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Almost Famous

One of the best reviewed movies of 2000, Almost Famous is sure to appear on many critics' end-of-the-year Top 10 lists. A number of respected voices have already declared this to be the best film of the year. However, although there's no doubt th...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2000-09-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, ...
Along Came a Spider

Here's one important rule about film criticism and review writing: the harder you have to think to find something noteworthy or laudable about a motion picture, the less likely it is to get a recommendation. So, although there are some things to ...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2001-04-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, ...
Alpha Dog

It goes without saying that it's dangerous for a lamb to spend time in the den of wolves, but when that lamb lingers longer than is necessary, the result is guaranteed. Alpha Dog, the 2006 Sundance Closing Night film whose resemblance to a real-lif...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2007-01-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Drugs, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Nick Cassavetes
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, ...
Amadeus

Most movies about artists (painters, composers, authors, etc.) tend to be dull and uninspired, rendering the subject of the film far less interesting than his or her work. Amadeus is an exception. In fact, it is arguably the best motion picture e...

Run Time: 3:00
U.S. Release Date: 1984-09-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Simon Callow, Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, ...
Amarcord

I have always felt that Fellini is an acquired taste, and it’s one for which I never developed a ravenous appetite. While I value the director’s flamboyancy, his work has never connected with me in the same way as the output of many of the...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 1974-09-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Federico Fellini
Cast: Magali Noel, Chiccio Ingrassia, Bruno Zamin, ...
Amelie

Years ago, while watching Delicatessen (in 1992) and The City of Lost Children (in 1995), I wondered which of the co-directors, Jean-Pierre Jeunet or Marc Caro, was more responsible for the films' quirky tone and striking visual style. Although Ca...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2001-11-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, ...
American Assassin

American Assassin is as generic an espionage thriller as you’re likely to find. Leaving no cliché unturned and offering a roster of predictable “twists” and unsurprising “surprises”, the production seems more like it was assembled f...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Torture, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Dylan O’Brian, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, ...
American Beauty

Over the years, many films have taken a dark look at the supposedly perfect ideal of a white picket fence, a little house, and a nuclear family. For many, the suburban life is the American dream. For others, however, it can turn into a twisted ni...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 1999-09-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Scott Bakula, Chris Cooper, ...
American Buffalo

It opens with images of a late-night poker game: cards, chips, sweaty palms, concerned faces, and a woman's fingernails. Then, as night turns to day, the camera moves into the streets of New York, and, with the first bit of dialogue, we know we'v...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 1996-09-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Michael Corrente
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson
American Gangster

American Gangster is compelling in the same way that many mob-related motion pictures are compelling, but it fails to achieve the greatness that the best of them attain. The problem with American Gangster may be that it tries to hard to provide bal...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/DRAMA
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Denzel Washington, Armand Assante, Ruby Dee, ...