Hollywood Bitchslap

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Posted Mar 8, 2004

Oz

2 48%

Deceiver (1998)

Posted Mar 8, 2004

Oz

3 100%

Fawlty Towers - The Complete Set (1992)

Posted Mar 8, 2004

Oz

4 97%

Groundhog Day (1993)

Posted Mar 8, 2004

Oz

5 16%

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Posted Mar 8, 2004

Oz

6 95%

Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

"A superbly constructed history lesson, and perhaps the realization of a life spent gearing up for such a task, this should be a documentary work preserved for the ages."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

7 ——

Let's Love Hong Kong (2006)

"The 1st Rule of Film Festival is don't go to see Asian low-budget digi-video art films. The 2nd Rule of Film Festival? Don't go to see Asian low-budget digi-video art films."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

8 ——

Ford Transit ()

"Ford Transit really makes you think just how far a man has to be pushed before he decides to strap some C4 to his back and take the easy way out. Superlative filmmaking."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

9 ——

Bastards (1999)

"Listening to the older crowd after the film had ended, they couldn't have missed the point any more if the soundtrack to Patch Adams had been played over the top of the film."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

10 ——

Cannibal Rollerbabes ()

"I love a good cannibal movie. But this is not a good cannibal movie. Cannibal Rollerbabes is as bad as the title suggests. Heck, there's not even much rollerblading in it."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

11 ——

Chester Story ()

"You made a great movie, folks, and even if all it ever gets is a video release in Greece, or a 3AM showing on Lifetime, they can't take that away from you."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

12 55%

Texasville (1991)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

13 80%

Baraka (1993)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

14 88%

Gallipoli (1981)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

15 61%

Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

16 12%

Firestorm (1997)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

17 77%

Fellini - Satyricon (The Degenerates) (1969)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

18 93%

The Freshman (1990)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

19 12%

Diabolique (1996)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

20 86%

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (1988)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

21 63%

Free Radicals (2004)

"The actors showed up, the camera was on, but the script wasn't up to the task."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

22 63%

Bitter Moon (1992)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

23 21%

Daylight (1996)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

24 15%

Rhinestone (1984)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

25 ——

Dzien swira (Day of the Wacko) (The Day of the Freak) (2002)

"A stunning surprise and certainly among the best films of the Vancouver Film Festival, The Day of the Wacko is a film that deserves a wide release stateside."

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

26 45%

The Acid House (1998)

Posted Mar 4, 2004

Oz

27 94%

Ulee's Gold (1997)

Posted Mar 3, 2004

Oz

28 45%

The Great White Hype (1996)

Posted Mar 3, 2004

Oz

29 71%

The Last Days of Disco (1998)

"The laconic end to Stillman's existential "trilogy" of films about the young urban bourgeoisie"

Posted Nov 17, 2003

Thom Fowler

30 ——

Doing Time (Keimusho no naka) (2003)

"I found myself far more bereaved than elated with Doing Time. For a drama, I didn't find it very dramatic. For a character study, the characters are so drilled into conforming that there doesn't seem to be any actual characters ..."

Posted Oct 7, 2003

Oz

31 44%

Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) (2001)

"It's now 24 hours since I saw the film and I'm still trying to figure out what just happened, why it happened and whether or not its happening should be considered a good thing or not."

Posted Oct 7, 2003

Oz

32 34%

Tango & Cash (1989)

"Is schlock spelled with an 'S-C-H' or a simple 'S-H'?"

Posted Oct 6, 2003

Oz

33 100%

The Interview (2000)

"Everyone involved is outstanding from start to finish."

Posted Oct 6, 2003

Oz

34 96%

Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

"Very witty, very satirical, but not the Messiah."

Posted Oct 6, 2003

Oz

35 91%

The Breakfast Club (1985)

"Still has legs, still makes you laugh, still matters."

Posted Oct 6, 2003

Oz

36 ——

Timecop 2 (2003)

"Bad Movie fans who chuckled at the original Timecop will chuckle here as well, but those looking for quality sci-fi or workable action should look elsewhere."

Posted Sep 30, 2003

David Cornelius

37 44%

Luther (2003)

"An inspiring, tightly focused, well-crafted film that tastefully reigns itself in from becoming an epic but pulls back too far on some subplots that could have been more developed."

Posted Sep 26, 2003

Thom Fowler

38 60%

Double Vision (2002)

"It's creepy, it's engaging, it's great, brainy fun."

Posted Aug 1, 2003

David Cornelius

39 94%

Dirty Pretty Things (2003)

"Stephen Frears turns nuanced, understated performances into an intensely pitched drama."

Posted Jul 28, 2003

Thom Fowler

40 63%

Camp (2003)

"The combination of sap, echoes of truth, and lots of razzle-dazzle, song-and-dance is lethal."

Posted Jul 25, 2003

Thom Fowler

41 23%

Bad Boys II (2003)

"I simply will not, and could not, see a worse film this year than Bad Boys II. Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer are bloodsucking ticks sucking the life out of us all."

Posted Jul 20, 2003

James E. Laczkowski

42 90%

Whale Rider (2003)

"Keisha Castle-Hughes gives one of those performances that hardly looks like acting, but instead, responding and feeling to the scene or situation at hand. This is easily one of the most moving films of 2003."

Posted Jul 15, 2003

James E. Laczkowski

43 87%

28 Days Later (2003)

"Decent, but nothing spectacular. Boyle finally makes a good movie after Trainspotting but its heavy-handed military complex third act bogs down a taut, terrifying first and second act."

Posted Jul 15, 2003

James E. Laczkowski

44 79%

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

"At Least It's A Hell Of A Lot Better Than Cutthroat Island And Johnny Depp Is Absolutely Extraordinary. He Steals The Movie Even When It Runs Long & Repetitive."

Posted Jul 15, 2003

James E. Laczkowski

45 84%

Swimming Pool (2003)

"Rampling and Sagnier drive a fiercely provocative film"

Posted Jun 20, 2003

Thom Fowler

46 40%

The Hard Word (2003)

""Honor among thieves" is the film's unspoken catchphrase and ideas like good and bad and right and wrong side of the law are less important than the bonds of love and friendship."

Posted Jun 11, 2003

Thom Fowler

47 50%

The Heart of Me (2003)

"Hum-drum melodrama with fabulous period details"

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Thom Fowler

48 81%

Blue Car (2003)

"Tragic indie coming-of-age inspirational teacher drama that tries too hard. Blue Car at two instances seem to negate all the emotional impact it invests in its audience."

Posted May 25, 2003

James E. Laczkowski

49 79%

Owning Mahowny (2003)

"A great true story character study that affirms Hoffman as a true talent. There are tense scenes in the film that are carried only by bank jargon and the mesmerizing exploration of compulsive gambling."

Posted May 25, 2003

James E. Laczkowski

50 76%

Gladiator (2000)

"Gladiator is a good, predictable and exciting adventure epic with all the classic elements of what drives a man in a macho, patriarchal culture."

Posted May 23, 2003

Thom Fowler

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