Madeleine Williams

Madeleine Williams
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, educated at Cal Berkeley, and currently residing in the great state of Texas, early on I developed a fanatical devotion to both computers and the movies. Naturally, my talents led me to my role as an online film critic. I started publishing reviews on the website <A HREF="http://www.cinematter.com" target=_top>Cinematter</A> in 1995. My reviews are also published monthly in Hilton Head's Current Diversions newspaper.A member of the OFCS since early 1997, I built the OFCS website (mostly by hand) in 1998, and have been serving as the group's web administrator since then. On April 1, 1999, I was elected as part of the first Governing Committee of the OFCS, and one year later was reelected to the post.
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The Lists

TOP 10 ALL TIME
  1. Lawrence of Arabia
  2. The Seven Samurai
  3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  4. Vertigo
  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  6. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  7. It's a Wonderful Life
  8. The Empire Strikes Back
  9. The Godfather
  10. 2001: A Space Odyssey
TOP 10 - 1999
  1. American Beauty
  2. Boys Don't Cry
  3. The Straight Story
  4. Being John Malkovich
  5. An Ideal Husband
  6. October Sky
  7. Magnolia
  8. Snow Falling on Cedars
  9. The Iron Giant
  10. The Matrix
Publications: Austin Chronicle, Cinematter
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Official Websites: cinematter.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 45% The Portrait of a Lady (1996) The Portrait of a Lady is a distant and chilly adaptation of the Henry James novel that never gets off the ground. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 60% Moshi Monsters: The Movie (2013) The film was very enjoyable, and frankly I'd like to see it again. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2013
95% Raging Bull (1980) This is Scorsese and De Niro at their best. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2007
97% Goldfinger (1964) Q brings out the Aston Martin for the first time, and Shirley Bassey shatters the speakers with the consummate Bond song. - Austin Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2003
1/4 27% Bad Company (1995) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2002
3.5/4 49% Human Nature (2002) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2002
3.5/4 93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) Not for the very young, The Princess Mononoke can be stunningly violent at times. But for fans of animation, this is a must see. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2002
0/4 4% Bio-Dome (1996) Wanna-be comedy falls way flat. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2001
1.5/4 17% Turbulence (1997) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2001
2.5/4 33% The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2001
2/4 11% Batman & Robin (1997) A truly awful script and some misguided direction. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2001
0.5/4 21% Goodbye, 20th Century (Zbogum na dvaesetiot vek) (1999) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2001
3/4 96% The Insider (1999) For a drama with no real surprises, The Insider proves to be amazingly suspensful. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2001
2/4 22% The Innocent (1995) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2001
2.5/4 19% Bed of Roses (1995) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 54% City Hall (1996) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 59% Prefontaine (1997) The by-the-numbers athlete story is interesting, but leaves no lasting impression. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 82% The Mask of Zorro (1998) The Mask of Zorro typifies what a good summer popcorn movie can be: an action-packed adventure with an actual plot and interesting characters! - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 73% Boys on the Side (1995) There's not much ... development. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
0.5/4 6% Tarzan and the Lost City (1998) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 28% Nothing to Lose (1997) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 74% Cop Land (1997) Sure, Stallone plays the good guy, and bullets occassionally fly, but there are actually characters and a plot involved here! - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 53% Meet Joe Black (1998) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 17% Wild Wild West (1999) The effects are done well, but we are long past the era in which good special effects alone could carry a movie. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 58% The Gingerbread Man (1997) Solid directing and an excellent cast make for a thrilling initial 90 minutes, and even when the good actors start doing stupid things, at least you can enjoy the good acting. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 86% The Parent Trap (1998) Saccharine yet satisfying, The Parent Trap is entertaining enough for both kids and adults. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 73% A Family Thing (1996) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 41% The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 65% The Governess (1998) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) The most intense modern war movie ever made. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 37% Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 43% The Prophecy (1995) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 35% Where the Heart Is (2000) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
0.5/4 22% Showgirls (1995) Sloppy writing and wooden acting remove any sense of class from the production, and what's left is simply an excuse to watch topless dancing. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 44% A Walk in the Clouds (1995) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/4 13% The Scarlet Letter (1995) Pitiful loose interpretation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of adultery and its implications. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 100% Toy Story (1995) Computer generated cartoon fun! - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 73% Muppet Treasure Island (1996) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
0.5/4 48% Detroit Rock City (1999) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 73% Sleepers (1996) Worth seeing for the acting alone. Add in the starpower, Levinson's direction and some good visuals, and you've got one heck of a movie. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 84% The English Patient (1996) The English Patient is a labyrinthine film, with plenty of mysteries and secrets all around, and it is a film not to be missed. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
0.5/4 52% Halloween H20 (1998) Halloween H20 is every bit as moldy and dull as the seventh film in a series is likely to be. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
0.5/4 17% Dirty Work (1998) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
0.5/4 2% Baby Geniuses (1999) This is a film so completely bankrupt of ideas that the last few minutes are composed entirely of short clips from elsewhere in the film...as if anyone would want to relive this travesty, even in the form of bite-sized none sequiturs. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 32% Flipper (1996) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 26% Mary Reilly (1996) Those expecting a traditional horror film may be disappointed. However, for those with an open mind, and a taste for the eerie, Mary Reilly may well be one to watch. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 39% Beyond Rangoon (1995) Arquette's central character makes several rather stupid decisions along the way, but the drama of the political events unfolding around her compensates for it. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 40% Anaconda (1997) Anaconda is an uninspired monster movie about, you guessed it, a giant anaconda. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 86% Heat (1995) Director Michael Mann has created a masterpiece. - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 88% Bound (1996) - Cinematter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000