Jacoba Atlas

Jacoba Atlas
Jacoba Atlas'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 That'll Be the Day (1973) That'll Be the Day perfectly captures the England that gave rise to the Stones (and Turner in Performance), the Beatles, Eric Clapton, The Who and the entire British (i.e., World) upheaval of the sixties. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
40% Earthquake (1974) Aside from accepting a poorly written script, director Mark Robson has done well with the suspense, building a tension in the first half of the film that can be cut with a knife. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (Le petit théâtre de Jean Renoir) (1974) It is indeed something to be thankful for. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
93% A Woman Under the Influence (1975) His most devastating film to date, it proves Cassavetes is a master of sensitivity, intimacy and passion on the screen. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
97% The Godfather, Part II (1974) This movie is so gripping, so intricate and so dense (in the best sense of that word) that its inspirations pale by comparison. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
No Score Yet Birds Do It...Bees Do It... (1974) It is a truly fantastic film about the reproductive habits of various living things, from insects to cows. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
94% Young Frankenstein (1974) It would seem that nothing new or noteworthy could still be gleaned from the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley creation, but Mel Brooks with Young Frankenstein has done just that. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
70% The Towering Inferno (1974) Like Earthquake, the script here is barely competent. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
89% Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Its aspirations are admirable; unfortunately, the final film is a heavy-handed misadventure that fizzles flat like day-old champagne. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
80% Dark Star (1974) All good fun, without much substance or lasting power. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
No Score Yet Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974) Antonia, a flim made by Judy Collins and Jill Godmillow, is that rarest movie, one with a definite hero, someone who redefines the meaning of the word. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
No Score Yet Report to the Commissioner (1975) As played, Report To The Commissioner has a tightness and bitter reality that should not be overlooked. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
91% Stavisky... (1974) Deceptively beautiful, deceptively linear, Stavisky is a complex and subtle work, a worthy successor to [Alain] Resnais' most controversial films. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
No Score Yet Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (Rafferty and the Highway Hustlers) (1975) Devoid of conscience, this film meanders along at a boring pace, touching every leftover base from other movies along the way. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
87% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) Ellen Burstyn, Alfred Lutter (as the 12-year-old), Diane Ladd and Lelia Goldi are all so marvelous that the effect is staggering. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
69% The Stepford Wives (1975) It's a chilling piece of film-making that sets up its own limitations and achieves its goals with almost clinical precision. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
45% Emmanuelle (1974) It's slick and boring and won't offend anyone - unless they care about movies. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
100% Mahler (1974) A panorama of sight and sound rarely encountered in conventional film making. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet Love at the Top (1974) Sadly, it just isn't worth the time. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
95% Vertigo (1958) Hitchcock's finest film. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet Foreplay (1975) Even if Foreplay isn't the whole enchilada, it's at least the cheese. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
33% Funny Lady (1975) The beginning of Funny Lady is fast paced, beautiful and filled with promise: unfortunately the good times evaporate all too quickly. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
67% The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) It has all the elements of a fantastic, touching movie, except one - a script that engages the audience's interest. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
57% The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) It has one admirable asset in Anne Bancroft, who is quite simply wonderful. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
53% The Yakuza (1975) We are either given too much information or not enough. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
No Score Yet Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1975) Nothing is inventive, nothing is clever, and certain attempts at wit are just plain embarrassing. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery (1975) Oh, how The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery tries. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
71% Toute Une Vie (And Now My Love) (1974) A marvelous, entertaining, panoramic movie unlike anything we have seen before. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
20% At Long Last Love (1975) Like a high school production, it reeks of amateur dramatics. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
100% Love and Death (1975) Suffice to say, it is as weird as it is funny. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
67% Posse (1975) Posse is so busy trying to live up to its self-avowed intention to be relevant that it hardly has time to be its own movie. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
74% Tommy (1975) Tommy's trip looks like a UCLA student-film, circa 1968. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
91% Amarcord (1974) The result is touching, sad and wonderfully bittersweet. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet The House on Chelouche Street (Ha-Bayit Berechov Chelouche) (1973) A quite wonderful surprise. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
60% The Day of the Locust (1975) The problems with casting and characterization are only symptomatic of a deeper problem - a lack of understanding of what the story is all about. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
40% The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) Put together like a puzzle, the film offers some honest-to-god terror while deftly side-stepping possible larger issues in favor of straight-out entertainment. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
89% Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne) (1971) While Donkey Skin never quite takes on the dimension of La Belle et La Bete, It does offer that rare cinematic quality - charm. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Other Side of the Mountain (1975) The Other Side of the Mountain triumphs over its own emotional base and becomes a powerful testimony to individual strength and the value of life. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
29% Mandingo (1975) It would be difficult to imagine a trashier movie than Mandingo, but doubtless some producer looking for a quick buck will eventually devise one. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
83% Doctor Zhivago (1965) A true Saturday afternoon extravaganza. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
78% The French Connection II (1975) Oftentimes the plot is sacrificed to an action statement... The acting, however, Is faultless. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
63% The Wind and the Lion (1975) A fascinating movie which brilliantly synthesizes traditional romantic concerns with an admirable understanding of American political ideology. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
92% The Lion in Winter (1968) Flawed and a little too impressed with Its own accomplishments, The Lion in Winter is, nevertheless, something to see. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
100% Lacombe Lucien (1974) Objectivity is achieved while forcing a reassessment of our own perceptions. It is a truly remarkable film. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
69% The Eiger Sanction (1975) Well, folks, in case you thought humorless, sexist, stupid movies had vanished from the screen, take heart - Clint Eastwood is back. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
73% Bite the Bullet (1975) Like a folk tale, this movie is a story well told, worth hearing again. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
50% The Drowning Pool (1975) It's not so much that the plot doesn't make sense - most good detective films don't "make sense" - but that you couldn't care less what happens to the people. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
17% The Fortune (1975) A major disappointment. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
91% Nashville (1975) This cinema verite approach to a fictional work creates the illusion that Nashville is a far more perceptive film than it really is. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
100% Smile (1975) Smile entertains while showing the "pros" in the "con" of pageantry. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019