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Armond White

Armond White
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Z (1969) Years later, Costa-Gavras' shrewd contrivance and superb form hold up impressively.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2009
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) It's part of that American eccentricity to obsess over growing up. Anderson's obsession has genuine, daffy substance.‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 10, 2004
97% Breathless (1961) Though rarely discussed as either a love story or a political film, Breathless maintains fascination because it is equally both.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted May 26, 2010
97% In a Lonely Place (1950) Nicholas Ray's 1950 film deserves to be better known; it's one of Hollywood's finest examinations of masculinity.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2009
76% Transamerica (2006) The most original American movie comedy this year.‐ New York Press
Posted Dec 6, 2005
67% Zabriskie Point (1970) Almost 40 years later, Zabriskie Point exists to teach us more exact and sensitive perceptions about a cultural moment that its original audience was too close to appropriately observe.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted May 27, 2009
100% The Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well) (1962) The Bad Sleep Well's ground-breaking concept shows Kurosawa's uncompromised ambition.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2010
100% Odd Man Out (1947) This is not director Carol Reed's best film (ranking behind The Third Man,The Stars Look Down, Outcast of the Islands, Night Train to Munich), but it impressively displays Reed's command of image and atmosphere.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2009
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Of all the summer's big-budget action sequels, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is the least painful.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2007
93% The Lives of Others (2006) How surprising that a new German film would teach Americans about human faith at a time when acclaimed movies like Borat lack faith.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2007
25% El Cantante (2007) Lopez, Anthony and Ichaso seize the opportunity to make Hollywood's first NuYorican epic.‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 1, 2007
No Score Yet Hell Drivers (1957) The working-class personal/political tension leads to a splendidly drawn immigrant characterization by Herbert Lom and the human drama of Baker dangling from a precipice. Both remain memorable.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2009
71% Lights in the Dusk (2007) The downbeat tone of Lights in the Dusk just escapes offense and self-parody due to Kaurismäki's careful, subtle craftsmanship.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2007
71% Husbands (1970) The history of American male aggression and insecurity comes filtered through Cassavetes, Falk and Gazzara's bravado. Better than authentic, they're fascinating.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2009
32% Fanboys (2008) It's a ticklish footnote to the Star Wars phenomenon.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2009
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) It's a modern classic (despite a cheap-shot plug for Giuliani). By comparison, Hollywood's most celebrated gay comedies -- In and Out, Chuck and Buck, Blades of Glory, even the laughable Brokeback Mountain -- were all failures of nerve.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 18, 2007
40% Bonneville (2006) It feels like the first healthy sign of post-Borat unification.‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 27, 2008
82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) To call this the best Die Hard movie ever made merely acknowledges that Director Len Wiseman simplifies the franchise to its basic elements: Predicament, Villain, Hero, Action.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2007
72% Lust, Caution (2007) Every shot here looks sensuous, yet is unmistakably second rate -- the filmmaking equivalent to prestige magazine fiction.‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 26, 2007
40% Dark Matter (2008) It's credit to both Streep and Quinn's integrity that Dark Matter uncovers the natural instincts and social foibles that underpin racism.‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 9, 2008
98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) [For] The Bible Tells Me So must be the first liberal documentary to resist Bible-bashing for Bible-thumping.‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 3, 2007
66% How She Move (2008) How She Move has the distinction of being the most visually stylized movie yet made about the hip-hop generation.‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 23, 2008
65% The Nines (2007) The sharpest, subtlest satire of a California stereotype since Evan Rachel Woods'... in the too-little-seen Pretty Persuasion.‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 30, 2007
68% Save Me (1993) Screenwriters Robert Desiderio and Craig Chester build empathy without the usual partisan demonization or martyrdom, and the actors are intensely committed to that end.‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 3, 2008
93% This Is England (2007) It's only a half-great film, which is to say that its best moments are more perceptive and powerful than any other movie this summer.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 25, 2007
