TV Guide

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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 The Amityville Horror (1979) TV Guide Staff The film's reputation exceeds its achievements, and the "true story" angle has been vigorously disputed. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
1/5 Mannequin (1987) TV Guide Staff A lifeless and sophomoric attempt at romantic comedy that draws on the fantasy films of old Hollywood but fails miserably. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
2/5 Ishtar (1987) TV Guide Staff An incredible box office loser and, to be frank, far from great, Ishtar is still not nearly as awful as many would have it. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
2.5/5 Daughter of Shanghai (1937) TV Guide Staff Good B actioner. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
2.5/5 King of Chinatown (1939) TV Guide Staff Neat and quick, the film moves at a nice pace in its 56-minute run. Despite some bad editing early in the film, this is an interesting thriller with a great cast. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
2/5 Portrait in Black (1960) TV Guide Staff Turner was dressed in some eye-catching Jean Louis gowns, and the film employed some beautiful sets, but neither of these flashy touches could conceal Portrait in Black's contrived plot. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
1/5 Bombs Over Burma (1942) TV Guide Staff Grade-Z filler. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Jordan Hoffman Crime doesn't pay! EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
() Jordan Hoffman Alfre Woodard is a gem, even if the movie isn't. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
2/5 A Chorus Line (1985) TV Guide Staff Athough director Attenborough's film version has a couple of pleasant numbers which serve as oases amidst the dullness, it really hurts for those who remember the dazzle and emotional depth of the let's-put-on-a-show original. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
1/5 Police Academy (1984) TV Guide Staff It all plays like a made-for-TV film with some nudity and scatological humor thrown in, but it made a bunch of money. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 Invasion U.S.A. (1985) TV Guide Staff A numbingly stupid actioner, INVASION U.S.A. has one of the most laughable villains ever committed to film. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
1.5/5 The Trip (1967) TV Guide Staff These images more closely resemble a bad dream following an overdose of pepperoni-and-onion pizza than the result of ingesting hallucinogenic drugs. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 Cabin in the Sky (1943) TV Guide Staff The cast is quite exceptional. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Yucatán (2018) Jordan Hoffman Like the limitless buffet and late show with dancing girls, it's a simple pleasure. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
3/4 Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) A rare family film that's not afraid to inject conflict and complexity into its images of domestic happiness. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 Rope (1948) TV Guide Staff Although the story of this verbose film is intriguing, it's not top-drawer Hitchcock. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
The Tree of Blood (El árbol de la sangre) (2018) Jordan Hoffman A movie so categorically awful that I actually recommend you watch it, if only so someone could confirm that I didn't hallucinate this thing. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2019
3/5 The Bed Sitting Room (1969) TV Guide Staff A field day for funny collection of Brits. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) TV Guide Staff Somehow, this one's even worse than the first. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Jordan Hoffman This is a movie for people who get the joke. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
High Flying Bird (2019) Jordan Hoffman This is a notable curiosity of a film; it is not a slam dunk. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998) Ken Fox Yes, it's a bit of a puff piece, but Lou Reed -- who gave his blessing and full cooperation to this stylish and informative overview of his career -- probably wouldn't have it any other way. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/5 The Optimists of Nine Elms (1973) TV Guide Staff An underrated film with an excellent performance by Sellers. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 No Time for Breakfast (1975) TV Guide Staff This plotless film ambles nicely from situation to situation because of Girardot's marvelous performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
1/5 The Naked Ape (1973) TV Guide Staff This boring semidocumentary traces man's evolution from prehistory to the present day. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
2/5 Pieces of Dreams (1970) TV Guide Staff A bit dull and maudlin. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
2.5/5 Blue in the Face (1995) Harlan Jacobson It feels less like a movie than a lost episode of the old Steve Allen or Jack Paar late-night chat shows. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/5 Strange Days (1995) Harlan Jacobson Strange Days hurtles down the track for two hours, frantically trying to warn us en route to the Big Switchback, only to pull up in a hiss of smoke and hot air. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 Showgirls (1995) Harlan Jacobson Showgirls is a positively detumescent experience. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/5 Dead Presidents (1995) Harlan Jacobson Judging by Dead Presidents and his previous film, The Inkwell, the only thing standing between 20-year-old Tate and mainstream stardom is a decent script. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/4 Frankie and Johnny (1991) TV Guide Staff Marshall adds a poignancy to his lovers' quest by showing the price of failure in characters surrounding them, who either live with their loneliness or, worse, have settled for bad relationships out of need rather than love. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
2/4 Baby Boom (1987) TV Guide Staff While the script is often trite, Keaton turns in her best comic performance since MANHATTAN. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 Desk Set (1957) TV Guide Staff A charming, if predictable, romantic comedy is enlivened by the matchless talents of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn--as well as by its graceful use of a brand-new comic trope: the electronic computer. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/4 The Cutting Edge (1992) TV Guide Staff It's as though today's moviemakers have lost faith in romance, pure and simple, as a subject. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/4 Green Card (1990) TV Guide Staff Peter Weir's talent, so evident in his Australian work, remained dormant here, but Depardieu's lively performance is a redeeming factor. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
2/4 The Matchmaker (1997) Sandra Contreras It's all very well-intentioned, but Garofalo mostly looks pained and uncomfortable as various touristy Irish village stereotypes unfold around her. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
2/4 Only You (1994) TV Guide Staff [D]espite the lovely Italian locales and a relatively appealing cast, the film is far too cloying for all but the most sentimental tastes. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/5 Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972) TV Guide Staff Benefiting from some fine special effects, this fast-moving comedy ought to please any family. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/5 Nobody Waved Goodbye (1964) TV Guide Staff Nobody Waved Good-Bye is a mixed bag. The story and script are routine, often dipping to a soap opera level. The direction is simplistic and predictable, with pretentious camerawork. The acting, however, is competent. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/5 Pinocchio in Outer Space (1965) TV Guide Staff This is well animated, but nowhere near the quality of Disney. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
1/5 Pokémon: The First Movie (1999) Steve Simels [I]t's pretty hard to sit through this feature-length expansion of the wildly popular kids cartoon series without having dire thoughts about late 20th century capitalism's apparently boundless ability to make people buy utter crap. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
3/5 Hard Times (1975) TV Guide Staff HARD TIMES is still an enjoyable film, and the depression-era settings are painstakingly captured. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
The Music Lovers (1971) TV Guide Staff Don't bother seeing this; just buy a few albums of music by Tchaikovsky and let it go at that. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
89/100 Fyre (2019) Malcolm Venable It's a defining true crime story for the Internet age. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
3/4 Images (1972) Michael Scheinfeld Stylistically controlled and tightly structured, Altman restrains his usual improvisatory technique and open-ended shooting style to produce a riveting intellectual puzzler as well as a penetrating character study of a woman who's slowly losing her grip. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
3/4 The Boy Friend (1971) TV Guide Staff THE BOY FRIEND is a sincere celebration of the musical from a camp point of view. And let it be said Russell discovered Tommy Tune many years before Broadway did. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 Blackmail (1929) TV Guide Staff Blackmail still plays well, and is a suitable precursor to the master director's later work. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
2.5/5 The First Wives Club (1996) TV Guide Staff Sisters are doing it for themselves. But what they're doing is obsessing about men, which greatly undermines this purported comedy of female empowerment. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019
3/5 A New Leaf (1971) TV Guide Staff In some ways a throwback to the screwball comedies of the 1930s, A NEW LEAF often recalls several of them in its satire, inventiveness and wit. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2019