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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
59% Pitch Black (2000) David Twohy's film undoubtedly has something interesting about it, and that something can be summarised in two words: Vin Diesel.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 59% Pitch Black (2000) But, much like cult pulper Assault On Precinct 13, this supersedes its derivative B-movie roots to emerge as a craftily crafted and stylishly shot outer-spacer.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Love Matters (1993) Though the film offers no easy answers of "sigh-with-relief" resolutions, its portrayal of two marriages is splendid in both its exploration and thought-provoking examination of human nature within the context of long-term marital commitment.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 80% Dominick and Eugene (1988) Most of the time Young manages to deal subtly with the emotions, and in these moments the film is affecting and sincere.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
1/4 0% T.R. Baskin (1971) Although she raises some interesting questions, Bergen's character evokes neither the sympathy nor the interest intended.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 60% Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) A bad soundtrack and horrendous dubbing don't help matters, but the hardest thing to figure out here is who is shooting at whom in the air sequences.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
60% Von Richthofen and Brown (1971) Corman's Poe-derived motifs are transposed exuberantly to the skies as WWI biplanes fight it out with romantic heroism. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Tamahine (1963) This film can't decide whether to poke fun at the British education system or send up sex comedies.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Prey (2018) It's not a film that cares too much about making sense of its plot...since the gist of it all is the action, which involves fist fights, spearing, knifing and machine gunning.‐ Bangkok Post
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
2/5 56% Two Evil Eyes (1990) While far from the worst adaptation of Poe's work... Two Evil Eyes breaks no new ground. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/5 56% The Exorcist III (1990) May not have the visceral impact of the first film, but it gives viewers far more than they had any reason to expect.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3/5 59% The Dark Half (1993) Romero is starting to appear to be a successor to Hitchcock, crafting intelligent stories of ordinary people in dire peril and lacing them with dark wit.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
1/5 57% Raising Cain (1992) De Palma always winds up letting his worst instincts get the better of him.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
5/5 71% Terrifier (2018) It won't win any awards (pity) but nevertheless, Terrifier is a brilliant horror movie - simple as that.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
70% The Entity (1982) A great performance by Barbara Hershey fails to save this poorly directed tale of the supernatural, which was sold as a fictionalized account of an actual paranormal case history. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
1/4 46% Maniac Cop (1988) This is a one-idea concept enlivened ever so slightly by fleeting moments of Cohen's patented sociopolitical subtext and goofy black humor. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 56% Critters (1986) One of the most enjoyable films of the summer, Critters harks back to the low-budget science fiction films of the 1950s and balances the thrills with heavy doses of humor. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
88% Shrek (2001) But this ogre, Shrek is in a film that is hilarious, original and absolutely brilliant.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 85% Sisters (1973) Sisters is surprisingly rich in character and thematics, has an uncharacteristic sense of humor... and contains a magnificent performance from Kidder. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet Operation Manhunt (1954) Will Kuluva, as the Russian spymaster, radiates the impersonal menace of a prescription for arsenic, while as Gouzenko, Townes suggests very gracefully a sort of soulful bureaucrat.‐ TIME Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) Everything is just as it ought to be in such a picture. ‐ TIME Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
No Score Yet Hansel and Gretel (1954) The novelty quickly wears off.‐ TIME Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
76% White Christmas (1954) A big fat yam of a picture richly candied with VistaVision (Paramount's answer to CinemaScope), Technicolor, tunes by Irving Berlin, massive production numbers, and big stars. Unfortunately, the yam is still a yam.‐ TIME Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
97% A Star Is Born (1954) All this, plus a dozen big musical sequences, makes Star a mighty long gulp of champagne; but, like champagne, it is hard to refuse.‐ TIME Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 35% A Star is Born (1976) This is a fairly good, though overlong, film.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
1/4 No Score Yet Hercules and Xena: The Battle for Mt. Olympus (1998) The film's worst problem is the mediocre nature of the animation. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
53% The Notebook (2004) What saves Notebook, or at least lifts it above itself, are the hints of hard-won grit that both Gosling and Garner inject into their characters.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 93% Searching (2018) An entertaining thriller... that loses the opportunity to reflect on the use of technology. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemanía (Spain)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
84% Monsters and Men (2018) Green fulfills on his promise as an emerging filmmaker-to-watch, delivering a compelling and emotionally honest tripartite narrative about three men in Brooklyn who've all been impacted by the violent incident and must make an irrevocable choice.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 64% The Crazies (1973) One of Romero's most underrated efforts, The Crazies is highly recommended. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/4 69% Race with the Devil (1975) This exceptionally well-done sequence bears a remarkable resemblance to the climactic chase scene in The Road Warrior. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
1/5 47% The Sentinel (1977) Although the script has potential, director Winner performs his usual hack job on the material--making the whole thing rather cheap and repugnant. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 46% Audrey Rose (1977) To his credit, Wise took a subtle approach to the material, but Audrey Rose remains a rather uninteresting tale of the supernatural. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
46% Audrey Rose (1977) A dull 1977 would-be chiller. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 53% I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) (1978) Director Meir Zarchi may have been trying to make a point about the horrors of rape, brutality, revenge, and reprisal, but he simply isn't a good enough director to extract any relevance or nuance from his exploitative material‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
1/5 44% Grizzly (1976) [A] meager plot. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
1/5 40% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) Despite the intriguing premise, Pierce is a stupifyingly unimaginative director, and the film is incredibly dull.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3/5 53% It Lives Again (1978) The excellent first sequel to It's Alive expands the concept of the original and finds a more-confident Larry Cohen behind the camera. ‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
1/5 52% The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) Miscast Lancaster fails to be a compelling figure - either tragic or malevolent - and the entire film collapses around him.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/5 45% Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Parts of the film are nasty enough to grip the audience, but a large portion is muddled and sometimes laughably pretentious.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
64% The Addams Family (1991) There's a plenitude of witty lines...and a top-drawer cast...that adroitly negotiates the delicate line between playing camp and character.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt (1979) This isn't low comedy; it's subterranean and an insult to participants and audience alike.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
100% Dinner at Eight (1933) What this business needs, what theaters must have, what fans rush to pay their money for is an ATTRACTION and [MGM] have certainly gone the limit in giving them one with this production. That the industry will be better off as a result of it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
60% Operation Finale (2018) One of the Mossad's finest hours is back on cinema screens [with] "Operation Finale."‐ Haaretz
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 95% The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) The true heart of the movie, though, is Terence Stamp. He may be a little stiff in the show routines but, offstage, he's a revelation, giving a performance of near-perfect restraint and dignity.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
No Score Yet Double Harness (1933) A good many pictures have flowed under the cinematic bridge since Miss Harding has had a part so ideally suited to her. And never has William Powell been so smoothly cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
90% When Harry Met Sally (1989) When Harry Met Sally is a beautiful, brainy, touching and lilting romantic comedy that should touch the heartstrings of lovers and those yearning to be in love everywhere.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The [film] does not detract from the original, although it is obvious that the humor has been amplified for the sequel. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Chilango.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
No Score Yet Hold Your Man (1933) The story itself is familiar formula - but the treatment, dialogue and direction, and a cast that is perfect right down to the smallest bit, render Hold Your Man a first rate piece of entertainment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 45% Deep Impact (1998) There are some impressive disaster effects in the final hour, and thanks to some clever and knowing twists, Deep Impact keeps you averagely entertained right up until the cataclysmic tidal-wave finale.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018