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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
100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) "With each new viewing I come away feelings as if I have peeled away another layer on the characters and their buried motives. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 24, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Very entertaining, and a far tighter production than much of Marvel's recent output. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 16, 2016
4/4 80% Seven (Se7en) (1995) "For nearly every movie about a sadistic criminal that would come after, some part of us recalls the words of Detective Somerset, who may be one of the first men in mainstream cinema that dares to ask why we easily dismiss serial killers as lunatics. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 16, 2016
4/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) "A modern masterpiece, full of awe and pathos, and justly sworn to a cause that reveals more about ourselves than we might be willing to deal with in isolation. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 10, 2016
3/4 82% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "A small vehicle, simple and altruistic, but it rises to joyous consistency because Field grips us with her dependable blend of quirks for nearly every frame she occupies space. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 10, 2016
0.5/4 13% Town & Country (2000) "Here is such a colossally bad film that there is little wonder in how it failed so catastrophically in the public eye. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 2, 2016
2/4 86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) "Revenge stories don't get a pass just because they are about revenge. If there is a genuine meaning to the legend of Benjamin Barker and what he must go through, poor Tim Burton is no closer to understanding it than his predecessors were. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "When it comes to creating faithful screen adaptations of famous novels all while adding something fresh to the perspective, the movie conquers the summit of those challenges. Just don't expect yourself to get any closer to finding a meaning to it all. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Apr 25, 2016
3.5/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Just as the movie moves into all the familiar movements of a final confrontation between captor and captive, a climax arrives that hits us like a tidal wave of ingenuity. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Apr 17, 2016
4/4 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) "One of the great movie spectacles of this generation, an undertaking of vast scope made all the more fascinating by how it transforms commonplace undercurrents into rich sensations for every frame it possesses the screen. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Apr 12, 2016
1.5/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "The most expensive prank ever committed to film. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2/4 68% Hard Candy (2006) "An exploitation of a set of themes rather than a thoughtful consideration of them, and celebrates their austere nature in a stampede of scenes that cause only surface discomfort. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "How refreshing it is to see an animated movie that takes the initiative to climb above the restrictions of its formula. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/4 80% Little Children (2006) "That a movie can inspire smirks in the same scene where a potential predator is seen scuba diving in the community swimming pool underneath hundreds of young children is one of the most notable feats of any modern motion picture. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Mar 26, 2016
3.5/4 26% As Above, So Below (2014) "I have seen dozens of these "queasy-cam" vehicles in my 18 years as a writer of film, and so few of them ever surpass the limitations of their technique. This is one that carves out a spot in the upper tiers. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Mar 26, 2016
3.5/4 77% Cloverfield (2008) "The characters are fleshed out participants in the mayhem, not merely disposable vessels designed to stand in all the right places when buildings come crashing down. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Mar 18, 2016
87% Triumph des Willens (Triumph Of The Will) (1935) "The movie is the embodiment of an evil and destructive philosophy, but it must remain accessible for both new filmmakers and students of history, especially if it inspires them to contemplate the moral limits of their respective fields. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Mar 14, 2016
4/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "A stirring assessment of the right and wrong of our humanity in the volatile world of a changing newsroom. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Mar 7, 2016
2/4 91% The Witch (2016) "A movie that looks great, builds immense atmosphere and then allows it all to putter out well before we are even close to reaching any significant momentum. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Hide And Seek (2015) "Not so much a study of characters as it is a simplified examination of behaviors, all of them too far out of context to be the source of any significant dramatic depth. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Feb 23, 2016
2.5/4 83% Deadpool (2016) "Exactly the movie you expect out of this character, and, well, how awesome is that? " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Feb 18, 2016
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 85% 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% Ivan's Childhood (Ivanovo detstvo) (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 73% 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% The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel Exterminador) (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 79% Macbeth (2015) "In a word: brilliant. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Dec 19, 2015
2.5/4 59% 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 97% 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
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