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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Titanic (2012)

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Alison Tweedie-Perry

2 87%

The Matrix (1999)

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Alison Tweedie-Perry

3 83%

American History X (1998)

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Alison Tweedie-Perry

4 ——

Strangers When We Meet (1960)

"Adult drama in the style of Douglas Sirk, mostly believable (except for Matthau's action at the end) but lacks the poetic quality that elevated Sirk's best works."

Posted Dec 1, 2009

Jeff Vorndam

5 56%

The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)

"Recreating the unusual spirit of the photos is what the film does best..."

Posted May 28, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

6 72%

Friends With Money (2006)

"Holofcener has a gift for wonderfully oblivious and in-denial characters, and the subtly ridiculous situations that such characters get themselves into."

Posted May 28, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

7 80%

District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006)

"Besson's script may be formulaic crap, but he obviously still has an eye for fresh action talent, and an instinct for how to show it off."

Posted May 22, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

8 24%

Fierce People (2005)

"Dunne weighs down a light social satire with a ponderous anthropological analogy."

Posted May 22, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

9 100%

Cabiria (1914)

"This early epic Italian silent feels choppy, most likely the result of missing so many scenes to the ravages of time. As a result, the story is hard to follow, and there aren't even identifiable characters. Some nifty set-pieces impressed me with their sc"

Posted May 17, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

10 53%

Wah-Wah (2006)

"The sort of film that's obviously deeply meaningful to the filmmaker, but he fails to make it particularly meaningful to you."

Posted May 13, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

11 52%

Two Girls and a Guy (1998)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

12 94%

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

13 82%

Stone Reader (2003)

"Books are awesome. That's the primary theme of Mark Moskowitz's documentary about his quest to track down the author of Stones of the Summer, a book he loved when he read it in 1972. Within that umbrella theme Moskowitz explores why first-time authors of"

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

14 89%

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

15 38%

Up in Smoke (1978)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

16 85%

Slap Shot (1999)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

17 75%

Darling (1965)

"Julie Christie won Best Actress and Frederic Raphael Best Screenplay, but I was most impressed with Dirk Bogarde as the spurned lover in John Schelsinger's morality fable about a modern girl's implacable vacuousness."

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

18 80%

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

19 90%

Valmont (1989)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

20 92%

Time Bandits (1981)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

21 100%

Henry V (1989)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

22 88%

Junior Bonner (1972)

"Lesser known and underappreciated Sam Peckinpah film starring Steve McQueen. It's a quiet character-driven story about an aging rodeo star who visits his family on one of his stops. There's little of the characteristic Peckinpah violence, but the theme of"

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

23 61%

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

24 100%

The Letter (1940)

"More subtle than most melodramas, and as much a look at male gullibility as female manipulation. Another fine performance from Bette Davis."

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

25 79%

The Changeling (1980)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

26 91%

Arachnophobia (1990)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

27 95%

Nashville (1975)

"Just this side of brilliant ... if the country songs were shorter and less numerous I'd probably give it a '5'. As it stands, no other film (save maybe Taxi Driver) capture the post Vietnam, post Watergate malaise better."

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

28 79%

Dark Star (1973)

"This is allegedly a comedy, but it's so amateur-hour that it's difficult to find laughs when the poor soundtrack muffles most of the dialogue."

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

29 100%

Raw Deal (1948)

"A lesser effort from Anthony Mann, with a rudimentary plot but striking cinematography from John Alton. It's a movie where the hero is only less evil than the villains, and it's downbeat, dark, and low-budget. The bare-bones plot is strictly a means to vi"

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

30 26%

Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) (1994)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

31 96%

Limelight (1952)

"Limelight is a conundrum. It's a film about a famous comedian who is past his prime and who has lost touch with his audience, made by a director who is a famous comedian past his prime and who has lost touch with his audience. The film's protagonist, play"

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

32 93%

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun) (1979)

"I appreciated this movie more for its mise-en-scene (which, given Fassbinder's idiosyncratic style, often begs to be beheld) than its allegorical content. The arrangement of the actors in the screen-space, so conspicuously unnatural, has a comedic and dis"

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

33 100%

Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

"The story isn't all that believable, and there's just little to get excited about --not suspenseful, funny, romantic, etc. Ho-hum."

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

34 77%

A League of Their Own (1992)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

35 95%

Midnight Run (1988)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

36 ——

Angel - Season 1 ()

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

37 30%

Porky's (1982)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

38 85%

North Dallas Forty (1979)

"The closest thing to a good football movie, North Dallas Forty sports an excellent performance from Nick Nolte and emphasizes the pain and manipulation involved in the sport. Few of the actors look like professional athletes, but maybe that's the way it w"

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

39 82%

The Three Musketeers (1973)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

40 54%

City Hall (1996)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

41 67%

Cloak & Dagger (1984)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

42 58%

Immortal Beloved (1994)

"The plot is an excuse to get at the real meat of the film: what feelings informed the magnificent, passionate music of Ludwig van Beethoven? The answers the film comes up with are somewhat trite, and apart from Oldman, no one in the cast seems up to task."

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

43 46%

King Kong (1976)

Posted May 1, 2006

Jeff Vorndam

44 51%

Manderlay (2006)

"The most self-important, heavy-handed film since...well, since DOGVILLE."

Posted Jan 17, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

45 90%

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

"A thin slice of a not-very-interesting nothing... The book they said was unfilmable turns out to be a film that is unwatchable."

Posted Jan 17, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

46 76%

The Matador (2006)

"insubstantial, but fun"

Posted Jan 10, 2006

Carlo Cavagna

47 77%

Match Point (2005)

"Thank goodness Allen has left New York and left himself out of the script."

Posted Dec 29, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

48 46%

The Ice Harvest (2005)

"Memo to John Cusack: There's a thin line between humorous unflappability in the face of strange events, and sleepwalking. "

Posted Dec 24, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

49 82%

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

"The *ahem* engines take far to long to rev up."

Posted Dec 19, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

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