Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Tim Dirks
Rating Title/Year Author
The King and I (1956) Tim Dirks The King and I (1956) is the popular and elaborate musical and story of the tutoring of the stubborn, King of Siam's wives and children by widowed English school teacher Anna Leonowens in 1862. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2006
A Trip to the Moon (1902) Tim Dirks The screen's first science fiction story - a 14 min. masterpiece, created by imaginative French director/master magician Georges Melies in his version of Jules Verne's story. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2004
Days of Heaven (1978) Tim Dirks Days of Heaven (1978) is an exquisite, lyrical film of exceptional visual beauty and only the second film of writer-director Terrence Malick, EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2002
Written on the Wind (1956) Tim Dirks Written on the Wind (1956) is generally regarded as the best of director Douglas Sirk's 1950s lush, vibrantly colorful... EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2002
The Killers (1946) Tim Dirks The Killers (1946) is director Robert Siodmak's screen classic - an intense, hard-edged, stylish classic film noir... EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2002
12 Angry Men (1957) Tim Dirks 12 Angry Men (1957) is the gripping, penetrating, and engrossing examination of a diverse group of twelve jurors - all male, mostly middle-aged, white, and EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2002
The Last Picture Show (1971) Tim Dirks The Last Picture Show (1971) is an evocative and bittersweet slice-of-life 'picture show' from newcomer 31 year-old director Peter Bogdanovich EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2002
Blade Runner (1982) Tim Dirks Blade Runner (1982), director Ridley Scott's follow-up to Alien (1979), is one of the most popular and influential science-fiction films of all time - EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2001
The Wild Bunch (1969) Tim Dirks The Wild Bunch (1969) is director Sam Peckinpah's provocative, brilliant yet controversial Western, shocking for its graphic and elevated portrayal of violence EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2001
Fargo (1996) Tim Dirks Fargo (1996) is a self-proclaimed "homespun murder story" set in the white-washed, winter wilderness of the frozen and bleak Upper Midwest. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2001
The Great Train Robbery (1903) Tim Dirks One of the milestones in film history was the first narrative film, The Great Train Robbery (1903), directed and photographed by Edwin S. Porter EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2001
Baby Doll (1956) Tim Dirks Baby Doll (1956) has been called notorious, salacious, revolting, dirty, steamy, lewd, suggestive, morally repellent and provocative. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2001
Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000) Tim Dirks The Exorcist (1973) is the sensational, shocking horror story about devil possession and the exorcism of the demonic spirits from a young, innocent girl (of a divorced family) EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2001
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) Tim Dirks Apocalypse Now (1979) is producer/director Francis Ford Coppola's visually beautiful, ground-breaking masterpiece with surrealistic and symbolic sequences EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2001
Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Tim Dirks Sweet Smell of Success (1957) is an ascerbic, dynamic and intense film that exposes the diseased under-side of New York City's glamorous night life, revealing... EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2001
Brazil (1985) Tim Dirks Brazil (1985) is from British director/co-screenwriter Terry Gilliam - a combination science-fiction, despairing black comedy and fantasy that combines elements of... EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2001
Out of the Past (1947) Tim Dirks Out of the Past (1947), (aka Build My Gallows High, its title in Britain), is one of the greatest, multi-layered film noirs of all time... EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2001
Trouble in Paradise (1932) Tim Dirks Trouble in Paradise (1932) is generally considered producer/director Ernst Lubitsch's greatest film... EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2001
Badlands (1973) Tim Dirks Badlands (1973) is the remarkable and impressive directorial debut from twenty-nine year old director Terrence Malick EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2001
Cat People (1942) Tim Dirks Cat People (1942) is a low-budget horror classic from RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. - the haunting, low-key story EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2001
