/Year
Author
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B+
Prince Avalanche is a film to get lost in, while also proving [David Gordon] Green is back on track.
Posted Aug 7, 2013
5
C+
Lovelace (2013)
6
B
V/H/S/2 (2013)
The four shorts this time share a unifying structure: they start calmly enough and then build to frenzied -- and usually very bloody -- heights.
Posted Aug 7, 2013
7
B+
Miraculously avoiding caricature and only going as camp as necessary, Douglas makes Liberace something of a sympathetic monster.
Posted May 28, 2013
8
C
Phil Spector (2013)
A stronger film could have inspired questions about the legal system, celebrity or the actual personalities involved in this case. The only question Phil Spector inspires is, "What's the point?"
Posted May 22, 2013
9
B-
Oblivion (2013)
10
C-
11
C-
12
C
13
C+
Side Effects (2013)
14
15
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3/4
Craig is a marvel, but the decision to have Bond engaged in a game of Hold 'Em poker is a betrayal of the character and an embarrassing bit of pandering. Small detail, I know.
Posted Nov 17, 2006
17
3/4
The movie is driven not by the desire to explore one or two specific aspects of the problem in any depth, but to run through the long list of Dick's frustrations superficially
Posted Sep 4, 2006
18
1/4
Crank (2006)
It boils down to 83 minutes of Chev journeying through LA's ethnic 'hoods dispatching minorities. Granted the movie can't be taken seriously, its cavalier racism is shocking.
Posted Sep 4, 2006
19
2/4
Idlewild (2006)
There's a certain oddness to a movie that casts Paula Patton as a singer only to dub her voice but leaves legends like Ben Vereen and Patti LaBelle in non-musical parts.
Posted Aug 25, 2006
20
3/4
Invincible (2006)
Credit Invincible with varying the Disney formula just a bit. While still a "feel good" movie, it's a dark and miserable road that must be traveled along the way.
Posted Aug 25, 2006
21
2/4
Beerfest (2006)
Beerfest is a one-joke movie ("Hey what if the Olympics had cool competitions like beer pong?") and the level to which it sustains that one joke is almost admirable.
Posted Aug 25, 2006
22
B
23
2.5/4
The story is about ineffable things, but the police procedural aspects of The Illusionist make it all too effable.
Posted Aug 18, 2006
24
2.5/4
Accepted (2006)
Unlike recent supposedly pro-outcast movies like "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Benchwarmers," "Accepted" seems to have actual affection for its characters.
Posted Aug 18, 2006
25
1.5/4
Zoom (2006)
Featuring a bizarrely dated soundtrack fueled by new music from Smash Mouth, Zoom was designed as a film of training montages. I stopped counting after a half-dozen.
Posted Aug 11, 2006
26
1.5/4
Step Up (2006)
The stars blend decently when they're flailing their limbs, but faced with the horribly earnest dialogue written by Duane Adler and Melissa Rosenberg, neither stands out
Posted Aug 11, 2006
27
3/4
Stone doesn't shy from bawling wives, gauzy sentimental flashbacks or rousing musical cues, but there's little doubt that he could have gone more overboard.
Posted Aug 11, 2006
28
2.5/4
Talladega Nights is a tighter, more structured film than Anchorman, which is probably both to its advantage and determent.
Posted Aug 5, 2006
29
3.5/4
The Descent (2006)
Can audiences weaned on the murky sadism of the Saw movies and the Hills Have Eyes remake even recognize what a truly scary movie looks and feels like?
Posted Aug 5, 2006
30
2.5/4
Scoop (2006)
Scoop is surely a slight and flimsy film, but it's pleasant to watch Woody Allen wander around London and to watch Allen's new favorite leading lady expand her range.
Posted Jul 28, 2006
31
2.5/4
A Sundance-tested slice of American Domestic Dysfunction proving, once again, that no matter what Tolstoy said, sometimes unhappy families are unhappy in very familiar ways.
Posted Jul 28, 2006
32
1.5/4
Lady is a solipsistic and sour fairy tale that sets out to be about the value of community and magic, but ends up as the director's somber celebration of himself.
Posted Jul 24, 2006
33
2.5/4
Ultimately, the environments are far more interesting than the humans navigating within them.
Posted Jul 24, 2006
34
2.5/4
Clerks II (2006)
Although it's as funny as any movie this summer, Clerks II has to struggle to achieve the level of universality that the original "Clerks" seemed to hit effortlessly.
Posted Jul 24, 2006
35
2.5/4
Watching Depp in The Black Pearl was like discovering a new acting continent. Watching him here is like returning to a warm, familiar place - nice and all, not exciting
Posted Jul 4, 2006
36
2/4
No matter how fine Paine's intentions, he can't obscure that the movie is, at day's end, the tragic tale of rich people whining because somebody took their trendy toys away.
Posted Jun 30, 2006
37
3/4
Overlong and occasionally unfocused, it may have flaws, but like its formerly unknown star, it weathers its early uncertain steps by providing memorable moments of its own.
Posted Jun 28, 2006
38
2/4
Click (2006)
While Sandler shouldn't be advised to shun movies with heart, he needs to recognize the difference between genuine emotions and this sort of decidedly unfunny mawkishness.
Posted Jun 23, 2006
39
2/4
A couple bravura set pieces and a surprise cameo may make fans forget that for much of the time, this "Fast and the Furious" is closer to "Sluggish and the Dispassionate."
Posted Jun 16, 2006
40
2/4
Nacho Libre (2006)
Someday, Jared Hess will aspire to make a movie that goes a bit deeper than just a geeky outsider with bad hair, a funny name and an exaggerated accent. But not today.
Posted Jun 16, 2006
41
1.5/4
If Kate (Bullock), a doctor with easy access to computers, would just take 10 seconds to Google the man she professes to love so much, the movie could be over in five minutes.
Posted Jun 16, 2006
42
3/4
Such is Altman's gift with actors that he even makes Lindsay Lohan seem fresh-faced, building the film to a climax in which the pop tartlet makes the most of her thin voice.
Posted Jun 12, 2006
43
2.5/4
Cars (2006)
I'm wondering if the Piston Cup conceit of huge crowds of cars watching fellow cars race around a track crashing is perverse in a "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" sort of way.
Posted Jun 12, 2006
44
The Break-Up (2006)
45
2/4
Ratner has taken a series characterized by subversive wit and intelligence and put it in a bland box -- It could be worse, but it couldn't be less distinctive.
Posted May 25, 2006
46
1.5/4
Langdon's not a human character, but an amalgamation of pop-up trivia and pensive stares and there's nothing Hanks can do to make him sympathetic, interesting or engaging.
Posted May 18, 2006
47
1.5/4
Poseidon (2006)
There are several characters you're happy to see go -- Try not to cheer when Fergie takes a blast of water to the face -- but there's nobody you'd particularly want to save.
Posted May 13, 2006
48
3.5/4
As he did in Primal Fear, American History X and Fight Club, Norton generates suspense by never tipping viewers off if he's supposed to be trusted.
Posted May 13, 2006
49
2/4
Wah-Wah (2006)
Although it's clearly a personal story, Wah-Wah proves as formulaic and meandering as its satirical targets are bloated and obvious.
Posted May 13, 2006
50
2/4
Hoot (2006)
There has to have been a way for Hoot to have preached the gospel of wildness preservation, grabbed a PG rating and still maintained Hiaasen's delirious nastiness.
Posted May 5, 2006