Authors

Cinema Writer

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 74%

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

"a whacky, racially refreshing breather in Hollywood's white-dominated, politically over-correct bummer of a mainstream culture"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

2 93%

Grizzly Man (2005)

"chilling"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

3 93%

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"more interested using the movie medium as a pulpit from which to pontificate...political beliefs rather than in telling a dramatically engaging story"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

4 90%

Girl on the Bridge (La Fille sur le Pont) (1999)

"an oddly amusing and touching work"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

5 86%

Garden State (2004)

"the quintessential product by and for uninspired times"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

6 85%

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

"Apatow's sex comedy...hits its stride eventually, and keeps us rooting for it...thanks to its honesty and sweetness"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

7 100%

The Flowers of St Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) (Francis, God's Jester) (1950)

"one of the cinema's loveliest spiritual explorations"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

8 83%

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

"Awesome, hypnotic storytelling, Fitzcarraldo finds this director working in top form"

Posted Aug 24, 2006

Jay Antani

9 87%

Fire (1996)

"Fire lights its spark beautifully"

Posted Aug 21, 2006

Jay Antani

10 88%

Ba wang bie ji (Farewell My Concubine) (1993)

"the drama is cheesy, simplistic and too stodgy in its presentation to really hold up to its historic framing and epic sweep"

Posted Aug 21, 2006

Jay Antani

11 83%

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

"Fahrenheit is, by turns, entertaining, incisive, infuriating, heartbreaking and (this being Moore) slickly populist"

Posted Aug 21, 2006

Jay Antani

12 77%

The Element of Crime (1984)

"Nearly incomprehensible but stylistically dazzling"

Posted Aug 21, 2006

Jay Antani

13 85%

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

"Beautiful cinematography...and set design...together with excellent performances combine to form Zhivago's timeless appeal"

Posted Aug 21, 2006

Jay Antani

14 94%

Dirty Pretty Things (2003)

"Dirty Pretty Things benefits from the best script...hands down, written for a movie released in 2003"

Posted Aug 21, 2006

Jay Antani

15 94%

Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) (1951)

"a flawless piece of work"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

16 100%

Detour (1945)

"quintessential noir territory"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

17 85%

The Decline of the American Empire (Le Déclin de l'Empire Américain) (1986)

"instead of being wickedly funny, it's repellent before becoming a total snore"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

18 92%

Darwin's Nightmare (2005)

"absolutely brave, unflinching"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

19 75%

Crash (2004)

"a corny Hollywood attempt at a social problem drama, well acted enough to recommend"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

20 95%

Letyat zhuravli (The Cranes are Flying) (1960)

"dazzling, magnificently made"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

21 100%

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

"gorgeous looking and terrifically acted"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

22 86%

Collateral (2004)

"chic, solid filmmaking"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

23 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"A movie of gorgeous moments alternating with many more that feel literate to the point of inducing boredom"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

24 98%

City Lights (1931)

"City Lights is a great gift to all of us by a filmmaker at a latter-day peak of his genius"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

25 90%

Chungking Express (1996)

"a pair of not-entirely-successful romantic stories but, fuelled by [Wong Kar Wai's] cinematic fervor and exuberant use of music...it's irresistible"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

26 76%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)

"My guess is that [it] will appeal to all of us in need of a jab of earnest, old-fashioned moralism to save the day"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

27 90%

L' Amour l'Après-Midi (Chloe in the Afternoon) (Love in the Afternoon) (1972)

"a beautiful character study about what it is to love one woman and yet be in love with all women"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

28 73%

Cavite (2006)

"Cavite...will probably be cited in years to come as a classic example of the post-9/11 action thriller"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

29 74%

Cars (2006)

"a steep step downwards for all and everything concerned, unless you're a Caucasian sports car"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

30 90%

Capote (2005)

"a milestone in modern acting, and quite fascinating in any number of ways, particularly its depiction of the minutiae of the writer's life."

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

31 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"A gallery of worthy performances, crisp direction and a quietly graceful script make Brokeback Mountain something of a landmark in Hollywood's 2005 slate of movies."

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

32 80%

Brick (2006)

"Brick is just an elaborate noir send-up, and an enjoyably kooky one at that"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

33 97%

Bob le Flambeur (Bob the Gambler) (1955)

"a generally absorbing and sometimes funny look at the capricious nature of Luck"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

34 100%

The Birth of a Nation (1915)

"a masterpiece that still packs a punch and whose standard-bearing genius remains untarnished."

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

35 42%

Beyond the Sea (2004)

"Kevin Spacey's dedication is clear, both in his performance as Darin and in his wonderful direction"

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

36 85%

Batman Begins (2005)

"It's passable entertainment that our culture has wildly overrated."

Posted Aug 20, 2006

Jay Antani

37 87%

The Aviator (2004)

"The Aviator feels like old-fashioned Hollywood with a bracing jolt of Scorsese's cinematic flair"

Posted Aug 19, 2006

Jay Antani

38 79%

The Aristocrats (2005)

"A tedious dud that sparks once or twice with big laughs"

Posted Aug 19, 2006

Jay Antani

39 96%

Andrei Rublev (1973)

"A strange and most challenging film"

Posted Aug 19, 2006

Jay Antani

40 26%

Anatomy of Hell (2004)

"A waste of cinema, and of precious time."

Posted Aug 19, 2006

Jay Antani

41 91%

Amarcord (2009)

"A vulgar, crassly funny, tender, always affectionate nostalgia trip, Fellini style."

Posted Aug 18, 2006

Jay Antani

42 71%

All the Real Girls (2003)

"All Gordon Green can manage are...dreamy images, blunt-edged characters and dialogue, splattered like so-much Cheese Whiz over a shapeless mess of a pseudo-poetic narrative."

Posted Aug 18, 2006

Jay Antani

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile