Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino
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Publications: The New Beverly

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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Manhunter (1974) Walter Grauman's work here isn't flashy, especially when compared to Milius and Penn, but his shooting is clever, resourceful, and dynamic. All qualities essential to pulling off a quality piece of work on a TV movie schedule. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
89% Deliverance (1972) While thematically it's rich, and structurally it's daring to sideline Burt Reynolds' Lewis just before the third act... in this movie, cinematically, it's suicidal. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
33% The Groundstar Conspiracy (1972) Yes, the ending is really clever. And I would say it makes this whole movie worth watching. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet A Man Called Tiger (1973) Lo Wei's film has a lot of attractive elements. Chief amongst them being its Japanese Yakuza milieu, which gives it a very different look than any other Hong Kong martial art film of this period. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
60% The Mack (1973) Even including its flaws, The Mack is the best and most memorable crime picture of the whole blaxploitation genre. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973) The film's three lead characters, Jim Brown's alpha male Le Bras, Christopher George's pacifist Davert and especially Rick Ely's fancy boy Jo-Jo are refreshingly complicated and three dimensional. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet Dynamite Brothers (1974) It's a damn good seventies shoestring grade Z little picture. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
89% Targets (1968) It was one of the most powerful films of 1968 and one of the greatest directorial debuts of all time. And I believe the best film ever produced by Roger Corman. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
75% Daisy Miller (1974) By Bogdanovich turning the whole story into one that turns on fast-paced comic repartee, he leans the material into Shepherd's strengths. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
24% Prophecy (1979) Aside from the bonkers bear monster, the film's one saving grace is Talia Shire. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet Fatal Needles vs Fatal Fists (Gou hun zhen duo ming quan) (1978) Chang Yi's villainous turns in martial arts movies are one of the reasons fans of the genre like Kung Fu flicks in the first place. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
50% Carny (1980) The missed and fumbled opportunities add up to an ultimately unsatisfying experience. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
94% Coogan's Bluff (1968) For all intents and purposes, what we think of as comedic action cinema was born the day Coogan's Bluff was released. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
89% The Beguiled (1971) While the offbeat film is ultimately successful, it does bring out Siegel's worst stylistic impulses. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet Catlow (1971) Catlow is my nomination for worst studio western of the seventies. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
100% Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch) (1971) Sometimes a Great Notion is a good somewhat compromised movie, that is justly famous for one of the greatest scenes in early seventies cinema. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
80% The Lady in Red (1982) We feel every single emotion Polly feels. We go on this epic journey with Polly. That's why when the film reaches her hard-fought final freeze frame we're all exhausted. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
29% Nightwing (1979) Maybe one of the reasons American Cinema in the seventies was so great is because we could expect to see Strother Martin four times a year. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
67% Big Wednesday (1978) While all in all I prefer Milius' directorial debut Dillinger, it's hard to argue against the idea that his surfer epic "Big Wednesday" isn't his classic. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
87% The Shootist (1976) There's nothing in The Shootist you haven't seen done many times before and done better. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet Soul Brothers of Kung Fu (1977) The whole film rests not on the brutal Kung Fu fights but how we feel about Wong (Bruce Li) and San (Lo Meng). The two men prove to be a terrific team and they bring out a depth of feeling from their characters that accumulates power as the film goes on. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet The Muthers (1976) This cruddy little grindhouse cheapie has actually become one of my favorite movies. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet Showdown (1973) My review might be a touch generous. Yet Seaton, Hudson, Martin and the whole film possess a sweetness that inspires generosity. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
20% Players (1979) [Players'] best moments are Dean Paul Martin training with his coach, real life tennis giant Poncho Gonzales (playing himself), including a must in a sports movie, a great training montage. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
59% The Yakuza (1975) In The Yakuza, for the last time as a lead, Mitchum was vibrantly alive. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
20% Shoot Out (1971) Nothing special, but by the time it was over, I enjoyed it and was glad I saw it. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
96% Escape From Alcatraz (1979) Never before and never again would Siegel engage in this type of cinematic bravura. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
90% Ulzana's Raid (1972) Ulzana's Raid is hands down Aldrich's best film of the seventies, as well as being one of the greatest westerns of the seventies. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
64% The Lords of Flatbush (1974) All this made the movie both a hit and a very fondly remembered artifact of its era... And like American Graffiti before it, and Dazed & Confused after it, it had a cast of young actors of its era who would go on to distinguish themselves in the future. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
No Score Yet Image of Bruce Lee (1978) Just as the unmotivated fights begin to become tedious, a terrific end fight between Bruce and Old Man Han caps the film off excitingly. - The New Beverly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020