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Matt Bailey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83%

Chinese Roulette (1976)

"Chinese Roulette is one of those films where you hate every single one of the characters yet can?t tear yourself away from them until you find out how they end up." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 6, 2015
97%

Ninotchka (1939)

"Ninotchka stands as one of the finest films Lubitsch made. It was reportedly one of the director's own favorites among his films, and it's easy to see why." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 1, 2011
90%

The Scarlet Empress (1934)

"Overstuffed with indulgent, idiosyncratic performances using every accent from Budapest to Brooklyn, the film is like a flower so strange and so beautiful it could only have germinated in the hothouse environment of a major Hollywood studio." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 24, 2010
100%

Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

"Requisite viewing for any student of post-war French cinema." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 27, 2007
87%

Mouchette (1967)

"In its brevity and phantasmagoric intensity, Georges Bernanos' Mouchette resembles a fairy tale. Robert Bresson's film adaptation of the novella is something else entirely." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 22, 2007
No Score Yet

Curse of the Crying Woman (1961)

"Though there is nothing original at all about it, The Curse of the Crying Woman rises above the also-rans to become a minor classic of gothic horror." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 4, 2006
86%

Walking and Talking (1996)

"If any of Nicole Holofcener's films were to appeal to a male audience (or at least provide the fewest squirm-inducing moments to it), it would be Walking and Talking." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 30, 2006
96%

The Birds (1963)

"What sets The Birds apart from the other films in Hitchcock's incredible ten-year run between 1954 and 1964 is its remarkable chilliness." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 1, 2005
92%

The Seventh Victim (1943)

"It is clear that the film was designed to appeal to an intelligent film-going crowd out for a thrill as well as those just looking to get the bejeezus scared out of them." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2005
86%

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

"Vincent Price was an actor who never gave anything than his best possible performance at any given time." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 11, 2005
50%

Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

"Competently made." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 11, 2005
100%

The Flowers of St Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio) (Francis, God's Jester) (1950)

"Rossellini's film has an uncomplicated charm and an effortless beauty." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 31, 2005
No Score Yet

Asphalt (1929)

"An exceptional piece of entertainment with a modern sense of pacing and style." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 3, 2005
73%

Pulse (Kairo) (2005)

"Pulse may be just as effective an exploration of the nature of loneliness and isolation in Japanese society as any number of documentaries on the subject." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 29, 2005
100%

Otoshiana (Pitfall) (1962)

"One of the most successful teams in Japanese film was that of director Hiroshi Teshigahara, screenwriter Kobo Abe, composer Toru Takemitsu, and cinematographer Hiroshi Segawa." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 20, 2005
100%

The Face of Another (I Have a Stranger's Face) (Tanin no kao) (1967)

"I watched Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Face of Another and read about it and thought about it, yet ultimately failed to connect with it." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 28, 2005
92%

Vera Drake (2004)

"There are few topics that generate more controversy than abortion, yet Mike Leigh's film seems wholly uninterested in courting debate." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 27, 2005
29%

Casino Royale (1967)

"Watching this movie is a serious drag." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 22, 2005
90%

Last Life in the Universe (2004)

"A film that demands second and even third viewings in order to absorb all of its nuances." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 1, 2005
100%

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

"This film is Hollywood at the top of its game." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 27, 2005
95%

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

"Though the story is involving enough to make this film a classic, it is perhaps more rightly renowned for its Technicolor cinematography and original set and costume design." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 21, 2005
75%

The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

"The Life of Emile Zola may seem somewhat dated today, its methods and manner a little old-fashioned, and its style rather quaint." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 9, 2005
35%

The Broadway Melody (1929)

"The Broadway Melody won the Academy Award for the best picture of 1929, but I am at a total loss to explain how or why." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 7, 2005
No Score Yet

Fall Guy (1982)

"I have seen a lot of strange, bizarre movies in my day, but Kinji Fukasaku's 1982 comedy Fall Guy is among the strangest." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 3, 2005
No Score Yet

Sympathy for the Underdog (1969)

"Sympathy for the Underdog is something of a transitional, minor work, but it is every bit as accomplished in style and technique as Fukasaku's later films." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 3, 2005
94%

