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David Keyes

David Keyes
"Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm." "People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Certainly there is an audience out there for this kind of story, and with any luck neither you nor I will ever have to interact with it. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Feb 10, 2016
95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) "A gentle document about the romanticism between a man and his wild pets, all of whom depend on his good nature to persist in a strange cycle of existence among the threatening neighborhoods of San Francisco. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Feb 8, 2016
2.5/4 80% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "How rare to arrive at the embrace of so much joy and enthusiasm in the midst of a perpetual nothing of a plot. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Feb 5, 2016
100% My Name Is Ivan (1962) "It was the caveat of the profound possibilities of eastern cinema, effectively heralding the discovery of one of the most perceptive minds to ever stand behind a movie camera. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/4 79% 1408 (2007) "An excursion through the psychological intrigue of the human mind that is precise, tense, atmospheric and performed with great dramatic intensity. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jan 27, 2016
0.5/4 23% Balls of Fury (2007) "On some subterranean level, it's a study of how celebrity agents can coerce a talented veteran actor into participating in one of the most painfully unfunny comedies ever made. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jan 23, 2016
3/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "An endearing romp through gothic nonsense. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jan 19, 2016
2.5/4 72% Everest (2015) "Over the course of a fragmented 121 minutes we find ourselves lost in just as much of a snowy fog as those of the actors, who wander in and out of the frame as if uncertain as to whether the story even requires them. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jan 16, 2016
4/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "We learn just as much about ourselves watching it as we do about those enduring the details firsthand. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jan 11, 2016
4/4 94% Hugo (2011) "A gorgeous, moving and amorous love letter to the very cinema it is born from, and a celebration of the youthful wonder that is concealed in everyone - yes, even those of us resolved to the cynicism of adult thinking. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "A movie so resolute and deadpan that it creates scenarios we find ourselves unable to turn away from, and personalities that intrigue as deeply as they horrify. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jan 5, 2016
95% El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel) (1967) "One of the most celebrated prizes of Mexican cinema. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "This was not a movie made under the weight of calculated strategy; it was given life by those who took immense pride in their association, and sought to enhance an established legacy with grand enthusiasm. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 27, 2015
3.5/4 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "This is one of the best films of the year, and certainly one of the most cautious and compassionate I've seen about the issues it raises. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/4 80% Macbeth (2015) "In a word: brilliant. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 19, 2015
2.5/4 60% Sisters (2015) "This isn't an uproarious romp through the minds of capable enthusiasts, but it is funny, sweet and good-natured. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/4 55% Home Alone (1990) "Two decades after it dominated the international box office, the idea continues to carry an almost parasitic charm, as if the underlying subtext of young Kevin's antics are like devices of adamant rebellion that refuse to fade quietly into the night. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/4 65% Krampus (2015) "The movie drips with excitement. It looks good, moves rapidly, and keeps us eager for the next twist. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 13, 2015
0/4 0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) "The worst holiday movie ever made. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 12, 2015
3/4 69% Disturbia (2007) "When it comes to recalling the best of Hitchcock's important film lessons, here is a decent movie that at least remembers the buildup is just as important as the jolt. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 9, 2015
1.5/4 68% Horrible Bosses (2011) "Like rats in a collapsed maze, these are characters struggling hard to find a path to comedic freedom, and are constantly getting lost in the ruins of an absurd plot. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/4 83% 9 to 5 (1980) "The situations and dialogue are reflections of the tiresome grind that has become the average American workforce, a routine of artifice and pleasantries that mask an inner disgust for corporate politics. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "If anything is certain beyond the wavering quality of this series, it's that it has always remained focused on the immense strength of its very dedicated heroine. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 30, 2015
4/4 98% Brooklyn (2015) "No other film of 2015 has dared to suggest something so simple, or do it with such painstaking brilliance. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/4 88% Dial M for Murder (1954) "The movie is worth seeing even now, if for no other aim than to show a man ambitiously experimenting with the devious facets that would inspire greater films. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3.5/4 94% Ruthless People (1986) "A great deal of bizarre circumstances occur in this very effective farce, and for any mind that is easily won over by the insistence of shocking humor, it continues to hold a bewildering power to inspire shock, awe and some unforgettable chuckles. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 25, 2015
