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|5 T8||Hunter in the Dark (1979) - May 12, 2011
"Some plot points (and especially death scenes) border on ridiculous, but for some reason I don't care much. The quality of cinematography, editing, & acting certainly help. Probably my fav Gosha flick."
|4 T6||Superman: The Movie (1978) - Jun 26, 2012
"Great beginning. I've always remembered the back story most of all. The rest of it (and some of the Smallville sections) rivals Footloose as the corniest flick I've ever experienced. Superman's most authentic cinematic outing."
|7 T10||Edvard Munch (1974) - Jul 20, 2010
"Absolutely jaw-dropping in its treatment of the man, his work, environment, and the technique in which the filmmaker conveys this all. I cannot get these uncomfortable, despondent stares out of my mind. The editing is especially phenomenal."
|3 T3||Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) - Sep 23, 2012
"Sterile & half-assed version of Brazil. I love that flick way too much to see it lamed up - even though [small] bits of this can be good."
|3 T3||The Hunting Party (1971) - Oct 24, 2012
"One of the few films that portray violence in an honestly disturbing light (the influence of Peckinpah is obvious). Unfortunately, the writing comes up incredibly short with these thinly developed characters and such a bizarre idea for a premise. The acting doesn't give much to hold your attention either. Not surprising that Candice Bergen can barely make a moment work, but even the enormous presence usually created by Gene Hackman & Oliver Reed seems tamed."
|6 T10||The Best Man (1964) - Feb 28, 2009
"Great piece of work that blends a satire feel with a true inspection of the political process. Very easy to ingest."
|5 T8||The Heroic Ones (1970) - Dec 11, 2013
"One of the best examples of the Shaw Brothers sense of scale, silliness, and carnage."
|6 T10||The Comb (1990) - Aug 31, 2012
"A perfectly realized (and rationalized) bit of dream logic."
|4 T6||Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Dec 26, 2012
"Well, that was an unexpected disappointment. I think the major fault would be too much plot, not enough character, & outside of the choreography it's really not that well made (I'll take Minnelli over Donen any day). The lavish, penultimate musical piece that Kelly adores so was also done much better in An American In Paris."
|4 T6||White Dog (1982) - Oct 16, 2010
"Fuller cinema reaching the peak of ridiculousness (or as much as The Naked Kiss will let it). But, as with most everything this man does, there's something oddly compelling in its perverse disregard of even a shred of subtlety."