Fernando F. Croce

Fernando F. Croce

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Le Deuxième souffle (Second Breath) (1966) " Second breath, inexorable suffocation " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Apr 27, 2015
87% Black Sabbath (I Tre volti della paura) (The Three Faces of Fear) (The Three Faces of Terror) (1963) " An Italianate Kwaidan and no mistake " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Apr 20, 2015
100% La Terra trema (1948) " Luchino Visconti's epic account of peasant defiance inflamed and squelched, where to live in poverty is to drown on dry land " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Apr 17, 2015
97% La Strada (The Road) (1954) " Memories of Griffith, Vigo and Harry Langdon abound in Fellini's famed tragicommedia " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Apr 10, 2015
100% Rebels of the Neon God (2015) " This is a harsher, bleaker, more earthbound portrait than the director's subsequent works. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Apr 8, 2015
100% My Man Godfrey (1936) " Gregory La Cava's warm and giddy carousel, a raucous burlesque with a beautiful still center, a lighter and tarter savior fable than Capra's concurrent transmutations of the Gospels " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Mar 29, 2015
97% Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) (1955) " Satyajit Ray's glowingly hardscrabble debut " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Mar 22, 2015
86% La Signora Senza Camelie (1953) " An impeccable early scene has Antonioni defining mise-en-scène before your eyes -- a torrid kiss is rehearsed on a bed, the camera dollies in and the sketch becomes a fresco, with off-screen whispers acting as meta-reminders. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Mar 16, 2015
82% Talk Radio (1988) " The voice-in-the-dark hysteria comes no less out of Stone, seizing the success d'estime transplant for the personal, even confessional, quandary of the anguished truth-teller in the end engulfed by the system. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Mar 13, 2015
100% Rashômon (Rashomon) (In the Woods) (1951) " Akira Kurosawa's famous cosmic shrug " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Mar 8, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Empire of Passion (Ai no borei) (In the Realm of Passion) (1978) " Nagisa Oshima just can't win. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
96% The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) " The master class in piquant flash tends to Hollywood's warts like sumptuous flowers " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Mar 2, 2015
94% Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) (1964) " At once primeval and immediate " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Feb 27, 2015
75% Crash (2004) " The dramatic tidiness of Crash dovetails the soap operatic strands into a facile contemporary j'accuse without ever addressing how race plays into the ideologies that enforce an oppressive order. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Feb 23, 2015
100% Foolish Wives (1922) " A masterwork of counterfeit characters " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Feb 20, 2015
95% Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) (1971) " A constellation of flirtations, glances, smiles and fibs pulled together by Rohmer with an exquisite Lubitsch deadpan, his camera as warm as sunlight and cutting like a scalpel " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Feb 15, 2015
100% Violence at Noon (1966) " The audacity of the style seeps into the story's tabloid luridness. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Feb 7, 2015
100% Zangiku monogatari (The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums) (1979) " Magnificent " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Feb 2, 2015
No Score Yet Sleep, My Love (1947) " A blueprint of infidelity and manipulation shot by Douglas Sirk with tons of baleful wit " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Salvatore Giuliano (1962) " The political and personal forces at play are raw, the scrutiny is analytical " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Jan 26, 2015
100% Stroszek (1977) " One surreal view after another, a sustained captivation " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Dec 29, 2014
No Score Yet American Madness (1932) " A forceful tale for the New Deal just around the corner " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Dec 26, 2014
88% Pickup on South Street (1953) " Cold War anxiety merely heightens the already-combustible fabric of everyday America in Samuel Fuller's two-fisted masterpiece " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Dec 22, 2014
87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) " I've only recently started scratching the surface of Japanese animé as an art form, an acquired taste still, but it is works of full wonder and beauty like this one that keep pushing me into acquiring it. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Dec 8, 2014
100% And Life Goes On (Zendegi va digar hich) (Life, and Nothing More) (1996) " Lambent and spacious meta-comedy " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Dec 8, 2014
100% Attack (1956) " Aldrich's blunt and ferocious existentialism " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Nov 21, 2014
100% Seventh Heaven (1927) (1927) " A world of rough cobblestones and exploding trenches softened by romance made tangible " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Nov 19, 2014
100% The Lusty Men (1952) " A key American vision, with Ray's sense of failure and transience and grace pulled together into Mitchum's wink of soulful nonchalance " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Nov 9, 2014
93% Murder! (1930) " Hitchcock's splendidly self-reflexive mystery " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Nov 2, 2014
100% Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (1932) " Dreyer's sublimely arcane hallucination " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Oct 26, 2014
93% Les Cousins (1959) " Reversing the setting and characters of Le Beau Serge, Claude Chabrol discovers the acerbic stylization that he would for the rest of his career polish and sharpen " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Oct 24, 2014
91% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) " Tobe Hooper's grindhouse masterpiece abounds in snuff ambience and cacophonous trauma " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Oct 20, 2014
93% Spione (Spies) (The Spy) (1928) " The colossal canvas of Metropolis was a tough act to follow, but Fritz Lang's breathtaking silent thriller manages to match and in some areas top that earlier milestone. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Oct 15, 2014
91% Eraserhead (1977) " David Lynch never explains because he doesn't need to, his is the faith of the irrational, disconcertingly childlike in its illusionism. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Oct 14, 2014
98% Rosemary's Baby (1968) " A Ross Hunter-type gloss cannily deformed by anxiety and the gnomish grins of familiar Hollywood faces " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Oct 13, 2014
60% Destination Moon (2001) " Jules Verne by way of Robert A. Heinlein, the staid harbinger of the Space Race " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Oct 3, 2014
100% The Conformist (1970) " Visual splendor reigns supreme in Bertolucci's dazzling historical dreamscape " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Sep 29, 2014
No Score Yet Westfront 1918 (1930) " In his first talkie, G.W. Pabst plunks down in the winding trenches for a grunt's view of dirt and shrapnel " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Sep 27, 2014
100% T-Men (1947) " Anthony Mann's technique is Huston's but sharpened into the hardest noir edge " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Sep 22, 2014
100% The Docks of New York (1928) " Josef von Sternberg enjoys a challenge, so he pulls into Borzage's waterfront to suppress and heighten emotionalism with sang-froid deadpans. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Sep 19, 2014
100% Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) " The film sketches in the set-up with a beautifully delineated terseness -- one-shot character introductions, a rookie guard cold-cocked, the prison corridor erupting as the cons pour out. " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Sep 19, 2014
No Score Yet Daisy Kenyon (1947) " A scrupulously cooled romance and a portrait of a postwar nation, but first and foremost a fluid chart of thorny personal spaces brushing against each other " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Sep 2, 2014
85% Zemlya (Earth) (Soil) (1930) " Dovzhenko's grave and jubilant landmark " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Sep 1, 2014
No Score Yet Outrage (1950) " Explored with Lupino's tough-minded clarity and compassion " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Aug 25, 2014
89% Thieves Like Us (1974) " Ray's They Live by Night runs on fatalistic romanticism, Robert Altman's version is less noir fever than wry, drifting reverie " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Aug 18, 2014
95% Germany, Year Zero (1949) " An unrelenting searchlight and a humane act of commiseration " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Aug 11, 2014
100% The Shooting (1967) " Hellman's superb frontier cryptogram " ‐ CinePassion
Posted Jul 30, 2014
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
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