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Phil Hall

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
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
Posted Jan 12, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Beyond the Walls (2013) "Sensitive drama about a doomed gay romance. " ‐ Examiner.com
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
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/5 75% Terror by Night (1946) "A fun entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce series. " ‐ Examiner.com
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
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 71% Destroy All Monsters (1969) "A zany kaiju classic. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2/5 88% Moana "Extraordinary cinematography is not enough to save the viewer from boredom. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jan 7, 2016
5/5 70% Mad Monster Party (1967) "Witty, sophisticated and delightful animated parody. " ‐ Examiner.com
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
Posted Jan 7, 2016
5/5 94% Monkey Business (1931) "A comic commotion on the ocean, via the fabulous four Marx Brothers. " ‐ Examiner.com
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
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969) "Pleasantly amusing. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/5 88% Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) "Alice doesn't exist as a real person - she is more of a series of nonstop acting exercises for Ellen Burstyn. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 100% Heartland (1979) "An intelligent and invigorating production, blessed by an extraordinary performance from Conchata Ferrell. " ‐ Examiner.com
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
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 80% Pandas: The Journey Home (2015) "The film is an ideal introduction on species protection to younger viewers. " ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Up the Sandbox (1972) "A Babs boo-boo. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 29, 2015
3/5 69% Sunset Edge (2015) "An intriguing, if somewhat lo-fi, indie thriller. " ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 29, 2015
5/5 87% Macbeth (1950) "An eccentric, iconoclastic consideration of Shakespeare's tragedy. " ‐ Examiner.com
Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Victory at Sea - Feature Length Edition "An invigorating (though encapsulated) consideration of the World War II naval battles. " ‐ Examiner.com
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
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
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 "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 (1995) "Galina Gorchakova's Renata is a masterwork of mixed passions. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1.5/5 33% Arabian Knight (1993) "It is a brutal triumph of style and a bitter fiasco of substance. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 100% Six By Sondheim "All told, it is a mess - but it is a tuneful and happy mess centered around a charismatic musical genius, and the film will certainly delight Broadway devotees. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1/5 No Score Yet The Magnificent Two (1967) "Abysmally unfunny romp that effectively ended Morecambe and Wise's attempt at a screen career. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 40% The Strange Woman (1946) "The production is strange, but for the wrong reasons. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
5/5 88% Persona (1966) "This is the ultimate celluloid Rorschach test, where the production refuses to offer a straightforward solution to the maze of thorny challenges. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1.5/5 No Score Yet Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) "A dreary failure. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Life on the V: The Story of V66 "It offers a fascinating tribute to an unusual blip in 80s pop culture history. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2014
0.5/5 No Score Yet Forward 13: Waking Up the American Dream (2014) "As non-fiction filmmaking goes, this work is a complete disaster. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 28, 2014
4/5 35% Salinger (2013) "For those captivated by Salinger's writing, this intelligent and often invigorating film provides fine insight into his world. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3.5/4 No Score Yet An Act of War (2014) "As a writer/director, Kennedy has created a fascinating vision of emotional isolation and physical angst along the seedier edges of New York. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/5 100% Spring in a Small Town (2007) "Spring in a Small Town uses this schematic to build a tight, emotionally tense triangular drama that questions fidelity, suppressed emotions and the balance of love and responsibility. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
1.5/5 64% Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam) (1967) "None of the French talent involved seemed to recall that the Vietnam conflict had its roots in the French military occupation of Indochina. Obviously, there was more than a little amnesia on the road from Dien Bien Phu to the Cannes screening rooms. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 16, 2013
5/5 No Score Yet Isolated (2014) "The best non-fiction film of 2013. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
0.5/5 68% The Magic Flute (2006) "Mozart in the Branagh meat grinder. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
1.5/5 No Score Yet Come In Spinner "The screenplay dilutes the book's emotional maelstrom into a tepid swirl of soapy melodrama that is often too predictable for comfort. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (1983) "Excessively sentimental, but still entertaining thanks to the unusual chemistry between the stars. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/5 No Score Yet Rose Hobart (1936) "An avant-garde gem. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
5/5 50% Chelsea Girls (1966) "The Warhol gang at their underground peak. " ‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 13, 2013
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