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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Gideon's Army (2013)

"While both the structure and most of the content of Gideon's Army are familiar, it does raise a few issues often left out of similar issues docs. One is the fact that many of the defendants are in fact guilty..."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

2 82%

The Double (2014)

"... the visual elements (cinematography by Erik Wilson, production design by David Crank, art direction by Denis Schnegg) and music (Andrew Hewitt) are a lot of what makes the film work."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

3 ——

The Road to Fame ()

"...a film that is often interesting, in a multi-culti sort of way, but also contains a lot of loose ends that make it frustrating to watch."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

4 54%

Hank: Five Years From the Brink (2014)

"Hank is basically a big love letter from Paulson to himself, and it's a mystery to me why Berlinger would lend his talents to such an effort. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

5 ——

Cheatin' (2014)

"... felt like I was watching a string of loosely connected episodes rather than a feature film."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

6 76%

The Congress (2014)

"...if you're half-distracted all the time, you might be impressed by some of the interesting ideas in this film and be able to ignore what an overall mess it is. "

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

7 70%

Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014)

"... an amazingly sure-footed feature from first-time director Katrin Gebbe. "

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

8 ——

L' Uomo puma (The Puma Man) (1980)

"The real wonder is how this one got made (in 1980 yet)-did director Alberto De Martino known that MST3K was just around the corner and would need material?"

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

9 ——

The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)

"This one gets points for general weirdness (how many films use dowsing as a plot device?). Besides, often bad movies inspire the best riffs, so you can't ever really lose when it comes to MST3K flicks."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

10 ——

Hercules and the Captive Women (1961)

"ticks off all the requirements of a sword and sandals flick, including a hunky bodybuilder (Reg Park), shorty-short tunics, a goofy plot with imaginative mythological references, questionable special effects, and unintentional humor..."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

11 ——

Untamed Youth (1957)

"...a 1957 teen exploitation/musical film starring Mamie Van Doren and her collection of extra-tight sweaters"

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

12 ——

The Bigamist (1953)

"...he Bigamist offers an interesting look at several social issues through a 1950s lens, and the location shooting in San Francisco and Los Angeles alone is worth the price of admission."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

13 89%

Le Week-End (2014)

"...will appeal most strongly to people near their characters in age, as it's too easy for younger people to wonder why people who have it so good are complaining... "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

14 ——

Pablo (2014)

"...Ferro is a total character and Goldgewicht captures his spirit on film (aided by a sometimes tongue-in-cheek script narrated by Jeff Bridges and some lively animations) while also giving you an appreciation of his work..."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

15 ——

Gasland Part II (2013)

"Gasland Part II is basically a film for the converted; if you didn't get the message with Gasland, you won't get it with this film. "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

16 ——

Jump (2013)

"... a Tarantino-esque tale that intertwines three stories about people involved in the criminal underground-whether by choice, family, or coincidence-presented out of chronological order... "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

17 ——

Wonderwall (1969)

"Wonderwall should be required viewing for anyone interested in popular culture of the 1960s..."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

18 64%

Geography Club (2013)

"The main problem with Geography Club, however, is the oddly choppy storytelling by director Gary Entin and screenwriter Edmund Entin (they're brothers) and their handwaving use of some really absurd plot twists"

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

19 79%

Bethlehem (2014)

"Because most of the characterizations are so shallow, it's hard to care too much about what happens to whom, so the action scenes become merely mechanical... "

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

20 99%

Short Term 12 (2013)

"It's worth seeing Short Term 12 just for the performance of Larson as Grace, one of the counselors. She's so natural in her role you forget that she's acting, even though the script gives her a very predictable secret..."

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

21 100%

Come Back, Africa ()

"...by combining a scripted story with some amazing on-location filming, it conveys a real sense of how crippling the apartheid system was for the vast majority of South Africans..."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

22 ——

Buying Sex (2013)

"The real takeaway from Buying Sex, in my opinion, is that laws should be based on the reality of people's lives..."

Posted Feb 25, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

23 92%

Our Nixon (2013)

" I suspect that everyone who watches Our Nixon will essentially have seen a different film.."

Posted Feb 25, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

24 95%

Birth Of The Living Dead (2013)

"For those new to the film, Birth of the Living Dead is a great introduction to Romero lore, although due to numerous spoilers you should probably watch Night of the Living Dead before you watch this film."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

25 77%

How To Make Money Selling Drugs (2013)

"As long as it stays in infomercial mode, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is both entertaining and informative..."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

26 42%

Men at Lunch (2013)

"...full of interesting background information-for instance, that one worker was expected to die for every 10 stories of construction-and at 67 minutes won't take up too much of your time."

