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Rating Title/Year Author
Small Change (1976) David Dugas A modest little picture about children that is warmly affectionate and charming. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2021
Lifeguard (1976) David Dugas "Lifeguard's" soggy approach to its subject isn't helped by Elliott, whose charisma never matches his tan. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Semi-Tough (1977) David Dugas Reynolds, Kristofferson and Clayburgh all perform to standard but somehow never quite connect. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Mr. Klein (1976) David Dugas This is Delon's picture all the way and he is superb. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970) David Dugas The movie is almost devoid of action and the characters are so long-winded and boring, one wonders if the cast knew the camera was running. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
The Goodbye Girl (1977) David Dugas The Goodbye Girl, alas, embraces contrivance as if it were the long lost son of The Out of Towners. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Telefon (1977) David Dugas Director Don Siegel is never too serious about this cute romantic thriller that eventually proves to be very funny. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Another Man, Another Chance (1977) David Dugas James Caan and Genevieve Bujold are perfectly all right as the fated lovers of Another Man, Another Chance, but the movie is so wrong it hardly matters. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) David Dugas The Burt Reynolds formula -- the good ol' boy armed only with a quick quip and boyish grin -- goes afoul in Smokey and the Bandit despite the engaging presence of Sally Field. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Nashville (1975) David Dugas Robert Altman's huge, richly detailed and stunning Nashville is a landmark, an utterly original movie masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Rocky (1976) David Dugas Rocky eschews the cliche knockoutm triumphantly winning on points. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
W.C. Fields and Me (1976) David Dugas Rod Steiger delivers a fine performance as Fields, capturing his acerbic humor and crankiness while fleshing out the private man as a victim of his own eccentricities and weaknesses. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
The River Niger (1976) David Dugas It is a disappointment, especially considering its stars. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
All the President's Men (1976) David Dugas Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman combine precisely the right amounts of awe and grit as Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein. And they are supported by an enormous and outstanding cast. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) David Dugas Hollywood could do some thing with a story like [this] but no fictional script could begin to capture the drama played out in a remarkable documentary, Harlan County, U.S.A., by New York filmmaker Barbara Kopple. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
General Idi Amin Dada (1974) David Dugas One comes away wishing that in 90 minutes it somehow had been able to tell a great deal more about the general and why 10 million Ugandans have endured him this long. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
Black and White in Color (1976) David Dugas The movie is far richer than that summary can convey. The climax is a masterpiece of insight into the absurdities of colonialism, war and life in general. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
3.5/4 Link (1986) Joe Bob Briggs Link is the finest monkey movie since Mad Monkey Kung Fu. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2021
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Jack Gaver It has faults, Including an un necessarily long length of almost four hours, but there is no doubt that it is bound to be one of the "glamour films" of the season. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2021
Shoah (1985) Mark Schwed If one can stomach 9 hours of hell, Shoah is a masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Perry Mason Returns (1985) Joan Hanauer Not only has America proved it loves its "PM" TVs, but the show also provides a new kind of TV format--the recurring movie that is not a one-shot venture and not a full-fledged series. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Unspeakable Acts (1990) Joan Hanauer The result is strong, compassionate and caring drama about little children subjected to shocking evil. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
() Joan Hanauer Penthouse gives you the chance to spend two hours in the company of a psychotic killer, played by David Hewlett, and his captive, Givens. The repartee sparkles more on the supermarket checkout line. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
() Joan Hanauer The Dain Curse is a first-class production. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
A Star Is Born (1976) David Dugas A Star Is Born presents Streisand in an appealing and sympathetic role, and Kristofferson provides the perfect balance. In his toughest dramatic assignment to date, he is exceptionally good. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
City of God (2002) Carmen Gentile It's point-blank perspective on murder and growing up amidst the violence will leave U.S. moviegoers feeling a macabre sense of satisfaction, immediately followed by horror, as they witnesses the vicious cycle of violence repeats itself anew. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2018
The Cotton Club (1984) Frederick M. Winship The music and dancing isn't enough of a substitute to make this a satisfying film and it may seem more distended than it really is. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2018
Things Change (1988) Cathy Burke Things Change is like the careful telling of a sly and spirited joke. Everything builds slowly, and the telling is as important as the punch line. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2017
Working Girl (1988) Cathy Burke Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver steal the show with their good guy-bad guy roles. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2017
The January Man (1988) Cathy Burke The film sets out to be large, dramatic and powerful -- as well as endearing -- and misses on every point. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2017
Dragnet (1987) Cathy Burke The update carries only a surface resemblance to its television ancestor; the rest is more reminiscent of the comic-book world of Batman, Robin and Superman. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2017
Good Morning Babylon (1987) Cathy Burke It will take most Americans more than just a little effort to believe the Hollywood of this movie is the same place that eventually produced Rambo II. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2017
Off Limits (1988) Cathy Burke It's a film about ordinary people put in unordinary circumstances pressed to extraordinary levels, and the film itself becomes extraordinary by the effort. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2017
The Accidental Tourist (1988) Cathy Burke The strength of the film is that of the novel: an intoxicating brew of irresistable characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Cathy Burke Subtitled The Quest for Peace, this Superman sequel should have been called the The Quest for a Plot. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Frantic (1988) Cathy Burke It's a film about ordinary people put in unordinary circumstances pressed to extraordinary levels, and the film itself becomes extraordinary by the effort. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Rent-A-Cop (1988) Cathy Burke Rent-a-Cop barely packs five bucks worth of action, suspense and romance. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
She's Having a Baby (1988) Cathy Burke [Hughes] proves he also can handle life on the other side of graduation. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
The Princess Bride (1987) Cathy Burke The Princess Bride is a worthy descendant to the Fractured Fairytales of yore. The characters -- both real and imaginary -- give every frame of The Princess Bride its own magic mirth. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Like Father, Like Son (1987) Cathy Burke Like Father, Like Son manages to have a heart along with a sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Funny Farm (1988) Cathy Burke Chevy Chase does the best comedic acting of his movie career in this off-beat satire of exquisite rural living. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Bull Durham (1988) Cathy Burke Writer-director Ron Shelton tells a wonderful story of how a veteran ballplayer and up-and-comer collide in the world of the minor leagues, and how they are loved by a baseball groupie who's also a philosopher and poet. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Cathy Burke The antics alone are fun to watch, but the dialogue is priceless, and there's never been such a hilarious blend of American and British humor. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Cathy Burke Martin Scorsese's most provocative film also turns out to be uncomfortably slow-paced and sluggish. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Cocktail (1988) Cathy Burke Cocktail is so steeped in corn, the drama seems comedic and the comedy is about as funny as a hangover. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Miles From Home (1988) Cathy Burke When the movie shows the brothers picking their dangerous path as much from selfishness and arrogance as from desparation, the film has a gritty, believable realism. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
RoboCop (1987) Cathy Burke While there's enough blood and guts to satisfy the most avid cop-film fan, this version is played for as many laughs as gasps. Robocop has the same slapstick look at violence that made Mad Max so quirky and appealing. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
For Keeps (1988) Cathy Burke A dreary television-movie-of-the-week drama, far beneath the considerable talents of the mostly gifted cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Switching Channels (1988) Cathy Burke Reynolds and Turner turn in nice work as the hard-boiled couple who love to hate one another... Reeve is the surprise in this movie, turning his character into a wonderful caricature of a 1988 self-absorbed yuppie businessman. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017
Coming to America (1988) Cathy Burke Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, takes a lame idea and some very talented comedic actors and manages to avoid a complete disaster. But just barely. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2017