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Allen Almachar

Allen Almachar
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96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) It works as a horror movie, but also as a police procedural, a suspenseful thriller, and as a character study.‐ The MacGuffin
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B+ 86% X-Men: First Class (2011) If you're looking for a well-made popcorn movie to see in theaters, let this one be it.‐ The MacGuffin
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D 20% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011) Think of this review as a warning: Oh, you can watch the movie if you want, but don't say I didn't warn you.‐ The MacGuffin
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92% Children of Men (2006) Cuaron was able to infuse every moment with the importance of what is at stake.‐ The MacGuffin
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B+ 85% The Tree of Life (2011) What a strange, odd, haunting, beautiful, and fascinating film.‐ The MacGuffin
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C- 26% Green Lantern (2011) The more I think about it the more I dislike it. ‐ The MacGuffin
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B 82% Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) An entertaining documentary about one of the funniest people on television. ‐ The MacGuffin
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98% King Kong (1933) This film is one of the great achievements of the action-adventure genre.‐ The MacGuffin
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100% The Lady Eve (1941) It has a style and wit rarely seen today, while having all the slapstick you could ask for in a screwball comedy. ‐ The MacGuffin
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100% Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1956) The characters are so perfectly realized, the action so expertly shot, the questions raised so thought provoking, that I become both entertained and challenged by it with every rewatch.‐ The MacGuffin
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98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (1964) A sweeping love story about a young romance succumbing to the stark realities of life and the inevitability of growing up.‐ The MacGuffin
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94% Rocky (1976) The movie is about so much more than just the final fight ... It is about a man's life; it is about that man trying to find his share of happiness, however small that may be.‐ The MacGuffin
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A- 90% Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) It shows with close detail the inner troubles of one of the most influential groups in modern hip-hop, and how they all work and strive to remain an important part of that genre's future.‐ The MacGuffin
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C+ 79% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) A mediocre film disguised as a good one. ‐ The MacGuffin
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C- 25% The Change-Up (2011) A gross-out comedy that masquerades as a tale about finding one's true place in life.‐ The MacGuffin
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89% Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988) Ask me what it is about movies I love so much, and I'll tell you to see Cinema Paradiso for your answer.‐ The MacGuffin
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94% Fargo (1996) A classic story of unique quirkiness, where the characters themselves are just as memorable as the events that unfold.‐ The MacGuffin
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91% There Will Be Blood (2007) Ambition and capitalism is taken to the extreme, where no one, including family and loved ones, will stand in the way of a man driven to insanity by his success. ‐ The MacGuffin
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D+ 20% Seven Days In Utopia (2011) This is a bland, uninspiring, uninteresting story that hammers its message so blatantly and so often that it's surprising you can come out of it without a headache.‐ The MacGuffin
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B 82% The Whale (2011) A very caring movie about a rare but beautiful encounter.‐ The MacGuffin
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B+ 83% Warrior (2011) Instead of one person's journey to redemption, you have a pair of brothers. Two underdog stories for the price of one.‐ The MacGuffin
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98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) One of the most moving and technically sound films ever produced.‐ The MacGuffin
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B 94% Moneyball (2011) It's an underdog story, but told through a different perspective.‐ The MacGuffin
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A- 100% Thunder Soul (2011) The kind of movie that sinks under your skin. ‐ The MacGuffin
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C+ 60% Real Steel (2011) I can see myself stumbling across it while trying to find something to watch on late night TV. I'd stop to watch a scene or two, and then quickly move on‐ The MacGuffin
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B- 67% Tower Heist (2011) It's a middle-of-the-road comedy in which the good outweighs the bad.‐ The MacGuffin
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100% L'Atalante (1934) Vigo captured the splendor of life itself.‐ The MacGuffin
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F 3% Jack and Jill (2011) This movie is a crime to comedy.‐ The MacGuffin
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100% Black Narcissus (1947) It is a film about bold colors and enormous landscapes, about tension and eroticism boiling beneath the façades that our characters so desperately try to put up.‐ The MacGuffin
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99% On the Waterfront (1954) It is one of the greatest of all films, containing one of the most electrifying performances ever.‐ The MacGuffin
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B+ 94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) I walked in expecting over the top action, death-defying set pieces, preposterous plot twists, and really cool gadgets. I'm happy to report that I was not disappointed.‐ The MacGuffin
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A- 74% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) While the characters of Herge's comic book series have been around for quite some time, this feels as though it is something new, something to be discovered and perhaps inviting us to revisit those stories.‐ The MacGuffin
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97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) The quintessential spaghetti western.‐ The MacGuffin
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B 95% Pariah (2011) Adepero Oduye is so tender and sincere with her performance ... she breathes and lives her character with an element of truth.‐ The MacGuffin
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96% Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972) There are some filmmakers who do the work as a job, others because they simply enjoy it. Herzog does it because it is ingrained in his very being.‐ The MacGuffin
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96% Back to the Future (1985) It is the perfect package of entertainment, drama, comedy, excitement, and heart, wrapped up in special effects that still look convincing.‐ The MacGuffin
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C+ 74% Rampart (2012) Officer Brown is such a terrible person that he becomes almost a caricature ... by the end of the movie, nothing about him left any kind of resonance.‐ The MacGuffin
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B- 53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) In the hierarchy of good-to-great kid movies, this would rank somewhere straight down the middle. It's a safe and easy kind of entertainment, and that's about it.‐ The MacGuffin
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B 69% The Hater (Hejter) (2020) While the style is admirable and the ideas relevant to our present day, the lack of perspective for its central character prevents it from being great.‐ The MacGuffin
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A+ 99% The Interrupters (2011) It's a heart wrenching tale of a few brave souls who take it upon themselves to step deep into this world ... and do what they can to prevent further tragedy from happening. ‐ The MacGuffin
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C- 28% Act of Valor (2012) There is no debate: these are brave men, and what they have chosen to do as their occupation has most certainly saved lives ... I just wish their bravery was captured in a better film. ‐ The MacGuffin
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A 87% Chico & Rita (2012) It's refreshing to see an animated film that isn't striving to appease only children or for a merchandising deal.‐ The MacGuffin
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99% L.A. Confidential (1997) Its hard edge and mystery, set beneath the bright lights of Tinseltown, makes for a rewarding cinematic experience that does not disappoint with each repeated viewing.‐ The MacGuffin
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B+ 92% Girl Model (2012) Redmon and Sabin have created an unflinching film, with their cameras deeply fixed on the subject matter and refusing to turn away. ‐ The MacGuffin
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B 88% Bernie (2012) It examines people and social perceptions, and how those perceptions alter the interpretations of the law to fit their own framework. ‐ The MacGuffin
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B 77% Dreams of a Life (2012) The film examines just how precious every single life is, how closely we are connected to other people, and how important it is to never lose that connection.‐ The MacGuffin
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C- 50% Mirror Mirror (2012) This is a corny, drab, and lifeless take on a familiar tale, that leaves very little for anyone to take away.‐ The MacGuffin
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A 86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) If you enjoy relentless fights and shootouts, imaginative kills and high-octane suspense, then you will find this to be one of the best movies of the year.‐ The MacGuffin
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B 76% Free Men (2012) Economical in its craftsmanship and production values, and effective with its lead performance. ‐ The MacGuffin
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B 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) There are plenty of laughs to be had, and there's certainly an earnest quality that helps push it up above your normal, run-of-the-mill romantic comedy.‐ The MacGuffin
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