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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Prison Girls (1972) "Prison Girls" didn't have a lot of prison sets because it was a big-budget exploitation movie. Maybe.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
1/4 40% Fatso (1980) Not particularly funny material to begin with. But Bancroft's approach to it is so ambiguous we're thoroughly confused.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
1/4 No Score Yet Foolin' Around (1980) The movie's material might have been marginally successful in other hands, but this movie wasn't directed or edited with a knack for comedy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
1/4 0% Windows (1980) We suspect right at the beginning that so-and-so is going to turn out to be the villain... and then, an hour later, after the plot thickens, there is the less-than-astonishing revelation that so-and-so is indeed the villain -- just as we suspected.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
1/4 14% Wholly Moses! (1980) The movie's not funny on its own, and since movie audiences are scarcely going to be shocked by its mild but relentlessly repetitive irreverence, it all boils down to a very old joke.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet The Female Bunch (1971) There's no level at which The Female Bunch is any good.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet Little Indian, Big City (Un Indien Dans La Ville) (1996) If you, under any circumstances, see Little Indian, Big City, I will never let you read one of my reviews again.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 63% Tempest (1982) The movie is an ambitious experiment, but a long and tedious one, and our revels end long before Mazursky's.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 33% 10 to Midnight (1983) This is a scummy little sewer of a movie, a cesspool that lingers sadistically on shots of a killer terrifying and killing helpless women, and then is shameless enough to end with an appeal to law and order.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 39% Police Academy (1984) Now comes without any doubt the absolute pits of this genre, the least funny movie that could possibly have been inspired by Airplane! or any other movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 42% Mother's Day (1980) The question, of course, of why anybody of any age would possibly want to see this film remains without an answer.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
No Score Yet Lumiere (1976) As the strands of [Moreau's] story become clear and we begin to know the characters, the movie grows into a simple and strong emotional statement.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet Guyana: Crime of the Century (1980) The movie brings absolutely no insights to Guyana. It exploits human suffering for profit. It is a geek show. Universal and its exhibitors should be ashamed.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet Survive! (1976) Underlying this rather dumb, uninspired, even crude film is a true story of such compelling power that we're forced to think and respond.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 83% Death Race 2000 (1975) I was torn between walking out immediately and staying to witness a spectacle more dismaying than anything on the screen: the way small children were digging gratuitous bloodshed.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet The Master Gunfighter (1975) I don't think there's any way an intelligent moviegoer could sit through this mess and accurately describe the plot afterward.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet Farewell Uncle Tom (Addio Zio Tom) (1971) They have finally done it: Made the most disgusting, contemptuous insult to decency ever to masquerade as a documentary.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet The Statue (1971) I suppose a funny movie might have been made of this material. No, on second thought, I suppose not.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 72% The Devils (1971) All the events and persons depicted in The Devils are intended to be confused with actual events and persons. How do I know? Ken Russell tells me so.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968) If He Hollers, Let Him Go! is trash. That it should be playing in a reputable first-run theater is astonishing; apparently it opened downtown because it has two cheaply exploited angles: nudity and racism. The ads make a lot of both.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet I, A Man (1967) I, a Man is not dirty, or even funny, or even anything but a very long and pointless home movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 33% Fathom (1967) What a shame.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
0/4 No Score Yet Africa Addio (Adios Africa) (Africa Blood and Guts) (1966) Africa Addio is a brutal, dishonest, racist film. It slanders a continent and at the same time diminishes the human spirit. And it does so to entertain us.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
1/4 No Score Yet Chi sei? (Beyond the Door) (The Devil Within Her) (Who Are You?) (Beyond Obsession) (1975) It's all trash, but it's scary trash. I wouldn't call it entertainment, but it's a diversion, all right.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
3/4 100% Images (1972) It is, first of all, an intelligently constructed and spectacularly well-photographed film. We admire its gifts even though they tend not to involve us.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
1/4 No Score Yet Un Amour De Pluie (1974) Loving in the Rain is as close to inconsequential as a movie can get and still have Romy Schneider in it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
