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MOVIE
DIRECTOR
STORY
LOOK

A Town Called Panic
Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar
4
4
About Schmidt
Alexander Payne
4
4 ½
Adaptation
Spike Jonze
5
5
Alice
Jan Svankmajer
4
4
Altered States
Ken Russell
4 ½
4 ½
Amelie
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
4 ½
6
Animal House
John Landis
6
6
Animatrix
various
1 ½
4
Apocalypse Now
Francis Ford Coppola
6
6
Bad Taste
Peter Jackson
2
2
The Bakerton Group
The Guys from Clutch
*
*
Batman
Tim Burton
4 ½
4 ½
The Beyond
Lucio Fulci
XXX
XXX
Beyond Re-Animator
Brian Yuzna
3
3 ½
The Big Lebowski
Joel Coen
5
6
Big Trouble
Barry Sonnenfeld
3 ½
4
Big Trouble in Little China
John Carpenter
4
4
The Bird With the Crystal Plummage
Dario Argento
XXX
XXX
Black Hawk Down
Ridley Scott
4
6
Blade Runner
Ridley Scott
6
6
Blazing Saddles
Mel Brooks
5
4 ½
Blood and Black Lace
Mario Bava
XXX
XXX
Blow Out
Brian De Palma
3 ½
4
Blue Velvet
David Lynch
4 ½
4
The Bourne Identity
Doug Liman
3 ½
4
Brain Dead
Adam Simon
3 ½
3 ½
Brazil
Terry Gilliam
5 ½
5 ½
Bride of Re-Animator
Brian Yuzna
2
2 ½
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Cristophe Gans
4 ½
6
Bubba Ho-Tep
Don Coscarelli
5
4
Cannibal! The Musical
Trey Parker
3 ½
3 ½
Cat 'O' Nine Tails
Dario Argento
XXX
XXX
Catch Me If You Can
Steven Spielberg
5
5 ½
Chicago
Rob Marshall
2 ½
4 ½
Chicken Run
Peter Lord & Nick Park
4 ½
5 ½
Un Chien Andalou
Luis Buñuel
?
4
Chinatown
Roman Polanski
5
5 ½
City of Lost Children, The
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
6
6
Clerks
Kevin Smith
5
3
A Clockwork Orange
Stanley Kubrick
5 ½
6
Code 46
Michael Winterbottom
3 ½
5
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer: Volume One
Jan Svankmajer
3 ½
5
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer: Volume Two
Jan Svankmajer
4
5
La Cravate
Alejandro Jodorowsky
1
2
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Ang Lee
6
6
Dagon
Stuart Gordon
4 ½
4 ½
Darkness Falls
Jonathon Liebesman
3 ½
4
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
George Romero
4
3 ½
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Zack Snyder
3
4 ½
Day of the Dead
George Romero
2
3 ½
Dazed and Confused
Richard Linklater
5
5
Dead Alive
Peter Jackson
4 ½
4 ½
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Carl Reiner
3 ½
3
Dead Snow
Tommy Wirkola
2 ½
4
Deep Red
Dario Argento
XXX
XXX
Demonlover
Olivier Assayas
1
2 ½
The Descent
Neil Marshall
4
5
Desperado
Robert Rodriguez
4
5
Dirty Duck
Charles Swenson
1
2
Dogma
Kevin Smith
4 ½
4 ½
Dog Soldiers
Neil Marshall
4 ½
4 ½
Donnie Darko
Richard Kelly
6
6
Don't Torture a Duckling
Lucio Fulci
XXX
XXX
Doomsday
Neil Marshall
2
4 ½
Drugstore Cowboy
Gus Van Sant
5
5
Escape From New York
John Carpenter
4
4
Even Dwarfs Started Small
Werner Herzog
?
4
Evil Dead 2
Sam Raimi
6
6
The Exorcist
William Friedkin
4
5
The Experiment
Oliver Hirschbiegel
4
4 ½
Fallen
Gregory Hoblit
3 ½
3 ½
Fando y Lis
Alejandro Jodorowsky
3
3 ½
Fargo
Joel Coen
6
6
