Michael E. Grost

Michael E. Grost
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Abstract painter, writer of mystery fiction. History of Film, Mystery Fiction, Comics, Art
Favorites:
The Tree of Wooden ClogsMinistry of FearIsn't Life WonderfulValley GirlThe Year of Living DangerouslyLapisSome Came RunningThunderboltA GeishaWonder RingOur HospitalityLola MontesL'avventuraSullivan's TravelsGrease 2Singin in the RainThe Immortal StoryRegenerationLes VampiresVertigoHe Walked by NightMeshes of the AfternoonA Man's CastleMurder is My BeatOrpheus
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
98% Daughters of the Dust (1991) Visually beautiful classic. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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94% 3 Women (1977) One of Altman's most atmospheric films. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) Visually creative extravaganza, with superb color and superimpositions. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Eaux d'Artifice (1953) Rousing look at fountains, stairways and the geometry of flowing water. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Rabbit's Moon (1950) Dry run for later Anger films. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Fireworks (1947) Original, poetic classic. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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95% In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2003) Informative look at great filmmaker Deren. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet L'enfant De Paris (2012) Delightful early film with engaging hero rescuing a kidnapped young woman. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Le mystère des roches de Kador (The Mystery of the Kador Cliffs) (1912) Gem of early film has hero use technology and psychology to solve crime. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet The Chocolate Soldier (1941) Operetta fans will enjoy this nostalgic outing. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Thanks a Million (1935) Film mixes delightful political satire with exuberant musical numbers. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Lady Killer (1933) Fun film is absolutely loaded with plot and fast paced zing. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Bureau of Missing Persons (1933) Off-beat tale of police investigation benefits from supporting actors. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Taxi! (1932) Over-violent and grim. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet My Past (1931) Triangle drama has charming stars and flashes of sensible realism. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Blonde Crazy (1931) Talented stars suffer from indifferent material. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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71% The Maltese Falcon (1931) First version is closer to the novel and has more romance. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% Aelita - Queen of Mars (1929) The best parts of this film are the science fictional ones, with their brilliant costumes. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% Prelude: Dog Star Man (1962) Classic experimental film. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% Ashik Kerib (1989) Experimental film is visually inventive. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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93% The Color of Pomegranates (Sayat Nova ) (1980) Experimental film is a torrent of visual creativity. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Hagop Hovnatanian (1965) Nice mix of informative documentary about the title painter, and Paradjanov's visual creativity. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday) (1930) Pleasant mix of documentary and fiction. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Hideout (1934) Well-made escapist fare. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Born to Dance (1936) Pleasant musical tries hard. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937) Inventive musical numbers redeem film. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Blessed Event (1932) Blistering satire, but problems with racist language. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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67% Thunderbolt (1929) Brilliantly filmed tale of romance and the underworld. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Hangman's House (1928) Brilliantly filmed John Ford classic tells a suspenseful story of Ireland. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Quilombo (1984) Fascinating, upbeat look at nation formed by escaped slaves has rich atmosphere and brilliant color. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% The Street with No Name (1948) Vivid, rousing crime film depicts its tough urban area as a paradise for men. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots (1936) Police vs gangsters saga has unusually prominent roles for black actors. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet G-Men (1935) Influential film glorifies government agents, not gangsters. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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92% Barbary Coast (1935) Engaging tale mixes romance, historical film, and anti-dictator, pro-Freedom of the Press points of view. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet The McKenzie Break (Escape) (Wolfpack) (1970) Odd tale succeeds as prison break storytelling, but lacks deeper meanings or creativity. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% Tokyo Drifter (1966) Delirious mix of musical and gangster film has spectacular design and color. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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88% Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) (1964) The fairy tale "Woman of Snow" is better than the other three horror segments. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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94% Dr. Akagi (1999) An often fascinating work of storytelling. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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100% Sasame-yuki (Fine Snow)(Hosone yuki)(The Makioka Sisters) (1983) Look inside the difficult romantic lives of sisters has beautiful photography. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet The Prisoner of Zenda (1952) Good-natured swashbuckler has fun story and some of the best European Royalty costumes ever. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet The Unknown Man (1951) Mild, sincere legal drama showing upright hero gradually discovering cesspool of corruption in his town. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Above Suspicion (1943) Fun spy thriller in the Hitchcock tradition, with Thorpe's gift for European atmosphere . - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Athena (1954) Fun little musical with bright color design and pleasant, warm comedy. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet It's Only Money (1962) Fun Jerry Lewis comedy shows Tashlin's comic inventiveness with high tech machines and gizmos. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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86% Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) Zingy satire of the business world also boasts long takes and creative staging. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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78% Artists and Models (1955) Zany film mixes satire of science fiction comic books with wild comedy about almost anything. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet The Mysterious Doctor (1943) Decent little crime thriller has good atmosphere, visual style, and respectful sympathy for the mentally ill. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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No Score Yet Super-Sleuth (1937) Crime comedy with funny first half and early noir atmosphere is done in by stereotypes. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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92% Family Plot (1976) Inventive, often underrated thriller. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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82% Marnie (1964) Strange, richly told tale, full of echoes of Hitchcock themes. - Classic Film and Television EDIT
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