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"[A] mesmerizing dream of a film....One of this year's indisputably great films."New York Times "[U]ndeniably hypnotic..."Rolling Stone "LAST DAYS is a subversive piece of filmmaking....It'll stick in your head for a long while to come. Which is the point."Uncut "In LAST DAYS, the writer-director Gus Van Sant draws us into the illusion that we're seeing the druggy, blithering, zoned-out final days of a rock star very much like -- no, exactly like -- Kurt Cobain."Entertainment Weekly "Pitt bears a spooky resemblance to Cobain and captures some of his intense originality in demeanor....[The film] has a hypnotic quality."USA Today Ranked #6 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "A bleak but brilliant study of the isolating nature of fame."Uncut "[C]inematographer Harris Savides is behind the camera, finding beautiful still-life tableaux in Blake's crumbling mansion."Sight and Sound "Occasionally sublime in its vivid long-take hypnotics and sonic soundscapes."Premiere60.78426

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"[T]he filmmakers have crucially infused the story with qualities in very short supply today -- gentleness and a humane embrace of all its characters..."Variety 4 stars out of 4 -- "It's a total triumph, brimming with humor, heart, sexual heat, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MILK has one of the finest ensemble casts this year and a magnificent, career-topping performance by Sean Penn, who disappears into the title role."USA Today "Penn, as we've come to expect, is extremely persuasive as someone with a different, more offbeat kind of charisma than many of his previous screen roles....Franco is a nice match for him....It's a powerful story."Los Angeles Times "Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. MILK is a marvel....A fascinating, multi-layered history lesson."New York Times "Gus Van Sant's incisive and stirring dramatization of Harvey Milk's heroic life and violent death....MILK is a fascinating film..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "MILK tells Harvey Milk's story as one of a transformed life, a victory for individual freedom over state persecution, and a political and social cause."Chicago Sun-Times Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "[A] true political film. It finds its bristling purpose in humanity, not ideology."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's apparent Van Sant was making any and all efforts to bring Milk's story as close to it origin points as possible. The authenticity this Oregon native provides is palpable and, at times, breathtaking."Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Penn] finds sufficient space amid the historical milestones to hint at the intensely private pain that underpins Milk's mission."Empire Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- "The movie becomes a stirring primer on the participatory political process, and an unspoken exhortation to get involved."Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "Gus Van Sant's earnest, lucid biopic is more than a portrait of one man. It's also a snapshot of his times..."Total Film "[T]he first great film to look at civil rights from the perspective of the gay movement....It transcends any single genre as a very human document that touches first and foremost on the need to give people hope."Hollywood Reporter60.75295

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"[T]he filmmakers have crucially infused the story with qualities in very short supply today -- gentleness and a humane embrace of all its characters..."Variety 4 stars out of 4 -- "It's a total triumph, brimming with humor, heart, sexual heat, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did."Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "MILK has one of the finest ensemble casts this year and a magnificent, career-topping performance by Sean Penn, who disappears into the title role."USA Today "Penn, as we've come to expect, is extremely persuasive as someone with a different, more offbeat kind of charisma than many of his previous screen roles....Franco is a nice match for him....It's a powerful story."Los Angeles Times "Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure. MILK is a marvel....A fascinating, multi-layered history lesson."New York Times "Gus Van Sant's incisive and stirring dramatization of Harvey Milk's heroic life and violent death....MILK is a fascinating film..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "MILK tells Harvey Milk's story as one of a transformed life, a victory for individual freedom over state persecution, and a political and social cause."Chicago Sun-Times Ranked #1 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "[A] true political film. It finds its bristling purpose in humanity, not ideology."Rolling Stone 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's apparent Van Sant was making any and all efforts to bring Milk's story as close to it origin points as possible. The authenticity this Oregon native provides is palpable and, at times, breathtaking."Box Office 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Penn] finds sufficient space amid the historical milestones to hint at the intensely private pain that underpins Milk's mission."Empire Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- "The movie becomes a stirring primer on the participatory political process, and an unspoken exhortation to get involved."Entertainment Weekly 4 stars out of 5 -- "Gus Van Sant's earnest, lucid biopic is more than a portrait of one man. It's also a snapshot of his times..."Total Film "[T]he first great film to look at civil rights from the perspective of the gay movement....It transcends any single genre as a very human document that touches first and foremost on the need to give people hope."Hollywood Reporter60.75295

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Van Sant has a particular flair for casting....Best of all is newcomer Gabe Nevins..."Empire "In PARANOID PARK...skateboarding is a kind of rapture, a transport of delight whose graceful swoops and dodges take time by the scruff of the neck and make a short, crashing break for the sublime."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is the one where form and content truly mesh....[With] a more intimate, mesmerising impressionism -- most effectively, in the gorgeous, lyrical slow-mo of the skating scenes."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sublime visual touches abound, mostly in the slo-mo skater footage."Uncut "Gus Van Sant continues to plough his furrow far from Hollywood....[The actors lend] the film its edge of raw authenticity."Box Office "[A] haunting, voluptuously beautiful portrait....PARANOID PARK is about bodies at rest and in motion, and about longing, beauty, youth and death, and as such as much about the artist as his subject."New York Times "[A] gorgeously stark, mesmerizingly elliptical story....The movie unwraps its mystery slowly and meticulously, in a roundabout, almost incidental way..."Los Angeles Times "[A] deeply moving character study of a particular boy and his world..."Film Comment 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's sound design, sampling Beethoven and Nino Rota, among others, links up with visual miracles performed by Rain Kathy Li and Wong Kar-Wai's noted cinematographer, Christopher Doyle....Mesmerizing."Rolling Stone "[A] humane exploration of the costs of freedom...It's the first of Van Sant's blitzed-generation films in which a young man wakes up instead of shutting down." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's terribly strong -- in structural integrity, emotional pull, and particularly visual beauty. Working for the first time with legendary Hong Kong-based cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Van Sant makes the gray-blue skies of his hometown Portland, Oregon, look positively enchanted..."Premiere60.60181

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4 stars out of 5 -- "Van Sant has a particular flair for casting....Best of all is newcomer Gabe Nevins..."Empire "In PARANOID PARK...skateboarding is a kind of rapture, a transport of delight whose graceful swoops and dodges take time by the scruff of the neck and make a short, crashing break for the sublime."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is the one where form and content truly mesh....[With] a more intimate, mesmerising impressionism -- most effectively, in the gorgeous, lyrical slow-mo of the skating scenes."Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sublime visual touches abound, mostly in the slo-mo skater footage."Uncut "Gus Van Sant continues to plough his furrow far from Hollywood....[The actors lend] the film its edge of raw authenticity."Box Office "[A] haunting, voluptuously beautiful portrait....PARANOID PARK is about bodies at rest and in motion, and about longing, beauty, youth and death, and as such as much about the artist as his subject."New York Times "[A] gorgeously stark, mesmerizingly elliptical story....The movie unwraps its mystery slowly and meticulously, in a roundabout, almost incidental way..."Los Angeles Times "[A] deeply moving character study of a particular boy and his world..."Film Comment 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The film's sound design, sampling Beethoven and Nino Rota, among others, links up with visual miracles performed by Rain Kathy Li and Wong Kar-Wai's noted cinematographer, Christopher Doyle....Mesmerizing."Rolling Stone "[A] humane exploration of the costs of freedom...It's the first of Van Sant's blitzed-generation films in which a young man wakes up instead of shutting down." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's terribly strong -- in structural integrity, emotional pull, and particularly visual beauty. Working for the first time with legendary Hong Kong-based cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Van Sant makes the gray-blue skies of his hometown Portland, Oregon, look positively enchanted..."Premiere60.60181

