Classic Film and Television

Classic Film and Television is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Michael E. Grost
Rating Title/Year Author
Daughters of the Dust (1991) Michael E. Grost Visually beautiful classic. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
3 Women (1977) Michael E. Grost One of Altman's most atmospheric films. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) Michael E. Grost Visually creative extravaganza, with superb color and superimpositions. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Eaux d'Artifice (1953) Michael E. Grost Rousing look at fountains, stairways and the geometry of flowing water. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Rabbit's Moon (1950) Michael E. Grost Dry run for later Anger films. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Fireworks (1947) Michael E. Grost Original, poetic classic. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2002) Michael E. Grost Informative look at great filmmaker Deren. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
L'enfant De Paris (2012) Michael E. Grost Delightful early film with engaging hero rescuing a kidnapped young woman. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Le mystère des roches de Kador (The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs) (1912) Michael E. Grost Gem of early film has hero use technology and psychology to solve crime. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
The Chocolate Soldier (1941) Michael E. Grost Operetta fans will enjoy this nostalgic outing. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Thanks a Million (1935) Michael E. Grost Film mixes delightful political satire with exuberant musical numbers. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Lady Killer (1933) Michael E. Grost Fun film is absolutely loaded with plot and fast paced zing. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) Michael E. Grost Off-beat tale of police investigation benefits from supporting actors. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Taxi! (1932) Michael E. Grost Over-violent and grim. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
My Past (1931) Michael E. Grost Triangle drama has charming stars and flashes of sensible realism. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Blonde Crazy (1931) Michael E. Grost Talented stars suffer from indifferent material. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Dangerous Female (1931) Michael E. Grost First version is closer to the novel and has more romance. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Aelita (1924) Michael E. Grost The best parts of this film are the science fictional ones, with their brilliant costumes. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
() Michael E. Grost Classic experimental film. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Ashik Kerib (1988) Michael E. Grost Experimental film is visually inventive. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Red Pomegranate (1969) Michael E. Grost Experimental film is a torrent of visual creativity. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Hagop Hovnatanian (1965) Michael E. Grost Nice mix of informative documentary about the title painter, and Paradjanov's visual creativity. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
People on Sunday (1930) Michael E. Grost Pleasant mix of documentary and fiction. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Hide-Out (1934) Michael E. Grost Well-made escapist fare. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Born to Dance (1936) Michael E. Grost Pleasant musical tries hard. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) Michael E. Grost Inventive musical numbers redeem film. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Blessed Event (1932) Michael E. Grost Blistering satire, but problems with racist language. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2017
Thunderbolt (1929) Michael E. Grost Brilliantly filmed tale of romance and the underworld. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Hangman's House (1928) Michael E. Grost Brilliantly filmed John Ford classic tells a suspenseful story of Ireland. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Quilombo (1984) Michael E. Grost Fascinating, upbeat look at nation formed by escaped slaves has rich atmosphere and brilliant color. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
The Street With No Name (1948) Michael E. Grost Vivid, rousing crime film depicts its tough urban area as a paradise for men. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Bullets or Ballots (1936) Michael E. Grost Police vs gangsters saga has unusually prominent roles for black actors. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
G-Men (1935) Michael E. Grost Influential film glorifies government agents, not gangsters. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Barbary Coast (1935) Michael E. Grost Engaging tale mixes romance, historical film, and anti-dictator, pro-Freedom of the Press points of view. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
The McKenzie Break (1970) Michael E. Grost Odd tale succeeds as prison break storytelling, but lacks deeper meanings or creativity. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Tokyo Drifter (1966) Michael E. Grost Delirious mix of musical and gangster film has spectacular design and color. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Kwaidan (1964) Michael E. Grost The fairy tale "Woman of Snow" is better than the other three horror segments. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
Dr. Akagi (1998) Michael E. Grost An often fascinating work of storytelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
The Makioka Sisters (1983) Michael E. Grost Look inside the difficult romantic lives of sisters has beautiful photography. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2017
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) Michael E. Grost Good-natured swashbuckler has fun story and some of the best European Royalty costumes ever. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
The Unknown Man (1951) Michael E. Grost Mild, sincere legal drama showing upright hero gradually discovering cesspool of corruption in his town. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
Above Suspicion (1943) Michael E. Grost Fun spy thriller in the Hitchcock tradition, with Thorpe's gift for European atmosphere . EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
Athena (1954) Michael E. Grost Fun little musical with bright color design and pleasant, warm comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
It's Only Money (1962) Michael E. Grost Fun Jerry Lewis comedy shows Tashlin's comic inventiveness with high tech machines and gizmos. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Michael E. Grost Zingy satire of the business world also boasts long takes and creative staging. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
Artists and Models (1955) Michael E. Grost Zany film mixes satire of science fiction comic books with wild comedy about almost anything. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
The Mysterious Doctor (1943) Michael E. Grost Decent little crime thriller has good atmosphere, visual style, and respectful sympathy for the mentally ill. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
Super Sleuth (1937) Michael E. Grost Crime comedy with funny first half and early noir atmosphere is done in by stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
Family Plot (1976) Michael E. Grost Inventive, often underrated thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017
Marnie (1964) Michael E. Grost Strange, richly told tale, full of echoes of Hitchcock themes. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2017