Pre-2010 Reviews

(I upped my non-current movies frequency during covid and decided to start reviewing those too)

So... I swapped grading systems in September 2017!  I've always hated that there are star-grading-systems out of 5 stars, and some out of 4, such that I always need to specify!  And I've found that conversationally I use letter grades more often, as there are more grade options, allowing for greater specificity.  So I figured that with my new approach of posting video-reviews on Instagram, now's a good time to swap grading systems.  Heeeere we go: letter grades it is!

Also, if you think I'm too nice given that most of my reviews are rather positive, remember:  I'm not a critic who's paid to see all movies including the bad.  I only go to see movies that I think I will like, and I'm pretty good at gauging that :) 

(Instagram post about my plan to start reviewing older movies during quarantine)

BARBERSHOP, 2002 (B+)  [Instagram post]

BLOW OUT, 1981 (A)  [Instagram post]

BLOW-UP, 1966 (B)  [Instagram post]

BLUE VELVET, 1986 (A-)  [Instagram post]

A BRONX TALE, 1993 (A-)  [Instagram post]

BULL DURHAM, 1988 (B+)  [Instagram post]

CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, 1995 (B+)  [Instagram post]

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1971 (A)  [Instagram post]

THE COLOR OF MONEY, 1986 (B)  [Instagram post]

DAZED AND CONFUSED, 1993 (B)  [Instagram post]

DEAD PRESIDENTS, 1995 (B+)  [Instagram post]

DELICATESSEN, 1991 (A)  [Instagram post]

DOGTOOTH, 2009 (A-)  [Instagram post]

DR. NO, 1962 (B+)  [Instagram post]

DRUMLINE, 2002 (B)  [Instagram post]

EASY RIDER, 1969 (C+)  [Instagram post]

EL TOPO, 1970 (B???)  [Instagram post]

EMPIRE OF THE SUN, 1987 (A-)  [Instagram post]

THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, 1981 (A-)  [Instagram post]

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, 1963 (B+)  [Instagram post]

 

FUNNY GAMES, 1997 (B+)  [Instagram post]

GET ON THE BUS, 1996 (A)  [Instagram post]

THE GODFATHER: PART II, 1974 (B)  [Instagram post]

GOLDFINGER, 1964 (B+)  [Instagram post]

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939 (B+)  [Instagram post]

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY, 1966 (B+)  [Instagram post]

GREASE, 1978 (B)  [Instagram post]

THE GREAT ESCAPE, 1963 (A-)  [Instagram post]

HAROLD AND MAUDE, 1971 (A)  [Instagram post]

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, 1967 (A)  [Instagram post]

INVASION OF THE BODY-SNATCHERS, 1978 (A)  [Instagram post]

HIGH ANXIETY, 1977 (B-)  [Instagram post]

HIGH NOON, 1952 (A-)  [Instagram post]

HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE, 1987 (A-)  [Instagram post]

THE JERK, 1979 (B-)  [Instagram post]

THE KID, 1921 (A)  [Instagram post]

KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, 1949 (B-)  [Instagram post]

KLUTE, 1971 (A-)  [Instagram post]

LILIES OF THE FIELD, 1963 (B+)  [Instagram post]

LOST HIGHWAY, 1997 (B+)  [Instagram post]

LOST IN AMERICA, 1985 (B)  [Instagram post]

LOVE JONES, 1997 (B)  [Instagram post]

THE MAGICIAN, 1958 (B+)  [Instagram post]

MALCOLM X, 1992 (No grade, just watch it)  [Instagram post]

MARATHON MAN, 1976 (A-)  [Instagram post]

MIDNIGHT COWBOY, 1969 (C+)  [Instagram post]

 

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, 1947 (A)  [Instagram post]

MODERN TIMES, 1936 (B+)  [Instagram post]

NARC, 2002 (C+)  [Instagram post]

THE NOTEBOOK, 2004 (B)  [Instagram post]

OLDBOY, 2005 (A)  [Instagram post]

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, 1969 (A-)  [Instagram post]

THE PARTY, 1968 (B)  [Instagram post]

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, 1940 (B)  [Instagram post]

POLTERGEIST, 1982 (A-)  [Instagram post]

PRIMER, 2004 (B+)  [Instagram post]

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, 1977 (C-)  [Instagram post]

SAVED!, 2004 (B)  [Instagram post]

SCARFACE, 1983 (B+)  [Instagram post]

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, 1995 (B+)  [Instagram post]

SET IT OFF, 1996 (B+)  [Instagram post]

SHADOW OF A DOUBT, 1943 (C)  [Instagram post]

STRIKE (STACHKA), 1925 (A-)  [Instagram post]

TOMBSTONE, 1993 (C+)  [Instagram post]

THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, 19 (A-)  [Instagram post]

UNDERGOUND, 1995 (A)  [Instagram post]

THE VIRGIN SPRING, 1960 (B+)  [Instagram post]

WEST SIDE STORY, 19 (A)  [Instagram post]

WITHNAIL & I, 1987 (B)  [Instagram post]

A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (B+)  [Instagram post]

WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE, 1995 (B+)  [Instagram post]