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Rating Title/Year Author
B- Face (2002) Carlo Cavagna Face is a film of considerable charm and warmth, even if the material sometimes feels well worn. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
A+ Titanic (1997) Alison Tweedie-Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2011
A The Matrix (1999) Alison Tweedie-Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2011
A American History X (1998) Alison Tweedie-Perry Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2011
6.5/10 Strangers When We Meet (1960) Jeff Vorndam Adult drama in the style of Douglas Sirk, mostly believable (except for Matthau's action at the end) but lacks the poetic quality that elevated Sirk's best works. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2009
B+ The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) Carlo Cavagna Recreating the unusual spirit of the photos is what the film does best... EDIT
Posted May 28, 2006
B Friends With Money (2006) Carlo Cavagna Holofcener has a gift for wonderfully oblivious and in-denial characters, and the subtly ridiculous situations that such characters get themselves into. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2006
B District B13 (2004) Carlo Cavagna Besson's script may be formulaic crap, but he obviously still has an eye for fresh action talent, and an instinct for how to show it off. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2006
D Fierce People (2005) Carlo Cavagna Dunne weighs down a light social satire with a ponderous anthropological analogy. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2006
5.5/10 Cabiria (1914) Jeff Vorndam This early epic Italian silent feels choppy, most likely the result of missing so many scenes to the ravages of time. As a result, the story is hard to follow, and there aren't even identifiable characters. Some nifty set-pieces impressed me with their sc EDIT
Posted May 17, 2006
C- Wah-Wah (2005) Carlo Cavagna The sort of film that's obviously deeply meaningful to the filmmaker, but he fails to make it particularly meaningful to you. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2006
2/5 Two Girls and a Guy (1997) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 In the Heat of the Night (1967) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 Stone Reader (2002) Jeff Vorndam Books are awesome. That's the primary theme of Mark Moskowitz's documentary about his quest to track down the author of Stones of the Summer, a book he loved when he read it in 1972. Within that umbrella theme Moskowitz explores why first-time authors of EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Up in Smoke (1978) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 Slap Shot (1977) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 Darling (1965) Jeff Vorndam Julie Christie won Best Actress and Frederic Raphael Best Screenplay, but I was most impressed with Dirk Bogarde as the spurned lover in John Schelsinger's morality fable about a modern girl's implacable vacuousness. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 Valmont (1989) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 Time Bandits (1981) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 Henry V (1989) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
4/5 Junior Bonner (1972) Jeff Vorndam Lesser known and underappreciated Sam Peckinpah film starring Steve McQueen. It's a quiet character-driven story about an aging rodeo star who visits his family on one of his stops. There's little of the characteristic Peckinpah violence, but the theme of EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Miracle on 34th Street (1994) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 The Letter (1940) Jeff Vorndam More subtle than most melodramas, and as much a look at male gullibility as female manipulation. Another fine performance from Bette Davis. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 The Changeling (1980) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
1/5 Arachnophobia (1990) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
4/5 Nashville (1975) Jeff Vorndam Just this side of brilliant ... if the country songs were shorter and less numerous I'd probably give it a '5'. As it stands, no other film (save maybe Taxi Driver) capture the post Vietnam, post Watergate malaise better. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
1/5 Dark Star (1974) Jeff Vorndam This is allegedly a comedy, but it's so amateur-hour that it's difficult to find laughs when the poor soundtrack muffles most of the dialogue. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Raw Deal (1948) Jeff Vorndam A lesser effort from Anthony Mann, with a rudimentary plot but striking cinematography from John Alton. It's a movie where the hero is only less evil than the villains, and it's downbeat, dark, and low-budget. The bare-bones plot is strictly a means to vi EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
0/5 Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) (1994) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Limelight (1952) Jeff Vorndam Limelight is a conundrum. It's a film about a famous comedian who is past his prime and who has lost touch with his audience, made by a director who is a famous comedian past his prime and who has lost touch with his audience. The film's protagonist, play EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978) Jeff Vorndam I appreciated this movie more for its mise-en-scene (which, given Fassbinder's idiosyncratic style, often begs to be beheld) than its allegorical content. The arrangement of the actors in the screen-space, so conspicuously unnatural, has a comedic and dis EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Five Graves to Cairo (1943) Jeff Vorndam The story isn't all that believable, and there's just little to get excited about --not suspenseful, funny, romantic, etc. Ho-hum. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
1/5 A League of Their Own (1992) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
4/5 Midnight Run (1988) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 () Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Porky's (1981) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 North Dallas Forty (1979) Jeff Vorndam The closest thing to a good football movie, North Dallas Forty sports an excellent performance from Nick Nolte and emphasizes the pain and manipulation involved in the sport. Few of the actors look like professional athletes, but maybe that's the way it w EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
3/5 The Three Musketeers (1973) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 City Hall (1996) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Cloak and Dagger (1984) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Immortal Beloved (1994) Jeff Vorndam The plot is an excuse to get at the real meat of the film: what feelings informed the magnificent, passionate music of Ludwig van Beethoven? The answers the film comes up with are somewhat trite, and apart from Oldman, no one in the cast seems up to task. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 King Kong (1976) Jeff Vorndam Quote not available. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
D Manderlay (2005) Carlo Cavagna The most self-important, heavy-handed film since...well, since DOGVILLE. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2006
D- Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) Carlo Cavagna A thin slice of a not-very-interesting nothing... The book they said was unfilmable turns out to be a film that is unwatchable. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2006
B- The Matador (2005) Carlo Cavagna insubstantial, but fun EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2006
A- Match Point (2005) Carlo Cavagna Thank goodness Allen has left New York and left himself out of the script. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2005
C- The Ice Harvest (2005) Carlo Cavagna Memo to John Cusack: There's a thin line between humorous unflappability in the face of strange events, and sleepwalking. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2005
C+ The World's Fastest Indian (2005) Carlo Cavagna The *ahem* engines take far to long to rev up. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2005