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Michael E. Grost

Michael E. Grost
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Smoke (1995) Interesting drama with thriller elements. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 26, 2016
54% Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) Thoughtful, personal drama, complex and with much to say. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 26, 2016
No Score Yet Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963) Surprisingly effective little Western with a good cast and bright color. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 26, 2016
No Score Yet The Getaway (The Get-Away) (1941) Surprisingly effective little crime drama, with a good guy cop trying to expose a gang of thieves. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 26, 2016
No Score Yet Canon City (1948) A mix of some good documentary about a true story, with lots of poor drama. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 26, 2016
33% The Racket (1951) Well-told version of a famous stage play. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 26, 2016
86% The Naked City (1948) Outstanding mystery with brilliant location photography in New York City. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 26, 2016
No Score Yet L'Inhumaine (The Inhuman Woman)(The New Enchantment) (1926) Visually creative story with spectacular sets, science fiction and romance. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
No Score Yet The Late Mathew Pascal (1925) Visually creative French drama with unusual photography and story telling. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
95% Paterson (2016) Visually creative drama with a sympathetic poet hero. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
No Score Yet Therese Raquin (1953) Uneven, grim film has many interesting touches and good location photography. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
91% Le Jour se lève (Daybreak) (1939) Visually creative thriller-romance anticipates film noir. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
No Score Yet Count Three And Pray (2015) Labored story has some interesting social commentary. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
No Score Yet Play Girl (1941) Unusual comedy has interesting music and train scenes. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
No Score Yet Criminals Within (1941) Weird, poor movie likely was NOT directed by Joseph H. Lewis. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 23, 2016
No Score Yet Joi Baba Felunath (1978) Well-made, absorbing detective story, starring a sleuth who is famous in India. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 5, 2016
No Score Yet The Hallelujah Trail (1965) Silly Western comedy with good cast trying hard but not always succeeding. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 5, 2016
No Score Yet Sergeants 3 (1962) Low key Western burlesque, with the Rat Pack sometimes having fun swaggering around as Western "heroes". ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 5, 2016
No Score Yet The Magnificent Yankee (1950) Low key near-documentary biopic, with interesting sidelights in US history and culture. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 5, 2016
88% The Big Short (2015) Fascinating film that mixes economics and non-fiction with drama. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 5, 2016
86% Three Times (Zui hao de shi guang) (2005) The first of the three stories is the best., with good visual style. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
95% Café Lumiere (2004) Remarkable visual trip through Japan. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
81% Millennium Mambo (Qianxi Manbo) (2001) Visually striking movie. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
34% Junior (1994) Unusual science fiction set in contemporary times rather than the future. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
61% Pretty Woman (1990) Uneven film that is not as good as the public thought at the time. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
22% Sibling Rivalry (1990) Pleasant farce comedy with likable characters (and no sibling rivalry). ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
50% Brain Donors (1992) Pleasant little comedy with lots and lots of gags. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
26% Born Yesterday (1993) Pleasant little film with likable characters and some political points. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
17% Suburban Commando (1991) Minor but pleasant comedy with touches of satire. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
No Score Yet The Makeover (2013) Interesting satire comments on politics, education and even cognitive science. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
No Score Yet Don't Tell Her It's Me (1990) Sparkling comedy with witty dialogue and a bravura turn by Shelley Long. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
31% Taking Care of Business (1990) Fun comedy with satire and a pleasant performance by John de Lancie. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 4, 2016
57% Rhapsody in August (1991) Absorbing pacifist drama, looks at the links between East and West. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
86% Kagemusha (1980) Excellent historical drama shows Kurosawa's broad range of gifts and skill. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
94% High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963) Superb crime thriller is one of Kurosawa's richest dramatic experiences. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% The Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well) (1962) Uneven thriller about taking down corporate criminals has great opening scene. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
78% Hakuchi (The Idiot) (1963) Difficult but rewarding drama with outstanding events and location photography of Hokkaido. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
86% Scandal (Shubun) (1950) Odd film about gossip sheets has many interesting touches and rich photography. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
86% They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail (Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi) (Walkers on the Tiger's Tail) (1945) Vigorous conversation about values, peace and war is rich, delightful drama, one of Kurosawa's best and most joyous. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
No Score Yet Sugata Sanshiro (Judo Saga) (Judo Story) (1943) Vigorously told, excellent drama about the martial arts. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% A Geisha (Gion bayashi) (1953) Masterpiece takes a feminist view of a geisha's life with extraordinary visual style. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% Five Women Around Utamaro (1946) Uneven film about the famous painter has interest, but is far from Mizoguchi's best. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
No Score Yet Genroku Chûshingura (The 47 Ronin) (1941) Uneven film sometimes has remarkable visual style. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% Osaka Elegy (Woman of Osaka) (Naniwa erejî) (1979) Powerful feminist drama with creative visual style. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
95% An Autumn Afternoon (1964) Rich drama about quiet male bonding has visual creativity. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
88% Equinox Flower (1958) Cheerful but powerful film about a woman who wants to choose her spouse despite family objection. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% Early Summer (1951) Rich look at romantic lives of everyday Japanese, with a profound lesbian subtext. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% Nagaya shinshiroku (Record of a Tenement Gentleman) (1947) Gently moving account of a lost little boy and the people he meets shows Ozu's visual creativity. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% Otona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo (I Was Born, But ) (Children of Tokyo) (1932) Visually creative comedy about children and their parents. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016
100% Late Spring (1949) Terrifying film about a woman who wants to be single pressured into marriage. ‐ Classic Film and Television
Posted Dec 3, 2016