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David Germain

David Germain
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 90% Kinsey (2004) Quote not available.‐ Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Posted Nov 13, 2004
A- 80% Ray (2004) Quote not available.‐ Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2004
A- 26% The Story of Us (1999) A funny, teary, endearing movie that marks [Rob Reiner's] return to the romantic comedy formula he mined so well in When Harry Met Sally.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
3.5/4 76% The Help (2011) Stone, Davis and Spencer forge something quite beautiful, a sense of sisterhood and equality that unfolds with ease and grace, never feeling forced or untrue to their era and circumstances.‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 8, 2011
3.5/4 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Craig is an anchor of cool rationality and judiciousness around which Mara revolves like a demon.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2011
3.5/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) Lee and screenwriter David Magee find rich and clever ways to translate even Pi's stillest moments, the film unfolding through intricate flashbacks, whimsical voice-overs, harrowing sea hazards and exquisite flashes of fantasy and hallucination.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2012
3.5/4 95% West of Memphis (2012) "West of Memphis" is nonfiction filmmaking at its best, a film with a fierce point of view yet one that doesn't pretend to have all the answers or a monopoly on truth.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2012
B+ 74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) An elegantly crafted drama that derives its eerie, ethereal mood as much from the sounds of war -- and their absence -- as the sights of combat.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2006
B+ 94% Wordplay (2006) A light, breezy documentary that introduces us to a genial gang of crossword puzzle fans whose passion for the pastime is gleefully infectious.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 23, 2006
B+ 20% La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow) (2006) Like Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow incongruously offers sharp laughs and touches of tenderness amid moments of drama and danger.‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 29, 2006
25% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is cute and funny, with plenty of slapstick and cuddly creatures for the kids and enough adult wit to keep parents reasonably amused.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Shaft (2000) A slight but entertaining update.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% X-Men (2000) X-men is fitfully satisfying.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 1, 2000
13% Whipped (1999) A caustic, raunchy, often hilarious examination of how men use women, and how easy it is for a determined female to do the same to a passel of self-centered males.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 1, 2000
39% Pay It Forward (2000) Worthwhile for the performances.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 1, 2000
41% The 6th Day (2000) A decent action romp.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% Vertical Limit (2000) When the characters just shut up and dangle, Vertical Limit becomes one heck of a wild time.‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 8, 2000
86% State and Main (2000) One of the year's smartest and funniest films.‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 22, 2000
82% Shadow of the Vampire (2000) A bright and original homage to pre-talkie days.‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 28, 2000
32% Hit and Runway (1999) A captivating, sharp-tongued, very funny romp.‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 2, 2001
60% When Brendan Met Trudy (2001) Brendan and Trudy and company deliver a grand good time.‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 13, 2001
77% The Tailor of Panama (2001) A satisfying blend of action, intrigue, snappy dialogue and dark humor.‐ Associated Press
Posted Mar 27, 2001
71% Shadow Magic (2000) A sweet, sumptuous sonnet to film and its universal lure.‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 6, 2001
35% The Man Who Cried (2000) A heartbreaking counterpoint to big war spectacles, beautifully performed by Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp and John Turturro.‐ Associated Press
Posted May 24, 2001
67% Bread and Roses (2001) If you want social commentary but absorbing entertainment, gritty realism but fictionalized whimsy, something for the head but something for the heart, too, Bread and Roses delivers.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 1, 2001
63% Simon Magus (2001) Beautifully shot and lyrically told, Simon Magus is a beguiling study in contrasts, good and evil, darkness and light, hope and despair, joy and melancholy.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 1, 2001
85% The Closet (Le Placard) (2001) The Closet will not appeal to all moviegoers, but it will find a niche audience of viewers hungry for brisk, smart comedies.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 28, 2001
73% The Score (2001) Got class and smarts that put recent bombastic heist flicks such as Swordfish and 3000 Miles to Graceland to shame.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 12, 2001
48% The Princess Diaries (2001) The movie is one to savor for its good humor and big heart, despite some hackneyed fairy-tale notions.‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 3, 2001
64% Session 9 (2001) Yet another lesson to Hollywood that a fright film need not be awash in blood and elaborate special effects.‐ Associated Press
Posted Aug 10, 2001
41% Hardball (2001) Hardball is a two-hankie sports soap opera, but don't hold that against it. With surprising melodrama, the film packs some powerful emotional swings that will hearten the toughest of jeering crowds.‐ Associated Press
Posted Sep 13, 2001
3/4 50% America's Heart and Soul (2004) Beneath its glossy surface, this unabashedly feel-good movie is full of substance.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 1, 2004
66% Unleashed (2005) An intriguing little action thriller, a half-and-half story divided between sequences of vicious violence and quiet, wryly comic scenes of newfound domesticity.‐ Houston Chronicle
Posted Jan 7, 2006
3/4 86% Slither (2006) Director James Gunn has infused Slither with a wicked sense of parody while still crafting a clever, maniacally paced twist on B-movie slimefests.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2006
67% On a Clear Day (2006) A thoughtful, thoroughly engaging portrait of fractured family and friends pulling together for an impossible dream.‐ Associated Press
Posted Apr 14, 2006
86% The Proposition (2005) The Proposition is no bloodier than many a schlocky horror flick, but the violence feels real and ruthless, carrying a much more visceral impact.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted May 5, 2006
25% Peaceful Warrior (2006) The sometimes dreamy pace of Peaceful Warrior is offset by good rapport among Nolte, co-star Scott Mechlowicz and an engaging ensemble cast.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 1, 2006
82% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) It's a suitable companion piece to past Altman forays into the arts such as Nashville and The Player, though lightweight by comparison.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 9, 2006
69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006) Thorough it's not, but the concert documentary Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man gathers solid interviews, anecdotes, recitations and tribute performances that present a fairly engaging portrait of the wry, dark poet who became a distinct voice.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2006
33% Click (2006) The result is an Adam Sandler movie that works -- to a degree -- for just about everyone.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 22, 2006
28% John Tucker Must Die (2006) Though the movie strays deep and often into saccharine country, the filmmakers treat the characters with more respect than teen protagonists normally get in Hollywood.‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 27, 2006
59% How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) How to Eat Fried Worms is a lot tastier than its title implies.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2006
40% Beerfest (2006) Beerfest unfolds like a decent college kegger, the best moments coming late in the carousal, as more suds are quaffed, inhibitions loosen up and everything starts seeming funnier.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2006
68% Shortbus (2006) Following Mitchell's delightful 2001 rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the director's Shortbus is another marvelous mix of very adult, very overt themes and images coupled with a sense of childlike innocence and awe.‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 3, 2006
96% The Queen (2006) Mirren and Sheen present gracious, humane portraits of two people whose conviction over their place in the world is shaken by unprecedented circumstance.‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 5, 2006
22% Man of the Year (2006) What keeps Man of the Year alive is the homey interplay of its principals.‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 10, 2006
91% Volver (2006) [A] vibrant film that's pure class, pure imagination and pure Almodovar.‐ Associated Press
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2006
52% For Your Consideration (2006) The gags may be hit and miss in For Your Consideration, but the performances often are comic gems. This gang has worked together so often that they blend together effortlessly.‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 14, 2006
63% 10 Items or Less (2006) Slight and wispy, it's a film that could only work with the gracious presence of someone like Morgan Freeman , who delivers an amiably laid-back performance.‐ Associated Press
Posted Nov 28, 2006
74% The Painted Veil (2006) A pet project of Watts and Norton for years, the two actors clearly have great affinity for the story and capture authentic chemistry of young marrieds at odds, who develop respect -- if not necessarily love -- for each other.‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 19, 2006