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"...[Kidman is] breathtaking....Kudos to Van Sant..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Prime social satire and outrageous fun....Sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance..."Rolling Stone "...A smart black comedy that skewers America's fatal fascination with television and celebrity....Told with a panache that extends from the opening credits to its closing frames, TO DIE FOR plays its themes for everything they're worth..."Los Angeles Times "...TO DIE FOR is the kind of movie that's merciless with its characters, and Kidman is superb....The film is filled with perfect character studies..."Chicago Sun-Times "Nicole Kidman gives a peerless performance....Van Sant's non-linear faux-documentary narrative, with its tabloid-news-style talking heads and sly gags comes up fresh as a daisy after a dozen years."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] showcases some accomplished performances....These combine with some solid direction from Van Sant to result in a juicy little guilty pleasure."Ultimate DVD "...Kidman is like a Roman candle....Directed with comic brightness..." -- Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly "...TO DIE FOR delivers continuous pinpricks of irreverent humor and subversive cultural commentary. Witty, energetic and splendidly acted..."Variety 4 stars out of 5 -- "Like the finest satire, TO DIE FOR is no-prisoners nasty, very funny and both exaggerated and true."Uncut60.40004

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"...Harris Savides' camera and Leslie Shatz's sound design capture the mood and rhythms of campus life..." Hollywood Reporter "...Simply astonishing..." Premiere "...It is unlike any film you've seen..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...This well-photographed treatment does elicit an under-your-skin sense of dreadful foreboding..." USA Today "...The unique and unforgettable ELEPHANT keeps its eyes wide open..."Rolling Stone "...Van Sant conjures the feeling of suburban school-year everydayness with Proustian power..." Entertainment Weekly "...The film is a stunning response to an American tragedy....It offers radical proof that movies exist not just to entertain, but to provoke riots in our hearts and minds..." Los Angeles Times "It simply looks at the day as it unfolds, and that is a brave and radical act."Chicago Sun-Times60.34953

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"...Brown's starmaking turn is the film's heart and soul..."Total Film "...Two enormously appealing performances dominate FINDING FORRESTER....The two actors tear into their roles the way a hungry man enters a banquet hall..."Hollywood Reporter "...[The film is] constructed around Sean Connery's charm..." - 3 out of 4 starsUSA Today "...Brown turns out to be something of a natural. His wary and dignified presence, nicely set off by a great smile, enables him to make working with Connery appear simple..."Los Angeles Times "...It's a pleasure to watch the rapport between Connery, in his 50th year of acting, and Brown, in his first role..."Chicago Sun-Times "...Touchingly authentic thanks to genuine and profound performances from Connery and newcomer Pitt..."Box Office60.2913

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"...[Kidman is] breathtaking....Kudos to Van Sant..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Prime social satire and outrageous fun....Sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance..." Rolling Stone "...Kidman is like a Roman candle....Directed with comic brightness..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...TO DIE FOR delivers continuous pinpricks of irreverent humor and subversive cultural commentary. Witty, energetic and splendidly acted..." Variety "...A smart black comedy that skewers America's fatal fascination with television and celebrity....Told with a panache that extends from the opening credits to its closing frames, TO DIE FOR plays its themes for everything they're worth..." Los Angeles Times "...TO DIE FOR is the kind of movie that's merciless with its characters, and Kidman is superb....The film is filled with perfect character studies..." Chicago Sun-Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Like the finest satire, TO DIE FOR is no-prisoners nasty, very funny and both exaggerated and true."Uncut "Nicole Kidman gives a peerless performance....Van Sant's non-linear faux-documentary narrative, with its tabloid-news-style talking heads and sly gags comes up fresh as a daisy after a dozen years."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] showcases some accomplished performances....These combine with some solid direction from Van Sant to result in a juicy little guilty pleasure."Ultimate DVD59.9651

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"...A work of 'metacinematic' research. By remaking PSYCHO, the film-makers have managed to replay formally notions of transgression and difference that manifested themselves in Hitchcock's original as themes and subtexts..." Sight and Sound "...What could be juicier, or more appropriate, than this post-modern PSYCHO?....A fascinating stunt..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly59.9651