Jaws (1975) Tim Dirks Jaws (1975) is a masterful, visceral and realistic science-fiction suspense/horror-disaster film, tapping into the most primal of human fears EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Lolita (1962) Tim Dirks Lolita (1962) is Stanley Kubrick's sixth film - a brilliant adaptation of Nabokov's celebrated yet controversial novel written in 1953 of a middle-aged man's unusual EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Young Frankenstein (1974) Tim Dirks Young Frankenstein (1974) is probably writer/producer/director Mel Brooks' best film - a spoof of horror films EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Tim Dirks One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is one of the greatest American films of all time - a $4.4 million dollar effort directed by Czech Milos Forman. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Tim Dirks Rebel Without a Cause (1955) is most remembered for being the film that best presented the talent of young charismatic cult star James Dean, EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Gold Rush (1925) Tim Dirks The Gold Rush (1925) is the quintessential Chaplin/Little Tramp film, with a balance of slapstick comedy and pantomime, social satire EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Tim Dirks Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) is a technically-marvelous film blending animated, ink-and-paint cartoon characters and flesh-and-blood live actors.. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Some Like It Hot (1959) Tim Dirks The all-time outrageous, satirical, comedy farce favorite, Some Like It Hot (1959) is one of the most hilarious, raucous films ever made. The ribald film EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Romeo and Juliet (1968) Tim Dirks Romeo and Juliet (1968) is Florentine director Franco Zeffirelli's beautiful modern interpretation of Shakespeare's enduring, classic yet tragic love story of EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Laura (1944) Tim Dirks Laura (1944) is one of the most stylish, elegant, moody, and witty classic film noirs ever made with an ensemble cast of characters. Producer/director Otto EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Beau Geste (1939) Tim Dirks Beau Geste (1939) is director/producer William Wellman's superb, high adventure tale set in the desert - a classic melodramatic, rousing film of the late 30s EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Palm Beach Story (1942) Tim Dirks The Palm Beach Story (1942) is a hilarious, zany, marital screwball comedy by writer/director Preston Sturges - it was his last romantic comedy and EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Alice Adams (1935) Tim Dirks Alice Adams (1935) is RKO's touching, effectively poignant portrayal of small-town, mid-Western American pretenses EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
City Lights (1931) Tim Dirks City Lights (1931), subtitled "A Comedy Romance in Pantomime," is generally viewed as Charlie Chaplin's greatest film - EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Blue Velvet (1986) Tim Dirks Blue Velvet (1986) is screenwriter and maverick director David Lynch's artistically bizarre cult film, an original look at sex.. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Tim Dirks The Asphalt Jungle (1950) is a naturalistic film noir crime film classic of the early 1950s from director John Huston EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Duck Soup (1933) Tim Dirks The Marx Brothers' greatest and funniest masterpiece - the classic comedy Duck Soup (1933) is a short, but brilliant satire and lampooning EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Shane (1953) Tim Dirks Shane (1953) is a timeless, classic western tale - a very familiar and highly regarded seminal western and the most successful Western of the 1950s. The film's rich color EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10 (1979) Tim Dirks 10 (1979) is known for its numerical rating system for beautiful women. It described itself as "a temptingly tasteful comedy for adults EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Big Heat (1953) Tim Dirks The Big Heat (1953) is director Fritz Lang's landmark bleak, film noir crime classic and violent melodrama EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Way Down East (1920) Tim Dirks Way Down East (1920) is D. W. Griffith's classic, silent melodramatic film. He bought the film rights to the story, originally a stage play of the same name EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Tim Dirks Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), a famous and shocking black comedy, was based on Edward Albee's scandalous play (Ernest Lehman's screenplay EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Duel in the Sun (1946) Tim Dirks Duel in the Sun (1946) was branded "Lust in the Dust" at the time of its release, a classic epic western EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Way Out West (1937) Tim Dirks Way Out West (1937) is one of the best Laurel and Hardy comedy films, their only western spoof. Again, they reprise their most familiar EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Big Parade (1925) Tim Dirks The Big Parade (1925) is director/producer King Vidor's most famous war film from the silent era - EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Father of the Bride (1950) Tim Dirks Father of the Bride (1950) is a comedy of the travails and joys of a harrassed father experiencing his only daughter's expensive wedding. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Tim Dirks Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) is one of the best nautical adventure films of all time and one of MGM's greatest classics. The 18th century story EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Marty (1955) Tim Dirks Marty (1955) is the poignant, simple character study of a lonely, unmarried, lovelorn middle-aged son who still lives with his love-smothering mother. By film's end, EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
To Catch a Thief (1955) Tim Dirks To Catch A Thief (1955) is a Hitchcock-directed, lush, entertaining comedy/thriller concerning jewel heists on the French Riviera. Although the polished caper film EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Horse Feathers (1932) Tim Dirks Horse Feathers (1932), the fourth comedy masterpiece from the Marx Brothers, is an anarchic parody of higher education and a subversive attack EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000