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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T-Meter Title | Year
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2003
67% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2003
80% I See a Dark Stranger (The Adventuress) (1947) A gleeful amalgam of hijinks and heroism. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2003
73% Real Genius (1985) This picture remains blissfully aloft, borne by engaging actors and a warm heart. - PopMatters EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2001
91% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001