Fernando F. Croce

Fernando F. Croce

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
CinePassion , Film Comment Magazine , House Next Door , Movie Mezzanine , Slant Magazine
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
1685
Location:
Cupertino

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) " A foundational nightmare vision " — CinePassion
Posted Jul 23, 2014
100% El (This Strange Passion) (Torments) (1953) " A melodrama of derangement and a derangement of melodrama, Buñuel's study of churning jealousy lays bare the torment behind aristocratic chauvinism" — CinePassion
Posted Jul 21, 2014
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) " Joseph H. Lewis charts it all with a perverse artisan's dynamic glee, one wicked jolt after another" — CinePassion
Posted Jul 7, 2014
67% Hell in the Pacific (1968) " The distillate of Boorman's metaphysical-elemental conflicts" — CinePassion
Posted Jul 4, 2014
—— Gishiki (The Ceremony) (1971) " Nagisa Oshima's grand autopsy of the national clan " — CinePassion
Posted Jun 30, 2014
100% The Big Parade (1925) " Masterpiece of Vidorian ardor" — CinePassion
Posted Jun 29, 2014
100% Kanal (Canal) (They Loved Life) (1961) " Flames up above and smoky streams below, the inverted Hades of occupied Warsaw" — CinePassion
Posted Jun 23, 2014
94% They Drive by Night (1940) " Ripping view of toilers and hustlers still half-stuck in the Depression " — CinePassion
Posted Jun 16, 2014
88% The Leopard Man (1943) " The camera's tender scratch, a most graceful vision of a most predatory world" — CinePassion
Posted Jun 8, 2014
100% The Tall T (1957) " Boetticher unfolds this hostage scenario on bare natural prosceniums, and with stark delicacy lets the characters' personal moral codes brush against and shade into each other" — CinePassion
Posted May 26, 2014
57% Noah's Ark (1928) " Aiming for De Mille blockbusting, it boasts some fake-Babylonian splendor, though none of C.B.'s lascivious-prurient absurdism." — CinePassion
Posted May 21, 2014
95% Le Doulos (1962) " The Möbius strip of noir ambiguity, as hard and shivery and tortuous as can be" — CinePassion
Posted May 19, 2014
—— Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (Kriemhild's Revenge) (1924) " A work of bottomless intensity and influence " — CinePassion
Posted May 11, 2014
—— Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Siegfried's Death) (1924) " The medium's every cog and wheel marshaled into a mammoth-production that nevertheless exudes a defiantly personal blend of fantasy and politics" — CinePassion
Posted May 4, 2014
88% RoboCop (1987) " Paul Verhoeven on blockbuster explosions like Douglas Sirk on lachrymose households" — CinePassion
Posted Apr 21, 2014
100% Ossessione (1943) " The hardboiled appetites of The Postman Always Rings Twice brushing against European anguish" — CinePassion
Posted Apr 7, 2014
83% Daisies (2012) " Just about the most ticklish barrage of nihilism in cinema" — CinePassion
Posted Mar 31, 2014
100% A New Leaf (1971) " Elaine May's directorial debut, a beautifully refined exposition of screwball comedy's brackish side" — CinePassion
Posted Feb 24, 2014
90% Blackmail (1929) " A Teutonic experiment in ambiguity and an astringent comedy of wandering relationships, Alfred Hitchcock's first talkie offers scene upon scene of ingenious synergy of camera and meaning" — CinePassion
Posted Feb 17, 2014
100% Le Beau Serge (1958) " Part mock-neorealist homoerotic foxtrot, part obsessively symmetrical Cahiers du Cinéma analysis of Hitchcock's I Confess" — CinePassion
Posted Feb 7, 2014
—— M (1951) " A society of persecution laid jaggedly bare, from one poet of paranoia to another" — CinePassion
Posted Feb 3, 2014
—— Utamaro o meguru gonin no onna (Five Women Around Utamaro) (1946) " A Japanese feminist's self-aware ode to all the heroines who have carried the famed male gaze on their shoulders" — CinePassion
Posted Feb 3, 2014
80% Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) (1972) " A frigid hothouse in four acts and one epilogue, the equal of the best of Losey or Duras" — CinePassion
Posted Jan 27, 2014
75% Heroes for Sale (1933) " Not a gram of fat in Wellman's crazy, urgent, ribald Depression pamphlet" — CinePassion
Posted Jan 24, 2014
95% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) " Pulsing with nervous energy, Scorsese's camera is in a state of continuous discovery " — CinePassion
Posted Jan 13, 2014
—— What Price Glory? (1926) " A steady stream of roughhouse pirouettes, yet once the characters hit the trenches Walsh composes as fiercely as Griffith" — CinePassion
