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Dana Stevens

Dana Stevens

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Big Hero 6 qualifies as a better-than-average kids' movie with enough cross-generational appeal to make it a fine choice for a family weekend matinee. " ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 7, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "What is the idea of romantic companionate marriage, in all its crackpot "till death us do part" absolutism, if not a theory of everything? " ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 7, 2014
71% Interstellar (2014) "A movie I snickered at more than once but never stopped staring at in wonder. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 30, 2014
93% Force Majeure (2014) "Intellectually and visually enthralling and often savagely funny, but it also demands a significant investment of both patience and stamina on the viewer's part. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 24, 2014
84% Listen Up Philip (2014) "Listen Up Philip, the third feature from writer/director Alex Ross Perry, may be this year's most unpleasant movie I've nonetheless thoroughly enjoyed. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 20, 2014
91% Birdman (2014) "A movie that, while ultimately less satisfying than I hoped, features two breathtaking star turns: one from its lead actor and another from that camera, wielded by the indisputably magical Emmanuel Lubezki. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 16, 2014
94% Whiplash (2014) "Even if you couldn't care less about jazz drumming ... Whiplash is a thrill to watch. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 9, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) "A deliciously manipulative mystery that toys with the viewer like a femme fatale with her prey. " ‐ Slate
Posted Oct 2, 2014
75% The Boxtrolls (2014) "Why did the story of this huggable species' attempted extinction leave me emotionally indifferent? " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 25, 2014
80% Fort Bliss (2014) "Maggie's agonizing zero-sum struggle to balance a life of military service and a steady relationship with her son feels fresh, raw, and real. " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 22, 2014
90% The Guest (2014) "The Guest isn't here to deliver an earnest social message about the state of veterans' affairs. Instead, the way good horror movies do, it channels our collective fear, guilt, and rage by creating a monster. " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 22, 2014
64% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) "It boasts (nearly) all the elements of a perfectly fine, even very good, movie, without ever quite becoming a movie at all. " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 12, 2014
87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "When Hader and Wiig are on screen together the film's shortcomings fade because the energy they give to and take from each other ... is so palpable, it's fun just watching them banter ... " ‐ Slate
Posted Sep 11, 2014
95% Love Is Strange (2014) "Love Is Strange is a delight to watch unfold. " ‐ Slate
Posted Aug 21, 2014
89% Calvary (2014) "Calvary gives Gleeson ample opportunity to explore his talent for anchoring a movie, making it deeper and richer than the script and direction might otherwise allow. " ‐ Slate
Posted Aug 1, 2014
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "If Marvel is trying (in the words of one of the soundtrack's pop gems) to get us "hooked on a feeling," its job is done. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 31, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) "We Are the Best! is the rare film about childhood friendship that seems to take place inside the world of children, not filtered through an adult scrim of nostalgia. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 21, 2014
17% Sex Tape (2014) "As timid, bland, and predictable as romantic comedies come ... " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 17, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "One of the most intelligent and entertaining big-studio releases of the summer so far. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 11, 2014
98% Boyhood (2014) "I can think of few feature films in the history of the medium that have explored the power, and the melancholy, of film's intimate enmeshment with time in the way Richard Linklater's Boyhood does. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 9, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) "[An] affectionate, candid, sometimes tough-to-watch tribute to Roger Ebert ... " ‐ Slate
Posted Jul 3, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) "[It] seems to have been sent back to us from some distant alternate future where grandiose summer action movies can also be lovingly crafted, thematically ambitious works of art. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 27, 2014
69% They Came Together (2014) "This rough-edged parody feels both distinctive and handmade, and for those reasons alone it's a hard movie to hate, even when it temporarily loses its comic footing. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 25, 2014
52% Jersey Boys (2014) "Curiously moribund ... " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 20, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) "A genial class clown of a movie. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 12, 2014
81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "What in the name of God is wrong with me that I didn't cry once -- I, who just the day before wept through the entirety of my child's thoroughly upbeat school play. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 8, 2014
