Dwight MacDonald

Dwight MacDonald
Dwight MacDonald's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Publications: Esquire Magazine

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste) (1962) It is all brilliant and heartless. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
90% Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1960) There is too much heavy symbolism and too many stagey groupings, both typical Bergman faults. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
96% Spartacus (1960) Like a fast back with plenty of power, Kubrick twists and plunges. But he goes down on the twenty-yard line under the sheer weight of the opposition. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
97% La Dolce Vita (1960) Dolce Vita is a sensational film, using the word in the dictionary as well as the press agent's meaning. That is, it goes in mostly for effects. Often quite good ones... But still effects. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
95% L'Avventura (1960) The best picture I've seen since Hiroshima, Mon Amour. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
92% Rocco and His Brothers (Rocco e i suoi fratelli) (1961) The Idiot has much the same plot line, including the murder, but one believes it because Myshkin is made credible. But Visconti is no Dostoevski. When Rocco tries to go beyond naturalism, it becomes not tragedy but grand opera. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is the funniest and most serious American movie in a long time. - Esquire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018