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Doug Cummings

Doug Cummings
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Salt of the Earth (1954) More than a typical Miramax/Tarantino extravaganza, it's films like this that establish the historical precedent and importance of truly independent American filmmaking.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) Ozu's style is one based on restriction, rigor, and repetition, which paradoxically expands his emotional meanings.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
100% Playtime (1973) The setting is a relative of Metropolis and Blade Runner, its fictional urban landscape brilliantly representing problems of modern life through steel and glass.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
100% Salvatore Giuliano (1962) Rosi adopts an austere structure with a complex timeframe that provocatively avoids narrative embellishment and the usual emotional padding.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
78% Triple Agent (2003) In some ways, it's a refreshing corrective to Rohmer's previous work, a movie about the dangers of political naiveté despite the relative comforts of art and love.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
86% The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962) The disaster genre is not generally known for its insights into characters or its clever dialogue, but The Day the Earth Caught Fire is an admirable exception.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
95% The Big Animal (2000) It's a modest film...but Stuhr's sure hand with his material and the effective performances make it a memorable parable about the spark of individuality.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
94% Freaks (1932) It's part of the film's brilliance that the lines between normal and abnormal, us and them, and even morality and immorality, are constantly blurred and reversed...‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
100% White Nights (Le Notti Bianche) (1961) Filmed completely inside the studio, the film recreates the foggy canal-lined streets of Livorno and the rabble-rousing social outcasts who frequent its shadows.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
94% Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) (1954) The paradoxical discovery of meaning in its apparent absence serves as a primary theme of the film as well as its aesthetic model.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
100% The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) [The film impresses] with its painterly and dramatic lighting, beautiful dissolves and tracking shots, sophisticated effects, and unexpected eccentricities.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
94% Lancelot of the Lake (Lancelot du Lac) (1974) It's often characterized as a 'despairing' film in Bresson's late oeuvre, but in fact, it's an elegiac lamentation...beautifully rendered in loving, rhythmic care.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
81% Take Care of My Cat (2002) Jeong's women often interact via cell phone messaging, and one of the film's primary themes arises in the way contemporary relationships exist through wireless communication.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
No Score Yet Korol Lir (King Lear) (1971) The film is a visually impressive Russian recontextualization of the play with strong, empathic performances.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
94% The Story of the Weeping Camel (2004) Like Flaherty's work, the film traverses a narrow line between dramatic staging and the observation of real life in a way that...reveals a unique cultural identity.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
97% Maria Full of Grace (2004) It's a testament to the filmmakers' creative maturity that [the film] navigates its narrative without once capitulating to obvious emotional readings.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
86% Ten Minutes Older (2002) Lifeline is a compelling mixture of elements -- rural life and historical detail, physical labor and a child's imagination -- that continually unveils new meaning.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2004
91% The Wrong Man (1956) A standout piece in Hitchcock's oeuvre and a film that richly deserves its place among the filmmaker's greatest works.‐ Filmjourney
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2004