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Poil de Carotte (The Red Head) (1932)

"Duvivier's Poil de carotte (1932, Carrot Top in English) is one of the most touching films about unhappy childhood that I've ever seen." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

The Blind Side (2009)

"The Blind Side, which has reportedly made close to 200 million dollars, is based on a true story (the operative word is "based," of course). " ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

The Eclipse (2010)

"No, this is not The Eclipse where Monica Vitti and Alain Delon fail to rendezvous on Antonioni's empty street corner." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Howl (2010)

"Like one of those ghastly Vanity Fair black and white photo spreads where hot young actors dress up and pose as bygone icons." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Black Swan (2010)

"Stuck in some netherworld of not-quite-exploitation and maybe-serious." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"This is very tricky material to parse, mainly because the movie is telling us one thing in dialogue and showing us quite another visually. " ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

The Social Network (2010)

"I've read a lot about The Social Network at this point, mostly raves about how it supposedly captures The Way We Live Now, but no one has really zeroed in on how deliberately alienating it is." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011
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Hôtel Monterey (1972)

"Akerman sets herself a technical goal and fulfills it admirably." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (The Meetings of Anna) (1978)

"A not particularly believable, conventional narrative about a film director (Aurore Clément) who feels alienated (surprise!) and listens to a lot of disparate people talk, talk, talk. " ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

I, You, He, She (Je, Tu, Il, Elle) (1975)

"Akerman must have had enormous confidence in herself to be so bold both aesthetically and sexually so early in her career." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

My Son John (1952)

"Robin Wood has written about how McCarey loves romantic couples but seems to loathe families, and this point is borne out most harrowingly in My Son John, the skeleton film in his closet, and one of the most personally revealing." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011
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A Matter of Time (1976)

"Vincente Minnelli disowned his last movie, A Matter of Time (1976), when it was taken away from him by its producers, American International Pictures, and after its initial release it pretty much disappeared from view. " ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011
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Mademoiselle (1966)

"Jeanne Moreau made a lot of seminal movies in the 1960's,but her feral contribution to Tony Richardson's Mademoiselle (1966) has acquired a deserved cult following all its own." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Somewhere (2010)

"Coppola has shamelessly retreated to what worked for her before in Lost in Translation." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"Dunham is a comedian of the Elaine May school; she's not as freakishly talented as that comparison might suggest, but there are moments in this film when Dunham very much resembles May's own daughter, the actress Jeannie Berlin." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Kitten with a Whip (1964)

"The laughs keep coming, and the biggest one is always when existentialist Grant (Richard Anderson) barks to Troy Donahue-like Ron (Peter Brown), "Now cool it, you creep, and co-exist!"" ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

"Patric plays one of those sweet and totally limited ex-boxers that only seem to exist in the movies and in pulp novels." ‐Reverse Shot
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Public Speaking (2011)

"One of the greatest movies based around talk of all time." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011

Heartbeats (2011)

"So much of the impact of Heartbeats is erotic because it always withholds sex or breaks it up into pieces." ‐House Next Door
Posted Feb 23, 2011
2.5/4 75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"There's almost no conflict in either of the stories presented in Julie & Julia, and though this is preferable to contrived conflict, it still leaves us with a rather overlong, lovey-dovey picture." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2009

Les Plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnes) (2008)

"Varda turns the camera on herself and her own life, even though she convincingly posits that she's much more interested in other people." ‐House Next Door
Posted Jul 2, 2009
2/4 50%

Chéri (2009)

"Cheri strikes a jarring note right from the start." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2009
3.5/4 82%

Two Lovers (2008)

"The buried themes in James Gray's fourth film, Two Lovers, slowly emerge from its accumulation of quotidian, seemingly small details." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2009

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"Revolutionary Road is not a great film, per se; a great film needs the stamp of a great director. But it is a great film of this great book." ‐House Next Door
Posted Dec 15, 2008
2.5/4 78%

Doubt (2008)

"Doubt doesn't work fully on screen as it did on stage, but it's worth seeing for Streep's grace notes." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2008

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"It is obviously the film of a master and certainly feels like a swan song." Bright Lights Film Journal
Posted Nov 25, 2008

Milk (2008)

"A paint-by numbers biopic of the tireless activist that wastes the efforts of some fine actors." ‐House Next Door
Posted Nov 25, 2008
2/4 55%

Australia (2008)

"An unwieldy stab at an old-fashioned movie epic, Baz Luhrmann's Australia is corny, implausible, well intentioned and even somewhat enjoyable in its own way, at least for a while." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2008