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Terry Gilliam
5 ½
6
The Fifth Element
Luc Besson
3 ½
4 ½
Fight Club
David Fincher
5 ½
6
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Some Japanese Guys
3 ½
5 ½
The Fisher King
Terry Gilliam
5 ½
5 ½
Fitzcarraldo
Werner Herzog
3 ½
4
Frantic
Roman Polanski
4 ½
4
The Frighteners
Peter Jackson
4 ½
4 ½
From Dusk Til Dawn
Robert Rodriguez
5 ½
5 ½
The Game
David Fincher
4
4 ½
Garden State
Zach Braff
4
4
Ghost Ship
Steve Beck
1 ½
4
Ghostbusters
Ivan Reitman
5 ½
4 ½
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Niels Arden Oplev
4
5
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Mario Bava
XXX
XXX
Gozu
Takashi Miike
3 ½
3 ½
Hamburger Hill
John Irvin
4
4
Happy, Texas
Mark Illsey
2 ½
2 ½
Hellboy
Guillermo Del Toro
4
5
Hitch-Hike
Pasquale Festa Campanile
4
4
Hollywood Knights
Floyd Mutrux
3 ½
2 ½
The Holy Mountain
Alejandro Jodorowsky
4
6
House By the Cemetery
Lucio Fulci
4
6
How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Bruce Robinson
3
4 ½
Hudsucker Proxy
Joel Coen
4
5 ½
Ichi the Killer
Takashi Miike
3 ½
5
If Chins Could Kill
Bruce Campbell
*
*
The Illusionist
Neil Burger
2 ½
4
Inferno
Dario Argento
XXX
XXX
Insomnia
Christopher Nolan
2 ½
4
Jacob's Ladder
Adrian Lynn
5
5 ½
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
Kevin Smith
4
4 ½
Kill, Baby...Kill!
Mario Bava
XXX
XXX
King of New York
Abel Ferrara
4
5
King Kong (1933)
Merian C. Cooper
4
4 ½
King of the Ants
Stuart Gordon
3 ½
4
Kung Fu Hustle
Stephen Chow
4 ½
5
La Femme Nakita
Luc Besson
5
6
The Lair of the White Worm
Ken Russell
2 ½
2 ½
Last House on the Left
Wes Craven
3 ½
2 ½
Last Tango in Paris
Bernardo Bertolucci
3 ½
4
The Last Temptation of Christ
Martin Scorsese
4 ½
5 ½
Let the Right One In
Tomas Alfredson
5
4
Like Water For Chocolate
Alfonso Arau
3
3
Little Otik
Jan Svankmajer
3 ½
4
A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
Lucio Fulci
XXX
XXX
Lord of Illusions
Clive Barker
2 ½
4
Lunacy
Jan Svankmajer
3 ½
4 ½
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Peter Jackson
5 ½
6
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Guy Ritchie
6
5
Lost In La Mancha
Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe
4
3 ½
Lucky
Steve Cuden
4
2 ½
Magic
Richard Attenborough
3
3 ½
The Magic Christian
Joseph McGrath
3 ½
2 ½
Mallrats
Kevin Smith
3 ½
3
El Mariachi
Robert Rodriguez
4
2 ½
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Peter Weir
3 ½
5
The Matrix
The Wachowski Brothers
5 ½
6
The Matrix Reloaded
The Wachowski Brothers
4
5 ½
May
Lucky McGee
3
5
Meet The Feebles
Peter Jackson
4
3
Menno's Mind
Jon Kroll
1
2
Metropolis (1926)
Fritz Lang
2 ½
2 ½
Miller's Crossing
Joel & Ethan Coen
3 ½
4 ½
Near Dark
Kathryn Bigelow
3 ½
4 ½
Night of the Living Dead
George Romero
4
3
Night Watch
Timur Bekmambetov
4
4 ½
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Henry Selick
4 ½
6
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Wes Craven
4 ½
4 ½
No Country for Old Men
Joel & Ethan Coen
6
6
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Joel Coen
