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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: LEONARD MALTIN Reply with quote


LEONARD MALTIN
(Hot Ticket/Playboy)
Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy Website
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(2002 Whore Ranking – #8)
(2003 Whore Ranking – #9)
(2004 - 31 Quotes)
(2005 - 18 Quotes)
(2006 - 13 Quotes)
(2007 - 22 Quotes)
(2008 - 17 Quotes)


QUOTES
Cloverfield - A giant shot of adrenaline!
Priceless - A delight…Puts Hollywood’s romantic comedies to shame.
The Visitor - Brilliant and nuanced performances.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Original and utterly unpredictable. A really funny film, and a great showcase for Jason Segal.
Then She Found Me - Smart, engaging and funny…a terrific showcase for Helen Hunt on both sides of the camera. Bette Midler has never had a better role on screen.
Kung Fu Panda - Jack Black is perfect! A delightful movie that can stand among the very best animated-features.
The Wackness - Ben Kingsley is extraordinary!
American Teen - One of the most entertaining films of the summer!
Sixty Six - I had a smile on my face from start to finish.
Swing Vote - The summer’s nicest treat! A comedy that’s smart, funny and perfectly cast.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 - Sure to please women of all ages.
Elegy - This is rich, adult entertainment. Ben Kingsley is at the peak of his powers; Penelope Cruz has never been more touching. Director Isabel Coixet realizes every nuance is Nichoals Meyer’s screenplay.
Ghost Town - So hilarious. It’s scary. Clever and funny. It’s the kind of movie I thought they didn’t make anymore.
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - A welcome return to indie filmmaking for Wayne Wang. His leading actors are absolutely perfect.
Nights in Rodanthe - Richard Gere and Diane Lane have perfect chemistry.
Miracle at St. Anna - One of Spike Lee's best films, with great performances across the board.
Pride and Glory - Raw and gutsy, with top-notch performances from Edward Norton and Colin Farrell.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:32 am    Post subject: CHRISTY LEMIRE Reply with quote


CHRISTY LEMIRE
(Associated Press)
(2005 - 9 Quotes)
(2006 - 19 Quotes)
(2007 - 18 Quotes)
(2008 - 4 Quotes)

QUOTES
Paranoid Park - ***1/2 Hypnotic, mesmerizing and gorgeous. At once a murder mystery, and a work of art.
Iron Man - The perfect start to the summer.
Traitor - Intense and intelligent.
Role Models - Consistently laugh-out-loud funny!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: DENNIS DERMODY Reply with quote


DENNIS DERMODY
(Paper Magazine)
(2005 – 9 Quotes)
(2006 – 15 Quotes)
(2007 – 16 Quotes)
(2008 - 14 Quotes)

QUOTES
The Counterfeiters - A true story masterfully directed. Lead actor Karl Markovics’ lean, angular, haunted face adds a nice soulful core to this fascinating story.
The Bank Job - A taut, tense and thrilling ride!
My Blueberry Nights - Beautiful, romantic and hopeful.
Standard Operating Procedure - A truly important film. The film gets at the essence of photography as a medium. The glorious score by Danny Elfman absolutely haunts the corners of the frame.
Redbelt - David Mamet’s supremely satisfying new film. Dynamic and brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor gives the movie a moral center that the audience identifies and passionately roots for.
Stuck - Gleefully nasty dark comedy! Always sardonically on target.
The Unknown Woman - A stunning film.
The Mother of Tears - A bloody blast!
Eight Miles High - Wild, sexy and fun
Baghead - An inspired deranged gem of a film!
A Girl Cut In Two - A deliciously dry, dark comedy. Goes against the grain of the normal thriller.
Rachel Getting Married - Rousing and heartbreaking.
Rocknrolla - Compulsively entertaining.
Splinter - An ingenious, awesome monster movie.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:55 pm    Post subject: MATT ZOLLER SEITZ Reply with quote

MATT ZOLLER SEITZ
(New York Times / New York Press)
(2007 – 12 Quotes)
(2008 - 4 Quotes)

QUOTES
U2-3D - The first IMAX movie that deserves to be called a work of art.
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins - Roscoe Jenkins’ is aces. It’s a cut above other films.
Planet B-Boy - Thrilling…Packed with illuminating details and striking personalities!
Run Fatboy Run - Rocky by way of There’s Something About Mary…A rare comedy.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: MICK LaSALLE Reply with quote

