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Wednesday, January 14 2009

Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.


Tuesday, January 13 2009

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.


Sunday, March 2 2008

Beowulf (2007)

Crawling with mermaids and monsters, irony, and gore, Beowulf delivers the goods, without betraying its core narrative.


Thursday, February 14 2008

Colin Farrell is not your ordinary hit man


Friday, February 8 2008

In Bruges

For all the showy action and spurty blood, it's the evolving intimacy between Ken and Ray that is most compelling in In Bruges.


Beowulf

Beowulf is the model man, outrageous and arrogant, and so admired far and wide.


Monday, August 6 2007

tHarrisons Flowers

If there were an award given to actors for retaining their dignity in undignified movies, Andie MacDowell would surely win for her performance in Harrison’s Flowers.


Friday, December 16 2005

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

As tends to happen in Neil Jordan's films about spirited outsiders, Kitten's sense of limbo doesn't limit him as much it inspires him to resist expectations.


Friday, May 6 2005

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

As history, it is mightily revisionist -- a blacksmith named turns inadvertent defender of Jerusalem, devoted to the notion that Muslims and Christians can get along.


In My Country (2005) (Reviews) [11.Mar.05]
The Village (2004) (Reviews) [10.Jan.05]
The Village (2004) (Reviews) [5.Aug.04]
Troy (2004) (Reviews) [13.May.04]
Cold Mountain (2003) (Reviews) [23.Dec.03]
28 Days Later (2002) (Reviews) [21.Oct.03]
28 Days Later (2002) (Reviews) [26.Jun.03]
Dark Blue (2003) (Reviews) [20.Feb.03]
Gangs of New York (2002) (Reviews) [19.Dec.02]
Harrison’s Flowers (2002) (Reviews) [14.Mar.02]
The Tailor of Panama (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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