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Jay Antani

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 86%

Kiss of Death (1947)

"What really sets this noir apart...is a combination of Hathaway's deliberate craftsmanship and the small crackerjack ensemble led by Mature and Widmark" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
4/4 100%

Knife in the Water (1962)

"The acting, music and camerawork all weave together to create an unexpectedly magical, brilliantly crafted, intensely sensuous experience." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
4/4 100%

Lacombe Lucien (1974)

" Malle's absolute faith in his skills as a storyteller and in the inherent power of this true story puts Lacombe, Lucien in the company of the best humanist portraits ever filmed." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3/4 81%

La Notte (1961)

"Stylistically, La Notte intrigues but, in the realm of ideas, I think the movie begins to plod and drag halfway through" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3.5/4 97%

The Road (La Strada) (1954)

"The two lead performers...are marvelous and the imagery is gorgeous, with Fellini's precision cutting and dramatic lighting pointing the way to 8 1/2" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
4/4 100%

The Leopard (1963)

"Vividly shot, beautifully acted, and paced slowly, deliberately, gathering a kind of power that only a true master can conjure"" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3/4 100%

Le samouraï (1967)

"an enjoyably stylish entry in the French crime film tradition, but a decidedly minor one" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3/4 87%

Lilja 4-ever (2003)

"Lilya 4-Ever gives us a glorious, heart-wrenching debut performance in the lead, as auspicious as any in the history of cinema."" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3.5/4 95%

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

"If this wasn't quite the best movie of 2003, it was definitely the most fun to be had at the movies all year" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3.5/4 77%

L'Auberge Espagnole (2003)

"fun, irresistibly charming and very genuinely felt" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
4/4 98%

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

"With spry editing and camerawork, [Frankenheimer] fuses together a documentary-like realism and more expressive stylizations to create a hybrid thriller-satire" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
2.5/4 82%

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

"Fred Flinstone in the land of the Jetsons" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3.5 86%

Macbeth (1971)

"a bloody, rip-roaring good time" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
4/4 92%

The Silence (1963)

"Truly intense and cinematically arresting." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 17, 2010
3/4 86%

Intimate Strangers (2003)

"pleasant, compelling, worth a look" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 16, 2010
4/4 80%

Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light) (1962)

"a perfect film" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 16, 2010
4/4 100%

Såsom i en Spegel (Through A Glass Darkly) (1961)

"Bergman's mastery with actors (there is absolutely never a bad performance in a single one of his films) and with the cinematic form (using space and mood to communicate his theme) is abundantly clear here." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 16, 2010
2/4 68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"Outside of the novelty of seeing Ben Affleck assaying a dramatic role, there isn't much in Hollywoodland to keep us hooked." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 16, 2010
3.5/4 87%

A History of Violence (2005)

"While it weakens in its final stretch...A History of Violence succeeds enormously thanks to the strength of its direction and performances." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 16, 2010
3/4 83%

Peepli Live (2010)

"Its comical, sharply observant caricatures of India's political and media jackals offers a much-needed reality check in a country where celluloid escapism is too often the rule." Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2010
1.5/4 95%

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"more a trip to the petting zoo than a foray into the treacherous savannah of high and low crime" Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2010
3/4 82%

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010)

"Thanks to a trio of terrific performances...the script's weaknesses are smoothed over." Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2010
1.5/4 14%

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

"not the plot nor the action nor most of the jokes offer the joy or delight to make Kitty Galore worth the trip to the multiplex" Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted Jul 27, 2010
2.5/4 71%

Valhalla Rising (2010)

"so formless and arbitrary in meaning that it all borders on pretentiousness" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jul 23, 2010
2.5/4 85%

Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) (2010)

"a conscientious, but surprisingly dull affair" Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2010
3/4 80%

Countdown to Zero (2010)

"it's impossible not to share Countdown to Zero's sense of urgency -- the facts simply demand it -- and, for that reason, the film deserves to be seen" Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2010
3/4 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010)

"In its smoothest moments, Jeunet's set pieces have the feel of Tati, and, as the well-meaning hero, Boon has a pleasing facility of physical comedy that would be right at home in Monsieur Hulot's world." Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted May 27, 2010
3.5/4 95%