MICK LaSALLE
(San Francisco Chronicle)
(2006 – 17 Quotes)
(2007 – 14 Quotes)
(2008 - 13 Quotes)

QUOTES
Street Kings - ****. A tight, propulsive action thriller.
Roman de Gare - ***** Brilliant…The smartest and best suspense movie you’re likely to see for a while.
The Happening - Engaging. Irresistible.
WALL-E - The most profound animated film ever made…
The X-Files: I Want To Believe - David & Gillian make it look easy. It’s all about these very full and rewarding lead characters. The beauty of their interplay is that each recognizes the value of the other’s approach. The emotional details are there.
Vicky Christina Barcelona - ***** Teeming with energy and innovation! Penelope Cruz is a revelation-she’s hysterically funny and on fire!
City of Ember - One edge-of-your-seat moment after another.
Rachel Getting Married - This is the great achievement of Demme’s direction, Jenny Lumet’s screenplay and Hathaway’s performance.
What Just Happened? - ****. Very funny and has the ring of bitter truth.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - ****
Milk - *****! A great American story. A remarkable performance by Josh Brolin.
Cadillac Records - Beyonce Knowles is a revelation.
Revolutionary Road - Kate Winslet gives the performance of her life. A masterpiece.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:51 pm    Post subject: VARIETY Reply with quote

VARIETY MAGAZINE
(Variety.com)
(2007 – 37 Quotes)
(2008 - 44 Quotes)

QUOTES
Alice’s House - A warmly detailed world of feelings, illuminated by the glowing Carla Ribas in the title role. (Deborah Young)
U2-3D - Breathtaking! (Phil Gallo)
Praying with Lior - A crowd-pleasing delight!
A Walk To Beautiful - Upbeat and life-affirming.
Baba’Aziz - Weaves timeless story threads with mystical and Sufi elements into a beautiful film object. (Deborah Young)
Tre - Compelling, polished, sharply realized. (Dennis Harvey)
Vivere - Ravishing. (Ronnie Scheib)
Blindsight - A compelling study in culture clash.
Sputnik Mania - Reveals one of the scariest moments in American history.
Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise - Revealing…Leaps off the screen
Under the Same Moon - A stirring tale that received a rapturous standing ovation at its Sundance premiere.
Planet B-Boy - Exhilarating…dazzling! (Dennis Harvey)
Flawless - As neatly tailored, clean-cut and visually appealing as a savile row suit. (Jonathan Holland)
Shotgun Stories - A point-blank buckshot blast of American rage!
Remember the Daze - Humor at every turn. These are talents to watch. (Peter Debruge)
Constantine’s Sword - Magnificent! (Ronnie Scheib)
Then She Found Me - Extremely funny! An exceptionally deft and self-assured debut. A smart, subtle and seriously funny dramedy. (Joe Leydon)
The Tracey Fragments - Page is commanding.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead - A veritable Cluckwork Orange…
Bigger Stronger Faster - Super Size Me on steroids.
Yella - Mesmerizing. (Derek Elley)
My Father My Lord - An astonishing debut feature…Combines great emotional accessibility with the sheer exoticism of a totally alien culture. (Ronnie Scheib)
On the Rumba River - Lightning in a bottle!
Take Out - Beautiful in unexpected ways. (Robert Koehler)
The Stone Angel - A fiery performance from Burstyn.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl - For everyone ages 7 to 107! (Lael Loewenstein)
Lou Reed Berlin - An extraordinary concert experience!
Bustin’ Down the Door - Certain to rank alongside Step Into Liquid and Riding Giants in the primo category of surf movies that rip onscreen and tell a great story. (Robert Koehler)
No Regret - A maturely written drama…marbled with both touching and funny moments. (Derek Elley)
Man On Wire - Erupts on screen as one of the most wildly entertaining docs of recet years. An adventure tale that astonishes in every respect. (Robert Koehler)
American Teen - Undeniably entertaining. (Dennis Harvey)
Ping Pong Playa - Could achieve overnight cult status among a younger audience. (Peter Debruge)
Towelhead - Provocative!
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - Wayne Wang has returned to his indie roots. (Todd McCarthy)
The Elephant King - Ellen Burstyn is exceptional.
Johnny Got His Gun - A thrilling accomplishment.
The Matador - Gorgeous! (Robert Koehler)
[b[JCVD[/b] - Van Damme is back!
Pray the Devil Back To Hell - Lucidly impassioned.
Beautiful Truth - …Courting controversy. (Ronnie Schieb)
The Dukes - A first-rate ensemble cast. (Joe Leydon)
Nobel Son - Boldly sardonic. More twists than a designer pretzel.
Frost/Nixon - Frank Langella’s meticulous performance will generate the sort of attention that will attract serious filmgoers. Michael Sheen excels again. (Todd McCarthy)
Where God Left His Shoes - John Leguizamo gives a knockout performance! Appealing to cynics and softies alike, "Shoes" could prove a holiday sleeper. (Ronnie Schieb)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Reply with quote


THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
(HollywoodReporter.com)
(2007 – 20 Quotes)
(2008 - 24 Quotes)

QUOTES
The Business of Being Born - A must-see for any woman who’s pregnant or planning to have kids… (Michael Rechtshaffen)
Teeth - The most alarming cautionary tale for men since Fatal Attraction. (Kirk Honeycutt)
U2-3D - Exhilarating (Michael Rechtschaffen)
The Year My Parents Went On Vacation - This film has the power to reach out to audiences all over the world! (Kirk Honeycutt)
Flash Point - Hardcore fist-for-fist action. (Maggie Lee)
Heartbeat Detector - Visually striking. Stylish and absorbing. (Bernard Besserglik)
Horton Hears a Who - Horton is a delight, brimming with colorful characters and bountiful wit. (Kirk Honeycutt)
The Life Before Her Eyes - An intriguing thriller boasting two terrific performances from Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood and an ending that’s destined to generate discussion. (Michael Rechtshaffen)
Brick Lane - This is a film that reminds you why you love movies. (Kirk Honeycutt)
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson - Doesn’t get any better than this.
Mamma Mia - Mamma Mia! Is the most fun to be had at the movies this summer. Everyone will be having a rollicking good time and dancing in the aisles to ABBA’s irresistible songs. Meryl Streep is sensationally good in one of her most entertaining performances ever. There’s not an audience anywhere that won’t be smiling. This is the winner that will take it all! (Ray Bennett)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl - Refreshingly sincere and full of wholesome can-do spirit. (Sheri Linden)
Transiberian - A fast-paced tale that entwines character and psychology set against an incredibly exotic backdrop. (Kirk Honeycutt)
The Order of Myths - Vibrant and revealing. (James Greenberg)
CSNY / Déjà vu - A melodious howl of protest from one of rock’s greatest bands. (Kirk Honeycutt)
The Pool - A truly independent gem. Interested in the mysteries of the human heart. A delight! (Sheri Linden)
Henry Poole Is Here - The acting is astounding. (Kirk Honeycutt)
Towelhead - Alternately disturbing, laceratingly satirical and affectingly poignant.
Hounddog - Dakota Fanning gives an absolutely riveting performance. A triumph!
One Day You’ll Understand - Powerful and moving. (Peter Brunette)
Lake City - A southern family drama flavored with moments of nail-biting suspense…Spacek’s superb performances represents another career high. (Stephen Farber)
Were the World Mine - Dares & succeeds as a rousing spectacle.
Australia - Rousing. Passionate. In the style of classics such as Gone with the Wind & Lawrence of Arabia. (Megan Lehmann)
The Black Balloon - One of the most genuinely enjoyable films out of Australia in years. (Megan Lehmann)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: CARINA CHOCANO Reply with quote


CARINA CHOCANO
(Los Angeles Times)
(2005 – 20 Quotes)
(2006 – 12 Quotes)
(2008 - 7 Quotes)

QUOTES
Teeth - Dark, gory and hilarious. Gutsy and original…Makes Juno look positively tame by comparison.
Alice’s House - Powerful…Accomplished brilliantly…
The Spiderwick Chronicles - Spiderwick is a theme park ride action packed!
Smart People - …Pitch-perfect performances from Ellen Page, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid and Thomas Haden Church.
The Life Before Her Eyes - Beautifully constructed and shot. Evan Rachel Wood gives an eerily mesmerizing performance.
Then She Found Me - Warm, entertaining and appealing; a testament to Hunt’s skills behind the camera.
Bigger Stronger Faster - Raucously funny, surprisingly insightful and comprehensive. A fascinating and unexpectedly profound meditation on what we have become as a country.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: TROY PATTERSON Reply with quote

