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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
5/5
The plot was stolen (from Stoker) without recompense. Also set lasting standards for horror film and film in general.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
2
4/5
Scrooged (1988)
I saw this during a brief visit to Germany and it really helped things suck less. Possibly even funnier dubbed in incomprehensible German.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
3
4/5
Bluebeard (1972)
Dmytryk was a cranky professor, but one fine director.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
4
4/5
All of these movies are good now.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
5
4/5
Walken. Lauper. Silly heist and regional accents. See.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
6
Makes Son in Law seem like Sam Shepard.
Posted Oct 20, 2004
7
Red Lights (2004)
But there's a line between suspense and mere annoyance, a line director Kahn is either flagrantly ignoring or just doesn't understand.
Posted Oct 14, 2004
8
McElwee plays a passive role, and his steady monotone keeps the viewer at an emotional distance from his personal issues.
Posted Oct 14, 2004
9
It's hilarious, vicious, offensive, thoroughly profane, and a joy to watch, just like you'd expect.
Posted Oct 14, 2004
10
3/5
An enjoyable departure from both Das Boot and Kajagoogoo.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
11
4/5
Best of the 'Dogme' fims, which isn't saying much, but there you go.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
12
4/5
Oh, I love this. It's a shame about sound and colour.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
13
4/5
Boomers being really charming and funny.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
14
4/5
The In-Laws (1979)
Very funny and engaging. There is no remake.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
15
The project delivers as both biography and road movie, and proves itself a deceptively humble epic.
Posted Oct 1, 2004
16
Fry establishes himself as an inspired, world-class talent behind the camera and delivers my favorite film of the year thus far.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
17
5/5
Genius. Christopher Lee. Genius.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
18
3/5
The tool-shed bit still makes me titter at provincial masturbation inquiries.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
19
One randomly recruited audience member directly behind me -- let's call him the Shouter -- exclaimed, 'That's tight!'
Posted Sep 24, 2004
20
Wimbledon (2004)
Bring Bettany his racquet of burning gold, bring him his little green felt balls of desire.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
21
Bang Rajan (2004)
From the first battle to the heartrending climax, you will emerge feeling dirty and scarred.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
22
A brilliantly conceived and delivered extension of the obsessions that have driven one of our finest directors to create excellent cinema for years.
Posted Sep 24, 2004
23
Really, words can't convey how horrible this atrocity is. Nobody involved should ever be allowed near a studio again.
Posted Sep 23, 2004
24
Shaun of the Dead is good, goofy fun, but given the attendant hype...there may be a danger of excessively high expectations from horror fans.
Posted Sep 23, 2004
25
A rare victory of style over substance.
Posted Sep 17, 2004
26
2/5
Eve's Bayou (1996)
Pretentious as all hell, sorry.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
27
2/5
Hard Target (1993)
Should have been so much better.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
28
3/5
Raw Deal (1986)
Must-see if only for the moment when Arnold tries to say "Molested, murdered, and mutilated"
Posted Sep 16, 2004
29
4/5
They Live (1988)
Kicks ass and chews bubblegum -- metaphorically speaking.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
30
Gozu (2003)
Gozu is freakin' awesome.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
31
Embodying the best and worst stereotypes of the genre, it's amazingly beautiful to look at and often utterly incomprehensible.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
32
Be patient, and you'll get rewarded with a good old-fashioned castle siege that's worth the wait.
Posted Sep 9, 2004
33
5/5
Child's Play (1988)
A gem, with one of the best "sudden reveals" ever committed to celluloid
Posted Sep 9, 2004
34
5/5
Funny and fearless
Posted Sep 9, 2004
35
...it's not only one of the year's best films, but it may be one of the all-time great war movies
Posted Sep 9, 2004
36
Paparazzi (2004)
Buying a full-price ticket is not recommended, but if you can catch Paparazzi on cable down the line, check it out.
Posted Sep 9, 2004
37
The Cookout (2004)
There might have been a decent comedy here if someone had remembered to insert some actual humor.
Posted Sep 9, 2004
38
1/5
Should be "so bad it's good." Isn't.
Posted Sep 7, 2004
39
2/5
Ben (1972)
A really odd mix of killer rat flick and Disney-esque kiddie movie. Too weird to utterly dismiss.
Posted Sep 7, 2004
40
4/5
...a sharp, witty, and fast-paced look at the rave life.
Posted Sep 7, 2004
41
2/5
Great cast, terrible premise, done ultra-cheap. Sad Supes had to go out like this.
Posted Sep 7, 2004
42
4/5
Pee-wee Herman voices the main robot. If that ain't enough said, you're hopeless.
Posted Sep 7, 2004
43
0/5
Big Bully (1996)
Um...NO!!!!
Posted Sep 7, 2004
44
4/5
The climactic shark-tank fight is a masterpiece of choreography
Posted Sep 7, 2004
45
5/5
Now THIS is how to do a remake!
Posted Sep 7, 2004
46
3/5
Haiku Tunnel (2001)
A bit of an ego-trip, but an entertaining one.
Posted Sep 7, 2004
47
4/5
Monsters rule OK! The DVD commentary might just be the greatest ever recorded.
Posted Sep 3, 2004
48
3/5
Son-in-Law (1993)
Medium-funny culture clash humor contrasting California with the rural south.
Posted Aug 20, 2004
49
4/5
Good set-up, well-shot, but Seagal never allows any villain to be much of a challenge for his character, which saps the tension.
Posted Aug 20, 2004
50
4/5
Tango & Cash (1989)
A much tighter and harder-hitting action flick than you might expect.
Posted Aug 20, 2004