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Rating Title/Year Author
2/4 Nosferatu (1922) Kate Cameron The action of the picture is so disconnected as to make the continuity confusing. However, this one certainly holds interest, for its extreme weirdness and its unusual photography. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
The Private Life of Helen of Troy (1927) Irene Thirer Half-way amusing, sometimes boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2021
2.5/4 Convention City (1933) Wanda Hale It ias all a lot of fun if you like seeing the same old faces in the same old predicaments. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
1/4 Cat People (1942) Wanda Hale This RKO production is a great example of Hollywood's waste of precious lime and valuable material. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Flaming Youth (1923) Irene Thirer Flaming Youth is not quite up to the mark for highbrows, but it's a darn good picture for the rest of us -- wholly enjoyable, thoroughly un-draggy, admirably acted by an extraordinary cast. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
2/4 Detour (1945) Wanda Hale [Detour] is a morbid melodrama, depressing and uninteresting. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/4 The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) Kate Cameron It is not a pretty sight and certainly not fit for the young. But, it is brilliantly acted by the principals. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
3/4 First Comes Courage (1943) Wanda Hale While the ending of First Comes Courage is a little far-fetched... You won't mind because the events leading up to that are presented convincingly, thanks to Dorothy Arzner, who directed this film with a great deal of skill. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
2/4 The Blues Brothers (1980) Bruce Smith The script, written by Aykroyd and director John Landis, is full of opportunities for comedy, few of them realized. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
3/4 Wattstax (1973) Ann Guarino All [the performers] draw lively reactions from the crowd who get to chant, "I am somebody." And isn't that all what we want to be? EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
4/4 The Joy Luck Club (1993) Jami Bernard With this huge, abundantly female cast, director Wayne Wang weaves an intricate tapestry of matriarchal strength and sacrifice. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 Cabin in the Sky (1943) Wanda Hale It is something for you to go out of your way to see and hear. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2.5/4 Outrage (1950) Wanda Hale It's a grim story... but it carries a worthwhile message to girls who undergo such a terrifying and humiliating experience. It also deplores the unkind attitude that unfeeling people adopt toward victims of rape. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
3.5/4 Aparajito (1956) Wanda Hale As it was in Pather Panchali, the acting is sensitive, restrained and convincing. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
0/4 Howard the Duck (1986) Kathleen Carroll Is audience abuse a federal crime? If not, why not? EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
Hamlet (1921) Mabel McElliott Miss Nielsen is a fine and gifted player, rich in resources, beautiful in a delicately chiseled fashion. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
2.5/4 Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Wanda Hale Not only because of [Anna May Wong's] presence, but also because the suspense is blood-curdling at times, Daughter of Shanghai is a refreshing job of an all-too-familiar theme. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3/4 Tevye (1939) Kate Cameron Miriam Riselle, who plays the leading feminine role, is an accomplished actress of the Yiddish school. Her performance is second in excellence only to that of the star. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
What Do Men Want? (1921) Mabel McElliott [Lois Weber's] picture is immensely interesting, garnished by the "little feminine touches" which the more or less superior sex is inclined to pooh-pooh but which are telling and important just the same. I enjoyed every minute of it. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
Harlem on the Prairie (1937) Irene Thirer There's a singing cowboy hero, a charming heroine, a melodious quartet, two amusing comedians, but best of all I liked the villain. I guess because he reminded me of Akim Tamiroff. If you like Westerns, this one will be an innovation. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
3/4 Gentleman Jim (1942) Irene Thirer Gentleman Jim is both dramatic and amusing and will be particularly interesting to those who remember him and to those who would like to know about the first great boxer who relied upon brain and skill to overcome brawn. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/4 The Champ (1931) Irene Thirer Not in the history of talkies was weeping so profuse and so enjoyable as at this premiere of The Champ, a production which combines the amazing talents of little Jackie Cooper with the superb histrionics of big Wallace Beery. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
4/4 4 Devils (1928) Irene Thirer You will love this new Murnau film. If it doesn't strike you as quite the arty photodrama Sunrise was, it will, nevertheless, thrill you more, and afford you the opportunity of seeing again the really unsurpassable Janet Gaynor. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
3.5/4 Cheyenne Autumn (1964) Kate Cameron James R. Webb's screenplay, Ford's direction and the splendid acting of the cast make this an impressive film. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
3/4 Emil and the Detectives (1964) Kate Cameron It is a picture that will intrigue and delight children as well as adults. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
Show Them No Mercy (1935) Kate Cameron Cesar Romero... is excellent as the leader of the gang, but it is Bruce Cabot, as the drunken Pitch, who is the toughest and hardest criminal to reach the screen in a long time. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
