Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 14 August 2009 06:03
The genius of District 9 (and that is the only word that can be used to describe writer/director Neill Blomkamp's perfect film) is how it chooses to tell the story.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 14 August 2009 06:00
McAdams is beautiful to watch and has a way of making you believe every moment of a scene, despite the improbable scenario.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 14 August 2009 05:58
Ponyo is far better than any other animated movie to have come out in recent years, barring Pixar's output.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 14 August 2009 05:55
The highest honor would have to be given to the person who made The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard appear hilarious in the trailer because it is, in fact, the least funny movie of the summer.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 14 August 2009 05:53
Sadly, Not Quite Hollywood is not the rollicking, movie-love-inspiring film it ought to be.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 06 August 2009 14:54
Julie & Julia is the rare "girly" movie that has nothing to do with getting a man, keeping a man or realizing you love the man you've known all your life.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 06 August 2009 14:52
In the Loop is not only the funniest movie of this year so far, but also the best comedy I've seen in the past several years.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 06 August 2009 14:48
It's unfortunate that writer/director David Twohy lacks confidence in himself and his audience.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 31 July 2009 03:10
It is an incredibly moving relationship to watch develop as the two men move further away from the teacher-student dynamic and closer to being equals.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 31 July 2009 03:06
There are connections which I wouldn't dream of spoiling; watching them unfold is one of the great pleasures of this quiet film.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:05
We've all seen the "boy and girl meet and bicker all the time" romantic comedy plot about a million times.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:03
Probably a lot of the reason why I enjoyed (500) Days of Summer as much as I did is because I loooove the two leads, and they're both perfectly cast here.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:00
Genre conventions can free up a director to tell a meaningful story without having to reinvent the wheels of narrative.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 23 July 2009 14:58
Wyatt Weed has brought to life many colorful and entertaining characters, all of which are wonderfully performed by each actor.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 23 July 2009 14:55
This would be a lot of fun to see on a big screen at midnight with a bunch of like-minded moviegoers.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 23 July 2009 14:52
The movie feels like a two-hour (yes, two hours!) lesson on how to bore an audience to tears.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 18 July 2009 14:10
The score by Joe Hisaishi could be in the SAT antonym list opposite "subtle."
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 18 July 2009 14:08
The story of the events which led to that outcome is entirely compelling, making this one of the most moving films I have seen in recent years.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 15 July 2009 01:30
I particularly like the hourglass which runs faster when conversation is interesting and slower when it is dull.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 09 July 2009 13:10
The character of Brüno is fantastic, and Baron Cohen again commits so fully to the role that we forget we are watching an actor.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 July 2009 13:04
The film is a welcome throwback to philosophically interesting science fiction films.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 09 July 2009 13:01
Frankly, I was embarrassed to be in the same theater as this thing.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 July 2009 12:56
For the first hour or so, Tokyo Sonata seems to be a conventional family melodrama...then things take a turn for the surreal.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 01 July 2009 06:05
Tulpan is an episodic film, the opposite of the traditional Hollywood product.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 30 June 2009 17:00
The lack of effort is evident in everything from the feeble attempts to update the script to some notably out-of-focus shots inexplicably left in the final cut.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 24 June 2009 15:04
Director Michael Bay is known for big, dumb action movies. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may just be his biggest, dumbest movie yet.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 24 June 2009 14:07
The way the food industry works in America is making animals suffer, farmers poor, corporations rich, and everyone sick and fat.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 19 June 2009 05:51
The best part of the movie, by far, is the cast.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 19 June 2009 05:48
There are several problems with the film, and at the top of that list is the main characters' seeming lack of interest in most of the things that happen to them.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 19 June 2009 05:46
None of Atom Egoyan's efforts that followed came close to matching The Sweet Hereafter's brilliance.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 19 June 2009 05:43
American Harmony is the Pumping Iron of barbershop quartet singing.
Written by Pete TImmermann Friday, 12 June 2009 02:35
What's next, a documentary in which O.J. Simpson is once again made out to be a hero?
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 12 June 2009 02:31
While Easy Virtue looks the part of a roaring '20s romp, it fails on several levels.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 12 June 2009 02:29
The most credit in the movie has to be given to John Travolta, who brings so many wonderful layers to his performance.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 05 June 2009 05:48
There is a lot to admire in The Hangover; aside from having a lot of good laughs, its structure is novel and lends itself to surprises.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 05 June 2009 05:46
Land of the Lost is a lowbrow take on time travel and alternate realities, based loosely on the cheesy old TV show.
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