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Michael Wood

Michael Wood
Michael Wood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, The New York Review of Books

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Apocalypse Now (1979) The film holds together well enough until it reaches its final muddle, and it has scenes and moments unequaled in recent European or American movies.‐ The New York Review of Books
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100% That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) Buñuel...offers neither nostalgia nor wisdom, but an engaging practical example of the art of accepting defeat without learning to expect it.‐ The New York Review of Books
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96% Family Plot (1976) The best movie Hitchcock has made since North by Northwest.‐ The New York Review of Books
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65% Swept Away (Travolti da un Insolito Destino nell'Azzurro Mare d'Agosto) (1975) One of the chief difficulties with Swept Away... is its consistent appearance of intelligence. It is a difficulty because the film is trying very hard to be stupid, and this is not as easy as it sounds if you're an accomplished (but confused) director.‐ The New York Review of Books
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No Score Yet All Screwed Up (1974) There are slithers into sentimentality even here, a frequent sense that poverty is not only a grinding plight but also a moral alibi, but generally this is a finely balanced film.‐ The New York Review of Books
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83% Seven Beauties (Pasqualino Settebellezze) (1976) Although the transitions between times and perspectives and places are exciting and beautifully done, they are really transitions from nowhere to nowhere.‐ The New York Review of Books
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94% The Story of Adele H (1975) The poignancy of the movie is a little facile, but it's a real poignancy.‐ The New York Review of Books
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94% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) A movie with its foundations missing.‐ The New York Review of Books
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94% Barry Lyndon (1975) It just hangs there on the screen for three hours, a monument to Kubrick's patience and pedantry and rather laborious good taste, but signifying very little else.‐ The New York Review of Books
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90% Trainspotting (1996) The characters are without recognizable virtues, and neither they nor the movie asks us to like them. But they are full of energy and underplayed wit, endlessly picking themselves up off the filthy floor.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2013