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Ju-on: The Grudge
Fear of what's lurking just out of sight is at the heart of this Japanese horror film.
"...The Grudge is at the forefront of a new wave of Asian horror films that rely on giddily escalating..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Riding Giants
A creative wipe-out from the director of Dogtown and Z-Boys
"...on his follow-up doc, Riding Giants, an ode to big-wave surfers, past and future. Whether or not one was..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The boy wizard rides again and this outing proves zippier and spookier than the previous two.
"...for example. It just chugs along briskly, riding a wave of wonder and enthusiasm. The third act seems overlong..."

June 4, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Quentin Tarantino goes into overdrive with this story about the bride who was left for dead on her wedding day and seeks revenge against them that done her wrong.
"...vibrant and violent mainstream films since the Seventies’ grindhouse wave he grew up on. Part homage to those wonderful..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lost in Translation
Sofia Coppola spins a unique tale about a yearning, indelible love-affair-that-isn’t between characters played by Bill Murray and this season's It Girl Scarlett Johansson.
"...middle age and enjoys the attentions of a new wave of hugely talented young filmmakers like Wes Anderson and..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

XX/XY
"...has a Gallic feel to it, from its New Wave use of jump cuts and close-ups to the casual..."

May 23, 2003 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Secret Ballot
Iranian film is sharply observed and resoundingly funny, and tackles such heady topics as feminism, democracy, the voting process, communication, external and internal impediments to personal growth, and more.
"...evident in abundance -- a rarity among the recent wave of Iranian imports. The film is based on an..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Day I Became a Woman
"...Passand. Delightful as it is, the burgeoning Iranian “new wave” cinema has taken a few knocks for being lugubrious...."

May 18, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Swindle
"...your attention this 1997 film by 68-year-old French New Wave pioneer Claude Chabrol. Mind you, I'm not here to..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Disenchanted
"...and, like so much of the French New New Wave, contains echoes of everything from Bazin to Truffaut. It's..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Marie Baie Des Anges
"...works much better as a satire of the New Wave than it does as an homage. Senseless symbolism, guns,..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mafia!
"...humor that flows over the audience in a foul wave of lowest-common-denominator titters. Abrahams, who started out as part..."

July 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mulan
"...are a visual feast of truly great proportions. The wave of Mongol warriors cresting the snowy mountainside is a..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

A Thousand Acres
"...movie with dominant sensibilities more similar to the current wave of “therapy fiction” than to the classical tragedy genre...."

Sept. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Irma Vep
Assayas' camerawork and editing recall the glory days of the French New Wave, while Cheung holds the center as an actress caught up in the behind-the-scenes mayhem on a creative film set.
"...film recalls the glory days of the French New Wave in its camerawork and editing, which jump between fluid..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Single Girl
"...be the descendants of characters in a French New Wave movie by Jean-Luc Godard or Francois Truffaut. The trappings..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Toilers and the Wayfarers
"...explores themes seldom touched upon in the Queer New Wave, The Toilers and the Wayfarers is an honorable effort,..."

July 25, 1997 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Dear God
"...its tail on fire. The first in Hollywood's annual wave of forceful holiday cheer, Dear God isn't just the..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

National Lampoon's Senior Trip
"...land. The comedy just lies there -- flat brain wave, no vital signs. I blame the screenplay by Roger..."

Sept. 15, 1995 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Floundering
"...McCarthy, the producer of much of the American New Wave of recent years (Repo Man, Tapeheads, Roadside Prophets) may..."

March 3, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Helas Pour Moi
"...one of the seismic forces of the French New Wave that introduced us to postmodernist filmmaking and, later on,..."

Feb. 17, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Payback
"...that without better plots, characters, and effects, the upcoming wave of interactive movies may disappear faster than you can..."

Feb. 17, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Totally F***ed Up
"...F***ed Up, there's little question that the Queer New Wave hasn't ebbed...."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Frank and Jesse
"...of the new breed of dark and brooding new wave westerns that have followed in the wake of Unforgiven...."

Oct. 28, 1994 Movie Review by Brian Baker

A Man in Uniform
"...guy Officer Flanagan in the hit television show Crime Wave, an NYPD Blue knockoff that looks as cheesy as..."

Sept. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Max, Mon Amour
"...Max, Mon Amour, this 1986 film from Japanese New Wave director Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses, Merry..."

Sept. 5, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Fearless
"...bits of plotline. Weir's earlier films, i.e., The Last Wave and Picnic at Hanging Rock managed to get away..."

Oct. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tropic of Cancer
"...of omniscience by riding the riptide of French New Wave stylization with respect to using Torn as a narrator,..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Menace II Society
"...things depicted here, the murders, the drugs, the unending wave of young, black corpses shot down for little or..."

June 4, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Swing Kids
"...generation can change the world through its music. New waves in music generally bring with them new attitudes, new..."

March 12, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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