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Jake Euker

Jake Euker
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Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962)

"Dog Star Man is a work of realism into which abstraction intrudes." ‐PopMatters
Posted Apr 29, 2008
4/5 85%

The Naked City (1948)

"What The Naked City does is paint an indelible vision of both the New York City that never sleeps and of the human life and industry that teems within it" Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 9, 2007
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Hot Summer (1968)

"I do recommend this almost charming picture to those with an interest, sociological or otherwise, in the slippery boundaries of "hip." It's just too goofy." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 18, 2007
2.5/5 No Score Yet

Apachen (1973)

"The fun I had was largely a matter of gauging what the filmmakers had, in the course of earnest imitation, gotten wrong." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 18, 2007
2/5 No Score Yet

Sons Of Great Bear (1966)

"the fun I had was largely a matter of gauging what the filmmakers had, in the course of earnest imitation, gotten wrong." Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 18, 2007
3/5 No Score Yet

Eolomea (1972)

"Director Hermann Zschoche ... manages some formal narrative sophistication that, while not up to Tarkovsky's high par, nonetheless resonates with great success amid what's given" Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 18, 2007
2.5/5 90%

Clean, Shaven (1995)

"Kerrigan, in the film's denouement, might have succeeded in defying our expectations to the extent that, as in The Sixth Sense, his victory renders what came before it superfluous." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 7, 2007
3/5 69%

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

"With entertainment this cardboard and weightless, isn't a response like disappointment disproportionately complex?" ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 30, 2007
2/5 68%

World Trade Center (2006)

"I began to feel as if Stone were singling out the 'decent' people of America and making this story theirs alone." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 19, 2007
2.5/5 55%

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"Coppola's disconnected her character from history to achieve this glittering surface and there's nothing else to which a viewer can hang on." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 19, 2007
3.5/5 95%

The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

"A pulp classic ranking near the top of its particular post-Hays Code, pre-MPAA moment." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jan 19, 2007
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Le mani sulla città (Hands Over the City) (1963)

"a bracingly muckraking piece of filmmaking" Filmcritic.com
Posted Nov 7, 2006
4.5/5 100%

Harlan County, U.S.A. (1977)

"At its least it's an impassioned indictment of those who would exploit the powerless and at best a call to arms." Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 14, 2006
5/5 100%

Playtime (1973)

"One of cinema's truly unique visions... animated with a new kind of screen life." Filmcritic.com
Posted Oct 4, 2006
3.5/5 88%

Les Bas-fonds (The Lower Depths) (Underground) (Underworld) (1936)

"The Lower Depths both gains and loses by its proximity to Renoir's later masterpieces: It's not one of them them, but the same guy made it." Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 30, 2006
3.5/5 No Score Yet

The Gift (2003)

"By comparison with the new Louise Hogarth documentary The Gift, the shenanigans of the best fictional horror films seem like child's play." Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2006
2/5 22%

In My Country (2005)

"A familiar, superficial lesson." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Apr 22, 2006
2.5/5 78%

Munich (2005)

"It would require unimaginable insensitivity to build an escapist adventure on those 11 graves. Spielberg understands this, but his approach to the material, while not exactly insensitive, lacks judgment all the same." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 18, 2006
2.5/5 58%

Night Watch (2006)

"Its inconsistencies are puzzlingly obvious and they undermine much of the film's illusion." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 18, 2006
4.5/5 89%

Caché (2005)

"stays with you long after the lights have come up in the theater -- how many recent movies can you say that about? -- and its horror and brilliance grow deeper with passing time." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 18, 2006
0.5/5 22%

The Pink Panther (2006)

"Animals, I imagine, have dreams with better narrative integrity." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 9, 2006
3/5 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"Where Running Scared is concerned I'm a victim who has decided, maybe unwisely, not to press charges." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Mar 9, 2006
5/5 95%

Weekend (1967)

"Visionary, insane, and barbarously funny; don't miss the chance to accept the challenge Weekend is still dying to make." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
0/5 86%

As Good as It Gets (1997)

"An inflated TV show by a sitcom creator." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
91%

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

"Why are these men in jail?" ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
0/5 91%

Barton Fink (1991)

