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|85 86%||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."
|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."
|45 17%||Roar (1981) - Apr 19, 2017
"Noel Marshall was clearly a lunatic. Working with dozens upon dozens of untrained big cats, the danger to the human cast is so palpable in every scene that the film becomes a bizarrely riveting viewing experience in spite of the weak narrative and acting. The stories from the shoot are horrifying, unsurprisingly; it's a genuine miracle that nobody was killed on set."
|55 31%||Sleepaway Camp (1983) - Mar 27, 2016
"For all but the final minute of the runtime, it's an unremarkable teen slasher - perfectly watchable, but lacking enough menace and grisliness to be truly memorable. The shocking twist ending however makes this a minor classic of the sub-genre, and the final shot is genuinely haunting."
|75 69%||Spider Baby (1967) - May 26, 2017
"Undoubtedly a big influence on the likes of Tobe Hooper and Wes Craven, Jack Hill's cult classic strikes a tone that's at once farcical and gravely sinister, which scarce few (if any) films have ever managed to recreate. It's hugely enjoyable for this reason alone; Sid Haig's immense creepiness and Lon Chaney Jr.'s oddly moving performance are the icing on the dead cat."
|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."
|10 1%||Burke and Hare (2010) - May 30, 2019
"A crude comedy about these infamous graverobbers sounds enticing in the capable hands of John Landis, but his first film after more than a decade out of the game is an absolute dud, using the lowest of low-brow humour and a few pointless British cameos to drum up no laughs whatsoever."
|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."
|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."
|80 79%||Schizopolis (1996) - Nov 17, 2019
"Soderbergh’s Schizopolis is as coherent as a Mad Hatter’s riddle, but this surreal, elliptical oddity is an absolute delight, showing hilarious creativity in its manipulation of language and subversion of cinematic norms. It undoubtedly rewards subsequent viewings, and the acclaimed filmmaker proves himself to be an excellent comedy actor."