4/4 88% The Gambler (1974) Reisz, Caan, and screenwriter James Toback have constructed the character and the movie so convincingly that the scene not only works, but works two ways: first as suspense, and then as character revelation.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
2.5/4 95% Lenny (1974) Dustin Hoffman, good as he is in the title role, is never quite permitted to put together an organic, three-dimensional character.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
3/4 100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) What's good about Pelham's example of the form is that the performances are allowed enough leeway so that we care about the people not the plot mechanics. And what could have been formula trash turns out to be fairly classy trash, after all.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
2/4 89% Return of the Dragon (The Way of the Dragon) (1974) This sort of stuff is magnificently silly, and Lee, to give him credit, never tried to rise above it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
3/4 93% The Parallax View (1974) The movie's director, Alan J. Pakula, works on location to get a nice feel of outdoor menace a lot of the time.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
1/4 78% Going Places (Les valseuses) (1974) There are laughs in it, yes, but how could anyone take this as a comedy?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
4/4 100% Lacombe Lucien (1974) [Malle's film is] about a particular kind of human being, one capable of killing and hurting, one incapable of knowing or caring about his real motives, one who would be a prime catch for basic training and might make a good soldier and not ask questions.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
4/4 100% Sansho the Bailiff (Sanshô dayû) (1954) At some point during the watching, "Sansho the Bailiff" stops being a fable or a narrative and starts being a lament, and by that time it is happening to us as few films do.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
3/4 74% Pretty Baby (1978) Louis Malle's Pretty Baby is a pleasant surprise: After all the controversy and scandal surrounding its production, it turns out to be a good-hearted, good-looking, quietly elegiac movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/4 95% Johnny Guitar (1954) A cheap Western from Republic Pictures, yes. And also one of the boldest and most stylized films of its time, quirky, political, twisted.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/4 100% Fifth Horseman Is Fear (1965) "The Fifth Horseman is Fear" is such a nearly perfect film that it comes as a shock, in the last ten minutes, to discover how deeply involved you have become.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
2/4 43% Bye Bye, Braverman (1968) Sidney Lumet's "Bye Bye Braverman" is a good movie gone wrong. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
2.5/4 40% Sebastian (1969) What we are stuck with, then, is a movie that moves confidently in three directions, arriving nowhere with a splendid show of style.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4/4 91% Homicide (1991) The movie crackles with energy and life, and with throwaway slang dialogue by Mamet, who takes realistic speech patterns and simplifies them into a kind of hammer-and-nail poetry. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Inside/Out (1997) A115-minute film that inspires admiration, but also restlessness.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2.5/4 80% The Driver (1978) I was thrilled. And I couldn't wait to leave.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
2/4 62% A Bridge Too Far (1977) Such an exercise in wretched excess, such a mindless series of routine scenes, such a boringly violent indulgence in blood and guts and moans.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
91% You Don't Know Jack (2010) Pacino and Levinson seem to have made a deliberate decision to keep Jack's rough edges. There is no attempt to make him heroic; we have to come to any such decision on our own. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet Hitori musuko (The Only Son) (1936) Why was I thinking about flower arrangement while watching "The Only Son" the first sound film made by the Japanese master Ozu? It must have involved the meticulous and loving care he used with his familiar visual elements.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
3.5/4 67% Ha-Sodot (The Secrets) (2007) In some ways, it is a traditional narrative. But it is more. It is gently and powerfully acted.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 86% Sign o' the Times (1987) [The film] was directed by Prince, and he does a good, sound job without finding an answer to the problem of all directors of rock concert films: After you have exhausted the basic repertory of obvious shots and audience reactions, what do you do then?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
1.5/4 20% A Place for Lovers (1968) Could Vittorio de Sica possibly have directed it? De Sica, who made The Bicycle Thief? Even a director who had made no movies would have a hard time making one as bad as this.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
3.5/4 50% Privilege (1967) This is a bitter, uncompromising movie, and although it isn't quite successful it is fascinating and important.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
4/4 100% Harakiri (1962) It would be wrong for me to reveal the details of the story Tsugumo tells. What I can say is that it is heartbreaking.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016