Les uns et les autres (1984)
"The songs, written by Michel Legrand and Francis Lai, are addictive in the best French pop manner. A few of the dance sequences are spectacular. Only when the scene shifts to a subplot not involving music does the movie get bogged down."
"If a viewer accepts Lelouch's approach, the inner strength of the characters is a sufficient replacement for outward heroics, and the period details become intentional artifacts of America's international heritage."
"The film goes nowhere except in circles."
Ciao! Manhattan (1972)
"Whether [Edie Sedgwick] is acting or stoned-for-real with a model's instincts propping her up, her performance is wonderful, highly amusing at all the right moments, yet melancholy in a way which is free of self-pity."
"The results made exciting, memorable cinema, but could just as easily have turned into disaster. There seems to be no escaping the darker side of innocence."
Hearts of Fire (2008)
"Dylan is the key to liking or disliking the film."
"The funniest movie ever made"
Pretty in Pink (1986)
"Molly Ringwald is appealing, but the film has little else going for it."
Code of Silence (1985)
"The program, however, is by no means the worst effort Norris has ever participated in and the ending, in which he single-handedly wipes out an entire brigade of bad guys, has a certain heroic charm to it."
"It is these visions, and the narrative, which also has a strong religious subplot, that make the program so compelling, a work of fantasy that is designed to make you think and contemplate. The artwork is outstanding"
Red Corner (1997)
"Although there isn't much of a mystery, there is plenty of suspense and the film is a satisfying piece of exotic escapism, one that lets you learn a little bit along the way."
The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
"the narrative is somewhat flaccid, but the class it brings to the music sequences goes a long way in compensation."
"a movie for people who love World's Fairs"
"The film has star appeal and gossip appeal, and the disc's soundtrack makes viewing it worthwhile, but sometimes you want to reach through the screen, reach through characters, reach through the words, reach through every layer of artistic endeavor, and s"
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
"The 98 minute drama takes good advantage of the premise, however, to provide some simple intelligent lessons about tolerance. cultural diversity and the nature of life, utilizing the magic of filmmaking to ignite the imagination and stir some excitement,"
"The film has some memorable characterizations and depicts adult situations with a much greater frankness than Hollywood was allowed at the time. Despite its clear moral exploration, however, the 78-minute running time is too brief for the film to become m"
"The two films make an elegant, satisfying film that lasts for four hours and possess an ending worthy of every minute leading up to it."
Tokyo Babylon (1999)
" the narrative is competent, with some decent fantasy-action near the end, but on the whole the program didn't seem as creative or intriguing as many of the others"
The Locusts (1997)
"A pointless drama set on cattle feedlot"
" the C.S. Lewis story was made without the assistance of computer animation, the live action staging has awkward-looking cartoon inserts and people in animal costumes, which look like rejects from Cats , to fill its fantasy. On top of all this, much of th"
On Moonlight Bay (1951)
"there is an undercurrent of gossip, alcoholism and sexuality that modifies the film's optimisms, giving it a darker viewpoint than a standard musical comedy"
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
"White comes across, even if one ignores his political and social opinions, as a Travis Bickle who used his outward persona to achieve the first rung of public office. The interviews with him are far more fascinating than those with Milk, just as evil is f"
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
"a comedy about several models trying to land rich husbands, gets by on the talents of the stars,"
Looking for Richard (1996)
"The film is sloppily pieced together, as Pacino appears unsure of exactly what he wants to achieve."
Blind Fury (1990)
" the unacknowledged adaptation of the Zato Ichi films, which features Rutger Hauer as a blind swordsman who wanders the roads of America, helps reunite a small boy with his father, and wastes more mob henchman than you can shake a white cane at."
"the movie is an intense comedy about psychological abuse that will repulse as many viewers as it pleases. The only reaction it will likely not instill is nonchalance."
All the Right Moves (1983)
"he 1983 film presents a fairly realistic portrait of high school life and is best at evoking the rhythm of emotions that come with overcast autumn days, factory layoffs, high school football and young romance. If you start examining the details of the plo"
"an efficient concoction with some nice special effects (there is this sound wave gun that makes the air wiggle when it's shot) and an easy-to-follow plot, about stopping illegal weapons merchants. There are plenty of stunt sequences and futuristic gimmick"
"A variety of modest but well-executed special effects enlivens the otherwise run-of-the-mill effort about carnivorous aliens terrorizing a farm. The farm wins."
The Nightcomers (1972)
"Michael Winner's film ends where James's tale begins, and it is a deflating attempt to flesh out that which was never meant to be fleshed out, describing in sordid detail the love affair between the mistress and the groundskeeper and how it affected the t"
The Stepfather (1987)
" The Stepfather makes use of a classic fairy tale device--the false parent--but it turns out to have a powerful effect upon one's involvement with the characters."
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
"There are definitely aspects of laziness to the script--jokes which haven't been fully considered, simpleminded characterizations, subplots which have no life outside of the narrative--but at the same time the movie has a spirit of exploration and daring,"
Soylent Green (1973)
"The film was a typical seventies sci-fi effort, scientifically illiterate and unimaginatively composed."
The Chamber (1996)
"The story, about a young lawyer handling the last appeals of his grandfather, who is on death row, has enough little surprises and mysteries to stay interesting, and the stars milk it for all they’ve got."
101 Dalmatians (1996)
"the film is reasonably efficient and combines enough fantasy and humor to hold one's interest."
First Name - Carmen (1983)
"By accepting his indulgences, the viewer is treated both to his wry sense of humor and his refreshing intelligence."
White Lightning (1973)
"The film has plenty of rip-roaring car chases (Hal Needham was the stunt coordinator), but it also has genuine emotion, in the pain and anger the hero feels over the loss of his brother and in the incidental reactions and attitudes of almost every support"
The Dentist (1996)
"There are lots of gory in-the-mouth close-ups, showing teeth being destroyed, needles being jammed into the gums and other graphic indignities"
"Moore is in essence a standup comedian, as one can hear in the rhythm of his voice when he speaks to the audience, but he has a strong liberal political bent, at times validating his humor with superb journalistic resourcefulness and at times succumbing t"
Night and Day (1946)
"a notorious example of the fantasizing Hollywood freely dealt to contemporary reality, but its strength comes from the use of close to two dozen Porter songs, so that the narrative, in which Porter is always too busy with his next Broadway show to spend q"
Village of the Damned (1995)
"The story is set across a decade and would be easy to pick apart, but such activity would divert attention from the film’s chief asset, its general mood and atmosphere, which improves on multiple viewings."
"Based upon a stageplay, the plot is very straightforward and predictable, and has no strong emotional payoffs, but the drama is stuffed with the feelings and confusions of grief and some viewers may find sufficient solace in that to respond to the film's"
"The movie does not blend the magic of music, dance, and emotion in the way which the best musicals do."
" Set in a remote village where bizarre characters do bizarre things, the humor is often shrill or strained."
The Comedy of Terrors (1964)
"The film is grand slapstick, and the performances are funnier the more often you see it."
"the film reeks of Sixties avant garde style in an engaging sort of way and still comes across as a hip exploration of the kind of life us normal people can never have."
"a cheap-looking amalgam of previously used horror effects, with not a single fresh idea of its own except to jam them together in one place."
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
"An exotic adventure story with a political conscience"
"an effective emotional rollercoaster that explores the dark side of human nature, and its concise, pessimistic view of the American Dream is still admired today."
The Fury (1978)
"a pointless but exciting mishmash of action scenes and psychic effects, supported by a cast of reliable and attractive performers."