Film Reviews (2009)

Review Date: March 6, 2009
Rating: 7
Excellent, vividly realized re-creation of the Watchmen world. Read all about it.
500 Days of Summer
Review Date: July 15, 2009
Same old rom-com fodder in different clothing, but likable all the same.Be seduced.
In The Loop
Review Date: August 6, 2009

Caustically funny comedy about our dangerously media-distorted political process.Learn some new swear-words!

G.I. Joe
Review Date: August 7, 2009
Big, loud, fast, dumb. And lots of fun.Enlist here.
The Hurt Locker
Review Date: August 30, 2009
Rating: 7
Works as an action movie and a thoughtful look at the Iraq War. One of the year’s best. Deploy.
Capitalism: A Love Story
Review Date: October 5, 2009
Sign of the times: convincing and unconvincing. Don't be confused, just click here.
Where The Wild Things Are
Review Date: October 20, 2009
Poignant, funny, unsentimental, and not really a kids’ movie. Crack it open.
An Education
Review Date: October 31, 2009
Flawed story, fabulous cast led by the excellent newcomer Carey Mulligan. Matriculate!

The Men Who Stare At Goats
Review Date: November 7, 2009
Rating: 6
Muddled satire, decent absurdist humor.It really isn't polite to stare but if you must.

Review Date: December 21, 2009
Feel-good sports flick deepened by Eastwood’s shrewdness and two great performances by Freeman and Damon. Cheer for it here.
Sherlock Holmes
Review Date: December 24, 2009
Entertaining update in an Unreal City standing in for our collective unconscious. The review’s afoot.