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David Thompson

David Thompson
David Thompson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Sight and Sound, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
57% Yanks (1979) Yanks is so much better than I expected that I hope I don't overrate it.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
No Score Yet Main Street (Calle Mayor) (1958) Bardem's neo-realist pretensions look a trifle thin now, but the film's portrait of a town riddled with prejudice and hypocrisy still packs a weighty punch.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
40% A Time for Dying (1969) The production values are strictly TV (flat lighting, crummy sets), and the actors fail to give their characters any credibility.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
No Score Yet Station Six---Sahara (1964) As Station Six Sahara demonstrates, [Seth Holt] had a remarkable gift for conjuring atmosphere, combined with an astute direction of actors (all are excellent) and a masterly use of montage. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
89% La Signora Senza Camelie (1953) The resulting cocktail is slight on psychology, but invariably stunning to behold.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2015
93% L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage) (1970) Now king of the spaghetti slasher, Argento made his directorial debut with this tightly constructed thriller.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
No Score Yet Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni Czarodzieje) (1960) If the film still has value, it lies in the compelling lead performances and the vivid portrait of a newly restless milieu.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
55% Dracula's Daughter (1936) Apart from its haunting, low-key mood, the film is also notable for its subtle suggestion (hardly expected from a former director of B Westerns) of the lesbian nature of the female vampire.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
67% The Pumpkin Eater (1964) Fine performances notwithstanding, the world of the Hampstead soap opera now seems so far away as to almost rate as science fiction.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
33% Inside Daisy Clover (1966) Gavin Lambert's screenplay (from his own novel) lives in the land of the ambiguous and fey, which is probably why the film now seems subtle and attractive.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
78% Artists and Models (1955) Tashlin's splashy use of colour, and strong contributions from the female leads (including Anita Ekberg in a cameo), help to give the film its wacky, over-heated edge.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
92% Orphans of the Storm (1921) While the director's handling of humour (clumsy) and pathos (heavily milked) demands some generosity from the audience, the eternal radiance of Lillian Gish shines through everything.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
65% The Beast (La bête) (1975) Seen from its own amoral perspective, aided by Borowczyk's remarkable sense of framing and rhythm, La Bête is that rare achievement, a truly erotic film.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
88% Häxan (Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages) (The Witches) (1929) A weird and rather wonderful brew of fiction, documentary and animation based on 15th and 16th century witchcraft trials, Christensen's film has a remarkable visual flair that takes in Bosch, Breughel and Goya.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
95% The Pianist (2002) The Pianist is a far greater film than Polanski's recent variable track record suggested it might be, a work of sustained tension and ferocious clarity, and as near-perfect a marriage of subject and artist as could be imagined.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2003