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Fernando F. Croce

Fernando F. Croce
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% A Short Film About Killing (1988) The obscured-vision effects of Slawomir Idziak's dirty-sepia filters -- characters encircled by soiling irises -- suggest isolated realities clashing appallingly in the most excruciating murder since Torn Curtain's farmhouse killing.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
95% A Short Film About Love (1988) A moral tract, like Krzysztof Kieslowski's other Dekalog expansion, though physical contact here revolves around the brutality of emotion, rather than killing -- the results are no less visceral.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
100% Lola (1961) The Ophüls question ("Quelle heure est-il?") is always in the air, along with the tilting, craning and tracking that link and sever feelings.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
90% The Story Of A Cheat (1936) One of Sacha Guitry's most enjoyably ephemeral soufflés.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
61% The Last House on the Left (1972) Indelibly scummy, Wes Craven's freshman shocker is less a rip-off of The Virgin Spring than a purposefully degraded update, with the medieval barbarism of the original cannily transplanted to Vietnam-era America.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
86% The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) A sardonic wink, back at The Phantom of the Opera and ahead toward Phantom of the Paradise, with The Avengers as structure and plenty of Franju in the mix.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
85% Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Curse of the Living Dead) (Don't Walk in the Park) (1966) The recurring vision of the staring blonde child comes from Flemish painting, the early image of sundry crucifixes like mushrooms on a mossy boulder comes from Mario Bava‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
95% The Queen of Spades (1949) Otto Heller's chiaroscuro cinematography and Oliver Messel's Gothic designs play vital roles in Dickinson's thorough demolition of period genteelness for the horror in it.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Eastwood's laconic gunslinger leaves a trail of bodies and tobacco spit throughout the film, but the trajectory lies in his questioning of the Man-of-No-Name mold though interaction with the more earthbound humans.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
96% From Russia With Love (1964) The series' tightest expression of brutes playacting as gentlemen‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
29% The Struggle (1931) Griffith doesn't cloak the story's creakiness, he faces it head-on and erects images to embody and purify its emotions.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
100% The Lost Weekend (1945) Dry alkies and wet teetotalers perpetually out of balance, startlingly laid out by Wilder as a lonely metropolis' quivering nervous system‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2016
91% The Producers (1968) Brooks in his feature debut already knows that vulgarity is both meticulous art and timeless industry‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2016
83% Possession (The Night the Screaming Stops) (1983) Zulawski's grand and shivery art-therapy hallucination, a burlesque farrago of domestic dramas played close and fast in a distinctively Polish register‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
96% On the Town (1949) Kelly and Donen take the MGM musical outdoors, the New York minute is stretched to 24 hours‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2016
95% Wild Strawberries (1957) Bergman's dual journey of remembrances and reveries‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
97% Johnny Guitar (1954) Nicholas Ray's overwhelming ballad‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2016
97% Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria) (1957) Fellini's sad and magical nocturne, a demimonde hopping to Nino Rota's nightclub mambo and Masina's wondrous way with silent-movie throbs‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2016
67% The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) Lustrous caricature of Hammer frights‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2015
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) (1935) The screen bulges from the pleasure of Dickens‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2015
100% Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) A beautiful system of obsessions and ambiguities‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2015
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) The crossroads of Fifties and Sixties, party and hangover and romanticism and desperation lustrously distributed across the widescreen by Blake Edwards‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
94% Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne) (1954) Bernanos' Catholic yoke via Robert Bresson's agnostic compassion, an incomparable flow of encounters and challenges‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2015
64% Inferno (1980) The most oneiric of Argento frights‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2015
90% Sous les Toits de Paris (Under the Roofs of Paris) (1930) The dawn of French talkies‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2015
98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) The frisson nonpareil of morbid poetry‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015
81% Obsession (1976) A slow-motion valse, a thesis on aestheticism, a raid on the fabrication of illusions ‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
72% Blithe Spirit (1945) The supernatural ménage of wartime England, staged by David Lean as an elegant fissure between the clipped precision of aristocratic manners and the great unknown beyond the drawing-room‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2015
96% Island of Lost Souls (1933) Wells' beastly allegorical satire, mounted by Erle C. Kenton as a pre-Code scald of the lunacy of colonial dominion‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
84% I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) The maiden voyage in Zemeckis' sarcastic time machine‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
100% The Train (1965) A ripping system of motion, at once streamlined spectacle and thorny moral quandary‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
57% Number Seventeen (Number 17) (1932) A most endearing Alfred Hitchcock whirl‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
75% Used Cars (1980) Sixties nostalgia from I Wanna Hold Your Hand shifts to bracing vulgarity circa late-'70s, just as Kurt Russell graduates from Disney to conman greasiness.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
80% Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Without rising out of the cinematically conventional, the movie's self-reflexivity continually questions the gaze of the camera.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
88% Dodsworth (1936) 'The old triangle stuff' with a new rigor of scrutiny, that's William Wyler on Sinclair Lewis‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2015
100% Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) The Depression as a period of artists in suspension, Busby Berkeley to the rescue‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2015
100% Grass (1925) A friendly rivalry with Flaherty informs the venture, a record of vital importance for Rouch, Herzog, Güney, et al.‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
98% The French Connection (1971) Gangbusters adjusted to the new decade's grungy ambiguity ‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2015
99% Metropolis (1927) Lang's allegory of allegories posits humanity's progress as a collision not just of labor and management but of technology and sorcery‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2015
No Score Yet Devil's Doorway (1950) Mann in his first western is a good two decades ahead of the game‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
90% The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) A case of tangible metamorphosis and spiritual expansion, a unique Jack Arnold mastery‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2015
100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) Lumet in his first film records it as a meticulous laboratory experiment, a clammy orchestra‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2015
100% The Naked Spur (1953) A plein air chamber piece and a masterwork of location shooting‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2015
87% The Conqueror Worm (Witchfinder General) (2000) A legitimately beastly vision‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
80% Scanners (1981) Cronenberg's deadpan techno-thriller lampoon ‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
100% Hiroshima Mon Amour (1960) A most chic Guernica, sumptuously abstract and visceral‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2015
100% Shadows (1959) An impressionistic whirl worth a thousand fumbled words‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2015
100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) (1959) Childhood's frustrations for Truffaut are never far from its lilting delights‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
95% Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) (1930) The walrus and the mink, a Germanic love story‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2015
96% Double Indemnity (1944) Variations and tributes can't blunt the sting of Wilder's acidic noir benchmark‐ CinePassion
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015