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Tony Sloman

Tony Sloman
Tony Sloman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 90% The Magnificent Seven (1960) Director John Sturges was extremely fortunate in securing a near-perfect cast for this enduringly popular western reworking of Japanese classic Seven Samurai. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 21, 2016
4/5 95% The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Clint Eastwood seized the directorial reins from Phil Kaufman and fashioned this tough, sprawling post-Civil War western epic into something approaching a personal testament. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 27, 2016
3/5 91% The Sugarland Express (1974) The set pieces are beautifully handled, grizzled veteran Ben Johnson is watchable as the head cop on their tail, and, looking back, it's clear that Spielberg already held all the aces and knew how to deal them. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 24, 2016
5/5 72% Calamity Jane (1953) The opening sequence of this wonderful musical is pure pleasure, as Doris Day rides the Deadwood stage across the screen and into our hearts. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 75% The Life of Emile Zola (1937) This is one of a remarkable series of Warner Bros melodramatic biopics whose central performances were once considered prime examples of cinematic acting. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 23, 2016
4/5 96% Oklahoma! (1955) This rousing film version of the massively influential and, in its day, revolutionary Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical preserves both the magnificent songs and the key Agnes DeMille choreography. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 27, 2015
4/5 60% Conspiracy of Hearts (1960) Thoughtful casting lends the film resonance, and it's far better than its potentially mawkish plot combination of children and nuns would suggest. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 25, 2015
4/5 89% Broken Arrow (1950) This massively influential western from director Delmer Daves was among the first to tell the native American side of the story. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 17% Viva Knievel! (1977) This amazingly kitsch one-off stars the man himself, a non-actor if ever there was one, in a movie so absurd it simply has to be seen to be believed. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 4, 2015
4/5 91% The Dirty Dozen (1967) One of the smash hits of its year, this action-packed war movie is violent and amoral, and fans would say all the better for it. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 3, 2015
4/5 92% Bye Bye Birdie (1963) A wonderfully energetic and colourful adaptation of the smash Broadway hit, satirising the traumatic induction of one Elvis Presley into the US Army. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 1, 2015
4/5 71% Hester Street (1975) This marvellously evocative study of Jewish immigrant life in turn-of-the-century New York, mainly told in delightfully subtitled Yiddish, features an outstanding lead performance from the Oscar-nominated Carol Kane. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 13, 2015
5/5 96% Touch of Evil (1958) Welles made the film that virtually capped a style he had helped create: you could say that the span of film noir started with Citizen Kane and ended with this movie. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5/5 100% Only Angels Have Wings (1939) This is great cinema: supremely entertaining, mature storytelling. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 100% Winchester '73 (1950) This is a fine, mature work: adult, intelligent and moral, creating a laconic new persona for the admirable Stewart. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2015
4/5 100% King Creole (1958) This is arguably Elvis Presley's best film, and certainly his best acting performance. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/5 40% Androcles and the Lion (1953) The imported British supporting cast, including Robert Newton, behave like fish out of water under Chester Erskine's shambolic direction. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/5 86% Major Barbara (1941) [A] superb screen adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's morality study about the Salvation Army and armaments manufacture. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/5 100% Wild River (1960) Montgomery Clift gives a superbly tender performance in one of his last and most tortured roles, and Lee Remick is touching as his confidante. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 77% White Christmas (1954) Kaye is superb, especially in his knockout dance routine with Vera-Ellen, and the direction from veteran Michael Curtiz rightly embraces the sentiment rather than keeping it at bay. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 12, 2014
3/5 73% Clash by Night (1952) What is surprising is that this inexpensive RKO melodrama is from once revered émigré director Fritz Lang, who fails to disguise the inherent dullness of the original material or to mask the obvious studio backdrops and poor matching front projection. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2014