A Night at the Opera (1935) Kate Cameron Their latest picture is, in my estimation, the funniest they've ever made... [director Sam Wood] keeps the story moving at a fast pace and lets the gags fall where they are sure to do the most good. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
3.5/4 Gilda (1946) Kate Cameron If it's escape you want in a movie, you will find surcease from the worry of today's scary headlines at the Music Hall, where Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford are pitted against each other in a lusty battle of hate and love. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
4/4 The Dirty Dozen (1967) Wanda Hale An abundance of hilarious humor, injected by Mr. Aldrich, the star, Lee Marvin and the cast, is a blessed relief from the strain of gory details and grim aspects of war, fought by a mere handful of American on foreign soil. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/4 Double Indemnity (1944) Kate Cameron Barbara Stanwyck has given many interesting portrayals of femininity on the screen, but she has never presented as subtle and indelible a characterization as the one of Phyllis Dietrichson in "Double Indemnity." EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/4 Maedchen in Uniform (1931) Irene Thirer The conclusion is highly satisfying. And indeed the whole picture is extremely interestingly done as to continuity, performances and direction. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/4 Maria Candelaria (1944) Dorothy Masters Due to several such combined factors as general excellence of portraiture, eloquent settings, skilled direction and moving story, the fine performance of Dolores Del Rio is a major attraction EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
3.5/4 Home of the Brave (1949) Kate Cameron In its probing of that sore spot in the social set-up of our republic, the screen-play is frank and to the point, mincing hardly any words and using few circumlocutions in reaching its decent conclusions. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
London After Midnight (1927) Irene Thirer Tod Browning, whose movie scenarios are invariably weird and creepy, offers at the Capitol this week his latest effort London After Midnight, directed by the author in spooky, chilly, thoroughly absorbing fashion. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
2/4 Face (2004) Jami Bernard A sincere but superficial version of a familiar story. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
A Family Is A Family Is A Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration (2010) David Hinckley You may not leave this special loving Rosie's position on gay marriage. It's impossible not to come away loving the stars. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
The Sunset Limited (2011) David Hinckley If you're up for something that leaves you unsettled and disturbed, but perhaps also provoked and stimulated, you've come to the right place. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2020
The Girl (2012) David Hinckley It feels choppy in spots... Still, superb performances by Toby Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Hedren keep the story alive and moving. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
Temple Grandin (2010) David Hinckley Every child diagnosed as autistic isn't Temple Grandin. But in Danes' pitchperfect and unblinking presentation of her story lies the blueprint for how the world should see potential, rather than limitations. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3.5/4 Licensed to Kill (1997) Nick Charles Disturbing, unflinching and brilliant. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) David Hinckley Kidman's Gellhorn, who periodically narrates the story from the future, reflects that they were "good together in war" and had no idea what to do without it. Neither, in a way, does the film EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2020
4/5 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) Elizabeth Weitzman Serkis is such a live wire that the supporting actors (Olivia Williams, Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone) can do little but stand back in awe. It's the rare instance where such admiration is earned. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
3/4 Multiple Sarcasms (2010) Joe Neumaier The cast is uniformly appealing in out-of-left-field ways, but writer-director Brooks Branch lets the story amble lazily. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
2/4 Happiness Runs (2010) Joe Neumaier The kids' story gets out of control, but Andie MacDowell is a pleasantly earthy mess as Victor's out-of-it mother, and familiar New York faces (Ann Magnuson, Mark Boone Jr., Richard Edson) lend quirky support as the out-of-it elders. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
2.5/4 Babies (2010) Elizabeth Weitzman The kids are absolutely charming, and each scene is beautifully shot. But there is no narrative thread, and the minimal social observations are blindingly obvious. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2020
Prayers for Bobby (2009) David Hinckley The problem here lies with wrapping that message inside a movie that has so little nuance it plays like a public service announcement. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
Airborne (1993) Stephen Hunter The movie turns out to be hyperslick, quite well made in the technical sense (beautifully photographed and designed) and somewhat shallow, another exploration of that perennial and passionate teen theme, fitting in. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
Teen Beach 2 (2015) David Hinckley In the end, Teen Beach Movie owes more to its 1960s predecessors than its audience might realize, painting the same fantasy world where everyone is nice. No real-life people actually live there. But it's a cool getaway. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Horse Sense (1999) Paul Schultz "Horse Sense" is none too subtle, pounding home its messages of selflessness and hard work. But it's well-acted and well-paced, and it's always good to see Hollywood point out the shallowness of Hollywood life. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Camp Rock (2008) David Hinckley This is Cinderella or Snow White in contemporary casual with a Z-100 beat. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019