Saturday, 19 April 2008 02:19Segel is as great as he always is, but the real find here is what a great writer of music he is. Segel wrote a few songs for the movie (that are actually performed by characters in the movie; we’re not just talking about score here), and they are really, really great.
Saturday, 19 April 2008 01:58
Spurlock interviews a wide range of people from an array of socio-economic backgrounds searching not only for Bin Laden, but what these people really think of America, what gives rise to fanatics like Bin Laden, and does the average person support terrorism.
Saturday, 19 April 2008 01:43I wish I could say this was one of those films where an inspiring lead performance lifted the material, but Pacino doesn’t add much to 88 Minutes.
Thursday, 10 April 2008 16:00
You’ve heard this story before, but what makes The Year My Parents Went on Vacation worth seeing is the unfamiliar setting: not just Brazil, but the Jewish community of Sao Paolo.
Thursday, 10 April 2008 15:50
Street Kings borrows so heavily in plot, tone and pace from Training Day that comparisons are inevitable, and while Street Kings is a thrill-a-minute roller coaster of action, Ayers is not Antoine Fuqua and Reeves is not Denzel Washington.
Thursday, 10 April 2008 15:30This type of film hinges on the cast, and the ensemble here is tremendous. Dennis Quaid leads with one his best performances ever as the stodgy widowed professor and patriarch of a seriously dysfunctional family.
Thursday, 10 April 2008 14:52Just as Asia Argento walking around in her underwear holding a gun wouldn’t have worked without Assayas. I know you probably beg to differ about the latter, but Assayas keeps Argento in check, guiding her throughout the film with mesmerizing results.
Thursday, 10 April 2008 14:30While I liked it quite a bit more than I expected, I can’t say what audience this movie could possibly find. People who like both family films and Asian action films? I don’t know.
Saturday, 05 April 2008 04:35
Though unlike Téchiné’s laboring WWII drama Strayed (also with Béart), The Witnesses succeeds on its urgency, cleverly depicting a dark era of recent history with vigor and a surprising velocity.
Saturday, 05 April 2008 04:21
It is fitting these artists are paired together. The world’s most important filmmaker documents the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.
Saturday, 05 April 2008 04:08
The movie is funny and entertaining, with fast-paced dialogue and plenty of humor everyone will enjoy. It never takes itself too seriously or gets too sappy, which is due to Clooney’s competent directing.
Saturday, 05 April 2008 03:57
Some people like to watch other people playing cards on television, while others would rather watch the paint dry on their bedroom ceiling. There’s no point in arguing about who is right, but if you like to watch poker on ESPN, that’s another indication that you might enjoy The Grand.
Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:02
This is a mediocre film, at best, from a director who should have exercised more control over her final product.
Sunday, 30 March 2008 06:34Snow Angels works, but frankly, most of the reason it does is the casting.
Friday, 28 March 2008 08:56
Don’t expect a traditional documentary: Morgan is more interested in recreating the confusing experience of living through those times than in evaluating them in a perspective informed by 40 years of hindsight.
Friday, 28 March 2008 08:40Sturgess’ geeky awkwardness turns quickly to cocky arrogance the more money he wins in Vegas, yet he manages to stay true to the essence of his character.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 21 March 2008 19:47
In other words, it's Van Sant's revisit to his earlier work, specifically Mala Noche and My Own Private Idaho, with age on his side.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 14 March 2008 10:24
The film is at its funniest when its barbs are aimed not at the silliness of the past, but on the lack of military intelligence, or intelligence at all, in the present.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 13 March 2008 17:00
Whoville is exactly how it looked in Dr. Seuss' books except here we get to dive deeper into the town and its citizens and the wild lives they lead.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 13 March 2008 17:00
Most movies about martial arts show the balance between the art form, restraint and self-defense. Never Back Down just shows how effectively you can beat someone up.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 13 March 2008 17:00
It's being billed by Warner Independent as a thriller, but really, in the interest of honesty, this is a horror movie, plain and simple.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 07 March 2008 02:20
To really understand teenagers is to understand the impact life takes upon them.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 07 March 2008 02:15
In all seriousness, the plot is rather inconsequential.
Saturday, 01 March 2008 04:42
Anyway, you can read your history if you wanna know the factual stuff, which this movie largely adhers to. What you want to know is, does the film manage to be entertaining? For the most part, yes.
Written by Joe Bowman Thursday, 28 February 2008 15:44
At its heart, City of Men is about fatherhood.
Written by Joe Bowman Thursday, 28 February 2008 15:42
What may surprise you about the film isn't so much its content as how it's executed.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 28 February 2008 15:39
The result is just magical enough to transport us to a universe where a girl could really be cursed with a pig nose.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 28 February 2008 15:35
The biggest surprises of the movie are the things coming out of Ferrell's mouth.
Written by Joe Bowman Thursday, 28 February 2008 15:32
Starting Out in the Evening is uncommonly lovely.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 22 February 2008 08:04
Watching the film I couldn't shake the feeling that the whole experience would be a lot more enjoyable if you watched the Sweded movies on YouTube and skipped the stupid movie that they are contained in.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 22 February 2008 07:56
Gibney allows both sides of the issue to air, even if it's more than obvious that he decries the abuses of power and the loss of habeas corpus, an essential part of our constitution, in the war on terror.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 15 February 2008 06:17
Director Martin McDonagh is better known as a playwright who perfectly captures the colloquial dialogue of his Irish homeland.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 15 February 2008 06:11
Ryan Reynolds has been seemingly on the verge of a breakthrough for several years, and that could finally happen with Definitely, Maybe.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 15 February 2008 06:03
Can Christensen do anything except look mildly concerned and speak his lines like he's clarifying his order at a fast food drive-up window?
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 15 February 2008 05:51
It's devastating and human, a potent combination for swooning the oldies of the Academy board.
Written by Adrienne Jones Wednesday, 06 February 2008 14:23
When you know the audience should be laughing but isn't, it can be painful to sit through.
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