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Los Angeles Alternative

Los Angeles Alternative is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Blake French, Jay Antani
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
Lunacy (2006)
2
3.5/5
Edmond (2005)
3
3/5
Quinceañera (2006)
4
2/5
5
2.5/5
La Moustache (2005)
an awfully rickety, hollow exercise in style over substance
Posted Jun 30, 2006
6
4/5
Crackling drama about TV reporter (Jane Fonda) investigating a coverup at a faulty nuclear reactor, and pressing upon conflicted technician played by the first-rate Jack Lemmon to go public with the story.
Posted Mar 25, 2006
7
2/5
The aging Roger Moore rehashes his somewhat foppish Bond in this sad '80s installment with Grace Jones as a vampish villainess. Awful, and an embarrassment to the Bond mystique.
Posted Mar 25, 2006
8
1.5/5
Ma Mere (2005)
...a dispirited affair and often feels like a parody - a decidedly self-serious one - of one of Bertolucci or Pasolini's boundary-pushing offerings from the '70s
Posted May 14, 2005
9
4/5
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Posted Apr 29, 2005
10
3.5/5
utterly fresh and appealing from start to finish
Posted Apr 29, 2005
11
3.5/5
Control (2005)
a gleeful demonstration of Antal's flair for the medium
Posted Apr 17, 2005
12
2.5/5
Palindromes (2004)
Take away the subversive hilarity of his movies, and [Solondz] could well be the cinematic equivalent of the Unabomber.
Posted Apr 17, 2005
13
3/5
Oldboy (2005)
Oldboy is a true-to-form sendup of grittier, more lurid manga fare. This is good news for die-hard fans of the form and teeth-gritting torture for those who are not.
Posted Apr 8, 2005
14
4/5
Fun, perfectly realized Ealing Studios outing
Posted Mar 22, 2005
15
5/5
One of the most potent politically-charged dramas ever made, managing to honor both the epic and the intimate aspects of its drama. One of the top films of the '80s.
Posted Mar 22, 2005
16
3/5
Steamboy (2005)
In spite of...obvious and unfortunate flaws, if you're going to see Steamboy do so on the big screen so as to be reminded of the marvels of hand-drawn animation
Posted Mar 22, 2005
17
1/5
a simple-minded circle jerk about exploitation, peopled by characters without the least bit of originality, vitality or appeal
Posted Mar 8, 2005
18
2.5/5
Machuca (2004)
Wood's story-world details are rendered beautifully, but without a framework to hang them on
Posted Feb 19, 2005
19
5/5
The Crowd (1928)
my favorite silent film: poetically told with dazzling direction
Posted Jan 28, 2005
20
2.5/5
Gabel has potentially challenging material on her hands but her treatment of it feels too hygienic, mistaking tastefulness for subtlety
Posted Jan 10, 2005
21
3/5
Lurid, stupid fun
Posted Jan 5, 2005
22
3/5
Quote not available.
Posted Jan 5, 2005
23
4/5
Bugsy (1991)
Gloss, but well put-together gloss
Posted Jan 5, 2005
24
3/5
Quote not available.
Posted Jan 5, 2005
25
3/5
Mad Max (1979)
Quote not available.
Posted Jan 5, 2005
26
4/5
Terrific entry in the James Whale horror canon
Posted Dec 28, 2004
27
2/5
The Hobbit (1978)
Drab, boring but with an oddly moody tone
Posted Dec 28, 2004
28
3/5
The Woodsman (2004)
Bacon's Walter is a searing creation...breaking through the The Woodsman's well-behaved exterior to reveal something of the...untrodden depths churning at its heart.
Posted Dec 28, 2004
29
3/5
Ladyhawke (1985)
Quote not available.
Posted Dec 15, 2004
30
4.5/5
an absorbing psychological drama and coming-of-age story in the guise of a road movie
Posted Dec 15, 2004
31
2/5
Cheesy but well-drawn
Posted Dec 15, 2004
32
4/5
Slacker (1991)
A landmark by an American master
Posted Dec 15, 2004
33
3/5
Overhyped bit of semi-witty movie geek fluff
Posted Dec 10, 2004
34
4/5
a delirious mélange of styles that absorbs us for two solid hours
Posted Dec 10, 2004
35
2.5/5
a tedious...excuse for this director to indulge his fetish for digitalized blood and daggers and...immaculately composed nature shots
Posted Dec 2, 2004
36
3/5
Overnight (2004)
Overnight always holds our interest, not so much as a documentary as an episode of a junky reality TV show.
Posted Nov 12, 2004
37
1/4
Happy Hour (2004)
Happy Hour is strictly college-level compost, content with its mediocrity, if not wholly unaware of it.
Posted Oct 29, 2004
38
1.5/4
while watching it you might be hit with the urge to grab the Danish writer-director by the collar and shout 'No, it's all about story!'
Posted Oct 29, 2004
39
3.5/5
Tarnation (2004)
Caouette's movie succeeds because of its cinematic showmanship, injecting the personal documentary form with an urgently expressive avant-gardism.
Posted Oct 15, 2004
40
3/5
entertaining without always being compelling
Posted Sep 30, 2004
41
3/5
its irresistible charms and performances are what linger and make Beckham a popcorn, er, samosa flick worth savoring.
Posted Sep 30, 2004
42
3.5/5
Spider (2002)
43
4/5
an assuredly made, unexpectedly poignant and hilarious feel-good flick, pitched somewhere between the goofy campiness of John Waters and the good-heartedness of Cameron Crowe
Posted Sep 30, 2004
44
4/5
[an] eloquent, damning case against American culture and family
Posted Sep 30, 2004
45
3.5/5
Confidence (2003)
While it sometimes fails to live up to its title, Confidence ultimately, wins us over-in short, it dazzlingly does what all good cons are supposed to do.
Posted Sep 30, 2004
46
3/5
ultimately, it lacks the backbone, the thematic heft, to be anything beyond a sweet redemption story
Posted Sep 30, 2004
47
3.5/5
Hotel (2003)
it's through its anarchic, try-anything chutzpah that this bizarrely erotic satire succeeds and entertains
Posted Sep 30, 2004
48
3.5/5
It gets the mood right, but never slows enough to explore its rich, existential landscape--the cynical, ultimately humanist, musings at the heart of Pekar's comic manifestos.
Posted Sep 30, 2004
49
3/5
Madame Satã (2002)
Ainouz' script and style seem unwilling to explore below the surface. He embraces the story's physical details...without revealing much of his subject's soul.
Posted Sep 30, 2004
50
1.5/5
it's impossible for me to completely dismiss a movie that features not one but two Spanish women....The rest of [this] sex romp/romantic comedy...can't be so summarily praised
Posted Sep 30, 2004