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 112 reviews in total 
1. 
Miss Oyu (1951) 2 October 2014
A minor Mizoguchi, but exquisitely constructed 
2. 
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 3 February 2014
3 out of 5 people found the following review useful: Meaningless catalogue of grotesques 
3. 
Gravity (2013) 14 December 2013
13 out of 18 people found the following review useful: Massively overrated 
4. 
Elysium (2013/I) 29 September 2013
2 out of 4 people found the following review useful: Helplesly derivative and totally unbelievable 
5. 
Society (1989) 29 March 2013
Exquisitely disturbing allegory 
6. 
North West Frontier (1959) 29 March 2013
A treasure chest of jewels 
7. 
Melancholia (2011) 27 March 2013
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Two hours of tedium sandwiched between ten minutes of wonder 
8. 
To the Wonder (2012) 8 March 2013
69 out of 122 people found the following review useful: Explain nothing, show everything. A great ethereal love story. 
9. 
The First Part of Henry the Sixth (1983) (TV) 11 November 2012
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful: The play's the thing... 
10. 
Maidens (1978) 7 May 2012
Special and unexpected 
11. 
Carnage (2011) 25 January 2012
0 out of 3 people found the following review useful: The work of a master, but minor Polanski 
12. 
The Tree of Life (2011) 16 May 2011
748 out of 1300 people found the following review useful: A matchless and immensely complex vision of childhood 
13. 
The Life and Death of King John (1984) (TV) 14 November 2010
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful: Deceptively subtle play unevenly presented 
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Bright Star (2009) 29 November 2009
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful: Visually extraordinary but... 
15. 
Three Fugitives (1989) 30 September 2009
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful: Exquisite comedy which deserves to be seen more often 
16. 
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 17 December 2008
2 out of 7 people found the following review useful: Still seems that Woody is running on empty.... 
17. 
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) 8 June 2008
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Wizard of Oz for the unsubtle 
18. 
Chiedo asilo (1979) 24 April 2008
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Enigmatic, beautiful Jungian fable  but a headscratcher! 
19. 
42nd Street (1933) 21 April 2008
3 out of 3 people found the following review useful: Heartstoppingly wonderful 
20. 
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967) 21 April 2008
7 out of 13 people found the following review useful: A very wonderful piece of visual expression 
21. 
The Sound of People (2007) 20 April 2008
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful: Poetic meditation on mortality 
22. 
Billy the Kid (2007) 18 April 2008
22 out of 127 people found the following review useful: Egomania on film 
23. 
Unfinished Sky (2007) 18 April 2008
17 out of 36 people found the following review useful: Flawed socioromantic drama 
24. 
Ulzhan (2007) 17 April 2008
11 out of 12 people found the following review useful: High steppeing 
25. 
On the Wings of Dreams (2007) 17 April 2008
7 out of 7 people found the following review useful: Exquisite primitive film. 
26. 
Rear Window (1954) 15 April 2008
Exquisite cinema 
27. 
Angel (2007) 15 April 2008
3 out of 9 people found the following review useful: Almost totally without merit 
28. 
Garage (2007) 19 March 2008
10 out of 16 people found the following review useful: Astonishingly Bressonian Irish film 
29. 
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) 31 January 2008
3 out of 7 people found the following review useful: A theme park ride is not a movie 
30. 
Annie (1999) (TV) 30 December 2007
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Leads with the chin... 
31. 
I Do (2006) 6 December 2007
8 out of 21 people found the following review useful: Gainsbourg grates 
32. 
A Plumm Summer (2007) 17 November 2007
11 out of 14 people found the following review useful: A bucketful of charm and hidden depth... 
33. 
Rendition (2007) 2 November 2007
3 out of 10 people found the following review useful: A bold moral tale with a real theoretical novelty in its narrative 
34. 
When Harry Met Sally... (1989) 5 July 2007
The map of the human heart... 
35. 
Lilith (1964) 4 November 2006
19 out of 20 people found the following review useful: One of the cinema's luminous masterpieces 
36. 
Volver (2006/I) 30 August 2006
3 out of 7 people found the following review useful: Lightweight Almodovar... 
37. 
Some Call It Loving (1973) 1 August 2006
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful: Strange, bizarre  such description doesn't even come close 
38. 
