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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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2013
C+ 36% Ice Station Zebra (1968) An uncharacteristically weak thriller-actioner from the talented director John Sturges.‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2013
D+ 33% 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. ‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2013
B+ 92% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2013
B+ 93% This Gun for Hire (1942) Well acted crime melodrama that catapulted Alan Ladd to major stardom.‐ EmanuelLevy.Com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013