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Rating Title/Year Author
His Girl Friday (1940) Boxoffice Staff Grant and Miss Russell are swell. Ditto the script and the direction of Howard Hawks. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2021
The Women (1939) Boxoffice Staff Superlatives are in order when describing the opulent production, brilliant dialogue, sterling acting and atmosphere of crisp sophistication. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2021
3.5/5 Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008) John P. McCarthy What starts out as an audaciously polemical, radically inventive film project ultimately feels more like the most elaborate and earnest art history lecture ever delivered. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2021
3.5/5 Face (2002) Charles Martin It is an emotional and rewarding film for anyone who's ever struggled to find their place in their family and the world. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
Babes in Arms (1939) Boxoffice Staff From infants to octogenarians and every age and class in between, theatregoers should applaud this diverting musical comedy, so loaded with top-grade light entertainment that is almost certain to launch a new cycle of extravaganzas. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
Sepia Cinderella (1947) Boxoffice Staff The story is a hackneyed nightclub romance about an un-and-coming male singer, his devoted girl friend and his scheming patroness. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
Mr. Washington Goes to Town (1941) Boxoffice Staff Every tried and true gag situation since the days of Mack Sennett was incorporated into the script of this hilarious hodge-podge. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
Miracle in Harlem (1948) Boxoffice Staff Modest but frequently effective. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
Tevye (1939) Boxoffice Staff A moving canvas of Jewish life in the Russia of days gone by. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Son of Ingagi (1940) Boxoffice Staff There is entirely too much reliance on borrowed, familiar material. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
Mystery in Swing (1940) Boxoffice Staff The cast, largely comprising night-club entertainers, delivers competently and there are a few welcome and well-done musical interludes. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
Isn't It Romantic? (1948) Boxoffice Staff Action is lively, oldtime songs are well sung and the costumes and settings are above average. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Boxoffice Staff Plenty of excitement for the thriller fans. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Stark Fear (1962) Boxoffice Staff An impressive study of contemporary psychological behavior. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
Cry of Battle (1963) Boxoffice Staff This is a skillfully handled story of the overnight transition of a sensitive, sheltered boy to manhood. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
The Conjugal Bed (1963) Boxoffice Staff Miss Vlady is enchanting but scarcely outstanding. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
Johnny Cool (1963) Boxoffice Staff Henry Silva... makes a strong bid for stardom on his own with this rousing crime melodrama reminiscent of the gangster films which flourished in the 1930-40 period. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963) Boxoffice Staff A gay and amusing light comedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2020
Flower Drum Song (1961) Ivan Spear Performances, from top to bottom, are nothing short of superb. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
Little Mother (1938) Boxoffice Staff A personal triumph for Molly Picon. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
() Boxoffice Staff When the yarn sticks close to home, it reflects and irresistible charm. But when it takes a flight into melodrama, the plot goes awry. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
The Bronze Buckaroo (1938) Boxoffice Staff On par in every way with the usual run of Western fare. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
Charade (1963) Boxoffice Staff It integrates comedy with a deep, dark mystery and winds up with a wild chase through the Paris subway. Admittedly, there are some incongruities and illogical situations, but the chances are that the viewers will be having too good a time to notice them. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
The Invisible Woman (1941) Boxoffice Staff There isn't a shudder in its entire length. But, laughs? That's what it has nothing else but. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
3.5/5 () Charles Martin It is an emotional and rewarding film for anyone who's ever struggled to find their place in their family and the world. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 Applause (2009) Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Applause has moments of flourish and moments that reach towards something as pared down as Thea's play, but it ultimately can't match the candor Steen brings to the screen. Really, little can. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2016
4/5 Dust (2007) Cathleen Roundtree An engagingly philosophic approach to a mundane topic. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2016
5/5 The Comedy (2012) David Ehrlich An essential portrait of a generation of people laughing so hard that they've forgotten the joke is on them. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2013
1/5 The Tall Man (2011) Nick Schager Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 The Impossible (2012) Mark Keizer The key selling point is Bayona's ten-minute reenactment of the tidal wave and its carnage, which is brutal, visceral and without peer. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2012
2.5/5 On the Road (2012) David Ehrlich On the Road just can't keep the beat EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2012
5/5 Django Unchained (2012) James Rocchi Django isn't just a movie only America could make -- it's also a movie only America needs to EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2012
3.5/5 Les Misérables (2012) Mark Keizer For fans, this is exactly how the story of Jean Valjean's transformation from thief to saint should be delivered: smothered in bombast EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2/5 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) James Rocchi Tolkien could invent names and languages, but he couldn't create a plot at gunpoint. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2012
1.5/5 This Is 40 (2012) Amy Nicholson Apatow gives us a couple who know less about each other than I do about my middle school friends on Facebook EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3/5 Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) Pete Hammond Bill Murray winningly portrays Roosevelt with sly understatement and assured authority EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3.5/5 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) David Ehrlich A throwback to a time when gratuitous nudity was the only kind of nudity, and when being a man meant dismembering another man EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2012
4.5/5 Zero Dark Thirty (2012) James Rocchi A masterwork from a master filmmaker EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2012
.5/5 Red Dawn (2012) David Ehrlich Heaven's Gate for the Hunger Games generation EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2012
4.5/5 Rust and Bone (2012) James Rocchi A must-see drama that will reward moviegoers who are both smart enough to seek it out and grown-up enough to take it EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2012
4/5 Rise of the Guardians (2012) James Rocchi Rise of the Guardians isn't the year's best animated film -- that honor is still held by Wreck-It Ralph -- but it is, more impressively, the year's best animated film for kids EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2012
4/5 Hitchcock (2012) Pete Hammond The sensational Helen Mirren sounds the war cry for all those unappreciated "plus ones" EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2012
2.5/5 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Mark Keizer Most of the way, the film's deficiencies are survivable if only for Jennifer Lawrence and some fleeting moments of emotional clarity and bracing conflict. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2012
4/5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Amy Nicholson Every frame of silent, lip-biting, pent-up tension in the series has been holding its breath for this -- a 600-minute soap opera suddenly exploding into a Grindhouse slasher. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4.5/5 Anna Karenina (2012) David Ehrlich A bold and borderline insane adaptation that anoints Joe Wright as a modern filmmaker who reveres the old guard EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2012
4/5 Lincoln (2012) Pete Hammond A fascinating, savvy look at the inner-workings of the political process and how things in the White House get - or don't get - done EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2012
3.5/5 The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) James Rocchi A combo-platter mixing classic martial-arts cinema in all of its glorious excess with the beats and breaks and attitude of hip-hop EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2012
4.5/5 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Pete Hammond Consider it a force in the Best Animated Film Oscar race EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2012
.5/5 Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) David Ehrlich "Do not go to Silent Hill!" That's one of the first lines of dialogue, but by that point you've probably already realized the magnitude of your mistake. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2012
2/5 Fun Size (2012) Amy Nicholson Boobs. Boobs. Boobs. Boobs. Boobs. If your tween can handle that, they can handle Nickelodeon's naughtiest kids' movie EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2012