Authors

Montreal Film Journal

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 78%

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

"What an inappropriately drowsy title for such an explosive film."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

2 41%

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

3 92%

Rocky (1976)

"Rocky is a real crowd-pleaser, not because it manipulates the audience but because it has heart."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

4 96%

Do the Right Thing (1989)

"You can't afford not to see this modern masterpiece."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

5 22%

The General's Daughter (1999)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

6 69%

Keeping the Faith (2000)

"Smart, funny and touching, and there is enjoyable chemistry between the three leads."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

7 100%

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

"An absolutely hilarious and brilliant satire in which Kubrick's assured and precise direction serves, for once, to make an incredibly entertaing film as well as a smart one."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

8 91%

Face/Off (1997)

"Thank God for John Woo, the best action director in the world."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

9 65%

Rounders (1998)

"It's still a smart and interesting picture."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

10 76%

Black Hawk Down (2001)

"One big shiny but empty bullet shell."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

11 90%

A Simple Plan (1998)

"Not only is the premise intriguing, but it leads to many more twists. This could be just another thriller, but what's impressive is how it always remains intelligent and believable. Everything happens for a reason."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

12 99%

The Godfather, Part II (1974)

"Each story on its own would work better. Together, it makes it harder to get involved in any of them."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

13 71%

Enemy of the State (1998)

"It's thrilling, and it explore an interesting issue, namely the line between so-called national security and invasion of privacy."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

14 94%

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"One addictive picture which you won't be able to help but watch again and again"

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

15 74%

Dark City (1998)

"The visuals are totally astonishing. Practically every scene features impressive FX, and the direction is inventive."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

16 84%

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

"Another film telling the story of Jesus? Yeah, but much more than that."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

17 11%

Batman & Robin (1997)

"This is just too much, like two hours of annoying TV commercials spiked with bad acid."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

18 41%

The Big Hit (1998)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

19 72%

Fat Girl (└ ma soeur!) (2001)

"Don't encourage Breillat by watching her self-indulgent, utterly unenjoyable and shallow little exposÚ."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

20 42%

BASEketball (1998)

"A grand slam!"

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

21 94%

Three Kings (1999)

"A rare blend of breath-taking action and thoughtful writing, and easily one of the best movies of 1999."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

22 63%

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

"Simply one of the most embarassingly entertaining movies I've ever seen!"

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

23 84%

Dressed to Kill (1980)

"Brian De Palma is truly a great filmmaker. Whether you enjoy his work or hate his guts, you got to admit that he's at least brilliant at crafting impressive set pieces."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

24 85%

Menace II Society (1993)

"An important American film, in the way it's both artistically achieved and representative of a reality."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

25 51%

Shallow Hal (2001)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

26 86%

Sixteen Candles (1984)

"The plot is kinda corny, yet really enjoyable. The predictable happy end actually make you grin with pleasure."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

27 92%

The Shining (1980)

"Though it could have been edited tighter, The Shining is still a great film."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

28 93%

Run Lola Run (Lola rennt) (1999)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

29 19%

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001)

"Even the action, which should be this kind of brainless summer movie's saving grace, is spare and unexciting."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

30 89%

Shaft (1971)

"This is the best example of a film with awesome style but not much substance. On some levels, it's like, the coolest flick ever."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

31 11%

Fire Down Below (1997)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

32 17%

Curdled (1996)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

33 82%

The Crow (1994)

"I liked Lee in the title role. He just deserved to be in a better film."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

34 89%

The Man in the Moon (1991)

""The Man in the Moon" doesn't break anything, but it does know a thing or two about first love and friendship. A small gem."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

35 25%

Godzilla (1998)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

36 45%

Hoodlum (1997)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

37 60%

Lost Highway (1997)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

38 61%

Mission: Impossible (1996)

"I was riveted."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

39 ——

Girls in Prison (1992)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

40 79%

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

"It's among the coolest high school films I've ever seen, and it's one of the most representative movies of the 80s."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

41 57%

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

"Unfortunately, like most Bond films, this entry is directed by a no-talent hack who never really crafts the action into anything more than effective yet unoriginal bing-bang-booming that you forget quickly, which also describes the whole film."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

42 68%

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

"It's a B-movie at its best; exploitation with brains."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

43 80%

Bowfinger (1999)

"A wicked satire of the absurdity of the Los Angeles lifestyle."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

44 83%

Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985)

"Chan is jumping everywhere, breaking through windows and using whatever he finds as a weapon. So, this ain't his best film, but you can't deny that he's an amazing performer, and the picture remains great entertainment."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

45 83%

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

"A much better film than its predecessor. It's smarter, funnier and more action-packed."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

46 71%

The Cider House Rules (1999)

"It doesn't break anything, but it doesn't have to. I smiled a lot, sometimes had misty eyes and never lost interest."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

47 52%

Two Girls and a Guy (1998)

"Worth seeing, if only for the awesome performance from Downey."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

48 71%

Made (2001)

"As witty as Favreau's dialogue is and as engaging as the look and tone he gives the film are, I think what's most admirable is how generous he is with his cast."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

49 96%

GoodFellas (1990)

"A gripping masterpiece that's pure enjoyment from start to end."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

50 35%

The Waterboy (1998)

"It ain't really thought provoking, but you can't deny it's terrific entertainment."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

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