Movie Reviews

Where you can find every movie review, new and old, by John Gilpatrick.

8½ Review

8½ Review

RATING: (3 STARS) “In my picture, everything happens. I’m putting everything in.” This line from Federico…

The Aviator Review

The Aviator Review

RATING: (3 STARS) When you sit down for a Martin Scorsese film, it would be fair…

Avatar Review

Avatar Review

RATING: (4 STARS) James Cameron’s “Avatar” is unlike any experience I’ve ever had at the movies.…

Fantastic Mr. Fox Review

Fantastic Mr. Fox Review

RATING: (4 STARS) I’m not the biggest Wes Anderson fan. Other than “The Royal Tenenbaums,” I’ve…

Magnolia Review

Magnolia Review

RATING: (4 STARS) After the critical and financial success he had with “Boogie Nights,” New Line…

Marnie Review

Marnie Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) I’m not familiar enough with Hitchcock’s entire body of work to say where…

An Education Review

An Education Review

RATING: (4 STARS) “An Education” is a brilliant coming-of-age story in 1960’s England. A clever, pretty…

Brothers Review

Brothers Review

RATING: (3 STARS) “Brothers,” a remake of a 2004 Danish film from director Susanne Bier, continues…

The Bridge on the River Kwai Review

The Bridge on the River Kwai Review

RATING: (4 STARS) “The Bridge on the River Kwai” is a fascinating look at war, its…

Sunset Blvd. Review

Sunset Blvd. Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Sunset Blvd. is a bold picture outlining the destructive nature of the film…

Double Indemnity Review

Double Indemnity Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Everyone knows film noir. Film fans have enjoyed (or been subjected to, depending…

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Review

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Review

RATING: (4 STARS) It easy to understand how some people can view Mr. Smith Goes to…

All Quiet on the Western Front Review

All Quiet on the Western Front Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) War movies have been staples of the film industry and the Academy Awards…

A Serious Man Review

A Serious Man Review

RATING: (4 STARS) A Serious Man is the latest film from the masters of the unconventional—Joel…