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Brian Webster

Brian Webster
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93/100 93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Its intelligent attempt at exploring human development is as relevant today - long after the date the movie's climactic events are set - as when it was released in 1968.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93/100 99% Rear Window (1954) Interesting and fun from the start.‐ Apollo Guide
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
93/100 99% On the Waterfront (1954) A powerful film, featuring one of the greatest performances you will ever see.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 30, 2001
93/100 92% West Side Story (1961) The Full Meal Deal - a movie so strong in so many different areas that it's impossible to argue with the 'all-time classic' label that it's been given.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 4, 2003
92/100 99% Casablanca (1942) A film for anyone who has ever had a heartbreaking choice to make, for film lovers who enjoy unpredictable endings, and for anyone who has lost a love.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92/100 86% The Graduate (1967) It's smart, witty, and troubling all at the same time.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92/100 95% Yojimbo (1961) One of Japan's great contributions to cinema, the inspiration for spaghetti Westerns and the introduction of a new kind of film hero.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92/100 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) While the composition of juries might change over time, the issues and attitudes that are explored here are timeless, as is this classic film.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 18, 2001
92/100 92% 12 Angry Men (1997) Quote not available.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 24, 2001
92/100 86% M*A*S*H (1970) Remains as sharp and fresh and relevant as it was on the day of its initial release.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 12, 2002
92/100 No Score Yet Fascinating, eccentric, intelligent and highly entertaining television for those who are open to something more than a little bit different.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 25, 2003
91/100 99% All About Eve (1950) While its attitudes toward women are dated, its wit and perceptiveness are as fresh today as they were in 1950.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 96% An American in Paris (1951) The combination of Kelly's dance and charisma, Gershwin's music and Minneli's direction makes this a movie that's hugely enjoyable, even for those who don't generally look for movies that are packed with dancing.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 89% Deliverance (1972) A harrowing film that can be appreciated on several levels.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 91% Gone With the Wind (1939) Everything about it is big.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 82% Oliver! (1968) An exciting experience for young viewers, and is substantial enough for those who want some tension along with the fluffy songs.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 76% Sophie's Choice (1982) A substantial movie, and one serious film watchers won't want to miss.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 98% The Wizard of Oz (1939) Each scene in The Wizard of Oz is spectacular in its visual creativity. Each song is inspired.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 97% The Big Sleep (1946) Great dialogue, atmosphere and performances by Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and others.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91/100 98% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Still looks awesome and packs a tremendous punch.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 17, 2001
91/100 92% The Elephant Man (1980) The Elephant Man is a memorable film about human survival and a powerful commentary on human exploitation.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 16, 2004
91/100 98% The French Connection (1971) Fascinates us in an almost perverse way, gripping us with its tension, thrilling us with its action, and troubling us with its dystopic view of American society circa 1971.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 20, 2009
90/100 94% Vertigo (1958) Vertigo is a fine film, but it's not flawless.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90/100 98% The Conversation (1974) A wonderfully intelligent experience.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 13, 2001
90/100 98% His Girl Friday (1940) If sharp wit and rapid-fire comedy is your cup of tea, then His Girl Friday must have a place on your movie menu. It's great fun from frenetic start to finish.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 13, 2001
90/100 85% The English Patient (1996) A complex story about love, loss, and searching for simplicity and beauty amidst horror and pain.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 14, 2001
90/100 95% Some Like It Hot (1959) You'll have a hard time finding a faster paced comedy, nor one that delivers it all so flawlessly.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
90/100 93% Blue Velvet (1986) A fascinating and perplexing exploration of everything that lies just under the surface of all of us.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 29, 2002
90/100 89% Eastern Promises (2007) Taut, smart and brutal, without a single extraneous moment, this is a breathtakingly powerful meditation on good, evil, and the complexity of modern societies.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 30, 2007
90/100 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) Reminds us of how truly brilliant filmmaking needs none of the technology and bombast Hollywood has come to depend on.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 26, 2009
90/100 98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) This is both an entertaining old movie and a significant historical document. If you love film, then you must see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 29, 2009
89/100 51% Summer of Sam (1999) This movie is constantly in motion, spinning from one level of the story to another.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89/100 96% Rosemary's Baby (1968) As spooky a movie as you will ever see -- the perfect antidote to today's derivative, self-conscious, blood-filled slashfests.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2001
89/100 90% Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance (1983) Quote not available.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 30, 2001
89/100 86% Gosford Park (2001) A smart, perceptive, funny and sometimes touching social satire about life during the dying days of the British Empire.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 15, 2001
89/100 97% Once (2007) Quietly and modestly inches its way into your heart, and by the time it reaches its wrenching and beautiful closing scene, you know you've experienced something special.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jul 6, 2007
89/100 94% Juno (2007) Sweet, perceptive, sharp and near-perfect, Juno is a memorable film that will still be great viewing decades after its release.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 31, 2008
89/100 91% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) I'm all for scepticism over the latest 'hot' movie; the really great ones effortlessly blow such scepticism out of the water. This film most certainly does that.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Mar 25, 2009
89/100 96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Screenwriters and directors can turn to this classic film for a primer on how to create incredible tension and horror far in excess of what we actually see onscreen.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Apr 27, 2009
88/100 99% North by Northwest (1959) This isn't one of Hitchcock's deeper films, but it's certainly one of his most entertaining.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88/100 100% Anatomy of a Murder (1959) The strengths of the film are too numerous to mention. The story is fascinating, the script well constructed, and the performances fabulous.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88/100 77% The Butcher Boy (1997) A strikingly interesting and strangely enjoyable film.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88/100 93% Traffic (2000) The acting -- naturalistic and unpretentious -- is outstanding.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Dec 22, 2000
88/100 93% The Killing Fields (1984) The story is powerful, the script intelligent, the cinematography beautiful and the performances nearly flawless.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted May 29, 2001
88/100 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) A sumptuous, spectacular, laugh-inducing, tear-jerking oasis of unbridled spirit and emotion.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jun 1, 2001
88/100 85% Monster's Ball (2002) This complex, rich film dwells in the shades of grey, never offering an easy answer and always leaving us with questions.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Feb 9, 2002
88/100 80% The Hours (2002) You'll not likely come away from a viewing with a smile on your face, but you will almost certainly come away needing and wanting to talk about the experience.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 26, 2003
88/100 84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) (2004) The combination of a deeply troubling issue, a powerful screenplay, deft direction and a bravura lead performance make this a memorable and moving film.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Jan 29, 2005
88/100 55% Shake Hands with the Devil (2010) Beautifully filmed, brutally frank, and forceful in its political message - in support of active peacekeeping - this is a powerful film that's not to be missed.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 22, 2007
88/100 88% Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire (2005) Quote not available.‐ Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 29, 2007