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T-Meter Title | Year
50% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1981) While Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains falls short of being the word on the movement, it is a fascinating, entertaining and authentically grimy trawl through the seamy side of the music-biz. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
45% The Cell (2000) The Cell is Hollywood at its most meretricious. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
42% Reefer Madness (Tell Your Children) (Doped Youth) (1936) Perhaps the mother of all bad movies, however, the didactic film, unlike later stinkers, takes itself extremely seriously, seeing itself as an important instrument in the campaign against drugs. However, the film's ignorance is the audience's bliss. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
29% Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) Poor Bela. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
42% Bad Boys (1995) Rousingly good Saturday night fun. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
8/10 48% Zardoz (1974) Boorman's finest film is a wonderfully eccentric and visually exciting sci-fi quest. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/10 21% Harlem Nights (1989) The story, spread thin over two hours, owed something to better films but is entirely devoid of charm, wit, acting skill or excitement. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
7/10 50% The Lord of the Rings (1978) A genuine cult movie - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
24% Xanadu (1980) This is not nostalgia: it's a choreographer's worst nightmare. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
41% Young Guns (1988) It's glossy, slick and stylish, but boasts very little in the way of substance or excitement. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
40% Cherry 2000 (1988) It's tolerably entertaining while the characters are in motion and Griffith is blasting the bad guys, but it grinds to a rusty halt whenever she feigns emotion. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
54% Cruel Intentions (1999) Director and writer Roger Kumble serves up a delicious feast of piquant evil one-liners which are delivered superbly by Geller, on great form, and the suave Phillippe. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
27% The Amityville Horror (1979) A scary movie that does not frighten or surprise you is as bad as a comedy that is not funny, and there's nothing here to have even the most mousish ducking under covers. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
38% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) The zoom-frenzy direction of Ted Post, and a vague satire of Vietnam featuring some hysterical protesting peacenik chimps, does little to cover-up the film's difficulties. But it does have its moments. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
40% A Chorus Line (1985) Attenborough's efficient workmanlike adaptation of the hugely popular Broadway musical works surprisingly well transferred to the big screen. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
93% Rope (1948) It's Hitchcock experimenting. It's great. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
62% The Bed Sitting Room (1969) An inspired piece of madness which, strangely, has improved with age. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
90% Sholay (1975) This magnificent Eastern Western effectively ushered in a new age in Indian filmmaking. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
49% The First Wives Club (1996) Ultimately First Wives Club fails as a piece of feminist film-making just as miserably as it does as Hollywood entertainment. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
55% Dracula's Daughter (1936) That rare thing, a sequel of true merit. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
27% Event Horizon (1997) Anderson's attempt to show the world that Britain could do big-budget sci-fi just as well as Hollywood may have fizzled at the box office, but it's still a relatively effective deep space frightener. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
50% Willow (1988) Predictable and highly derivative. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
42% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Disappointing. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
44% Species (1995) There's basic pleasure to be had from the gruesome, orgasmic demises of its gaggle of mid-price character players. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
A 87% Blue Valentine (2010) Cassavetes would be proud of this heartbreaking portrayal of the discovery and disintegration of love - which can be the healthiest or the most destructive thing to ever grace someone's life. Performances and commitment like this are rare. - Voices & Visions EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
80% Lucia (1968) By turns, it's touching, lively and nostalgic. One to see. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
90% A Short Film About Killing (1988) Brutal and disgusting, A Short Film About Killing is frequently virtually unwatchable. This is just as Kieslowski intended and it's also a unique, profound and, eventually, a humane achievement. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
95% A Short Film About Love (1988) Wry humour and moments of real beauty accompany a painfully sharp dissection of human emotion. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
53% King Kong (1976) A remake that lacks the magic of the original, but is as camp and entertaining as any other disaster movie of its time. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
51% The 'Burbs (1989) One of the most consistently overlooked movies of the 80s. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
93% Once Were Warriors (1994) Tamahori's direction is consistently sharp and the film showcases two immensely powerful performances by Morrison and Owen. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
43% Tracks (1976) The rough, improvised structure suits the inarticulacy which the movie seeks to examine. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
98% Daughters of the Dust (1991) The stately pace serves the film's central theme - a discourse on the inevitability of change - which is enriched by much visual poetry. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
86% Dead Alive (1993) A plasmafest. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
77% Dr. Cyclops (1940) Beautifully crafted trash that should appeal to all lovers of sci-fi, horror and cult cinema. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
86% The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) The humour is camp, the set decorations are art deco gothic and the editing is ropy, but Price's performance suggests that, underlying the madness, there is a real and damaged human being who deserves your support - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
98% The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988) A superb, spine-tingling achievement in suspense cinema. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
79% Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) Lee's red-eyed stare is suitably baleful and the fangs slightly more convincing than in the original. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
91% Son of Frankenstein (1939) While the film sorely misses the guiding hand of director Whale, it has enough of the old Universal atmosphere to be of interest. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
68% Antonia (Antonia's Line) (1995) There are a few moments of grating sentimentality, but these are balanced with a quirky humour and a mildly daring unpredictability. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
61% How to Make an American Quilt (1995) Even rough, tough boys will be seduced by this immensely likeable film. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2016
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) It's playful, funny and finishes far too quickly. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
66% The Pillow Book (1997) A lavish, sensual and endlessly fascinating film that almost fetishes fetishism, this is provocative in every sense. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
50% Jungle Book (1942) Purists may worry that the film strays a little from Kipling's book, but the high production values, exotic locales and a grand sense of adventure ensure that this classic family fantasy film stands the test of time with ease. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
79% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994) Frequently beautiful and with much to recommend it. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
73% The Devil Is a Woman (1935) Rarely was Dietrich more powerful than in this simmering, sophisticated romance, tightly directed by Von Sternberg. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
74% Calamity Jane (1953) A must for Doris Day fans -- she gives a rousing, no-holds barred performance that is unquestionably the making of the film. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
85% Applause (1929) A true original. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
83% The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) At the peak of his powers, Roeg directs with virtuosity and daring, juxtaposing imagery through elliptical editing to generate a transfixing film that largely fulfils its wild ambition. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
67% Conspiracy of Hearts (1960) A sincere and involving celebration of the human heart that manages to sell its moving story without relying on mere sentimentality. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2015