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David Wood

David Wood
David Wood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 60% La Bête (The Beast) (2014) At times the film is also undeniably offensive, pandering to male fantasy, as is the pseudo-rape fantasies the film attributes to its female characters. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jan 16, 2002
3/5 90% Aimée & Jaguar (2000) Rewarding viewing, evocatively re-creating a narrative milieu and war-time Berlin rarely seen on screen. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jul 3, 2001
4/5 75% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) (2000) European cinema at its very best. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jul 3, 2001
5/5 96% Psycho (1960) Gripping and irrevocably gruesome fare played to perfection by a top notch cast. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jun 13, 2001
5/5 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Wonderfully performed and imbued with a genuine sense of trepidation and unease. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jun 13, 2001
4/5 96% Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964) Emphatically entertaining, provocatively self-assured. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jun 13, 2001
4/5 74% Blackboards (2002) An intelligent, multi-layered and profoundly humanist (not to mention gently political) meditation on the values of knowledge, education, and the affects of cultural and geographical displacement. ‐ BBC.com
Posted May 30, 2001
4/5 64% La Captive (2003) A gently captivating, deceptively austere work. ‐ BBC.com
Posted May 7, 2001
5/5 96% Don't Look Now (1973) With Sutherland and Christie in fine form it all adds up to one of Roeg's finest films and an undeniably key work in British cinema. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 98% Diva (1981) A witty, playful intelligent film as enjoyable as it is influential. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 91% Diner (1982) Barry Levinson's directorial debut from his own Oscar-nominated script remains his most perfectly realised and charming movie and is a fitting eulogy to his home town of Baltimore. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 100% Citizen Kane (1941) A potent metaphor for the betrayal of principles, the souring of the American Dream, and an intelligent mediation on the corrupting nature of power. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 96% Touch of Evil (1958) one of [Welles'] richest and most rewarding pictures ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) Grant, Stewart, and Hepburn deliver impeccable performances. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
3/5 100% National Velvet (1944) Both Taylor and Rooney give without doubt the best performances of their pre-adult years but there's also much pleasure to be had from a stellar supporting cast. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 96% The Long Good Friday (1982) A touchstone for many of the sub-standard gangster films Britain mercilessly churns out today, The Long Good Friday is classy fare and superior viewing to its modern counterparts in every way. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 61% The Last House on the Left (1972) The film, to its credit, details both the initial acts of violation and the revenge that ensues as similarly de-humanising and reprehensible. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 97% Klute (1971) Informed in part by the conventions of film noir...Klute manages to distil them all into something highly original and distinctly unsettling. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 94% The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Likely to appeal to grown-ups of all ages--while putting the fear of God into kids--it's a perfect antidote to standard festive fare and evidence of the rich and varied possibilities of stop-motion animation. In a word, wonderful. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
5/5 96% High Noon (1952) A film about what it means to be a man that manages to avoid the musk of machismo, High Noon is truly a film that improves with each and every viewing. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 100% The Sweet Hereafter (1997) ...Egoyan looks at the essence of guilt and the complexity of human relationships in all their rich variety. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
3/5 43% Flawless (1999) The involvement of several real-life drag queens contributes to both the exhuberence, authenticity, and sheer panache to mark something of a return to form for the idiosyncratic director. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 94% Dark Days (2000) Mark Singer's astonishing debut is a stylishly shot black and white 16mm documentary which focuses on the homeless who inhabit the subway tunnels beneath Manhattan. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 17, 2001
4/5 96% Yi Yi (2000) Intricately nuanced, lovingly crafted ... and decidedly wry in tone. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 16, 2001
3/5 65% Bread and Roses (2001) An impassioned work of integrity and a human drama of observation, insight, and great import. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 16, 2001
3/5 48% Bamboozled (2000) The mix of comedy and hard-hitting outrage sits uneasily, and two-dimensional characters and performances (Wayans and Rapaport spring to mind, though Pinkett delivers a rigorous integrity) are further impediments as the film increases in hysteria. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Apr 16, 2001
5/5 92% The Parallax View (1974) A political conspiracy thriller par excellence and a candidate perhaps for Beatty's finest screen moment. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 43% The Osterman Weekend (1983) It rattles along well enough as a thriler of the political paranoia variety. ‐ BBC.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000