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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
2.5/5 7% Siberia (2018) Once again, Keanu takes risks. But this time it isn't worth it. [Full review in Spanish]‐ Cinemanía (Spain)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 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
87% 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
No Score Yet When Ladies Meet (Strange Skirts) (Truth Is Stranger) (1933) You can push the gas throttle through the floor-board and go the limit on this picture. It's a picture for every type of audience.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
No Score Yet Kitchener's Great Army in the Battle of the Somme (The Battle of the Somme) (1916) It would be indeed a cold heart that could resist the thrill of battle that rushes upon one from the shivering screen.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
80% Lucia (1968) By turns, it's touching, lively and nostalgic. One to see.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
No Score Yet Catherine the Great (2005) Between interviews with experts on the period, Emily Bruni plays Catherine with unaffected directness, reciting from the empress's letters and memoirs. ‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
91% Bang The Drum Slowly (1973) De Niro nails the sentimental tearjerker stuff.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
85% Downhill Racer (1969) A modest effort but a good one. It may be the first film in history that starts at the top, goes steadily downhill, and still stays interesting along the way.‐ TIME Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
71% Personal Best (1982) Producer-director-screenwriter Robert Towne has fallen dismally short of his own personal best.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
94% Pumping Iron (1976) Full of much more heart than you might expect.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
97% The Thin Man (1934) Don't spare the enthusiasm on this one because if the book had thousands of readers, this picture will have millions of customers - well satisfied and with that well-fed look.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 35% Battlestar Galactica (1978) Although evidently a rip-off - there were hints of Lucas even taking the matter to the courts - this spacebound wagon train, whose limits are readily apparent, is great fun.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
57% Twister (1996) While the special effects are clearly the star of this masterwork, the storyline itself, although predictable, is crisp and full of heart. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
1/5 0% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) On the little screen, the eye is not discerning enough to see the obvious miniatures and shoddy special effects. It's all magnified by the big screen, as are the comic-strip lines put into the mouths of the wooden actors.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
0% Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) The way space jock and cosmic smartass Buck Rogers does his thing, launched into the 25th century from 1987, the audience will soon twig that he's been deep-frozen for at least 30 years longer than the script lets on: his humour is pure Playboy '50s.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) It attacks its subject with praiseworthy vigor and directness. It leaves utterly nothing to the imagination... In the strictest sense of the word, it is not entertainment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
77% Gladiator (2000) Russell Crowe solidly anchors this epic-scale gladiator movie - the first in nearly four decades - by using his burly frame and expressive face to give dimension to what might otherwise have been comic book heroics.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
86% Manhattan Melodrama (1934) Audiences will not fail to react emotionally to the intelligent writing of it... Each situation is milked dry, yet never overplayed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
No Score Yet Savage (1973) Spielberg's imaginative camerawork manages to flog this exposition-heavy vehicle along at a bearable pace, and the actors, saddled with some of the most unlikely dialogue ever heard in a television studio, struggle heroically to transcend the material.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
83% Beetlejuice (1988) Starting with the title, not much about this movie makes sense. That's what's fun about it.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
No Score Yet Pick-Up (1933) The picture is packed with down-to-earth speech and sentiment and is of the human interest variety that has been plenty scarce for a long time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
38% Beaches (1988) As a film, Beaches is a contradictory mishmash of moods and intentions. However, the movie's weaknesses are the record's strengths.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
98% King Kong (1933) [Fay] Wray has never been more beautiful before the camera, nor acted as well as she does in this production. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
98% It Happened One Night (1934) A charming, human, believable story, with charming, human, believable characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.5/5 91% Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Very enjoyable, but frankly, too many stars for its own good.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 91% Mughal-E-Azam (1960) It's well worth visiting a seminal movie that set many of the thematic traditions for contemporary Indian cinema.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/5 38% Mohenjo Daro (2016) Hrithik Roshan's commitment to his character is unquestionable. Even when delivering lines, which would be a mouthful to repeat, he manages with sincerity and conviction.‐ Mumbai Mirror
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
No Score Yet When You're in Love (1937) It is money in the bank for any house, due for holdover business in many spots.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
No Score Yet Camille (1921) Nazimova totally immerses her own distinct personality into that of the famed heroine. Instead of the sinuous, clinging Nazimova, she appears an actress almost new-born for the part.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2011
91% Junior Bonner (1972) Sam Peckinpah's reputation for violence is herein exorcised in the rodeo and brawl sequences. Audiences which consider such rough-and-tumble as innocuous, vicarious ventilation will get their fill, though others may perceive a bit more.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2009
4/5 85% Downhill Racer (1969) An influential and extremely well-done sports film, worth watching even if you don't normally enjoy films of this type.‐ TV Guide
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2007
4/5 94% Pumping Iron (1976) Fascinating stuff when viewed in the context of Arnie's now notorious political career.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2007
B+ 32% The Good German (2007) Quote not available.‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 3, 2007
A 92% Children of Men (2006) Quote not available.‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 3, 2007
B+ 62% Blood Diamond (2006) Quote not available.‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Feb 3, 2007
94% Pumping Iron (1976) An enlightening documentary bolstered by what still ranks as one of Schwarznegger's most memorable screen appearances -- playing himself.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
B 45% Deep Impact (1998) Freeman gives a strong and dignified performance, seeming far more heroically presidential than any of our recent presidents.‐ E! Online
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000