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Rumsey Taylor

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Africa Addio (Adios Africa) (Africa Blood and Guts) (1966)

"Africa Addio affords some journalistic integrity, which is sacrificed, as per usual and at most every opportunity, to find graphic animal deaths and women." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 24, 2004
71%

Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) (1979)

"For Salò, a film genuinely concerned with the nature and power of misanthropy, Pasolini's murder is a conclusive action; it is an example of martyrdom." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 24, 2004
85%

Santa Sangre (1989)

"Santa Sangre is as familiarly esoteric as Jodorowsky's other efforts, but it possesses very pronounced influences." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 24, 2004
97%

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

"Assault on Precinct 13 is derived from the '70s popular crime genre, largely composed of borrowed pieces, each polished and radiant." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 5, 2004
61%

Gerry (2003)

"Gerry proposes simplicity; even the most capsulated descriptions of it are dubious." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jan 5, 2004
47%

Sweet Movie (1974)

"Sweet Movie certainly has varied political aims, but the message is hindered by graphic practices and sex." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 20, 2003
85%

Safe (1995)

"There is evidence to support a number of claims of Safe's contemporary social relevance, but the film is durably and tacitly ambiguous." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 20, 2003
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Watermelon Man (1970)

"It is not the most stalwart ethnological study of its time, though it is significant for its heritage, its confrontation, and its violation of taboos." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 20, 2003
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The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003)

"In this medium renowned for generic marketing integrity, Jonze's work disenables such implicit dismissal." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 20, 2003
100%

Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) (1994)

"It is an insidious yet ambiguous political nature that characterizes Sátántangó as a Hungarian film, in turn perpetuating its obscurity and qualifying its art." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 24, 2003
71%

Sun Ra: Space Is the Place (1974)

"Space is the Place has the requisite style and sexuality of blaxploitation cinema, and spares the violence and generic title score." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 15, 2003
95%

Weekend (1967)

"Week End constantly propagates images that convey class and taste. And in few films does privilege seem so crass and repellant." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 15, 2003
100%

Citizen Kane (1941)

"It is, as a critical benchmark, unavoidable." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 15, 2003
100%

Vernon, Florida (1981)

"Vernon at first appears to be an exploitative display of the fluent eccentricities of a rural compendium and becomes collectively applicable, even relevant." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Sep 9, 2003
89%

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)

"20,000 Leagues is a sublime story of isolation, of disparate masculine seclusion, akin to those found in such films as Jaws and The Thing." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Sep 6, 2003
100%

Branded to Kill (1967)

"Director Seijun Suzuki melds eastern production values and western crime devices into a film with little inhibition and ample creativity." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 19, 2003
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La Vallée (The Valley) (1972)

"It is a film with a lush visual element and ambience, and with little substance." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 6, 2003
96%

Umberto D (1955)

"Umberto D. is a film of constant desolation, a stalwart example of Neorealist cinema, and a depressive film whose recommendation depends on the benefit of the emotions it successfully elicits." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 29, 2003
95%

The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

"Ray and Martha are violent for their desperation, their fiction the more vilified of the late 60's, early 70's crime couples." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 17, 2003
100%

Playtime (1973)

"Playtime is an adamant vision whose failure is integral to its philosophy. It is a befitting fate that Tati's art was not endorsed by popularity." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 16, 2003
97%

Jaws (1975)

"Jaws' formula has become a facsimiled equation for profit, of which the opening is the preeminent, telling feature." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 26, 2003
100%

By Brakhage: An Anthology (1954)

"'Filmmaker' is a misrepresentative title, here, as Brakhage only marginally honors the gamut of filmmaking." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 26, 2003
98%

Badlands (1974)

"Badlands is an arena for apathy, both in regard to the characters' depictions and their subjective emotions." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 17, 2003
83%

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

"Fitzcarraldo is a more objective record of a comparable fever dream, and as such is the preeminent testament of Herzog's labor as a filmmaker." ‐Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 14, 2003
91%

Drowning by Numbers (1988)

"Though not the most visceral of Greenaway's films, it is a textbook art film, meticulously organized, and requisite viewing for obsessive-compulsives." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 4, 2003
92%

La Jetée (The Pier) (1962)

"It is an essential fiction, a short story whose diminutive length does little to foretell its breadth." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 4, 2003
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Jubilee (1978)

