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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Zelig (1983)

"Hilarious Woody Allen vehicle, a mockumentary with special effects ahead of its time."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

2 62%

Blood Diamond (2006)

"It all works well in a complex, riveting, and disturbing way. The film suffers only in pacing; it seems longer than it is."

Posted Dec 8, 2006

Steve Crum

3 ——

The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990)

"And it was not easy bein' green."

Posted Nov 30, 2006

Steve Crum

4 97%

La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (2012)

"Superb Renoir work should be seen by all."

Posted Nov 30, 2006

Steve Crum

5 100%

The Train (1965)

"Classic Frankenheimer WWII actioner with unique plot."

Posted Nov 30, 2006

Steve Crum

6 58%

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

"Bizarre, yet typical Coen comedy. Very dark and cartoonish."

Posted Nov 30, 2006

Steve Crum

7 46%

Bobby (2006)

"A document to the idealistic spirit of RFK's times. Estevez, in a trifecta as director-screenwriter-star, brilliantly succeeds in all aspects."

Posted Nov 30, 2006

Steve Crum

8 92%

Time Bandits (1981)

"Over praised but imaginative sci-fi/fantasy from Monty Python minds."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Steve Crum

9 ——

By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

"Grand Warner Brothers 1950s Doris Day musical, rich with period music."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Steve Crum

10 95%

Casino Royale (2006)

"A definite see for Bonders like myself who can accept the hard-hitting Craig, Daniel Craig."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Steve Crum

11 44%

Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)

"More zombies, more gore, more bore."

Posted Nov 9, 2006

Steve Crum

12 ——

This Is Elvis (2007)

"Fine documentary/showcase of the King."

Posted Nov 9, 2006

Steve Crum

13 100%

Modern Times (1936)

"Certainly one of Chaplin's greatest...a true comedy classic."

Posted Nov 9, 2006

Steve Crum

14 89%

Queen Christina (1933)

"Worth it for pairing of Garbo and Gilbert alone."

Posted Nov 9, 2006

Steve Crum

15 69%

Babel (2006)

"Except for the rather contrived Tokyo link, 'Babel' is as good as 'Crash.' It is definitely worth seeing, but take a deep breath first."

Posted Nov 9, 2006

Steve Crum

16 ——

Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

"Later Bob Hope vehicle suffers due to "hip" script about swinging bachelor."

Posted Oct 23, 2006

Steve Crum

17 ——

William Castle's The Night Walker (1964)

"Not bad creepy psychodrama from schlockster William Castle."

Posted Oct 23, 2006

Steve Crum

18 100%

Our Hospitality (1923)

"Consistently hilarious, highly watchable Keaton classic."

Posted Oct 23, 2006

Steve Crum

19 55%

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"The challenge of Kirsten Dunst is to portray Marie as she matures from giggly teen to frustrated wife to loving mother and queen. Dunst succeeds in a stunning performance."

Posted Oct 23, 2006

Steve Crum

20 96%

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

"Top notch Kipling tale with Huston at helm supported by great Connery and Caine performances."

Posted Oct 19, 2006

Steve Crum

21 100%

The Comancheros (1961)

"Interesting, at times brutal, John Wayne western with strong cast and locale."

Posted Oct 19, 2006

Steve Crum

22 ——

Al Capone ()

"Steiger chews scenery...and bullets...in this B-grade action programmer."

Posted Oct 19, 2006

Steve Crum

23 73%

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

"A brilliantly layered story about war's heroes and the publicity machine surrounding them...a numbing, somber movie."

Posted Oct 19, 2006

Steve Crum

24 92%

The Departed (2006)

"Solid work by DiCaprio, Damon, Sheen and Baldwin...(is) upstaged by Nicholson bravado. Wahlberg, however, comes close."

Posted Oct 9, 2006

Steve Crum

25 ——

The Time of Their Lives (The Ghost Steps Out) (1946)

"A bold Abbott & Costello venture, featuring the team in separate roles entirely, which was very inventive for its time."

Posted Sep 30, 2006

Steve Crum

26 ——

Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

"Creaky, sure, but this is historical Tarzaniana with Elmo Lincoln as the screen's first (silent) vine swinger."

Posted Sep 30, 2006

Steve Crum

27 91%

Portrait of Jennie (2002)

"Fine period melodrama starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten."

Posted Sep 30, 2006

Steve Crum

28 100%

The Palm Beach Story (1942)

"Prime Preston Sturges, which means sublime sophisticated zaniness."

Posted Sep 30, 2006

Steve Crum

29 57%

Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

"Above average Holden-Hepburn vehicle."

Posted Sep 30, 2006

Steve Crum

30 4%

Gone Fishin' (1997)

"Dumb n dumber middle agers Glover & Pesci in land and sea adventures."

Posted Sep 30, 2006

Steve Crum

31 48%

Open Season (2006)

"Disney never showed, say, Goofy actually defecating on camera, but 'Open Season' does just that with Eliott. And an entire scene is built around Boog's having a b.m."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Steve Crum

32 ——

Borderline (1980)

"Later Bronson entry is formula hewn violence."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Steve Crum

33 11%

All The King's Men (2006)

"As for Stark's hellfire and brimstone speeches to the masses, Sean Penn's forced delivery and mock Southern dialect simply do not sell. Is Penn miscast? Yes."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Steve Crum

34 100%

The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

"Judy Holliday at her finest with great Paul Douglas support."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

35 38%

Deceived (1991)

"Neat, if contrived, love story/murder mystery."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

36 86%

Young at Heart (1954)

"Fine Doris Day and Frank Sinatra 1950's weeper."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

37 55%

I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) (1978)

"Salivating gore with classic title."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

38 85%

F/X (1986)

"Fun cat and mouse mystery-adventure with fun special effects angle."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

39 57%

Love Story (1970)

"Cornball classic weeper is at least true to its book basis."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

40 ——

Space Ghost Coast to Coast - Vol. 1 (2003)

"Animated tongue-in-cheek fun."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

41 ——

Loving You (1957)

"Pretty good early Elvis with nice title song."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

42 69%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"The meaty beef of the story covers the lasting effect of TV's 'Superman,' particularly for the Baby Boomer target audience, and George Reeves' far too early death."

Posted Sep 10, 2006

Steve Crum

43 63%

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

"Kiddie matinee fluff has fun action moments."

Posted Aug 31, 2006

Steve Crum

44 100%

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

"True treasure of cinema, terrific on all counts."

Posted Aug 31, 2006

Steve Crum

45 ——

Comrade X (1940)

"Pre-WWII tale has great Gable and Lamarr pairing."

Posted Aug 31, 2006

Steve Crum

46 74%

The Illusionist (2006)

"Coming near the close of a summer full of movie superheroes and remakes, 'The Illusionist' is a film buff's treat. Here is an atmospheric, period tale of magic and murder."

Posted Aug 31, 2006

Steve Crum

47 96%

The Fugitive (1993)

"Relentless action + strong Ford and Tommy Lee performances make this a classic."

Posted Aug 25, 2006

Steve Crum

48 100%

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

"Very vine, er...fine Weismuller, his first, with sexy O'Sullivan Jane."

Posted Aug 25, 2006

Steve Crum

49 38%

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

"Typical yet frequently goofy fun Ernest flick."

Posted Aug 25, 2006

Steve Crum

50 61%

Capricorn One (1978)

"Controversial for its time, now so-so conspiracy theory plot about faked moon landing."

Posted Aug 25, 2006

Steve Crum

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