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My all-time favourite film. period. Tim Burton's Magnum Opus IMHO. The ultimate expression of his Gothed-out, Nilihistic, pedantic mind. I absolutely LOVE IT. Awesome cast, great art direction, great score and a memorable Siouxsie theme song. If "Blade Runner" is the poster child for dystopia then THIS film is it for Nihilsm!
Setting aside the cult and camp status of this infamous film, and the questionable veracity of Christina's story, Faye Dunaway's performance as well as the incredible physical transfomation are legendary.
Meryl Streep's performance was exemplary. It's the underlying bones of what she had to work with that's questionable. The film overall paints Thatcher in a favourable light, However it portrays the older Maggie as suffering from dementia and hallucinations, with which added nothing overall to the storytelling. Still worth seering though.
Maybe it's my age... being that this film came out during my formative years. But I love it. An over-the-top comedy with an awesome cast, great one-liners and terrific script. That's my very biased opinion.
Probably my favorite John Waters film. As is often the case the production posse actors are often more enjoyable than the headliners (Mink Stole and Patty Hearst) an over-the-top fun film that succeeds in offending everyone.
actually saw this film when it was initially released. t is a thought-provoking and edgy film, albeit with unsympathetic characters. it's a pessimistic film released at the tip end of a very pessimistic and transformative time in the world culturally.
The mood, production and underlying story in this film are done very well... However the acting was quite trite. Definitely a product of it's time. Both in good and not so good ways. Nevertheless it's a much better story than the 2004 remake.
The Director's edition does improve overall on a film i fondly remember from childhood. Although longish (I used to fall asleep during the original director's cut without fail, now it's hard to find) it is done very well. Probably my favorite of the first round of ST films. Has one of the best movie soundtracks of all time.
A fondly remembered film from my childhood, this movie is really silly with unconvincing special effects and a lot of second unit work. Watchabhle but will be most enjoyed by diehard Lucy and Desi fans.
Since I never saw this film when it came out, surprisingly well-done. Lots of crude humor but it was well-written. Kind of politically incorrect from a modern perspective. Could not be made today without a lot of edge-softening.
With all of the elements available for a great Gothic dramady unfortunately it fell flat in a number of key areas.Tim Burton gave it the old college try... and it was more mainstream than one might expect from him. Great Cast and a surprise ending.
Very nicely done short and to-the-point story that definitely skewed towards Spector's story. Pacino is fantastic and while Helen Mirren gave it the old college try... I do think Bette Midler (the origional choice) would have better portrayed Linda Kenney baden.
The film had a great cast... but not the best dialogue ever written. It also suffers from a general feeling of slowness... and a failed attempt to be gritty and/or shocking. All that having been said. I have always really liked the film.
Although it suffered from some hammy acting (Mostly by Chamberlain), It was well-written and very detailed. (to the point of being excessively slow). Toshiro Mifune was beyond reproach, as was most of the Japanese cast. John Rhys-Davies and Vladek Shebal also get major props.
This rather run-of-the-mill Warner Bros. thriller... a forerunner to international intrigue films such as "The Bourne Identity" or a Tom Clancy... was so well-written and made that by happy accident it has gone on to become one of the greatest films ever made. The dialogue is simply iconic and the film is loaded with history.
An all-star cast and iconic characters didn't hold this story together very well. Several significant plot holes and an over abundance of digital effects left this picture rather flat in my opinion. The weakest entry in the saga.
a decent but busy film that mostly is accurate, but features very little of Rommel's legendary battlefield tactics and record, and mostly focuses on his disagreement with Hitler and support of the conspirators.
A fun sendup/spoof of horror films from Roman Polanski, who would very shortly go to direct a REAL horror classic. (Rosemary's Baby). Worth watching if nothing else to appreciate the beautiful Sharon Tate.
One of only 3 sequels I know of (the other two being "Empire Strikes Back" and "Batman Returns") That were actually BETTER than the original film. Absolutely excellent. May be a bit too slow-moving for viewers under 40.
A wonderfully biting and pessimistic view of Los Angeles in the early 90's... when it really was the shithole it's portrayed to be. I love it. Probably my favorite Joel Schumacher film. Hard to believe he would go on in just 5 short years to direct such a turkey as "Batman and Robin"
Visually stunning but quite the muddle in terms of plot. It's anime so it's SUPPOSED to involve suspension of disbelief. Still, my problem with Steampunk is that it straddles the line a little too much.
Timothy Dalton represents a (welcome?) distinct change from the more easygoing and often comical Bond of Roger Moore in this somewhat grittier film. had some great stunts and a cool (if 80's) score by John Barry
In classic over-the-top John Glen/Roger Moore fashion, this film is both fun and really, really cheesy. Has all the usual (Great!) supporting cast of the Moore-era Bond pictures, and one of the best Bond Villains of all time in Christopher Walken and Grace Jones. Awesome score and theme song.
Seemed promising on paper (I mean, with Liam Neeson starring how could it suck?) but fell way flat in execution. Takes too long to get going. This film was obviously made to cash in on the Batman (1989) craze, right down to the Danny Elfman soundtrack.
