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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 50%

Dolemite (1975)

" Who needs CGI idols when you have this fresh, profane dynamo of a superstar?" ‐Cinema Crazed
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 63%

Snowden (2016)

"Deserves respect for attempting to offer a user-friendly consideration of what Snowden tried to achieve." ‐Cinema Crazed
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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 81%

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

"A fascinating view of a doomed film." ‐Cinema Crazed
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 96%

Gleason (2016)

"A moving portrait of a brave man's struggle against ALS." ‐Cinema Crazed
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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3.5/5 97%

Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950)

"Artistically ambitious B-movie classic." ‐Film Snobbery
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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
1/5 86%

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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 77%

Gigi (1958)

"Lovely to behold, but the story has dated very badly." ‐Examiner.com
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
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 71%

Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

"Opulent and well-acted, although fidelity to history is occasionally frayed." ‐Examiner.com
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 97%

To Have and Have Not (1944)

"A victory of style and star power over substance." ‐Cinema Crazed
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
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 90%

True Grit (1969)

"Maybe it is not great cinema, but it is great entertainment." ‐Examiner.com
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 90%

Art Bastard (2016)

"An invigorating celebration to a one-of-a-kind genius." ‐Examiner.com
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
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 (1926)

"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 (1974)

"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 (2014)

"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 (1960)

"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 (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
1.5/5 43%

The Princess and the Cobbler (The Thief and the Cobbler) (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 (2013)

"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
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