Martin Dickstein

Martin Dickstein
Martin Dickstein's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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T-Meter Title | Year
100% Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) (Maidens in Uniform) (1931) Of all the motion pictures which have come out of the German studios this year the one called Maedchen in Uniform is probably the most important and, incidentally, the most successful. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
92% Paris (1929) Paris is worth a visit. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
75% Thunder (1929) When the story sticks to railroading... it is about as captivating a picture as has come this way in many weeks. But when the narrative sets aside its oiling cans... it resolves itself as a not very stimulating account. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
90% Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) [Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde] is altogether a brilliant effort and should be added to your list of better screen entertainments. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
94% Faust (1926) Faust recommended by all means. If it isn't exactly "a poem in pictures," it is at least the loveliest celluloid prose which has come this way in a long time. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
100% Old Ironsides (1926) [Old Ironsides] is a tremendous picture, masterfully directed and daringly photographed. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
88% Island of Lost Souls (1933) If The Island of Lost Souls is also a little too silly for words, i.e., if it fails to achieve anything but "horror," that is something against which you should be warned. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
96% The Cat and the Canary (1927) It is a highly exciting, hysterical bit of melodrama, however conventional it may be in its essential plot. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
88% The Mummy (1932) The Mummy, although It reveals that master of makeup Karloff in the weirdest of his movie disguises to date, is somewhat less horrifying than Frankenstein and less skilfully produced than Dracula, which it seems to resemble in its general design. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
No Score Yet Broadway Thru A Keyhole (1933) It is not an unfamiliar movie theme, but since it is accompanied by a number of smartly staged musical incidents which provide an eye-filling background for the narrative, one is incllned to overlook the absence of originality in the plot. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
94% The Invisible Man (1933) It must be confessed that it serves its purpose as an eerie and horrifying melodrama. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
89% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1928) It is Ruth Taylor, as Lorelei, to whom the major portion of the credit must go for a very capable picturization of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
89% That Royle Girl (1925) You won't deny that Carol Dempster is the most capable of actresses and that W. C. Fields is a comedian than whom none can more convincingly portray a slate of chronic inebriation. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
85% Kismet (1930) Mr. Skinner is altogether superb, as everyone must have expected he would be. But the handicap of an absurdly lavish, moviesque production proves a little too much for him. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
100% The Dark Angel (1925) This film has the ready recommendation of this department as one of the most intelligent picture offerings of the new season. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
67% Beau Sabreur (1928) Gary Cooper, Evelyn Brent, Noah Beery and that veteran old renegade, William Powell, go through the necessary motions without, believe it or not, any tremendous effect. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
100% The Big Parade (1925) The Big Parade is one of those things, like Greed, and perhaps like The Last Laugh -- something to give birth in those who have sneered at the films of new convictions of the possibilities of the screen. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
67% Aloma of the South Seas (1926) To report candidly, this "idyl of the South Seas" falls considerably below greatness. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
86% Beggar on Horseback (1925) James Cruze. by his remarkable direction, has caught and held the spirit of this fantasy in which "big business" is held up to searing ridicule and the "jazz age" painted in such glaring stripes that it becomes almost a grotesquely. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
50% Madame Sans-Gene (1923) It did not require the discriminatory powers of a connoisseur to recognize, in those first few hundred feet of film, that Sans-Gene was to be a cinematographique extraordinaire. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
100% Red Hair (1928) Clarence Badger, who directed the film, has managed to maintain a con-intent mild comedy gait which largely neutralizes the lack of an adequate story. Miss Bow makes the most of the central character by her usually spirited and charming performance. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
75% Babe Comes Home (1927) Anyway, Babe Ruth is a very, very fine ball player. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
88% Tartuffe (1925) Tartuffe, thanks mainly to Emil Jannings' splendid performance, is a film to merit your considerate attention. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
82% Ladies of the Mob (1928) As far as It goes, Ladies of the Mob is a more than usually absorbing melodrama. It has, it may be mentioned, the advantage of it least two excellent performers in Clara Bow and Richard Arlen. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
29% Tenderloin (1928) In so far as technical perfection is concerned [Tenderloin] is something of an achievement. The fault lies, unfortunately, in the fact that the talking movie (at least in Tenderloin) has not yet found anything of much importance to talk about. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
64% A Sainted Devil (1924) Concerning Valentino, It may be said that In A Sainted Devil he seems to possess hardly a nodding acquaintance with nil that Is going on about him. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
63% The Shepherd of the Hills (1928) The piece has been indifferently directed by Al Rogell, who has, it appears, followed the original novel all too faithfully to cause The Shepherd of the Hills to be anything but a picture play of distinction. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
73% Rough House Rosie (1927) Rough House Rosie should have been a better picture than it is. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
100% Flaming Youth (1923) Every bit of the film was absorbing. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
33% The Alaskan (1924) We came out wishing we had gone to the ball game instead. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
96% Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1926) As a spectacle, a tremendous pictorial achievement, a truly Immense conception of the unlimltatlons of the motion picture camera, I can for comparison with the film... only hazy recollections of D. W. Griffith's Intolerance. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
83% The Lady (1925) Miss [Norma] Talmadge is seen in what is her finest characterization since her appearance in "Secrets". - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
96% Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel) (1930) It Is a great role for Emil Jannings -- one of his best... Miss Dietrich Is all that she should be in the role of the cruel enchantress, Lola, although it did seem to us that the vulgar side of the part had been unnecessarily overdone. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
No Score Yet Princess and the Plumber (1930) Moviegoers hereabout, especially the adolescent ones, will probably find much to please them in The Princess and the Plumber. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
44% The Great Gatsby (1926) The Great Gatsby, I venture, has wandered considerably off the path as it was beaten by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the novel and by Owen Davis in the play. Occasionally it is a little bit silly and when it is not silly it is difficult to believe. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
75% The Cat Creeps (1930) Even if the current talkie version [of The Cat and the Canary] had been handled more skillfully than it has it would still be doubtful whether the midnight episodes in the old mansion could be today anything more than mildly exciting movie material. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
63% The Wolf of Wall Street (1929) All this becomes moderately entertaining as a pictorial account, but it is the vapid dialogue which reduces most of the proceedings to dullness. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
70% London After Midnight (1927) Lon Chaney continues his spell weaving... in London After Midnight, a melodrama of such eerie prospecti as vampires who assume the form of winged rodents, corpses arisen from the grave, haunted houses and a master mind from Scotland Yard. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
100% The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927) Add to this account that Helen of Troy has been most beautifully mounted and that the running fire of subtitles... are nevertheless amusing, and you can but deduce that the film... should offer you a rather pleasant 90 minutes of your time. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
88% The Way of All Flesh (1927) Technically, The Way of All Flesh emerges as a model of modern cinema craftsmanship. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
92% 4 Devils (1928) There are scenes of a circus troupe in action which are as eye-filling as anything the screen has offered. The whole pulsating spirit of the big tent show has been captured by the camera. - Brooklyn Daily Eagle EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020