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|85 85%||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."
|50 23%||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."
|90 91%||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 78%||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 58%||Screamplay (1985) - Mar 14, 2019
"This odd passion project mashes the visual style of the German Expressionists and writing style of Edgar Allan Poe into a sleazy Hollywood noir for an altogether tasteful horror-comedy experience. It's superbly anchored by Rufus Butler Seder's unhinged wackiness on screen, and the creative art design is a brilliant example of how a shoestring budget can be used effectively."
|75 69%||House (1977) - Feb 23, 2016
"In this bonkers Japanese horror, Obayashi uses all the camera tricks and cheap special effects at his disposal to create a deliciously absurd nightmare, with every passing scene offering a more mind-boggling display of creepy, colourful, chaotic weirdness than the last. Visually, it's an unforgettable comedic treat, and the deliberate bad acting and one-note characterisation make it all the more hilarious."
|70 58%||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 78%||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."
|75 69%||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."