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|50 24%||Puss in Boots (1988) - Feb 28, 2017
"Unsurprisingly, this is only any good when Walken is onscreen; watching him sing, dance, scheme and preen while sporting a fantastic moustache is highly gratifying. Despite decent production values, there's not much else that's especially noteworthy."
|85 86%||On Approval (1944) - Mar 13, 2019
"A wonderfully ribald comedy with delectable performances from its four leads, On Approval perfectly toes the line with what could be acceptably said on film at the time, with fantastic wordplay that snuck past the censors and remains hilariously cutting to this day. It's a real treat, and as such, a real shame that Clive Brook only made the one movie."
|65 49%||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."
|80 79%||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."
|40 13%||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) - Sep 15, 2016
"The series' uniquely disquieting nature becomes lost amid all the uncharacteristic violence, nudity and bad language; this stark change of tone strips the film of the quaint, soapy quality that initially made Twin Peaks so singular, compelling and endearing. Also, Lynch predominantly depicts events that fans will already be familiar with and still ultimately leaves even more questions unanswered. Ray Wise is excellent all the same."
|50 24%||Cars (2006) - Dec 20, 2016
"After six films ranging from good to outstanding, this Lasseter passion project represents Pixar's first real misfire. The story is unoriginal and the characters lack both imagination and affability, but most disappointing of all is the film's lack of any effective emotional core; it's all machine and no heart."
|70 59%||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."
|85 86%||In the Heat of the Night (1967) - Feb 18, 2016
"The main investigation story takes a back seat in this Southern murder mystery, with the film's focus instead lying firmly on the begrudging relationship between a white police chief and a black detective. The racism theme is handled in an impressively thought-provoking manner, and the fantastic direction, script and pacing means there's never a dull moment. Steiger and Poitier are exceptional in their respective roles."
|90 92%||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."
|70 59%||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."