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Duane Dudek

Duane Dudek
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 75% Panic Room (2002) Fincher brings suspense but few surprises to this mousetrap of a tale written by Pewaukee native David Koepp, who has baited it with a cheese-flavored McGuffin.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 29, 2002
2/4 42% Death to Smoochy (2002) Less funny than it should be and less funny than it thinks it is.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 28, 2002
3.5/4 89% Kandahar: Le soleil derrière la lune (2001) Adds valuable perspective and context to the war in Afghanistan by providing ideas and images that the nightly news cannot deliver.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 15, 2002
2.5/4 25% Showtime (2002) [B]eyond proving that there are no new ideas in Hollywood, Showtime could have been worse and is fun in its own small way.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 15, 2002
3.5/4 79% Iris (2001) [Eyre's] cinematic sensibility has a literary quality, as past and present become a seamless single entity.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 1, 2002
3/4 63% We Were Soldiers (2002) We Were Soldiers is very much like Black Hawk Down, a postmortem of a real battle that shouldn't have been fought and is pro-soldier and, arguably, anti-war in the process.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Mar 1, 2002
3.5/4 93% No Man's Land (2001) In this expertly calibrated debut, Tanovic charts the ebb and flow of these events, which began in a fog and end in a Pyrrhic tie, as a global ripple that is everyone's business.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 26, 2002
3/4 88% Italian for Beginners (2001) Italian for Beginners is far from groundbreaking, but the ascetic Dogme aesthetic proves surprisingly appropriate to the romantic genre.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 26, 2002
85% Monster's Ball (2002) Using a quietly observational style, [Forster] captures fleetingly touching, sporadically horrific and mostly unvarnished moments of universal experience, unadorned by judgment or sentiment.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 7, 2002
90% Lantana (2002) Smolders but never explodes.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Feb 1, 2002
76% Black Hawk Down (2001) Black Hawk Down is a riveting action film. But as a cautionary tale about conflict, it is more vain than glorious.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 18, 2002
86% Gosford Park (2001) Gosford Park is less a sobering microcosm than it is comically subversive, a great, convoluted upending of period conventions.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 10, 2002
93% In the Bedroom (2001) Everything about the film reflects Field's passion and craftsmanship.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 10, 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Its stubborn unconventionality is more selfishly childish than generously childlike.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Jan 4, 2002
55% The Shipping News (2001) The tale of family being rebuilt is sporadically affecting but never cumulatively uplifting because of the episodic nature of the storytelling.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 25, 2001
68% Ali (2001) Raging Bull is artistically superior, but the fight scenes in Ali are just as visceral and more technically accomplished.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 25, 2001
74% A Beautiful Mind (2001) Good, old-fashioned storytelling, with both a twist and a heart.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 25, 2001
42% The Majestic (2001) Rarely has a film that's not all that original been so doggedly enjoyable and surprisingly endearing.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 21, 2001
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Even if you're not a fantasy fan, The Fellowship of the Ring has everything you could want in almost any kind of film. It is joyous, mythic, elegiac and, most importantly, cinematic.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 19, 2001
66% Intimacy (2001) For all its flushed and imperfect male and female nudity, Intimacy is delicate at heart.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 14, 2001
42% Vanilla Sky (2001) A jumble of spiritual and musical references that is either self-indulgent or daring, but a little creepy in both cases.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 14, 2001
82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) A playful romp without much oomph or zest.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Dec 6, 2001
86% Va Savoir (2001) We are all our own works of art and artists of a sort, Rivette seems to say ... Comparing and contrasting the two, he finds them both wanting and glorious.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 21, 2001
14% Black Knight (2001) Connecticut Yankee has a funnier blank flyleaf than Black Knight has screenplay.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 20, 2001
66% Spy Game (2001) Intelligent and absorbing.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 20, 2001
78% Keep the River on Your Right (2000) Along the way, Schneebaum reverts from a lonely old man singing for his supper in the salons of New York to the adventurer he once was and apparently will always be. And this metamorphosis is the film's real discovery.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2001
38% Novocaine (2001) Is never broad enough to be funny nor stylish enough to satisfy its film noir aspirations.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2001
81% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Everything else is present and accounted for, which explains the two-hour, 25-minute running time.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 16, 2001
81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Who knew Billy Bob Thornton was such a good-looking guy? Besides Angelina Jolie?‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 8, 2001
66% Heist (2001) Heist is satisfying in other ways, particularly seeing the terrific cast ... chew at Mamet's dialogue like Hollywood film actors starved for substance.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 8, 2001
47% Life as a House (2001) Has a heart as big as the broad side of a house, and tugs at your tear ducts like a basket full of puppies.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 2, 2001
96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) While Shrek had an adult sensibility, Monsters, Inc. has a more childlike quality.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Nov 1, 2001
83% Mulholland Drive (2001) Compelling, absorbing, unsettling and baffling.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2001
57% From Hell (2001) Half-baked and frozen over.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2001
52% The Last Castle (2001) A mundane and predictable amalgam of prison movie cliches and archetypes.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2001
49% Riding in Cars With Boys (2001) Something is being said about the lifelong relationship between parents and children, but it is too faint to be understood very well.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 19, 2001
7% Corky Romano (2001) Some adult supervision might have helped.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 12, 2001
90% Together (2001) Together is an episodic look at these lives that is by turns touching, sympathetic and warmly humorous, particularly when it examines the children.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 11, 2001
64% Bandits (2001) It is so busy rollicking that it never gets rolling.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 11, 2001
72% Training Day (2001) Denzel Washington plays a villain for the first time ever, and his electrifying performance is the film's most powerful element.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Oct 5, 2001
81% The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Mua he chieu thang dung) (2000) It is so painterly perfect you could hang it on the wall.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 27, 2001
24% Don't Say a Word (2001) It's not without merit as a diversion, but it never takes you anywhere beyond the edge of your seat.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 27, 2001
29% Jackpot (2001) These appealing characters wear out their welcome at about the same time it becomes apparent they're going nowhere slowly and that the teasing promises made by the story's fractured sensibility will be modestly realized at best.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 21, 2001
85% Go Tigers! (2001) Neither celebratory nor critical, but it has elements of both while staking out the middle ground and asking audiences to make up their own mind.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 21, 2001
41% Hardball (2001) Young people in particular, whose sense of security has been shattered, might find its message of tolerance and redemption valuable, and many adults could probably use the same emotional pep talk.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Sep 13, 2001
46% Greenfingers (2001) Greenfingers is choked with the cliches that represent the Britcom at its most cloying and under-fertilized in the areas that elevate the best of them.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 31, 2001
64% O (2001) A potent and thoughtful film.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 30, 2001
46% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) It resembles busy work or the tic of someone who fills the lull in any conversation with meaningless if entertaining chatter.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 24, 2001
93% Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) Has sinew, conviction and the spontaneity of a deck of cards hurled into the air.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 24, 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) Smith is a smart guy with more ideas than directorial skills, which accounts for the scattershot quality of his work.‐ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted Aug 24, 2001