John Hofsess

John Hofsess
John Hofsess's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times
Publications: New York Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% The Conformist (1970) The Conformist is a beautiful and provocative film, and its theme could not be more timely. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
96% Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) (1971) Claire's Knee, with its lucidity, bittersweet wit, unpredictable characters and tight directorial control, is certainly a rare bird among modern movies... - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
30% Waterloo (1970) ... in Waterloo the style is pedantic, the information dubious. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet Making It (1971) It's careful not to be shocking, a powder-blue movie more interested in making dollars than sense. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet Friends (1971) Filtered through the decades of pop culture, Friends is where D. H. Lawrence's "love ethic" has come to rest. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet Gas-s-s-s (1970) ... the nadir of "youth cult" pandering and Corman's long-and-always-low film career. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet The Assassination of Trotsky (1972) The Assassination Of Trotsky is a superb film that debunks the romanticism of political violence. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
98% The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie) (1972) If you've never been a Bunuel film, this is a fine one to start with; Luis Bunuel is one of life's great originals and he's in top form here. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
91% The Emigrants (Utvandrarna) (1971) The film is so accurately detailed, beautifully photographed and acted, that it becomes an imperishable memory, a moving testament to the courage and tenacity of the human spirit. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
92% Deliverance (1972) ...profoundly distasteful. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Valachi Papers (1972) The film has neither subtlety nor depth and acting, with Charles Bronson in the starring role, earnest but dull. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
50% Young Winston (1972) In the title role, 31-year-old Simon Ward makes as auspicious a debut in his first major performance as Peter O'Toole did in Lawrence Of Arabia, - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
56% Savage Messiah (1972) It's the sort of grade B melodrama that John Barrymore would have played heavily, hammily and stoned in his twilight years. - Maclean's Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
91% Barry Lyndon (1975) Maybe the only abstract maxim that one can derive from Kubrick's new film is: 'Openness is everything.' - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000