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Emanuel Levy

Emanuel Levy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 62% Arlington Road (1999) The premise is intriguing and the acting of Bridges and Robbins is decent, but the director Pellington's execution leaves much to be desired. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 15, 2013
B+ No Score Yet If I Were King (1938) Sharply written by Preston Sturges and well acted by Basil Rathbone, this commercially popular swashbuckler was nominated for four Oscars. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 15, 2013
C+ 36% Ice Station Zebra (1968) An uncharacteristically weak thriller-actioner from the talented director John Sturges. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
D+ 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) The noisiest, silliest, and lousiest entry in the action franchise that began 25 years ago. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 13, 2013
B No Score Yet The Fallen Sparrow (1943) Tautly directed, this WWII noir-thriller stars John Garfield in a dramatically intense performance and Maureen O'Hara, cast against type. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 13, 2013
B- 75% Music Box (1989) Jessica Lange received Best Actress Oscar nomination for Costa-Gavras' improbable father-daughter political melodrama. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 12, 2013
C+ 63% Music of the Heart (1999) Meryl Streep received yet another Oscar nomination for this conventional biopic of the Harlem music teacher, directed by no other than horror maestro wes Craven. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 12, 2013
B- No Score Yet Le Maître de Musique (The Music Teacher) (1989) This operatic melodrama, which divided critics due to its florid plotting, was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 12, 2013
C+ 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) The film goes out of its way to present a Romeo and Juliet tale from a different angle, but the mixing of romantic melodrama and mythic gothic is disappointing. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 11, 2013
A 81% My Brilliant Career (1979) This charming coming of age Australian film marks the debuts of two talented women: Director Gillian Armstrong and actress Judy Davis. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 10, 2013
B 100% King Creole (1958) As directed by the versatile Michael Curtiz,this is one of the better Elvis musicals in the early phase of his screen career. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 10, 2013
B No Score Yet My Son, My Son (1940) This two generation melodrama, about a self-sacrificing father and no-good son who needs to redeem himself, is well acted by Brian Aherne. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 9, 2013
B No Score Yet My Gal Sal (1942) This musical extravaganza starring the gorgeous looking Rita Hayworth, made by Fox in WWII, won the Oscar Award for Art Direction. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 8, 2013
A- 90% Mad Max (1979) Announcing a new kind of action-thriller, this impressively shot, ultra violent post-apocalyptic saga from Australia made Mel Gibson an instant star. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 8, 2013
B 89% A Royal Affair (2012) Denmark's Oscar nominee is a fact-inspired historical melodrama, but it's intriguing, elegantly shot, and well acted by the actors forming the romantic triangle. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 6, 2013
A- 96% The Big Sleep (1946) Hawks' film noir remains legendary, despite complicated and convoluted plot, due to its star power and chemistry between Bogart and Bacall. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 6, 2013
A- 85% Senso (1954) Visconti's lush period piece, shot in color, marks his transition from neo-realism to grand operatic spectacles. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 5, 2013
A- 93% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Fredric March received his first Best Actor Oscar for playing the titular roles in Mamoulian's moody and haunting version of Stevenson's novella. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 4, 2013
B- 64% Cosmopolis (2012) While not one of Cronenberg's stronger films, this anti-capitalist adaptation still merits attention. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 3, 2013
B 83% The Desperate Hours (1955) William Wyler's taut direction elevates this thriller, which stars Bogart in his last screen role and Fredric March; far superior to the 1991 remake. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 2, 2013
B 63% Priest (1995) In her timely and audacious feature debut, Antonia Bird addresses such taboo issues as homosexuality and incest within the Catholic church. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Feb 1, 2013
B+ 100% Barbarosa (1982) Schepisi's Western is an underestimated film, boasting strong performances from Willie Nelson and Gary Busey ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 31, 2013
C+ 83% Laurence Anyways (2013) Dealing with transgender and amour fou, the third feature from Canada's enfant terrible Xavier Dolan is ambitious but way ovrlong and self-indulgent. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 31, 2013
C 68% Me and You (2014) This disappointing clautrophobic melodrama, about the bond between half-siblings, recalls better initimate works by Bertolucci, but it's too conventional and familiar to merit attention. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 31, 2013
C 47% Bullet to the Head (2013) Neither director Walter Hill nor star Stallone are in good form in this retro actioner, a throwback to 1980s genre flicks. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 31, 2013
