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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Roxanne (1987)

"Very good adaptation of Cyrano with Steve Martin in one his best roles."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

2 50%

One Magic Christmas (1985)

"Fantasy holiday fare has some good moments with Harry Dean Stanton."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

3 81%

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

"Inspirational, touching, classic work with Robert Donat's Oscar winning performance."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

4 100%

Sayonara (1957)

"Engaging drama of servicemen in Japan. Top acting by all."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

5 14%

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

"Pretty lame comedy stuff with Dreyfuss leading family misadventures. Sophomoric."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

6 95%

Panic in the Streets (1950)

"Fine Elia Kazan drama with Richard Widmark."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

7 29%

Beaches (1988)

"Maudlin & weepy with tender performances by Midler and Hershey."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

8 71%

The Star Chamber (1983)

"Conspiracy abounds in this early Michael Douglas far fetcher."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

9 98%

Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves) (1949)

"De Sica classic still enthralls."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

10 ——

Pork Chop Hill (2001)

"Gritty war, actually anti-war, movie directed by Lewis Milestone of "All Quiet on the Western Front" fame."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

11 26%

Ghost Rider (2007)

"A classic example of style over substance, a usually negative criticism that works fine here. "Ghost Rider" is second tier Marvel, played fast and flashy."

Posted Feb 20, 2007

Steve Crum

12 86%

Time After Time (1979)

"Underrated classic mixing H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper. Stylish, even the music."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

13 67%

The Goonies (1985)

"Of its type, great fun--at least for kids."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

14 63%

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)

"Scary premise of mad sitter vs mother and child...effective."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

15 ——

Destination Tokyo (1943)

"Fine WWII propaganda rouser starring Grant and Garfield."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

16 ——

The Key (1958)

"Suspense + Carol Reed directing Sophia Loren and Wiliam Holden."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

17 38%

Hanky Panky (1982)

"Disappointing to say the least, considering its star talent in Wilder and Radner."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

18 71%

Freaky Friday (1976)

"Quite inspired Disney comedy with fine performances."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

19 33%

The Good German (2007)

"The failing ... is it takes itself dead-on seriously. Frankly, it would be easier to think of this (lifting the finale from 'Casablanca') and other sequences...as comedic."

Posted Feb 6, 2007

Steve Crum

20 94%

Paths of Glory (1957)

"Truly a Kubrick classic with strong Kirk Douglas performance."

Posted Jan 21, 2007

Steve Crum

21 87%

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

"In a role which would have suited Bette Davis in her Baby Jane persona, Dench's psychotic Barbara is in contrast a layered and mannered portrayal."

Posted Jan 21, 2007

Steve Crum

22 ——

Down Argentine Way (1940)

"You want 20th Century Fox glossy musical? You have it here...and with Grable's legs."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

23 100%

I Want to Live! (1958)

"Stunning drama that cries out for death penalty reform...with excellent Susan Hayward in lead."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

24 20%

Frogs (1972)

"The concept alone will make one croak. Production values, however, are on the cheap side."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

25 12%

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

"Disappointing to say the least, but at least it doesn't have Richard Pryor this time as its star."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

26 ——

Class of '44 ()

"Coming of age schmaltz, so prevalent during the 1970s."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

27 93%

Freaks (1932)

"Absolutely spine chilling Tod Browning classic horror film. "We will make you one of us." Yike!"

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

28 100%

Road to Utopia (1945)

"My choice as the funniest of Hope and Crosby's Road pictures. It is definitely the zaniest."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

29 88%

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

"Near classic comedy of con artists on the loose with Steve Martin and Michael Caine playing off each other."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

30 81%

Written on the Wind (1957)

"Big screen sudser with Hudson and Bacall leading the tears."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

31 60%

The Addams Family (1991)

"Funny feature film version of the classic TV show, and just as ghoulishly hilarious."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

32 100%

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)

"OK, but very dated, early Richard Dreyfuss. It DID put him on the map, however."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

33 93%

Summertime (1955)

"Romantic drama with Hepburn in good form."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

34 ——

Rough Night in Jericho (1967)

"Violent Dean Martin western is so-so."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

35 ——

The Devil at 4 O'clock (1961)

"Colorful disaster movie with good teaming of Tracy and Sinatra."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

36 ——

The Private Eyes (1981)

"Silly laughs, far beneath the two comedy stars."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

37 100%

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

"Very dated musical, but full of energy."

Posted Dec 23, 2006

Steve Crum

38 85%

The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

"Fine Zeffirelli version with Taylor and Burton in good form."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Steve Crum

39 100%

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)

"Fun, often exciting Wayne western with great cast."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Steve Crum

40 83%

Gaslight (1944)

"Classic drama-horror with put upon Bergman and suavely evil Boyer."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Steve Crum

41 67%

Tales of Terror (1962)

"Fun scares with Vincent Price and Peter Lorre via Roger Corman."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Steve Crum

42 79%

Quick Change (1990)

"Funny fluff featuring clowns, a bank robbery, and Bill Murray."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Steve Crum

43 49%

We Are Marshall (2006)

"'We Are Marshall' has a processed and packaged look and feel. The Marshall folks deserve better."

Posted Dec 21, 2006

Steve Crum

44 97%

Stalag 17 (1953)

"Unforgettable Billy Wilder POW tale with Holden in perhaps his greatest role."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

45 71%

Test Pilot (1938)

"Super MGM WWII actioner + tear jerker."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

46 ——

Elvira Madigan (1967)

"Textured drama with unforgettable music."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

47 95%

Hamlet (1996)

"Fine version of one of The Bard's best plays."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

48 22%

The Flintstones (1994)

"Cartoonish live-action fun with well cast cast."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

49 79%

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1969)

"Another Hammer/Christopher Lee horror goodie."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

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