Decent Films Guide
Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
The Informant! (2009)
District 9 (2009)
"Sticks together disparate bits and pieces of fairy tale, mythopoeia, sci-fi and family film with the artless simplicity of a child mashing up Tinkertoys, Playdoh and Daddy's cuff links into a single sculpture."
Public Enemies (2009)
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009)
My Life in Ruins (2009)
"Sam's predicament touches on issues from the deconstruction of human nature and the commodification of human life to existential loneliness, alienation and the dehumanizing effects of corporate ruthlessness."
L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) (2009)
"What other animated film has contemplated the anxious stubbornness of the elderly to cling to whatever independence they can for as long as they can, to remain connected to familiar places and things?"
Angels & Demons (2009)
Star Trek (2009)
Battle For Terra (2009)
X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)
"You go in knowing it has certain beats to hit, and it hits most of them in ways you might expect … What it's most conspicuously lacking is any sense of surprise, of revelation, of creative boldness."
The Soloist (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
"Has one character that really matters - Ginormica - and no relationships to speak of … As a tale of female empowerment and male comeuppance, Monsters might have been provocative, like, 50 years ago."
Oliver & Company (1988)
Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
"Slicker, darker and funnier than the original films, though wall-to-wall action makes it a bit of a one-trick pony, and prevents the characters from catching their breath and displaying more than one side."
"A thoroughgoing deconstruction of humanity as well as heroism, one that takes its world apart without putting it back together again. There are things to admire here, but Watchmen doesn't make me care."
"With its dark tale of changeling parents and imprisoned souls, Coraline comes closer to the bracing spirit of the traditional European fairy tale than perhaps any other film, animated or otherwise, in recent memory."
The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
The Hunted (2003)
Bee Movie (2007)
Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002)
Burn After Reading (2008)
Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)
Dead Man Walking (1995)