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|70 T6||Earthworm Tractors (1936) - Jul 07, 2016
"Joe E. Brown plays an overconfident, relentlessly optimistic tractor salesman in this pleasant little comedy. It's hammy but light fun - the script and sight gags are consistently amusing, and its warmth and charm are abundant."
|100 T10||The Big Lebowski (1998) - Feb 06, 2014
"The Coens have made a truly unique movie with this darkly comedic, detective style noir set in early 90s California. In true Coen tradition, the story moves from one odd encounter to another, full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with Bridges' inept stoner at the centre of it all. The script is endlessly witty, complete with surreal, drug-induced dream sequences, the soundtrack fits superbly, and Bridges is terrific, supported heroically by Goodman's dangerously short-fused Vietnam vet."
|15 T1||If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (1971) - Jul 18, 2016
"A rabid sermon about how Communism will destroy America is cut with ludicrous scenes of jackbooted commies terrorising the Christian population with torture and slaughter. While the fire-and-brimstone preaching quickly becomes tiresome, the acting and the (surprisingly savage) violence are so amateurish that it's occasionally rather amusing, but this evangelical schlock is total garbage nonetheless."
|70 T6||Dead Heat (1988) - Dec 30, 2016
"Rarely is this kind of irreverent 1980s horror-comedy executed so well. Williams and Piscopo are on great form as two wise-cracking cops who uncover a plot to raise an army of the dead, and with plenty of fun dialogue and gory effects galore, it's a rigorously entertaining ride from start to finish."
|75 T7||Kid with the Golden Arm (1979) - Feb 01, 2017
"With its brilliant costumes and hilarious death scenes, this Shaw Brothers classic really wears its ridiculousness on its sleeve. The fights come relentlessly, and the occasionally over-rehearsed choreography doesn't markedly diminish the wonderful spectacle of it all. All five of the Venom Mob impress, and Philip Kwok's booze-guzzling Tai Hao gets to deliver one of the best final lines ever."
|80 T8||College (1927) - Jun 19, 2016
"Keaton’s bookish wimp tries to win over his dream girl with athletic prowess; the trouble is, he has none. This is arguably one of his funniest pictures and features a number of great stunts, including many hilarious failed attempts at an assortment of track and field events. His heroics at the end of the film are simply splendid."
|85 T9||Black Dynamite (2009) - May 20, 2017
"This wonderful send-up of the blaxploitation genre celebrates both its good and notoriously bad elements, combining fantastic music, costumes and one-liners with horrendous continuity, acting and boom mic operation. The consistent quality of the dialogue and sight gags makes this without doubt one of the finest spoofs ever devised, and Michael Jai White gives the comedy performance of a lifetime."
|90 T10||Seven Beauties (1975) - Aug 29, 2015
"Pasqualino is an incredible character; he obsesses over honour yet proves repeatedly that he himself is completely without it. Desertion, rape, cold-blooded murder – nothing is beyond him, and yet despite his numerous deplorable acts, he somehow remains a sympathetic character. Wertmüller's excellent script and spot-on direction make it a captivating experience to watch him weasel his way through the horrors of the war, and Giannini is sensational in the role."
|80 T8||Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - Dec 22, 2016
"A camp blend of horror, science fiction and comedy, this light-hearted sequel really develops the character of the Monster by affording him a great deal more humanity than before, and this is ably relayed by Karloff, who’s exceptional alongside mad scientists Clive and Thesiger. Though the titular Bride looks terrific, it’s ultimately rather disappointing how little screen time or personality she’s granted."
|70 T6||Broken Flowers (2005) - Jan 12, 2017
"This Jarmusch road movie is episodic but immensely thoughtful, superbly anchored by Bill Murray and featuring a terrific supporting cast. The central mystery is wonderfully understated throughout, and its ultimate lack of a resolution is both poignant and gloriously cynical. The film feels incomplete, and is so much better for it. That Ethiopian jazz music sure is ghastly though."