Rocket Science (2007)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Hostel Part II (2007)
The Condemned (2007)
The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Failure to Launch (2006)
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
Glory Road (2006)
Just Friends (2005)
Bart Got a Room (2009)
The Night of the White Pants (2006)
Smiley Face (2007)
Starting Out in the Evening (2007)
"A superb performance by Frank Langella anchors the exceedingly literate, engrossing Starting Out In The Evening, a richly drawn and for the most part artfully understated portrait of an aged novelist."
"Updated version of the simplistic working class sagas Hollywood used to make in the 1950s (Marty), except that the protag is an ethnic minority female, miscast by the glorious and beautiful Geena Davis; showing promise, Gandolfini may become a lead actor"
Lust for Life (1956)
"Minnelli's most visually evocative and most personal film--the only project he initiated during his tenure at MGM--centers on Van Gogh as a tormented, uncompromising artist, magnificently played by Kirk Douglas."
Last Night at the Alamo (1983)
"Pennell's second feature is marked by the simplicity and ease with which he brings ordinary blue-collar existence to vivid screen life; Sonny Carl Davis and Louis Perryman, who played similar roles in Pennell's first film, are cast as Cowboy and Claude"
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
"Some of the most touching scenes describe the ceremonies in which tradition is transmitted from the older to the younger generation. When John Wayne gets a silver watch as a present, he sniffs a tear and reads the inscription, Lest We Forget!"
Angel Eyes (2001)
"A long, fascinating docu about the noted MIT professor and his lifelong work about propaganda in American society, or more specifically how the mass media set the agenda by selecting, distorting, framing--and also ignoring--major social issues."
Our Town (1940)
One Hour Photo (2002)
"Robin Williams' good work in contained in an uneven film, whose first half is an intriguing chronicle of urban alienation, but second part deteriorates into a presposterous thriller with a subplot of stalking and revenge--not unlike Fatal Attraction"
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
"Structurally, Tarantino may have borrowed from Kubrick's crimers and Hong Kong films, but for a debut, it's brilliantly written and acted and it captures the paranoia of white working-class men, threatened by gays, women and other groups."
Repo Man (1984)
"A sci-fi thriller takes a wacky look at a particular LA subculture and a zany farce with lunatic characters, including a TV evangelist who preaches against "Godless Communism" abroad and liberal humanism at home."
Relax... It's Just Sex (1999)
Regarding Henry (1991)
"A landmark docu, not just for being the first on its subject, but also because of the collective way it was financed, directed and edited. Locations and clothes were chosen in consultation with the 26 gays and lesbians to make them feel at ease"
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
"There are hints and parallels in this period drama set in 1926 with what was still happening in Vietnam, but writer Richard Anderson and director Robert Wise weren't sure what kind of message they wanted to send; Steve McQueen is good, though."
"This touching Holocaust docu is more than the story of a Jew confronting the atrocities committed before he was born; it's about the passing of personal and collective history from one generation to the next."
River's Edge (1987)
"Based on an actual incident in Northern California, Tim Hunter's controversial indie addresses the growing alienation and moral vacancy among youths growing up in drug-oriented and media-saturated society; Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast."
The Pelican Brief (1993)
"A curiously disappointing thriller from Alan Pakula, reaffirming the notion that John Gresham's best-selling novels are more fun to read (at the airport) than watch on the big screen, even if they star Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts."
Waiting for Guffman (1996)
"A sly, gleeful and subtle comedy that pokes fun at American musicals, amateur theatricals, and the culture of celebrity-the universal wish to be famous--set in the small, provincial town of Blaine about to celebrate its 150th anniversary."
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)