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David Sanjek

David Sanjek
David Sanjek's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, Senses of Cinema

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Carpenter had little time or money to meander off the point, so it possesses an expositional leanness that would not stand the loss or a single scene.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2005
86% Bonjour Tristesse (1958) While some may be put off by Preminger's glossy presentation of the idle rich, his direction in Bonjour Tristesse engages the mind while it stimulates the senses.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2004
95% Le Cercle Rouge (1970) Melville remained, in all his work and particularly his policiers, a classicist of calamity, a master of transforming the chaos of criminality into a form as refined as a sonnet or a minuet.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2003
100% The Man Who Laughs (1928) The Man Who Laughs demonstrates that, however much we gained with sound, we lost opportunities that arise when storytelling prioritizes vision.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2003
78% Drole de Drame (Bizarre Bizarre) (Drôle de drame ou L'étrange aventure du Docteur Molyneux) (1939) A daffy romp.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2003
64% The Crazies (1973) Admittedly, the film is not Romer's best work... Nonetheless, Romero's subversive attitude and the vigorous momentum of the action keep one's focus, first scene to last.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2003
100% The Killers (1946) Siodmak captures both the romance and world-weariness of the post-WWII film noir with consummate skill.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2003
100% Victim (1961) The wealth of detail about gay life at the time and the often adverse public perception of homosexual behavior ensures Victim's lasting fascination as a social document.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2003
80% I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) (1947) A gleeful amalgam of hijinks and heroism.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2003
74% Real Genius (1985) This picture remains blissfully aloft, borne by engaging actors and a warm heart.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2002
69% Chop Suey (2001) In the end, what resonates is the fragile yet unfailing grace of the human spirit embodied by Weber's subjects.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2001
81% Diamond Men (2001) The pleasure that these two men share in one another's company, both as characters and performers, radiates through every frame.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2001
89% Something Wild (1986) Demme never loses sense of his destination and, more the point, is always willing to take a detour, convinced that something unexpected and exhilarating is available at the end of the road.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2001
78% Big Trouble in Little China (1986) The film is probably best characterized by a comment from a review quoted in the DVD commentary by Kurt Russell: 'Absolutely fabulous and terminally hip.'‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001