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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • Slumdog Millionaire
    • Slumdog Millionaire

      Movie Review
      What happens to a contestant who has won big on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” once the studio lights have darkened and the audience…
    • Synecdoche, New York
    • Synecdoche, New York

      Movie Review
      Two predictions: First, you won’t see a motion picture this year better, more brilliant or more ambitious than this one. And second, it won’t win…
    • Four Christmases
    • Four Christmases

      Movie Review
      To put it in the best light possible, I recommend thinking of Four Christmases not as a really short movie but as a very special…
    • Let the Right One In
    • Let the Right One In

      Movie Review
      If you see just one movie this year about a bullied Swedish albino who convinces a 12-year-old vampire to go steady with him, you owe…
    • Quantum of Solace
    • Quantum of Solace

      Movie Review
      A bold retooling of the franchise, Quantum of Solace is the first of the Bourne films not to feature Matt Damon. Daniel Craig takes over…
    • Role Models
    • Role Models

      Movie Review
      Following in the footsteps of Kevin Smith, writer-director David Wain (The Ten) now reveals to the world that he, too, has come down with a…
    • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
    • Zack and Miri Make a Porno

      Movie Review
      Judd Apatow rules the movie comedy universe at this point, and Kevin Smith knows it. The writer-director’s latest is a carefully calculated bit of artistic…
    • Pride and Glory
    • Pride and Glory

      Movie Review
      Edward Norton and Colin Farrell play good cop/bad cop in the latest from Miracle director Gavin O’Connor. Guess which one is the hotheaded ringleader of…
    • W.
    • W.

      Movie Review
      What is it with the director of JFK and Nixon? There’s something perverse in the way Oliver Stone approaches the telling of tragic presidential stories:…
    • Body of Lies
    • Body of Lies

      Movie Review
      Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe have now collaborated on five films. The work they have done together has ranged from the timeless (Gladiator) to the…
    • Flash of Genius
    • Flash of Genius

      Movie Review
      This year’s model of the David and Goliath Hollywood melodrama is a lemon. Flash of Genius has been marketed as the inspirational true story of…
    • Elegy
    • Elegy

      Movie Review
      Philip Roth is the poet laureate of the modern male id, so I was curious to see what a female director might do with The…
    • Lakeview Terrace
    • Lakeview Terrace

      Movie Review
      Neil LaBute has a bulletin for America: Racial strife is alive and well. Why he regards this as news is anyone’s guess, but he delivers…
    • Dalai Lama Renaissance
    • Dalai Lama Renaissance

      Movie Review
      The comedy sensation of the summer is coming soon to a theater near you, and the latest laughers from Ben Stiller, Anna Faris and Brad…
    • The Unknown Woman
    • The Unknown Woman

      Movie Review
      The world isn’t a very big place anymore. Where on Earth would you have to go, for example, to find someone who doesn’t know who…
    • Man on Wire
    • Man on Wire

      Movie Review
      When John Lennon was murdered, I wondered whether it would ever again be possible to hear The Beatles’ music the way we heard it before.…
    • Tropic Thunder
    • Tropic Thunder

      Movie Review
      In last week’s review I bemoaned a worrisome trend. Over the past several months, more and more comedies from once dependable laugh masters have proven…
    • Pineapple Express
    • Pineapple Express

      Movie Review
      Over the past several months, one promising comedy after another has failed to live up to expectations. From the forgettable Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the…
    • Step Brothers
    • Step Brothers

      Movie Review
      Will Ferrell plus Adam McKay usually equals comedy magic. They made Anchorman and Talladega Nights together, and movies don’t get a whole lot funnier than…
    • The Edge of Heaven
    • The Edge of Heaven

      Movie Review
      At this juncture, if you’re going to fashion a movie out of interwoven narrative strands à la Crash or Babel, it’s a good idea to…
    • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

      Movie Review
      Pan’s Labyrinth proved that Spanish director Guillermo del Toro has an unrivaled gift for dreaming up beautifully bizarre worlds and bringing them to life. His…
    • Hancock
    • Hancock

      Movie Review
      Hancock is something of a one-trick pony. It attempts additional tricks in its woefully miscalculated second half, but they all misfire. Which leaves us with…
    • Flight of the Red Balloon
    • Flight of the Red Balloon

      Movie Review
      Imagination, patience and an appreciation of the unfamiliar will come in handy for American audiences fortunate enough to find themselves confronted with the latest creation…

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