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Rating Title/Year Author
Sparkle (1976) Jacoba Atlas Has all the shine of a badly cut rhinestone. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Train Ride to Hollywood (1975) Judith Sims In spite of all the terrific smiles and happy songs generated by Bloodstone... this film lands on the screen with a thud. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Embryo (1976) Addison DeWitt Embryo is a dandy idea that falls flat due to lack of imagination, the kind of movie that a really inventive, creative team could have made into ghoulish fun. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Hawmps! (1976) Daphne Davis A lame-brained shaggy camel movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Leadbelly (1975) Stephen Randall Part of the problem is Roger E. Mosley. As Leadbelly, he never goes too deeply into his character and uses the same facial expression to convey happiness or anger. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) Doug Molitor The gags get dull, and the mood turns ugly. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Une partie de plaisir (1975) Jacoba Atlas Well acted, startlingly insightful, beautifully constructed, Une Partie de Plaisir is a controlled exercise in hysteria. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
James Dean, the First American Teen-ager (1975) Jacoba Atlas The result is specious at best. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Midway (1976) Doug Molitor [Midway] builds up a lot of tension about that battle, but delivers nothing new. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Lifeguard (1976) Jacoba Atlas An unpretentious and likeable movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2019
Logan's Run (1976) Jacoba Atlas Where is Rod Serling's Twilight Zone when we need it most? EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Omen (1976) Jacoba Atlas The Omen delivers splendidly. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Grey Gardens (1975) Connie McFeeley The Maysles Brothers (in this film, working with Hovde and Meyer) habitually put human beings on the screen and ask us, simply, to recognize them. For this reason alone, Grey Gardens warrants viewing and support. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Tenant (1976) Jacoba Atlas Unfortunately, [Roman Polanski's] current film, The Tenant veers dangerously close to parody and evokes not horror but laughter. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Big Bus (1976) Mark Morrison What we have here is a strident comedy which is wholly off-target. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976) Jacoba Atlas Buffalo Bill and the Indians refuses to tell us a story; its only intent is to give us a metaphor. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Icy Breasts (1974) Jacoba Atlas The film is richly textured. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Murder by Death (1976) Jacoba Atlas The fault lies solely with Neil Simon's inadequate. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Jacoba Atlas What must be applauded in The Man Who Fell to F.arth is the visual imagination of Nicholas Roeg and his uncompromising vision. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Silent Movie (1976) Jacoba Atlas There are so many gags, so many hilarious moments, that halfway through the brisk ninety-minute film, the audience is tempted to cry uncle. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Ode to Billy Joe (1976) Jacoba Atlas Despite excellent location ,photography, fine performances and a so-called surprise ending, the film is astonishingly predictable and pedestrian. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1976) Judith Sims This distorted historical perspective is what makes the film endearing but ultimately leaves us hungry for the movie that could have been. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
At the Earth's Core (1976) Stephen Randall It's the type of movie you can send your kids to, but only if you don't much like them. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) Jacoba Atlas Eastwood is hamstrung by the script, which purports to be about revenge... but so quickly veers off into other directions it's virtually impossible to keep the original impetus in mind. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) Stephen Randall It's all heavy-handed and pointless, but enjoyable and well-paced. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Swashbuckler (1976) Jacoba Atlas The resulting film is a self-conscious attempt that survives only through the good will of the audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Swashbuckler (1976) C. Jerry Kutman People who go to this film will know exactly what to expect, and they are not going to be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976) Jacoba Atlas It's restrained, clever and unique enough, quite heroic without being pedantic. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Drum (1976) Jacoba Atlas A hopelessly inept, foul interpretation of history and human emotions that should be ignored at all costs. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Burnt Offerings (1976) Ruth Batchelor If you want a good laugh at a bad movie, Burnt Offerings doesn't have to be thrown in the ash can. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Burnt Offerings (1976) Jacoba Atlas Directed by famed horror-film producer Dan Curtis, [Burnt Offerings] delivers on that to-hell-with-reality level that make Saturday matinees so satisfying to kids. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Car Wash (1976) Ruth Batchelor Car Wash is an ensemble effort and there's not a weak link in the entire chain of activity. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Moving Violation (1976) Ruth Batchelor It has the pretentions of Easy Rider or Sugarland Express, but there's no message in it, and it's too unbelievable for intelligent people to take seriously. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Questa volta parliamo di uomini (1965) Jacoba Atlas Allied Artist, the distribution company of Let's Talk About Men clearly hopes to exploit the fame of Wertmuller; but it's a pleasure to see her artistic origins. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
St. Ives (1976) Jacoba Atlas It's all very slick, entertaining and undemanding. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
The Human Tornado (1976) Danielle Spencer The Human Tornado has plenty of violence and sex. A plot would be nice but, what the hell, you can't have everything. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Obsession (1976) Ruth Batchelor Not only is it sick, but flawed with contrivances, imitation Hitchcock gimmicks, and unanswered questions. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Bitch (1931) Jacoba Atlas It is a must-see for anyone concerned with French films and the master creator Jean Renoir. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Obsession (1976) C. Jerry Kutman The result is a positive, life-affirming work made by people who know how to exorcise their personal obsessions with beauty and craft. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Souvenirs d'en France (1975) Lucie K. Scheuer In most respects it is classically French, touching, humorous and unique. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Part 2, Sounder (1976) Danielle Spencer This is a film of value. That, alone, is an accomplishment. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Two Kennedys (1969) Leigh Charlton In addition to the film's confusing andmeandering structure, it is weakened by simplistic narration, inference and innuendo where there should be hard facts, and occasional lapses into Hollywood gossipmongering. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Solaris (1972) Ruth Batchelor A profoundly beautiful and disturbing Russian film that reaches far beyond the realms of the future depicted in Kubrick's 2001. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976) Ruth Batchelor What I saw was a very bad imitation of Cat Ballou. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975) Lucie K. Scheuer The film rivals the realism and spontaneity of All the President's Men. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1975) Lucie K. Scheuer Unfortunately, Bawdy Adventures succumbs to a series of silly innuendos, double entendres and nonsensical sight gags, unimaginative and trite. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Front (1976) Ruth Batchelor It's human and more terrifying than any horror film because it could happen again. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
General Idi Amin Dada (1974) Ruth Batchelor So the film comes off as a comic opera of a big man playing little boy soldier. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
Norman... Is That You? (1976) Ruth Batchelor The play (or I should say the film) really belongs to Foxx and Dugan. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
The Ritz (1976) Ruth Batchelor The Ritz ia hilariously funny comedy. Brilliantly written, directed and acted. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019