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Dan Webster

Dan Webster
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
59% The Foreigner (2017) Throughout all this, [Jackie] Chan plays a character we've seldom seen. A quiet man, his Quan is at first composed and careful, then grief-stricken and finally grimly determined. Even then, he is no Rambo. ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
81% Brad's Status (2017) White understands that such feelings are, for most of us, fleeting - the kinds of emotions that we entertain, then either ignore, forget or simply laugh off. It takes Brad a while longer. ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Director [Angelina] Jolie documents all this with inordinate skill. ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) [I Called Him Morgan is] a film that is more than just another story about a flawed artist who dies young. You have something that is far closer to a work of art.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
85% The Trip to Spain (2017) Comic and enlightening. ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) It is [Robert] Pattinson who shines. Once a vampire hunk, he has grown into the kind of actor the camera loves - even if preteen girls no longer will.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) Wind River may be [the native's] home, but this is Lambert's story. He, in the end, is the great white savior - which is a plot device Hollywood has been using since well before the days of John Ford and Howard Hawks.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) [Kathryn] Bigelow's use of her cast is impressive, even if limited screen time means that no one actor has what amounts to a starring role.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) [Idris] Elba, is a revelation. Few actors have the kind of personal power that can make evil seem, at first, so attractive but then, finally, merely pathetic.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Bridge of Spies is, as an example of mainstream entertainment, a beautiful achievement. For those of us who want a bit more authenticity, though, it's clear that even while portraying dark events, Steven Spielberg only rarely strays away from the light.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
80% The Assassin (2015) I was NOT prepared for was just how beautiful the visuals Hou [Hsia-Hsein] gives us would be - beautiful to the point that I ultimately didn't care at all whether I understood what The Assassin was trying to say.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
64% Spectre (2015) Give us traditional wink-wink Bond or give us the new seriousness. This hybrid version feels neither shaken nor stirred.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
97% We Come as Friends (2015) Seldom has a documentary immersed itself so far inside the culture it is portraying and with such devastating effect.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
95% Creed (2015) Creed is Rocky's movie. Same as it ever was.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
96% Brooklyn (2015) Former child star Saoirse Ronan - the girl in Joe Wright's masterful 2007 film Atonement - shines.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
94% Room (2015) Never has a pre-teen pulled off a more adult performance.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
96% The Look of Silence (2015) Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer knows well the power of contrast. ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
94% Carol (2015) [Todd] Haynes remains the consummate filmmaking artist.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
89% Cartel Land (2015) An examination of whether vigilante justice - no matter how well-intentioned at the start - is doomed, ultimately, to become just another example of would-be good guys falling prey to the lure of egotism and/or big money.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
80% The Revenant (2015) It's impossible to deny the visceral, visual power of what [Alejandro González Iñárritu] has put on the screen - a power that feels more like you've been pulled directly into the screen instead of merely sitting in front of it.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
86% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) Much as Amy, Asif Kapadia's Oscar-nominated documentary does for Amy Winehouse, it ensures that [Nina] Simone's legacy, both as a woman and an artist, won't be soon forgotten.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Have the Coens crafted a biting satire? Is this a love letter to classic Hollywood? Is it both? Neither? I wish I could say.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
84% Deadpool (2016) Hmmm, dark jokes disguising a possibly serious subtext. Now, isn't that ironic? ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
96% Son of Saul (2015) Under any other circumstances, Saul's devotion to his mission might seem baffling. But, then, as any camp survivor can tell you, hell requires it own sense of logic.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
94% Colliding Dreams (2016) Colliding Dreams - for all the fatalistic implications of that title - does offer some sense of hope, a feeling that, ultimately, time may yet soften the hard edge of history.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
36% The Bronze (2016) [Melissa] Rauch shows that when The Big Bang Theory finally runs its course, she might be the one cast member with a movie future.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
61% Legend (2015) [Tom] Hardy doesn't just act. He doesn't just become a screen character. He embodies the real-life personalities he is attempting to portray and ends up achieving something that warrants such adjectives as dynamic and fearless and even unforgettable.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
49% Hardcore Henry (2016) The bludgeoning, butchering and bloodletting gets more than a bit old. ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
77% Keanu (2016) Keanu is better than what a lot of veteran Saturday Night Live comics have brought to the big screen, no small feat. ‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
95% Sing Street (2016) In the end, "Sing Street" may cause you to grimace, it may also inspire you to find your own song.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
89% The Lobster (2016) The Lobster seem funny. But that feeling fades, leaving us with a sense of fatalism but without a larger sense of actual meaning.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) After the first half hour, The Conjuring 2 devolves into a paint-by-number CGI exercise.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
57% The Neon Demon (2016) The result of all this could work as metaphor, if it weren't so obvious and so glaringly pretentious.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Hunt for the Wilderpeople tackles some fairly serious issues, but it handles those issues with just the right sense of the sweet.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) [Music] both nourish and help meld our disparate souls. And sometimes that's enough.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Kids may crack up, but adults are more likely to spend their time pondering why the popcorn is so pricey.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) It's as if [Herzog] wants to understand how life works while harboring a deep-seated realization that it's all just a horrible mistake.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The Light Between Oceans never quite gels into the bona-fide drama it pretends to be.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
85% Sully (2016) Sully is an inspiring story that didn't need any added drama‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) In the end, Fuqua has made less a magnificent seven than, at best, a slightly better than average one.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) What's ironic is that this darkest of tales is told in a uniquely beautiful manner.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Having Captain Jack Sparrow step onto the scene would have been far more believable.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
88% Maudie (2017) Mundane moments are far more prevalent in real life than the melodramatic ones. Which is one of the things I most appreciate about Maudie, Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh's look at the life of folk artist Maud Lewis.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) If the mark of a filmmaker depends both on style and substance, Sofia Coppola is stronger on the former than she is on the latter.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
77% The Hero (2017) Most of all, it benefits from the presence of Sam Elliott, still abiding after all these years.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
89% It Comes At Night (2017) Much is what Shults does is admirable, from his refusal to offer only the barest of exposition to his camera-work, in which he haunts the house's hallways, making it feel near-claustrophobic. What's lacking is a larger sense of purpose.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Not that I didn't like the film. I just didn't like everything about it.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
92% A Quiet Passion (2017) A Quiet Passion does succeed in portraying the ultimate irony: that a woman whose life was filled with so much anguish could leave behind such a rich legacy of literary beauty.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
90% Frantz (2017) The acting is good across the board, with Ernst Stötzner a gruff presence as Frantz's father, Marie Gruber a far more gracious but no less heartbroken mother. Niney has sharp facial feature that give him a naturally screen-classic air.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Your Name. is a treasure that -- even if the first half hour felt confusing to my own Western-educated mind -- is well worth the investment of a near-two-hour view.‐ Spokesman-Review (Washington)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017