4/5 95% The Woman in the Window (1944) There's no denying the power of this particular nightmare. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/5 89% While the City Sleeps (1955) This thriller about the battle for control of a newspaper is quite intriguing and boasts a starry cast. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/5 89% Wise Blood (1979) Ultimately the movie's taste becomes highly questionable. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 83% As You Desire Me (1932) It may be slow moving and a shade creaky today, but this Greta Garbo vehicle positively smoulders, and contains some of the most overt sensuality you're likely to see in a Hollywood movie of the period. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 16, 2014
2/5 40% Pin-Up Girl (1944) Frankly, this one isn't terribly good. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/5 83% How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Fabulously cast and wickedly witty. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 29, 2014
5/5 90% The Scarlet Empress (1934) They don't get much better than this. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2014
3/5 100% Indiscreet (1958) It's nonsense, of course, but utterly charming. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 19, 2014
5/5 97% To Have and Have Not (1944) This one is a must: they don't come better. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 42% Terminal Station Indiscretion (1953) It has a raw truth about it that is still deeply moving. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 13, 2014
3/5 76% Damn Yankees (1958) The problem lies with Tab Hunter in the difficult leading role: to put it mildly, he lacks pizzazz. There's still a lot of fun to be gleaned, though: Gwen Verdon is a knockout as Lola, and Ray Walston is arguably the definitive movie Devil, Mr Applegate. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2014
4/5 93% Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) This wonderful MGM musical has super songs, ravishing Technicolor and extraordinary talent both behind and in front of the camera. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 7, 2014
4/5 82% Fear Strikes Out (1957) Director Robert Mulligan's feature film debut is a harrowing and intense biopic of Boston Red Sox baseball star Jim Piersall, superbly portrayed by Anthony Perkins. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 6, 2014
5/5 96% Double Indemnity (1944) This classic thriller from director Billy Wilder is one of the best-loved examples of film noir ever made. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 7, 2014
5/5 98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) This is pure cinema: emotionally uplifting, utterly absorbing, sublimely refreshing. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 25, 2014
5/5 86% The Sound of Music (1965) This artful crowd-pleaser continues to reach out to every generation, thanks to expert and unsentimental handling from director Robert Wise and a magnificent performance from Julie Andrews. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 25, 2014
5/5 77% Gigi (1958) There's a fine bittersweet air to this tale that leaves you longing to see it again. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 25, 2014
5/5 100% All About Eve (1950) A classic movie, whose qualities remind us that there once was a Hollywood where such sophisticated treats could be made. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 25, 2014
4/5 81% Oliver! (1968) Today, it works well as a child's introduction to Dickens. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 24, 2014
5/5 100% Marty (1955) Audiences used to seeing Borgnine in more menacing roles in films such as From Here to Eternity and Bad Day at Black Rock warmed to his sympathetic portrayal of the Bronx butcher with low self-esteem. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 21, 2014
5/5 96% My Fair Lady (1964) With elegance and taste, George Cukor rightly preserves the theatricality of the enterprise and provides a joyful experience to savour again and again. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 21, 2014
5/5 98% On the Waterfront (1954) On the surface it's an extremely well-crafted and entertaining drama, but peel away some layers and you'll discover an apologia for informing. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 12, 2014
5/5 100% Rebecca (1940) Alfred Hitchcock's first Hollywood film is a sumptuous and suspenseful adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's romantic novel. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2014
5/5 98% His Girl Friday (1940) Clever, witty and extremely satisfying, this marvellous film is still achingly funny today. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 98% Roman Holiday (1953) Immaculately directed by William Wyler, and written and played with style and grace, this is a film to treasure, both for its endearing action and marvellous performances. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 95% Bringing Up Baby (1938) How sublime can movies get? ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 100% The Lady Eve (1941) This wonderfully witty masterpiece was written and directed by the inimitable Preston Sturges. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 10, 2014
4/5 83% Gaslight (1944) It's a bit dated now, but still has much to offer, notably George Cukor's intelligent direction. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 4, 2014
4/5 95% An American in Paris (1951) It still looks pretty good today, with marvellous Technicolored design, athletic dancing from Kelly and a superb Gershwin score, but some sequences have dated. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 3, 2014