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DVDLaser

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
If a viewer accepts Lelouch's approach, the inner strength of the characters is a sufficient replacement for outward heroics, and the period details become intentional artifacts of America's international heritage.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
2
Winning (1969)
The film goes nowhere except in circles.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
3
Whether [Edie Sedgwick] is acting or stoned-for-real with a model's instincts propping her up, her performance is wonderful, highly amusing at all the right moments, yet melancholy in a way which is free of self-pity.
Posted Nov 27, 2007
4
The results made exciting, memorable cinema, but could just as easily have turned into disaster. There seems to be no escaping the darker side of innocence.
Posted Nov 19, 2007
5
Dylan is the key to liking or disliking the film.
Posted Nov 9, 2007
6
5/5
The funniest movie ever made
Posted Jun 15, 2007
7
2/5
Molly Ringwald is appealing, but the film has little else going for it.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
8
3/5
The program, however, is by no means the worst effort Norris has ever participated in and the ending, in which he single-handedly wipes out an entire brigade of bad guys, has a certain heroic charm to it.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
9
5/5
It is these visions, and the narrative, which also has a strong religious subplot, that make the program so compelling, a work of fantasy that is designed to make you think and contemplate. The artwork is outstanding
Posted Jun 15, 2007
10
3/5
Red Corner (1997)
Although there isn't much of a mystery, there is plenty of suspense and the film is a satisfying piece of exotic escapism, one that lets you learn a little bit along the way.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
11
3/5
the narrative is somewhat flaccid, but the class it brings to the music sequences goes a long way in compensation.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
12
4/5
a movie for people who love World's Fairs
Posted Jun 15, 2007
13
3/5
Julia (1977)
The film has star appeal and gossip appeal, and the disc's soundtrack makes viewing it worthwhile, but sometimes you want to reach through the screen, reach through characters, reach through the words, reach through every layer of artistic endeavor, and s
Posted Jun 15, 2007
14
3/5
The 98 minute drama takes good advantage of the premise, however, to provide some simple intelligent lessons about tolerance. cultural diversity and the nature of life, utilizing the magic of filmmaking to ignite the imagination and stir some excitement,
Posted Jun 15, 2007
15
3/5
The film has some memorable characterizations and depicts adult situations with a much greater frankness than Hollywood was allowed at the time. Despite its clear moral exploration, however, the 78-minute running time is too brief for the film to become m
Posted Jun 15, 2007
16
5/5
The two films make an elegant, satisfying film that lasts for four hours and possess an ending worthy of every minute leading up to it.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
17
2/5
the narrative is competent, with some decent fantasy-action near the end, but on the whole the program didn't seem as creative or intriguing as many of the others
Posted Jun 15, 2007
18
2/5
The Locusts (1997)
A pointless drama set on cattle feedlot
Posted Jun 15, 2007
19
2/5
the C.S. Lewis story was made without the assistance of computer animation, the live action staging has awkward-looking cartoon inserts and people in animal costumes, which look like rejects from Cats , to fill its fantasy. On top of all this, much of th
Posted Jun 15, 2007
20
3/5
there is an undercurrent of gossip, alcoholism and sexuality that modifies the film's optimisms, giving it a darker viewpoint than a standard musical comedy
Posted Jun 15, 2007
21
4/5
White comes across, even if one ignores his political and social opinions, as a Travis Bickle who used his outward persona to achieve the first rung of public office. The interviews with him are far more fascinating than those with Milk, just as evil is f
Posted Jun 15, 2007
22
3/5
a comedy about several models trying to land rich husbands, gets by on the talents of the stars,
Posted Jun 15, 2007
23
2/5
The film is sloppily pieced together, as Pacino appears unsure of exactly what he wants to achieve.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
24
3/5
Blind Fury (1990)
the unacknowledged adaptation of the Zato Ichi films, which features Rutger Hauer as a blind swordsman who wanders the roads of America, helps reunite a small boy with his father, and wastes more mob henchman than you can shake a white cane at.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
25
0/5
Parents (2000)
the movie is an intense comedy about psychological abuse that will repulse as many viewers as it pleases. The only reaction it will likely not instill is nonchalance.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
26
3/5
he 1983 film presents a fairly realistic portrait of high school life and is best at evoking the rhythm of emotions that come with overcast autumn days, factory layoffs, high school football and young romance. If you start examining the details of the plo
