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  1. Breakfast With Curtis 2013 As unkempt, free-floating and bucolic as that Providence, R.I., abode, Colella's tale of a lad's seminal summer will win hearts and minds at Anglo and Euro fests. full review
  2. Call Me Kuchu 2013 While a local filmmaker's perspective may have brought more dimensions, the coverage of events here is impressive and on the mark. full review
  3. Filly Brown 2013 A trite piece of storytelling, with character development and plot points that feel not so much lived in as borrowed from other movies. full review
  4. The History Of Future Folk 2013 Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk. full review
  5. I Do 2013 The combustible possibilities surrounding a same-sex marriage involving partners of different nationalities is turned into rather tepid stuff in I Do. full review
  6. If I Were You 2013 If anything, that Harden shines in such a problematic starring role only reaffirms her stature. full review
  7. LUV 2013 Heartfelt and formulaic in equal measure. full review
  8. 28 Hotel Rooms 2012 Lacking much dramatic or intellectual stimulation, it's ultimately a limp effort. full review
  9. Brake 2012 Brake may not be the kind of film that Dorff's thesp character in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere is pining for, but the actor fully commits to the arduous demands of the part. full review
  10. For Ellen 2012 So Yong Kim takes what could have been routine story elements and transforms them into something deeply sad and touching. full review
  11. One Day On Earth 2012 One day on Earth proves too little and too much for One Day on Earth. full review
  12. The Other Dream Team 2012 An uplifting docu from longtime producer and first-time director Marius Markevicius about the nation's unique love affair with basketball. full review
  13. Samsara 2012 full review
  14. Ultrasonic 2012 Undone by tone-deaf repetitiveness and a particularly slack midsection, this debut feature by jack-of-all-trades filmmaker Rohit Colin Rao has some interesting ideas, but is unable to convincingly dramatize them. full review
  15. The Wise Kids 2012 Cone's feature is among the best of a recent spate of dramas observing American Christian life. full review
  16. Bones Brigade: An Autobiography 2011 Skate culture remains in solid hands with filmmaker Stacy Peralta, who fashions his most personal doc on the sport-cum-lifestyle. full review
  17. eCupid 2011 full review
  18. I Melt with You 2011 A weekend romp for four middle-aged buddies devolves into a drug-fueled, suicidal hell in Mark Pellington's ill-conceived and executed I Melt With You. full review
  19. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview 2011 Ultimately the docu shows Jobs, as always, ahead of his time. full review
  20. Casino Jack And The United States Of Money 2010 Auds will feel info-glut over the course of the two-hour-plus film, which is hardly the desirable response for a piece of reporting on the vital issue of the corrupting effect of money in American politics. full review
  21. Resolved 2008 full review
  22. Dreaming Lhasa 2007 A sensitive if literal-minded tale that demonstrates how Tibet's national identity is of a piece with its spiritual heart. full review
  23. Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven) (On the Other Side) 2007 full review
  24. Mr. Untouchable 2007 One seriously confused documentary. full review
  25. The Pool 2007 One of the many pleasures of The Pool is watching how these culturally opposite people find common ground, and become involved with each other through such simple acts as home gardening and conversation. full review
  26. Sangre De Mi Sangre 2007 [Jesus] Ochoa is such a masterful actor that he makes things fairly interesting despite the script, with Hernandez and Espindola well-cast as two young men operating by different moral compasses. full review
  27. Commune 2005 A keen vet docu-maker's eye and a chronicler's compassion lends pic real resonance. full review
  28. Karla 2005 full review
  29. Secuestro Express 2004 Depicts a nocturnal Caracas with tense energy while gingerly trying not to offend any political group in the current class wars embroiling Venezuela. full review
  30. My Boss's Daughter 2003 full review
  31. Radio 2003 full review
  32. Blackwoods 2002 full review
  33. Changing Lanes 2002 Combines a knack for storytelling with a rare instinct for exploring ideas within the framework of a major, star-driven Hollywood movie. full review
  34. The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 [An] utterly miscalculated film adaptation of Wilde's play. full review
  35. The New Guy 2002 Distinguished by certain rodent-like features, Qualls is a bargain-basement, pre-adult version of David Spade -- and becomes just as tiresome. full review
  36. The Sum of All Fears 2002 full review
  37. The Sweetest Thing 2002 full review
  38. View from the Top 2002 Given that its wings have been severely clipped since it finished lensing two years ago, View From the Top flubs nearly every opportunity to be the comedy it wanted to be. full review
  39. Along Came a Spider 2001 full review
  40. The Animal 2001 The Animal is never more nor less than stupid, but stupid in ways that deliver goofiness rather than rampant humiliation. full review
  41. Children Underground 2001 Edet Belzberg's fearless aesthetic is also a measure of her film's brilliant indictment of any society that can allow its most vulnerable to slip into oblivion. full review
  42. The Glass House 2001 There's nothing in genredom quite so unhinged as the badly made psycho-thriller, and long before it's over, The Glass House collapses from wretched design and execution. full review
  43. Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 full review
  44. Scary Movie 2 2001 full review
  45. The Score 2001 Restoring the seductive style of the no-nonsense procedural heist movie to complete luster, this is the kind of pic that knows the difference between being masculine and being macho. full review
  46. The Shipping News 2001 [L]ike a string quartet performing a half-beat off, the team behind Chocolat only occasionally captures the story's essential tones of absurd tragedy and comedy. full review
  47. Blow Dry 2000 It's not a good hair day for Blow Dry, in which The Full Monty writer Simon Beaufoy tries to mesh melodrama and camp, but comes up with merely a fraction of the inspiration of his previous international hit. full review
  48. The Wood 1999 This rambling and episodic autobiographical saga of three friends coming of age in Inglewood, Calif. in the '80s is so determined to be likable that it forgets to be interesting. full review
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