Gene Youngblood

Gene Youngblood
Gene Youngblood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Free Press
Publications: Los Angeles Free Press

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Inside North Vietnam (1967) Hawks and doves alike will benefit by seeing it. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
39% The Trip (1967) This is simply a beautiful movie about a fellow who takes an acid trip - with all its ups and downs. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
44% Privilege (1967) Privilege has no identity nor direction of its own, though an awesome amount of energy is expended in trying to make us think so. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
55% Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) In short, this movie is a perfect demonstration of how the Hollywood syndrome has corrupted, distorted and misrepresented the art of film throughout its brief history. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
64% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) I haven't walked out on a film in years; it was a depressing experience. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet Chafed Elbows (2000) A series of one-liners and sight gags that amount to a cinematic equivalent of Mad Magazine, and it has Mad's adolescent intellectual-emotional level. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
100% Festival (1966) Festival is a perfect example in my view, of one of the few types of cinema in which filmic technique validly takes a secondary position to literary-musical content. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
36% Lo Straniero (The Stranger) (1967) Literature and cinema - incompatible but habitual bedfellows - are fused flawlessly in this adaptation of Camus' existentialist masterpiece. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
87% The Graduate (1967) Every cinematic cliche, every formula plot device, every pseudo-intellectual ploy, every sentimental gimmick, every prefabricated, sure-fire boxoffice ingredient designed to empty pocketbooks and dampen hankies is present in this despicable movie. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet Chappaqua (1966) It's the kind of film every UCLA cinema student would make if he were a Poor Little Rich Boy with a Big Hang-Up. Well, that's not exactly true, because I've seen much better films at UCLA. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
No Score Yet Echoes of Silence (1965) It will open your eyes to the power of the silent image. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
92% Mahanagar (The Big City) (The Great City) (1967) We are left in awe of the evanescent beauty of [Satyajit Ray's] thoughts. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% Jalsaghar (The Music Room) (1958) It is the most delicately balanced, the most poetic, and with the possible exception of The World of Apu it is Ray's most romantic movie. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
44% How I Won the War (1967) We've been handed this kind of tripe in every Terry Thomas, Peter Sellers, Martin and Lewis, Laurel and Hardy Army spoof ever made. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
No Score Yet I, A Man (1967) Warhol's acerbic, corrosive, outlandish humor is honed to razor-sharp perfection. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
40% Elvira Madigan (1967) That a film should not be well-made in this age of technology is flatly unforgiveable. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) [Gillo] Pontecorvo is not much different from Mike Nichols and his techniques in the execrable Graduate. But the separating factor is Pontecorvo's artistic sensibility: he knows when enough is enough. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
92% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A triumph of surpassing technical mastery and probing thematic eloquence. It is everything we ever dreamed it could be. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
95% La Chinoise (1968) Deep, rich, profound, [and] overwhelming. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
100% Portrait of Jason (1967) Shirley Clarke's Portrait of Jason is an extremely significant movie which must be seen by anyone with serious regard for the medium. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
92% Fists in His Pocket (I pugni in tasca) (1968) It is an impressive achievement, even more remarkable considering that Bellocchio was only 25 when he made it three years ago. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
96% Rosemary's Baby (1968) Does Polanski have to show us Satan walking around like some RKO matinee monster in a corny dream sequence right out of Juliet of the Spirts? - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
94% Le Joli Mai (1963) The uncanny magic, the devastating power of this film is the realization that by recording exterior reality [Chris] Marker has documented an intangible interior reality. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
92% Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) (1968) It cannot be emphasized strongly enough that what Bergman has done here structurally is a revolutionary achievement. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Bike Boy (1967) More than once, Bike Boy [Joe] Spencer breaks down in the improvisation and allows his bullish emotions to show through. That's cinema. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Fuses (1967) It is a supremely beautiful film. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
79% Les Carabiniers (1967) I'm not being emotional or irresponsible when I say that Les Carabiniers is a masterpiece. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Trans-Europ-Express (1966) Keeping in mind the author's pivotal contribution to literature, [Trans-Europ-Express] is an embarrassment. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
No Score Yet Acid Mantra, or Rebirth of a Nation (1968) It's not the critic's place to tell the artist what he should have done; nevertheless when the artist fails to take full advantage of his medium, and when his efforts appear mediocre in relation to works of similar purpose, this needs to be pointed out. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
No Score Yet Nude Restaurant (1967) A fantastic film, a great and profoundly moving film. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
86% Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969) It's a masterpiece, one of the monumental films of our time. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
No Score Yet Lonesome Cowboys (1968) Warhol demonstrates the utter absurdity of "suspension of disbelief." He surpasses Godard in many ways. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
96% Weekend (1967) A revolutionary breakthrough in natrative cinema. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
No Score Yet The Flower Thief (2005) Immediately obvious as a work of inspired genius, a masterpiece of cinematic poetry. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020