TROY PATTERSON
(Spin Magazine)
(2007 - 7 Quotes)
(2008 - 6 Quotes)

QUOTES
The Signal - **** Brilliant and chilling! You watch this movie while trying, impossibly, to hide on the edge of your seat.
Redbelt - ****!
Surfwise - ***1/2 – Remarkable!
Frozen River - ****! A surprising thriller!
Pineapple Express - ****
Filth and Wisdom - ****! Sexy.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: SCOTT FOUNDAS Reply with quote

SCOTT FOUNDAS
(L.A. Weekly)
(2007 – 16 Quotes)
(2008 - 9 Quotes)

QUOTES
Heartbeat Detector - An unapologetic film of ideas. Echoes early Godard. Lonsdale is excellent.
Stop-Loss - It’s one of those movies audiences of the future will look back to…when they want to know something about how life was lived in America.
Up the Yangtze - Brilliant! [A] lucid, beautifully observed portrait.
Fugitive Pieces - Emotionally gripping.
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies - Uproarious!
Sangre de mi Sangre - A gripping morality play. Part thriller, part Greek tragedy.
The Promotion - A smart and witty film!
Filth and Wisdom - There’s an undeniably funky charm. Eugene Hutz has enormous charisma.
Slumdog Millionaire - A rare feel-good movie that actually makes you feel good. It will send you out of the theater feeling like a winner.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2008 12:08 pm    Post subject: J. HOBERMAN Reply with quote

J. HOBERMAN
(The Village Voice)
(2007 – 10 Quotes)
(2008 - 10 Quotes)

QUOTES
Paranoid Park - Exceedingly excellent…masterful…Makes confusion something tangible and heartbreak the most natural thing in life
Alexandra - The filmmaking is masterful!
Flight of the Red Balloon - This is a movie of genius.
Jellyfish - Among the highlights of this year’s New Directors/New Films…both tender and lethal.
Sangre de mi Sangre - Compelling…slick and energetic.
The Last Mistress - Highly entertaining.
Full Battle Rattle - Fabulously disorienting.
A Girl Cut In Two - A quintessential…spry piece of work. Darkly droll…Ludivine Sagnier is wide-eyed and luscious.
Ashes of Time Redux - Insanely gorgeous!
A Christmas Tale - Irresistible. The gift that season needs. Deft, playful, haunting, and filled with the joy of filmmaking…feels like all 12 days of seasonal merriment, and then some.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: ROBERT WILONSKY Reply with quote


ROBERT WILONSKY
(The Dallas Observer)
(2007 – 8 Quotes)
(2008 - 2 Quotes)

QUOTES
Stuck - Darkly comic!
Who Does She Think Is? - A call to arms: Rise up, ladies!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: JOSHUA ROTHKOPF Reply with quote

JOSHUA ROTHKOPF
(Time Out New York)
(2007 – 13 Quotes)
(2008 - 7 Quotes)

QUOTES
The Year My Parents Went On Vacation - **** Cao Hamburger demonstrates that there’s room in his country’s cinema for both tough views of urban squalor like City of God and Fellini-esuqe magical-summer stories.
The Duchess of Langeais - *****! The season’s greatest gift! Delicious, dark fun…brings to mind the great romantic duels of cinema’s past, films like Dangerous Liaisons.
Poisoned by Polonium - **** All the more scary for being true.
The First Saturday In May - Essential.
Stuff and Dough - Extremely savage humor. Heady suspense.
Bigger Stronger Faster - Enormously entertaining!
Rachel Getting Married - Debra Winger brings the house down.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: STEPHEN HUNTER Reply with quote


STEPHEN HUNTER
(The Washington Post)
(2007 – 11 Quotes)
(2008 - 2 Quotes)

QUOTES
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - The movie celebrates the man, his whip and the popcorn!
Bigger Stronger Faster - Something unique for documentaries these days: It’s as entertaining as it is fair.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: RAFER GUZMAN Reply with quote


RAFER GUZMAN
(Newsday)
(2008 - 16 Quotes)