100% The Magician (1958) "Like the subject it portrays, it is a movie that genuinely seems to sense the guilty delight of life's unending irony. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 15, 2015
3.5/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Every once in a while the past comes back to haunt us fondly, and The Peanuts Movie is, perhaps, the most enchanting of those more recent mainstream anomalies. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 9, 2015
2.5/4 88% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) "My personal philosophy remains unmoved by skill and prowess when it comes to an idea this drastic. A chainsaw is a cheater's instrument, a device that disrupts all threads of rhythm and psychology. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3.5/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) "A movie that exemplifies the golden standards of the haunted house formula and escalates them to something rather rousing. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3.5/4 83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "Many a motion picture will attempt to pull the rug from underneath us, but seldom is it yanked with this much potency, or with such a lack of obvious foreshadowing. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2015
3/4 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Fueled by a sense of pacing and stylistic orchestration that allows the scares to build naturally in the shadows, and not on a level that hammers us with endless peripheral nonsense. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 21, 2015
3/4 42% The Last House on the Left (2009) "The director, Dennis Iliadis, is exactly the right type of person to helm an upgrade of this manner: he is a genuine fan of the source. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 20, 2015
2.5/4 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "With a movie that looks this great, why is del Toro holding his narrative back in the throes of convention? It is not a sound impulse. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 19, 2015
1.5/4 38% Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) "The movie isn't merely bad, it's incompetent. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/4 86% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) "It resonates with nightmarish energies, as if possessed by a malevolent quality that keeps its subject matter piercing in this era of violent saturation. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/4 63% The Visit (2015) "Effectively modulated, balancing character exposition with pointed dialogue while injecting the plot's progression with slow (but gradual) increments of terrifying uncertainty. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 10, 2015
3/4 95% The Evil Dead (1981) "The movie plays like an entry point into the infectious minds of ambitious overachievers, who do exactly what they want and offer no apologies. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 10, 2015
2/4 34% The Green Inferno (2015) "An indication of how far out of touch horror films have become from their more simplistic origins, when everything was about thrills instead of misery. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3/4 66% Insidious (2011) "A tale of intriguing situations that rise to the surface carefully and cautiously before they explode in a flashy series of stimulating resolutions. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 4, 2015
3/4 89% Mad Max (1979) "A solid and entertaining spectacle, filled with brilliantly staged action scenes and made all the more fascinating for its oracular indication of the age of bold movie science fiction that was to follow. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 4, 2015
82% Watership Down (1978) "The movie is the antithesis of the modern standard, plodding and patient, unbothered by flashy bright images or relentless comical interludes. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) (1974) "In a world where the universe is meant to crush our aspirations, seldom has there been a film made that has been so honest about such ideas, or as poetic. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 28, 2015
4/4 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) "It is the work of masters perfecting their craft, setting off together towards a horizon of shining prowess to discover, quite literally, the pinnacle of their cinematic potential. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3.5/4 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) "The strength of the writing, and therefore the directing, is that it sees the scandal as a minor point in a human experience that is naturally corrupt, and cares more about how those on the inside choose to deal with their realities. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/4 100% The Taking Of Deborah Logan (2014) "Not at all original or distinctive in this volatile genre's ever-changing standards, but it is cautious, well-made and so driven by believable performances that it earns more respect than one might have assumed it deserves. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "Perhaps it's fitting that the word "anarchy" is in the movie's title: it implies all that is necessary in describing such a disorderly narrative. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/4 92% Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) "Most movie musicals often use songs to create an exaggerated exterior of polished images, but here is one that uses them to reveal honesty that seems too painful to explain in mere conversation. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 25, 2015
97% The Killing (1956) "Unequivocally represents the genesis of Kubrick's insightful mindset. It is a living, breathing laboratory of precision and control. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 24, 2015
3.5/4 96% Tangerine (2015) "The movie is a judgment against those who deny people their basic human rights. And considering where we have come and how far we still have to go in this fight for equality, it is exactly what we deserve. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 21, 2015
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