Fran Hortop

Fran Hortop

Agrees with the Tomatometer 94% of the time.

Biography:
Channel 4 film critic.
Publications:
Film4
Total Reviews:
16

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 16 of 16
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 96% La Dolce Vita (1960) " In spite of its thematic ugliness, this is a stunning-looking trawl through the Italian capital, with Ekberg's impromptu paddle in the Trevi fountain still the films enduring image." — Film4
Posted Apr 20, 2009
98% Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (2004) " A truly unique and wonderful film from a director who stands apart in the French cinema canon." — Film4
Posted Jan 30, 2009
100% Holiday Inn (1942) " Not the best film for either of the film's stars, but Astaire proves that he can dance even without Ginger." — Film4
Posted Dec 5, 2008
3/5 68% Paris (2008) " [Klapisch] has created an imperfect but humane ode to his native city." — Film4
Posted Jul 22, 2008
94% West Side Story (1961) " Technically stunning, with dazzling choreography matching an unforgettable score." — Film4
Posted Feb 19, 2008
4/5 96% An American in Paris (1951) " It's a simple love story, but also a celebration of dance, music and art, embodied in the somewhat synthetic notion of Paris as the spiritual home of the arts, and the painterly aesthetic of the film as a whole." — Film4
Posted Feb 19, 2008
47% 1900 (Novecento) (1976) " This is a handsome film with fierce and heartfelt ambition that succeeds in capturing something of the extreme social turmoil of pre-war Italy." — Film4
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3.5/5 71% The Magic Flute (2006) " Flashes of inspiration but not enough, one suspects, to cause a stampeding horde of cinemagoers to beat down the doors of the Royal Opera House." — Film4
Posted Nov 30, 2007
5/5 94% It's a Wonderful Life (1946) " You'd have to possess a very hard heart not to find something to love in this story." — Film4
Posted Nov 27, 2007
3/5 93% My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) (1962) " Invigorating, revolutionary, joyfully iconoclastic and spontaneous." — Film4
Posted Oct 24, 2007
100% La Chinoise (1968) " Prophetic, powerful, disconcerting, infuriating, and surprisingly funny." — Film4
Posted Oct 10, 2007
100% The Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well) (1962) " It's still as visually striking as anything you will see by this director." — Film4
Posted Jun 22, 2004
96% Johnny Guitar (1954) " Compelling, confounding and at times verging on the downright camp, this picture takes a slow- burning but startlingly vivid look at humanity in the outlands." — Film4
Posted May 24, 2003
95% Oklahoma! (1955) " Whatever your interest in the sexual politics of the 1950s musical, this is a good-looking, sweet-sounding piece that'll surely have you hot under the collar." — Film4
Posted May 24, 2003
100% Détective (1995) " Jean-Luc Godard's hotel-based film noir borders on farce: as conventional as he gets, but still inventive, subversive and darkly comic." — Film4
Posted May 24, 2003
94% 2 ou 3 Choses que je Sais d'Elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) (1967) " Electrifying sound and image collage of 24 hours in the life of a Parisian housewife by France's most difficult and defiant director, Jean-Luc Godard" — Film4
Posted May 24, 2003
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