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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
3/4 71% 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 99% 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 86% 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 80% 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 96% 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 33% 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
0.5/4 40% Tusk (2014) "Mere words cannot adequately describe Kevin Smith's film - only obscene gestures. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "When you get right down to it, there is something rather amusing about watching a protagonist the size of a fingernail doing ambitious stunt work while he attempts to survive dangerous obstacles. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 19, 2015
3/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "An essay on the human identity in which a figure we have come to recognize as immortal is brought off the pages of a book and into the sphere of a finite existence that can be cruel, confusing and often filled with paralyzing loneliness. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 17, 2015
2/4 54% Minions (2015) "An idea is only as good as its execution, and after spending three sessions with these characters, one is left with the speculation that some ideas, perhaps, would have been better left as part of a rough draft on the printed page. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 31, 2015
1.5/4 17% Pixels (2015) "Though it ought to have inspired something tremendously amusing, the movie functions like a rally of egos down at the story conference workshop. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3/4 93% Spy (2015) "This isn't one of those run-of-the-mill sitcoms stretched to an unendurable length, but a very sharp and pointed espionage romp that allows its ensemble of actors to deliver the material with a fresh sense of gusto. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 28, 2015
4/4 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) "In a time when the cynicism of the real world often mandates the tone of our films, here is one that acknowledges it all with unwavering joy. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/4 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "A smart, sophisticated and perplexing blend of wisdom and attitude that takes bold risks, sneers at convention and then still has enough audacity to rewrite the history books for one last daring climax. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3.5/4 98% The Babadook (2014) "A stirring little piece of psychological drama in which all the optimism and joyful human interactions have been stripped away, leaving behind only the negative extremes. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 27, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "It isn't just a wonderful family entertainment, but a warm and creative embrace of the quirks that make us who we are day after day. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 20, 2015
4/4 89% Zodiac (2007) "Among a plethora of skillful thrillers about repeat offenders in the realm of mass murder, David Fincher's wonderful film has easily become the benchmark of the modern era. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/4 78% Philadelphia (1993) "Jonathan Demme's thoughtful human drama was certainly not the first movie to confront the AIDS crisis, but it was, even in the conventional skin of a courtroom drama, the most heartbreaking and passionate undertaking of its kind. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 14, 2015
3/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "A very self-aware blockbuster that uses its core values for a greater good, which is to deliver a lightweight story in the skin of a very skillful science fiction creature feature. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.5/4 18% Poltergeist III (2010) "Among the well-known of legendary bad movies, Poltergeist III is a sequel with more scope and perspective than most. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Mad Max: Fury Road possesses the most elusive of cinematic virtues: it fits no mold other than its own. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 31, 2015
4/4 86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) "It magnetizes us through profound degrees of mystery, psychology, dramatic intensity and perceptive dialogue, and then still retains enough power after the closing credits to leave us in thoughtful contemplation of its more cerebral perspectives. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 27, 2015
2/4 37% Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) "Here is a film that offers a few shining moments of inspiration and then does exactly what the audience expects it to: throws it all away in a mad dash of conventional exchanges between characters that undercut the purpose of their struggles. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 27, 2015
3/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It has color, great delivery, amusing interludes, a cohesive story, and a payoff that doesn't betray the sensibilities of its direction. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 24, 2015
1.5/4 31% Poltergeist (2015) " As far as exterior circumstances go, one wonders if the most tragic sacrifice was supplying this material with voices too passive to suggest something a little less derivative. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 23, 2015
3.5/4 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "One of the most thoughtful and startling snapshots of the human condition of the last ten years. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 17, 2015
4/4 89% Moon (2009) "A cue to the responsibility of filmmakers in a time when most seldom trust their audiences to think about answers, and asks questions that paralyze us in intricate fascination long after the final shot has left an imprint. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 9, 2015
0/4 6% Chaos (2005) "A worthless and hateful celebration of evil that not only delves into excessive cruelty, but has the insolence to frame it all within the perspective of a pretentious moral obligation. " ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 6, 2015
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