Authors

Critics Inc./America Online

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 46%

Step Up 3 (2010)

"Would it be a better musical experience if when Gene Kelly splashed about in Singin' in the Rain, you saw each drop of water bouncing towards you? "

Posted Aug 6, 2010

Brandon Judell

2 65%

Deja Vu (1998)

"In a mood for a little O. Henry? Then you're in luck. In this most whimsical of romances, auteur Henry Jaglom, has again created another of his unconventional opuses"

Posted Sep 11, 2005

Brandon Judell

3 81%

La Femme de chambre du Titanic (The Chambermaid on the Titanic) (1997)

"Overwhelmingly romantic, subtly cynical, and constantly entertaining, "The Chambermaid and the Titanic" is an example of how to make a superb film for less than $200 million."

Posted Sep 11, 2005

Brandon Judell

4 75%

Bulworth (1998)

"one of the hardest-hitting and unblinkingly brave political satires to hit American screens since "Dr. Strangelove.""

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Brandon Judell

5 63%

Sliding Doors (1998)

"a clever conceit, but it's one that eventually wears out its welcome."

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Brandon Judell

6 ——

Callejon De Los Milagros (1995)

"The result is a startlingly funny, at times desperately despairing, symbiosis of lower-class lives trying to make the best of the few assets they have."

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Brandon Judell

7 68%

Marius and Jeannette (2006)

"a study of the difficulties working-class love faces when confronted with unemployment, past betrayals, and a deteriorating social structure"

Posted Aug 30, 2005

Brandon Judell

8 96%

Johnny Guitar (1954)

Posted Jul 3, 2005

Brandon Judell

9 40%

Stag (2005)

Posted Jul 3, 2005

Brandon Judell

10 95%

Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) (2000)

Posted Jul 3, 2005

Brandon Judell

11 94%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Posted Jul 3, 2005

Brandon Judell

12 20%

Circuit (2001)

Posted Jul 3, 2005

Brandon Judell

13 44%

Multiplicity (1996)

"Whatever you know about cloning, leave at the theater door. Whatever you know about the modern housewife, shuck that, too. The feminism of "Multiplicity" is barely circa 1959."

Posted Jun 1, 2003

Brandon Judell

14 12%

Striptease (1996)

"For a movie with more bare breasts than any two tattered issues of "Playboy" and "Hustler," "Striptease" is the flattest offering of the year."

Posted May 28, 2003

Brandon Judell

15 86%

Walking and Talking (1996)

"a totally charming, though lightweight, look at a childhood friendship"

Posted May 28, 2003

Brandon Judell

16 23%

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

"The most exciting characters are killed off too early, and what we're left with is a Satan's "Seasme Street.""

Posted May 8, 2003

Brandon Judell

17 84%

In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

"In her essay, "A Theory on Female Sexuality" (1966), American psychiatrist Mary Jane Sherfey noted that "the strength of the [sex] drive determines the force required to suppress it.""

Posted May 8, 2003

Brandon Judell

18 ——

Hak-saeng boo-keun shin-wei ()

"Park, one of Korea's most acclaimed directors, here displays why he is so honored. Mixing farce with real pain and making it work is always a major accomplishment."

Posted May 6, 2003

Brandon Judell

19 10%

House Arrest (1996)

"MGM can make millions with House Arrest. All they have to do is allow free admittance, and charge $10 a head for those wanting to run out of the theater before the end credits roll."

Posted May 6, 2003

Brandon Judell

20 14%

Fled (1996)

"On the plus side, at least for this type of effort, there is a new type of Chinese torture, tampon bandages, numerous film trivia allusions, bullets through peepholes, lots of women as strippers (Oh, not again!!), and a fine soundtrack produced by wunderk"

Posted May 6, 2003

Brandon Judell

21 ——

Break ()

"if you haven't seen a film this month with an ex IRA hero, you won't go wrong with "The Break.""

Posted Apr 9, 2003

Brandon Judell

22 67%

Artemisia (1997)

"an always perceptive look into the life of an artist only previously known to the most academic of us. Merlet brings the sixteen-hundreds alive with all its wantonness."

Posted Mar 3, 2003

Brandon Judell

23 25%

Everything Relative (1996)

"How could you not like a film which features Harvey Fierstein as a moyl with two-pierced ears? You simply can't."

Posted Mar 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

24 48%

Different For Girls (1997)

"What makes this wonderfully deranged film fly is Rupert ("Maurice"; "Where Angels Fear to Tread") Graves."

Posted Mar 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

25 85%

Courage Under Fire (1996)

"a confused Gulf War flick adopting the structure of "Rashomon," the sentimentality of "Love Story," and the souls of Hollywood hacks."

Posted Mar 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

26 18%

Alaska (1996)

"Charlton Heston, though he has saved the Jews and a whole bunch of other distressed folk in the past, along with painting the Sistine Chapel, can't rescue his son's picture."

