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Cinemania

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 50%

Beyond the Call (2006)

"The construction of this documentary could have used the kind of firm hand that these three self-professed Don Quixote's might have provided"

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Dan Jardine

2 40%

Acts Of Imagination ()

"The attempts to parallel the subordinate and dominant plots never really pays off."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Dan Jardine

3 85%

Air Guitar Nation (2006)

"the film will be remembered for the overall sense of camaraderie overcoming competition, fraternity trumping rivalry, and the discovery of graciousness in victory and defeat"

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Dan Jardine

4 43%

The White Planet (La Planète blanche ) (2006)

"I watched five minutes of a documentary on The Learning Channel and was given more information about this ecosystem"

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Dan Jardine

5 76%

The Puffy Chair (2005)

"characters simply don't have anything particularly interesting to say to each other or do together"

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Dan Jardine

6 100%

Zerkalo (The Mirror) (1975)

"One of Tarkovsky's most impenetrable films, it nonetheless left me staggered and awestruck."

Posted Jan 30, 2007

Dan Jardine

7 100%

Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love) (1959)

"The opening scene is like the Taj Mahal; it rises above the hype and delivers."

Posted Jan 30, 2007

Dan Jardine

8 81%

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"Plenty of artistry, even if it is a minor Altman film. So long, Robert."

Posted Jan 20, 2007

Dan Jardine

9 97%

When the Levees Broke (2006)

"In this golden era of documentary filmmaking, When the Levess Broke is among the very best films of the past year, fiction and non-fiction alike."

Posted Dec 22, 2006

Dan Jardine

10 ——

A Story of Floating Weeds (Ukikusa monogatari) (1934)

"A rare remake: One that surpasses the already fine original."

Posted Dec 22, 2006

Dan Jardine

11 95%

Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)

"As with much of Ozu's ouevre, verges on the melodramatic, but shows just enough restraint to prevent descent into such syrupy realms"

Posted Dec 22, 2006

Dan Jardine

12 98%

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)

"A seminal film without which we almost cerainly would not have with us either Apocalypse Now or much of the ouevre of Terence Malick."

Posted Oct 20, 2006

Dan Jardine

13 92%

The Departed (2006)

"Marty's back, doing what he does best. Is that a collective sigh of relief I hear?"

Posted Oct 8, 2006

Dan Jardine

14 92%

La Jetée (The Pier) (1962)

"Eisenstein stripped back to the studs. Powerful, haunting, unforgettable."

Posted Sep 8, 2006

Dan Jardine

15 92%

La Jetée (The Pier) (1962)

"Eisenstein stripped back to the studs. A very VERY great film."

Posted Sep 4, 2006

Dan Jardine

16 90%

Trilogy of Terror (1975)

"Black is a blast, but only the third tale, Amelia, is worth our time."

Posted Aug 29, 2006

Dan Jardine

17 96%

Do the Right Thing (1989)

"Maybe Mookie does the wrong thing. But he does it for the right reason."

Posted Aug 22, 2006

Dan Jardine

18 68%

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

"Dumb and silly and fun, just not as dumb and silly and fun as I'd hoped it would be."

Posted Aug 18, 2006

Dan Jardine

19 27%

America: Freedom To Fascism (2006)

"This movie is so humorless that it makes you wax nostalgic for the good old days when Michael Moore was sticking it to the man. "

Posted Aug 4, 2006

Dan Jardine

20 84%

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

"Violent, caustic, funny and rather deliberately derivative of the Tarantino school of wink-wink nudge-nudge filmmaking."

Posted Jul 14, 2006

Dan Jardine

21 96%

The Straight Story (1999)

"A great big can of corn. Kernel corn, not that mushy crap."

Posted Jul 14, 2006

Dan Jardine

22 93%

Persona (1966)

"Not a movie, but a Film. And a Great Film it is. As good as any."

Posted Jul 14, 2006

Dan Jardine

23 98%

Manhattan (1979)

"A serious but funny film, both gorgeous and painful."

Posted Jul 9, 2006

Dan Jardine

24 98%

Annie Hall (1977)

"More jokes per frame than any other film I've seen."

