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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
Posted Oct 17, 2010
3.5/5 89% The Warriors (1979) A cult film that deserves its reputation. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
Posted Oct 12, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet Lady on a Train (1945) An enjoyable romp. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Sep 28, 2010
2.5/5 46% Colin (2009) Feels like a decent short film blown up to feature length. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Jan 31, 2010
1.5/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) A loud, stupid film. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
Posted Jan 31, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet Worthy of being called Lovecraftian ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
Posted Dec 31, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet Kaizokuban Bootleg Film (1999) Its own unique beast. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
Posted Dec 30, 2009
2/5 No Score Yet Deadline (2012) Formulaic dreck, perhaps not surprisingly. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
Posted Dec 28, 2009
5/5 84% A Christmas Carol (1951) One of the handful of best Christmas movies ever made. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 20, 2009
2.5/5 96% Food, Inc. (2009) Feels like the Cliffs notes version of a gripping book. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
Posted Dec 17, 2009
4/5 71% 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
Posted Dec 5, 2009
2/5 59% Trucker (2009) Unremarkable at best, remarkably bad at worst. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Oct 1, 2009
3.5/5 100% Destry Rides Again (1939) A close-to-brilliant comedy-Western ... until the end. ‐ Goatdog's Movies
Posted Sep 30, 2009
4.5/5 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Everything else [except the Basterds themselves] works so beautifully ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
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
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
Posted Jul 26, 2009
4.5/5 70% Tetro (2009) The Coppola who was master of the 1970s ... is back, and that should make every cinephile weep with joy ‐ Goatdog's Movies
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
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
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
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
Posted Jun 29, 2009