Posted Mar 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

27 ——

Sandman ()

"Nigh perfect Chaplinesque slapstick comedy."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Brandon Judell

28 83%

Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e Guilass) (1998)

"That Kiarostami keeps us guessing and caring to the very end as to how Mr. Badii will answer these questions, and that he accomplishes this concern on our parts with a startling spareness, is nothing less than Divine."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Brandon Judell

29 ——

Leather Jacket Love Story (1998)

"So good-natured and peppered with so much nudity and so many crazed drag queens, you'll find yourself more than willing to overlook its poor sound quality, mixed bag of actors, and lack of suspense."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Brandon Judell

30 84%

I Went Down (1998)

"This good-natured, rough-housing Irish comedy is one of those buddy pictures where two oddly matched chaps thrown together by caustic Fate eventually save each other's life and become the best of buddies."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Brandon Judell

31 40%

I Love You Don't Touch Me (1997)

"This woman is so grating, so self-absorbed, and so without a sense of humor, you can't be sympathetic to her self-inflicted chastity. Katie deserves to be alone. Sadly, she's wound up on the screen."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Brandon Judell

32 80%

The Big Lebowski (1998)

"Nimble, crackerjack entertainment with the crazed, anything-goes humor and the visual splendor we have come to expect in the best of the Coen Brothers' offerings."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Brandon Judell

33 50%

Ayn Rand - A Sense of Life (1998)

"... when Ms. Rand, who died in 1982, is verbally sparring with the likes of Phil Donahue or Mike Wallace on old TV broadcasts, she comes alive."

Posted Jan 7, 2003

Brandon Judell

34 ——

Bird of Prey (1996)

"At one point, Kily/Tilly notes: "Parents! You can't live with them. You can't live without their Mastercard." Hopefully, that will be the only sentence I remember from this abomination, and if the Lord is merciful, not even that."

Posted Jan 4, 2003

Brandon Judell

35 ——

Passover Fever ()

"a very funny comedy. Sort of like a B'nai B'rith version of "Parenthood.""

Posted Jan 4, 2003

Brandon Judell

36 64%

Wild Things (1998)

"What "Titanic" supplied for female teens, "Wild Things" will supply for their male counterparts."

Posted Jan 4, 2003

Brandon Judell

37 28%

Welcome to Woop Woop (The Big Red) (1998)

"Finally a Rocky Horror Show to greet the millennium. Welcome to Woop Woop is indisputably the best "bad" film to hit our screens in many a moon."

Posted Jan 4, 2003

Brandon Judell

38 59%

Twilight (1998)

"Imagine a Medicare version of the private eye Paul Newman played in both "Harper" (1966) and "The Drowning Pool" (1976), and you have "Twilight.""

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

39 12%

Sphere (1998)

"Sphere yearns to be a philosophical epic but it's final and only edict is so rudimentary as to barely exist: man is not yet 'ready' either intellectually or emotionally for the gifts E.T.'s are willing to share with us."

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

40 63%

The Leading Man (1998)

"Jon Bon Jovi, with his fiendishly angelic smile, thick, unruly locks, and piercing, flirtatious orbs, is slowly grooming himself for stardom."

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

41 14%

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

"the miscasting of Ms. Elfman as someone with a brain defies belief."

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

42 27%

Kissing A Fool (1997)

"A little more "Kissing" like this, and years from now it's quite possible "Friends" will be all Schwimmer is remembered for."

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

43 8%

An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1998)

"a film more noteworthy for its title's lack of commas than for any other asset"

Posted Jan 2, 2003

Brandon Judell

44 54%

A Price Above Rubies (1998)

"Thanks to Boaz (Fresh) Yorkin, we now have Bye, Bye, Hasid or better yet Escape from the Tefillin."

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Brandon Judell

45 87%

Breaking the Waves (1996)

"mesmerizing, harrowing and in the end euphoric"

Posted Dec 19, 2002

Brandon Judell

46 ——

Nothing (1999)

"like a West Coast suburban, post-pubescent Woody Allen, like a Sartre on laughing gas, Aaronson has created a film that will have you floored..."

Posted Mar 31, 2002

Brandon Judell

47 ——

Home Before Dark ()

"It is fun, though, to be in Ms. Ross' presence again even though her idea of a rigid aunt is straight out of a community theater's interpretation of "Mommie Dearest.""

Posted Nov 26, 2001

Brandon Judell

48 97%

The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1968)

"Pauline Kael noted the effort "demonstrates how even a gifted Frenchman who adores American musicals misunderstands their conventions.""

Posted Nov 23, 2001

Brandon Judell

49 83%

There's Something About Mary (1998)

"Cameron, with her unique beauty and unquittable smile, has a way of grounding the most ridiculous situations."

Posted Nov 23, 2001

Brandon Judell

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