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Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Before Night Falls (2000) Anthony Leong There are many sequences in the film that are pure art in the way sight and sound have been united on the screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2001
10/10 The Family Man (2000) Anthony Leong It manages to spread a little holiday cheer while serving as a springboard for self-reflection. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2000
9/10 Princess Mononoke (1997) Anthony Leong Like all of Miyazaki's work, the animation is pristine and often breathtaking, particularly the sharply realized action sequences. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Jaws (1975) Noel O'Shea It was certainly the shocking opening that audiences expected from a film with such a catch-all title, and the rest of the movie wasn't half bad either. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Blue Velvet (1986) Noel O'Shea One of the few masterpieces of the Eighties, a gut-wrenching exposè of the seamier side of homespun Americana. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Armageddon (1998) Michael T. Grace If you're looking for brainless, manipulative fun -- look no further. And it has some pretty spiffy special effects. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Armageddon (1998) Noel O'Shea Yep, every angle covered... almost. They forgot something; plausibility. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Carrie (1976) Noel O'Shea De Palma's visual bravura elevates the film beyond mere plagiarism, and the deeply-felt emotions of the characters was something fresh in the genre in the mid-Seventies. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
There's Something About Mary (1998) Michael T. Grace There a lot of uncomfortable, albeit hilarious scenes. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Blade Runner (1982) Noel O'Shea Philip K. Dick's seminal SF novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is here transformed into a superior genre film, thanks to Ridley Scott's direction and visual futurist Syd Mead's amazing architectural prophecies. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Frankenstein (1931) Noel O'Shea To look into Karloff's limpid eyes, is to look into the essence of horror itself. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ Heat (1995) Noel O'Shea Mann packs more into the nearly three-hour running time than most directors have achieved in their entire careers, and the film remains the director's best work to date. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Alien (1979) Noel O'Shea You could hear a pin drop during the more tense moments of Alien in theatres back in 1979. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Vertigo (1958) Noel O'Shea It's certainly the deepest, most thought-provoking film in Hitchcock's canon. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Truman Show (1998) J. Holloway There were some moving scenes, hilarious comedy, and a dramatic finale. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Abyss (1989) J. Saxon The Abyss: Special Edition stands as a testament to suspense/sci-fi/fantasy film and is more than worth checking out. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Abyss (1989) Noel O'Shea The most cringe-worthy dialogue this side of a Sly Stallone flick. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Sixth Sense (1999) Bill Bischoff Some modern-day moviegoers weaned on thrill-a-minute filmmaking may grow tiresome of the films deliberate pace, but it is appropriate to the material. Subtlety in this genre is hard to find. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Pay It Forward (2000) Mike Jasik What could have been a stirring, touching drama, like The Sixth Sense or Magnolia, unfortunately becomes soap opera mush. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Basic Instinct (1992) Noel O'Shea An implausible, wildly over-the-top thriller, with incredibly inept dialogue and supremely fuzzy characterisations, but -- and here's the irony -- it all adds up to wonderfully compelling entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Shining (1980) Noel O'Shea No other horror film looks quite like this one, and John Alcott's superb cinematography is the reason for this. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 Shakespeare in Love (1998) Anthony Leong It is rare to see a film in which the performances, writing, narrative structure, direction, humor, and production design combine to create an outstanding and enchanting piece of work that is in essence, pure poetry. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Shakespeare in Love (1998) Bill Bischoff Patient filmgoers who can take pleasure in the inspired moments of it's secondary cast may find it worth the outlay. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
King Kong (1933) Noel O'Shea This masterpiece has been the inspiration for many an inferior film ... but there never was a film to catch the imagination in quite the same way as the unbeatable original. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Aliens (1986) A non-stop actioner that will leave you breathless. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Shanghai Noon (2000) Adam Prosser A suprisingly sturdy piece of fluff with some real razzle-dazzle in the fighting department, and pretty funny too. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) J. Saxon Highly recommended, this film is one for every film lovers library. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Noel O'Shea Full of the most awe-inspiring images in all cinema, 2001: A Space Odyssey marries drifting spacecraft with classical music, and it works beautifully. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Noel O'Shea Close Encounters is a wondrous mixture of modern filmmaking techniques and the sensibilities of Walt Disney. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 Saving Private Ryan (1998) Anthony Leong A powerful piece of work. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Saving Private Ryan (1998) M. Rodela An intense, emotional ride through the hideous bowels of a war torn Europe. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Noel O'Shea One of the finest, and the most thought-provoking film released in quite awhile. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Michael T. Grace Any movie which has a woman named Alotta Fagina in it is worth seeing! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Unforgiven (1992) Noel O'Shea If this is indeed Eastwood's last Western, then it's a helluva way to bow out. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967) Noel O'Shea Big, baroque, brilliant. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Iron Giant (1999) B. DeMoss Incredible! Amazing! Terrific! EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 The Iron Giant (1999) Michael T. Grace . It transcends it's medium to become not only an excellent animated movie, but an excellent movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
North by Northwest (1959) Noel O'Shea Served up in Hitchcock's inimitable style, and with a liberal helping of thrilling suspense sequences that act like musical notes in a symphony, this film is one of the very best films made in the Fifties. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen (2000) Noel O'Shea The Exorcist gets right to the heart of what scares us, and mounts an assault on our primal fears. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Snatch (2000) Mike Jasik Deserves better, because it is. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 American History X (1998) Anthony Leong Stylish, emotionally resonant, and unflinchingly gritty, American History X is clearly one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Deer Hunter (1978) Noel O'Shea As a Vietnam War film, The Deer Hunter is as compelling as most others in the genre; as drama The Deer Hunter is superb. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Titanic (1997) Anthony Leong Titanic is a very well-balanced film, with something to offer everyone. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) Michael T. Grace A splendid surprise. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) Anthony Leong What is most endearing of Ever After are the well-fleshed out characters that populate it. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
The Replacements (2000) Josh Costello A mildly entertaining waste of time. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Citizen Kane (1941) Noel O'Shea It showed its audience, and more significantly, Welles' fellow filmmakers, what cinema could do. Every American film made since owes it a sincere debt of gratitude. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Psycho (1960) Noel O'Shea It remains the scariest film ever made. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
9/10 The Matrix (1999) Anthony Leong A slam-bang sci-fi spectacular that shouldn't work, but somehow does. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000