The New World (2005) 27 January 2006
5 out of 10 people found the following review useful: Prepare yourself for something spiritual 
39. 
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl (2005) 21 January 2006
16 out of 25 people found the following review useful: Lack of budget is no excuse for lack of structure 
40. 
Brokeback Mountain (2005) 12 January 2006
9 out of 33 people found the following review useful: A profound disappointment 
41. 
"Big Jim and the Figaro Club" (1979) 22 December 2005
12 out of 12 people found the following review useful: An unsung masterpiece 
42. 
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) 10 December 2005
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful: It's not just for Christmas  it's for life!!! 
43. 
To Be or Not to Be (1942) 20 November 2005
61 out of 84 people found the following review useful: One of the great romantic/satirical comedies of all time 
44. 
Ceiling Zero (1936) 17 November 2005
6 out of 7 people found the following review useful: Not vintage, but still Hawks! 
45. 
"Bleak House" (2005) 6 November 2005
46 out of 55 people found the following review useful: Magnificent adaptation of Dickens 
46. 
Apocalypse Now (1979) 28 September 2005
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful: A beautifullystructured metaphor for America in Viet Nam 
47. 
The Rules of the Game (1939) 27 September 2005
3 out of 8 people found the following review useful: One of the highpoints of 20th century art. 
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My Man Godfrey (1936) 27 September 2005
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful: Lovely script, good cast but Lombard doesn't sparkle 
49. 
Top Hat (1935) 22 August 2005
2 out of 4 people found the following review useful: Heaven, I'm in heaven... 
50. 
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) 14 June 2005
0 out of 3 people found the following review useful: Why is it strange? 
51. 
The Edukators (2004) 2 June 2005
3 out of 9 people found the following review useful: Talkfest 
52. 
BlowUp (1966) 30 May 2005
7 out of 12 people found the following review useful: One of the key films of its era 
53. 
The RoundUp (1966) 7 May 2005
6 out of 22 people found the following review useful: Ideological in a stylistic way 
54. 
Splendor (1989) 7 May 2005
15 out of 15 people found the following review useful: A hymn to filmgoing 
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Undertow (2004) 5 May 2005
2 out of 7 people found the following review useful: Is it possible to have too much Malick? 
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9 Songs (2004) 5 May 2005
2 out of 6 people found the following review useful: Most people don't seem to get the subtlety. 
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The Republic of Love (2003) 12 April 2005
8 out of 11 people found the following review useful: Fine romance spoilt by sloppy script... 
58. 
Cinema Paradiso (1988) 9 April 2005
1 out of 10 people found the following review useful: Less than meets the eye  much better try 'Splendor' 
59. 
Young Werther (1993) 11 March 2005
7 out of 9 people found the following review useful: One of the most exquisite films about loss of innocence 
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Days of Heaven (1978) 2 March 2005
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: The title says it... 
61. 
Some Like It Hot (1959) 2 March 2005
2 out of 4 people found the following review useful: The greatest comedy? 
62. 
Darling (1965) 2 March 2005
4 out of 11 people found the following review useful: Glitzy exposé garners gongs... 
63. 
A Hard Day's Night (1964) 2 March 2005
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Fab four fairly fine 
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Cinderella (1997) (TV) 11 February 2005
3 out of 10 people found the following review useful: Pathetic PC nonsense 
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The End of the Affair (1999) 9 February 2005
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful: The finest adaptation of a Greene novel 
66. 
The LShaped Room (1962) 9 February 2005
24 out of 25 people found the following review useful: Avoids every pitfall... 
67. 
Irma la Douce (1963) 4 February 2005
28 out of 38 people found the following review useful: Why so little shown? 
68. 
The Trial (1962) 4 February 2005
5 out of 8 people found the following review useful: A cohesive work of genius 
69. 
Shoulder Arms (1918) 4 February 2005
4 out of 6 people found the following review useful: Magnificent 
70. 
Badlands (1973) 4 February 2005
108 out of 124 people found the following review useful: The voice of innocence whispers in our ears... 
71. 
Niewinni czarodzieje (1960) 2 February 2005
25 out of 26 people found the following review useful: The beginning of a generation 
72. 
Small Faces (1996) 2 February 2005
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful: Little gem 
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Million Dollar Baby (2004) 2 February 2005
2 out of 4 people found the following review useful: As deep as the ocean... 
