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East Hampton Independent

East Hampton Independent is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ben Kenigsberg
Collateral (2004)
Yet Mann finds a way of easing into this material; you appreciate his professionalism even as you roll your eyes.
Posted Aug 5, 2004
Surprisingly effective as a thriller -- if ultimately rather timid (especially for an election year) as a political satire.
Posted Jul 30, 2004
Lines soaked with irony in the novel are played utterly straight-faced in the film-making Irving's tale seem less imaginative (and considerably more pretentious) than it is.
Posted Jul 13, 2004
King Arthur (2004)
After a while, [the film] leaves nothing to register but entwined limbs and falling ash.
Posted Jul 13, 2004
It’s less about catching officials off guard than about showing how the nation’s number one official is permanently off guard.
Posted Jun 22, 2004
The Terminal (2004)
A movie so confused that it might have been directed by a jet-lagged world traveler.
Posted Jun 16, 2004
Adam’s Rib (1949) is by no means a great movie, but seeing as pale an imitation as Laws of Attraction makes one pine for its offhand, witty charms.
Posted Apr 29, 2004
Kill Bill Vol. 2 may well disappoint fans who loved the first half’s dynamism, but in its way, the new movie has the subtlety of Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.
Posted Apr 13, 2004
Its red-light premise notwithstanding, the movie reflects certain realties of teenage life that always eluded John Hughes.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
Begins as another one of Kaufman’s trademark head trips and takes a leap into the sublime.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
In Kill Bill, the allusions are the text rather than the subtext, and the movie never quite develops a life of its own.
Posted Oct 9, 2003
At 108 minutes, Anything Else is one of Allen's longest and most disorganized films.
Posted Sep 16, 2003
Seabiscuit (2003)
[Ross'] adaptation retains most of the essential details, but none of the fervor or feeling.
Posted Jul 23, 2003
Arriving ... without the original's stars, directors, or audience, Dumb and Dumberer is conspicuously lacking in raison d'ĂȘtre.
Posted Jun 11, 2003
The movie turns mod in its last act, and it does so in a way that doesn't feel smug.
Posted May 10, 2003
The clash between the technique and the content is jarring, but it might be why Far from Heaven is finally so resonant.
Posted Nov 7, 2002
The best remake turned New Wave homage turned Hong Kong action flick ever.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
On a literal level, it only amounts to a shaggy dog story, but anyone who quibbles with the plot is missing the point. Anderson's filmmaking is so spellbinding that the disparate elements seem to fit.
Posted Oct 10, 2002
All of the elements are in place for a great film noir, but director George Hickenlooper's approach to the material is too upbeat.
Posted Oct 2, 2002
The film is so emotionally cacophonous that you can't help but admire its audacity.
Posted Sep 24, 2002
Romanek pointlessly tries to justify Sy's behavior: we're supposed to believe that Sy is only crazy because he had an unhappy childhood.
Posted Sep 24, 2002
The Good Girl never achieves a Fargo-like balance: it can't decide whether its characters should be treated with dignity or with derision.
Posted Sep 24, 2002
Kapur's interest in Elizabeth may have been prurient, but at least he had an interest.
Posted Sep 24, 2002
Possession (2002)
Watching Possession is a bit like watching two people do research, except that you never learn anything yourself.
Posted Aug 14, 2002
Had the conclusion been bitter, the message would have been the same -- and maybe even more powerful, because the audience would have gotten the message on its own.
Posted Aug 8, 2002
The film may be more of a mess than the inside of Bourne's head, but its quirks, strangely enough, are what keep it interesting.
Posted Aug 8, 2002
[Bigelow] unwisely does her most frantic directing during the early drill scenes, only to slow the movie down during the reactor clean-up sequences.
Posted Aug 8, 2002
Signs (2002)
The religious statement is so out of keeping with the tone of the rest of the movie that it seems unintentional.
Posted Aug 8, 2002
Full Frontal (2002)
Full Frontal is the kind of unplanned, meandering film that any aspiring filmmaker could make, but that only a big-name director could easily get distributed.
Posted Jul 29, 2002
Mr. Deeds (2002)
What's surprising about Mr. Deeds, a remake of Capra's Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), is that it tries to be as earnest as its predecessor.
Posted Jul 17, 2002