89% Obvious Child (2014) "There's something old-Hollywood about Slate's dizzy-dame charm, and at the same time, something very modern about her unapologetic ownership of her own sexuality. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 5, 2014
86% Night Moves (2014) "A slow-burning suspense thriller about a trio of eco-terrorists conspiring to blow up a dam, it's directed by Reichardt with the concision and elegance of a chess master. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jun 1, 2014
50% Maleficent (2014) "Maleficent doesn't reinvent any wheels when it comes to the fairy-tale genre -- but the fairy tale already comes with pretty hardy wheels, and this sweet, child-friendly adaptation creaks along on them quite nicely. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 29, 2014
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "It's maximalist Hollywood filmmaking at its best, the kind of extravagant production that, like a Wagner opera, can sweep you up in a sense of mythic grandeur even as you struggle to follow what's going on. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 22, 2014
74% Godzilla (2014) "It's a smooth, sleek, technologically awe-inspiring 3-D blockbuster with a top-shelf cast (speaking middle-to-lower-shelf dialogue most of the time, to be sure, but they do it with style). " ‐ Slate
Posted May 16, 2014
87% The Immigrant (2014) "I wanted to fall under this movie's spell as if watching one of those early 20th-century immigrant melodramas-instead, it felt like visiting a meticulously appointed but too-tidy historical museum. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 15, 2014
75% Enemy (2014) "I can't get Enemy's peculiar, fevered mood, or the memory of that wackadoo last image, out of my head. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 9, 2014
82% The Double (2014) "Ayoade creates a uniquely stylized dystopia, lit in dusty tones of olive and ochre and scored, mysteriously but somehow perfectly, to vintage Japanese pop. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 9, 2014
96% Ida (2014) "There's an urgency to Ida's simple, elemental story that makes it seem timely, or maybe just timeless. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 2, 2014
91% Locke (2014) "Somehow, miraculously, Knight and Hardy turn that car into the only place you want to be for every one of those minutes. " ‐ Slate
Posted May 1, 2014
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "The project as a whole conveys a drab sense of bureaucratic necessity, a "let's get this over with" wheeziness. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 27, 2014
96% Blue Ruin (2014) "Blue Ruin's fierce narrative momentum derives from the inexorable logic of eye-for-an-eye reciprocity. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 24, 2014
20% Transcendence (2014) "Transcendence is fairly ridiculous, but some may prefer its grand, loopy ambition to the small-minded sameness of so many futuristic thrillers. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 17, 2014
50% Hateship Loveship (2014) "It's amazing how much this film does accomplish, given its modesty of both means and scale. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 10, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "The Winter Soldier cheerfully and efficiently does its job doing whatever Marvel movies are meant to do -- make you look forward to the next one, I guess. " ‐ Slate
Posted Apr 3, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "There's something sour and strained about this movie that's at odds with the usual Muppet ethos of game, let's-put-on-a-show cheer. " ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 19, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) "Takes the viewer on an event-filled but ultimately tiresome trudge through the by-now-familiar psychosexual marshes of Lars von Trier's imagination. " ‐ Slate
Posted Mar 13, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "A movie that, for all its gorgeous frills and furbelows ... never seemed to me to be quite sure what it was about. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 27, 2014
93% Child's Pose (2014) "It's well worth seeing, both for its merciless anatomization of the country's post-Ceausescu social order and for Gheorghiu's stupendous central performance as a mother so monstrous she makes Medea look like a pushover. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 23, 2014
88% The Wind Rises (2014) "The Wind Rises has the historical sweep of a David Lean picture, complete with panoramic shots of migrating populations against a background of disaster ... " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 20, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) "Neither Alex Murphy's internal moral conflict nor the larger, vaguely satiric portrait of a global culture dependent on high-tech law enforcement seem to be the main point of this Robocop remake, which raises the question of what is meant to be the point. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 13, 2014
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) "A clever, vividly imagined, consistently funny, eye-poppingly pretty and oddly profound movie ... about Legos. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 6, 2014
34% Labor Day (2014) "Jason Reitman forgot the tapioca. " ‐ Slate
Posted Feb 1, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) "Lone Survivor's lack of suspense never works against it. If anything, the fact that the outcome is, at least roughly, known in advance only adds to the film's sickening tension ... " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 2, 2014
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) "Stiller's attempt to braid together introspection and humor kept me engaged and curious, even when I wasn't quite sure what he was setting out to do. " ‐ Slate
Posted Jan 1, 2014
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