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Walter Goodman
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No Score Yet Caesar's Writers (1996) The writers... retain the zest that went into the making of ''Your Show of Shows'' and ''Caesar's Hour,'' those vaudevilles of the tube that entered television lore.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Thug Life in D.C. (1998) ... incisive HBO documentary...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Welcome to Vienna (Wohin und zurück) (1986) The statement gains power from the black-and-white photography of Gernot Roll and the art direction of Fritz Hollergschwandtner.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Saturday, Sunday, Monday (1978) ... if the feast is not quite four star, the four stars are fun to watch as they serve up their Neapolitan personas, highly seasoned yet not overdone.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Space Shuttle (1994) "Space Shuttle" conveys the complexity and excitement of the manned flights and will probably inspire dreams of space travel in young viewers.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet American Cinema - V. 1 (1995) Although the achievement does not match the ambition, there are rewards along the way.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Fall of Saigon: Memories and Nightmares (1995) "The Fall of Saigon" is a vivid, exciting, painful account of the final hours before the unconditional surrender of South Vietnam...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Gate of Heavenly Peace (1995) ... remarkable work...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Me & My Matchmaker (1996) The easygoing, hourlong documentary consists mainly of Ms. Nathan's wooing Mr. Wexler with meals while she tries to figure out whether he really wants a bride and, if so, what kind.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Jackie: Behind the Myth (1999) This collection of encomiums couldn't be more respectable and less revealing if it was produced by a Jacqueline Kennedy fan club, which in a way it is.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Komissar (The Commissar) (1988) Add ''Commissar'' to the remarkable series of Soviet movies that has been finding its way West after many years in the cinematic gulag.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Arriba Hazaña (Hail Hazana) (2014) The movie's director, Jose Maria Gutierrez, who also collaborated on the screenplay, builds convincingly to the rebellion, shrewdly exploring the divisions among the students as well as the faculty.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Tale Of Ruby Rose (2013) Ruby Rose's tale... is undernourished and overcooked, like the possums on which the household survives. The highs come mainly from the highlands.‐ New York Times
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100% The Great McGinty (1940) ''The Great McGinty'' was the great Preston Sturges's first showing as a director, and a happy occasion it was.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet I Don't Give a Damn (1988) ''I Don't Give a Damn'' is a soapy Israeli movie composed of the residue of better movies past.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Israel's Shattered Dreams (1990) Unfortunately, the movie makers play so heavily on the passions on the edges of Israeli opinion that their work loses focus.‐ New York Times
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69% Entre tinieblas (Dark Habits) (Dark Hideout) (1983) Mr. Almodovar, who wrote as well as directed, does not quite bring the events together, but his wry attitude toward conventional morality is not lost, and the acting is sufficiently controlled to keep the characters from running away into farce.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Mass Is Ended (La Messa è finita) (1991) The story is lightly told by Nanni Moretti, the director, co-writer and star, but we get to know none of these people; they are brought one after the other as means of overloading Giulio's circuits.‐ New York Times
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100% Fat City (1972) A knockout scene by that grand old battler, John Huston.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet A Hungry Feeling: The Life and Death of Brendan Behan (2012) ''A Hungry Feeling'' is an affectionate look that does not gloss over its subject's weaknesses.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Quartet (1949) W. Somerset Maugham's novels and short stories may not count as literature, but they have made for some very entertaining movies, ''Quartet'' high among them.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Only Two Can Play (1962) Sidney Gilliat's direction is deft, and Sellers is in form, which is about as good as comedians come.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Le moine et la sorcière (Sorceress) (1988) ... somewhat obvious yet intriguing movie...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Subway to the Stars (Um Trem para as Estrelas) (1987) ... you'll find a vibrant movie-making intelligence glittering through ''Subway to the Stars.''‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Two Lives of Mattia Pascal (Le Due Vite di Mattia Pascal) (1985) Mattia's is a tasty tale, delectably told.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Levy and Goliath (Lévy et Goliath) (1987) ... the problem here is that the heavy hand of Gerard Oury, who directed and collaborated on the script for ''Levy and Goliath,'' knocks over credibility some time before Levy knocks over Goliath.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Big Parade (Da yue bing) (1986) You may not be moved to join up, but you can't help coming away with a more direct understanding of the message of collecive effort that the Chinese authorities are trying to drum into their countrymen.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden (1987) ... you appreciate that these young musicians are trying to recapture much more than just the tunes of a bygone time; they are after nothing less elusive than the spirit of a destroyed world.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Last Minute (Ultimo minuto) (1987) The script, which is supposed to be giving us an inside look at the workings of professional soccer, seems fixed.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Distant Harmony: Pavarotti in China (1986) ... a cheerful documentary about the tenor's tour of the country in June 1986.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Great Race (1982) The performances, especially that of Jaroslaw Kopaczewski as Radek, are solid enough to ground the satire in reality.‐ New York Times
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88% The Citadel (1938) ... still has considerable punch despite the placebo of a plot.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Pigeon Feathers (1988) he adaptation by Jan Hartman and the direction by Sharron Miller are faithful to the story's events but lack the evocative powers of Mr. Updike's prose.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Revolt of Mother (1986) The musical score seems intended for dozing and Victor Lobl's earnest direction will not startle you awake.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Frida (1984) ... an affectionate and affecting tribute to a colorful woman.‐ New York Times
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100% Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) Escapist, sure, but 1938 was a year worth escaping from.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet To Dendro pou Pligoname (The Tree We Hurt) (1986) There are lovely scenes, such as a line of women in white kerchiefs seated on donkeys moving between whitewashed buildings.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Catherine the Great (1934) In case you were wondering how Catherine the Great got that way, here is one version.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988) ''I never thought we'd be coming back,'' says the colonel's pal, who plainly didn't take a look at the receipts from parts one and two.‐ New York Times
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100% Såsom i en Spegel (Through A Glass Darkly) (1961) The acting is finely modulated; Miss Andersson's flirtation with insanity is a ballet.‐ New York Times
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100% All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) The lovely, terrible final image... is as heartbreaking in 1988 as it was a half century ago.‐ New York Times
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89% Cleopatra (1934) The result is nutty, inimitable and, if you get into the spirit of the thing, irresistible.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Once upon a Texas Train (1988) ... this easygoing effort, written, produced and directed by Burt Kennedy, ambles amiably along as the pals regroup and head toward the bend of the Rio Brazos...‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet Destroyer of Illusion: The Secret World of a Tibetan Lama (1986) For nonstudent... the path is arduous, the end shrouded.‐ New York Times
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80% Crossfire (1947) ... the movie still has power, despite its pop psychology and message mongering.‐ New York Times
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100% Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits) (1952) The messages come easily; the movie is never hectoring or doleful. The director's touch is light, his eye for the ways of farm folk and of children is sharp, and his heart is soft.‐ New York Times
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No Score Yet The Wild Pair (1987) Movies like this spit into audiences' faces all the time.‐ New York Times
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100% The Tall Men (1955) ... a mighty mild movie.‐ New York Times
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100% La Ronde (1950) The performers are as seductive as the script. It's quite an affaire.‐ New York Times
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100% Westfront 1918 (1930) The truth of the movie is all in the trenches.‐ New York Times
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