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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • Charlie Wilson's War
    • Charlie Wilson's War

      Movie Review
      The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. That chestnut could serve nicely as the tagline for Mike Nichols’ latest beltway…
    • Deep Water
    • Deep Water

      Movie Review
      In no sense whatsoever did Donald Crowhurst have the right stuff. He was a fusty, middle-aged bumbler whose modest electronics shop was all but on…
    • Awake
    • Awake

      Movie Review
      This is a movie that should have a medical warning in its trailer. Caution: Viewing may be hazardous to your film-going fun; side effects can…
    • No Country for Old Men
    • No Country for Old Men

      Movie Review
      Virtually every review I have seen of Joel and Ethan Coen’s new movie announces that it marks a return to form for the brothers and…
    • American Gangster
    • American Gangster

      Movie Review
      Ridley Scott’s gangland saga has been called the “Black Scarface” and the “Harlem Godfather.” It’s not difficult to see why critics might go there. The…
    • Bee Movie
    • Bee Movie

      Movie Review
      Was there ever a better time to make an animated kids’ movie about bees? True, they’re not very cute, and they sting. But all of…
    • Dan In Real Life
    • Dan In Real Life

      Movie Review
      Steve Carell’s new movie is a revelation. Assuming, that is, you’ve found yourself wondering what it would be like to see the star of “The…
    • Michael Clayton
    • Michael Clayton

      Movie Review
      Sort of like an Erin Brockovich without the message, comic relief or push-up bras, Michael Clayton hinges on a class-action lawsuit brought against a conglomerate…
    • The Heartbreak Kid
    • The Heartbreak Kid

      Movie Review
      Global warming gets all the press, but another large-scale shift has been in the works for decades now, one that also has dramatic implications for…
    • The Kingdom
    • The Kingdom

      Movie Review
      If Michael Bay had directed Syriana, the result might have been a motion picture much like The Kingdom. While its subject matter is ripped from…
    • Eastern Promises
    • Eastern Promises

      Movie Review
      When David Cronenberg pulled the crime thriller A History of Violence out of his hat in 2005, he emerged from one of the most prolonged…
    • No End in Sight
    • No End in Sight

      Movie Review
      How many years, how many lost lives, how many readily avoidable blunders have we witnessed since our commander -in-chief stood on the deck of…
    • 3:10 to Yuma
    • 3:10 to Yuma

      Movie Review
      If you’ve suffered through gratuitous updates of old movies, such as The Wicker Man, I Think I Love My Wife, Halloween and The Invasion,…
    • Balls of Fury
    • Balls of Fury

      Movie Review
      Will Ferrell has raised the sports spoof to an art form. His work in films such as Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory has inspired…
    • Resurrecting the Champ
    • Resurrecting the Champ

      Movie Review
      A distinctly 21st-century subgenre has emerged from the long tradition of newspaper movies over the last few years. While first-rate motion pictures are still made…
    • The Invasion
    • The Invasion

      Movie Review
      The Invasion is the fourth motion picture to be adapted from The Body Snatchers, the classic 1955 science-fiction novel by Jack Finney. It is also…
    • Talk to Me
    • Talk to Me

      Movie Review
      Some people’s lives are simply too free-form to fit tidily into the standard biopic formula. Petey Greene was a talk-radio personality who came to prominence…
    • Shrek the Third
    • Shrek the Third

      Movie Review
      Along time ago in a kingdom called Far Far Away, director Andrew Adamson and a merry band of writers, animators and voice artists created…
    • Year of the Dog
    • Year of the Dog

      Movie Review
      I'm not sure which baffles me more: that the wildly gifted and inventive writer Mike (School of Rock) White is behind this inert cinematic…
    • Lucky You
    • Lucky You

      Movie Review
      He must have lost a bet. What other conceivable explanation could there be for director Curtis Hanson's involvement in a production this pointless and…
    • Next

      Movie Review
      You really have to feel sorry for Philip K. Dick. Not just because he's dead. And not because, like so many creative visionaries, he died…
    • Fracture
    • Fracture

      Movie Review
      In the opening scene of Gregory (Primal Fear) Hoblit's new suspense thriller, we are introduced to a brilliant and wealthy aeronautical engineer played by…

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