Tom Milne

Tom Milne

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Biography:
Time Out film critic.
Publications:
Time Out
Total Reviews:
171

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Showing 101 - 150 of 171
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Alice Adams (1935) " Hepburn is magnificent as the small-town social climber, although the script so softens Booth Tarkington's novel. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% Citizen Kane (1941) " A film that gets better with each renewed acquaintance. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
69% The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) " Saddled with an incredibly creaky whodunit plot, this thriller should really have been set in Victorian times to accommodate its villain with a passion for disguises, its Holmesian detective in a bowler hat, its murder in a fog-bound Limehouse. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
76% Hell's Angels (1930) " The end result is barely adequate. But it does feature a spectacularly elaborate World War I dogfight, and an equally fine Zeppelin sequence. And of course there's Harlow. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
95% House of Wax (1953) " De Toth brings off one classic sequence with Kirk fleeing through the gaslit streets pursued by a shadowy figure in a billowing cloak. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% Innocence Unprotected (1968) " Makavejev's third film, an entrancing collage using excerpts from the first Serbian talkie, a hilariously naïve melodrama made in occupied Belgrade in 1942 with film stock stolen from the Germans. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
79% The Great Muppet Caper (1981) " The songs are routine, but the inconsequential plot leaves plenty of time for engaging asides. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
97% The Thin Man (1934) " What enchants, really, is the relationship between Nick and Nora as they live an eternal cocktail hour, bewailing hangovers that only another little drink will cure, in a marvellous blend of marital familiarity and constant courtship. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
86% Car Wash (1976) " Highly enjoyable. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
5/6 100% The Conformist (1970) " Juggling past and present with the same bravura flourish as Welles in Citizen Kane, Bertolucci conjures a dazzling historical and personal perspective. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% Top Hat (1935) " The third Astaire-Rogers movie and one of the best. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
33% Sinful Davey (1969) " An inconsequential but likeable romp. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
50% Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (1955) " East meets West for some lush tripe based on a novel by Han Suyin, who had company in disliking it. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% The Prowler (Cost of Living ) (1951) " Losey rises magnificently to the occasion in his use of the Mojave Desert ghost town location. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
93% Unfaithfully Yours (1948) " Not much liked at the time, but a small masterpiece just the same in its skilful blending of moods, genuinely moving and quite beautifully played by Harrison and Darnell. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
88% Carnal Knowledge (1971) " This was never quite the major assault on sexism and male chauvinism it set itself up to be. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
83% Play Misty for Me (1971) " A highly enjoyable thriller. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
91% Mrs. Miniver (1942) " Classic soap opera in which good old British understatement has a field day, everybody is frightfully nice, and sentimentality is wrapped up in yards of tasteful gloss. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
94% Ma Nuit chez Maud (My Night at Maud's ) (My Night with Maud) (1970) " Still one of Rohmer's best films. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
96% 3:10 to Yuma (1957) " It's of necessity a talkative film, with Ford working on Heflin's nerves in a stream of Machiavellian banter, but one held in perfect balance by Daves, who keeps the tension strung taut. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
75% Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) " Brooks' direction seems a little too stolid for all the sleazy, flaming passions. These are, however, given full measure by an excellent cast. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
96% Charulata (1964) " Certainly one of Ray's best films, with a superb music score of his own composition. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% Casque d'Or (1952) " One of the great movie romances. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
83% As You Desire Me (1932) " Garbo (sporting a peroxide wig some of the time) brings a real erotic undertow to the love scenes, while Stroheim is terrific as the demonically sadistic writer trying to model her as one of his own creations. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
84% Performance (1970) " Roeg's debut as a director is a virtuoso juggling act which manipulates its visual and verbal imagery so cunningly that the borderline between reality and fantasy is gradually eliminated. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
88% Der Amerikanische Freund (The American Friend) (1977) " Superb adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel Ripley's Game, with Hopper as her amiably cynical hero. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
56% Cavalcade (1933) " Nary a tear-jerking trick is missed (our family loses one son to the Titanic, the other to World War I), and the strangulation is compounded by the staginess since the film. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest) (2003) " Beautifully shot and acted, it's probably Ray's masterpiece. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
43% Naughty Marietta (1935) " The first MacDonald-Eddy vehicle, enormously popular in its day so somebody must have been able to stand this simpering duo. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
88% Ohayo (Good Morning) (1959) " A brimming sense of life, in other words, gradually transforms the small talk into a richly devious portrait of humanity being human. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% The Odd Couple (1968) " An irresistible double act from Lemmon and Matthau. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
75% Night and the City (1950) " Inclined to go over the top, it all too clearly contains the seeds of Dassin's later -- and disastrous -- pretensions. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
76% Damn Yankees (1958) " A musical lumbered with too much plot. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Fat City (1972) " Marvellous, grimly downbeat study of desperate lives and the escape routes people construct for themselves, stunningly shot by Conrad Hall. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
91% Dark Passage (1947) " Brilliantly atmospheric. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
0% Not as a Stranger (Morton Thompson's Not as a Stranger) (1955) " The exceptional cast helps to while away the platitudes and pieties, provided you can accept the likes of Mitchum, Sinatra and Marvin as somewhat wrinkly students. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Les Visiteurs du Soir (The Devil's Envoys) (1942) " The dialogue gets increasingly lachrymose, and the slow pace begins to take its toll. Wonderful performances, though, and graced with an undeniable visual splendour. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Easy Living (1937) " A delight. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
62% Exodus (1960) " Watchable mainly for the sheer skill and drive of Preminger's direction, although at 220 minutes even that long outstays its welcome. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
68% The Electric Horseman (1979) " Beguilingly sharp at first, but the later stages, with Fonda's toughie reporter tagging along for a story but going all mushy inside, wallow in sentimentality about integrity, ecology and all that jazz. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
94% Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) (1951) " Watching this spiritual odyssey is almost a religious experience in itself, but one which has nothing to do with faith or dogma, everything to do with Bresson's unique ability to exteriorise an interior world. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
85% Viva Las Vegas (1964) " Thin even by Presley standards. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Of Mice and Men (1939) " Impressive adaptation of Steinbeck's novel. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Le Beau Mariage (A Good Marriage) (1982) " Acutely exact both psychologically and socially. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
0% The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978) " Dire. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman) (2000) " Bresson's first film in colour, a wonderfully lucid adaptation of Dostoievsky's enigmatic short story. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
93% My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) (1962) " Twelve Brechtian tableaux chronicle the life and death of a whore, starting out as a documentary on prostitution, ending as a Monogram B movie. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
67% Danger: Diabolik (1968) " A delightfully outlandish comic strip directed by the master of the Italian B movie. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
80% A Damsel in Distress (1937) " Nicely directed but a bit on the twee side with its Wodehouse plot and mock Englishisms, the result would be questionable but for a rich Gershwin score. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
91% Bad Company (1972) " Benton's first film, a Western good enough to make everything he has done since seem disappointing by comparison. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
69% Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) " Old-fashioned, overlong costume epic. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
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