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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 81% Beau Travail (2000) Beau Travail is an allegorical tale of revenge and jealousy set within a French Foreign Legion outpost in Africa.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2001
4/4 100% El (This Strange Passion) (Torments) (1953) Released at the pinnacle of his prolific Mexican period, Él (This Strange Passion) remains one of Buñuel's crowning achievements.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2001
4/4 90% In the Mood for Love (2001) Wong Kar Wai's latest masterpiece is an erotic and visually stunning meditation on the confines of love.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2001
4/4 76% The Virgin Suicides (2000) Coppola's adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides's novel is both tender and devastating.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2001
4/4 96% Yi Yi (2000) A humanistic masterwork.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2001
4/4 94% Sous le sable (Under the Sand) (2001) Rampling continues to reinvent sexual desire.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2001
4/4 98% In a Lonely Place (1950) Like Albert Camus' The Stranger, In a Lonely Place is the epitome of existentialist primers.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
4/4 83% Portrait of Jennie (1948) William Dieterle's 1948 masterpiece Portrait of Jennie is not only an unabashedly romantic melodrama but also a fascinating ghost story.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
4/4 92% Ghost World (2001) An ironic, humorous, painful and never pandering account of the ghostly nature that accompanies loss, hurt, regret, love and, ultimately, memory itself.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2001
4/4 93% Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) Apocalypse Now is a frenzied, free-based ode to the grieving soldier and his need-to-numb.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2001
4/4 84% Walkabout (1971) An innocent family picnic turns existential in Nicolas Roeg's brilliant Walkabout.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2001
4/4 98% All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (1999) Pedro Almodóvar's best film to date, a heart-breaking paean to femininity, the maternal instinct and the thirst for drama.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2001
4/4 93% Being John Malkovich (1999) Ribald Kafkaesque romp Being John Malkovich contemplates the nature of sexual identity and celebrity with a surrealist shtick that owes plenty to Buñuel and Svankmajer.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2001
4/4 90% Together (2001) Lukas Moodysson's hysterical, timeless piece of hippie lore looks for that happy gray area between capitalism and Marxism.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2001
4/4 93% Suspiria (1977) There are horror films that scare and there are horror films that quake the senses; Suspiria still rattles twenty-five years after its original release.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2001
4/4 84% Ni na bian ji dian (What Time Is It Over There?) (2001) Tsai Ming-liang's ghosts are painfully aware of their not-being.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2001
4/4 94% Children Underground (2001) Edet Belzberg's heart-breaking documentary transcends exploit by subtly indicting the homeless plight of Romanian youth on Ceausescu's ignorant legacy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2001
4/4 99% The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter is the character actor's now-classic jab at godliness gone awry.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2001
4/4 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) A haunting, selfish, difficult masterpiece that literalizes the theory of surrealism as perpetual dream state.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
4/4 73% Fat Girl (2001) Catherine Breillat's vision is so deceptively tranquil that love becomes indistinguishable from rape.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
4/4 81% Waking Life (2001) Whether it's a product of stoic contemplation or reefer madness, Linklater's waking life becomes an elusive, one-way vehicle to God.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2001
4/4 98% Werckmeister Harmonies (2001) Tarr's precise yet effortless command for the long take is so transcendent it suggests the presence of God.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2001
4/4 87% Donnie Darko (2001) An apocalyptic sweat chamber nervously situated between complacency and heartbreaking could-have-been hopefulness.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2001
4/4 80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums unfolds like a regal fairy tale.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2001
4/4 90% Opera (1987) Argento's Opera is a film of rare beauty, a celebration of love's absence and the ferocious force of the gaze.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2001
4/4 74% Tenebre (Unsane) (1982) Tenebre is a brilliant piece of self-reflexive cinema.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2001
4/4 84% Little Otik (2001) The most deadpan piece of pop art this side of "The Simpsons."‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2001
4/4 91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Jackson's flights of fantasy bow before Tokien and are quite unlike anything you are likely to ever see on film.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2001
4/4 88% Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik) (1999) Close Up is still the definitive film-on-film commentary.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2002
4/4 100% Citizen Kane (1941) A backwards detective story with Kane's lost childhood as an elusive puzzle piece in a lifetime of megalomania.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2002
4/4 97% Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (1946) Carné's France, unlike the fiddle-dee-dee of Victor Fleming's cotton pickin' South, is a poetic realist's wonderland.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2002
4/4 64% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992) Fabulously color-coded to resemble a dream world, a purgatory consumed by the sadness of blues and the terror of reds.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2002
4/4 84% George Washington (2000) George Washington is the closest thing we have to William Faulkner on screen‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2002
4/4 96% L'Avventura (1960) Characters root themselves separately in background and foreground planes, their emotional distance rendered via the director's unnerving use of deep focus.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2002
4/4 100% Un Chien Andalou (1929) Though Un Chien Andalou is a rich composite of symbols, Buñuel refuses to allow his symbols to speak for themselves.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2002
4/4 89% The Golden Age (L'Âge d'Or) (1930) L'Age d'Or: Where thwarted love must transcend itself in order to win its war against oppression.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2002
4/4 93% Husbands and Wives (1992) Ten years ago, Husbands and Wives played second fiddle to Woody Allen's all-media split with Mia Farrow.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2002
4/4 No Score Yet Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread) (1933) Today, Las Hurdes is remembered less for its politicized images than it is for Buñuel parodic manipulation of documentary style.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2002
4/4 89% Los Olvidados (1952) Less controversial for the brutality of its images than for the objectivity of Buñuel's gaze, Los Olvidados purposefully lacks optimism.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 6, 2002
4/4 95% Blue Velvet (1986) David Lynch's mise en scene screams "Leave it to Beaver."‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 27, 2002
4/4 88% McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) Like Thieves Like Us and The Long Goodbye, it feels too effortless and self-contained to actively read as an exercise in genre deconstruction.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 27, 2002
4/4 80% Sunshine State (2002) Sayles continues exactly where Faulkner left off, tackling the institutionalized racism that seethes in the New South.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2002
4/4 100% The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Ensayo de un crimen)(Rehearsal for a Crime) (1955) This is the closest Buñuel ever came to directing a bona fide suspense thriller.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2002
4/4 85% Nazarin (1958) While the film itself remains a subtle attack on religious naivete, the director would never be as mindful of the possibilities of spiritual healing as he is here.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2002
4/4 96% Don't Look Now (1973) Don't Look Now is both a chilling horror film and a fascinating portrait of grief.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2002
4/4 89% Russian Ark (2002) A fascinating if unlikely ghost story.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2002
4/4 88% Far From Heaven (2003) This remarkable film's final shot evokes a changing season and perhaps a changing cultural tide.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2002
4/4 96% Deep Red (Profondo rosso) (1975) 1975's Deep Red is Dario Argento's first full-fledged masterpiece.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2002
4/4 84% Spider (2002) The film's grayish mise-en-scene evokes the texture of a spider web, and the film's characters appear to hang from that web.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2002
4/4 61% Gerry (2003) Not since his first film, Mala Noche, has Van Sant produced a film so pure, uncompromising and ravishing to watch.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2003