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Stephen Holden

Stephen Holden

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% Sunset Song (2016) "The film pointedly contrasts the splendor of the Scottish landscape with the punishingly austere lives of the farmers who toil in the fields. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2016
64% Touched With Fire (2016) ""Touched With Fire" is an actor's field day, and both Mr. Kirby and Ms. Holmes boldly meet the challenge of playing bright, high-strung artists struggling with depression. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
82% Glassland (2016) "There's much in the movie to admire until it runs headlong into a stone wall. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) ""Zoolander 2" has enough plots for several movies. They are so jammed together that they more or less cancel each other out. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
13% Misconduct (2016) "Except for Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Pacino, going through their familiar paces, incompetent is the word. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
56% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) "The movie gleefully demolishes the clichĂ© of a great artist as a brooding, omniscient eminence. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) "All together, the 15 shorts ... demonstrate a level of quality and technical ingenuity comparable to that of the Oscar-nominated feature-length films. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
59% The Finest Hours (2016) ""The Finest Hours" never departs from a tried-and-true formula, but that's one of its quaint charms. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
80% Naz & Maalik (2016) "Despite its deficiencies, "Naz & Maalik" feels authentic, and Mr. Johnson and Mr. Cook bring their characters completely alive. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
30% The Benefactor (2016) "Mr. Gere's flamboyant performance is the sole raison d'ĂȘtre for this melodrama, written and directed by Andrew Renzi. Its other elements are given short shrift. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
73% Band Of Robbers (2016) "This comic take on "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" is infused with a gleefully absurdist sense of humor while retaining a childlike sense of wonder. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 14, 2016
32% Anesthesia (2016) "Like few contemporary films, "Anesthesia" distills the anxious intellectual tenor of the times. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
31% Daddy's Home (2015) "It is best avoided unless a movie that has the attitude and mind-set of a schoolyard bully happens to be your thing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 25, 2015
75% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Watching it made me feel like a deprived child with my nose pressed against the glass of a magical toy store in a faraway land. On one side is a happy, harmonious land of productive people. On the other is a world of misery, anxiety, war and greed. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 22, 2015
69% Dreams Rewired (2015) "A lively, visually enthralling attempt to gaze into the future by remembering the past. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 16, 2015
59% The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) ""The Emperor's New Clothes" is moderately effective agitprop. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 15, 2015
73% A Royal Night Out (2015) "What makes "A Royal Night Out" palatable are the lead performances. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
100% Night Owls (2015) "Meet the fun couple of the year, and watch them go at it tooth and nail. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
94% The Lady In The Van (2015) "In Ms. Smith's tough, levelheaded performance, Mary is an irascible termagant full of batty notions clutching on to life as best she can. She is hard to like, and that's good. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet Iraqi Odyssey (2015) "For all the politics described in the film, "Iraqi Odyssey" never becomes bogged down in strident rhetoric and analysis ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
91% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "The film sustains a double vision of both the child and the hard-living folk-blues mama Joplin became. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 26, 2015
No Score Yet Adrift (Choi Voi) (2011) "A subtle, melancholy exploration of erotic angst and uncomfortable awakening. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 23, 2015
42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "Sad to say: There is far more crackle in an average episode of "Law & Order." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
87% Mediterranea (2015) "This calm, hardheaded film never sacrifices its toughness for a swooning, misty-eyed moment of hope. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
38% Shelter (2015) "Mr. Bettany's sketchy, unconvincing screenplay is more interested in Ms. Connelly's execution of exploitative stunts than in seriously examining the social crisis it purports to lament. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
91% James White (2015) ""James White" doesn't soften its message: You can only avoid facing reality for so long, until it catches up with you. Then it grabs you by the throat. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
96% Theeb (2015) "Nowar ... has described "Theeb" as "an Arabic western" in the tradition of Sergio Leone. The movie is that and more. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
93% Sand Dollars (Dolares de Arena) (2015) "Ms. Chaplin, in one of her most touching screen performances, imbues Anne with a world-weary melancholy that makes your heart sink. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
87% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) "For nostalgists and anyone who likes to gawk at pictures of pretty celebrities at their peak of beauty, there is plenty to look at. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
61% Truth (2015) "More than most docudramas about fairly recent events, it is so well written and acted that it conveys a convincing illusion of veracity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
85% Xenia (2015) "You come away from "Xenia" feeling a bit more alive and ready to throw caution to the wind. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 11, 2015
63% Trash (2015) "I left the screening having almost fainted from sugar shock. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
81% Victoria (2015) ""Victoria" is a sensational cinematic stunt. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "Is "The Forbidden Room" an infantile Freudian joke? Yes, it's that and a lot more. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 7, 2015
75% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "A chilly, disquieting study of a society in a state of denial until the truth is bared. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2015
53% Ashby (2015) "It's a comedy afraid of being too funny lest its macho sentimentality seem even more ridiculous than it is, and a drama afraid of appearing too serious lest you dismiss it as hogwash. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2015
88% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "The film is uproarious, not for what its many talking heads say but for its astonishing procession of brilliant, boundary-breaching illustrations and captions ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 24, 2015
9% Stonewall (2015) "For its two-hour-plus duration, the movie struggles to fuse incompatible concepts. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 24, 2015
81% The New Girlfriend (2015) ""The New Girlfriend" never pretends to be more than what it is, a delicious and frothy fantasia with a teasing erotic frisson. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
92% Durak (2015) ""The Fool" wraps its Hobbesian vision of squalor around a fable worthy of Frank Capra, but twisted to suggest a cruel inversion of Capra's inspirational allegories of humble Everymen crusading for justice and democratic ideals. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2015
93% Breathe (2015) ""Breathe" conveys an uncanny insight into the psychology of late adolescence, when lingering childhood fantasies can combust with burgeoning adult sexuality in a swirl of uncontrollable feelings. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015
86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "When the film doesn't try to build up the usual suspense found in movies about competition, you sigh with relief. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 10, 2015
97% Welcome To Leith (2015) "Mr. Cobb is a truly scary presence whose eyes burn with fervor as he describes his racist, anti-Semitic agenda. At the same time, he is articulate, intelligent, determined and dangerous. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2015
88% The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) (2015) ""La Jaula de Oro" may seem like a rehash of old news. But don't be deceived. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
97% Blind (2015) "Despite its heady eroticism, it maintains an almost clinical detachment that engages your mind without making your heart leap. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 3, 2015
100% Youth (2015) ""Youth" creates an acrid vision of a country under economic and military stress, as the middle class is disappearing and the proliferation of arms is putting assault weapons in the hands of teenagers. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4% Some Kind of Beautiful (2015) "A 99-minute film that seems to last for three hours ... one of the worst films to sport the label "romantic comedy." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
66% Learning To Drive (2015) "As this movie, directed by Isabel Coixet, tracks the deepening friendship between people from different cultures and backgrounds, it acquires an unforced metaphorical resonance. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
77% Tom at the Farm (2015) "Wildly entertaining, sexy and beautifully shot in the Canadian heartland. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
82% Mistress America (2015) "It's fair to say that "Mistress America" revises and subverts this most buoyant of genres with a steady undertow of anxiety, dread and anger. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
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