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House Next Door

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" It's been made with enough care and belief in its material that it manages to refresh our relationship to the iconic tale. "

Posted Mar 11, 2015

Kenji Fujishima

2 100%

Salesman (1968)

" With his weathered face, Chiclet teeth and hints of baseline depression, Paul the Badger is the film's foremost emblem of American malaise, a fortysomething Working Joe chewed up in the gears of consumerist expectations. "

Posted Mar 9, 2015

Matt Zoller Seitz

3 96%

It Follows (2015)

" Though visionary, It Follows abounds in undigested ideas and dubious sexual politics. "

Posted Jan 24, 2015

Ed Gonzalez

4 91%

Mommy (2015)

" For a director whose characters regularly display an abundance of melodramatic sentiment, Xavier Dolan leaves himself plenty of emotional cover in his movies. "

Posted Jan 21, 2015

Tomas Hachard

5 95%

Nightcrawler (2014)

" Nightcrawler lives by Gyllenhaal's great performance, but it dies by the limits of his character. "

Posted Oct 28, 2014

Tomas Hachard

6 93%

Birdman (2014)

" Perhaps we can consider films like Babel the necessary ashes from which Birdman had to rise and hope Alejandro González Iñárritu's ascendance continues. "

Posted Oct 12, 2014

Michael Nordine

7 35%

Young Einstein (1988)

" Serious's most distinguishing feature is his unruly hair, which serves as both a reminder of Einstein's own unkempt mane and the endless series of '80s-era stand-up comedians memorable only for their wacky hairdos. "

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Odie Henderson

8 17%

Lock Up (1989)

" There's nothing fun, however, about Lock Up's absent social interests, which are made particularly deplorable through a refusal to address any semblance of a socio-political zeitgeist. "

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Clayton Dillard

9 76%

Starry Eyes (2014)

" The film, in the end, doesn't have much to say about the nature of fame and ambition, other than a bit of facile posturing and shopworn wisdom, and frankly, Widmyer and Kolsch seem more interested in exploitation than reflection. "

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Calum Marsh

10 52%

Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

" Ted Kotcheff's moth-bitten, notoriously macabre comedy Weekend at Bernie's is best--and most rewardingly--revisited as an unintended rumination on the queasy moral crises of Reaganomics-era America. "

Posted Jul 6, 2014

Steve Macfarlane

11 72%

Batman (1989)

" Returning to Tim Burton's 1989 Batman in light of Christopher Nolan's recent, remarkably successful Batman trilogy turns out to be quite a fascinating experience. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Kenji Fujishima

12 38%

The Liberator (2014)

" It cannot show history with any sort of complexity, so it instead gives us masses of people moved by Bolívar's words, and gorgeous sweeping vistas of the landscape backed by a stirring orchestra. "

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Oscar Moralde

13 No Score Yet

Ciencias naturales ()

" Breezy and slight in its runtime, Matías Lucchesi has crafted a coming-of-age film that's modest in its ambitions, but touching nonetheless. "

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Oscar Moralde

14 No Score Yet

Club Sándwich (Club Sandwich) ()

" As each of his running gags peters out into tidy resolution and the tired old tropes of the coming-of-age story rear their head, the overriding impression is that a bit of shit-shovelling might do Eimbcke the world of good. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

James Lattimer

15 No Score Yet

Tir ()

" While it feels churlish to criticize such a topical, heartfelt endeavour, it's also hard not to groan at a film whose final message is underlined by its protagonist literally shovelling shit. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

James Lattimer

16 No Score Yet

Arraianos ()

" It's only toward the end of the film, as one of the old women is seen sitting at a sewing machine in a modern house, that you realise just how far out of space and time it's transported you. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

James Lattimer

17 No Score Yet

Coast of Death (2015)

" Quite apart from the sheer visual joy generated by Patiño's images, his injections of gentle humour in the voiceover anecdotes and lithe shifts in focus give the film a sense of forward motion and flow that thankfully never lets up. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

James Lattimer

18 No Score Yet

Double Play: James Benning And Richard Linklater ()

" Even if some of the Linklater film montages verge on YouTube fan videos, there's no denying the considerable skill involved in capturing such a natural-seeming conversation and then having its cadences dictate its structure. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

James Lattimer

19 62%

Vampire's Kiss (1989)

" Vampire's Kiss, pretty much never recognized, is even more important today than it was in the summer of 1989. "

Posted Jun 7, 2014

Robert C. Crumbow

20 20%

Renegades (1989)

" What's left is a thin daguerreotype of an idea that was losing steam before cameras were even rolling. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Steve Macfarlane

21 85%

Dead Poets Society (1989)

" Dead Poets Society purports to be about the bravery of following one's own path. This is a bright, shining lie, one the film is ballsy enough to tell to your face. "

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Odie Henderson

22 88%

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

" For all its deficiencies and inconsistencies, Last Crusade endears itself to audiences by the utter idiosyncrasy of its execution. "

Posted May 23, 2014

Ted Pigeon

23 31%

For Queen and Country (1989)

" Unlike Denzel Washington, whose acting career was soon to prosper, Martin Stellman hasn't directed another film since. "

Posted May 19, 2014

Clayton Dillard

24 73%

Neighbors (2014)

" The screenplay is a poorly stitched-together patchwork of ideas, which shouldn't be a surprise, as See No Evil, Hear No Evil is credited to five writers. "