"The film stands as an exemplar of its origin era, both undeniably bold and alienating." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 4, 2003
100%

Quai des Orfevres (Quay of the Goldsmiths) (Jenny Lamour) (1947)

"Quai Des Orfèvres is distinguished (although a patent genre film), and my recommendation is inhibited only by knowledge of Clouzot's later efforts." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 27, 2003
100%

Rashômon (1951)

"Rashomon is laudable foremost for its very use of its medium, timelessly engaging, and as singularly influential as any film in history." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 20, 2003
55%

I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) (1978)

"There is a successful motive at work in I Spit on Your Grave, though its methods of employing it are questionable. By more common standards it is morally reprehensible." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 18, 2003
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Le Coup de Grace (Der Fangschuß) (1978)

"Coup de Grâce is an ambiguously political film (the argument of its war is inherited, though neither side is defended exemplarily), in regard to both its war and sexual conflict." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 18, 2003
98%

Throne of Blood (1957)

"Its primary source subject to familiarity and its author's trademark apparent, Throne of Blood is nonetheless original, liberally inspired by multiple sources and seen, in result, as a singular novelty." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 18, 2003
94%

Hell House (2002)

"It is a strength of a documentary to disregard available bias, especially as temptingly easy as it would have been with this premise." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 8, 2003
100%

Lo sceicco bianco (The White Sheik) (1952)

"Such as in La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, in The White Sheik Fellini acknowledges his neo-realist foundation, and displays a capacity for fantasy." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 8, 2003
5/5 100%

Alice (Neco z Alenky) (1988)

Quote not available. Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 7, 2003
98%

Brazil (1985)

"Hollywood is notoriously plagued by commercial incentive and a lack of art; Brazil is a rare success, particularly so because it is decidedly anti-commercial." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 7, 2003
94%

Gates of Heaven (1980)

"Gates of Heaven is a documentary with subject and no argument, and is nonetheless deeply, deeply ruminative." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 7, 2003
89%

The Graduate (1967)

"Seen in its time, a decade of political identification (sexual, racial, etc.), The Graduate establishes clear pawns, and allows dualistic sympathy for either party in conflict." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 17, 2003
95%

Short Cuts (1993)

"Short Cuts is deliberately fragmentary, laudable for its individual scenes and even more so for their cohesion." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 17, 2003
93%

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

"My Neighbor Totoro has a realistic and dramatic maturity and an ingenuous sensibility (many scenes inherit a child's curious wonder). In contrast, there is fantasy, one, armed with Miyazaki's strength as its author, imaginative and totally original" Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 10, 2003
98%

The Wild Bunch (1969)

"The film does not highlight genre traits, and replaces them with a violence unparalleled in the genre's other entries; it is Sam Peckinpah's trademark punch, and The Wild Bunch is his showcase." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 10, 2003
99%

Metropolis (1927)

"Citing Metropolis' influence and historical value is redundantly necessary. The film is responsible for gearing the evolution of its medium." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 10, 2003
84%

Little Otik (2001)

"There is an inherent humor to the premise, though there is a concrete desperation at the heart of Little Otik." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 10, 2003
100%

My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv som Hund) (1987)

"Ingemar, as the other children in the film, is depicted with a noticeable respect and maturity." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 25, 2003
86%

Mysterious Object at Noon (2001)

"Mysterious Object at Noon is fascinating not for its conclusiveness (which it inevitably lacks) but its construction. It is a film made with little domestic influence, austere in its appearance and unique in its form." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2003
91%

Straw Dogs (1971)

"It is a dilemmatic circumstance, as the discrimination that founds the conflict between David and the townsmen may occur between the viewer and the film, in result of its final act." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2003
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Friends Forever (2001)

"Ben Wolfensohn's documentary is floated, firstly, by the curiosity abundant in its subject, and also by the sympathy and interest in its depiction." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2003
89%

Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum) (1975)

"Katharina Blum is a fictional case within a lens of subjectivity that affords a clear contemporary resonance." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2003
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"If anything, Blue is far less effective (it is even boring) than its notorious counterpart." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2003
52%

I Am Curious (Blue) (Jag är nyfiken - en film i blått) (1967)

"I Am Curious--Yellow is entertaining for its novelty, and exhaustive in its political intent. Its notorious reputation (attributed only to its frank sexuality), however, is misleading." Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2003
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