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"...[Kidman is] breathtaking....Kudos to Van Sant..." - RecommendedPremiere "...Prime social satire and outrageous fun....Sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance..." Rolling Stone "...Kidman is like a Roman candle....Directed with comic brightness..." -- Rating: B+ Entertainment Weekly "...TO DIE FOR delivers continuous pinpricks of irreverent humor and subversive cultural commentary. Witty, energetic and splendidly acted..." Variety "...A smart black comedy that skewers America's fatal fascination with television and celebrity....Told with a panache that extends from the opening credits to its closing frames, TO DIE FOR plays its themes for everything they're worth..." Los Angeles Times "...TO DIE FOR is the kind of movie that's merciless with its characters, and Kidman is superb....The film is filled with perfect character studies..." Chicago Sun-Times 4 stars out of 5 -- "Like the finest satire, TO DIE FOR is no-prisoners nasty, very funny and both exaggerated and true."Uncut "Nicole Kidman gives a peerless performance....Van Sant's non-linear faux-documentary narrative, with its tabloid-news-style talking heads and sly gags comes up fresh as a daisy after a dozen years."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] showcases some accomplished performances....These combine with some solid direction from Van Sant to result in a juicy little guilty pleasure."Ultimate DVD59.9651

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly24.31224

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly24.31224

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly24.31224

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"Payne's true shining moment is his own short....It's the movie's final chapter, and it's simply brilliant." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly24.31224

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4 stars out of 5 -- "More frenetic and splenetic than seasons 1-4..."Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hings gather momentum by the time Gus Van Sant and Martin Scorsese enter the picture."Uncut1.094638

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"...[A] gloriously designed, shot and scored time capsule about campus unrest..." USA Today "[I]t captures the American hippie movement precisely....Antonioni's formal sensibility is still groundbreaking."Film Comment "[I]n the ensuing decades, ZABRISKIE POINT's critical standing improved, as directors like Gus Van Sant and Bruno Dumont paid homage to the movie with their own challenging, existential films about empty souls roaming around deserts."A.V. Club0.9121985

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5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his story of revenge and social collapse bends time, space and the viewer's consciousness like few others."Uncut "[A] kind of holy grail for cinephiles....What makes it an astonishing work is its immanent sense of the great Hungarian plain and the absurd drudgery of rural lifeSight and Sound "[The film] garnered lavish praise from Susan Sontag and inspired Gus Van Sant's return to low-budget experimental fare..."Film Comment0.7297588

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"[I]t's a welcome addition to the biographical canon -- less as clear-eyed investigation than for the intimate and moving portrait it paints."Los Angeles Times "A MAN WITHIN is embellished with scratchy line drawing that evokes Burroughs's skeletal vision of humanity."New York Times "Yony Leyser's reverent documentary WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN offers a concise summary of Burroughs' life and works."A.V. Club "Burroughs' life off the page was as fascinating as the scatological doom poetry in his masterpiece NAKED LUNCH."Entertainment Weekly0.4349293

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[Q]uirky but engaging....RESTLESS is a rewarding movie experience thanks to a pair of wonderful young actors taking us on their own unique journey."Box Office "Cast in the soft autumnal light of Harris Savides' cinematography, the film is lovely to look at..."Los Angeles Times 3 stars out of 5 -- "A closely cropped Wasikowska injects grace and gravitas while Hopper does more than just physically remind us of late dad Dennis..."Total Film "Though RESTLESS will remain a minor Van Sant title, it's still recognizably his, and contains as much irreducible, irresistible beauty as that implies."Film Comment0.4349293

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"A social-issue drama handled in a very human way, PROMISED LAND presents its environmental concerns in a clear, upfront manner."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "PROMISED LAND is actually a potent and powerful look at how the stressed economy is stressing farm communities across America."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his gentle tale is modest in its ambitions, with a cast of sympathetic characters and an unpredictable arc. That blend of elements is the key to its appeal..."USA Today0.326197

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"A social-issue drama handled in a very human way, PROMISED LAND presents its environmental concerns in a clear, upfront manner."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "PROMISED LAND is actually a potent and powerful look at how the stressed economy is stressing farm communities across America."Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his gentle tale is modest in its ambitions, with a cast of sympathetic characters and an unpredictable arc. That blend of elements is the key to its appeal..."USA Today0.326197

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