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.

Sin Nombre Review

Sin Nombre Review

RATING: (3 STARS) “Sin Nombre,” the debut feature from director Cary Fukunaga, comes along at a…

Memento Review

Memento Review

RATING: (4 STARS) It was the film that introduced us all to Christopher Nolan. But “Memento”…

Kill Bill Review

Kill Bill Review

RATING: (4 STARS) I’m choosing to write about both volumes of Quentin Tarantino’s epic samurai revenge…

Chéri Review

Chéri Review

RATING: (2 STARS) I remember first hearing about Cheri shortly after the Oscar ceremony in 2009.…

Training Day Review

Training Day Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Training Day is a rare beast—a cop movie that’s about more than a…

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review

RATING: (2 STARS) This review will likely sound a lot more positive than the star rating…

Mystic River Review

Mystic River Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Mystic River vs. Million Dollar Baby. It’s a debate I’ve had over and…

The Invention of Lying Review

The Invention of Lying Review

RATING: (3 STARS) I remember watching “Ghost Town” in 2008 and thinking, “Is this really the…

Appaloosa Review

Appaloosa Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The western is one of my favorite genres of film. They take you…

The Young Victoria Review

The Young Victoria Review

RATING: (3 STARS) European royalty dramas are a dime a dozen. The last decade has seen…

Whip It Review

Whip It Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) The best thing I can say about “Whip It” is that it’s competent.…

Million Dollar Baby Review

Million Dollar Baby Review

RATING: (4 STARS) It was supposed to be the year of Martin Scorsese. The Aviator had…

Summer Hours Review

Summer Hours Review

RATING: (3 STARS) It’s with bated breath that I wait to see director Olivier Assayas’ “Carlos”…

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Review

The Twilight Saga: New Moon Review

RATING: (1.5 STARS) When on vacation with a group, one does things one might not normally…

Inglourious Basterds Review

Inglourious Basterds Review

RATING: (4 STARS) You know something, Quentin Tarantino. I think this just might be your masterpiece.…

Gone Baby Gone Review

Gone Baby Gone Review

RATING: (4 STARS) “Gone Baby Gone” is a brutal film that raises some really tough questions.…