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Leah McLaren

Leah McLaren
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 43% The Brave One (2007) A seventies' revenge movie with a woefully unconvincing patina of intellectual justification, The Brave One is the sort of genre movie that gets more credit than it deserves.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 14, 2007
1/4 67% Show Me (2005) This movie is a bad showcase for its actors and for the talents of the filmmaker herself. It's a bad investment for the CFC. And it's bad for the critics who have to suffer through it.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 19, 2005
3/4 82% Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) July is without a doubt a brave new talent in the creatively beleaguered world of American cinema.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 22, 2005
3/4 85% Mysterious Skin (2005) It's a film that deals with childhood sexual abuse in an original and dry-eyed manner rarely seen in our culture today.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jun 10, 2005
2/4 41% Kicking & Screaming (2005) A limping string of laboured sight gags and sentimental clichés.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted May 13, 2005
2/4 52% Ice Princess (2005) Trachtenberg gives a sweetly compelling performance as Casey, as does the wonderfully kooky Cusack as her mother, but their charms can't save this painfully unoriginal movie from coming out of a triple toe loop and landing flat on its bottom.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 18, 2005
3/4 44% Phil the Alien (2004) A delightfully freakish comedy.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Mar 11, 2005
3/4 64% Bride and Prejudice (2005) What is silly about Bride is also what makes it special. That and its leading lady, the luminous Aishwarya Rai.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 25, 2005
1.5/4 46% Constantine (2005) You can just picture the meeting: A few guys in Prada suits sit around an L.A. boardroom table going, 'The Matrix meets The Exorcist, huh . . .? With Keanu? I like it. No wait - I love it.'‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Feb 19, 2005
3/4 84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) Never once does this film sacrifice its moral ideas or complexity of character on the cheap altar of sentimentality.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 21, 2005
1/4 12% Are We There Yet? (2005) Uh oh, pull over, I think I'm gonna be car sick.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jan 21, 2005
2/4 11% Elektra (2005) That she is in fact a hired assassin on a $2-million contract killing is charmingly offset by the fact that she wears no makeup and ties her (albeit ridiculously) long brown hair back in a ponytail.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2005
1/4 23% Fat Albert (2004) It's sad to see a comic veteran like Cosby pimping out his own franchise for a quick buck. But perhaps a rich old guy can't live on Jell-O pudding ad residuals forever.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 23, 2004
1/4 33% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) Christine is a dipstick, a trait that the vapid, but pretty-voiced Emmy Rossum brings across with effortless, blank-eyed aplomb in this similarly idiotic film.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Dec 22, 2004
3/4 73% Primer (2004) An unapologetically cerebral movie of ideas.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2004
2/4 33% Seed of Chucky (2004) This movie is about the opposite of political correctness. It's about rooting for the bad guy and the black ending, and shouting at the screen whenever you feel like it. If you like that sort of thing, go see it. If you don't, then don't.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 14, 2004
2/4 27% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) Her character, a self-deprecating blend of accidental insight and unapologetic girlish emotion, has gone from idiosyncratic to flat-out idiotic.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 12, 2004
3/4 97% The Incredibles (2004) Not only is this a rollicking cartoon joy ride for all the little Olivias and Spencers in your life -- it's a solid film in its own right.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 5, 2004
1.5/4 79% American Experience (2004) It will be interesting only to die-hard hip-hop enthusiasts.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Nov 5, 2004
2/4 49% Saw (2004) The film is so convoluted and full of garbled loose ends you can feel the different script drafts battling it out for attention on screen.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2004
2.5/4 45% Luther (2003) About as swashbuckling as a history lesson gets.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 22, 2004
3/4 16% Head in the Clouds (2004) Great, gooey, hot-fudge sundae of a love story.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 22, 2004
1/4 15% Raise Your Voice (2004) The film suffers from a syndrome I'll call the Pop Princess's New Clothes. Hilary can't really sing, and neither can Terri, so you can't help but wonder, what's the big whoop?‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 8, 2004
2.5/4 No Score Yet Ham & Cheese is a three-joint movie: The more chemically mood-enhanced you happen to be when you see it, the more amusing the experience will be.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 6, 2004
1/4 41% Ladder 49 (2004) The kind of sentimental cash grab that can make a red-blooded gal feel cynical and depressed not just about Hollywood, but America in general.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Oct 1, 2004
2/4 63% Incident at Loch Ness (2004) For all its clever antics, this movie leaves the audience out of the central joke for way too long.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Sep 24, 2004
3.5/4 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) It's intelligent, funny and utterly disgusting all at once.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2004
2/4 81% Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003) The movie fails to pull off all its trick moves.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 20, 2004
2.5/4 86% Intimate Strangers (2003) Personally, I like French movies, but this one was a lot to take, even for me.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Aug 20, 2004
4/4 97% Maria Full of Grace (2004) Provides a moving critique of the heroin trade as well as a powerful portrait of an unjust global economy in which the lives of the poor are exploited and often discarded for the recreational purposes of the rich.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 30, 2004
3/4 82% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) The Bourne Supremacy not only lives up to the promises of the novel by Robert Ludlum, but in many ways manages to improve on the first film.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 23, 2004
3/4 36% Touch of Pink (2004) Amuses and delights far more than it fails to surprise.‐ Globe and Mail
Posted Jul 16, 2004