Michael E. Grost Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Michael E. Grost

Michael E. Grost
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100% Aelita - Queen of Mars (1929) The best parts of this film are the science fictional ones, with their brilliant costumes.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962) Classic experimental film.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Ashik Kerib (1989) Experimental film is visually inventive.‐ Classic Film and Television
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93% The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova ) (1980) Experimental film is a torrent of visual creativity.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Hagop Hovnatanian (1965) Nice mix of informative documentary about the title painter, and Paradjanov's visual creativity.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday) (1930) Pleasant mix of documentary and fiction.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Hideout (1934) Well-made escapist fare.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Born to Dance (1936) Pleasant musical tries hard.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) Inventive musical numbers redeem film.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Blessed Event (1932) Blistering satire, but problems with racist language.‐ Classic Film and Television
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63% Thunderbolt (1929) Brilliantly filmed tale of romance and the underworld.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Hangman's House (1928) Brilliantly filmed John Ford classic tells a suspenseful story of Ireland.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Quilombo (1984) Fascinating, upbeat look at nation formed by escaped slaves has rich atmosphere and brilliant color.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% The Street with No Name (1948) Vivid, rousing crime film depicts its tough urban area as a paradise for men.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots (1936) Police vs gangsters saga has unusually prominent roles for black actors.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet G-Men (1935) Influential film glorifies government agents, not gangsters.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Barbary Coast (1935) Engaging tale mixes romance, historical film, and anti-dictator, pro-Freedom of the Press points of view.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet The McKenzie Break (Escape) (Wolfpack) (1970) Odd tale succeeds as prison break storytelling, but lacks deeper meanings or creativity.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Tokyo Drifter (1966) Delirious mix of musical and gangster film has spectacular design and color.‐ Classic Film and Television
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87% Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) (1964) The fairy tale "Woman of Snow" is better than the other three horror segments.‐ Classic Film and Television
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94% Dr. Akagi (1999) An often fascinating work of storytelling.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Sasame-yuki (Fine Snow)(Hosone yuki)(The Makioka Sisters) (1983) Look inside the difficult romantic lives of sisters has beautiful photography.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) Good-natured swashbuckler has fun story and some of the best European Royalty costumes ever.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet The Unknown Man (1951) Mild, sincere legal drama showing upright hero gradually discovering cesspool of corruption in his town.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Above Suspicion (1943) Fun spy thriller in the Hitchcock tradition, with Thorpe's gift for European atmosphere .‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Athena (1954) Fun little musical with bright color design and pleasant, warm comedy.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet It's Only Money (1962) Fun Jerry Lewis comedy shows Tashlin's comic inventiveness with high tech machines and gizmos.‐ Classic Film and Television
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90% Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Zingy satire of the business world also boasts long takes and creative staging.‐ Classic Film and Television
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75% Artists and Models (1955) Zany film mixes satire of science fiction comic books with wild comedy about almost anything.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet The Mysterious Doctor (1943) Decent little crime thriller has good atmosphere, visual style, and respectful sympathy for the mentally ill.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Super-Sleuth (1937) Crime comedy with funny first half and early noir atmosphere is done in by stereotypes.‐ Classic Film and Television
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96% Family Plot (1976) Inventive, often underrated thriller.‐ Classic Film and Television
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82% Marnie (1964) Strange, richly told tale, full of echoes of Hitchcock themes.‐ Classic Film and Television
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95% To Catch a Thief (1955) Light-hearted romp with much creative photography.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Eerie, disturbing thriller, with much to say about gender, feminism, the benefits of government and "Love Thy Neighbor".‐ Classic Film and Television
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83% Saboteur (1942) Wonderfully creative spy thriller, with strong point of view.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Trail Street (1947) Fun Western with graceful film making.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Black Dju (1997) Fascinating tale of a son's hunt for his mysteriously vanished father, offers a moving look at workers, and a vivid guided tour of contemporary Luxembourg.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet The Unsuspected (1947) Vivid film noir, with good storytelling and suspense.‐ Classic Film and Television
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100% Dodge City (1939) Rousing, entertaining Western, with an anti-dictatorship, pro-democracy theme.‐ Classic Film and Television
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80% Female (1933) Exuberant romantic drama, about a powerful female business woman and her romances.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Coney Island (1917) Exuberant, enjoyable slapstick comedy, with vivid look at Coney Island amusement park.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Panama Hattie (1942) Otherwise poor musical has some good dance numbers directed by Vincente Minnelli, as an apprentice starting Hollywood film making.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Trilby (1915) Excellent visual style partly redeems unappetizing horror plot. ‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Boss of Hangtown Mesa (1942) Low budget B-movie Western is unexpectedly complex and inventive in story, setting and visual style.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) Excellent B-movie detective story, with atmosphere and creative visuals by ace director Joseph H. Lewis.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet The Return of October (1948) Cheerful light drama about horses, with an animal psychology professor hero who is admirably intelligent, thoughtful, and individualistic.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Desperate Search (1952) Simple film lacks invention.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Bucking Broadway (1917) Beautiful John Ford visuals and a fun plot enliven this fine mix of the Western, romance and comedy.‐ Classic Film and Television
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No Score Yet Nurse Marjorie (1920) Joyful romantic comedy about a nurse and her Member of Parliament boyfriend, has expert storytelling and vivid looks at British life of the time.‐ Classic Film and Television
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