"The worst of the Coens' genre-ransacking; mean and self-congratulatory." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
2/5 90%

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

"Ice cold, indecent, and way too obvious to be in any way deep." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
0/5 3%

Battlefield Earth (2000)

"Place it next to The Omega Code and The Omega Code shines." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
0/5 58%

Crash (1996)

"Wildly unwatchable, as if someone had made Andy Warhol's Frankenstein without being in on the joke." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
0/5 59%

Disclosure (1994)

"Worse than merely 'pertinent'." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
4.5/5 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"There is very little in the cold, clear air of Brokeback Mountain that isn't first rate [although] its argument may, for many of us, already seem strangely under- and overdone." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Feb 9, 2006
5/5 96%

Solaris (1976)

"It's unique: a sci-fi feature wherein most of the exploration is done within the human soul, a kind of obverse of what we usually expect from the genre." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Oct 10, 2005
4/5 38%

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

"I wish the plot were pared down, that the magic used more sparingly. But new movies offer us so little, it seems daffy to complain that this one gives us too much." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Oct 10, 2005
4.5/5 60%

Oliver Twist (2005)

"It's not Dickens and it's not David Lean, either. This perverse retelling of a classic could only be the work of one filmmaker that I can think of. It's my boy Polanski." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Oct 10, 2005
2.5/5 80%

Donzoko (The Lower Depths) (1957)

"For the first hour and fifteen minutes of the movie, we make only limited excursions out of the tenement, and it begins to feel as though we've moved in ourselves. Kurosawa may have intended this, but it doesn't make for very satisfying viewing." Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 10, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet

First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

"Among DEFA's minor treasures, and with a Dr. Strangelove character as Henry Gibson might have played him." Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 7, 2005
3/5 88%

Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (The Specter of Freedom) (1974)

"as illusory as a dream about a mailman and as real as the letter you find in your hand" Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 7, 2005
5/5 98%

The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) (1972)

"There are masterpieces scattered among Buñuel's French films like confetti, but here one of cinema's most brilliant directors made the most brilliant film of his career." Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 4, 2005
1.5/5 83%

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has all the warmth of A Clockwork Orange." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 29, 2005
2.5/5 40%

The Island (2005)

"Bay's enormous success has placed him beyond strictures of moderation. The Island is a full hour too long, and, watching it, you can smell the budget and watch it burn." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 29, 2005
3.5/5 100%

Kurutta Kajitsu (crazed Fruit) (1956)

"Captures a mood convincingly -- and, in cinematic terms, appropriately -- and it plugged into a cultural zeitgeist that bore it up and away." Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 25, 2005
2/5 74%

War of the Worlds (2005)

"The narrative miscalculation is extraordinary and ruinous to the extent that I can't conjure an example of a similarly enjoyable movie being beheaded so efficiently." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jul 17, 2005
4.5/5 86%

La Cienaga (2001)

"the most remarkable debut in recent experience" Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2005
5/5 91%

Eraserhead (1977)

"Eraserhead is a work of rare genius and real bravery; it's a comic nightmare we all have at once and whose meanings lay just out of reach." Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 1, 2005
1.5/5 40%

High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005)

"Questions of 'entertainment' value aside, High Tension boasts an improbability so humbling that a rational person quakes before it." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 23, 2005
2.5/5 31%

The Longest Yard (2005)

"I was never bored, but I wasn't necessarily entertained either. Mine was a sociological interest. What's going on?" ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 23, 2005
5/5 100%

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

"It was released in 1929, but it still has the power to make audiences cringe today and it may remain the most notorious 16 minutes of film ever made." Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 18, 2005
4/5 97%

La Dolce Vita (1960)

"My heart wants to tell you that it's a great film, but my head fights it. I can settle it by saying that it's important, and that its joys outnumber its missteps." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
2.5/5 65%

Wild At Heart (1990)

"Wild at Heart feels belabored, and it lacks the resonance and power with which the best, most unfiltered passages of Lynch's work vibrate." Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 12, 2005
1.5/5 91%

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

"On the surface it all seems very reasonable, but it exhibits an innate jingoism and its "feminism" is too thoughtless to be believed. An ungainly, smug film." ‐F5 (Wichita, KS)
Posted Jun 12, 2005
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