Posted Jul 7, 2006

Dan Jardine

25 90%

Kung Fu Hustle (2005)

"Simultaneously and paradoxically irreverent and loving. A terrific piece of cinematic entertainment"

Posted Jul 4, 2006

Dan Jardine

26 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"Well-intentioned, sure, but in the end, clumsy, inept and ineffectual"

Posted Jun 30, 2006

Dan Jardine

27 56%

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

"A film I'll be able to return in years hence and have lovely waves of happiness wash over me."

Posted Jun 28, 2006

Dan Jardine

28 80%

Fight Club (1999)

"Vibrant and funny, but more than a bit muddle-headed."

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Dan Jardine

29 89%

Rushmore (1998)

"Anderson is unable to frame an uninteresting shot."

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Dan Jardine

30 100%

Fawlty Towers - The Complete Set (1992)

"A scorchingly funny assault on British class pretension."

Posted Jun 22, 2006

Dan Jardine

31 98%

Brazil (1985)

"Gilliam's Orwellian vision is memorable and distinctive"

Posted Jun 21, 2006

Dan Jardine

32 89%

Le Procès (The Trial) (1962)

"While not exactly Kafka, every inch of it is most certainly Welles"

Posted Jun 19, 2006

Dan Jardine

33 81%

Mulholland Drive (2001)

"The Hollywood Dream Factory reimagined as Nightmarish Torture Chamber. Naomi Watts is phenomenol."

Posted Jun 18, 2006

Dan Jardine

34 93%

Blue Velvet (1986)

"a beautiful film about sickness, a funny film about degeneracy"

Posted Jun 16, 2006

Dan Jardine

35 92%

The Stunt Man (1980)

"A terrific premise, and O'Toole shines, but poorly staged set pieces undercut the film's energy and veracity."

Posted Jun 9, 2006

Dan Jardine

36 98%

Mean Streets (1973)

"The film feels authentic, the characters are true, the situation hopeless"

Posted Jun 9, 2006

Dan Jardine

37 90%

The Elephant Man (1980)

"Has the look and texture of an authentic document, elevated by the hand of a artist with a singular vision"

Posted Jun 7, 2006

Dan Jardine

38 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"Promising premise, but lacks follow through."

Posted May 19, 2006

Dan Jardine

39 98%

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)

"Moody and melodramatic, a technical treat that grabs hold of the viewer and will not let him go."

Posted May 6, 2006

Dan Jardine

40 91%

United 93 (2006)

"A fear-mongering exercise at best, a prolongued and agonizing snuff film at worst."

Posted May 2, 2006

Dan Jardine

41 97%

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

"Royalties from Springtime for Hitler in Germany outta be sent to Lubitsch's family."

Posted May 1, 2006

Dan Jardine

42 91%

Trouble in Paradise (1932)

"What sticks with you long after the movie is over is the terrific, European cosmopolitan humour, and unrelenting sexiness of it all"

Posted Apr 28, 2006

Dan Jardine

43 ——

Deadwood - The Complete Second Season (2006)

"No sophomore slump here."

Posted Apr 25, 2006

Dan Jardine

44 75%

Secretary (2002)

"A twisted and very funny rethinking of the romantic comedy genre. Great performances by Spader and Gyllenhaal."

Posted Apr 22, 2006

Dan Jardine

45 ——

Deadwood - The Complete First Season (2005)

"Best TV series I've ever seen."

Posted Apr 10, 2006

Dan Jardine

46 94%

Barry Lyndon (1975)

"The movie's charms are limited to its technical and visual virtuosity and droll voice-over narration."

Posted Mar 30, 2006

Dan Jardine

47 95%

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

"What else can such a film be called but ART?"

Posted Mar 30, 2006

Dan Jardine

48 94%

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

"The best American cinematic critique of the Vietnam war"

Posted Mar 12, 2006

Dan Jardine

49 92%

The Shining (1980)

"Kubrick's mostly riveting attempt to rewrite the conventions of the horror genre"

Posted Mar 12, 2006

Dan Jardine

50 100%

Suna no Onna (Woman in the Dunes) (1964)

"A promotional video for the Albert Camus Summer Camp"

Posted Mar 12, 2006

Dan Jardine

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