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Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 90% 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 88% 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 40% 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 73% 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 73% 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 85% 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 31% 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
2.5/4 84% The Square (2017) Östlund's script becomes painfully drawn out, aching to build to a fulfillment that never really comes. This all partnered with a long runtime that feels both obnoxious and unnecessary.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/4 96% Mudbound (2017) "Mudbound" is a beauteous piece, utterly ravishing to the eyes and even more splendid on the soul. An Oscar-worthy and exquisite cinematic film that we should be so lucky to have available to us.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 69% Wonderstruck (2017) You can easily be drawn into its magic, as it exquisitely draws up your cinematic mind with class and refinement. Sublime and subtle, "Wonderstruck" is a dazzling movement.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3.5/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) Vibrant and whimsical, "Lady Bird" is a hypnotic, absorbing feat, that seems destined to become a classic. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
3.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) In any futuristic film, it always seems as if the acting takes a backseat to its visual features. In "Blade Runner 2049," Ryan Gosling offers up his most complex and alluring work since "Drive."‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2017
2/4 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) The second the writers and director take pages from a Nicholas Sparks novel, it slides from reasonable to absurdity.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2017
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Anchored by a duo of riveting performances by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, "Call Me by Your Name" is a spiritual and effervescent experience.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
2.5/4 95% The Florida Project (2017) "The Florida Project's" great find is Bria Vinaite, who seems to run the line between Taryn Manning's work in "Hustle & Flow" and Elisabeth Shue's hooker with a heart of gold in "Leaving Las Vegas."‐
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
2/4 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Wishing for a cousin of "All the President's Men" we are given what feels like the adaptation of a John Grisham book he forgot to finish writing (wasn't that "The Chamber?").‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3.5/4 76% Last Flag Flying (2017) With electrifying works in "Foxcatcher" and "Battle of the Sexes," Carell may have brought his most tender and precious performance yet. Similar to what we saw Bruce Dern achieve in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," Carell does so much with so little words. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) In what is bar none, his most realized and affecting performance of his career, Stiller lands every note, building up to a moment that will both surprise and move you, possibly to tears.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
1/4 46% Madame Hyde (2017) The effects hawk back to Wes Craven's "Shocker" while the classroom scenes attempt to capture something from "Dangerous Minds" but lands somewhere between "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" and "Kindergarten Cop."‐
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Headlined by another Oscar-worthy performance from Emma Stone, the film aches with an impressive and touching tale of self-discovery.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2017
3.5/4 69% mother! (2017) It's hard to recall a director who is so transfixed on the human condition and pairs it with such a galvanizing meditation on violence and our place on earth.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 85% It (2017) "It" fashions and establishes itself as one of the new age horror classics for audiences to relish for decades.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/4 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Should be ordained as a national treasure, Woody Harrelson delivers one of his finest turns yet as Rex, the multi-layered and complex father. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/4 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) With a script written by Allan Loeb, the film shockingly comes to a head with a very strange twist that seems way too far-fetched, even by movie standards.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
3/4 87% Wind River (2017) One of the luring points to Sheridan's mysterious tale is the impeccable and moving work of Jeremy Renner, who delivers his finest performance since "The Town."‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) As the film teeters the line between ridiculous and generic screwball, the all-star cast dazzles to hilarious effect. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3.5/4 84% Detroit (2017) "Detroit" taps into something real and too familiar. Its vivacious and riveting interior matches its passionate and acute exterior. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) Anchored with a winning ensemble, this unflinching look into war may have just redefined the genre. An Oscar player has emerged.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3.5/4 85% 11 Flowers (2013) A classy, poignant tale that resonates loudly and enchants the most tender parts of the human soul.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4/4 98% Before Midnight (2013) The film is an absolute marvel, showcasing the very best dialogue and capturing the sheer essence of acting brilliance from stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/4 86% Upstream Color (2013) Shane Carruth is a talent to watch in the near future.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
2/4 63% Sunlight Jr. (2013) Sunlight Jr. has the heart in the right place but comes up short in many regards.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/4 80% Oxyana (2013) The film is polished enough to open the door for discussion by political and movie-goers everywhere and emotional enough to warrant a reaction.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Let Them Wear Towels (2013) ESPN films and its directors give the fifty minute look a strong stamp and seal of approval for all its viewers to relish.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Project (2013) The Project is a visionary tale that will have you talking for days.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/4 94% Stories We Tell (2013) Sarah Polley continues to become one of the most innovative and inventive directors working today and its proved by what she spills out on the silver screen in her newest endeavor Stories We Tell.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
2/4 41% The English Teacher (2013) Unfortunately, The English Teacher is a miss on most counts. Julianne Moore is your reason to watch.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
2.5/4 47% A Case of You (2013) With all the obvious flaws, A Case of You is still very entertaining and enjoyable. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/4 82% G.B.F. (2014) Writer George Northy embraces the high school dilemma and fuses it with a touch of drama that gives the film massive heart.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) While I've championed a new "hybrid" or "motion capture" category to be instituted, Serkis' work is worthy of enough to be considered among the best lead performances delivered this year.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017