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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • A History of Violence

      Best and worst films of 2006
      » 10 Best Films » 10 Worst Films » 10 Biggest Disappointments War. What is it good for? Well, this past year it was good…
    • Best & Worst Films of 2006

      » 10 Best Films » 10 Worst Films » 10 Biggest Disappointments War. What is it good for? Well, this past year it was…
    • The Pursuit of Happyness

      Movie Review
      It's nice to see Will Smith try something different. Especially since his other recent releases include such unfortunate fare as Men in Black II, Bad…
    • When Stars Attack

      I felt like sending Michael Richards a note. My heart went out to the guy." - Mel Gibson What is it about wanting for nothing…
    • Blood Diamond

      Movie Review
      It's possible to think of Blood Diamond as this year's Syriana. Both are star-driven geopolitical adventures that successfully marry action and message. Where last year's…
    • Turistas

      Movie Review
      My first question regarding John Stockwell's grisly torture-fiesta concerns the timing of its release. I would love to have listened in on the brainstorming session…
    • Fast Food Nation

      Movie Review
      With his unsettling 2001 bestseller, Eric Schlosser served up an exposé of the fast-food industry guaranteed to make you lose your appetite - at least…
    • Political Party Pooper

      Was that a fun 24-hour television news cycle, or what? If Tuesday night's happiest news was simply that those ghastly campaign ads had run for…
    • Borat

      Movie Review
      One night this summer Sacha Baron Cohen screened a rough cut of his latest comedy for a select group of Hollywood hipsters - a handful…
    • Infamous

      Movie Review
      At first the joke appeared to be on writer-director Douglas McGrath. Imagine working for years to put together a movie about one of the last…
    • Flags of Our Fathers

      Movie Review
      Louder than the blizzard of bullets and shells that mangled tanks as easily as human bodies, more deafening than the noise from stadiums filled…
    • Sketchy Details

      The funny thing about "Saturday Night Live" - one of the few funny things about the show these days - is that it's exerting its…
    • The Science of Sleep

      Movie Review
      One of the words routinely used to describe the latest offbeat fantasia from director Michel Gondry is "childlike." The reviewers who use the term are…
    • The Departed

      Movie Review
      The good news is, Martin Scorsese is back doing what he does best: making stylish, wildly violent, borderline-operatic gangster films. The not-so-good news is,…
    • The Guardian

      Movie Review
      Andrew Davis, who directed The Fugitive a few years back, would appear to have pioneered a new movie form: the big-screen buffet. With The…
    • All the King's Men

      Movie Review
      As you watch this remake about the rise and fall of a populist Louisiana politician in the first half of the 20th century, you…
    • Elimination Nation

      Since the first "Survivor" contestant got voted off the island in the summer of 2000, the process of elimination has all but replaced plot as…
    • Gabrielle

      Movie Review
      Joseph Conrad is usually associated with psychological adventure-novels such as Heart of Darkness. The author also crafted short stories charged with an astonishingly modern…
    • Wassup Rockers

      Movie Review
      Kids today. Is there a filmmaker alive who has burned through more miles of celluloid chronicling the state of the nation's youth than photographer-turned-writer/director…
    • The Illusionist

      Movie Review
      In writer-director Neil Burger's spellbinding adaptation of the Steven Millhauser story "Eisenheim the Illusionist," Edward Norton plays a conjurer whose most elaborate trick is…
    • Invincible

      Movie Review
      By the end of its 1976 season, the Philadelphia Eagles' 11th losing season in a row, fans hadn't lost just faith; they'd lost patience.…
    • Snakes on a Plane

      Movie Review
      Well, what did we expect? For well over a year the Internet has been buzzing about this picture, based on nothing more than its…
    • Star Treatment

      Trend alert! Research laboratories, think tanks and Mary Hart have been working around the clock for decades searching for new ways to pamper celebrities, and…
    • Little Miss Sunshine

      Movie Review
      Every once in a while a small picture from unknown first-timers comes along and shows the big boys in Hollywood how it's supposed to be…

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