Arthur Ryel-Lindsey

Arthur Ryel-Lindsey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
House Next Door , Slant Magazine , Stylus Magazine
Total Reviews:
39

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Showing 1 - 39 of 39
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) " This is strong and effective documentary filmmaking, but it's only a lengthy prologue to the story on which Liz Garbus clearly wants to focus." — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2011
—— A Matter of Taste " This hour-long expose on the life and aspirations of Paul Liebrandt is an unrestrained delight in two parts." — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
83% Casino Jack And The United States Of Money (2010) " As with Enron, Casino Jack very quietly struggles to reconcile a disturbing history-beneath-the-history. " — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) " Structurally, Bobby Fischer Against the World is a mixed bag." — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— The Bengali Detective " That Cox follows the best of these slapstick moments with perhaps the most tragic event in any man's life is an indication of his daring and sophistication as a director. " — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
65% Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011) " Billed and constructed as a whodunit, Resurrect Dead is marginally more complicated than that, but only marginally. " — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Do It Again " Only about 30 percent of the film is of genuine interest: the interviews when Edgers is not talking, his historical expertise. " — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
94% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) " A story about Elmo was never likely to penetrate deeply into the darker corners of human nature." — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
91% Kings of Pastry (2010) " Chris Hegedes and D.A. Pennebaker's latest, seemingly effortless masterwork begins as an easy-paced chronicle of one man's preparations for a grueling, three-day pastry showdown." — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Born Sweet " So much for an otherwise noble documentary journey." — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
84% Stonewall Uprising (2010) " Not to put too fine of a point on it, but Kate Davis and David Heilbroner's essential new history of the events and repercussions of the Stonewall riots is about as expert a piece of analytic documentary filmmaking as can be conceived. " — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
—— Caretaker for the Lord " The subtlety through which this storyline develops is McAllister's boldest stroke, and the perfect cap to this display of profound artistic talent." — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
90% And Everything Is Going Fine (2010) " You wonder whom the director is trying to prove as a master, Spalding or himself." — House Next Door
Posted Apr 22, 2011
2.5/4 —— Microphone " Plays like a film school thesis under construction." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2011
2.5/4 40% Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2008) " While sex can be a big motivator in general, it does not yet sustain this show. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2008
3.5/4 90% City Slickers (1991) " A comedy that was and is ambitious and counterintuitive." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2008
3/4 84% The Ice Storm (1997) " As in any joke, destiny is a major character." — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2008
4/4 91% The Last Emperor (1987) " The Last Emperor is most decisively a lesson of nobility." — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 27, 2008
4/4 100% This Sporting Life (1963) " This Sporting Life is a quintessential entrant in Britain's kitchen-sink realism of the late-'50s and '60s." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2008
3.5/4 97% The Lady Vanishes (1938) " What separates Lady Vanishes" — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 26, 2007
4/4 94% Full Metal Jacket (1987) " Somehow after the decadence of Barry Lyndon and a philosophical look at horror in The Shining, Stanley Kubrick settled into a film of unrestrained vitriol and aggression." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2007
3.5/4 97% The Princess Bride (1987) " A film of remarkable forwardness, honesty, and humor, built, like all fairy tales, around one message, summed up late in the script: "True love is the greatest thing in the world."" — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2007
4/4 98% The Hustler (1961) " This is the purest examination of an athlete's internal struggle ever mounted for the screen." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2007
2/4 73% Glastonbury (2007) " It's hard to pin down the intent and even the honesty of the filmmaker." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2007
3/4 97% Big (1988) " The consummate '80s film about kid-dom and growing old too fast." — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2007
3.5/4 95% The Guns of Navarone (1961) " David Niven is the subservient but stylish chemist Miller, rounding out a film that ranks among the best war movies." — Slant Magazine
Posted May 7, 2007
3/4 81% Major League (1989) " Consider Ward's comic framework and Major League is a top-tier baseball film." — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2007
3.5/4 97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) " A wonderful charm filters through these almost collegiate efforts, as if these underfunded Brits, in doing their best, did it better." — Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2006
25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
40% Scoop (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
69% A Scanner Darkly (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
78% Why We Fight (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
74% Conversations With Other Women (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
86% Inside Man (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
11% All The King's Men (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
40% Nacho Libre (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
76% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2006
2.5/4 68% Point Break (1991) " In terms of Hollywood history, Bigelow's film is the perfect document of its time." — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 1, 2006
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