B No Score Yet Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) One of the most popular films of 1950, this comedy stars Clifton Webb in one of his best known parts. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 29, 2013
D+ 32% 1941 (1979) This wannabe satire of WWII is the first and one of the few commercial flops in Spielberg's otherwise distinguished and popular output. ‐ Screendaily
Posted Jan 29, 2013
B+ 91% Efter repetitionen (After the Rehearsal) (1984) Ingmar Bergman's personal meditation about life and art introduced to international cinema the talented and sexy Lena Olin. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 29, 2013
B 83% Side Effects (2013) Soderbergh's medical-psychological thriller lacks depth and originality of observation, but it's timely, stylish, and enjoyable. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 28, 2013
B- 80% Hammett (1982) Despite compromises imposed upon German director Wim Wenders (in his American debut), it's still worth seeing this stylish film due to Forrest's performance in the lead. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 28, 2013
B+ 81% Jungle Fever (1991) A thematic follow up to Do the Right Thing, this is a powerful melodrama about the fatal and fateful effects of interracial romance. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 28, 2013
C- 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Even skillful actors, such as Jeremy Renner, can't rescue this silly, poorly executed retelling of the classic fable. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 25, 2013
A 96% Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes) (2012) This collaboration of Marcel Carne and Jacques Prevert is a highlight of French poetic realism and a masterpiece of world cinema. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 24, 2013
B- 90% Moscow On The Hudson (1984) Mazuersky's fable of culture collision and assimilation has a certain charm, largely due to the acting of the young Robin Williams as a Russian immigrant. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 24, 2013
B- 71% Murphy's Romance (1985) Mildly engaging but well acted romantic melodrama, especially by James Garner, who received his first and only Best Actor Oscar nomination for playing a small-town pharmacist. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 23, 2013
B+ 93% This Gun for Hire (1942) Well acted crime melodrama that catapulted Alan Ladd to major stardom. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 20, 2013
B- No Score Yet All My Sons (1948) A semi-effective transfer to the screen of Arthur Miller's famous play, though Burt Lancaster is miscast. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 20, 2013
A 100% The Spirit of the Beehive (El Espíritu de la colmena) (2006) Lyrical and magestic, Erice's film is one of the most compelling fables about haunted childhood. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 18, 2013
A- 99% The Invisible War (2012) Addressing a rarely discussed social problem, Kirby's shocking docu could function as an agent of real change. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 18, 2013
C+ 65% Mama (2013) Producer Del Toro elevates this mediocre horror picture with decent if familiar scares and good technical values. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 16, 2013
B+ 90% The Tenant (1976) This creepy psychological thriller, dealing with paranoia and split identity, is one of Polanski's most underestimated films. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 15, 2013
B+ 100% Taking Off (1971) Czech director Milos Forman applies subtle European sensibility to his American directing debut, a bittersweet satire of family mores and manners in times of change. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 15, 2013
C+ 60% The Last Stand (2013) What elevates this formulaic tale is Schwarzenegger, in a part specifically tailored for his comeback, and the fast-paced action pieces by the gifted Korean director. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 14, 2013
B 96% Dr. No (1962) The first James Bond cast a relatively unknown actor, Sean Connery, who forever defined 007 as a cool, suave, womanizing agent, adept at delivering witty one liners. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 13, 2013
B 88% Dial M for Murder (1954) This second-tier Hitchcock is best known for Grace Kelly's star turn and sleek production values, including use of 3D. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 11, 2013
B+ 100% Destry Rides Again (1939) Starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich, both in top form, this comedic-erotic Western was one of the most commercially popular films of 1939. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 9, 2013
B+ No Score Yet Ah, Wilderness! (1935) This classic coming of age tale, based on Eugene's O'Neil's serio comedy, is charming and extremely well acted. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 9, 2013
B- No Score Yet Old Boyfriends (1979) Joan Tewksbury, who penned Altman's wonderful movie Nashville, makes a so so direcying debut with this sharply uneven serio comedy. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 9, 2013
B 94% The Atomic Cafe (1982) This poignant, often funny docu consists of revelatory clips used by the government as propaganda about the Atomic Bomb. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 8, 2013
C+ 71% Artists and Models (1955) Passably entertaining, this version is not as good as the 1937 one starring Jack Benny. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Posted Jan 8, 2013