Michael E. Grost

Michael E. Grost

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Biography:
Abstract painter, writer of mystery fiction. History of Film, Mystery Fiction, Comics, Art
Favorites:
The Tree of Wooden Clogs Ministry of Fear Isn't Life Wonderful Valley Girl The Year of Living Dangerously Lapis Some Came Running Thunderbolt A Geisha Wonder Ring Our Hospitality Lola Montes L'avventura Sullivan's Travels Grease 2 Singin in the Rain The Immortal Story Regeneration Les Vampires Vertigo He Walked by Night Meshes of the Afternoon A Man's Castle Murder is My Beat Orpheus
Publications:
Classic Film and Television
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
535
Total QuickRatings:
68
Location:
Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
—— Dawn At Socorro (1954) " Atmospheric, sensitive Western with creative color." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 14, 2013
60% Beyond the Time Barrier (The War of 1995) (1960) " Fascinating sets show the geometric world of the future." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— Minstrel Man (1944) " Failed musical about painfully dated subject of minstrel shows, mainly avoids stereotyping black people, but has few positive virtues other than musical number A Great Day's Coming." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942) " Richly directed B-Westerm with complex undercover roles, photography and a look at building the telegraph." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— Reprisal! (1956) " Powerful pro-Civil Rights Western with gripping story telling and characters, a must-see." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— Black Bart " Delightful Western comedy about cheeky outlaw and his romance with exotic dancer, with beautiful costumes and great dialogue." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— The Secret of the Whistler (1946) " Inoffensive B-movie whodunit, with a thin plot but some good material on artists, including a woman illustrator for magazines." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— The Crime Doctor's Courage, (The Doctor's Courage) (1945) " Outstanding B-movie whodunit, with gorgeous nightclub dance scenes and a clever mystery plot." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
100% The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) " Spectacular crowd scenes, costumes and snow-filled landscapes mix with intelligent, powerful pro-peace and Civil Rights commentary." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
100% The Man From Laramie (1955) " Atmospheric Western that is also filled with crime, mystery and suspense." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
100% Winchester '73 (1950) " Atmospheric Western with an unusual look at Dodge City and Wyatt Earp." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— Two O'clock Courage " OK whodunit has some nice touches, comedy and glimpses of Mann's work to come." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 6, 2013
—— London After Midnight (The Hypnotist) (1927) " Restored stills version is surprisingly good entertainment, showing off Lon Chaney's colorful gift of disguise." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Outside the Law (1920) " Inventive crime drama about jewel thieves, with romance, emotion, glamour and suspense." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
100% The Man from the Alamo (1953) " Unusual Western with vigorous story telling." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Stage Door Canteen (1943) " Often fascinating look at legends of the era, with Borzage's fervent emotionalism." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
100% Three Comrades (1938) " Uneven but interesting look at four friends' problems over the years in Germany." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Mannequin (1937) " Uneven look at a woman trying to climb out of poverty in the Depression." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— No Greater Glory (1934) " Absorbing but grim tale of rival young gangs battling it out in the streets." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Man's Castle (1933) " Haunting, magical romance set in the Depression." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
89% A Farewell to Arms (1932) " Great tragic romance about soldier and nurse in World War I is still a landmark film." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Lucky Star (1929) " Powerful romance about a man disabled in World War I." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Lazybones (1925) " Vivid look at small town life and sexual problems, with major star turn from Buck Jones." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Fig Leaves (1926) " Creative comedy with brilliant opening showing Adam and Eve." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 5, 2013
—— Le Faux Magistrat " The finale of the Fantomas thriller series, it has people trailed all over Belgium, a bizarre scene in a belfry, and a off-the-wall prison escape." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
—— Fantômas contre Fantômas (1914) " Enthusiastic impersonations, all-white clothes, and a sinister party spark this surreal thriller." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
—— Mort qui tue, Le (The Dead Man Who Killed) " Spectacular architecture, a police lab, and mysterious men in black enliven this outre thriller." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
100% Juve contre Fantômas (Juve Against Fantomas) (1913) " Bizarre fantasies and unconscious desires, including the famous snakes in the bedroom scene." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
—— Fantômas - À l'ombre de la guillotine (1913) " The series start shows Fantomas in disguise and Juve's obsession with capturing him." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
—— Possessed (1931) " Gripping romantic drama, creatively photographed with long takes and depth staging." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
100% Intruder in the Dust (1949) " Powerhouse mix of racial drama and mystery, vividly shot on location in Mississippi." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
—— Angels in the Outfield (1951) " Charming if low-key baseball fantasy teaches life lessons about teamwork and treating others with respect." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
98% Strangers on a Train (1951) " Rousing thriller with creative fairground scenes and much about technology." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
97% The Lady Vanishes (1938) " Enormously entertaining mystery-comedy, that is also filled with feminist and political commentary." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
67% Champagne (1928) " Brilliantly filmed tale shows Hitchcock's skill at comedy." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 2, 2013
100% Them! (1954) " Skillfully made science fiction classic intelligently develops scary premise." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951) " Strange film mixes anti-Communism with far right politics, odd thriller elements." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— San Quentin (1946) " Pleasant B-movie mixes gangsters, prison and social commentary with nice performances." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— Sincerely Yours " Involving, moving story and lots of good music make film much better than its reputation." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) " Nice B-movie has good character actors in comedy supporting roles." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— Slightly Scarlet (1956) " Film noir thriller loaded with creativity, sharp use of color." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— Chances " Delightful romance sequences in first half are the best part of this World War I film." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— Stage Struck " Comedy has some really surreal set pieces, fun ideas." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— Escape to Burma " Inventive jungle thriller has spectacular sets, lovable scenes with elephants, and fun story telling." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— A Modern Musketeer (1917) " Lesser Fairbanks vehicle has some good scenes." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
—— The Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961) " Visually inventive film is strange mix of science fiction, super-hero and gangster thriller." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Aug 1, 2013
100% The Horse Soldiers (1959) " Lively Western full of events and imagery." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Apr 1, 2013
100% Sergeant Rutledge (1960) " Extraordinary Western works at all levels, as rousing story telling, visual beauty and Civil Rights drama." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Apr 1, 2013
94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) " Classic Western with glorious color, great story telling and an anti-war point of view." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Apr 1, 2013
100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940) " Powerful look at the Depression and the poor." — Classic Film and Television
Posted Apr 1, 2013
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