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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Apollo 13 (1995) "Even if you know how it all turned out (and you should), this amazing journey is harrowing and exhilarating. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jul 30, 2013
3/4 77% The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch (2006) "Affectionately observed, nimbly edited (and perhaps a mite overly reverent) documentary. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 14, 2006
3/4 55% Adam & Steve (2005) "Plays as urban farce, but thanks to first-time director Chester's light touch and affectionally observant eye and ear, it's also a genuinely affecting love story. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 7, 2006
3/4 63% Fighting Tommy Riley (2005) "If it fails to land its big final punch, it's still a contender. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 6, 2005
2/4 6% Testosterone (Testosteroni) (2004) "Heavy on the eye candy, light on plot and logic. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 22, 2004
No Score Yet Great Performances (1990) Washington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2004
2/4 53% Bulgarian Lovers (2003) "Well acted, and its Faustian dynamic of mutual exploitation would be absorbing enough, but as Kyril draws Daniel into ever shadier situations, the film loses its tone and devolves into absurd political farce. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 10, 2004
2/4 8% Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer (2004) "This documentary might have been better off as an audio book. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 20, 2004
2/4 36% Neil Young - Greendale (2004) "Sitting through Greendale in a Dolby-equipped theater, at high volume with bone-penetrating bass, is an ideal way for Young fans to experience the rustic grandeur of the master's latest album. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 12, 2004
2/4 30% Confessions of a Burning Man (2003) "It's like being trapped at a fascinating party with a boring guide. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 24, 2003
No Score Yet Atlantis (2003) Washington Post
Posted May 7, 2003
65% Another Woman (1988) "The storytelling is fluid and dramatic -- almost theatrical -- the film glows with light and the design is economically artful. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Carnival of Souls (1962) "Carnival of Souls works well enough as chill-up-the-spine cinema. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
73% New York Stories (1989) "A novel and fascinating foray into highly stylized, highly personal filmmaking. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
No Score Yet Queen of Hearts (1989) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
68% Scrooged (1988) "This is not a 'good movie' -- in fact, it's a sprawling mess -- but I like it. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
76% Sea of Love (1989) "Price and director Harold Becker build in enough jumps and scares and good red herrings to be satisfying ... " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Shirley Valentine (1989) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
57% Without You I'm Nothing (1990) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
19% Navy Seals (1990) "Like a real Navy SEAL, it does what it's supposed to do and gets out of there quickly, and doesn't remain in your memory for long. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% The Freshman (1990) "A quirky sleeper with something truly unexpected around every corner. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% Flatliners (1990) "Flatliners is a New Age Nightmare on Elm Street, with anti-drug propaganda and heavy-handed messages about atonement and reconciliation. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
83% Darkman (1990) "A frenetic funhouse ride that has you laughing and screaming at the same time. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
25% Taking Care of Business (1990) "It's also unexpectedly likeable, thanks to the high-spirited performances of stars James Belushi and Charles Grodin, under the relaxed direction by Arthur Hiller. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% The Unbelievable Truth (1990) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% After Dark, My Sweet (1990) "Foley has brought the novel subtly up to date, and does a good job of maintaining Thompson's artful ambiguity. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% Arachnophobia (1990) "It's a one-joke movie, a funhouse ride, the cinematic equivalent of having a rubber spider thrown in your lap. But it doesn't matter if you reject the wispy script or the plot, which has as much substance as a spider's web; you'll jump every time. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Presumed Innocent (1990) "Competent, resolutely unflashy. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
51% Kindergarten Cop (1990) "[Director Reitman's] got a way with kids, and found a remarkable ensemble of 30 antic urchins to work with, cashing in on kindergarten's comic terrain and the blurted brutal honesty of the kids. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
No Score Yet Men of Respect (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
54% The Doors (1991) "You get a buzz, all right, but you're left woozy and hung over, and probably won't remember much of what you've seen. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
75% Class Action (1991) "Apted gives this smarter-than-average script a slick look and expertly develops suspense. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
65% Guilty by Suspicion (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Iron & Silk (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
26% Hudson Hawk (1991) "To say this megamillion Bruce Willis vehicle doesn't fly is understatement in the extreme. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) "Brutally beautiful, darkly comic sci-fi " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
23% Dying Young (1991) "Scott has Given Up On Life. You can tell from his apartment, which is nearly devoid of pop-culture clutter and kept in sepulchral shade. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
62% The Rocketeer (1991) "Based on a comic book, deliciously corny but not campy, "The Rocketeer" is the movie Dick Tracy and Batman wanted to be. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
38% For the Boys (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Grand Canyon (1991) "It maps these dark, desperate, fearful times with comic and terrifying veracity, and holds out a glimmer of hope for the soul-searching survivors of the '90s. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
50% My Girl (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
60% The Addams Family (1991) "An otherwise very funny scene featuring Thing amounts to an extended ad for Federal Express, and the rap beats from Hammer's new album boom from passing cars in several scenes -- nothing will date this movie faster. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Everybody's Fine (1990) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Paris Is Burning (1990) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% Jusqu'au bout du monde (1992) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
67% Prospero's Books (1991) "Ravishing but incomprehensible. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
40% Boomerang (1992) "Murphy gives his most appealing performance to date, using his smug, self-satisfied, sly smile as a joke on his own well-known screen persona. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Monster in a Box (2003) Washington Post
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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