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Phil Hall
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 87% The Shining (1980) Anyone coming to this work for the first time should be forewarned that the will generate more giggles (and perhaps a yawn or two), but there is absolutely nothing here to fear. ‐ Film Snobbery
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
1/5 93% La La Land (2016) A one-note bore.‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 50% Dolemite (1975) Who needs CGI idols when you have this fresh, profane dynamo of a superstar?‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 61% Snowden (2016) Deserves respect for attempting to offer a user-friendly consideration of what Snowden tried to achieve.‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1.5/5 No Score Yet I Am JFK Jr. (2016) The elusive and celebrated young man seemed to be something of a bore.‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 81% Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015) A fascinating view of a doomed film.‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 96% Gleason (2016) A moving portrait of a brave man's struggle against ALS.‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Burden Of Peace (2015) Impressive documentary on Guatemala's reformist Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) Artistically ambitious B-movie classic.‐ Film Snobbery
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters (1954) Highly amusing low comedy, one of the best in this long-running series.‐ Film Snobbery
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/5 89% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman falls back on excessive Acting 101 shtick that seems aimed for generating film awards rather than seriously trying to decipher the soul of a beloved figure.‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 77% Gigi (1958) Lovely to behold, but the story has dated very badly.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet When Bette Met Mae (2015) Entertaining documentary on the unlikely meeting of two silver screen icons.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 71% Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) Opulent and well-acted, although fidelity to history is occasionally frayed.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 97% To Have and Have Not (1944) A victory of style and star power over substance.‐ Cinema Crazed
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 91% In Cold Blood (1967) Visually striking, with two astonishing lead performances, but it never quite plumbs the emotional depths of the Truman Capote source material.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 90% True Grit (1969) Maybe it is not great cinema, but it is great entertainment.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 90% Art Bastard (2016) An invigorating celebration to a one-of-a-kind genius.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
83% Hockney (2016) The artist comes across as an affable raconteur, and his personal input gives this film a sense of humor and irony that is most absent in Wright's lamentable attempt to share the Hockney experience with the audience.‐ EDGE Boston
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/5 94% Carol (2015) Cate Blanchett's is so broad and unsubtle that "Carol" feels like a "Carol Burnett Show" parody.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Beyond the Walls (2013) Sensitive drama about a doomed gay romance.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 88% Forbidden Zone (1980) Uneven, to put it mildly, but audacious in its daring to be different.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 75% Terror by Night (1946) A fun entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce series.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 93% Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Great old-fashioned fun, spiced with imaginative Ray Harryhausen's special effects.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 71% Destroy All Monsters (1969) A zany kaiju classic.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
2/5 88% Moana (1926) Extraordinary cinematography is not enough to save the viewer from boredom.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
5/5 70% Mad Monster Party (1967) Witty, sophisticated and delightful animated parody.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
1/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) It is easy to assume that Lucas sold the franchise to the Xerox Corporation - because the new film is nothing more than a weak photocopy of the 1977 classic and its 1980 follow-up.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
5/5 94% Monkey Business (1931) A comic commotion on the ocean, via the fabulous four Marx Brothers.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 85% Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) Highly effective psychological thriller, with a stunning star turn from Kim Stanley.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) Pleasantly amusing.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/5 88% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) Alice doesn't exist as a real person - she is more of a series of nonstop acting exercises for Ellen Burstyn. ‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 100% Heartland (1979) An intelligent and invigorating production, blessed by an extraordinary performance from Conchata Ferrell.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/5 74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker (2015) Sophie Tucker was a great talent that deserves a great film. This isn't it.‐ EDGE Boston
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 80% Pandas: The Journey Home (2014) The film is an ideal introduction on species protection to younger viewers.‐ EDGE Boston
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Up the Sandbox (1972) A Babs boo-boo.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
3/5 69% Sunset Edge (2015) An intriguing, if somewhat lo-fi, indie thriller.‐ EDGE Boston
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
5/5 88% Macbeth (1950) An eccentric, iconoclastic consideration of Shakespeare's tragedy.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Victory at Sea - Feature Length Edition (1960) An invigorating (though encapsulated) consideration of the World War II naval battles.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
2/5 81% Duel in the Sun (1946) It doesn't help that Jennifer Jones' accent and the skin tone of her native make-up fluctuate from scene to scene - she is strictly a force of camp that smacks every awful stereotype with a vengeance.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 27% Paint Your Wagon (1969) A mess, to be certain, but a happy and unpretentious mess that rambles along with a reckless charm.‐ Examiner.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/5 40% Treading Water (2015) Too much of this film feels like a half-baked Saturday Night Live skit stretched to the fraying point.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 10, 2015
2/5 95% National Gallery (2014) For the first hour, the film is utterly fascinating. But then, Wiseman's leisurely pacing begins to become tiresome, and a sense of been-there/done-that sets in as the viewer experiences yet another gallery talk and watches yet another boardroom meeting.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild (1957) One of Sinatra's best performances.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!) (1980) The worst of the animated features starring the Peanuts gang.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/5 No Score Yet La Muerte De Pinochet (2011) Hell, even Pinochet deserved a better film than this!‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet The Bigamist (1953) Poorly cast and plotted, but still weirdly interesting.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet Boardwalk (1979) A messy melodrama.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 86% Desert Riders (2014) A disturbing documentary that shines a harsh light on a miserable aspect of Dubai's culture.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Prokofiev - The Fiery Angel (1991) Galina Gorchakova's Renata is a masterwork of mixed passions.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014