Tom Milne

Tom Milne

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
Time Out film critic.
Publications:
Time Out
Total Reviews:
178

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Cluny Brown (1946) " Lubitsch's last film and one of his most engaging comedies. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 5, 2014
69% Wild in the Streets (1968) " Despite its rough edges and airy trimmings, the film has a chilling nub of possibility to it. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 4, 2014
95% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) " [2001] might be best described as a factual philosophical speculation, rather than as the drama it sets out as but never develops into: and like all good speculations, it leaves the spectator up in the air with a tantalising vision as food for thought. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 1, 2014
70% Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) (1967) " Necessarily dated but still a fascinating document. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 24, 2013
29% Hurry Sundown (1967) " The Preminger flair which made The Cardinal so enjoyable, despite its hackneyed script, seems to have deserted him in this lumbering melodrama. " ‐ Time Out
Posted May 8, 2013
71% Sons and Lovers (1960) " A slack and superficial adaptation of Lawrence's novel. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 31, 2012
88% The Firemen's Ball (1968) " Quietly, irresistibly funny in the early Forman manner (this was his first film in colour); but the belated switch to allegorical satire seems altogether too sour in the context. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
100% Le Beau Serge (1958) " It presents a bleak, beautifully observed picture of provincial life, later revisited to even more stunning effect in Le Boucher. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 19, 2011
No Score Yet Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder) (1973) " Distant thunder, indeed; a superb film. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Sep 8, 2011
54% Secret Beyond the Door... (1949) " [Lang's] direction is masterly, imposing meanings and tensions through images that are spare, resonant and astonishingly beautiful. A remarkable film. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 4, 2011
83% The Unholy Three (1925) " There is many a pleasing frisson to be had from the weird family circle formed by three carnival refugees. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 10, 2009
87% The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976) " Excellent performances, but the best thing about it is the sharp, sceptically witty script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 8, 2009
No Score Yet Turnabout (1940) " This probably seemed daring once, but hasn't worn well. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 6, 2007
97% All the King's Men (1949) " A fine adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer novel. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 16, 2007
50% Black Moon (1975) " Malle offers no explanation for his heroine's visionary odyssey through a world in which all history runs parallel with all realities. Yet a logic is there, even if its reference point is jabberwocky. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 23, 2007
69% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) " Lang's most austere film, reducing the characters to pawns arbitrarily shifted in demonstration of a fascinating theorem. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 3, 2007
100% The Left Handed Gun (1958) " Penn's first film, it is in many ways a key stage in the development of the Western. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 21, 2006
100% The Great McGinty (Down Went McGinty) (1940) " A wonderfully dry satire. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
88% Gallipoli (1981) " The central section devoted to training in Egypt sags badly through its crass buddy antics and its crude caricatures of wogs and pommies. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
96% Key Largo (1948) " Although the characters are basically stereotypes, they are lent the gift of life by a superlative cast. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% I Remember Mama (1948) " A charmer, nevertheless, directed and acted with real delicacy. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
89% Somewhere in the Night (2003) " Out of this familiar premise, Mankiewicz has fashioned a classic film noir. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
89% La Collectionneuse (1966) " Wryly and delightfully witty. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
88% College (1927) " Minor Keaton but major almost any other comedian. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
94% Halloween (1978) " Perhaps not quite so resonant as Psycho to which it pays due homage, but it breathes the same air. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
84% Moby Dick (1956) " It is often staggeringly good. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
91% Five Star Final (1931) " This early entry in the Warner 'social protest' cycle hasn't worn nearly so well as Hecht-Milestone's much less solemn and self-righteous The Front Page. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
60% Sex and the Single Girl (1964) " Graceless stuff, criminally wasting Bacall and Fonda as a couple with marital problems (they're in love, but constantly quarrelling), and with Quine's moderate flair for comedy nowhere in evidence. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
25% Blossoms in the Dust (1941) " Pretty Technicolor, but the tearjerking is shameless. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
81% My Brilliant Career (1979) " The period atmosphere is evoked with careful delicacy, but the characters rarely become more than stereotypes with performances (Judy Davis excepted) to match. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
87% Guys and Dolls (1955) " A musical fairly glittering with intelligence and invention. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
65% Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) " Ken Adam's sets are inventive, but the special effects are shoddy, the songs instantly forgettable, and the leisurely length an exquisite torture. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
94% The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) " Rambling [and] embarrassingly winsome... " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
89% The Molly Maguires (1970) " The trouble, as so often with Ritt films, is that the situation remains interesting rather than involving. But at least this detachment means that one has the leisure to savour the textures of Wong Howe's magnificent camerawork. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
89% The Man Who Knew Too Much (1935) " Vintage Hitchcock, with sheer wit and verve masking an implausible plot. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
92% Gunga Din (1939) " This is a pretty spiffing adventure yarn, with some classically staged fights, terrific performances. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
75% Scrooge (1970) " A misbegotten musical adaptation of Dickens' much too perennial tale. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
75% A Place in the Sun (1951) " Typically slow and stately in the later Stevens manner. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
92% Champion (1949) " The Set-Up, made the same year, is infinitely superior. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
81% Ship of Fools (1965) " Don't look now, but as you might expect with message-mad Kramer at the helm of this adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's novel, there's a heavy allegory aboard. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
90% True Grit (1969) " Lazily directed by Hathaway, it's pleasant enough, if rather too self-consciously coy. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
95% Jason and the Argonauts (1963) " Great fun, as these things go, with a Bernard Herrmann score to boot. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
78% You're a Big Boy Now (1966) " Coppola's style had healthy roots in the screwball comedies of the '30s, and the glorious performances litter the film with moments to treasure. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
88% Le Jour se lève (Daybreak) (2009) " Possibly the best of the Carné-Prévert films, certainly their collaboration at its most classically pure. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
88% The Browning Version (1951) " Worth watching for Redgrave's powerfully detailed performance as the schoolmaster. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% The House of Rothschild (2000) " A lavish Selznick biopic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
85% Six in Paris (Paris vu par...) (1969) " Disappointingly lightweight. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
93% Les Cousins (1959) " A fine, richly detailed tableau of student life in Paris, and Chabrol's first statement (in his second film) of his sardonic view of life as a matter of the survival of the fittest. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
94% Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) " It's absolutely riveting. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
93% In Which We Serve (1942) " Staged with what passed at the time for honest understatement, it now looks impossibly patronising, the epitome of stiff upper lip. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 24, 2006
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