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Craig D. Lindsey

Craig D. Lindsey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) The dreamy, well-done Magnificent will inevitably be compared to Jiro Dreams of Sushi, that other doc about an obsessive, perfectionist chef. But more compelling is the vibe it shares with Man on Wire.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
46% Going in Style (2017) Inevitably, the new Style is hopeful, encouraging audiences young and old to believe that even in our nursing-home years we can accomplish remarkable feats. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
16% CHIPS (2017) I'm actually kind of shocked there aren't more homophobic gags here.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
100% Tickling Giants (2017) Tickling Giants comes off as both a fact-based look at fighting fire with funny and a prescient cautionary tale.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) Through the amazing, appalling story of Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave recreates how painfully wicked our country once was.‐ INDY Week
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
27% Don't Hang Up (2017) Basically, Don't Hang Up is a hire-me sign masquerading as a slasher film.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
13% Get the Girl (2017) Get the Girl unfortunately gets crushed by its own, voluminous preposterousness.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
85% Chapter & Verse (2017) The story, scripted by Beaty and poet/author-turned-filmmaker Jamal Joseph (who himself did five-and-a-half years in Leavenworth) dips into sloppy, melodramatic heavy-handedness, sullying the occasional spurts of fresh perspective.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
45% Youth in Oregon (2017) Oregon is more than a bittersweet look at a man deciding to end his life before he's too invalid to have a say in the matter: It's a study of how plain ol' stubbornness can keep a family forever brimming with dysfunction.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
100% The Sunshine Makers (2017) For a documentary about two men who were big-time drug dealers back in the day, The Sunshine Makers is a quaint, damn-near-adorable bit of nostalgia.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
No Score Yet Hickey (2017) In his feature filmmaking debut, writer-director Alex Grossman plays all the familiar, contrived beats you'd expect in this story.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
20% The Brooklyn Banker (2016) Unfortunately, this low-budget production comes up short in many places: limited performances, barely developed characters, a muddled script.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
No Score Yet 808 (2015) Music nerds, especially nerds who are all about the beats, will find satisfaction in 808, the new documentary tribute to the drum machine/rhythm composer that revolutionized popular music.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
No Score Yet A Beautiful Now (2016) Now is a good time to remind people that [Abigail Spencer] starred in the kind of tedious indie films that tour the film-festival circuit and can only hope for a quick, oh-so-coincidental theatrical release when a lead hits it big.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
64% Greater (2016) Yes, Burlsworth was truly an angel among us, but Greater takes the audience through some heavy-handed hell.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
46% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) The Take is one busy, busy action flick. It also does something I never thought could be done: It makes the consistently charismatic Idris Elba look unappealing.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
No Score Yet Apparition Hill (2016) It is fascinating seeing people come to a holy place - a place that's more about love and spirituality than religion - with their hearts and minds open, just looking for guidance.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
90% Blood On The Mountain (2016) If you want to spend an hour and a half watching people who are royally screwed, look no further than the new documentary Blood on the Mountain.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
100% National Bird (2016) National Bird shows that war will always be hell, even for those who aren't on the battleground.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
70% Uncle Kent 2 (2016) Uncle Kent 2 is one of those movies that makes you think, "Why is this here?"‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
100% Asperger's Are Us (2016) You'll appreciate these dudes for making the effort to literally break out of their comfort zones in order to change people's views on autism. However, there is a strong possibility you may not laugh at or with them during this whole doc.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Boo! is certainly the most watchable Madea movie I've seen in a long time, even though I get the feeling Perry still doesn't know how to direct for the screen.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) Blue is the Warmest Color may lure people in with its graphic, Gallic eroticism, but its universal tale of doomed endless love will most likely be the thing everyone will leave out the theater talking about.‐ INDY Week
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/4 94% All Is Lost (2013) As grim and hopeless as things could possibly get in a movie called All Is Lost, the movie is essentially about perseverance: playing it smart, staying safe and not giving up until -- well, see the title.‐ INDY Week
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
