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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
C
2
A-
Below (2002)
3
C
4
A+
5
B+
Heaven (2002)
6
B
7
B+
Red Dragon (2002)
8
3/5
House of Wax (1953)
A fun, creepy movie with Vincent Price at his best. Watch closely for a young Charles Bronson.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
9
4/5
The Big Easy (1987)
Moody, sexy, cool thriller. Might be the best film to come out of the careers of Quaid and Barkin.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
10
3/5
Dated and tough to sit through, but undeniably ahead of its time.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
11
4/5
Shaft (1971)
A classic. The best film to come out of the blaxploitation era is still fun to watch today.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
12
3/5
Good sequel finds Shaft at it again. The original is better, and so is Shaft in Africa.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
13
2/5
An overrated film. DiCaprio gives a great performance as a mentally retarded boy. It's so good, in fact, that's it's difficult to watch.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
14
4/5
One of the best Woody Allen films from this decade. A very funny movie that made Mira Sorvino a star.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
15
2/5
This would only appeal to die-hard fans of Batman. Then again, it might make die-hard fans cry.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
16
4/5
Personally, it's my favorite out of the four Vacation films. Many people don't agree with me, however.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
17
3/5
A solid war movie with a great performance by Lee Marvin. If you're a war buff, give this one a shot.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
18
3/5
Harrison Ford gives one of his best performances in this underrated film.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
19
4/5
A very touching film that features great performances all around. This is the type of movie you'll watch and wonder why you've never heard more about it.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
20
4/5
Trees Lounge (1996)
Buscemi does a fine job directing this sad, realistic, sometimes humorous look into the life of an alcoholic.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
21
3/5
A movie whose parts are greater than its whole. There are some great moments in this film, but the overall structure is jarring, especially the way it just suddenly ends.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
22
3/5
Classic film that just hasn't dated very well. Mitchum gives a tremendous performance, but the rest of the movie elements don't hold up so well.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
23
2/5
Air America (1990)
An interesting storyline, but it's mostly a waste of time.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
24
3/5
Twilight (1998)
A slow moving mystery film that won't appeal to all audiences. It's so good to see this cast working together that you're willing to forgive the film's little shortcomings.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
25
5/5
If it's not the greatest Western ever made, it's certainly in the top three. This is the movie that made Steve McQueen a star.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
26
2/5
The weakest of the Rambo trilogy, but still a fun film to watch if you're in the mood for explosions and Stallone at his muscle-bound grunting best.
Posted Sep 27, 2002
27
C+
28
B
29
B-
30
B
31
C-
32
B+
Barbershop (2002)
33
A-
34
C-
35
B+
36
C+
The Chateau (2002)
37
C-
Blue Crush (2002)
38
C-
The Shadow (1994)
A misfire meant to be a franchise. The film is based on an old radio show, and the concept is interesting enough, but this movie just drags.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
39
C-
Improvisational film which was made as a companion piece to the far-superior "Smoke". This movie has some good parts to it, but is too disjointed to hold your attention.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
40
A-
A criminally underrated film, featuring one of Spacey's best performances.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
41
3/5
Superfly (1972)
Classic blaxlpoitation film is still one of the best to come out of the genre. O'Neal gives a fine (but always funky) performance in one of the last movies before the genre ate itself and became self-parody. Terrific soudtrack.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
42
4/5
An underrated film with perhaps the greatest performance that Michael J. Fox ever gave. DePalma looks at Vietnam through a different persepective than an audience is used to, making this far from your typical war movie. Penn, as always, is riveting to wat
Posted Aug 9, 2002
43
4/5
Excellent period film featuring great performances by Connery and Sutherland. Crichton's direction builds some very tense moments, particularly in the execution of the robbery, but the movie isn't too serious to throw in an occasional gag. Deserves to be
Posted Aug 9, 2002
44
2/5
Hoffa (1992)
A decent, but flawed movie. The performance by Nicholson is tremendous, and he really becomes Hoffa, but the rest of the film just isn't on the same level as he is. Unless you're a big fan of Jack, or particularly interested by Hoffa, pass.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
45
2/5
An interesting documentary covering a tour of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz band. If you enjoy the music, or are a fan of all things Woody, then you should give this one a rental. Others probably wouldn't enjoy it.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
46
3/5
Classic Marx Brothers comedy.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
47
2/5
All of Me (1984)
A decent diversion, but a largely forgettable film. Martin and Tomlin try hard, but don't get as many laughs as they should.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
48
2/5
Nick of Time (1995)
Gimmicky film that takes some great actors and makes them into props. Depp plays against type, and Walken manages okay as the film operates in real time (a device used many times before and since, most recently in Fox's "24" TV show). Skip it.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
49
5/5
An amazing film because of the way it perfectly captures the time period, and how it manages to carry so many characters and make every one of them interesting. Most films would be worthwhile if they could create one character as deep as these.
Posted Aug 9, 2002
50
3/5
Very funny, early Steve Martin comedy. Has some great bits including a gag with spary-on sweat and another with cardboard stand-ups doubling as friends for lonely guys. Not Martin's funniest film, but it's up there.
Posted Aug 9, 2002