91% Rescue Dawn (2007) Rescue Dawn's late-coming Vietnam war story -- [Werner] Herzog's first American drama -- is his best film since his great 1970s period.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2007
74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) It's early for Oscar baiting but Marion Cotillard's performance as Édith Piaf in La Vie En Rose puts itself on the hook.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2007
47% The Man of My Life (2007) The most visually resplendent movie so far this year (photographed by Michel Amathieu), yet it lacks the rich balance of sex and intellect that makes an André Téchiné film great.‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 3, 2007
34% The Nanny Diaries (2007) The Nanny Diaries -- though basically a light entertainment -- breaks movie culture's unspoken taboo against class consciousness.‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 22, 2007
47% My Blueberry Nights (2007) In My Blueberry Nights, Wong Kar-wai's first American-set, English-language film -- and his first feature shot on video -- the Hong Kong filmmaker has achieved a ravishing, triple triumph.‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 2, 2008
30% War, Inc. (2008) This non-nihilistic film is a vision of our political complicity and humane potential.‐ New York Press
Posted May 28, 2008
75% My Best Friend (2007) There's always an element of humane piquancy -- sort of like a twist of lemon in a soft drink or espresso -- that makes you feel you aren't simply watching product.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 13, 2007
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) This is Spielberg at his most pop and most amazing: turning the shiny American quotidian into an authentically numinous and strange experience.‐ New York Press
Posted May 21, 2008
14% War (Rogue Assassin) (2007) [Jet] Li and [Jason] Statham's characters represent respect for life and art; they're also purifying a contaminated genre.‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 30, 2007
27% Lions for Lambs (2007) In the best directing of his auteur career, Redford turns Carnahan's original script into a modern-day version of what Sergei Eisenstein called 'Intellectual Montage.'‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 9, 2007
69% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) The Darjeeling Limited is so reflective of personal experience (within the context of rarefied pop antecedents) that it returns common emotional power to today's fragmented, disingenuous popular culture.‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 26, 2007
66% Be Kind Rewind (2008) Be Kind Rewind explores the meaning of originality, but it's also a fable about art and social change.‐ New York Press
Posted Feb 20, 2008
75% Lady Chatterley (2007) [Director] Ferran very simply anticipates a future for human relationships with a rush of man-to-woman communication that makes the film -- despite its excessive length (nearly three hours) -- totally winning.‐ New York Press
Posted Jul 11, 2007
65% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) [Del Toro is] both beast and beauty in a movie that mismanages the idea that life is not a fairy tale.‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 24, 2007
89% Made in U.S.A. (1966) Made in U.S.A. is a tonic experience; its style is both vibrant and severe like Godard's 1985 Detective. But it's also Godard's most soulful movie.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2009
42% Death Race (2008) Through B-movie audacity, Statham and Anderson heighten Death Race into a skull-crusher and a mind-bender. But you'll need a keen movie sense to recognize their underappreciated talents.‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 27, 2008
68% Pineapple Express (2008) The result is Green's first watchable movie since George Washington -- even if it's ultimately worthless.‐ New York Press
Posted Aug 7, 2008
78% Burn After Reading (2008) Lesser artists would have followed a critical smash like No Country with another noir, courting audience favor through familiarity. But Burn After Reading, though shocking, is simply the flipside of the Coens' existential dread.‐ New York Press
Posted Sep 10, 2008
73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) The most daring kid's-movie adaptation since Altman's still-avant-garde Popeye from 1980.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2009
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Tells a real person's life story so inventively you might forget how rotten recent biopics have been.‐ New York Press
Posted Nov 28, 2007
95% Léon Morin, Prêtre (Leon Morin, Priest) (The Forgiven Sinner) (1961) This extraordinary drama doesn't just play games with sexual disorientation and philosophical argument; it's also implicitly about life turned upside down.‐ New York Press
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2009
36% Reservation Road (2007) Reservation Road is in the familiar suburban terror genre but Joaquin Pheonix and Mark Ruffalo give it emotionally credible nuances.‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 17, 2007
88% Roman de gare (2007) I can't say that I love all of Roman De Gare, but it is worth reporting that the first half of the film is nearly perfect -- a master's piece.‐ New York Press
Posted Apr 23, 2008
46% Why Did I Get Married? (2007) It's alarming that American film critics alienate themselves from the aspects of Perry's films that should be universal.‐ New York Press
Posted Oct 17, 2007
68% Honeydripper (2007) It's time to acknowledge John Sayles' dependable good intentions. His latest film, Honeydripper, may have slipped through the cracks of December's big-ticket releases, but it's easily Sayles' best film in a good while.‐ New York Press
Posted Jan 9, 2008