6ixtynin9 (2000)

"6ixtynin9 is slight, but entertaining; patchy, but not a total mess." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 28, 2005
36%

Ice Station Zebra (1968)

"Sadly, with the exception of 1972's Joe Kidd, Ice Station Zebra marked the end of John Sturges' career as an interesting, innovative director." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 19, 2005
93%

La Cérémonie (A Judgement in Stone) (1995)

"Though Chabrol continues to create new films on an almost constant basis, he created a high water mark for his late career with La Cérémonie" Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 18, 2005
92%

King Solomon's Mines (1950)

"It is pleasant to look at, but it no longer passes for action and adventure these days." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 17, 2005
79%

Ivanhoe (1952)

"In this ostensibly epic tale of knights and maidens, chivalry and swordfights, there is not a single actor who does not appear surpassingly bored" Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 17, 2005
100%

The Letter (1940)

"If there is any doubt that Bette Davis is the star of this film, high above all others, it is vanquished by William Wyler's careful framing of her in every shot." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 14, 2005
76%

Damn Yankees (1958)

"While watching Damn Yankees offers many pleasures, none compare to the spectacle of Tab Hunter in the prime of his beauty." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 14, 2005
No Score Yet

Blow Job (1963)

"Blow Job exhibits Warhol's early film aesthetic where the artistic act is simply the switching on and off of the camera." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 4, 2005
69%

The King of Kings (1927)

"H.B. Warner as Jesus, decrepit as he appears, lends a quiet dignity to the film that is transfixing." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 26, 2004
99%

Metropolis (1927)

"An amalgam of strident political tract, religious hokum, futurist daydream, and fairy tale." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 21, 2004
80%

Tartuffe (1925)

"While the film is arguably minor Murnau, it remains highly agreeable and full of the director's characteristic visual inventiveness, albeit on a smaller scale." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 19, 2004
No Score Yet

Anders als die Andern (Different from the Others) (1919)

"The film is as much a political entreaty as it is a dispassionate educational discourse." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 18, 2004
4/5 96%

House On Haunted Hill (1959)

Quote not available. Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 15, 2004
63%

Time of the Wolf (2004)

"When money, class, position, name, and education no longer mean anything, how do people relate to one another?" Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 15, 2004
5/5 89%

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

"Altman's film is less a satisfaction of narrative rhythms and archetypes than a story half-remembered, buried in time, in opiate indifference, that's all the more melancholy for its diffusion." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 8, 2004
85%

2046 (2005)

"I suspect promises made to the several prominent actors and pop stars who appear in the film are what kept Wong Kar-Wai from releasing the film he clearly could have." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 30, 2004
5/5 100%

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Quote not available. Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 24, 2004
95%

The Cocoanuts (1929)

"The daft anarchy of the Marx Brothers is often akin to watching the id personified and unleashed." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 20, 2004
94%

Duck Soup (1933)

"The film's humor might be broad and low, but sometimes a bludgeon is just funnier than a gimlet." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 20, 2004
78%

The Saddest Music in the World (2004)

"A Guy Maddin film is so visually inventive, so full of rich detail, and so prismatic in appearance that attempting to describe it is like trying to explain the color blue." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 16, 2004
No Score Yet

The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

"The Mad Miss Manton succeeds as a romantic comedy more than it succeeds as a mystery." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 16, 2004
88%

Michael (1924)

"If the mechanics of the plot seem, well, mechanical, what sets the film apart from other silent melodramas of the time is the unspoken dialectic between love and art." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 29, 2004
72%

Fat Girl (2001)

"I first saw Fat Girl upon its original US theatrical release in 2001. I left the theater exhilarated. Three years on, I feel I had been fooled." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 27, 2004
70%

Bright Future (2004)

"That the film succeeds on the level of a thriller as well as of a philosophical reflection is a proof of Kurosawa as perhaps the best Japanese filmmaker of his generation." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 27, 2004
78%

The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)

"This was the last of Corman's Poe films, but it is clear that the well of ideas had not run dry." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 22, 2004
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