Film Written Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 31%

America's Sweethearts (2001)

Posted Jul 30, 2001

Andrew Chan

2 100%

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Andrew Chan

3 100%

It's a Gift (1934)

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Andrew Chan

4 98%

Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves) (1949)

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Andrew Chan

5 100%

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Andrew Chan

6 98%

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Andrew Chan

7 93%

Shock Corridor (1963)

"Key American movie of its decade, both politically and aesthetically."

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

8 95%

Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

"The characters never seem to be having much fun, but we do, which makes the movie something of a happy aberration."

Posted Jul 25, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

9 48%

The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Posted Jul 24, 2001

Andrew Chan

10 55%

Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (1998)

"The movie's desire to be devastating and richly ironic are as sloppy and embarrassing as the metaphorical wolf donning a sheep's wool to effect a disguise."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

11 82%

Stand (MINI-SERIES) (1994)

"Six hours of unadulterated brilliance."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Andrew Howe

12 51%

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

"Jet Li's charisma and grace and Thierry Arbogast's cinematography make this one an acceptable time-waster."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

13 92%

Startup.com (2001)

"The how and why of Tuzman and Herman remaining friends is moving and quite extraordinary."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

14 98%

Jaws (1975)

"Unlike most blockbusters of today or yesterday, Jaws is rich with minutiae and has no problem with stopping to catch an odd detail or two, on land or at sea."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

15 96%

Do the Right Thing (1989)

"One of the greatest of all American movies."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

16 61%

Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior) (2000)

"I respect [Tykwer's] desire to take some of the same thematic meat and gristle of "Run Lola Run" to a higher level."

Posted Jul 16, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

17 96%

Yi Yi (2000)

Posted Jul 9, 2001

Andrew Chan

18 63%

Crazy/ Beautiful (2001)

Posted Jul 9, 2001

Andrew Chan

19 48%

Bamboozled (2000)

"The work of a sincere, passionate bell-ringer, a rabble-rouser with a cause and an ironclad conviction in what he says."

Posted Jul 8, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

20 92%

La Jetée (The Pier) (1962)

"Outside of the discussion of technique and aesthetic, it might be overlooked that 'La Jetée' is also a haunting, affecting piece of work."

Posted Jul 1, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

21 26%

Swordfish (2001)

"Cold-blooded, unpleasant, utterly ridiculous, and obsessed with (photogenic) death and destruction."

Posted Jul 1, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

22 86%

Sexy Beast (2000)

"Ray Winstone has the quieter role, but he pulls off the astonishing trick of imitating an elephant pretending to be a mouse."

Posted Jul 1, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

23 73%

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

"Like all of Spielberg's films, even his bad ones, 'A.I.' is certainly worth a look."

Posted Jul 1, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

24 97%

L'Avventura (The Adventure) (1960)

Posted Jun 27, 2001

Andrew Chan

25 ——

Within Our Gates (1920)

"Of enormous historical interest."

Posted Jun 27, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

26 91%

The Southerner (1945)

"Renoir manages to paint in broad strokes and, paradoxically, an eye for detail and incident."

Posted Jun 27, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

27 92%

Sans soleil (Sunless) (1983)

"Embodies the promise of the cinema."

Posted Jun 27, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

28 92%

Angel Baby (1997)

"The film's success can be laid squarely at the door of the two leads."

Posted Jun 20, 2001

Andrew Howe

29 ——

Bliss (1985)

"A stunning tale of alienation, madness and redemption."

Posted Jun 20, 2001

Andrew Howe

30 100%

Room at the Top (1959)

"A solid, effective, and often entertaining drama."

Posted Jun 20, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

31 100%

Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule) (1985)

"It may not be the kind of movie you fall in love with, but to come away unaffected or unprovoked from the experience is to have gone numb."

Posted Jun 20, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

32 95%

Peeping Tom (1960)

"The film gets at primitive fight-or-flight instincts buried in our psyches, and effectively questions the dividing lines between victim, assailant, and watcher."

Posted Jun 13, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

33 93%

The Circle (Dayereh) (2001)

"If it weren't for the fact that Panahi has something vital to say for the sake of the world community, I think I would be less patient."

Posted Jun 10, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

34 92%

The Gleaners and I (2001)

"Absorbing, delightful, and a deceptively simple statement on finding beauty in the overlooked."

Posted Jun 10, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

35 92%

The Naked Kiss (1964)

"Like Lynch with 'Blue Velvet,' Fuller intentionally overstylizes polar opposites to grand, stunning effect, and the film has more to say than meets the eye."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

36 81%

Clueless (1995)

Posted Jun 6, 2001

Andrew Chan

37 25%

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"The kind of bloodless, razzle-dazzle showmanship usually reserved for entries in the 'Star Wars' trilogy."

Posted Jun 5, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

38 76%

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

"I adored every minute of it, and I'm still not sure what I saw."

Posted Jun 5, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

39 53%

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

Posted Jun 4, 2001

Andrew Chan

40 88%

Shrek (2001)

"This kind of treat comes with a dangerously high cholesterol rating."

Posted May 20, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

41 47%

The Mummy Returns (2001)

"[Director] Stephen Sommers has opened all valves and soaked the screen with monumental ugliness and excess, all of which is harmless enough, but also rather depressing."

Posted May 20, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

42 96%

With A Friend Like Harry (2001)

"Steps outside of Hitch's shadow often enough to make it a worthwhile experience."

Posted May 3, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

43 100%

Citizen Kane (1941)

Posted Apr 26, 2001

Andrew Chan

44 79%

Quick Change (1990)

Posted Apr 25, 2001

J.D. Lafrance

45 56%

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Posted Apr 24, 2001

J.D. Lafrance

46 93%

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999)

"Only the climactic scenes come off as too busy; the rest is sheer, unpolluted entertainment...Miyazaki's breathtaking visual mastery has to be seen to be believed."

Posted Apr 23, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

47 84%

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

"It's a job well done, but not likely to become anyone's favorite Scorsese film."

Posted Apr 23, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

48 94%

Ghost in the Shell (1996)

"The main attraction for the film is the visual style and mood."

Posted Apr 23, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

49 94%

Manhunter (1986)

"A well-crafted cat-and-mouse serial killer drama that allows for clever twists and honest character development to coexist and even thrive from one another."

Posted Apr 23, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

50 59%

The Low Down (2001)

"We've seen this before."

Posted Apr 22, 2001

Jaime N. Christley

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