Blake Davis

Blake Davis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Biography:
I grew up here in Oklahoma City, was accepted to NYU Film School but couldn't afford it, so I went to school at the University of Colorado in Boulder on a scholarship. Have worked for several movie studios and done a little modeling, and through it all, have continued writing movie reviews (I've been doing it for newspapers and magazines since I was 11 years-old). Am currently finishing my first book.
Favorites:
Pauline Kael once said that great movies are rarely perfect movies, and the movies we tend to watch over and over and grow to love are even less perfect, I've discovered. The ones that continue to get me are: Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy, Running On Empty, Aliens (directed by James Cameron), Bull Durham, Dazed and Confused, Wonder Boys, Almost Famous, Evil Dead 2 and almost anything by David Lynch. Paul Thomas Anderson has kicked my butt in the last few years. And I think I like Election more each time I watch it.
Publications:
KFOR Channel 4 News
Total Reviews:
148
Total QuickRatings:
108
Location:
Oklahoma City

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) " The entire event is gut-wrenching, but Mel Gibson makes a movie that gives you the guts without the wrench. His Jesus is a whipping post." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Mar 27, 2004
82% Monster (2004) " Watching Monster is to witness a genuine Hollywood moment, one where a single actress with a single performance upsets the equilibrium of the whole town." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 27, 2004
94% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) " This unique series of films has reminded us that it is still possible to change the world, and that it is achieved in simple gestures of belief, love, and personal sacrifice." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Dec 19, 2003
80% 21 Grams (2003) " The movie crushes its characters under its foot, then steps back and wants you to look at the mess and admire it." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Dec 15, 2003
77% Bad Santa (2003) " One of the most wonderful pieces of anarchy to come out of Hollywood in years; it has the jittery feel of a movie that's ahead of it's time." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Dec 15, 2003
97% Alien (1979) " A beautiful, quiet, and amazingly poetic film visually that lets its shots linger and build a mood of genuine isolation and dread." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Nov 4, 2003
36% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) " Given the opportunity to work with such classic material, all the director manages to do with it is to turn the whole movie into a shallow calling card for his visual skills." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Nov 4, 2003
95% Lost In Translation (2003) " Before you know it, Sophia Coppola has wrapped you in a warm, fluffy blanket and you'll find yourself looking out the window wondering about what's going to happen with your life." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Oct 7, 2003
40% Anything Else (2003) " The whole movie feels like a warm-up, a dusting off of cobwebs, like Woody Allen has just woken from a long nap and is finally ready to get back to work." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Oct 7, 2003
81% Thirteen (2003) " It's a two-hour gut-wrench that just keeps tightening, and ends in a place that doesn't make you feel much better, like watching an after-school special gone horribly wrong." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Oct 7, 2003
41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) " Played for laughs, the two horror icons have been castrated. No longer scary, they're like a Las Vegas lounge act, sandwiched somewhere between Celine Dion and Debbie Reynolds on the strip." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Sep 12, 2003
68% Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) " It's a great, swirling action movie, but it's so heavy on plot twists and characters that the whole thing feels like a delirious jumble." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Sep 12, 2003
70% Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003) " An efficient, solid action picture, but one that causes the Terminator series to lose a little of it's luster. James Cameron's ideas are sorely missed." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jul 14, 2003
17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) " Every bit of this vastly entertaining production seems to be infused with the snap of real imagination. It's a wonderful piece of work." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jul 14, 2003
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) " Although most of the film feels flat, Johnny Depp's performance is the most spectacular special effect I've seen on a movie screen this summer." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jul 14, 2003
62% Hulk (2003) " Even if Ang Lee falls a little short of what he set out to accomplish, he has created a movie that is in itself a major breakthrough." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jun 19, 2003
41% Wrong Turn (2003) " It's the kind of film where an actor from the WB walks through a run-down cabin, picks up a jar full of human teeth, goes, Ewwww, then still continues to look for a bathroom." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jun 10, 2003
87% X2: X-Men United (2003) " With X2, our modern day movie superheroes have evolved. They are as human as they have ever been, and the more human they get, the more exciting they are to watch." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted May 2, 2003
85% Bend It Like Beckham (2003) " The whole movie plays as if AbFab and My So-Called Life were put into a blender, with the director standing above it slowly pouring a bucket of hot-pink paint into the mix. I couldn't stop smiling." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Apr 28, 2003
97% Spirited Away (2001) " What separates Miyazaki's animation from everyone else's is the way he imagines his worlds." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Apr 28, 2003
87% The Quiet American (2003) " It's a political film, but not in the way that an Oliver Stone film is political. Rather, it's political in the way that Casablanca is a movie about politics (it's romantic and entertaining and tells a story about interesting people)." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Feb 25, 2003
45% Daredevil (2003) " The story of Daredevil might be recycled superhero cheese, but it plays by that formula and imagines a fully-realized, fully-drawn character. And you believe that Daredevil would indeed need some drugs to get through his day every once in a while." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Feb 25, 2003
81% The Hours (2002) " The movie cuts back and forth through time, letting these women finish each others sentences, encounters, and fill in the gaps of each others stories in a way that is amazing to see." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 29, 2003
91% Adaptation (2002) " A subversive little film that says as much about the audience that's watching it as it does anything else." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 29, 2003
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) " By taking Chuck Barris seriously, Charlie Kaufman gets to the heart of the true gamesman that he was; by not taking him seriously, George Clooney has made a movie debut that is just a game." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 29, 2003
75% Gangs of New York (2002) " A great big, sprawling mess of a movie that depicts a melting pot not of hopes and dreams, but of vicious differences that clash and butt up against one another." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 29, 2003
96% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) " Watching the character Gollum argue with his two sides, Peter Jackson's movie is smart enough to know that the good in this world worth fighting for isn't just on the outside." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 29, 2003
87% Chicago (2002) " The opening scene is a stunner--Catherine Zeta-Jones storming through a black alleyway in high heels. It makes you want to applaud her just for walking." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 29, 2003
78% 25th Hour (2003) " A very strong movie that's ultimately about the choices we make. And inside of it is a smaller one--an ode to a city that impressed me immeausrably." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 29, 2003
67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002) " When George Lucas learns to make his audience feel the way he does about creating his worlds and the living things that populate them, he just might be more at one with a larger creative force as well. The new films are good, but they're still clones." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
90% Minority Report (2002) " During the movie my mouth dropped to the floor in shock at what I was seeing: Steven Spielberg playing again....finally." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) " A cute little movie whose success proves that wherever they can find it, people will rise up and embrace the most mediocre, bland, and reassuring forms of art." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
74% Signs (2002) " A great movie. People went to Signs expecting to see intestines, and what they got was heart, and a lot to think about." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
3% fear dot com (FeardotCom) (2002) " The director, William Malone, is like his villain: a sick person trying to justify what he's doing by making his audience voyeurs. He's like the character from Fight Club that splices hard-core porn into Disney films." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
81% One Hour Photo (2002) " The director, Mark Romanek, aims for Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, and doesn't even hit the guilty highs of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
72% The Ring (2002) " Many critics have mistaken the film's visuals for set design and lighting, but what's unsettling about them is the content, the imagination behind them. They slide under your skin in ways that very few modern horror films have." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
72% Auto Focus (2002) " The one character trait given to Bob Crane in the movie is that he's likable. Paul Schrader has made a movie that isn't--everything about it is out of focus." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
76% 8 Mile (2002) " It's a movie that showcases director Curtis Hanson working at the very height of his craft, but only to break even." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
48% Femme Fatale (2002) " What's so fun about this silly, outrageous, ingenious thriller is the director's talent. Watching a Brian DePalma movie is like watching an Alfred Hitchcock movie after drinking twelve beers." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 16, 2003
79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) " Plays like a writer's scrap pile of good ideas, personal growing up experiences, and love for Adam Sandler movies all mixed together in one project that Paul Thomas Anderson seems to have made for the pure fun of it." — KFOR Channel 4 News
Posted Jan 14, 2003
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