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|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."
|40 13%||Jailhouse Rock (1957) - Apr 02, 2018
"Jailhouse Rock has only a fraction of the zing that an early Elvis vehicle should reasonably proffer. It's a fairly dull rags-to-riches story and little more, but one with a lead character so unsympathetic that his ultimate success and happiness leaves a decidedly sour taste. Worse still, with the exception of the iconic title number, not one of the songs is at all memorable."
|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."
|85 85%||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."
|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."
|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."
|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."
|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."
|85 85%||Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) - May 30, 2019
"Even when directing a less comedic piece than usual, McCarey's touch remains as light as a feather; the drama resonates but never attempts to overwhelm, and is infused with a ray of optimism that gently shines through the layers of melancholy. Beulah Bondi, playing a woman approximately three decades her senior, gives a truly outstanding performance."