2007 log (5)

(1 May) Away From Her (2006, Sarah Polley) 87
[ Read my interview with Sarah Polley ]

(2 May) Lucky You (2007, Curtis Hanson) [ review ] 61

(3 May) Midnight Movies (2005, Stuart Samuels) 65
[ Read my interview with Stuart Samuels in Voir ]

(4 May) Spider-Man 3 (2007, Sam Raimi) 91
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(7 May) The Ex (2007, Jesse Peretz) 19
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(9 May) Georgia Rule (2007, Garry Marshall) [ review ] 27

(13 May) Les anges exterminateurs (2007, Jean-Claude Brisseau) 70
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(15 May) Gilmore Girls – Series Finale (2007)
[ Gawd, I haven’t cried this hard since… well, the “Six Feet Under” finale. There’s something about spending years and years with characters you love, they become as close as friends and family and when you have to say goodbye… A perfect ending to a near-perfect series. ]

(16 May) Shrek the Third (2007, Chris Miller) 34
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(17 May) La cité interdite AKA La citadelle assiégée (2007, Philippe Calderon) 79
[ Reviewed for Voir ]



(18 May) catch and release (2007, Susannah Grant) 12
[ Where’s my Ben at? Here’s a flick that stars both Affleck’s wife, Jennifer Garner, and his hetero lifemate, one Kevin Smith. But you know what? Ben wasn’t missing out on anything. I love Garner and Smith, and Timothy Olyphant, too, but they should all be embarrassed to be in this. I wasn’t expecting greatness or anything, just a nice little chick flick, but this is an incomprehensibly misguided movie. The premise on its own (girl moves in with her late fiancé’s best friends, falls in love with one of them, etc.) is kinda odd, the storytelling is way off, the attempts at humor fall flat, none of the characters register as more than types, the direction is sluggish and cloying… This sucks, sir. Heck, they bring in Juliette Lewis halfway through, does that liven things up? Nope, still sucks. ]

(22 May) Paris, je t’aime (2007, 18 directors) 60
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(25 May) Breaking and Entering (2006, Anthony Minghella) 52
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(28 May) once (2007, John Carney) 76
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(30 May) Iraq in Fragments (2006, James Longley) 33
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(31 May) Boy Culture (2007, Q. Allan Brocka) 65
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(31 May) Knocked Up (2007, Judd Apatow) [ review ] 69

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