QUOTES
Leatherheads - A smart, charming, sports-themed romantic comedy. Leatherheads has an irresistible charm and intelligence.
The Forbidden Kingdom - Plenty of eye-popping moments!
Standard Operating Procedure - ****! Illuminating and unflinching!
Roman de Gare - A fast moving, brain teasing mystery.
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan - Flat-out hilarious. Sandler’s funniest film in years.
The Last Mistress - ***1/2! Thoroughly entertaining! Think Dangerous Liaisons…filled with down-and-dirty lovemaking and harrowing psychodrama.
The Wackness - Smart, funny, and poignant!
Swing Vote - A clever summer comedy.
Tropic Thunder - Easily the summer’s best comedy.
Death Race - Crackling entertainment.
Burn After Reading - Hilarious! No one makes movies like Joel and Ethan Coen.
Flash of Genius - Flash of Genius is inspirational.
Blindness - An unforgettable experience.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - ***1/2
JCVD - ***1/2
Cadillac Records - ***1/2 Fast, lively and packed with sharp performances – this is how true-life movies should be done.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:31 pm    Post subject: ELIZABETH WEITZMAN Reply with quote

ELIZABETH WEITZMAN
(New York Daily News)
(2007 – 13 Quotes)
(2008 – 12 Quotes)

QUOTES
27 Dresses - Radiant!
Step Up 2 The Streets - Packed with high-voltage dance scenes to make any audience applaud.
Heartbeat Detector - Suspenseful.
Girls Rock! - ***1/2 Irresistible
The Grand - Packed to the limit with comic talent!
Reprise - ***** Remarkably fresh. Reprise is the kind of discovery that only comes along a few times a year (if we’re lucky)
The Promotion - Scott and Reilly are terrific!
Tropic Thunder - Hilarious.
Momma’s Man - ****
Ghost Town - Tea Leoni and Greg Kinnear are charming. Effortlessly funny! ****
Rachel Getting Married - *****! Masterful! A miracle of honesty. Music, laughter and arguments fill the screen.
A Christmas Tale - ****!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: ANDREW O'HEHIR Reply with quote

ANDREW O'HEHIR
(Salon)
(2007 – 21 Quotes)
(2008 - 10 Quotes)

QUOTES
Chicago 10 - Trippy, audacious and exhilarating! No ordinary documentary, and no ordinary anything else either.
The Grand - Inspired lunacy!
Love Songs - An inexpressibly tender and lovely picture. I didn’t want it to end. A blend of Francois Truffaut’s wistful Parisian sentimentalism and Pedro Almodovar’s acrid polysexual comedy.
Tuya’s Marriage - A compact near-masterpiece portrait of a remote, nomadic culture.
Beauty In Trouble - One of the year’s best. A wsexy blend of romance and social satire.
Man On Wire - There is no way a review can adequately convey its complicated resonance, or its subtle poetic transformation.
In Search of a Midnight Kiss - Exquisite, profane, hilarious and ultimately heart-breaking. You root for it all the way.
A Girl Cut In Two - Classic chabrol. An arch and almost inscrutable blend of thriller and comedy. Ludivine Sagnier is among the most striking young actresses in contemporary cinema.
Sukiyaki Western Django - One hell of a spectacular ride!
A Christmas Tale - Richly rewarding! A tremendous Christmas-season movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:13 pm    Post subject: AIN'T IT COOL NEWS.COM Reply with quote


AIN'T IT COOL NEWS.COM*
(Website )
(2008 – 21 Quotes)

QUOTES
The Signal - This film will explode. Mark my words. It has cult classic written all over it.
Snow Angels - Outstanding career-best performances by all.
CJ7 - The new Stephen Chow wonderpiece! The movie is really pretty cool!
The Ruins - The Ruins will make you scream, squirm, cringe and bite your nails. (Steve Prokopy)
America the Beautiful - Fascinating…Absolutely critical viewing.
Son of Rambow - One of the most enjoyable movies of the year. (Eric Vespe)
Kabluey - This is the best comedy I’ve seen in a long time. Rush to see this.
The Wackness - %^$*ing fantastic! Ben Kingsley’s performances elevates the film to a whole other lovel, completely knocking it out-of-the-park!@ Josh Peck owns this film, delivering a truly break-out performance!
Hellboy II: The Golden Army - One of the most spectacular feats ever put on film. Dazzling. Richly imagined and beautifully acted. This movie rocks!
Baghead - Chills and thrills to boot! If you’re looking for a good laugh, this film is for you.
Pineapple Express - Some of the most fun you’ll have at the movies this summer.
Hamlet 2 - Hilarious! Get in line now! Steve Coogan at his finest! (Quint)
Towelhead - Powerful!
Lakeview Terrace - ...Thrilling... (Steve Prokopy)
An American Carol - It’s the ingenious and inspired comedy that we remember from Airplane!
City of Ember - I want to see more movies like this. A lot more movies like this.
Sex Drive - A fantastic original comedy.
Zack and Miri Make a Porno - Craig Robinson crushes every line in the film. (Moriarty)
Gardens of the Night - ****1/2 It will break your heart!
Australia - Visionary. (Steve Prokopy)
Nobel Son - An unpredictable thrill ride! (Eli Cross)