Posted Jan 11, 2014
—— Der Verlorene (The Lost One) (1951) " Lorre's singular, solitary directorial effort, a tour of despairing psyches shot through flashes of expressionism" — CinePassion
Posted Jan 9, 2014
—— She Married Her Boss (1935) " Business and marriage together 'sound like an incorporation,' with a deft hand Gregory La Cava dismantles both" — CinePassion
Posted Jan 8, 2014
100% Raw Deal (1948) " Tremendous, sinewy noir" — CinePassion
Posted Jan 6, 2014
96% Andrei Rublev (1973) " Tarkovsky merges dour meditation with barnburner technique in this overwhelming parable" — CinePassion
Posted Dec 30, 2013
100% The Miracle Woman (1931) " Absorbing " — CinePassion
Posted Dec 29, 2013
100% Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) (1955) " A haunted litany about unspeakable events barely a decade old, the madness of history and the sin of forgetfulness" — CinePassion
Posted Dec 27, 2013
91% Trouble in Paradise (1932) " The distillate of Lubitsch's cinema of insinuation and evanescence" — CinePassion
Posted Dec 23, 2013
100% The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen)(Rehearsal for a Crime) (1955) " The central work of Buñuel's career, a midpoint between the early savagery and the later urbanity" — CinePassion
Posted Dec 16, 2013
87% A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme) (1964) " Analytical whimsy, captivating dissonance" — CinePassion
Posted Dec 8, 2013
100% On Dangerous Ground (1952) " An exalted modulation from harsh to lyrical and back, the culmination of Nicholas Ray's Borzagean side" — CinePassion
Posted Dec 2, 2013
—— Last Night at the Alamo " Eagle Pennell's regional snapshot is a full-on dissection of the Reagan era's deluded swagger" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 30, 2013
100% Black Narcissus (1947) " The Archers at their most carnal-bonkers-sublime" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 25, 2013
—— Ladies of Leisure (1930) " A continuous play of emotional urges, pinpointed by an unguarded actress and an entranced director" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 22, 2013
—— Goin' Down the Road (1970) " All is chronicled by Donald Shebib with a documentarian's eye for granular verity" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 20, 2013
85% Cul-de-Sac (1966) " Pristine deep-focus absurdism jolted by wide-angle twitches, utter despair treated with something akin to jolliness" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 18, 2013
80% The Thing (1982) " A magnificent cabinet of grotesqueries, one of the decade's great works" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 11, 2013
100% The Spider's Stratagem (Strategia del ragno) (1970) " Pointedly analytical and lushly abstruse" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 10, 2013
52% Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult (I Am Curious (Yellow)) (1967) " A bemused society at a crossroads, a medium in frisky disarray" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 5, 2013
68% Terraferma (2013) " As the protagonist's solidarity is put to the test, however, Terraferma slides from detail-rich fable to Important Issue statement, its symbolism growing leaden and its characters shedding their eccentricities for masks of nobility." — Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2013
100% Park Row (1952) " In this heartfelt portrait of the artist as choleric muckraker, Fuller is a stirred engineer keeping an unflagging flow of cracked energy between performers and lenses" — CinePassion
Posted Nov 3, 2013
92% Carrie (1976) " Stephen King's book outlines a world ringed with abuse, Brian De Palma visualizes it with vast amounts of pervy humor and ominous effulgence" — CinePassion
Posted Oct 27, 2013
—— Thomas l'imposteur (Thomas the Impostor) " Franju gives the flickering fable a mordant reading, dismay and splendor imprinted in each composition" — CinePassion
Posted Oct 26, 2013
—— The Comic (Billy Bright) (1969) " Custard mixes with arsenic in Reiner's bright meditation on slapstick" — CinePassion
Posted Oct 23, 2013
80% The Brood (1979) " Shedding the grindhouse skin of the early films for a cool-clinical sheen, Cronenberg exhumes the deformed feelings of relationships erected on circles of pain while locating a bruised new dignity in the characters caught in them" — CinePassion
Posted Oct 20, 2013
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