Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic

  1. Crime After Crime 2011 It reminds us, once again, that little can be quite so riveting as a well-told story from a compelling talking head. full review
  2. The Flowers of War 2011 "The Flowers of War" seems like a pretty good film until you begin to think about it. full review
  3. Pina 2011 For anyone with an interest in dance, "Pina" is a must-see. For anyone not interested in contemporary dance, "Pina" is a should-see. It could change your mind. full review
  4. Exit Through The Gift Shop 2010 The plain fact is that, on some level, it doesn't matter whether the film is true or not. Either way, it's fascinating. Either way, we learn a lot. Either way, it's a great film. full review
  5. The Rape of Europa 2007 It's long for a documentary, almost two hours, but it has a big story to tell. full review
  6. 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama 2006 The film never rises above the spiritual or intellectual level of a TV news anchor. It is a dispiriting film to watch, if you have any real interest in the subject. full review
  7. Golden Door 2006 The film never really coheres, and although some scenes are amazing, the total is slow, ponderous and sometimes silly. full review
  8. Old Joy 2005 It plays for a scant 73 minutes, but if feels as long as a Wagner opera. full review
  9. Me and You and Everyone We Know 2004 One leaves the theater grateful to have shared the time with these characters on-screen, but hoping we won't meet them in the lobby. full review
  10. Love the Hard Way 2001 One of those films where great acting and occasionally brilliant dialogue attempt to overcome an unbelievable plot and a cowardly Hollywood ending.
  11. /titles/197843 Warm without sentimentality, funny without jokes, rich in character without caricature, it hits that rare spot where we receive intense pleasure at the recognition of truth. full review