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|85 T9||The Sword in the Stone (1963) - Mar 02, 2015
"A lesser effort in the Disney canon, this excellent take on Arthurian legend is nevertheless a real delight. It’s well-animated and highly creative, with some fantastically zany sequences involving dancing furniture, animal transformations and, best of all, a priceless wizard duel."
|70 T6||L'Âge d'or (1930) - Mar 28, 2016
"In his last creative collaboration with Dali, Buñuel boldly relays his negative feelings towards the Catholic Church, bourgeois society and contemporary attitudes towards sex, setting the tone for much of his later work. As surreal cinema goes, it’s highly accessible: well-paced, occasionally funny and bursting with effective imagery."
|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."
|60 T4||Vera Cruz (1954) - Aug 17, 2016
"A team of gunslingers agree to protect a convoy for the Mexican Emperor. There are constant twists and betrayals, none of which are unforeseen, and a slightly goofy tone that denies it much credibility, but it has an exceptional pace that easily fends off tedium. Cooper’s lethargy does stifle some of the film’s energy, but Lancaster’s exuberance more than makes up for it."
|65 T5||Deadpool (2016) - Feb 11, 2016
"It brilliantly captures the spirit of the cult comic, with a relentless barrage of filthy (and often hilarious) comedy and some good bloody violence, with Reynolds playing the wise-cracking mutant assassin beautifully. The other characters however aren't really interesting at all, and the film has a tired, formulaic structure, a shortage of action scenes and a disappointing final set piece."
|100 T10||The Third Man (1949) - Feb 06, 2014
"This tense thriller set in post-war Vienna is near-perfect, with Joseph Cotten's ingenuous American searching for an old friend, bringing him to some startling revelations of corruption and evil. The script is smart, waiting just long enough to introduce Welles' charismatic villain, and the direction is effective in creating a romantic but desperately gloomy world. The performances are truly memorable, notably from Howard and Welles, the cinematography, set design and score all superb."
|85 T9||The Innocents (1961) - Jun 01, 2015
"The Innocents is wonderfully creepy, full of suspense and stylishly filmed, and thankfully it sticks with the bleak ending from Henry James’ novella. There are top performances from Deborah Kerr and young Martin Stephens (acting far beyond his years), with the film's most noteworthy scenes depicting their unsettling relationship, and Jack Clayton's direction is excellent."
|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."
|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||Little Fugitive (1953) - Jul 26, 2016
"This simple story has a young boy run away to Coney Island when he mistakenly thinks he’s killed his older brother. Gorgeously filmed and edited, it brings an evocative mix of sadness and joy to the screen, and the lead does a fine job for one so young. It’s easy to see how Engel’s naturalistic style influenced the French New Wave."