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Montreal Film Journal

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

Weird Science (1985)

"This film is so cheesy, but in a fun, entertaining way."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

2 89%

Ginger Snaps (2001)

"This is the creepiest, most authentic feeling, smartest horror flick in a long time."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

3 95%

You Can Count On Me (2000)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

4 50%

Original Gangstas (1996)

"A top notch B-movie."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

5 94%

Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992)

"If you like action, this movie is for you!"

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

6 67%

Dogma (1999)

"Don't dismiss it because it's jam packed with laughs. Comedy if often more effective at showcasing ideas than drama, as it doesn't restrain itself from exploring even the dumbest possibilities."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

7 92%

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

"A wonderfully twisted comedy doubling with insightful, moving drama and a collection of original musical numbers to die for."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

8 91%

Mother (1996)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

9 98%

The Evil Dead (1981)

"The film is as packed with gore as it gets, and the special FX are cheap but very effective."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

10 81%

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

"Even though the leads are good, it's far from enough to make the film worth seeing, unless you wish to waste money and lose two hours of your life."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

11 80%

Scream (1996)

"The film was written by Kevin Williamson, and his screenplay is smart as it is hip."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

12 53%

The Family Man (2000)

"Okay, so this is kinda corny but hey, it's a Christmas movie, what do you expect? Plus, it's so well done that it doesn't matter that it's formulaic and not very deep."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

13 83%

American History X (1998)

"The film stars the electrifying Edward Norton in his best performance to date."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

14 72%

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

"Deeply entertaining, from the gripping opening to the breath-taking finale."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

15 77%

Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) (1997)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

16 55%

Blow (2001)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

17 80%

Citizen Ruth (1996)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

18 88%

The Source (1999)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

19 71%

It Could Happen to You (1994)

"If there's one thing that makes this film really really work, it's the flawless cast."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

20 93%

Spy Kids (2001)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

21 92%

Traffic (2000)

"This is still a very, very good film (it makes the lower half of my 2000 top ten), but not quite the masterpiece many critics are calling it."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

22 94%

L.A. Story (1991)

"This is the best kind of comedy, the kind in which there is truth behind the laughs."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

23 93%

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

"I can't deny that this is one of the most important and influential movies ever made, and there is more fun stuff in this film than in most."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

24 90%

Raising Arizona (1987)

"[W]hile this is one of their lesser films, it's still an amusing if uneven comedy."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

25 80%

Primary Colors (1998)

"The film asks if it matters if a man's got a questionable personal life if he's good at his job, and God knows this is a relevant question."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

26 98%

Vertigo (1958)

"This is one of the single most masterful pictures ever made."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

27 ——

Cheats (2002)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

28 63%

Contact (1997)

"You've got some great moments and an intriguing, haunting last act, but most of the movie isn't very exceptional."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

29 95%

Unforgiven (1992)

"A brilliant Western, unlike any you've ever seen."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

30 36%

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

31 47%

Deep Impact (1998)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

32 77%

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

"I'll be darned. The Coen brothers, which many cinephiles (myself included) like to call the most exciting working American filmmakers, have just made a bad movie."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

33 96%

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

"Crafted with enough heart, skill and energy to entertain audiences of all ages."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

34 88%

American Beauty (1999)

"One of the year's very best pictures."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

35 11%

Joe Dirt (2001)

"Joe is often ridiculous and rather dumb, but there's a sweetness to him."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

36 92%

Ghost World (2001)

"It's one of the most genuine and smart films I've seen all year."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

37 42%

The Pallbearer (1996)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

38 53%

The Fast and the Furious (2001)

"You can almost smell the exhaust and burnt rubber!"

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

39 97%

Chicken Run (2000)

"What really makes it special, more than the impressive animation, is the endearing characters and involving plot."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

40 96%

The Insider (1999)

"Al Pacino delivers his best work in some time as Bergman, a man of conviction ready to fight for what he believes in. Pacino has great intensity as always, but he doesn't go over the top."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

41 67%

The Godfather, Part III (1990)

"Not a bad movie, just an unfocused, uneven one."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

42 60%

Wayne's World 2 (1993)

"Once again, here's a great comedy for us to enjoy."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

43 78%

Predator (1987)

"This is one of the best American action movies I've seen, and one of my favorites whatsoever."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

44 43%

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

45 95%

Fireworks (Hana-bi) (1997)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

46 44%

Very Bad Things (1998)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

47 48%

The Way of the Gun (2000)

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

48 75%

Nixon (1995)

"Stone meshes together flashbacks, newsreels, black&white and color as well as different types of film, therefore creating a very complex piece. He turns Nixon's life into a real modern tragedy."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

49 88%

The Usual Suspects (1995)

"The Usual Suspects loses some of its impact with subsequent viewings, but it remains a superior picture with much to enjoy beyond its unforgettable ending."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

50 40%

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

"I enjoyed the enthusiasm, a thing that's getting rare in movies."

Posted Sep 10, 2002

Kevin N. Laforest

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