88% Garnet's Gold (2016) The movie meanders (Perkins seems as distractingly lost as Frost), but it can stir real sympathy.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) Though exhaustingly grim, it reminds the viewer that a moment in history this horrific should never, ever be forgotten.‐ INDY Week
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/4 94% Carol (2015) What's fascinating about Carol is how Haynes and his performers create a sophisticated story about two people trying to be together in an environment that's quietly suffocating them. ‐ INDY Week
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
74% Youth (2015) Youth largely consists of a bunch of people rambling around a resort doing nothing. But I can't think of a better bunch of people to ramble around and do nothing with.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
31% Daddy's Home (2015) It's hard to root for either of these pathetic, occasionally obnoxious characters.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
60% Sisters (2015) I always knew there was a bad girl lurking behind [Fey's] spectacles, just waiting to attack.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) We shouldn't forget this is McConaughey's world. He remains a magnetic presence, his soft-spoken Southern drawl and slithery charm keeping you from fully despising this guy Woodroof.‐ Philadelphia Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2015
58% Capital (2013) Costa-Gavras certainly found an intriguing leading man in Elmaleh, with his ice-cold stare that may remind audiences of Steve McQueen at his most penetrating.‐ Philadelphia Weekly
Posted Dec 14, 2015
86% Top Five (2014) With Top Five Rock has made a step forward as a filmmaker - as well as a fresh, likable comedy, which (as he's suggested in interviews) is no small deal. Besides, any movie with Jerry Seinfeld making it rain at a strip club can't be all bad.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
89% Venus in Fur (2014) [Venus in Fur] is the sexiest movie I've seen in a long time.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) It does seem like the Wachowskis are much more in tune with aliens than they are with their own earthling kinfolk.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
96% Girlhood (2015) An uneasy but ultimately resilient view of inner-city femininity and self-discovery, Girlhood reminds viewers that no matter where you're from, going from girl to woman is always going to be a struggle.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) A cleverly constructed riot that wrings constant laughs from its premise without bleeding it dry, What We Do in the Shadows is also another reminder that maybe we should leave vampire movies to independent filmmakers.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
29% Insurgent (2015) As much as the Divergent films strive to be the grimy, snarling little sister to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games juggernaut, though, the movies so far have failed to give off a punk edge - or any edge, really.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) Thanks to Kikuchi's stubborn, sympathetic performance and Zellner's flair for desolate-yet-captivating composition... the movie rises above its silly premise and puts the audience in a fortress of solitude along with its protagonist.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
94% The Wrecking Crew (2015) Patchy but endearing, The Wrecking Crew is both a sonorous scrapbook and a loquacious love letter.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
98% Iris (2015) Iris is indeed delightful, mostly because you spend a good hour and 20 minutes with a delightful person.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
49% Tomorrowland (2015) From the jump, Tomorrowland is devoted more to looking good than being good.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
33% Entourage (2015) The result is nearly two hours of the kind of alpha-male self-indulgence I thought went out of style with Ed Hardy T-shirts and Four Loko drinks.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
89% Dope (2015) Dope... won my vote for best film of the summer... And unless anything else blows me the hell away between now and December, it'll be my favorite movie of the year.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) Listen turns out to be quite haunting.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Thankfully, watching [Tom Cruise] do all of this is still great fun.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
87% Heaven Knows What (2015) Heaven Knows What is the latest critical love train I just can't hop aboard.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
95% Amy (2015) Director Asif Kapadia... rounds up revelatory, even joyous footage and interviews. The film he's assembled from them is a heartbreaking portrait of a major talent with her fair share of demons, which only haunted her more once she became a star.‐ Nashville Scene
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) Sandra spends the titular amount of time going all over the city, approaching her coworkers and trying to get them on her side. If that doesn't sound very interesting, then you don't know about the Dardennes' knack for keeping it fascinatingly real.‐ INDY Week
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
3/4 97% Red Army (2015) Through a vivid collection of clips and interviews, this enlightening, rousing documentary shows us how these proud but cautious athletes have a complex love-hate relationship with the place they call home.‐ INDY Week
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015