They say nothing succeeds like excess, or succes is excess, or something like that. This over-the-top Bond film was incredible. An awesome villain in Michael Lonsdale, unbelieveably complex stunts (all pre-CG) and a great score.
George Lazenby's only outing as 007 was an excellent entry into the series. With an incredibly awesome score and secondary theme song by John Barry. Telly Savalas played an excellent action-oriented Blofeld. And then there's Diana Rigg as well.
Pretty much a rant of Michael Moore on the need to abolish or heavily regulate (further) gun ownership in the U.S. While I don't agree with the message of the film it was poignant and interesting at times.
My second favorite Connery-era Bond film, after "Diamonds are Forever". Had an awesome score, and Donald Pleasence was great as Blofeld (All the Blofelds were great in my opinion). Took the Bond clicheés from the prior films and ramped them way up.
The darkest and grittiest of the Moore-era Bond Films. The great ensemble recurring cast is back (except Bernard Lee) and Julian Glover made an especially cruel and subdued Bond villain. Very watchable and believable.
This is a delightful, family-oriented light romantic comedy. John Candy is loveable and benign in this story, which Maureen O'Hara TOTALLY runs away with in her supporting role. Anthony Quinn and James Belushi also add nicely to it. Marred only by the weak acting of Ally Sheedy (Not a big shocker there)
Wartime song-and-dance number with ALL of the big Warner Bros. stars of the day (Notably absent but mentioned several times was Humphrey Bogart). Cute at times but otherwise trite even taking into account the time it was made
This another one of those coming-of-age films that, well it wasn't MY age and in a big case of personal bias, i couldn't relate to. (At least I'm admitting it freely) Somewhat similar to "American Graffiti". A good cast but really rather boring.
Has ALL of the typical Tim Burton features. I Mean ALL of them ( Danny Elfman, Johnny Depp, little models of buildings everywhere, Gothed-out feel and classic Horror film actors to name a few) A very nicely done Fractured Fairy Tale.
The film had it's moments and Heath Ledger made a fine Joker but it felt like a prime time TV drama, had a convoluted plot, and a weak female lead in Maggie Gyllenhaal. Doesn't even come close to equaling the Tim Burton films.
I saw this film when it came out. It, along with "Monster's Ball" and "Alien 3", are the most depressing films I have ever seen. NOTHING good happens to these kids in this picture. The gang rape scene probably is the creepiest rape scene ever made.
The film was funny and well-made. Good cast and the usual Tim Burton touch for the macabre and kooky as only he could do. Martin Landau received a well-deserved Oscar for his genius performance as Bela Lugosi
an overall good epic that suffered from excessive length, especially the last hour or so and a few improbability issues... Like Ingrid Bergman playing an Englishwoman and Curt Jurgens playing a half-Chinese officer. That having been said, they did a fine job.
Had all of the features of a typical James Cameron production. Moving if smarmy love story that pulled it away from top marks. But the rest of the picture was without equal. Gloria Stewart, Kathy bates and David Warner were particularly memorable.
This film came along obviously to give the franchise what must have been deemed necessary: The full Dawson/Buffy treatment. While it had some memorable scenes it couldnt touch the first three films in terms of casting.
I suppose kudos are due to Hollywood for tackling a very thorny issue at the time in the best way they could, but it still suffers from triteness through and through. Thank goodness this wasn't the end of such stories, but only the beginning.
Like "Tron Legacy"... had many, many shout-outs to the first film. Otherwise it had a weak story, and weak acting by the ensemble cast. Shia LeBeouf was just too young for this part, and the whole thing was toned way down from the grittiness of the first picture.
Made in the style of sci-fi pics as of late. Lots and lots of blue lighting and minimal colour saturation. The special effects were superb, Has about a million shout-outs to the original, and I enjoyed Michael Sheen's performance. Beyond that it was boring.
As seems to be the case on this site, whenever the critics hate it i seem to love it. Truly suspenseful film that was light on the gore. So i enjoyed it. A thinly veiled allegory designed to propagandize as well as entertain.
I was expecting something along the lines of "Runaway Train"... but it was way more like CSI: Siberia. Despite being shot on location in China and Russia there was very little eye candy. (except for super-hot Eduardo Noriega). Very much a TV movie with a little added gore and not much else
Kudos to Tom Cruise for taking on the role of Stauffenberg. The picture accurately (by all accounts) paints Stauffenberg as a true hero, rather than the anti-hero that Speer was, for example. A well-made production. More hats off for the realistic portrayal of Hilter rather than a wild-eyed, shrieking banshee as in similar films (Derek Jacobi comes to mind). Finally, Terence Stamp *ahem*.. stomped the role of Beck superbly.
Had a great cast and action sequences. Sophie Marceau outshone Robert Carlysle as the deliciously evil French bitch Electra King. Who Mourns for Electra? Me. Not quite as good as the previous two pictures, nor the film that follows it.
One of the best James Cameron films. Notice that the usual JC touches are on board (Hot chick with big guns, nukes, steam, flashing lights, small confined spaces, Jenette Goldstein, etc.) Great cast, story and a runaway incredible action flick.
