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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • True Grit
    • True Grit

      Movie Review
      It goes without saying that Joel and Ethan Coen’s update of the 1969 western that earned John Wayne his solitary Oscar represents a…
    • Nowhere Boy
    • Nowhere Boy

      Movie Review
      Behind every great man, they say, there’s a great woman. Behind the teenager who would grow up to achieve greatness as the leader…
    • 127 Hours
    • 127 Hours

      Movie Review
      My guess is that James Franco will snag a Best Actor nomination for his magnetic, multidimensional performance in Danny Boyle’s follow-up to the…
    • Fair Game
    • Fair Game

      Movie Review
      If you’re anything like me, you’ve found it difficult to watch the recent interviews of George W. Bush, who’s been making the rounds to promote…
    • Inside Job
    • Inside Job

      Movie Review
      Do yourself a favor: See this movie, but do not see it on a good day. It will infuriate you and ruin it. Rather, watch…
    • Due Date
    • Due Date

      Movie Review
      Fun fact: Before he became the new king of comedy by directing The Hangover, Todd Phillips made another movie about a lovable group of drug-ingesting…
    • Howl
    • Howl

      Movie Review
      The challenge of transforming a poem into a feature-length film is so daunting, if noble, that Oscar-winning writer-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman may be…
    • Hereafter
    • Hereafter

      Movie Review
      Clint Eastwood’s supernatural drama tells the stories of several characters who’ve lost loved ones or narrowly sidestepped death themselves. But, engaging as it is at…
    • Never Let Me Go
    • Never Let Me Go

      Movie Review
      Hailsham, at first glance, appears to be just another English boarding school. The setting is pastoral. The buildings are old. The teachers — especially the…
    • Secretariat
    • Secretariat

      Movie Review
      Disney endeavors to make a quick buck off the fastest horse in history with Secretariat, a by-the-numbers bit of inspirational mythmaking from director Randall Wallace.…
    • Let Me In
    • Let Me In

      Movie Review
      What is it about subtitles that sends American moviegoers stampeding from a theater like the place is on fire? Or is it the unfamiliar sound…
    • South of the Border
    • South of the Border

      Movie Review
      Michael Moore appears to have exhausted himself — burned out, at least temporarily, in his mission to make the world a better place via documentary…
    • The Town
    • The Town

      Movie Review
      I can’t help but wonder whether the staff of Boston’s film commission have been getting praise or pink slips over the past few years as…
    • The Extra Man
    • The Extra Man

      Movie Review
      The irony in Kevin Kline playing the title role in The Extra Man, an ode to Manhattan oddballs, is that he is, in reality, its…
    • The American
    • The American

      Movie Review
      I would not have wanted to be the artist assigned the task of conceiving this movie’s poster. The American is everything the Bourne films are…
    • Get Low
    • Get Low

      Movie Review
      The feature debut of director Aaron Schneider could very well be this year’s Crazy Heart. It’s a modestly budgeted production in which regret, redemption and…
    • Piranha 3D
    • Piranha 3D

      Movie Review
      If the Weinstein brothers had hired Stephen Hawking to postulate a foolproof formula for filling movie theaters with young male viewers, the result would very…
    • Eat Pray Love
    • Eat Pray Love

      Movie Review
      A movie so enthusiastically insipid it makes the Sex and the City films look like the first two Godfathers, Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s…
    • The Other Guys
    • The Other Guys

      Movie Review
      The good news: Will Ferrell is back, and The Other Guys is the funniest film of the summer. The bad news: Well, let’s be honest…
    • Dinner for Schmucks
    • Dinner for Schmucks

      Movie Review
      It’s hard to believe Europe can be having money troubles when you consider the fortune Hollywood has been spending for decades on the rights to…
    • Salt
    • Salt

      Movie Review
      Didn’t we just see this movie? Why go to the trouble of shooting a new one when you could simply toss a few scenes from…
    • I Am Love
    • I Am Love

      Movie Review
      Like a Food Network production of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the latest from director Luca Guadagnino depicts the awakening of a repressed aristocrat’s appetites through…
    • Predators
    • Predators

      Movie Review
      A B-movie with brains, the fifth film featuring our freakily mandibled friends is by far the best. This is a pleasant surprise, though hardly a…
    • Exit Through the Gift Shop
    • Exit Through the Gift Shop

      Movie Review
      The summer’s cheekiest film doesn’t star Adam Sandler, Will Forte or Jonah Hill, but a British graffiti artist by the name of Banksy. Part street-art…

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