Jay Cocks

Jay Cocks

Agrees with the Tomatometer 60% of the time.

Biography:
Time Magazine film critic.
Publications:
TIME Magazine
Total Reviews:
44

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 44 of 44
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% The Spider's Stratagem (Strategia del ragno) (1970) " [A] mesmeric film." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2014
95% American Graffiti (1973) " This superb and singular film catches not only the charm and tribal energy of the teen-age 1950s but also the listlessness and the resignation that underscored it all like an incessant bass line in one of the rock-'n'-roll songs of the period." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2014
96% La Maman et la putain (The Mother and the Whore) (1973) " The Mother and the Whore is a harrowing psychodrama of destruction." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 22, 2014
76% Robin and Marian (1976) " Robin and Marian is a film that must stand or fall on the strength of its stars. Fortunately, it has two of the best."" — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2014
90% What's Up, Doc? (1972) " The result is a comedy made by a man who has seen a lot of movies, knows all the mechanics, and has absolutely no sense of humor." — TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 10, 2014
57% The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972) " Sentimental without really being tender, naturalistic without being real." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2014
76% El Topo (1970) " The film is by turns comic and profound, hysterical and pompous, fully complex enough to deserve more than a simple yea or nay." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013
67% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) " For all its flaws, The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid is the kind of first movie so rich in texture and invention that we can look forward to a lot more from Philip Kaufman." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 8, 2013
81% Fiddler on the Roof (1971) " The qualities that have kept the Broadway Fiddler running these seven years are in scant supply onscreen." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 7, 2013
77% The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) " When Cassavetes is really cooking, even the moments that are awkward and forced can become electric." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 3, 2013
84% Performance (1970) " Pop stars continue to have bad luck in films." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 25, 2013
—— Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder) (1973) " A tragedy of such magnitude becomes an event abstracted by arithmetic. But Ray's artistry alters the scale. His concentrating on just a few victims of the famine causes such massive loss to become real, immediate." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2013
37% The Great Gatsby (1974) " The film is faithful to the letter of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel but entirely misses its spirit." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 6, 2013
90% Serpico (1973) " Wonderful potential, and wasted. Serpico has some brutal surface flash and an acetylene performance by Al Pacino in the title role, but its energy is used to dodge all the questions it should have raised and answered." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2011
89% Thieves Like Us (1974) " In many ways, Thieves Like Us is Altman's best work yet, his most stringent and evocative." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 23, 2011
96% Solyaris (Solaris) (1976) " The effects are scanty, the drama gloomy, the philosophy of the film thick as a cloud of ozone. The plot is not all that original either." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 23, 2011
71% Rio Lobo (1971) " The Duke knows by instinct what audiences accept without question: whatever he may be called in the script, he is always unmistakably John Wayne. And who would have it any other way?" — TIME Magazine
Posted May 23, 2011
84% Farewell, My Lovely (1975) " Watching this movie has approximately the same effect as being locked overnight in a secondhand clothing store in Pasadena. There is an awful lot of dust and, after a while, the dummies look as if they are moving." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 6, 2011
43% The Island at the Top of the World (1974) " The Arctic looks like a melted dessert, the Viking village like a low-rent neighborhood in Disneyland, and the Vikings themselves like Hell's Angels on Halloween." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2011
60% Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood (1973) " The images that Director Andrew Sinclair has added to his film adaptation do not complement Thomas' language; they detract from it." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 23, 2011
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976) " This is a friendly, no-account movie full of intermittent high spirits." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2011
100% The Godfather (1972) " In its blending of new depth with an old genre, it becomes that rarity, a mass entertainment that is also great movie art." — TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2011
91% Paper Moon (1973) " It is very fussy about period detail, and goes to some length to evoke the dim days of Depression America, while just about everything else is left to slide." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2010
67% The Lords of Flatbush (1974) " The movie is adept at portraying aimlessness, getting at the greasy anomie that was so much a part of that time. But there is a lack of ambition, as if no one involved in creating the film wanted to cut deeper than a little double-edged nostalgia." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2010
89% Get Carter (1971) " It wallows in its ceaseless bloodbath and emerges like its protagonist -- sleazy and second-rate." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2010
96% Sleuth (1972) " This is a fastidious, acrobatically cunning and invigoratingly well-acted thriller." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2010
96% The Man Who Would Be King (1975) " John Huston has been wanting to make this movie for more than 20 years. It was worth the wait." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2010
63% Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) " The fantasy is earthbound, the score by Richard and Robert Sherman (who also wrote music and lyrics for Mary Poppins) is forgettable, the special effects lackadaisical." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2009
45% The Land That Time Forgot (1975) " Instant second childhood is guaranteed in less than 90 minutes." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2009
83% Play Misty for Me (1971) " Eastwood displays a vigorous talent for sequences of violence and tension. He has obviously seen Psycho and Repulsion more than once, but those are excellent texts and he has learned his lessons passing well." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2009
96% Klute (1971) " [Fonda] makes all the right choices, from the mechanics of her walk and her voice inflection to the penetration of the girl's raging psyche. It is a rare performance." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2009
91% Amarcord (2009) " Fellini is so bountiful with incident and observation that he makes most other film makers seem stingy." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2009
98% The French Connection (1971) " A knockout police thriller with so much jarring excitement that it almost calls for comic-book expletives. POW! ZOWIE!" — TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 20, 2009
96% Don't Look Now (1973) " Don't Look Now uses the occult and the inexplicable as Henry James did: to penetrate the subconscious, to materialize phantoms from the psyche." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2008
66% Diamonds Are Forever (1971) " Bond looks better than ever, partly because Sean Connery has returned to play him." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2008
46% The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) " The best Bonds, like the car that twirls, were sly without quite getting silly. The best Bonds also had Sean Connery, whose absence is sorely felt here." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2008
92% The Sting (1973) " Newman and Redford pass a few facial expressions between them and try to cool each other out. If there ever was much of a script, it can be said to have gone to waste." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2008
87% Akira (2001) " The movie, even at 124 minutes, has the densely packed sweep and go-for-it pep of a pop epic." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2008
89% Heavy Traffic (1973) " Heavy Traffic not only has an authentic tenement toughness but the rough feeling of unassimilated autobiography, of experiences and fantasies still keenly felt." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2008
88% The Exorcist (1973) " Friedkin and Blatty seem to care nothing for their characters as people, only as victims-props to be abused, hurled about the room, beaten and, in one case, brutally murdered." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2008
97% Cabaret (1972) " Bob Fosse's direction is as chaotic as it was in his previous Sweet Charity, a desperate scramble after a style." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2008
69% Rollerball (1975) " James Caan, on roller skates, is trying to save the world. This needs a bit of explaining, which is only the beginning of the trouble with Rollerball." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2008
96% The Bad News Bears (1976) " Surprisingly, improbably, The Bad News Bears is the year's funniest movie." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2008
80% Ansikte mot Ansikte (Face to Face) (1976) " This is a strange, stormy period for Ingmar Bergman." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 31, 2007
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