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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

No Man's Land (2001)

"This is a sound bite satire for a war fought through them."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

2 100%

Salesman (1968)

"It hasn't dated much at all, which is both disturbing and enlightening."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

3 92%

Traffic (2000)

"All in all, it's one of the best (though not the best) films of the year."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

4 94%

Blood Simple (1984)

"It's certainly not a bad film, but it's hardly the classic reinvention of film noir that it wants to be."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

5 96%

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

"I don't mind flights of fancy in a film, but I do like a consistent tone. This film fails to deliver one."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

6 92%

Ghost World (2001)

"The general snarkiness of Ghost World eventually becomes profoundly sad."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

7 89%

House of Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher) (1960)

"A thoroughly engaging entry in the literary horror landscape."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

8 93%

The General (1927)

"Its peerless mixture of exciting action and kinetic comedy are one of moviedom's supreme pleasures."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

9 54%

What Women Want (2001)

"What a piece of tripe (no offense to tripe)!"

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

10 90%

Lantana (2002)

"Lantana is definitely a film that works better on a moment to moment basis than it does as a complete package."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

11 96%

An American in Paris (1951)

"The feeling of escapism that it generates quickly fades away."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

12 80%

Waking Life (2001)

"The film celebrates community to a greater extent than any narrative film I can think of."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

13 90%

Grey Gardens (1975)

"There's an undeniable skill on The film feels pretty exploitative, even as the Beales insist that it's not exploiting them at all."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

14 98%

The Wild Bunch (1969)

"It's a thoroughly modern movie, and has barely aged a bit since its release, since it places itself in opposition to all things past."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

15 90%

Cast Away (2000)

"There's something inherently compelling about the situation, even if the movie screwed up on the specifics."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

16 96%

Some Like It Hot (1959)

"Always manage[s] to spoil the fun with elaboration."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

17 98%

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

"Its script posses some of the sharpest dialogue ever written, and even if it's not exactly naturalistic, it's stylized in the best sense."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

18 60%

The Neon Bible (1996)

"What it lacks in dramatic thrust is made up for in the momentary (and sometimes sustained) glimpses of brilliance."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

19 79%

Iris (2001)

"Iris fails to enlighten us into either the tragedy of Alzheimer's disease or the woman that it strikes."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

20 78%

East Is East (1999)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

21 80%

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

"The relatively hands-off treatment of any pathos is an unfortunate side effect of the film's travelogue feel."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

22 84%

Ratcatcher (1999)

"A surprisingly assured and highly original directorial debut."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

23 44%

Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within (2001)

"So gorgeous, so able to transport the viewer, that normal sticking points like clichéd plot and hackneyed dialogue don't much matter."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

24 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

"It's surprising to find an action movie with so much emotional baggage, but amazingly it works."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

25 84%

In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

"The majority of what we are made to watch is far from enlightening, entertaining, or erotic."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

26 87%

Donnie Brasco (1997)

"One of the most moving and insightful gangster films ever made."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

27 84%

Magnolia (1999)

"P.T. Anderson's Magnolia is probably my favorite film of the 1990's."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

28 53%

My First Mister (2002)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

29 85%

Happiness (1998)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

30 78%

Tape (2001)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

31 89%

Histoires extraordinaires (Spirits of the Dead) (1969)

"As far as psychological horror goes, the films work well, and that they realize Poe's stories were mainly internalized distortions of the world works to their advantage, even as they approach the material in vastly different ways."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

32 53%

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

"Its few effective sequences (including an impressive ending set pieces) are outweighed by the picture's flaws."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

33 67%

Fiend without a Face (1957)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

34 100%

Hsimeng jensheng (The Puppetmaster) (1993)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

35 91%

Irma Vep (1996)

"[It] seems to function as a cinematic state of affairs, examining the functions and motivations behind the movies we see."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

36 67%

Ali (2001)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

37 59%

Serendipity (2001)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

38 97%

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)

"Quite simply, it blew me away."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

39 87%

Breaking the Waves (1996)

"If you haven't seen this film yet, stop reading and seek it out."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

40 79%

Office Space (1999)

"The charms of the first half of Office Space, which allow the audience to overlook the shoddy direction and uninspired acting quickly fade, leaving the impression that this a hollow movie when the credits roll."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

41 74%

Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) (2000)

"It doesn't endorse narrow-mindedness, but instead, uses it as a topic to illustrate just how brilliantly broad-minded filmmaking can be."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

42 53%

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

"Behind the guise of the Jay and Silent Bob characters and a gob of irony, this film is really quite nasty and mean spirited."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

43 69%

Salo (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) (1979)

"I was more intellectually engaged than offended while watching it."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

44 93%

In the Bedroom (2001)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

45 70%

The Idiots (Idioterne) (Dogma 95) (2000)

"Von Trier has proven his self-proclamations of cinematic genius to be true."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

46 74%

Tortilla Soup (2001)

"Tortilla Soup is a passable film, though it's exceptionally predictible, and far from original."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

47 76%

Pola X (2000)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

48 85%

Secret Défense (1999)

"Rivette uses this time to flesh out his characters and their actions to the point where the movie feels closer to a novel than cinema."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

49 55%

The Shipping News (2001)

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

50 81%

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

"It's one of the Coens' most successful, emotionally charged works."

Posted Mar 5, 2002

Jeremy Heilman

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