Phil Freeman

Phil Freeman
Phil Freeman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):

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T-Meter Title | Year
95% The Goebbels Experiment (2005) A fascinating film that provides new insights into Goebbels' personality - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2005
No Score Yet Chabrol not only displays the lies that were a part of daily life then, but also makes a powerful statement about the ability of the mass media to shape reality. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2004
80% Videodrome (1983) By the time it reaches its...inevitable-feeling conclusion, 'Videodrome' has become more than a mere horror film--it's an indictment of everyone represented by its characters. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2004
95% Lancelot of the Lake (Lancelot du Lac) (1974) Bresson strips away frippery to such an extent that it should be a coma-inducing slog, but it's not. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2004
91% Pickup on South Street (1953) Fuller [took] genuine chances, [creating] moments of power unequaled by many more respectable directors. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2004
No Score Yet William S. Burroughs - Commissioner of Sewers (1991) His writing is ill-served by the clips of him reading it, and the interview segments, while occasionally illuminating...don't do much to explain why anyone should care. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2004
91% To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) Action set-pieces are brilliantly blocked and shot, but never to the detriment of the unnerving unspooling of the universally unsavory cast of characters. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2003
No Score Yet I.K.U. (2001) It's as if the producers were ashamed of what they were up to, and thought they could disguise it by blanketing the thing with the trappings of science fiction. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2002
73% Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973) It's just a really good rock concert. In 1973, that was enough. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2002
67% Silent Running (1972) As a time-capsule, it's mildly diverting; as farce, it's terrific; as a parable, it's utterly useless. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2001
47% The Fluffer (2003) The whole package would have played better if the movie had bothered answering some of the questions it delicately raises. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
100% Town Bloody Hall (2001) An interesting film, not only for those who watch C-SPAN for kicks. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2001
100% The Big Heat (1953) The movie's heart is cold and blackened, not only by the tragedies which befall its characters but by an all-consuming fatalism and futility. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2001
100% Things Behind the Sun (2001) Anders makes the point without belaboring it and without exploiting it for a turn-on. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2001
100% The Swimmer (1968) Like a series of hammer-blows to the gut. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2001
86% The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Proves that drug stories aren't exclusively the territory of hip, nihilistic '90s film-school wunderkinder. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2001
93% Shoot the Piano Player (Tirez sur le pianiste) (1962) a fascinating study of flawed humanity - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2001
100% The Bank Dick (1940) It's still great, exhibiting a far superior sense of wit and comic timing than virtually any film released in the last twenty years. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2001