Edinburgh U Film Society

Edinburgh U Film Society is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Keith H. Brown
Rating Title/Year Author
Red Pomegranate (1969) Iain Lang Approached in the right way it's mind-blowing. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2006
The Immortal Story (1968) Spiros Gangas Perhaps Welles' least ambitious film but one which contains most of the elements present in his admirable corpus of work. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2004
4/5 One Hour Photo (2002) George Williamson Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2003
Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1993) Keith H. Brown Kieslowski presents a character who seeks superiority rather than equality and in a capitalist society he achieves it. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2002
Blue (1993) Keith H. Brown Many moments will surely linger in the memory. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2002
Shame (1968) Keith H. Brown One of Bergman's most intense films. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2002
4.5/5 101 Reykjavik (2000) Nicola Osborne Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2002
Un chien andalou (1929) Keith H. Brown The result of an amalgamation of the dreams of a madman (Dali) and a genius (Buñuel), Un Chien Andalou shocked the world three quarters of a decade ago and continues to do so today. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2002
The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) Keith H. Brown An unusual, magical, cinematically brilliant movie that deserves to be seen. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2001
Some Like It Hot (1959) Malcolm Maclaren Some Like it Hot is possibly the most perfect comedy ever made... EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) Keith H. Brown [A] B movie classic. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Keith H. Brown It is not that the movie is particularly graphic, with very little blood actually being spilled on screen. Rather, it's a very disturbing film. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Last Seduction (1994) Keith H. Brown John Dahl has established himself as a candidate for the title 'current king of the neo-noir.' EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996) Keith H. Brown It's like the TV series with all the sucky bits removed. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Fight Club (1999) Keith H. Brown One of the best films of the last decade. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Straw Dogs (1971) Stephen Cox A magnificent piece of film-making and certainly rank as the finest example of Peckinpah's craftsmanship. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Hamlet (1990) Catherine Monelle Highly enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Frantic (1958) Keith H. Brown A stylish noir-ish crime drama boasting, amongst other things, an improvised Miles Davis soundtrack. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Vertigo (1958) Keith H. Brown It may not be as funny or light as the best known of Hitchcock's work but this is certainly a classic largely because of it's impressively unlikeable, intense characters so at odds with Hitch's trademark Hollywood glamour films of the same time. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Heart of Glass (1976) Mark Radice Heart of Glass is fitfully both agonisingly abstruse and intensely intimate. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Killing (1956) Keith H. Brown A brilliant film, and one well worth seeing -- whether as an example of what Kubrick was capable of doing with limited resources, a classic film noir, or one of those many movies which Tarantino has liberally drawn from. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Rope (1948) Keith H. Brown Rope remains worth seeing, for its difference from cinema in general and from the rest of Hitchcock's work in particular. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck (1967) Keith H. Brown An affectionate parody of the Hammer horror films we all know and love from late-night TV. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) Keith H. Brown Everything in Umbrellas is incredibly bright and colourful...Yet, behind this surface, a rather more cynical worldview is apparent. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Halloween (1978) Keith H. Brown Perfect entertainment for the night of October 31st in any year. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Wild Strawberries (1957) Keith H. Brown Quite simply a must-see for the serious filmgoer, offering a perfect introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest directors. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Crossfire (1947) Keith H. Brown An intriguing combination of a common noir theme with the liberal-minded message picture. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Evil Dead (1981) Keith H. Brown The real stars of The Evil Dead are the direction and the effects. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Barbarella (1968) Keith H. Brown It's not a film that tries to break barriers or provide deep and meaningful commentary on the nature and meaning of life -- it's a film which sets out to entertain and does so with considerable panache. What more do you need to know? EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Repulsion (1965) Keith H. Brown Repulsion is perhaps Polanski's and Deneuve's finest hours. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Jackie Brown (1997) Keith H. Brown A classy package and an interesting auteur piece. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Throne of Blood (1957) Keith H. Brown A prime example of cinematic cross-cultural pollination. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Seven Samurai (1954) Keith H. Brown Perhaps Akira Kurosawa's greatest triumph, The Seven Samurai is a bona fide classic of cinema, a regular on many critics all-time top tens. So, if you haven't seen it before, why not? EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Evil Dead 2 (1987) Keith H. Brown The Evil Dead II is the sort of film which it is really impossible to describe or summarise. You simply have to come along and experience it for yourself. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Wings of Desire (1987) Keith H. Brown The delicate way that Wenders' articulates feelings of loss, alienation, and the first twinges of love let the film transcend its historical place. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Curse of the Cat People (1944) Keith H. Brown Often unjustly neglected in favour of its predecessor, The Curse of the Cat People is a great film in its own right, perhaps second only to the magical realist The Spirit of the Beehive as an evocation of the horrors of childhood. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Seventh Seal (1956) Keith H. Brown This is a film which absolutely deserves its status as a cinematic masterpiece and an opportunity to see it on a big screen should not be missed. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Germany Year Zero (1948) Keith H. Brown A grim movie perhaps... but a great one: Rossellini provides a fitting end to both the trilogy and his 'pure' neo-realist period. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Apartment (1960) Malcolm Maclaren A razor-sharp satire on the morals and ethics of the Real World, The Apartment is a superb film. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Scream (1996) Keith H. Brown If there's a problem with Scream it is that its very success dooms it to spawn a wave of cash-in imitations, few of which will exhibit their predecessors skill and intelligence. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Metropolis (1927) Keith H. Brown The original dystopic movie, the first sci-fi epic; Lang's skilful juxtaposition of Germanic gothicism with Art Deco resulted in a brilliant motion picture, a classic in every sense. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Alphaville (1965) Keith H. Brown Godard's avoidance of conventional science fiction architecture, in favour of what was actually available within Paris 1965, is his way of commenting on the city, what it was doing to its inhabitants, and what they were in danger of becoming. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Nosferatu (1922) Keith H. Brown F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror still has the power to chill the viewer, due in no small part to the amazing Max Schreck in the title role. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Yojimbo (1961) Keith H. Brown It is still clearly the work of a master film-maker, the level of care apparent in every shot being enough to lift Yojimbo out of the generic morass. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Braindead (1992) Keith H. Brown If you are a little squeamish then this is not the film for you, however those of a nervous disposition need not worry as Jackson is definitely playing for laughs. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Boogie Nights (1997) Keith H. Brown Anderson draws us in subtly, using the perhaps-surprising amount of humour inherent in his material. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Altered States (1980) Keith H. Brown No simple description could ever manage to convey the sheer visual assault of the film. It's a movie that has to be seen, experienced. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) Neil Chue Hong It's trash, but it's masterful trash. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Raging Bull (1980) Keith H. Brown Widely acclaimed as both the greatest film of the 1980s and of its director, Martin Scorsese, this is one of a select handful of films that everyone should see. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Down by Law (1986) Iain Harral As usual, Jarmusch comes up with something stylish, funny, and strangely touching. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000