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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

"In a lot of cases, it's hard to understand a classic's appeal so far removed from its original context, but this isn't the case with Mutiny on the Bounty. It's as gripping as it was when it originally sailed into theaters."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

2 48%

Ocean's Eleven (1960)

"It's a goofy trifle of a heist flick, perfect for whiling away a couple of hours or pining away for the days when men were men and broads were dames."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

3 88%

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

"Does a fine job of ratcheting up the tension while still allowing for playful moments and plenty of action."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

4 85%

The Sound of Music (1965)

"Filled with gorgeous cinematography and timeless songs, this is family entertainment at its finest - they just don't make 'em like this anymore."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

5 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Is it the cinematic marvel the fanboys made it out to be? Maybe not. But is it one of the most effervescent, purely fun films of the year? Absolutely."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

6 91%

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

"This is obviously for collectors only, but unlike a lot of deluxe reissues, this set comes with a ton of worthwhile extras, and it's reasonably priced."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

7 67%

The Goonies (1985)

"Like Cyndi said, it's good enough."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

8 96%

Psycho (1960)

"Psycho is required for any film lover's library."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

9 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"The new Nightmare is more dull than scary; it mimics the original in some respects, following the same rough plot outline and replicating most of the more iconic scenes, but everything that's different feels wrong."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

10 74%

Splice (2010)

"Splice is funny, clever, and creepy, but not as much as it thinks it is, or probably should have been."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Jeff Giles

11 41%

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

"Movies that are wall-to-wall trickery usually bore me; this one hit my sweet spot."

Posted Dec 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

12 79%

The Thin Red Line (1998)

"An excellent Criterion disc adds to appreciaton of this poetic film. "

Posted Nov 22, 2010

Robert Cashill

13 55%

Morning Glory (2010)

"Not awesome but it's smart about some silly things, which is enough."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Robert Cashill

14 75%

The Eclipse (2010)

"Halloween comes and goes but a good ghost story can be enjoyed at any time."

Posted Nov 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

15 78%

Red Hill (2010)

"One stripped-down, bad to the bone movie."

Posted Nov 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

16 77%

Amer (2010)

"A giallo-inspired trip to die for."

Posted Nov 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

17 69%

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010)

"This Fire is a fizzle."

Posted Nov 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

18 91%

The Secret of Kells (2010)

"Whatever it may lack in narrative sparkle, it more than makes up for with pure visual wonder."

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Jeff Giles

19 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"As an action movie, a superhero adventure, and a sequel, Iron Man 2 is better than most; it's a seamless combination of solid acting and popcorn thrills."

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Jeff Giles

20 98%

King Kong (1933)

"King Kong is a spectacle, but it's also a story, and that's a balance that filmmakers have always struggled to maintain. They did it here."

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Jeff Giles

21 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"A crushing letdown on every level."

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Robert Cashill

22 98%

Inside Job (2010)

"Undercut by sensationalism but still righteously indignant. "

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Robert Cashill

23 78%

Red White & Blue (2010)

"A movie in pain, a movie that hurts, a movie that scars."

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Robert Cashill

24 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"I like The Social Network. You can say I'm in a relationship with The Social Network. "

Posted Oct 12, 2010

Robert Cashill

25 88%

Let Me In (2010)

"An excellent remake, and not just by the low standards of transatlantic remakes."

Posted Oct 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

26 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"Anything-for-a-laugh excess for funnybones so inclined."

Posted Oct 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

27 ——

Lucky Lady (1975)

"Essay on Liza Minnelli's film career spotlights this classic failure."

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Robert Cashill

28 97%

Cabaret (1972)

"Essay on Liza Minnelli's film career spotlights this classic."

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Robert Cashill

29 55%

The Black Cauldron (1985)

"Remains at a low boil and never bubbles over."

Posted Sep 24, 2010

Robert Cashill

30 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"The Sands of Time is more liked scorched earth."

Posted Sep 24, 2010

Robert Cashill

31 86%

The Square (2010)

"An effectively nasty piece of work."

Posted Sep 17, 2010

Robert Cashill

32 81%

Catfish (2010)

"The filmmakers have a firm grasp on slippery material."

Posted Sep 17, 2010

Robert Cashill

33 71%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"It doesn't let go."

Posted Sep 17, 2010

Robert Cashill

34 ——

La Ragazza del lago (The Girl by the Lake) (2007)

"Give this Girl a chance."

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Robert Cashill

35 66%

The American (2010)

"Clooney's face is where the action is in the film."

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Robert Cashill

36 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Game over at the boxoffice, the winning Scott Pilgrim will be avenged on DVD and Blu-ray."

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Robert Cashill

37 82%

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort) (2010)

"Trails off after a big finish for this first part."

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Robert Cashill

38 62%

Salt (2010)

"Ludicrous, and further ruined by headlines of not-so-spectacular Russian mole activities."

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Robert Cashill

39 20%

Daikaijū Gamera (The Giant Monster Gamera) (1965)

"Gamera's image problem gets a much-needed makeover."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

40 60%

Forbidden World (Mutant) (1982)

"Lively genre fare from the Corman assembly line."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

41 36%

Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror) (Planet of Horrors) (Quest) (1981)

"Unforgettably gloppy death scenes are the highlights."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

42 85%

Death Race 2000 (1975)

"All the Corman hallmarks are in evidence, happily so."

Posted Sep 1, 2010

Robert Cashill

43 ——

Triage (2009)

"A satisfying film, solid, direct, and honest."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Robert Cashill

44 93%

The Tillman Story (2010)

"A shocking story of betrayal, but also one of hope."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Robert Cashill

45 43%

The Extra Man (2010)

"A positive quirkquake."

Posted Aug 8, 2010

Robert Cashill

46 93%

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"A socially observant, laughs-and-tears movie that mostly works."

Posted Aug 8, 2010

Robert Cashill

47 86%

Inception (2010)

"Plays like a movie conceived by a brainy 16-year-old, which is not a knock."

Posted Aug 8, 2010

Robert Cashill

48 80%

Cyrus (2010)

"Mildy amusing and mildly off-putting."

Posted Jul 18, 2010

Robert Cashill

49 64%

Predators (2010)

"n its own ramshackle, Scotch tape-and-Elmer's-Glue way Predators hits the mark."

Posted Jul 18, 2010

Robert Cashill

50 100%

Nightfall (1957)

"Touched by Jacques Tourneur's poetic sensibility."

Posted Jul 15, 2010

Robert Cashill

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