Mark of the Vampire (1935)
The Return of Doctor X (1939)
Doctor X (1932)
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
"Like Jaws, here's one of those rare instances when the movie is better than the book. What's more, this box office hit easily remains the best adaptation of a King property (sorry, Shawshank and Shining groupies)."
The Accountant (2016)
"Smart movies offer intriguing setups, unique characters and tantalizing plot pirouettes. The Accountant is a smart movie. Smart movies also avoid offering imbecilic narrative coincidences and imploding third acts. Alas, The Accountant isn't THAT smart."
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Graffiti Bridge (1990)
Under the Cherry Moon (1986)
Purple Rain (1984)
"The drama is clunky, the acting is awful more often than not, and the casual sexism simmers throughout. But whenever Prince takes the stage to perform one of his sizzling songs, the picture irresistibly exudes sex, sweat and swagger in equal measure."
Lady in White (1988)
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
"Whatever one thinks of the messenger, the delivered movie is worthy of attention. It's a film for the here and now, a document that nicely supports the BlackLivesMatter movement (and throws shade on the AllLivesMatter nonsense)."
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
"It's easy to see why many love this picture (great premise, fine action scenes, a score by Queen, Connery) but just as easy to see why many despise it (cheesy production values, stone-faced Lambert, ludicrous supporting characters, thudding dialogue)."
Caboblanco (Cabo Blanco) (1981)
"Remaking a unique classic like Casablanca would be an act of sheer folly, so here we have a movie that kinda-sorta-maybe-vaguely can be called a remake. Even without comparisons, this one's a snoozer."
Tenebre (Unsane) (1982)
Stephen King's It (1990)
Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye' (1985)
Salem's Lot (1979)
"Small-screen restrictions require the bloodletting be kept to a minimum, but director Tobe Hooper and scripter Paul Monash nevertheless manage to construct a first-rate chiller out of King's fertile source material. "
Raising Cain (1992)
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
Blood Simple (1984)
"Not just noteworthy as the first picture written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, this excellent neo-noir also stands as an important film in the development of the American independent cinema during the 1980s."
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Grandview U.S.A. (1984)
My Bodyguard (1980)
High Noon (1952)
"It's the film's brevity that prevents it from soaring, since the stripped-down narrative generally allows only the widest of brush strokes when it comes to painting the characters and their situations. Cooper's performance is masterful, however."
Cat People (1942)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Hollars (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
"The action scenes are well-staged if deeply impersonal -- in fact, much of the film feels rote and mechanical, less a vibrant throwback to vintage Westerns and more a marketing campaign in search of meaning."
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
"While traveling along similar lines as Psycho, director William Castle and scripter Robb White manage to include enough originality that the shock ending still has the power to catch many viewers off guard."
13 Ghosts (1960)
Patch Adams (1998)
"The worst film of 1998 was also one of the worst films of its entire decade, but it panders so shamelessly in an effort to manipulate every conceivable human emotion that it was instantly embraced by easy-to-please filmgoers."
Zombie Holocaust (1982)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1991)
Maggie's Plan (2016)
"This isn't the usual cine-doc that relies heavily on movie clips -- instead, the screen scenes are more like a couple of minutes from Autumn Sonata, a few seconds from Casablanca, a solitary still from Spellbound."
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
"Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, both gorgeous beyond measure, strike sparks as the sexually unfulfilled Maggie and her tortured husband Brick, while Burl Ives is sensational as the family patriarch Big Daddy."
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
Midnight Run (1988)