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

27 ——

Oscar-nominated Shorts: Live Action ()

"Three of the finalists-"Helium," "Just Before Losing Everything," and "It Wasn't Me"-are all excellent in different ways, while the remaining two-"The Voorman Problem" and "Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?"-are not quite as strong..."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

28 100%

Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014)

"Uniquely among the nominees this year, "Feral" pays its audience two compliments: it doesn't spell everything out, and it doesn't confine itself to a naturalistic narrative; both choices are well-supported by distinctive, pseudo-primitive art. "

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Sarah Boslaugh

29 ——

The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)

"...Testament of Love has the feel of a modestly-budgeted television production that succeeds thanks to its sincerity and the likeability of its lead actors..."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

30 ——

Noll Tolerans (Zero Tolerance) (1999)

"Falk is a sort of Swedish Dirty Harry who's constantly in trouble because he doesn't play by the rules, but subscribes to a higher standard of justice..."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

31 89%

Russian Ark (2002)

"... the entire film is so eccentric that the best response may just be to lose yourself in the experience..."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

32 48%

Parkland (2013)

"Once the tension from anticipating the fatal shots is dissipated, what you get are a lot of power plays and men generally acting badly ... in the aftermath of Kennedy's assassination. "

Posted Nov 24, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

33 ——

Mitchell (1975)

"...somewhat worse than the porno/crime-fighting series dreamed up in Boogie Nights. "

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

34 ——

Gorgo (1961)

"...a British take on Godzilla, with borrowings from Mighty Joe Young and Beowulf. "

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

35 97%

Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922)

"...Nosferatu is a masterpiece of silent cinema that includes some of the creepiest images ever recorded on film."

Posted Nov 15, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

36 ——

Corpus Christi: Playing With Redemption ()

"...much more about the people involved in the 2006 production (a cast including women and people of color, unlike the original production), and its transformative effect on their lives, than about the play itself ..."

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

37 82%

G.B.F. (2014)

"...not a deep movie, but the plot moves quickly, there are plenty of laughs, and it's a pleasant fantasy, even if it doesn't correspond to anyone's real experience."

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

38 55%

Interior. Leather Bar. (2014)

" Truth be told, Interior. Leather Bar has a lot more talking in its 60 minutes than it does man-on-man action..."

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

39 ——

Married And Counting (2013)

"...showcases the extended honeymoon of two guys, Pat Dwyer and Stephen Mosher, who are so cute and wholesome and stable that they could be poster children for gay marriage. "

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

40 67%

How I Live Now (2013)

"There's no glory in this war, just shocking and horrifying deaths, and survivors damaged by experiences they can't even articulate."

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

41 90%

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013)

"[Jay is] never less than intriguing, and always leaves you with the impression that whatever you already know about him, there's still much more yet to be discovered."

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

42 90%

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir ()

"...Cinedigm's decision to distribute it online makes perfect sense - you might feel cheated seeing this in a theatre, but it's definitely worth watching at home if you have any interest in Polanski and his work."

Posted Nov 3, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

43 96%

Muscle Shoals (2013)

"...well worth seeing for it's well-chosen mix of present-day interviews and archival footage, enlivened by many musical selections."

Posted Oct 24, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

44 ——

Amelia's 25th (2013)

"...an episodic, 'day in the life' film during which Amelia has a series of encounters with a variety of interesting characters, many played by stars in cameo appearances, including Danny Trejo, Jennifer Tilly, Margaret Cho, and director Robert Rodriguez."

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

45 ——

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn (2013)

"...its general tone of hipsterish pleasantness is a welcome sign of how much gay life has changed in 45 years. "

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

46 67%

Hollywood to Dollywood (2012)

"...[the brothers are] charming, personable, and forthright, the kind of people you'd like to have a beer with-or, for that matter, go on a road trip with..."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Sarah Boslaugh

47 88%

Head Games (2012)

"It's exciting to watch big, powerful guys bash into each other, and a well-executed hit makes an excellent addition to any highlight reel. The problem is that the human brain is not designed to absorb repeated impact."

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Sarah Boslaugh

48 83%

!Women Art Revolution (2011)

"...a real trip down memory lane for people involved in the early feminist movement in the United States (the soundtrack alone will push your nostalgia button), and a great resource for teaching... "

Posted May 14, 2012

Sarah Boslaugh

49 95%

Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011)

"Paul Goodman Changed My Life, a new documentary by Jonathan Lee, captures Goodman's ubiquitousness, as well as the fashionable intellectual bohemianism of the period..."

Posted May 14, 2012

Sarah Boslaugh

50 59%

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

"...one of the last of its breed, an old-fashioned Hollywood epic produced at a time when that style of filmmaking had pretty much worn out its welcome with cinema audiences."

Posted Apr 28, 2012

Sarah Boslaugh

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