"Very good adaptation of Cyrano with Steve Martin in one his best roles."
One Magic Christmas (1985)
"Fantasy holiday fare has some good moments with Harry Dean Stanton."
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
"Inspirational, touching, classic work with Robert Donat's Oscar winning performance."
"Engaging drama of servicemen in Japan. Top acting by all."
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
"Pretty lame comedy stuff with Dreyfuss leading family misadventures. Sophomoric."
Panic in the Streets (1950)
"Fine Elia Kazan drama with Richard Widmark."
"Maudlin & weepy with tender performances by Midler and Hershey."
The Star Chamber (1983)
"Conspiracy abounds in this early Michael Douglas far fetcher."
The Bicycle Thief (1949)
"De Sica classic still enthralls."
Pork Chop Hill (2001)
"Gritty war, actually anti-war, movie directed by Lewis Milestone of "All Quiet on the Western Front" fame."
Ghost Rider (2007)
"A classic example of style over substance, a usually negative criticism that works fine here. "Ghost Rider" is second tier Marvel, played fast and flashy."
Time After Time (1979)
"Underrated classic mixing H.G. Wells and Jack the Ripper. Stylish, even the music."
The Goonies (1985)
"Of its type, great fun--at least for kids."
"Scary premise of mad sitter vs mother and child...effective."
Destination Tokyo (1943)
"Fine WWII propaganda rouser starring Grant and Garfield."
The Key (1958)
"Suspense + Carol Reed directing Sophia Loren and Wiliam Holden."
Hanky Panky (1982)
"Disappointing to say the least, considering its star talent in Wilder and Radner."
Freaky Friday (1976)
"Quite inspired Disney comedy with fine performances."
The Good German (2007)
"The failing ... is it takes itself dead-on seriously. Frankly, it would be easier to think of this (lifting the finale from 'Casablanca') and other sequences...as comedic."
Paths of Glory (1957)
"Truly a Kubrick classic with strong Kirk Douglas performance."
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
"In a role which would have suited Bette Davis in her Baby Jane persona, Dench's psychotic Barbara is in contrast a layered and mannered portrayal."
Down Argentine Way (1940)
"You want 20th Century Fox glossy musical? You have it here...and with Grable's legs."
I Want to Live! (1958)
"Stunning drama that cries out for death penalty reform...with excellent Susan Hayward in lead."
"The concept alone will make one croak. Production values, however, are on the cheap side."
"Disappointing to say the least, but at least it doesn't have Richard Pryor this time as its star."
Class of '44 ()
"Coming of age schmaltz, so prevalent during the 1970s."
"Absolutely spine chilling Tod Browning classic horror film. "We will make you one of us." Yike!"
Road to Utopia (1945)
"My choice as the funniest of Hope and Crosby's Road pictures. It is definitely the zaniest."
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
"Near classic comedy of con artists on the loose with Steve Martin and Michael Caine playing off each other."
Written on the Wind (1957)
"Big screen sudser with Hudson and Bacall leading the tears."
The Addams Family (1991)
"Funny feature film version of the classic TV show, and just as ghoulishly hilarious."
"OK, but very dated, early Richard Dreyfuss. It DID put him on the map, however."
"Romantic drama with Hepburn in good form."
Violence à Jericho (1967)
"Violent Dean Martin western is so-so."
The Devil at 4 O'clock (1961)
"Colorful disaster movie with good teaming of Tracy and Sinatra."
The Private Eyes (1981)
"Silly laughs, far beneath the two comedy stars."
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
"Very dated musical, but full of energy."
The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
"Fine Zeffirelli version with Taylor and Burton in good form."
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
"Fun, often exciting Wayne western with great cast."
"Classic drama-horror with put upon Bergman and suavely evil Boyer."
Tales of Terror (1962)
"Fun scares with Vincent Price and Peter Lorre via Roger Corman."
Quick Change (1990)
"Funny fluff featuring clowns, a bank robbery, and Bill Murray."
We Are Marshall (2006)
"'We Are Marshall' has a processed and packaged look and feel. The Marshall folks deserve better."
Stalag 17 (1953)
"Unforgettable Billy Wilder POW tale with Holden in perhaps his greatest role."
Test Pilot (1938)
"Super MGM WWII actioner + tear jerker."
Elvira Madigan (1967)
"Textured drama with unforgettable music."
"Fine version of one of The Bard's best plays."
The Flintstones (1994)
"Cartoonish live-action fun with well cast cast."
"Another Hammer/Christopher Lee horror goodie."