Daily Radar

Daily Radar is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s):
Rating Title/Year Author
C Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) Cole Smithey For a mediocre brand of children's action/comedy, "Cats & Dogs" accomplishes its not-so-lofty goal with honors. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2010
A+ Mean Streets (1973) Cole Smithey "Mean Streets" is more than a rambunctious time capsule of Italian American experience, it is groundbreaking film that announces the career of a truly original voice in world cinema. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2010
B+ Leaves of Grass (2009) Cole Smithey ...a thoroughly independently minded movie that plays loose at putting across big ideas. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2010
D From Paris With Love (2010) Cole Smithey As with Spaghetti Westerns and sit-coms, you know they've jumped the shark when the tone turns to self-mockery. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2010
B- Daybreakers (2009) Cole Smithey The pacing misses a few beats and the satire never pops, but "Daybreakers" comes as a welcome retort to the vampire bubblegum genre that horror fans have had to tolerate. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2010
A Antichrist (2009) Cole Smithey ...von Trier creates a tense and provocative horror film bound up in terms of psycho-therapy, sexual desire, and the shocking brutality of Mother Nature. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2009
B- Blind Date (2008) Cole Smithey As a theatrical filmic exercise, "Blind Date" is a fair experiment. Just don't go expecting to see a movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2009
B- Extract (2009) Cole Smithey You get the sense that if only Mike Judge made more pictures, he'd hit his stride alongside the likes of Apatow pretty quick. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2009
A+ Inglourious Basterds (2009) Cole Smithey Every film that Quentin Tarantino makes is a cinematic event of mammoth proportions, and this one is no different. It lives up to the director's brilliant international reputation and accordingly so does he. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
A- Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966) Cole Smithey Russ Meyer's fetishistic vision of powerful bisexual amazons of mixed nationalities engaged in criminal super action exists in a cartoonish world of black and white humor where anything is possible EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2009
B+ Startup.com (2001) Cole Smithey ...an impromptu lesson in power, duty, and betrayal that goes well beyond traditional limitations of celluloid documentaries. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2009
A+ Pixote (1981) Cole Smithey "Pixote" is an amazing cinematic social document made with fury and passion by an uncompromising director. There has never been another film that approaches its depiction of Brazil's condemned youth, not even "City of God." EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2009
A+ Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) Cole Smithey There will always only ever be one Richard Pryor, and his profoundly inspired performance shows exactly why. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2009
A+ Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) Cole Smithey Fermented in a tragic romanticism placed firmly in a no-man's land between liberation and capitalism, Sam Peckinpah's 1974 thriller is a film that sticks in your mind's eye like a lingering sun spot. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2009
A+ La dolce vita (1960) Cole Smithey The satire on display is so simultaneously subtle yet blatant that the movie itself is intoxicating. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2009
C- Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) Cole Smithey Regardless of a distinct lack of romantic chemistry between Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo, the able-bodied actors fulfill the slapstick demands of this run-of-the-mill family comedy based on the 1968 movie with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2009
D Fat Albert (2004) Cole Smithey Director Joel Zwick ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") helms this redundant and distinctively shabby movie that wasn't even filmed in Philly. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2009
A+ The Wages of Fear (1953) Cole Smithey "Wages of Fear" is an uncompromising parable about money, greed, and man's jealous desire for that which he can never have. Yves Montand is outstanding in this gritty and unrelentingly suspenseful picture. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2009
A+ Harold and Maude (1971) Cole Smithey If there's one comedy to represent the woof and warp of the early '70s, "Harold and Maude" is it. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2009
C- Tokyo! (2008) Cole Smithey More of a curiosity than a cohesive sampling of cinematic visions, "Tokyo!" fails to impress. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2009
C- 21 (2008) Cole Smithey "21" relies too heavily on music video montages to connect its cardboard characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2008
C Factory Girl (2006) Cole Smithey Sienna Miller embodies Edie Sedgwick with a thoroughly convincing highwire act to match Guy Pierce's incarnation of Andy Warhol in Hickenlooper's perfunctory biopic. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2007
Romeo Must Die (2000) Cole Smithey Compare Romeo Must Die to Li's brilliant Fist of Legend, and it'll break your heart. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000
Dinosaur (2000) FilmSleuth A fun film to watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 1, 2000