Best Worst Movie (2010)

"enjoyable, sometimes fascinating" Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted May 21, 2010
1/4 50%

The Living Wake (2010)

"we get the sense that O'Connell is having all the fun, leaving the rest of us to suffer through the indulgences of this aggressively awful comedy" Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted May 14, 2010
3/4 68%

Babies (2010)

"Were it not for all the wonderful cultural and physical details filling the film's peripheries, Babies might have felt too slight to recommend." Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted May 5, 2010
0/4 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"an experience in collective embarrassment %u2014 embarrassment for yourself, your fellow audience and the actors onscreen forced to take part in the movie's wildly inept, bottom-of-the-barrel shenanigans." Moving Pictures Magazine
Posted May 5, 2010
4/4 97%

Army of Shadows (L'Armée des ombres) (1969)

"one of those blessed pictures in which all elements, from its writing through to its editing, coalesce into a work of profound philosophical and emotional unity" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Apr 22, 2010
2/5 84%

North Face (Nordwand) (2010)

"for all the tension-fraught, high-altitude rappelling and cliffhanging, the screenplay has little to counterweigh its commitment to historical truth" Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 28, 2010
2/4 40%

For My Father (Sof Shavua B'Tel Aviv) (2010)

"One wonders if Zahavi was sensitive to the awkward yet inherently comic nature of a setup in which a suicide bomber, bracing for death, is stumped by a bad trigger button." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2010
3/4 83%

Avatar (2009)

"Worthington and Saldana provide enough wattage to keep the film's human center alive and beating, while Cameron wraps their story in an armature of generally impressive 3D attractions as well as a righteousness that's touching yet all too simplistic" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 9, 2010
3.5/4 98%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"most startling of all the film's accomplishments is how it approximates the soldiers' feeling of utter anxiety as they fight a war on foreign soil" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 1, 2010
2.5/4 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"Up in the Air is a well-intentioned Hollywood product with a message about the value of human connections. But it mistakes glibness for wit and charm for irreverence." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Dec 29, 2009
3/4 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Moore doesn't necessarily tell us anything new, but it's his gung-ho pursuit of accountability and compassion for working-class victims and crusaders that make his movies...worthwhile inquiries into how we live today" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Dec 27, 2009
3.5/4 91%

Sicko (2007)

"ranks among [Moore's] best" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Dec 27, 2009
2.5/5 71%

The Last Station (2010)

"a difficult film to parse out and to appreciate." Filmcritic.com
Posted Dec 3, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet

Company (2002)

"Bollywood filmmaker Ram Ghopal Varma has a verve for violence and it's on vivid display in Company" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 9, 2009
3/4 83%

Paranormal Activity (2009)

"effectively scary" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 8, 2009
2.5/4 100%

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

"Jeanne Dielman can initially absorb, fascinate but, ultimately, ends up less than the sum of its parts" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Sep 29, 2009
2/4 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"a nicely played but all-too-preciously eccentric romance" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Sep 20, 2009
3.5/4 100%

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920)

"still creepy good entertainment on a rainy day" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 31, 2009
3/4 90%

District 9 (2009)

"District 9 doesn't carry much weight as sociopolitical commentary or satire but, taken on the merits of its shrewd story sense and craftsmanship, it's a popcorn entertainment destined to stay in our minds." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 31, 2009
3/4 90%

Wolke Neun (Cloud 9) (2008)

"a sincere, thoughtful tale of the human heart" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Aug 16, 2009
3.5/4 98%

Up (2009)

"Pixar's magic still has sparks to spare." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jun 12, 2009
3/4 96%

Herb & Dorothy (2008)

"First-time filmmaker Megumi Sasaki's documentary Herb & Dorothy is as simple and straightforward as the subjects of its title." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2009
3/4 88%

F for Fake (1974)

"gives the viewer the feeling that he's in Welles's expansive company...while he considers and pontificates on a pet topic. That in itself is a privilege, and reason enough to check out F for Fake" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted May 29, 2009
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