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James Powers

James Powers
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Giant (1956) Including a fine performance from Elizabeth Taylor, great acting from Rock Hudson and a piercing portrayal from James Dean. Giant stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the great ones. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
90% Lilies of the Field (1963) Lilies of the Field is a funny, sentimental, charming and uplifting film, in which intelligence, imagination and energy are proved again to be beyond the price of any super-budget.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
98% The Hustler (1961) Newman gives a restrained, modulated performance, an unusual one in that character development is sought and achieved with utilization only of voice, gesture, intensity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
0% The V.I.P.s (1963) Uneven, trite and uninspired in the dialogue and situations involving the various lovers, brilliantly funny and touching in Miss Rutherford's sequences. The result of this is that Miss Rutherford, doughty, indomitable, makes the picture her own. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
88% The Magnificent Seven (1960) About two-thirds of the film is good, tough, unromantic period western. About one-third is sentimental nonsense and it bushwhacks the remainder... In adding so-called commercial values, a good picture has been sabotaged. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
98% 8 1/2 (1963) Fellini keeps a grasp on his difficult form, creating some penetrating, witty, tragic moments. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
43% King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) It's a peculiar kind of humor, but it does play. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
67% Le Mans (1971) Le Mans is a class film in every way, attitude, realization, taste. It has visceral emotion but not heart.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
94% The Apartment (1960) All this is quite a load for a comedy, but where else has social comment ever been so effective? Wilder hones his points to a piercing edge...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
29% What a Way to Go! (1964) Hard to define but easy to recommend; the 20th-Fox presentation is a funny musical comedy, or comedy with music, with all the glamour that Hollywood can throw into one film, and a high-powered cast to light the marquee.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
86% The Sound of Music (1965) It is compounded of taste, excitement, heart and mind, and more than any other individual, the one who put it there and kept it there was Robert Wise.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
98% The Manchurian Candidate (1962) The direction and acting are good, so interest is maintained. Frankeheimer's handling of the early sequences, in which he attempts and succeeds in creating on film the corruption of the mind, is imaginative filmmaking.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
96% Alfie (1966) An amusing, moving and meaningful picture. Although for much of the way it tinkles along with the innocent merriment of a carousel, it dips into reality for its climax, and makes a valid and indelible impression.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
96% The Birds (1963) Hitchcock prolongs his prelude to horror for more than half the film, playing with audience suspense with comedy and romance while he sets his stage. The horror when it comes is a hair-raiser ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
92% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) A lurid melodrama of hate, revenge and murder, a high-class horror film, in the Hitchcock vein, with virtuoso performances from Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and moments both searing and poignant.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
82% Doctor Zhivago (1965) Despite the grim and brooding background, Zhivago has a surging buoyant spirit that is unquenchable. Doctor Zhivago is more than a masterful motion picture; it is a life experience.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
88% Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) An unusual love story, glamorous, sophisticated, with more than a touch of the bizarre.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2015
94% The Ten Commandments (1956) There is no other picture like it. There will be none. If it could be summed up in a word, the word would be sublime. And the man responsible for that, when all is said and done is Cecil B. DeMille.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
95% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) The greatest credit for the implacable engagement that the film creates for its audience must go to the director, Mike Nichols. Nichols makes a stunning film bow with Virginia Woolf.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2014
91% To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) To Kill A Mockingbird is a product of American realism, and it is a rare and worthy treasure.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2008
56% Cleopatra (1963) Power and passion are the twin and intertwined themes of Cleopatra, and they have never burned with greater intensity or amid such opulence as they do in this extraordinary film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2003