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Classic Movie Guide

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 82%

GoldenEye (1995)

"The action is crisp, the pacing is quick, and, most importantly, Brosnan proves he can wear a tux just as well as Sean Connery could."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

2 96%

From Russia With Love (1964)

"From Russia with Love's appearance shows that filmmakers had a lot more confidence about how to handle Bond."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

3 71%

From Beyond (1986)

"The practical technique gives the effects a creepy boost..."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

4 67%

Fiend without a Face (1957)

"...the turn of events in the story is so familiar by now, the movie tends to run into some slow patches."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

5 98%

Dr. No (1962)

"...it's all being handled with the urgency of someone trying to find the TV remote."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

6 95%

D.O.A. (1950)

"...while it's memorable for its story alone, what's done with it is nothing less than a ho-hum mixture of the mundane and the gimmicky."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

7 92%

Cat People ()

"Cat People is a film that really takes the 'less is more' policy to heart."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

8 83%

The Cat and the Canary (1927)

"The Cat and the Canary is as much a comedy as it is a thriller, blurring the line separating the two and doing a rather adept job of it."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

9 40%

Captive Wild Woman (1943)

"It's a silly-sounding premise that somehow pulls itself together into a more swift-moving and thematically-intriguing package than it easily could've turned out to be."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

10 100%

The Burning (1981)

"Looking back, The Burning is wholly unremarkable considering the leagues of Halloween and Friday the 13th clones released over the years."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

11 82%

Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)

"...there's little suspense to speak of, since astute viewers will have long since figured things out."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

12 ——

Black Friday (1934)

"...a flick that's a little on the inconsistent side but always intriguing and faithful to Universal's dark and atmospheric spirit."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

13 ——

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)

"The story, often the least important aspect of a comedy, is at once paid both too little and too much attention."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

14 ——

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987)

"...an immensely entertaining portrait of a man who helped shape rock 'n' roll, whether he liked it or not."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

15 57%

Die Another Day (2002)

"Die Another Day is more of an homage to everything the series had done to that point, rather than simply the next chapter."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

16 100%

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a wise and wry piece of work that deservedly ranks among the screen's most fulfilling love stories."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

17 71%

Funeral in Berlin (1966)

"...there's just a hint of irreverency flowing throughout, providing just the right amount of winks and nudges beyond the usual espionage action."

Posted Jul 28, 2009

A. J. Hakari

18 77%

Boomerang! (1947)

"Film aficionados may find Boomerang's curious journey enough of a reason to seek it out."

Posted Jan 8, 2009

A. J. Hakari

19 94%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

"The Day the Earth Stood Still fascinates the mind as much as it does the eyes."

Posted Dec 14, 2008

A. J. Hakari

20 86%

The Baron of Arizona (1950)

"If there's one genre that I'll never tire of, it's con artist movies. Thus, it was only natural that I fell head over heels for this lost classic from the great Sam Fuller."

Posted Dec 6, 2008

A. J. Hakari

21 92%

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

"With sheer comedic insanity and glazed over with a coat of diabolical darkness, Arsenic and Old Lace is nothing short of ahead of its time."

Posted Nov 30, 2008

A. J. Hakari

22 100%

And Then There Were None (1945)

"The premise doesn't work as brilliantly as it could, but it does just the trick in providing a little over an hour and a half's worth of good, sound, and engaging thrills."

Posted Nov 30, 2008

A. J. Hakari

23 ——

The 27th Day (1957)

"It's not often that one gets a little extra thought with his or her sci-fi B-movie, and it's even less often that such low-key profundity is executed rather well in a film of this kind."

Posted Nov 30, 2008

A. J. Hakari

24 100%

The Big Trail (1930)

"John Wayne carried off the lead role without a hitch. It seemed as if he had carried dozens of lead roles before instead of this being his first."

Posted May 28, 2008

Diana Saenger

25 64%

An Affair to Remember (1957)

"Not only does this 50th Anniversary Edition look terrific, Fox has outdone itself with the great bonus features about Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr and Leo McCarey."

Posted Jan 16, 2008

Diana Saenger

26 87%

The Graduate (1967)

"The Graduate 40th Anniversary Editon reminds us of Dustin Hoffman's great talent."

Posted Sep 13, 2007

Diana Saenger

27 96%

3:10 to Yuma (1957)

"Although it didn't receive any major awards, 3:10 To Yuma is considered one of the best westerns of the 1950s."

Posted Sep 3, 2007

Diana Saenger

28 67%

Morning Glory (1933)

"Morning Glory is a great story with Hollywood glamour and exceptional performances."

Posted Aug 24, 2007

Diana Saenger

29 25%

Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)

"No matter what you think of the film, watching the gorgeous and alluring Joan Collins for two hours is not hard to take at all."

Posted Jul 5, 2007

Diana Saenger

30 ——

So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

"Not only a great melodrama but a true patriotic film that inspires and entertains."

Posted Jun 24, 2007

Diana Saenger

31 80%

Romance on the High Seas (It's Magic) (1948)

"Romance On The High Seas is a lighthearted comedy with plenty of opportunity to listen to Doris Day sing."

Posted Apr 19, 2007

Diana Saenger

32 97%

Casablanca (1943)

"Since it screened at the theater in 1943, the story of lovers Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) and Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) in Casablanca has made cinematic history."

Posted Nov 29, 2006

Diana Saenger

33 97%

All the King's Men (1949)

"A character piece, unveiled through excellent performances that divulge how an ounce of power can unravel one's entire life, make enemies out of friends and friends out of enemies."

Posted Sep 20, 2006

Diana Saenger

34 79%

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

"The movie is a true classic with great characters and quite entertaining."

Posted May 15, 2006

Diana Saenger

35 51%

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

"An ideal meeting between cheese and hard-boiled thrills (with a pretty good theme song, to boot)..."

Posted Aug 17, 2003

A. J. Hakari

36 66%

Live and Let Die (1973)

"...it's best to live and not watch."

Posted Mar 16, 2003

A. J. Hakari

37 81%

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

"It's a shame that both Bond buffs and regular movie fans don't hold this film in higher regard."

Posted Feb 23, 2003

A. J. Hakari

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