*THIS LISTING APPLIES TO NON-KNOWLES REVIEWS ONLY
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(2008 - 15 Quotes)

QUOTES (THEATRICAL)
Snow Angels - One of the best dramas of the year, period.
The Grand - One of the best ensemble comedies of the last 20 years! (Erik Davis)
The Life Before Her Eyes - The kind of artful filmmaking that you can really sink your teeth into. A lovely, nuanced film packed with imagery and bracketed by an intriguing storyline. People who appreciate and enjoy unraveling mysteries will have much to savor. (Kim Voynar)
Speed Racer - Pure pop family fun! (James Rocchi)
The Tracey Fragments - Ellen Page delivers another standout performance…Powerful, emotional.
Surfwise - Powerful. Funny, sad, hopeful, spiritual and tremendously engaging. (Erik Davis)
Stuck - Generous with thrills, chills and goofy gory thrills…a brutally bizarre story.
The Promotion - Excellent! The best comedy I’ve seen since Juno! It will definitely end up in my top ten films of the year. (Scott Weinberg)
Diminished Capacity - The kind of film that just leaves you with good vibes. (Erik Davis)
The Wackness - Tremendous! A great moviegoing experience! It’s got the comedy, its got great characters. (Erik Davis)
Red - Emotionally gripping. (Eric D. Snider)
Towelhead - Moving and bitingly funny.
Just Buried - A dark comedy that combines romance and homicide…winning performances.
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers - Great filmmaking! Meticulously paced and beautifully shot. Has executed each moment to perfection. (Kim Voynar)
I’ve Loved You So Long - Like The Lives of Others, I’ve Loved You So Long is that rare masterpiece of a film. (Kim Voynar)
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(2007 – 6 Quotes)
(2008 - 11 Quotes)

QUOTES (THEATRICAL)
Teeth - Hilariously gruesome.
The Grand - Penn succeeds across the board! (Don R. Lewis)
The Wackness - If you ever experienced the crushing effect of young love, you owe it to yourself to check out this gem. (Zack Haddad)
The Order of Myths - Smartly edited, utterly engrossing, and as intelligent an examination of American race relations as I’ve seen. (Peter Vonder Haar)
Frozen River - *****! Melissa Leo in an amazing performance. A story so rich, honest and painfully truthful that this film demands to be seen. An incredibly tense, thrilling film. (Don R. Lewis)
What We Do Is Secret - You’re in for a helluva ride.
Sukiyaki Western Django - Awe-inspiring. One of the most entertaining films you will ever see. (Mariko McDonald)
Hank and Mike - Disillusionment of Office Space…crassness of Bad Santa.
Humboldt County - A warm and multi-layered film with the characters so well defined, the acting so top-notch and the cinematography so stunning. (Don R. Lewis)
Choose Connor - Startling! Excellent directing!
Let the Right One In - A classic-in-the-making that will be talked about for years to come. A sensationally compelling genre-bending chiller. (K.J. Doughton)
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Day Zero - ****. The performances are excellent. (Marc Kandel)
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Man On Wire - One of the most beautiful things you are likely to see on film. Clearly the best movie of the year so far, the only one this year I’ve considered a perfect 10.
Step Brothers - The laughs come fast and furious.
Sukiyaki Western Django - Stunning. Amazing! Wonderfully funny.
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Flash of Genius - See It. An important movie. It feels totally original and genuine. There is depth, there is complexity, there is authenticity to this character. Rich, textured film.
What Just Happened? - See it. It’s an important film because it’s a chance to remember just how great DeNiro can be.
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