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Edgar Anstey

Edgar Anstey
Edgar Anstey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Spectator

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Citizen Kane (1941) The construction is deliberately episodic, and individual settings often appear to owe more to the modern conceptions of stage-technique than to the cinema. But the ingenuity with which the episodes are assembled sets a new level in film-construction.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
90% 49th Parallel (The Invaders) (1941) 49th Parallel is excellent entertainment and, at the same time, can claim to be the most carefully reasoned piece of anti-Nazi propaganda we have yet seen.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
80% On Approval (1945) On Approval is one of the funniest British pictures I have seen for a very long time.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
No Score Yet The Halfway House (1944) Most of the faults of this story of how supernatural powers solve the personal problems of the assorted guests at a ghostly Welsh hotel have their origin in a clumsy scenario.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
92% Le Jour se lève (Daybreak) (1939) The power of this film lies largely in the mastery with which it weaves mental conflict and inanimate things into a pattern of total, throbbing animation: the alarm clock becomes a protagonist.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
No Score Yet Our Country (1944) Our Country breaks free from the bonds of narrative continuity and the surface-skimming clichés of normal commentary and plunges into visual impressionism and poetry.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) At the end of it all we find that military considerations are abandoned, lives sacrificed and the whole operation imperilled because the hero's daughter must at all costs be rescued. The film is quite content to allow this piece of romantic nonsense.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
No Score Yet The Constant Nymph (1943) Yet, apart from a self-consciously boisterous opening, I found the film moving.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
No Score Yet They Came to a City (1944) It's a hard world for the independent producers. Yet it must be admitted that they do not assist themselves by making films like They Came to a City.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
43% Johnny Come Lately (Johnny Vagabond) (1943) The acting, direction, dialogue and photography for the most part are unpolished.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
No Score Yet The Remarkable Andrew (1942) Wwarm, sincere and unpretentious.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
95% The Woman in the Window (1944) The Woman in the Window is a thriller in the new tradition of Double Indemnity and Laura. It fails to reach the standard of either because it lacks the courage of its murderous conclusions to an extent only fully revealed by a disappointing ending.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
98% To Be or Not to Be (1942) So long the milieu claims to be nothing nearer Europe than the stage Hollywood studio (and why otherwise should everyone speak self-consciously good American?), the fun waxes fast and [furious].‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
100% One Foot in Heaven (1941) This is a warm, sincere and unpretentious picture.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015