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Underclassman

Underclassman

Here we have a definite candidate for the year's worst picture, and it comes just a few weeks after director Marcos Siega's other failure, "Pretty Persuasion."This time Siega shares the blame with star Nick Cannon,...

Movie Review posted on 12th September 2005

Yes

Yes

I usually give Sally Potter a lot of slack; I've enjoyedall three of her feature films so far ("Orlando," "The TangoLesson" and "TheMan Who Cried"), even if I've been alonein doing so. She's an intelligent...

Movie Review posted on 1st July 2005

The Amityville Horror

The Amityville Horror

The original "Amityville Horror"bored critics in 1979, but created a box office bonanza and spawned sevensequels. Now the studios have commissioned a straight-ahead remake.After all, why go to the bother of writing new stories, or...

Movie Review posted on 15th April 2005

Head-On (Gegen die Wand)

Head-On (Gegen die Wand)

In Fatih Akin's earlier film, "In July," the German-born writer-director took an old-fashioned road movie romance (a variation on "It Happened One Night") and gave it a craggy, sun-baked sweetness.From the first 40 minutes...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

Fear X

Fear X

It's a rare movie that holds back information, allowing the audience to get inside it and ask questions about its strange universe, like Nicolas Winding Refn's "Fear X."The film stars John Turturro as Harry Caine,...

Movie Review posted on 10th March 2005

THE CLEARING

THE CLEARING

One simple thing a filmmaker can do to make a picture better is to clearly establish time and place. You'd think that such a thing would be a given, but it's surprising how many filmmakers...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE

THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE

Since the beginning of time mankind has posed the most difficult questions: "Is the Earth round or flat?" "Is there life after death?" "Why is junk food so tasty?"But no question elicits quite the same...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Deserted Station

Deserted Station

The two leaders of Iranian film, Abbas Kiarostami and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, have spent a good deal of their time training and helping young filmmakers get started. Makhmalbaf has his own film school, and his wife...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

A Love Song For Bobby Long

A Love Song For Bobby Long

"A Love Song for Bobby Long" is set in New Orleans among a community of alcoholics, has-beens and screw-ups, where one can get away with shambling down to the neighborhood dive bar while wearing a...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

THE FINAL CUT

THE FINAL CUT

Good ideas are rare in Hollywood. But rarer still is the tendency to leave a good idea alone.If a movie is smart enough to rely only on its good idea, the result is almost always...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

Beyond The Sea

Beyond The Sea

This Bobby Darin biopic reportedly spent about 20 years going through various drafts by many different screenwriters -- including James Toback and Paul Schrader -- before Kevin Spacey grabbed it and made it all...

Movie Review posted on 8th March 2005

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