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Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 78% A Private War (2018) The spirit of Marie Colvin is felt within the film, and Pike's embodiment of this hero is something we should all be proud to stand with in a climate where the soul of our humanity is deeply troubled.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3/4 99% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy and Grant are two peas in a pod, sensationally committed and ruthlessly dedicated, and should be the full worth of an admission ticket.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3/4 88% What They Had (2018) Headlined by a strong cast, with the likes of Robert Forster and Blythe Danner standing out, a portrait of affection and family is at times, very moving in this impressive debut.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3.5/4 88% Stan & Ollie (2018) Reilly falls into Ollie with impeccable precision and genuine sensitivity. More than just a makeup trick, Reilly delivers a searing, realistic depiction of an emotional and delicately damaged soul. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 90% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Never genuinely getting to the root of their love, what the viewer is left with is a yearning for more but wrapped in a riveting performance from Joanna Kulig.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/4 93% Private Life (2018) In the midst of a cleverly executed tale, is a career-best turn from the brilliant Kathryn Hahn. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/4 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" finds the enthusiasm in its provocative personas. Each person, grossly unique yet commonly familiar, the movie stimulates the viewer for its boisterous moments and subdued notes.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/4 99% Roma (2018) Yalitza Aparicio is the prophecy that the cinematic Gods spoke of, and the one we've waited for decades.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/4 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Bombastic drama with subtle yet playful commentary on family and love, "If Beale Street Could Talk" is the turning point in our cinematic culture and what it dares to become. The future is bright, and it is good with Barry Jenkins in tow.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
3.5/4 100% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Zhao's performance echoes every last ounce of her abilities as an actress. We have a better world because of it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
3/4 84% Non-Fiction (2018) In a comic blitz, Assayas spins the inspired subject while examining family dysfunction, the insecurities of men, and female empowerment. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
2.5/4 96% The Hate U Give (2018) Far from perfect, the film is worth the time, and something we can learn from.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 94% The Favourite (2018) Swallowing her role whole, Olivia Colman's Queen Anne is a marvelous portrait of a frail, broken woman, with insecurities wearing on every beat and movement of her life.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3.5/4 75% Smallfoot (2018) "Smallfoot" surprises. Co-directors Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig create a movie with a ton heart, blanketed with confidence and honesty that stands out in a year of seemingly sub-standard animation.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2.5/4 86% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) There are specs of brilliance, imagination, and penetrating moments from John Huston and Peter Bogdanovich that make the film all the more exhilarating. Needless to say, the film is a conundrum.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
3/4 86% Colette (2018) With gorgeous sets and costumes in tow, "Colette" is a pleasant though familiar work of cinema that makes the most of its moments.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
3/4 100% Liyana (2018) In spots, the film might be too light and bountiful for some, but given how radiant the children's' smiles are, audiences shouldn't have it any other way.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/4 96% Wildlife (2018) Dano magnifies the source material by pulling out extraordinary performances from his cast, most particularly Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan and newcomer Ed Oxenbould.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3.5/4 95% Widows (2018) Best-in-show honors follow the magnificent Daniel Kaluuya, who emits fear and panic in its physical form. Downright frightening in every frame, the Oscar-nominated actor of "Get Out" radiates, stealing every nook and cranny of the film in which he owns. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/4 80% Halloween (2018) Grabbing the Scream Queen herself Jamie Lee Curtis, who shows what owning a franchise means, Gordon Green pays homage to 1978 original while still taking risks to reinvent the franchise for a new generation of admirers.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/4 85% Ben is Back (2018) Though featuring terrific performances from Hedges and Roberts, the film doesn't have enough juice to pull it over the finish line without sacrificing its intended audience.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/4 59% White Boy Rick (2018) Merritt's natural talent and charisma bleed through his words, curly hair, and little beats, whether it's fixing his blue bowtie or walking through a skating rink. He's an impeccable find this year.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A turn that has a semblance of Nicolas Cage in "Leaving Las Vegas" and Joaquin Phoenix in "Walk the Line," Cooper constructs his own creation, echoing and respecting the role that has been crafted by March, Mason, and Kristofferson.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3.5/4 85% Boy Erased (2018) "Boy Erased" flashes its strength in a smaller, informal portrait of love and determination. You don't expect something seemingly so simple, to harness so much energy and passion, and yet, here it is.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2.5/4 65% Beautiful Boy (2018) With standout performances from Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet and Maura Tierney, there's plenty to take away. However, an overly directed melodrama envelops a film that comes off as a manipulative infomercial about how to say "No" to drugs.