Posted Jun 15, 2007
27
3/5
Steel (1997)
an efficient concoction with some nice special effects (there is this sound wave gun that makes the air wiggle when it's shot) and an easy-to-follow plot, about stopping illegal weapons merchants. There are plenty of stunt sequences and futuristic gimmick
Posted Jun 15, 2007
28
2/5
Critters (1986)
A variety of modest but well-executed special effects enlivens the otherwise run-of-the-mill effort about carnivorous aliens terrorizing a farm. The farm wins.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
29
3/5
Michael Winner's film ends where James's tale begins, and it is a deflating attempt to flesh out that which was never meant to be fleshed out, describing in sordid detail the love affair between the mistress and the groundskeeper and how it affected the t
Posted Jun 15, 2007
30
3/5
The Stepfather makes use of a classic fairy tale device--the false parent--but it turns out to have a powerful effect upon one's involvement with the characters.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
31
3/5
There are definitely aspects of laziness to the script--jokes which haven't been fully considered, simpleminded characterizations, subplots which have no life outside of the narrative--but at the same time the movie has a spirit of exploration and daring,
Posted Jun 15, 2007
32
2/5
The film was a typical seventies sci-fi effort, scientifically illiterate and unimaginatively composed.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
33
3/5
The Chamber (1996)
The story, about a young lawyer handling the last appeals of his grandfather, who is on death row, has enough little surprises and mysteries to stay interesting, and the stars milk it for all they’ve got.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
34
3/5
the film is reasonably efficient and combines enough fantasy and humor to hold one's interest.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
35
4/5
By accepting his indulgences, the viewer is treated both to his wry sense of humor and his refreshing intelligence.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
36
5/5
The film has plenty of rip-roaring car chases (Hal Needham was the stunt coordinator), but it also has genuine emotion, in the pain and anger the hero feels over the loss of his brother and in the incidental reactions and attitudes of almost every support
Posted Jun 15, 2007
37
1/5
The Dentist (1996)
There are lots of gory in-the-mouth close-ups, showing teeth being destroyed, needles being jammed into the gums and other graphic indignities
Posted Jun 15, 2007
38
4/5
Moore is in essence a standup comedian, as one can hear in the rhythm of his voice when he speaks to the audience, but he has a strong liberal political bent, at times validating his humor with superb journalistic resourcefulness and at times succumbing t
Posted Jun 15, 2007
39
4/5
a notorious example of the fantasizing Hollywood freely dealt to contemporary reality, but its strength comes from the use of close to two dozen Porter songs, so that the narrative, in which Porter is always too busy with his next Broadway show to spend q
Posted Jun 15, 2007
40
4/5
The story is set across a decade and would be easy to pick apart, but such activity would divert attention from the film’s chief asset, its general mood and atmosphere, which improves on multiple viewings.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
41
2/5
Based upon a stageplay, the plot is very straightforward and predictable, and has no strong emotional payoffs, but the drama is stuffed with the feelings and confusions of grief and some viewers may find sufficient solace in that to respond to the film's
Posted Jun 15, 2007
42
2/5
The movie does not blend the magic of music, dance, and emotion in the way which the best musicals do.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
43
1/5
Set in a remote village where bizarre characters do bizarre things, the humor is often shrill or strained.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
44
4/5
The film is grand slapstick, and the performances are funnier the more often you see it.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
45
3/5
Performance (1970)
the film reeks of Sixties avant garde style in an engaging sort of way and still comes across as a hip exploration of the kind of life us normal people can never have.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
46
2/5
Xtro (1983)
a cheap-looking amalgam of previously used horror effects, with not a single fresh idea of its own except to jam them together in one place.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
47
3/5
An exotic adventure story with a political conscience
Posted Jun 15, 2007
48
5/5
Detour (1945)
an effective emotional rollercoaster that explores the dark side of human nature, and its concise, pessimistic view of the American Dream is still admired today.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
49
2/5
The Fury (1978)
a pointless but exciting mishmash of action scenes and psychic effects, supported by a cast of reliable and attractive performers.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
50
4/5
Selznick managed to create the cinematic equivalent of "the best of times" without a downside.
Posted Jun 15, 2007