All Movie Guide

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 63%

Shampoo (1975)

"A sex comedy crossed with social satire, Shampoo is a vital 1970s Hollywood work." EDIT

Posted Apr 17, 2012

2 95%

A Woman Under the Influence (1975)

"It remains Cassavetes' most successful film, both commercially and artistically." EDIT

Posted Mar 29, 2011

3 50%

The Living Wake (2010)

"The Living Wake is the kind of whimsical material from which cult classics are built, and it has a happy excess of bigness."

Posted May 21, 2010

Derek Armstrong

4 12%

In My Sleep (2010)

"The ludicrousness of the erotic scenes, such as the masseuse client sequence, points to the film's complete disconnectedness from any sort of recognizable reality."

Posted Apr 23, 2010

Nathan Southern

5 68%

Defendor (2009)

"Maybe what's most fresh about Defendor is the plausibility of it all."

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Jeremy Wheeler

6 No Score Yet

Francis the Talking Mule (1950)

Posted May 12, 2008

Hal Erickson

7 29%

Bubble Boy (2001)

"The film is only sporadically funny, and it's frequently in poor taste, but it's got energy to spare, and Gyllenhaal's performance gives it a soul."

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Josh Ralske

8 No Score Yet

Spin (1995)

"[The] film's real service is in explicating how the media's inability to inform audiences and reflect the political spectrum of our culture is a systemic problem."

Posted Oct 31, 2007

Josh Ralske

9 79%

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003)

"A near-perfect time capsule of a specific moment in our culture, and a telling analysis of instant celebrity and the fickleness of youth culture."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

10 No Score Yet

The Education of Sonny Carson (1974)

"There's such a wealth of genuine anger and sadness underlying the film that it transcends [its] flaws."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

11 90%

Pups (1999)

"If Stevie didn't seem like such a real and basically ordinary teen, the film wouldn't be so compelling."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

12 79%

Daughter from Danang (2004)

"A moving and troubling documentary."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

13 89%

The Loveless (Breakdown) (1983)

"A strange, but compelling amalgam of art film and homage to the American International Pictures biker flicks of the 1960s."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

14 87%

Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2004)

"A film that critiques our obsession with celebrity while simultaneously exploiting it."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

15 80%

My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski) (1999)

"A thoughtful and clever examination by the director of his longstanding friendship and creative partnership with the late Klaus Kinski."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

16 No Score Yet

Sunshine Hotel ()

"Dominic has made a film of heart and intelligence about those subsisting on the margins of society."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

17 86%

Cinemania (2002)

"Cinemania might have been a more edifying experience if it really delved into the roots of this obsession."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

18 No Score Yet

The Kill-Off (1989)

"An ugly, low budget noir that...somehow manages to capture the spirit of Jim Thompson's writing."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

19 100%

Laws of Gravity (1992)

"...A sustained level of tension that few street dramas can match."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

20 95%

The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

"A fast-paced documentary that entertains as it informs."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

21 100%

Burden of Dreams (1982)

"A fascinating portrait of a filmmaker pushed to the outer edge of sanity..."

Posted Oct 26, 2007

Josh Ralske

22 No Score Yet

American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince ()

EDIT

Posted Sep 13, 2007

23 85%

Slap Shot (1999)

EDIT

Posted Mar 14, 2007

24 76%

The Prestige (2006)

"The Prestige is the cinematic equivalent of watching a Penn & Teller show."

Posted Oct 19, 2006

Perry Seibert

25 91%

Kingdom - Series One (1996)

"Easily ranks with von Trier's best work."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

26 92%

Masculin Feminin (1966)

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

27 79%

The Funeral (1996)

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

28 No Score Yet

Masters of Horror - Stuart Gordon: Dreams in the Witch House (2006)

"...Gordon again demonstrates his unique talent for mixing quirky, uneasy laughs with genuine horror."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

29 67%

Isolation (2006)

"Fans of good old-fashioned creature features should be very pleased..."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

30 No Score Yet

Kinetta ()

"...doesn't add up to much, aside from an enervating moviegoing experience."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

31 73%

Cavite (2006)

"...there's...a certain unseemliness to the endeavor that is difficult to dismiss."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

32 100%

Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema) (2005)

"...richly inventive and consistently fascinating filmmaking..."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

33 79%

Le Petit Lieutenant (2006)

"...an exemplary genre piece, melding a down-and-dirty 1970s vibe with a very modern perspective on the globalized nature of contemporary Paris."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

34 55%

I'm Reed Fish (2007)

"...demonstrates a lot of talent, but it's another case of a neophyte filmmaker not recognizing where his true strengths lie"

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

35 68%

Brothers of the Head (2006)

"...despite outlandish subject matter that might lend itself to something more lurid or camp, it treats its characters and their story with refreshing restraint and seriousness."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

36 85%

Old Joy (2006)

"...the landscape it maps is as much spiritual as it is physical, and the personal story it tells is inescapably political..."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

37 50%

Color Me Kubrick (2007)

"put forth with...an unapologetic sense of depraved fun..."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

38 43%

Duelist (Hyeongsa) (2005)

"...its most salient feature is its spectacular visuals."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

39 No Score Yet

Ek Hasina Thi (2005)

"Ek Hasina Thi is not quite the revelation that its champions would like to think it is, but for the most part, it hits its marks."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

40 86%

Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)

"...offers some valuable insight into Korean culture."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

41 93%

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

"...Baumbach's most emotionally potent and visually coherent film to date."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

42 89%

Paradise Now (2005)

"A tragedy regardless of its conclusion, Paradise Now is an important and powerful effort to explicate the inexplicable."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

43 No Score Yet

Spider Forest (2005)

"...a twisted journey that lingers in the memory."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

44 67%

Sei mong se jun (Ab-normal Beauty) (2004)

"...the film...devolves...into...standard slasher movie fare."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

45 87%

The Motel (2005)

"...specific and detailed enough to separate itself from the pack."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

46 79%

The Aristocrats (2005)

"...the brilliant Sarah Silverman transcends the mean-spirited nature of the joke..."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Josh Ralske

47 No Score Yet

Princess Raccoon (Operetta tanuki goten) (2005)

"For those prepared to engage the movie's playfulness, it's a unique treat."

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Josh Ralske

48 No Score Yet

Demi-Tarif ()

"...a uniquely unmediated look into the world of childhood."

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Josh Ralske

49 79%

Body Double (1984)

Posted Sep 9, 2005

Josh Ralske