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3.5/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Headlined by a rapturous performance by John David Washington, and a crackling script full of laughs and deeply moving moments, "BlackKklansman" sizzles every moment on the screen.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2/4 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) From the producers of "Stranger Things" and "Arrival," this ain't any of those.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/4 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Director Marc Forster makes the film much more cinematic than anticipated which results in an artistic interpretation of our childhood memories.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3.5/4 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The film's rewards are many, but not more than the unforgettable performance of Chloë Grace Moretz. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2.5/4 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) "Solo: A Star Wars Story" has the makings of a rewatchable and enjoyable flick for a popcorn night. Unsure if this expands the base or isolates it all together.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/4 86% Tully (2018) Partnered with another powerhouse performance by Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, who worked once before on Reitman and Cody's "Young Adult," the mojo and groove seem to be back in this touching tale that will garner both laughs and tears.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3.5/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The symbiosis of good versus evil is the pillar of its existence and measures up to a deeply felt extravaganza for the superhero senses. In many aspects, this is a remarkable film and the best that the MCU has offered yet.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
4/4 85% Disobedience (2018) "Disobedience" packs a punch and not one that you are fully expecting. Lelio's smooth directing palette is a welcomed addition to our cinematic year and one that should be admired by anyone who comes into contact.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Plummer magnetizes as J. Paul Getty, leaning into his cheap demeanor but not shying away from the sinful pride regarding his family dynasty. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" could very well be the definite evolution of the series yet.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2.5/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Proud to report that Jake Kasdan's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" presents itself as a fun and entertaining piece that introduces the mysterious game to new generations while still having a respect for its origins. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2017
3.5/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Its witty script and eye-candy garments are smoulderingly sinister in the way it packs an emotional punch throughout.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/4 87% The Post (2018) Helmed by the immaculate talents of Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, in partnership with one of the year's slickest casts, "The Post" is an embarrassment of riches when it's on but can be torpid when its off.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) "Coco" is ravishing and almost seductive in the way it entices you. Not sure we've done enough good in our world to deserve such a gem. Open your heart to its excellence.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2.5/4 41% Justice League (2017) While the film is wildly uneven, it's entertainment value can't be ignored, featuring some very cool moments for the fanboys to enjoy.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) With a fine cast mostly wasted, the story is choked out and suffocated by its false attempts to bring mystery and suspense to a story that was already born with it. Agatha Christie deserves better.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Tessa Thompson's badassery has jumped to new heights as her Valkyrie seems to be Marvel's answer to DC's "Wonder Woman," showing (ONCE AGAIN) that women should be given their own vehicle in the MCU.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh encompasses equal parts of engagement, humor, and enlightenment. It's the gold standard of a terrific script paired with even better storytelling. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3.5/4 87% Novitiate (2017) Flaunting an all-star cast of impeccable actresses, Betts intrigues the viewer to surrender to the film's intoxicating tale of obedience and self-discovery. It's one of the year's most vivid dramas.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) In one of the most unconventional biopics to make its way onto our screens in years, Craig Gillespie's darkly comedic yet incredibly moving "I, Tonya" is an avalanche of greatness that sustains its high energy and witty beats.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
3.5/4 72% Hostiles (2018) "Hostiles" is a harshly eloquent piece that is well peppered into our less than enthusiastic film year. For a cinephile, there's plenty to chew on as it examines the nature of violence in all its American glory.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
3.5/4 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) What works first and foremost is Diane Kruger's career-defining performance. Her fierce, uncompromising turn is remarkably potent as she endures and displays every anguish and mournful beat.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 84% Darkest Hour (2017) Gary Oldman has given us his gift to cinema with his effulgent interpretation of one of history's most complex political figures.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 66% Breathe (2017) The story of Robin, while inspiration, is riddled with anguish and misery. Garfield explores those feelings with nothing else but facial expressions and welled up tear ducts. An impressive outing for the talented actor.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) If there's a thread that keeps this cloth together it's Kate Winslet's scintillating and lucent performance. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017