Posted May 15, 2014

Odie Henderson

25 63%

Captivated ()

" Private Violence is directive American trauma thinkpiece, insistent that its troubles can be confronted head-on. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Clayton Dillard

26 89%

Private Violence ()

" Jeremiah Zagar's structure and politics devolve from questioning a particular kind of mediated fervor to concerning itself with more obvious issues of judicial malpractice. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Clayton Dillard

27 No Score Yet

Ukraine Is Not a Brothel ()

" What Kitty Green lacks in resolution, the film makes up for by implicitly stating that image-whether self- or media-made-is all that ultimately matters. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Clayton Dillard

28 88%

Concerning Violence (2014)

" The film struggles at times to transcend its academic presentation as an advanced visual essay explicating a theoretical text. "

Posted Mar 2, 2014

Clayton Dillard

29 95%

Manakamana (2014)

" Its urgent insistence upon rekindled patience and compassion make it a peculiar kind of structuralist essay film--and one of the most compelling in recent memory. "

Posted Mar 2, 2014

Clayton Dillard

30 88%

Happy Valley (2014)

" Happy Valley quietly reveals the structures that assist deviant behavior as the site of true horror. "

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Clayton Dillard

31 83%

Rich Hill (2014)

" The directors allow their camera to probe and linger in spaces of disorder and grime, but without any discernible purpose other than gaining access to lower-class spaces. "

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Clayton Dillard

32 89%

The Notorious Mr. Bout ()

" The Notorious Mr. Bout doesn't untangle the moral and ethical quandary presented here by the density of reconciling public sins with private passions. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Clayton Dillard

33 No Score Yet

Jo nan-ja-deul (Intruders) ()

" Using personal differences, economic rifts, and familiar city-versus-country conflicts to lay the groundwork for a complex murder mystery, Intruders remains a consistently entertaining and surprising sophomore effort. "

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Jesse Cataldo

34 No Score Yet

Papusza ()

" Papusza is at its most enthralling in some of the flashbacks, where we glimpse the heroine as an agent of her own fate. "

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Ela Bittencourt

35 93%

Metro Manila (2014)

" It easily shows up Ellis's panoply of crime-drama clichés and overall touristic gaze. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Kenji Fujishima

36 No Score Yet

The Weight ()

" It's one of a kind. "

Posted Feb 19, 2014

Chuck Bowen

37 62%

The Sacrament (2014)

" Based on the evidence offered here, West would appear to believe that all cultists come to their way of life by an inherent lunacy or stupidity and nothing more. "

Posted Feb 19, 2014

Chuck Bowen

38 75%

U ri Sunhi (Our Sunhi) ()

" A past of repressed feelings and bad trysts is summoned, but the conversations between Sunhi and her men seem to pivot more on questions of a sustainable career in filmmaking. "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Chris Cabin

39 74%

Felony (2014)

" Felony reveals itself to be a profoundly cynical movie posing as a work of idealism. "

Posted Feb 14, 2014

Chuck Bowen

40 98%

Boyhood (2014)

" Linklater has crafted a quotidian epic, a film sprawling in scope and ambition, bottomless in human feeling. Not since Altman's Nashville has an American film felt as real as life itself. "

Posted Feb 14, 2014

John Semley

41 No Score Yet

Glissements progressifs du plaisir (Successive Slidings of Pleasure) (1974)

" Apart from evoking imagery from his own works, Robbe-Grillet throws in references to the art of Yves Klein, the writings of Jules Michelet, and Georges Bataille, and gives the nod to the films of other auteur filmmakers. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Budd Wilkins

42 No Score Yet

Trans-Europ-Express (1966)

" True to form, the film concludes with a double ending, two successive jolts whose ostensible purpose is to reinforce in the minds of viewers that what they've just been watching was never anything more than a fiction. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Budd Wilkins

43 95%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

" It's not exactly a "revealing" documentary, if shaking out dirt is to be taken as a metric by which these sorts of biographical sketches should be judged. "

Posted Feb 10, 2014

John Semley

44 41%

The Better Angels (2014)

" Edwards's homage to his master plays like sycophantic, if well-meaning, imitation, like a kid trying to impress his dad by swinging his golf clubs or clumsily strumming a guitar. "

Posted Feb 10, 2014

John Semley

45 88%

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)

" A film that begins as a weird, halfway-considered ode to the sway of the cinema ends up making a case against that same power. "

Posted Feb 9, 2014

John Semley

46 91%

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013)

" It's easy to greet the prospect of a Michel Gondy making a doodle movie about the ideas of Noam Chomsky like that aggrieved nerd on The Simpsons: "Ugh, why does it have be zany?" "

Posted Feb 8, 2014

John Semley

47 100%

The Thin Blue Line (1988)

" The Thin Blue Line is proof that sometimes, though rarely, the political impact of a film can be as tangible as an innocent man being freed from prison. "

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Tina Hassannia

48 89%

The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) ()

" Saved from such simplicity by the time and space it gives to the ensemble cast and their relationships. "

Posted Nov 14, 2013

Oscar Moralde

49 97%

The Selfish Giant (2013)

" It's a tale of refuse, both in terms of the collected junk and those doing the collecting on the edges of a society that no longer has use for them. "

Posted Nov 14, 2013

Oscar Moralde

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