74. 
Racing Stripes (2005) 28 January 2005
2 out of 9 people found the following review useful: Whatever happened to plagiarism laws? 
75. 
A Very Long Engagement (2004) 28 January 2005
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful: Yes... VERY long, but beautiful 
76. 
Local Hero (1983) 21 January 2005
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Naive but nice 
77. 
Coach Carter (2005) 21 January 2005
0 out of 2 people found the following review useful: 'Hoosiers' meets 'Stand and Deliver' 
78. 
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) 21 January 2005
13 out of 25 people found the following review useful: A nobrainer strictly for nobrainers 
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Kinsey (2004) 21 January 2005
0 out of 3 people found the following review useful: Neeson nice... Linney luminous 
80. 
Full Circle (2003) 7 January 2005
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful: One of the finest first films I have ever seen 
81. 
Flowers of Shanghai (1998) 5 November 2004
13 out of 17 people found the following review useful: Challenging but magnificent... 
82. 
The Passion of the Christ (2004) 26 March 2004
1 out of 2 people found the following review useful: Maybe OK as history, but fairly lame as film 
83. 
Gangs of New York (2002) 30 January 2004
Too short by half 
84. 
The Quiet American (2002) 30 January 2004
Another magnificent Greene adaptation 
85. 
Death in Venice (1971) 7 January 2004
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful: In the mood... & Mahler 
86. 
Good Bye Lenin! (2003) 7 January 2004
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Humour well directed (spoilers) 
87. 
Talk to Her (2002) 7 January 2004
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: At last, Almodovar finally delivers... and how! 
88. 
The Birth of a Nation (1915) 1 December 2003
4 out of 10 people found the following review useful: The spring from which the glory of the cinema flows 
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Heat and Dust (1983) 12 November 2003
19 out of 22 people found the following review useful: A doubleedged sword 
90. 
Echoes of Silence (1967) 23 May 2003
8 out of 9 people found the following review useful: This must have influenced Scorsese... 
91. 
The Magdalene Sisters (2002) 3 January 2003
1 out of 7 people found the following review useful: A real acting find, but... (one minor spoiler) 
92. 
El Dorado (1966) 9 July 2002
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful: "Wisdom would be if you could see life, really see. That would be wisdom." 
93. 
Le rouge de Chine (1979) 5 July 2002
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: Enigmatic glimpses of the cinema's naissance. 
94. 
SpiderMan (2002) 27 May 2002
Superior hokum 
95. 
Blade Runner (1982) 11 March 2002
2 out of 9 people found the following review useful: A messy film... 
96. 
Double Indemnity (1944) 11 March 2002
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful: It looks so modern... 
97. 
Mulholland Dr. (2001) 11 March 2002
A magnificent masterpiece 
98. 
Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) 11 March 2002
0 out of 3 people found the following review useful: Depardieu is great, but I still prefer Roxanne... 
99. 
Champagne (1928) 12 February 2002
10 out of 15 people found the following review useful: Source of hidden gold... 
100. 
Gosford Park (2001) 31 January 2002
One of Altman's better movies 
101. 
The Celebration (1998) 31 January 2002
9 out of 19 people found the following review useful: Tedious and inept 
102. 
Alphaville (1965) 15 June 2001
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful: A stepping stone of a movie 
103. 
Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) 21 November 2000
14 out of 15 people found the following review useful: Why don't more people like this film? 
104. 
Spaced Invaders (1990) 24 October 2000
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful: A little delight... 
105. 
Radio Days (1987) 22 June 2000
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful: Great Woody Allen  sensational sets 
106. 
Open Your Eyes (1997) 28 March 2000
3 out of 6 people found the following review useful: Less than meets the eye... 
107. 
Where the Heart Is (1998) 29 November 1999
3 out of 3 people found the following review useful: A delightful mélange of charm, wisdom and romance. 
108. 
Lake Placid (1999) 22 November 1999
More beautiful in the trees than the woods 
109. 
Three Kings (1999) 12 November 1999
Its Treasure of Sierra Madre meets Apocalypse Now... 
110. 
Ponette (1996) 8 November 1999
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful: An "artistically realised emotional experience" 
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Little Brothers (1999) 8 November 1999
7 out of 13 people found the following review useful: Oh dear... what happened Jacques? 
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