Benjamin Strong

Benjamin Strong

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Village Voice
Total Reviews:
24

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Showing 1 - 24 of 24
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
23% Psychopathia Sexualis (2006) " ...it's clear from the pedantic tone of the dramatic re-enactments (imagine an adult History Channel) that writer-director Bret Wood believes he's showing us the sexual revolution's Magna Carta." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 6, 2006
84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) " Beneath its sentimental exterior, this film is Foucauldian enough to take seriously the idea that knowledge is power." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 25, 2006
21% Dirty (2006) " [Director Fisher] appears fixated on Los Angeles as a nihilistic phantasmagoria." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 21, 2006
25% Kill the Poor (2006) " Shot on a modest DV budget, Kill the Poor isn't pretty, but it's a balanced look at the dirty politics of gentrification." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 3, 2006
7% Daltry Calhoun (2005) " Anyone looking for a paean to the unnatural allure of a sprinklered lawn can see that the grass is greener in Blue Velvet." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 1, 2005
36% Saw II (2005) " What's worth noting is how much greater deliberation was given to the marketing than the screenplay of this cursory dud, rushed to theaters exactly a year after its amusing predecessor." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 27, 2005
53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) " By rubbing your nose in this hillbilly mayhem, Zombie all but dares you to acknowledge your liberal elitism." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2005
67% A Sidewalk Astronomer (2005) " An unenlightening recitation of lay science and salad bar spirituality." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2005
65% Unleashed (Danny the Dog) (2005) " Missing from Unleashed is every hallmark of good filmmaking." — Village Voice
Posted May 10, 2005
25% House of Wax (2005) " First-time director Jaume Collet-Serra lingers over the victims at lengths discomfortingly gratuitous even by slasher standards. But he also demonstrates a droll touch." — Village Voice
Posted May 3, 2005
29% Madison (2005) " Peddles condescending hokum as heartland values." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 19, 2005
60% Dust to Glory (2005) " The movie is monotonous, storyless, and at under 100 minutes, interminable." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2005
20% Hollywood Buddha " The movie, as an exercise in narcissism, is breathtaking." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2005
1% Alone in the Dark (2005) " The garish editing and stilted, exposition-only dialogue induce the frisson of an America's Most Wanted re-enactment that pays unexpected, sidesplitting returns." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 2, 2005
10% Elektra (2005) " Offers no surprises, and whether or not you'll appreciate its modest charms depends entirely on whether you too have been anticipating Garner's new outfit." — Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2005
63% The Green Butchers (Grønne slagtere) (2004) " Butchers has little appetite for the darkest questions at the heart of its conceit." — Village Voice
Posted Nov 30, 2004
81% Friday Night Lights (2004) " The story gestures at a cross-sectional view of America on a Nashville scale." — Village Voice
Posted Oct 12, 2004
34% What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) " A turgid, Enya-synth infomercial for New Age enlightenment." — Village Voice
Posted Sep 7, 2004
90% Serpico (1973) " Lumet's biopic of Frank Serpico, the virtuous cop who exposed a network of graft in the NYPD, feels depressingly relevant." — Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2004
93% Riding Giants (2004) " Peralta has become a more relaxed filmmaker, and when he trusts the haunting sight of a giant wave breaking to speak for itself, the movie reaches the sublime heights of its subject." — Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) " A preening outer-space costume drama staged as a backdrop for its leading man's muscles." — Village Voice
Posted Jun 15, 2004
29% The Punisher (2004) " Mismanages its greatest asset: an unusual embarrassment of camp riches." — Village Voice
Posted Apr 21, 2004
47% Hidalgo (2004) " A hybrid of both traditional and revisionist contradictions." — Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2004
16% The Big Bounce (2004) " Newcomer Foster cites Lauren Bacall as a precursor, but her ingénue fatale is more like a lost Olsen triplet." — Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2004
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