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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 No Score Yet Kyonyû doragon: Onsen zonbi vs sutorippâ 5 (The Big Tits Dragon) (2010) This film, called Big Tits Zombie and featuring both big tits and zombies, is unforgivably boring.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2010
3.5/5 89% The Warriors (1979) A cult film that deserves its reputation.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet Lady on a Train (1945) An enjoyable romp.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2010
4.5/5 96% The Social Network (2010) Jesse Eisenberg's Zuckerberg is a beautiful, fully textured child of the internet age.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet Adventure in Manhattan (Manhattan Madness) (1936) A cracking good comedy-thriller, one of the unheralded gems of the period.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2010
2.5/5 No Score Yet Hoopla (1933) It's kind of an embarrassment for Bow, and it makes for a poor exit from the Hollywood machine that chewed her up and spit her out.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2010
5/5 No Score Yet The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard) (1930) One of the greatest animated films ever created.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2010
2/5 No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937) In this film there's little to recommend.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2010
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Story of Temple Drake (1933) What makes it worth watching, even compelling, is Miriam Hopkins's performance.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2010
2.5/5 No Score Yet Dames (1934) The most Berkeleyesque of all [his films], for all the good and bad that entails.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
2.5/5 46% Colin (2009) Feels like a decent short film blown up to feature length.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
3.5/5 86% Inception (2010) I'm somewhat disappointed that Nolan didn't make a different movie, I heartily enjoyed the one he did make.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
3.5/5 No Score Yet Border Street (1950) This rare teen's-eye view of the Holocaust is valuable as an antidote for the misconception that the Jews of Europe failed to resist their own persecution and murder. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2010
4.5/5 No Score Yet Aventurera (1950) (1950) It's a humdinger, and I'm not just talking about Ninon Sevilla's legs.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted May 16, 2010
4.5/5 100% Raw Deal (1948) The next time someone asks me to define "film noir," I'm going to say Raw Deal.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2010
3.5/5 No Score Yet One's enjoyment of the show is largely based on how much coincidence one can stand.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2010
2.5/5 No Score Yet Tonal shifts destroy what starts out as a damned good vampire movie.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2010
1.5/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) A loud, stupid film.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet Worthy of being called Lovecraftian‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2009
2.5/5 60% Town Without Pity (1961) If it had more going for it than [Kirk] Douglas's electrifying performance ... I'd recommend it‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet Kaizokuban Bootleg Film (1999) Its own unique beast.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2009
2.5/5 83% Avatar (2009) But everything about the story, the setting, the dialog, and the parts that aren't purely visual is awful.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2009
2/5 No Score Yet Deadline (2012) Formulaic dreck, perhaps not surprisingly.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2009
4.5/5 86% Big Fan (2009) The decision to look at sports fandom through the lens of addiction gives Big Fan its power, its believability, its pathos, and its humor.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2009
5/5 84% A Christmas Carol (1951) One of the handful of best Christmas movies ever made.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet The Bigamist (1953) The surprisingly modern-seeming ending casts some shadow onto easy conclusions.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2009
2.5/5 No Score Yet The story itself has big problems, and the adaptation doesn't cover them‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2009
4/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) Sidibe, in her screen debut, is silently shattering.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2009
3.5/5 57% 9 (2009) Watch it for the visuals, and dream about what Shane Acker might accomplish with a better screenplay.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2009
2.5/5 96% Food, Inc. (2009) Feels like the Cliffs notes version of a gripping book.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2009
0.5/5 89% A Serious Man (2009) I hated just about every agonizing, smug minute of it.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2009
4/5 75% Lone Wolf and Cub - Sword of Vengeance (Kozure Ôkami: Kowokashi udekashi tsukamatsuru) (1972) Achieves a few moments of transcendant beauty, and the quick, brutal swordfights ... are thrilling.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2009
2/5 59% Trucker (2009) Unremarkable at best, remarkably bad at worst.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2009
2.5/5 45% The Box (2009) The only way to get your money's worth out of The Box is to walk away from the ticket counter without paying.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2009
4.5/5 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Fantastic isn't a strong enough word for this vibrant, intelligent, hilarious film for all ages‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2009
4.5/5 89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) A mind-blowing shot of misanthropic, black-comic genius.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2009
2.5/5 66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) His techniques are so alienating that it's difficult to decide whether we're supposed to feel something for his pretty plastic people.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2009
4/5 100% Marlene (1984) I think we learn much more about Dietrich than we would have if she had submitted to the usual paint-by-numbers, fawning Biography Channel type of film.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2009
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Real Joan of Arc (2008) Packs its share of compelling questions.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2009
1.5/5 74% Carmen Jones (1954) A film in which talented, attractive people sing ugly lyrics to beautiful music in other people's beautiful voices amid ugly shot framing and ill-timed cutting.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2009
3.5/5 100% Destry Rides Again (1939) A close-to-brilliant comedy-Western ... until the end.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2009
4.5/5 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Everything else [except the Basterds themselves] works so beautifully‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2009
3/5 68% Funny People (2009) It should probably have been apparent to Apatow, well versed in the structure of comedy on film, that it was far too long.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2009
4.5/5 No Score Yet Todd P Goes to Austin (2010) Many other music docs and concert films can give you an idea of how great a band is live, but how many can truly make you feel like you're in the audience?‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2009
2/5 86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) The film seems constructed to short-circuit your attempts to invest anything in it.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2009
4.5/5 71% Tetro (2009) The Coppola who was master of the 1970s ... is back, and that should make every cinephile weep with joy‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2009
3.5/5 No Score Yet La Mujer Del Puerto (1936) A strange, hypnotic blend of a dozen influences.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2009
5/5 100% Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948) One of Hollywood's, and cinema's, grandest and most emotionally satisfying tales of unrequited love and self-sacrifice.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2009
3/5 No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly (1943) Might have been a truly great collection of numbers without the filler ... but it's definitely worth seeing.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2009
4/5 50% Jingi naki tatakai (Battles Without Honor and Humanity)(The Yakuza Papers)(War Without a Code) (1973) A sometimes shocking, sometimes blackly funny, and often disorienting takedown of gangster tropes.‐ Goatdog's Movies
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2009