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Don Druker

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
55% Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) "The music quickly becomes monotonous, and the operatic dialogue is silly right from the start. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 19, 2008
89% The Quiet Man (1952) "John Ford's 1952 Oscar winner is a tribute to an Ireland that exists only in the imaginations of songwriters and poets like Ford. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Mar 11, 2008
67% Toute Une Vie (And Now My Love) (1974) "If Lelouch's sensibilities are too flimsy to substantiate his quasi-epic ambitions, the film nevertheless offers some cozy comforts and more than a few inside filmmaking jokes. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 15, 2008
77% A Man and a Woman (1966) "It's full of misty romps in the meadows, rain-soaked windshields, assorted puppies and lambs, and a 'bittersweet' theme song that drones incessantly on the sound track. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 15, 2008
100% Top Hat (1935) "This 1935 musical finds Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at the top of their form. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 11, 2008
No Score Yet Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) "One of Ernst Lubitsch's greatest accomplishments. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 11, 2008
97% Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (1946) "It runs 187 minutes, and it's worth every one of them. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jan 9, 2008
100% A Raisin in the Sun (1961) "It does have enough gritty insights and (for the time) strikingly accurate production details to keep the level of interest up. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 13, 2007
75% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) "Stanley Kramer strikes out again with this elephantine 1963 attempt at uproarious comedy. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 7, 2007
100% Oliver Twist (1951) "Alec Guinness as the master pickpocket Fagin is the high point of David Lean's 1948 version of the Dickens classic. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 6, 2007
89% Brief Encounter (1945) "Rarely rises above the level of the old women's magazines. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 6, 2007
100% Great Expectations (1947) "The graveyard scene is still a shocker, the details are still astonishingly well assembled, and the performances are wonderful. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 6, 2007
94% Pygmalion (1938) "A marvelous 1938 adaptation of the Shaw classic. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 6, 2007
90% The Day of the Jackal (1973) "It's a polished and exciting thriller, mercifully unburdened with heavy political/philosophical digressions. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Nov 1, 2007
93% The Last Detail (1973) "A tough-talking, sparely directed effort by Hal Ashby, with an immaculate performance by Jack Nicholson. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 31, 2007
100% The Adversary (Pratidwandi) (Siddharta and the City) (2007) "Ray's incredible warmth and superbly understated visual style can charm even those (like me) who don't find his films particularly compelling. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 24, 2007
94% Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (The Gospel According to St. Matthew) (1964) "Pasolini uses a complex but seemingly stark and simple visual style, and he evokes wonderful performances from nonprofessionals Enrique Irazoqui, Margherita Caruso, and Marcello Morante. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 23, 2007
82% Mildred Pierce (1945) "The archetypal Joan Crawford movie. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 17, 2007
100% The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) "Movies like this are beyond criticism. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Oct 16, 2007
93% Cat People (1942) "More a film about unreasoning fear than the supernatural, this work demonstrates what a filmmaker can accomplish when he substitutes taste and intelligence for special effects. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 26, 2007
93% Theater of Blood (Theatre of Blood) (Much Ado About Murder) (1973) "Gory, imaginative, wildly melodramatic -- good fun. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 25, 2007
94% Faust (1926) "As atmospheric and menacing a work as the expressionist movement ever produced. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 25, 2007
91% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) "Aldrich's direction and dynamite performances from the two old troupers make this film an experience. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 24, 2007
92% I Walked With a Zombie (1943) "It transcends the conventions of the horror genre and remains one of Lewton-Tourneur's most compelling studies in light and darkness. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 24, 2007
93% Deliverance (1972) "John Boorman's 1972 film of the James Dickey novel has a beautiful visual style that balances the film's machismo message. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 18, 2007
98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) "American-born director Richard Lester serves up a helping of what, on this side of the pond, we came to think of as kicky, mod British filmmaking. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Sep 10, 2007
88% Love in the Afternoon (1957) "As Andrew Sarris says, not without its cruelties, but not without its beauties as well. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 15, 2007
94% One, Two, Three (1961) "The pace is blistering, and Wilder's deep-seated hatred of Germans has never been put to more comic use. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 15, 2007
95% The Fortune Cookie (1966) "Wildly funny in spots... " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 15, 2007
100% Ball of Fire (1941) "A delight. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 14, 2007
92% Midnight (1939) "Funny and forgettable. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 14, 2007
97% Stalag 17 (1953) "The resulting letdown is terrific, but along the way there is some of the funniest men-at-loose-ends interplay that Wilder has ever put on film. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 14, 2007
98% Sunset Boulevard (1950) "A tour de force for Swanson and one of Wilder's better efforts. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 14, 2007
98% The Conversation (1974) "Coppola manages to turn an expert thriller into a portrayal of the conflict between ritual and responsibility without ever letting the levels of tension subside or the complicated plot get muddled. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 12, 2007
92% The Silence (1963) "One of his most perfectly realized efforts. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 1, 2007
89% Cries and Whispers (1972) "The much-vaunted color symbolism is so obvious as to be almost charming in its simplicity, and the gothic ambience never really resonates. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Aug 1, 2007
100% Lo sceicco bianco (The White Sheik) (1952) "A funny, sardonic, and clever satire on popular heroes and ordinary people's illusions. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 31, 2007
100% The Magician (1958) "It is one of Bergman's most tightly structured and frightening films. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 30, 2007
39% The Great Gatsby (1974) "Director Jack Clayton seems overawed by the opulence of the production as well as by the mythic presence of Fitzgerald -- and the result is a film of shimmering surface brilliance and almost complete lack of focus or substance. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 26, 2007
100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) "John Huston has rarely been in better form than in this 1948 study of gold fever and worse obsessions among an unlikely trio of prospectors... " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jul 2, 2007
100% The African Queen (1951) "The direction is often questionable, but the screenplay (by James Agee, John Collier, Huston, and Peter Viertel from C.S. Forester's novel) is a model of tight construction. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 28, 2007
94% Nashville (1975) "A rare and puzzling movie: beautiful and cruel, passionate but strangely shallow. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 27, 2007
100% Swing Time (1936) "One of the best of the Astaire-Rogers musicals, and one that shouldn't have worked as well as it did. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 26, 2007
100% Early Spring (Soshun) (1974) "A casual yet meticulously detailed reconstruction of Japan's routinized white-collar milieu. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 20, 2007
92% The Parallax View (1974) "For my taste the suspenseful set pieces go on much too long, and the message -- that right-wing conspiracy is built into the American political and corporate structure -- is overstated. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 7, 2007
64% Rollerball (1975) "Lifeless, uninspired, and crammed with enough hints of intellectual consistency to give the socially conscious critical establishment shivers of excitement. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 5, 2007
100% Frankenstein (1931) "One of the most deservedly famous and chilling horror films of all time. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 5, 2007
71% Soylent Green (1973) "Uneven and slightly muddled futuristic horror story -- not really science fiction, more like an antipollution PSA gone berserk. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 5, 2007
69% The Stepford Wives (1975) "Overlong and underdeveloped, this flimsy Bryan Forbes horror story (1975) would probably have made a decent television movie; but on the big screen and stretched to nearly two hours, it sags badly. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 5, 2007
100% The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) "Whale added an element of playful sexuality to this version, casting the proceedings in a bizarre visual framework that makes this film a good deal more surreal than the original. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 4, 2007
93% Young Frankenstein (1974) "More about the myth of Karloff than the monster, this Mel Brooks pastiche is probably his best early film. " ‐ Chicago Reader
Posted Jun 4, 2007
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