2000s

Reviews of the best and worst films of the decade spanning from 2000 to 2009, including The Dark Knight, No Country for Old Men, WALL-E, Children of Men, Million Dollar Baby, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Erin Brockovich Review

Erin Brockovich Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) I don’t really understand the whole “Julia Roberts is America’s sweetheart” thing. Sure,…

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Review

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was reportedly more than halfway completed when its…

The Dark Knight Review

The Dark Knight Review

RATING: (4 STARS) The sequel to the excellent “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” is only the…

Rachel Getting Married Review

Rachel Getting Married Review

RATING: (4 STARS) “Rachel Getting Married” is a marvel of modern cinema. Perhaps more than any…

WALL-E Review

WALL-E Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Besides being one of my favorite animated films of all time, Pixar’s “WALL-E”…

Gladiator Review

Gladiator Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) I don’t think the hate heaped on “Gladiator” for winning Best Picture is…

Slumdog Millionaire Review

Slumdog Millionaire Review

RATING: (4 STARS) There was little doubt going into the 2009 Academy Awards what film was…

Milk Review

Milk Review

RATING: (4 STARS) When “Milk” came out, Proposition 8 had just passed in California, outlawing gay…

Doubt Review

Doubt Review

RATING: (4 STARS) “Doubt” is a film of uncommon depth and intelligence, and it tackles some…

Happy-Go-Lucky Review

Happy-Go-Lucky Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) “Happy-Go-Lucky” is one of the best pure character studies in recent memory. This…

Frost/Nixon Review

Frost/Nixon Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) In my review of All the President’s Men, I said I think I’m…

Tell No One Review

Tell No One Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) “Tell No One” is an uncommonly thoughtful and emotional thriller. The plot provides…

Iron Man Review

Iron Man Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) I remember when I first heard that Robert Downey Jr. would be playing…

The White Ribbon Review

The White Ribbon Review

RATING: (3 STARS) “The White Ribbon” is the kind of film I wish filmmakers tried to…

A Single Man Review

A Single Man Review

RATING: (3 STARS) “A Single Man” is a very interesting, relatively plotless character study about a…

The Last Station Review

The Last Station Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) “The Last Station” sounded like it would be a fascinating experience. It tells…