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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1.5/4
A Post-Colonial Scooby-Doo, as respectable actors in perfectly pressed costumes run up and down stairs avoiding unseen spooks. The director stands in the corner yelling "Boo!"
Posted May 5, 2006
2
3/4
If Peter Weir, Sam Peckinpah and Jim Jarmusch could somehow collaborate on a film written by Joseph Conrad, it would probably look something like this.
Posted May 5, 2006
3
2/4
Gorgeous costumes, elaborate fights and the illusion of swooning romance don't amount to very much if you don't care about any of the characters for a single second.
Posted May 5, 2006
4
3/4
You never completely forget Abrams' TV pedigree, but the fact he's turned Mission: Impossible into a star-studded, amped-up version of Alias isn't a bad thing.
Posted May 4, 2006
5
2.5/4
Atchison's film relentlessly rams warm fuzzies down your throat and you know what? For all of the cliches and cringe-worthy dialogue, I found it nearly impossible to stay mad.
Posted Apr 28, 2006
6
3/4
United 93 (2006)
The supposed centerpiece of the movie is its least involving part. There's a crude transition from the ground docudrama to in-air melodrama that occurs about halfway through.
Posted Apr 28, 2006
7
1.5/4
Silent Hill (2006)
Had Silent Hill been directed by Peter Jackson, perhaps there would have been an explanation or justification for its 127-minute length. But Christophe Gans? Seriously?
Posted Apr 21, 2006
8
2/4
The Sentinel (2006)
Without any mystery or twists, all you're left with is a jumble that Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brien could unravel before the first commercial break on a single episode of "24."
Posted Apr 21, 2006
9
2.5/4
I continue to enjoy Van Der Beek's willingness to play obnoxiously against type -- it turns out as a big-headed hero, he's boring, but as a big-headed ***, he's a funny guy.
Posted Apr 21, 2006
10
2/4
Thin on plot even by spoof standards, Scary Movie 4 runs like clockwork for 80 minutes. It's a movie strangely lacking in both comedic highs and lows.
Posted Apr 19, 2006
11
3/4
Hard Candy (2006)
The movie often talks circles around itself, trying to layer in subtext to cover for a slasher movie final act, but it was still enough to have me squirming in my seat.
Posted Apr 19, 2006
12
2/4
Although Page is described as the model who shocked the nation, "The Notorious Bettie Page" is notable only for how very unshocking it is.
Posted Apr 19, 2006
13
2.5/4
Another plot-lite, character-heavy portrait of woman dealing with love, friendship and self-worth and Holofcener has little interest in adding polish or scale to her formula.
Posted Apr 7, 2006
14
2.5/4
When Do We Eat? isn't a great film or, necessarily, a particularly good one, but it's a worthy attempt at making an entertaining movie about faith.
Posted Apr 7, 2006
15
2/4
Fans will compare it to Pulp Fiction or The Usual Suspects, but it's more like one of their knockoffs, glib enough to be diverting and nothing more.
Posted Apr 7, 2006
16
1/4
With the writers of Grandma's Boy, the director of Big Daddy, and Schneider, Spade and Heder, 'Benchwarmers' can't be accused of a stealth campaign of suck.
Posted Apr 7, 2006
17
1/4
Its only chance was to go full-on camp, as intentionally tawdry, exploitative and trashy as possible. Who thought that the best approach was to actually take it seriously?
Posted Mar 31, 2006
18
2.5/4
Slither (2006)
Gunn's directorial debut pays homage to so many classics with ample enough wit that most viewers won't care that Slither doesn't offer much originality of its own.
Posted Mar 31, 2006
19
3.5/4
Brick (2006)
Rian Johnson's "Brick" is a rare animal, a high school movie with bite, a teen movie with edge and attitude to spare.
Posted Mar 31, 2006
20
2.5/4
Lonesome Jim (2006)
Feels like a first film, but "Jim" is Buscemi's third feature and because it marks a technical decline from his earlier efforts, I can't help but greet it with disappointment.
Posted Mar 31, 2006
21
3/4
Inside Man (2006)
It's a winning contrast of styles as Lee orchestrates one scene after another to contrast Owen's steely resolve, Washington's trained swagger and Foster's venomous insinuation.
Posted Mar 24, 2006
22
2/4
Stoned (2005)
Stoned manages to take a potentially intriguing depiction of popular music genius and water it down into a story of predictable egos and trite love triangles.
Posted Mar 24, 2006
23
3/4
Game 6 (2005)
As a Sox fan and a writer, Game 6 spoke to me. Viewers without interest in baseball, DeLillo or criticism, may feel that the movie is just a short trip to nowhere.
Posted Mar 24, 2006
24
2.5/4
I'm not ready to celebrate a filmmaker with the 'audacity' to say there's hypocrisy in American social discourse. Does it take daring to cut down these not-so-sacred cows?
Posted Mar 17, 2006
25
2/4
Guilty simulates the experience of sitting on the jury for a lengthy court case -- moments of excitement sprinkled throughout an endless monotony of posturing.
Posted Mar 17, 2006
26
3/4
Viewers who take the titular V as a literal ideal will be frustrated by his superficial positioning as a terrorist. It's hard to be figurative in the land of the blind.
Posted Mar 15, 2006
27
1.5/4
The tagline for the new "Hills" is "The lucky ones die first." Actually, the lucky ones skip this exploitative remake and either watch the original or just read a good book.
Posted Mar 10, 2006
28
2/4
If the improv exercise was merely "Pretend you're a dog," Allen's got it down, but he never does anything unexpected.
Posted Mar 10, 2006
29
3/4
Ask the Dust (2006)
The film shows exactly the kind of cinematic craftsmanship you might expect from this kind of passion project, but also an occasional flatness
Posted Mar 10, 2006
30
1/4
Ultraviolet (2006)
Although it masquerades as a futuristic action-thriller, Ultraviolet functions best as a multi-million dollar commercial for Milla Jovovich's personal trainer.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
31
3.5/4
There are just enough provocative notes hit for "Block Party" to stand out as more than just a frivolous good time (though it can be enjoyed in that way as well).
Posted Mar 3, 2006
32
2/4
16 Blocks (2006)
This is a dour, colorless depiction of the city, skipping urban realism for some kind of heightened action ennui.
Posted Mar 3, 2006
33
2/4
Impossible to adequately summarize, alienating at every tonal turn, off the rails with every storytelling and aesthetic choice, Running Scared is ambitious to a fault.
Posted Feb 24, 2006
34
2/4
Dirty (2006)
Capturing LA as a sepia-toned, sunbaked wasteland just isn't fresh. Why must every LA cop drama take place on the hottest day of the year just as the city is about to explode?
Posted Feb 24, 2006
35
1.5/4
Madea is meant to be a communal experience. But a critic's job isn't to judge how a movie plays in an ideal viewing. It's to look at the movie. Madea is dismal.
Posted Feb 24, 2006
36
1.5/4
Date Movie (2006)
37
2.5/4
Night Watch (2006)
38
2/4
Freedomland (2006)
39
3/4
Eight Below (2006)
40
2.5/4
41
2.5/4
Firewall (2006)
42
1.5/4
London (2006)
43
1.5/4
44
2.5/4
45
2/4
46
2.5/4
47
2/4
48
3/4
Nanny McPhee (2006)
49
2.5/4
50
1.5/4
Annapolis (2006)