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Jessica Winter, Village Voice

  1. Free Zone 2005 Per usual, Gitai largely eschews exposition, but his reticence sits awkwardly beside his penchant for saddling his deliberately stereotyped figures with trite, unwieldy speeches and symbolic-ironic biographical data. full review
  2. Stoned 2005 The rock hero starts out dead and so does the movie. full review
  3. About Adam 2000 Squanders its potential themes. full review
  4. Better Than Chocolate 1999 full review
  5. Kadosh 1999 full review
  6. Music of the Heart 1999 Solid raw material, but the execution is overcooked: The kids are cutesy, and Meryl Streep as Roberta is hyperaddled and indecisive about which outer-borough accent to affect. full review
  7. My Life so Far 1999 full review
  8. The Legend of Drunken Master (Jui kuen II) (Drunken Fist II) 1994 Chan has always seemed like a silent-screen virtuoso self-catapulted into modern times. full review
  9. Rosemary's Baby 1968 Hunched, black-eyed, leering, John Cassavetes's Guy is a contaminated satanic canal in himself. full review