Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 85% of the time.

Biography:
I have been to many schools and studied many subjects. I have seen lots of movies.
Publications:
Not Coming to a Theater Near You , Senses of Cinema
Total Reviews:
280
Total QuickRatings:
142
Location:
Northfield, MN

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
90% Now, Voyager (1942) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 8, 2012
—— 10 to Midnight (1983) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 4, 2011
83% The Others (2001) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 14, 2011
—— Masques (Masks) (1987) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 10, 2011
—— Jingi naki tatakai: Hiroshima shito hen(Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deathmatch in Hiroshima) (1973) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 12, 2011
97% Ninotchka (1939) " Ninotchka stands as one of the finest films Lubitsch made. It was reportedly one of the director's own favorites among his films, and it's easy to see why." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 1, 2011
92% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 12, 2010
90% The Scarlet Empress (Catherine the Great) (1934) " Overstuffed with indulgent, idiosyncratic performances using every accent from Budapest to Brooklyn, the film is like a flower so strange and so beautiful it could only have germinated in the hothouse environment of a major Hollywood studio." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 24, 2010
—— Three on a Match (1932) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2010
—— Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 5, 2010
—— Scaramouche (1952) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 30, 2009
—— Our Dancing Daughters (1928) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 27, 2009
—— Nighthawks (1978) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— The Sisters (1938) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
43% Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— Sweet Charity (1969) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— Flamingo Road (1949) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— In This Our Life (1942) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
90% Clash By Night (1952) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
100% Le Silence de la Mer (1949) " Requisite viewing for any student of post-war French cinema." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 27, 2007
86% Mouchette (1967) " In its brevity and phantasmagoric intensity, Georges Bernanos' Mouchette resembles a fairy tale. Robert Bresson's film adaptation of the novella is something else entirely." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 22, 2007
—— Curse of the Crying Woman " Though there is nothing original at all about it, The Curse of the Crying Woman rises above the also-rans to become a minor classic of gothic horror." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 4, 2006
86% Walking and Talking (1996) " If any of Nicole Holofcener's films were to appeal to a male audience (or at least provide the fewest squirm-inducing moments to it), it would be Walking and Talking." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 30, 2006
96% The Birds (1963) " What sets The Birds apart from the other films in Hitchcock's incredible ten-year run between 1954 and 1964 is its remarkable chilliness." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 1, 2005
92% The Seventh Victim (1943) " It is clear that the film was designed to appeal to an intelligent film-going crowd out for a thrill as well as those just looking to get the bejeezus scared out of them." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2005
80% The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) " Vincent Price was an actor who never gave anything than his best possible performance at any given time." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 11, 2005
44% Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972) " Competently made." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 11, 2005
100% The Flowers of St Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) (Francis, God's Jester) (1950) " Rossellini's film has an uncomplicated charm and an effortless beauty." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 31, 2005
—— Asphalt (1929) " An exceptional piece of entertainment with a modern sense of pacing and style." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 3, 2005
73% Pulse (Kairo) (2005) " Pulse may be just as effective an exploration of the nature of loneliness and isolation in Japanese society as any number of documentaries on the subject." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 29, 2005
100% Otoshiana (Pitfall) (1962) " One of the most successful teams in Japanese film was that of director Hiroshi Teshigahara, screenwriter Kobo Abe, composer Toru Takemitsu, and cinematographer Hiroshi Segawa." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 20, 2005
100% The Face of Another (I Have a Stranger's Face) (Tanin no kao) (1967) " I watched Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Face of Another and read about it and thought about it, yet ultimately failed to connect with it." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 28, 2005
92% Vera Drake (2004) " There are few topics that generate more controversy than abortion, yet Mike Leigh's film seems wholly uninterested in courting debate." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 27, 2005
27% Casino Royale (1967) " Watching this movie is a serious drag." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 22, 2005
90% Last Life in the Universe (2004) " A film that demands second and even third viewings in order to absorb all of its nuances." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 1, 2005
100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) " This film is Hollywood at the top of its game." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 27, 2005
100% Leave Her to Heaven (1945) " Though the story is involving enough to make this film a classic, it is perhaps more rightly renowned for its Technicolor cinematography and original set and costume design." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 21, 2005
71% The Life of Emile Zola (1937) " The Life of Emile Zola may seem somewhat dated today, its methods and manner a little old-fashioned, and its style rather quaint." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 9, 2005
35% The Broadway Melody (1929) " The Broadway Melody won the Academy Award for the best picture of 1929, but I am at a total loss to explain how or why." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 7, 2005
—— Kamata koshin-kyoku (Fall Guy) (1982) " I have seen a lot of strange, bizarre movies in my day, but Kinji Fukasaku's 1982 comedy Fall Guy is among the strangest." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 3, 2005
—— Sympathy for the Underdog (1969) " Sympathy for the Underdog is something of a transitional, minor work, but it is every bit as accomplished in style and technique as Fukasaku's later films." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 3, 2005
94% 6ixtynin9 (Ruang talok 69) (2000) " 6ixtynin9 is slight, but entertaining; patchy, but not a total mess." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 28, 2005
36% Ice Station Zebra (1968) " Sadly, with the exception of 1972's Joe Kidd, Ice Station Zebra marked the end of John Sturges' career as an interesting, innovative director." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 19, 2005
93% La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) (1995) " Though Chabrol continues to create new films on an almost constant basis, he created a high water mark for his late career with La Cérémonie" — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 18, 2005
92% King Solomon's Mines (1950) " It is pleasant to look at, but it no longer passes for action and adventure these days." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 17, 2005
79% Ivanhoe (1952) " In this ostensibly epic tale of knights and maidens, chivalry and swordfights, there is not a single actor who does not appear surpassingly bored" — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 17, 2005
100% The Letter (1940) " If there is any doubt that Bette Davis is the star of this film, high above all others, it is vanquished by William Wyler's careful framing of her in every shot." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 14, 2005
76% Damn Yankees (1958) " While watching Damn Yankees offers many pleasures, none compare to the spectacle of Tab Hunter in the prime of his beauty." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 14, 2005
—— Blow Job (1963) " Blow Job exhibits Warhol's early film aesthetic where the artistic act is simply the switching on and off of the camera." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 4, 2005
69% The King of Kings (1927) " H.B. Warner as Jesus, decrepit as he appears, lends a quiet dignity to the film that is transfixing." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 26, 2004
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