Tom Block

Tom Block

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Favorites:
The Wild Bunch, Seven Samurai, '30s Renoir, The Long Goodbye, Chinatown, Godfather I & II, John Ford, L'Atalante, GoodFellas, The Sorrow & the Pity, Sunrise, Buster Keaton, & well on into the night...
Publications:
culturevulture.net
Total Reviews:
106
Location:
San Francisco

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
82% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) " ...it could've %u2014 should've %u2014 been [Peckinpah's] third or fourth masterpiece (that depends on who's doing the counting), and the movie he'd been building towards his entire career." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2006
92% California Split (1974) " ...the big thing holding back American movies is that they aren't more like California Split." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2006
97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) " An extravagantly plotted epic propelled by waves of free-flowing emotion and a palpable love for the American past" — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 4, 2003
77% A Decade Under the Influence (2003) " A breezy but incomplete valentine to the most fertile period in American film" — culturevulture.net
Posted May 25, 2003
94% Blood Simple (1984) " The Coens' trademark aloofness works to perfection in Blood Simple because only the audience has a bird's eye view of the action." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 8, 2003
60% Hart's War (2002) " A solid film...but more conscientious than it is truly stirring." — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 14, 2002
58% Birthday Girl (2002) " A keep-'em-guessing plot and an affectionate take on its screwed-up characters." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 31, 2002
42% Final (2001) " A lifeless vacuum." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 18, 2002
22% Impostor (2002) " What 'Blade Runner' would've looked like as a low-budget series on a UHF channel." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 3, 2002
85% Monster's Ball (2001) " an Oprah-mistic movie in which people overcome a lifetime's worth of bad habits by 'opening up.' " — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 25, 2001
82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) " The man who helped spark the indie revolution is now making pictures that bow and scrape before the most depleted Hollywood conventions." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 7, 2001
95% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) " A celestial alignment of man, medium, and material." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2001
38% Novocaine (2001) " a comically mordant tone that's all its own" — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2001
95% The Endurance (2001) " Frank Hurley's images by themselves make 'The Endurance' worth seeing." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 4, 2001
73% Joy Ride (2001) " ...begins evaporating in your mind before it's even over." — culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 4, 2001
96% Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
78% My Son the Fanatic (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
90% Show Me Love (Fucking Amal) (1999) " ...a warm coming-of-age story that happens to be a coming-out story." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
67% Broken Vessels (1999) " weighted down by conventional morality and predictable storytelling" — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
37% Desert Blue (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
47% The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
78% Following (1999) " ...offers more pleasure as a jigsaw puzzle than it does as a movie. " — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
62% Arlington Road (1999) " ...could have been a superb dark fantasy, but takes its own malarkey seriously." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
77% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) " ...more rewarding to analyze than it is to see." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
17% The Haunting (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) " ...the movie isn't half as diabolical as its marketing plan. " — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
80% Bowfinger (1999) " ...entertaining and innocuous as a rhinestone." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
100% Singing Detective - Complete Series " Michael Gambon gives the Jupiter Symphony of televised performances; sing praise for Dennis Potter's loving creation." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
60% The Minus Man (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
84% Last Night (1998) " ...a no-frills but convincing execution of the end of the world." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
71% Get Bruce (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
94% Three Kings (1999) " After wooing the likes of Hawks, Peckinpah, and Pontecorvo, 'Three Kings' decides in the end to go steady with Ron Howard." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
47% Romance (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) " ...probes at our moral and psychological blind spots, at the limited and self-reinforcing nature of our vision." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
67% The Third Miracle (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
—— Les Bonnes Femmes (The Good Girls) (1960) " ...puts a universal face on lives of noisy desperation" — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
74% Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang) (2000) " 'Rain Man' without all the bull." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
95% Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) (2000) " The best film released in America so far this year." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
47% Orphans (1998) " ...a kitchen-sink drama that's full of old dishwater." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
82% Beyond the Mat (1999) " Blaustein and his film have at least put a human face on those monstrous countenances that snarl out from our television sets on Saturday afternoons." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
31% Treasure Island (1999) " ...all of the bad things that make up what we call 'independent film.'" — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
69% Southpaw (2000) " ...sane and modest." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
59% Human Traffic (2000) " ...the get-on-and-get-off attitude of a two-minute pop-song." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
74% The Big Kahuna (2000) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
76% Gladiator (2000) " ...a two-ring circus that fails as entertainment and stinks as a sermon. " — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
73% Bossa Nova (2000) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
41% 8 1/2 Women (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
93% Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Rififi) (1956) " ...a movie that sticks to your ribs." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
—— Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
38% Entrapment (1999) culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
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