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Tom Block
Tom Block's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) ...it could've %u2014 should've %u2014 been [Peckinpah's] third or fourth masterpiece (that depends on who's doing the counting), and the movie he'd been building towards his entire career. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2006
93% California Split (1974) ...the big thing holding back American movies is that they aren't more like California Split. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2006
97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) An extravagantly plotted epic propelled by waves of free-flowing emotion and a palpable love for the American past ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 4, 2003
77% A Decade Under the Influence (2003) A breezy but incomplete valentine to the most fertile period in American film ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted May 25, 2003
94% Blood Simple (1984) The Coens' trademark aloofness works to perfection in Blood Simple because only the audience has a bird's eye view of the action. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 8, 2003
60% Hart's War (2002) A solid film...but more conscientious than it is truly stirring. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 14, 2002
58% Birthday Girl (2002) A keep-'em-guessing plot and an affectionate take on its screwed-up characters. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 31, 2002
42% Final (2001) A lifeless vacuum. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 18, 2002
22% Impostor (2002) What 'Blade Runner' would've looked like as a low-budget series on a UHF channel. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 3, 2002
85% Monster's Ball (2002) an Oprah-mistic movie in which people overcome a lifetime's worth of bad habits by 'opening up.' ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 25, 2001
82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) The man who helped spark the indie revolution is now making pictures that bow and scrape before the most depleted Hollywood conventions. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 7, 2001
94% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A celestial alignment of man, medium, and material. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2001
38% Novocaine (2001) a comically mordant tone that's all its own ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2001
95% The Endurance (2001) Frank Hurley's images by themselves make 'The Endurance' worth seeing. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 4, 2001
73% Joy Ride (2001) ...begins evaporating in your mind before it's even over. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Oct 4, 2001
78% My Son the Fanatic (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
90% Show Me Love (1999) ...a warm coming-of-age story that happens to be a coming-out story. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
67% Broken Vessels (1998) weighted down by conventional morality and predictable storytelling ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
47% The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
78% Following (1999) ...offers more pleasure as a jigsaw puzzle than it does as a movie. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
62% Arlington Road (1999) ...could have been a superb dark fantasy, but takes its own malarkey seriously. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
74% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) ...more rewarding to analyze than it is to see. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
17% The Haunting (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
86% The Blair Witch Project (1999) ...the movie isn't half as diabolical as its marketing plan. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
No Score Yet Michael Gambon gives the Jupiter Symphony of televised performances; sing praise for Dennis Potter's loving creation. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
60% The Minus Man (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
84% Last Night (1998) ...a no-frills but convincing execution of the end of the world. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
71% Get Bruce (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
94% Three Kings (1999) After wooing the likes of Hawks, Peckinpah, and Pontecorvo, 'Three Kings' decides in the end to go steady with Ron Howard. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
100% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) ...probes at our moral and psychological blind spots, at the limited and self-reinforcing nature of our vision. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
67% The Third Miracle (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
No Score Yet Les Bonnes Femmes (The Good Girls) (1960) ...puts a universal face on lives of noisy desperation ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
74% Mifune's Last Song (Mifune) (Mifunes sidste sang) (2000) 'Rain Man' without all the bull. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
95% Not One Less (2000) The best film released in America so far this year. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
47% Orphans (1998) ...a kitchen-sink drama that's full of old dishwater. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
82% Beyond the Mat (1999) Blaustein and his film have at least put a human face on those monstrous countenances that snarl out from our television sets on Saturday afternoons. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
31% Treasure Island (2000) ...all of the bad things that make up what we call 'independent film.' ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
69% Southpaw (2000) ...sane and modest. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
59% Human Traffic (2000) ...the get-on-and-get-off attitude of a two-minute pop-song. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
74% The Big Kahuna (2000) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
76% Gladiator (2000) ...a two-ring circus that fails as entertainment and stinks as a sermon. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
73% Bossa Nova (2000) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
41% 8 1/2 Women (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
94% Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) (1956) ...a movie that sticks to your ribs. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
No Score Yet Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
38% Entrapment (1999) Quote not available. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 18, 2001
52% Rock Star (2001) ...quirky, raucous, and mostly winning ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 7, 2001
72% Happy Accidents (2001) a charming, and occasionally eerie, demonstration of how far a little conviction can take a movie. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 21, 2001
100% Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1956) Akira Kurosawa captures the convulsive feeling of being alive and crams it inside a single movie. Seven Samurai is The Portable World. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 5, 2001
45% Planet of the Apes (2001) Cheesy but not much fun, and it never reaches the level of pulp poetry. ‐ culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 27, 2001