Richard Whitehall

Richard Whitehall
Richard Whitehall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Free Press
Publications: Los Angeles Free Press

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Gamlet (Hamlet) (1964) It is the fluency with which the poetry has been translated to the visual, the careful orchestration of speech and movement, [that] makes this an outstanding movie. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
No Score Yet Blood of the Beasts (Le Sang des bêtes) (2005) Superb. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
100% Nuit et Brouillard (Night and Fog) (1955) Resnais' movie is greater than a newsreel of concentration camp atrocities. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
89% The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) The carefully stylized violence and reconstruction of that era comes off very well. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
86% Funny Face (1957) Tthe last great original screen musical. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
75% Murder at the Vanities (1934) Poor murder mystery-cum-musical. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast (1932) A lousy bit of assembly-line film-making. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) Singin' in the Rain [is] to me the Hollywood movie which has most nearly achieved perfection. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
86% Bonnie and Clyde (1967) The direction is flashy and mainly superficial, and where a little analysis and involvement wouldn't have come amiss there's only the sheer confusion of one of the most extrovert syles in Hollywood. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
94% In the Heat of the Night (1967) Virgil Tibbs is the strongest role Poitier has had in a long time, and he plays it brilliantly and believably. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet Where Chimneys Are Seen (Entotsu No Mieru Basho) (1953) No other contemporary director makes fuller use of pictorial symbolism, the use of inserts and close-ups of inanimate objects, to reinforce the psychological undertow of his movies than [Heinosuke] Gosho. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet The Lenny Bruce Performance Film (1965) Some of it is barely coherent, but much of it is devastating, and the cut and thrust of his funniest moments are sublime. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
78% La Guerre Est Finie (The War is Over) (1966) Most of all... the movie lacks fluidity. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
94% Point Blank (1967) The best contemporary gangster melodrama we've had in a long time. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet Vali: The Witch of Positano (1965) Vali is a natural cinematic presence, living through an ecstatic double vision of herself in the world around her, a world in which the barriers between fantasy and reality have crumbled and collapsed. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
71% Mickey One (1965) Is it Penn's best movie? I'm tempted to think so. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
No Score Yet The Activist (1969) A political movie. Great. But a muddled one. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
No Score Yet Beyond The Law (1968) Without thinking it to be in any way a masterpiece, I find Mailer's movie pretty sharp, a probing into the role of the police in contemporary society. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
No Score Yet Will The Real Norman Mailer Please Stand Up? (1968) It's the roughest sort of cinema-verite with picture often bad and sound generally worse. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
No Score Yet The Grapedealer's Daughter (1970) One of the finest and most honest essays into human desire I've seen. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
No Score Yet The Sky Pirate (1970) The Sky Pirate is the most sheerly beautiful underground feature since Flesh, some of it breathtakingly lyrical... and with a marvelously sensitive appreciation for the psychological values of color. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
96% Medium Cool (1969) Haskell Wexler has always been a pretty good cameraman, one of the best around, and indications are he's going to be just as good a director. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet Hail, Hero! (1969) The longest 97 minutes of film I've endured this year. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
95% Masculin Feminin (1966) A film both of aesthetic and historic importance. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet The Quare Fellow (1963) And not the least of the merits of the movie is the documentary honesty and brilliance of Peter Hennessey''s photography. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
64% Lions Love (1969) The interrelation of themes, the weaving back and forth between acting and actuality, is fascinating. And that strong sense of the ambience of Los Angeles. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
79% Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) It wears a heart so bleedingly on its sleeve one is almost blackmailed into praising it. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
99% The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1967) One of the finest recreations of dramatic actuality in the history of the cinema - one of those movies which shouldn't be missed. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
85% Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) Abraham Polonsky's Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here... brings its director back to the very center of American movies. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
70% Topaz (1969) Hitchcock's Topza, despite Maurice Jarre's score and that lumbering Leon Uris bestseller behind it, may not be of vintage quality but it's his best film since Psycho, and gets him splendidly into the seventies. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet The Henry Miller Odyssey (1974) Abeautiful ending to a fine work of biography. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet The Arch (Dong fu ren) (1968) [Director] Shu Shuen has a feeling for the spaces which exist between human beings, and she may well become to the Chinese film what Satyavit Ray has been to the Indian. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
93% Z (1969) There hasn't been a better foreign language movie in 1969. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) The Dionysiac power of the film is formidable. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
82% Lola Montès (1955) Lola Montes is a lovely film. One which disappointed me when I first saw it, but to which I've returned time and again with pleasure and a growing respect. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
No Score Yet The Unfaithful Wife (La femme infidèle) (1969) By my definition, La Femme Infidele isn't even a movie, it's just a series of tableaux vivants - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
67% Putney Swope (1969) On whatever level one approaches it, Putney Swope remains a marvellously funny piece of work. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
No Score Yet Unstrap Me (1968) George Kuchar's Unstrap Me was, I thought, a pretty lousy piece of work. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
43% Mondo Trasho (1969) Trashy underground movies about trashy Hollywood movies is a form of cannibalism that should, I think, have been finally abandoned when the Kuchars moved on into more abstract things. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
100% Shinjû: Ten no amijima (Double Suicide) (1969) Masterly. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
No Score Yet Imitation of Christ (1969) While some of Warhol's films are boringly brilliant this one is, on the whole, merely boring. - Los Angeles Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020