The title is a misnomer there was nothing Gothic about this film. Halle Berry, for all her beauty, is like the Isabella Rossellini of the Aughts in terms of talent sorry to say. Very hackneyed story and production. Robert Downey Jr. was still high apparently too. Weak dialogue.
Even for a prison film this one is a stretch. Barbara Stanwyck remains my favorite leading lady from the Golden Age, and this film IS watchable. Just a bit silly from a 21st century perspective. Gawd how I hate the 21st Century!
An all-around tour de force by an incredible cast. Sally Field's second (well-deserved) Oscar win. Ended on a "real" note. Missed top marks due to a few anachronisms that bugged me (They're poor farmers living in Depression-era TX, yet the farm is electrified? C'mon! Really??)
This is a good story with a good cast, but the writers didn't do the research too well. The Japanese tenants are played up with all the generic Asian clichées possible, and while California law does favor the tenant (I know from firsthand experience), it's taken over the top in this film. Similar to "Noise". Good picture to be rebooted/remade someday.
Awesome all-star cast, including Toshiro Mifune. Otherwise rather shopworn and done without the great special effects of other war movies. Too much time spent in war rooms and too little time spent actually fighting the battle.
The film was really rather trite, with an attempt to be gritty by the use of numerous clichées. Probably was gritty at the time it was released but society has moved the bar. Watchable but not memorable.
Ran a bit long but enjoyable. The obvious inspiration for "Young Frankenstein" which it is quite similar to. If you've seen that film before this one, it may strike you as unintentionally humorous and/or campy.
John Huston's penchant for storytelling is on display in this period piece. Similar to any number of Irish-based films before the Troubles. Anjelica huston kind of hanms it up in this. eh. it was aight.
Although the story was as old as the hills, the rest of the production was very well done. Good casting, Awesome soundtrack. You'd SWEAR it was produced by Emilio Estefan what with songs by Thalia, Gloria Estefan, and even a cameo by Albita, but after checking the credits that's not the case. Much better than I was expecting it to be.
There were many coming-of-age films that were way better than this picture. The incessant 50's soundtrack running throughout the whole film, was meant to tie it together but had the effect of driving me nuts. George, cut out the music. We get it. Nostaglia for you. Sheesh.
If one takes into account the time it was made, a groundbreaking action thriller that spawned a slew of copycat productions. Today we might say the premise is clichéed. Alan Rickman was absolutely, deliciously, and thoroughly evil. I give it 4 stars grudgingly... primarily for Rickman's outstanding job.
Filled with impossible stunts, tongue-in-cheek humour, cartoonishly silly characters and an awesome cast, this picture is one of my favorite bond films. Has all of the elements one needs in a good 007 outing and more.
Without Tim Burton at the helm the series began to languish under the freakish Joel Schumacher and his campy homoeroticism. Nonetheless the casting was still good and this picture had a ton of great lines. Nearly all of them uttered by Jim Carrey.
One of my all-time favorites. Genius casting, Genius (Gothic) art direction... and all the usual Tim Burton signature features (Except Johnny Depp). Incredible soundtrack AND Gothed-out score. I'd give it six stars if I could.
Probably my favorite James Cameron film. had all the classic JC touches (Plot tension inside of a closed, vulnerable space; Pipe and steam filled blue-gray narrow corridors, Flashing lights, Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein) Great cast and awesome production. Iconic imagery and dialogue.
This picture is one of the MOST DEPRESSING films I have EVER seen. Like "Monster's Ball and "Last Exit to Brooklyn", NOTHING good happens in this super-sad sequel... that just sucked. You could skip over it completely and you wouldn't miss a damned thing. Ripley dies in the end. There. Now you can jump to "Alien Resurrection"
Although not as good as the first two Alien films, certainly better than Alien 3. The cast did a good job, and the story wasn't any more far-fetched than the previous entries. One gets the feeling that Winona Ryder and Sigourney Weaver really enjoyed themselves in the production of this entry, and it shows.
All in all not the worst disaster picture i've ever seen. The final destruction scene waqs deliberately shot in B & W in order to intersperse the famous actual newsreel footage no doubt. As for the cast, Once again Patton (tries) to save the day.
One of my favorite films, probably the best dystopian film ever. Awesome cast, great story and loaded with tons of tongue-in-cheek humor and one-liners that make it so memorable. Way better than the sequel.
This dystopian sequel is nowhere near as good as the original, and it sits smack in the middle of a set of films i like to call the "Hollywood hates Itself" set. Had an OK cast but little new ground is covered. Used every shopworn negative notion about L.A. ever proferred... THAT part i Loved!
Thought-provoking, fascinating, and well-done. Like "JFK" whether you love or hate this man it's a very interesting story. The cast, which did not seem like so much on paper, did an awesome job. Great picture.
We really DON'T need another hero...The film was well-made... but outside of the girl from Nutbush's performance, it left me wanting. Now I know where the production designers of "Waterworld" got their inspiration from. Good soundtrack.
A good picture to be rebooted someday, and shortened. Even for it's time the production was rather trite. Seeming more like a TV movie than a feature film. It does have some good moments of suspense; just altogether done rather poorly.