Factory Girl (2007)

"In Factory Girl, a jumbled account of the short life and photogenic hard times of the first Andy Warhol superstar, Edie Sedgwick, Sienna Miller makes Sedgwick into an archetypal over-confident blond with a mannered young Kathleen Turner croak." ‐House Next Door
Posted Nov 6, 2008
3.5/4 100%

La Ronde (1950)

"Each vignette conforms to a tight, outgrowing pattern, so that they each have equal weight, even if Danielle Darrieux's first segment is the one that lingers in the mind." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/4 13%

The Women (2008)

"The original version of The Women, shrill and campy as it can be, is miles ahead of this remake when it comes to issues of class and social maneuvering." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 7, 2008
2.5/4 63%

Brideshead Revisited (2008)

"This new Brideshead takes a step in the right direction, but it's time some radical writer or filmmaker dared to leave out the dim Julia charade and let Charles and Sebastian play out their Isherwood/Auden Oxford love match to its full." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2008
1/4 54%

Mamma Mia! (2008)

"This film version of Mamma Mia! is such a full-scale disaster in every way that it's hard to know what has held theatergoers' attention for so long." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2008
2/4 50%

The Pied Piper (1972)

"Jacques Demy's version of The Pied Piper is as distanced and uncertain as his masterpiece The Young Girls of Rochefort is ecstatically sure of itself." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2008
2/4 90%

Le Feu follet (A Time to Live and a Time to Die) (The Fire Within) (1963)

"To be frank, Fire Within devastated me when I saw it in college, but the unrelieved ennui that struck me as scrupulously honest and brave then looks one-note and aimless to me now." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 5, 2008
2.5/4 100%

The Lovers (Les Amants) (1959)

"This film is nowhere close to Ophuls's landmark, but it did inaugurate Moreau's extraordinary run of '60s art films in high style." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 5, 2008
2.5/4 91%

The Nanny (1965)

"A rather quiet, cautious thriller that gives Davis more room for characterization than most of her later films." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2008
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The Virgin Queen (1955)

"Henry Koster's direction is competent, for him, but Franz Waxman's music is no substitute for Erick Wolfgang Korngold's classic score for Elizabeth and Essex." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2008
3.5/4 100%

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

"Fairly recently, Otto Preminger's Daisy Kenyon has been starting to get some of the acclaim and attention it deserves." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2008
2.5/4 20%

Bobby Deerfield (1977)

"Pacino is at his best: precise, internal, magnetically cute, and expert at capturing the fear in this man's turtle-like existence and his longing for change." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2008
3/4 89%

Shoot the Moon (1982)

"Parker and Goldman seem to want this battling couple to represent a sort of romantic '60s point of view, and they show up the younger lovers as shallow, '70s-style hedonists." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2007
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I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

"In the '40s, Hayward had a distinctive and rather bitchy sex appeal and clear hunger for stardom that gave way in the '50s to a weary but still authoritative command of frank self-pity and tough-broad defiance." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2007
3.5/4 56%

We Own the Night (2007)

"We Own the Night confirms James Gray's position as a major American film director." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2007
3.5/4 95%

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

"A fevered yet clinical study of jealousy, Leave Her to Heaven is probably John M. Stahl's best-known film." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2007
3/4 71%

The Pirate (1948)

"The Pirate takes place in some Caribbean of the mind, with lots of shadows and lace and high mantillas, and it's all about the promise of sex; the film keeps tapping into a nervous, adolescent sort of fear and desire." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2007
3/4 78%

Les Enfants terribles (The Strange Ones) (1950)

"Les Enfants Terribles is very much a fantasy, an accumulation of suggestive, slightly obscure visual details, offset somewhat by Cocteau's too-literary, over-explicit narration." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2007
2/4 71%

The Morning After (1986)

"Sidney Lumet directs wearily; as a thriller, it's full of holes." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2007
3.5/4 74%

La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007)

"Edith Piaf's tidal emotional vulgarity and brutish commitment to the most sentimental chansons is captured accurately and even irresistibly in La Vie En Rose." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2007
3.5/4 No Score Yet

China Doll (1958)

"China Doll is a delicate, spare, old man's movie, with quiet attention to character detail." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 11, 2007
3/4 No Score Yet

Anna Karenina (1948)

"This version of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, made A.G. (After Garbo), was not a success when it was first released, and it's still a failure now, but it's an often exquisitely sumptuous misfire, all the same." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted May 1, 2007
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