5 ½
6
Oldboy
Park Chanwook
4 ½
6
Office Space
Mike Judge
5
3 ½
One Hour Photo
Mark Romanek
5 ½
5 ½
On The Waterfront
Elia Kazan
5 ½
4 ½
Panic Room
David Fincher
4 ½
5 ½
Paycheck
John Woo
3 ½
4
Phenomena
Dario Argento
XXX
XXX
π (Pi)
Darren Aronofsky
5
4
Platoon
Oliver Stone
5
5
The Prestige
Christopher Nolan
3 ½
4 ½
The Prophecy
Gregory Widen
3 ½
4 ½
Raising Arizona
The Coen Brothers
6
6
Ravenous
Antonia Bird
4 ½
5 ½
Raw Meat
Gary Sherman
2
3
Re-Animator
Stuart Gordon
4
4
Repo Man
Alex Cox
4 ½
4 ½
Resident Evil
Paul W.S. Anderson
3 ½
4
The Ring
Gore Verbinski
4
6
River's Edge
Tim Hunter
4 ½
4
Road To Perdition
Sam Mendes
3 ½
5
The Road Warrior
George Miller
4
5 ½
Run Lola Run
Tom Tykwer
4
4
Safe Men
John Hamburg
5 ½
4 ½
Saving Private Ryan
Steven Spielberg
6
6
Scanners
David Cronenberg
3 ½
3
Scotland, PA
Billy Morrissette
4
4
SE7EN
David Fincher
6
6
Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Nathan Juran
1
3 ½
The Shining
Stanley Kubrick
5
6
Sorcerer
William Friedkin
4 ½
4 ½
Spawn
Mark A.Z. Dippé
3
4 ½
Spider
David Cronenberg
4 ½
5 ½
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
George Lucas
3
4 ½
Strange Brew
Rick Moranis & Dave Thomas
6
6
A Streetcar Named Desire
Elia Kazan
4
4
Super Mario Bros.
4 Different People(!)
1
1
Super Troopers
Jay Chandrasekhar
4
4
Suspiria
Dario Argento
XXX
XXX
28 Days Later
Danny Boyle
5
5
Tenebre
Dario Argento
XXX
XXX
Terribly Happy
Henrik Ruben Genz
4 ½
5
The Thing (1982)
John Carpenter
6
6
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
Gary Fleder
2 ½
3
Three Kings
David O. Russell
5
5 ½
THX 1138: Director's Cut
George Lucas
3
4 ½
Time Bandits
Terry Gilliam
4 ½
5 ½
To Live and Die in LA
William Friedkin
4
4 ½
Tomb Raider
Simon West
1 ½
3
El Topo
Alejandro Jodorowsky
3 ½
5
Total Recall
Paul Verhoeven
5
5
Tron
Steven Lisberger
4
5
Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam
4 ½
5
Twitch of the Death Nerve
Mario Bava
XXX
XXX
Two-Lane Blacktop
Monte Hellman
3
2 ½
Unbreakable
M. Night Shyamalan
5 ½
6
Uzumakia (aka Spiral)
Akiro Higuchi
2 ½
4 ½
Versus
Ryuhei Kitamura
2 ½
4
A Very Long Engagement
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
4 ½
6
Videodrome
David Cronenberg
4 ½
4
Wall Street
Oliver Stone
4 ½
4
Wallace & Gromit: The Incredible Adventures of
Nick Park
6
6
The Wild One
Laszlo Benedek
4
3 ½
The Wizard of Gore
Herschell Gordon Lewis
2
2
Wizards
Ralph Bakshi
2
3 ½
X-Men
Bryan Singer
5
5 ½
Zombi Holocaust
Marino Girolami
1
2
Zombie
Lucio Fulci
3 ½
4 ½



Ah, yes, the movies that just plain suck, for whatever reason. Movies here deserve the title of one giant whiffy pile of crap. View with extreme caution...

MOVIE
DIRECTOR
STORY
LOOK

Carnival of Souls (1998)
Adam Grossman
0
2
Crypt of the Living Dead
Ray Danton & Julio Salvador
0
1
The Day After Tomorrow
Roland Emmerich
0
3 ½
Men In Black II
Barry Sonnenfeld
0
2 ½
Sleeper
Woody Allen
0
0
The Whole Nine Yards
Jonathan Lynn
0
1
Zoolander
Ben Stiller
0
3


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