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Dave White

Dave White
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
26% Unforgettable (2017) Heigl takes her icy character's suitcase full of damaged personality clichés and runs like an Olympian. Framed like a phantom in black shadow and silvery silhouette by Caleb Deschanel, Heigl slices through this silly little universe.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
87% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) Shaw's scattered visuals are reflective of adolescent emotional life. His kids are learning, in ways that recall both the insight of comic artist Lynda Barry and the lunkheadedness of "Beavis & Butthead."‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
40% Wilson (2017) A fractured, heartsick, funny adventure in mundane misery.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
73% Catfight (2017) The argument that passively collecting money from a spouse's defense contracting and making money from strident protest art are equally unethical means, in this story's economy, The Daily Show and Halliburton are both guilty of war profiteering.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Might be the most inadvertently appropriate analog to life in 2017's increasingly unstable world.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
75% Lovesong (2017) There are glances and nervous hands, longing gazes, and downcast faces needing explanation or consolation. Malone and Keough, perfectly cast and perfectly in sync as people who should be - but probably never will be - lovers, make sadness seem enticing.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
95% Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2017) The men's bodies glow for each other, their faces fascinated by everything they see except what's going on around them, like a man-on-man La La Land.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) A comedy with just as many moments of sadness, disaffection, and humiliation as there are laughs, the film never shies away from awkward human strangeness. This is how it sticks, and sticks the ending.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The jokes take on a rote quality, the vituperative insults and verbal jabs repeating themselves until it all sounds like an endless loop of dogs barking "Jingle Bells."‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) An ugly and frequently hilarious descent into all things repellent, the debut feature from director Jim Hosking plants itself firmly in a world of filth and shock.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
94% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Calling to mind the sullen lovers of Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together, the young men of Being 17 are more gestural than verbal. Téchiné intuitively favors movement over chatter, and he directs his young actors toward intimate, yearning performances.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
33% Masterminds (2016) Kinder to its characters than most comedies about the bumbling and under-educated, and that's Hess's strength. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Juxtaposing archival footage with a tension-building collection of interviews, Cannan and Adam approach the outlandish crime as a puzzlement, all but wondering aloud how two celebrities could be turned into a dictator's puppets.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
60% Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016) It may even be the one Christian film that properly reaches out beyond its built-in audience, accomplishing the goal of Evangelicals everywhere: actual evangelism.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
No Score Yet No Asylum: The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story (2016) Fouce's traditionalist approach to the doc form involves archival footage as a general Holocaust primer for younger audiences, a decision that may be more vital now than ever as living eyewitnesses dwindle in number.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
11% Nine Lives (2016) In addition to listless direction from Sonnenfeld, and an overall feeling of cheapness and carelessness, Nine Lives also suffers from incoherence. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
1.5/5 20% The Double (2011) Have you ever seen a movie like this? Yes? Then you know the answers to those questions. Or at least some of the answers. And you're right, they all involve "gotcha."‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
84% Tallulah (2016) What saves Tallulah from American indie sameness and its allegiance to neat resolution are its three lead actors and Heder's apparent skill in bringing out their best work.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) It's a grim world of nasty pleasures here, the kind you won't feel guilty about unless it all somehow comes true in 2017.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
69% Swiss Army Man (2016) The problem is we already all know that when you grow up your heart dies, and lines like, "No one deserves to ride the bus alone," are more likely to provoke laughter than tears of empathy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
77% Wiener-Dog (2016) Often accused of glib misanthropy, Solondz's films serve only to expose his underlying empathy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) For their next trick, they make a next trick sound like an attractive prospect.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
89% The Lobster (2016) A wild, sad, mordantly funny dystopia that gives sexual desperation the bad name it deserves.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
76% Last Days In The Desert (2016) Garcia's reluctance to go overboard supernaturally, and his commitment to relative good taste -- save for one fart joke, not kidding -- take an already lean parable and render it stingy.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Directors Anthony and Joe Russo continue to mine their experience with TV comedies, juggling all the members of their superhero family with a playful touch that both informs character interaction and delivers vital breathing room in between battles.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
50% Hardcore Henry (2016) Their collective trip to hell is death tourism for the viewer; its sole, genuine feeling the one of relief that comes when it's over.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
9% God's Not Dead 2 (2016) The audience is encouraged to assume that the widespread persecution of all Christians is at hand. In Arkansas.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) [Garner]'s the bridge the story needs to avoid being pigeonholed as another smug Evangelical advertisement, and her performance elevates Miracles to a Christian film worthy of the name.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
47% The Young Messiah (2016) Perhaps realizing that enticing nonbelievers into another movie about the life of Christ may necessitate the wild-style of a director like Darren Aronofsky, the filmmakers decided to play it safe rather than risk conservative Evangelical rejection. ‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
39% The Other Side of the Door (2016) There is Conjuring-style haunting. There's a creepy piano that plays itself. And there is an annoyingly liberal use of horror's cheapest gimmick, the jump-scare.‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
12% The Choice (2016) We the people deserve every nutty coincidence, beautiful disaster, luxurious grief montage, and supernatural final-act reveal. Garbage-entertainment is still entertainment. Why, then, does The Choice almost entirely opt out of its own game?‐ TheWrap
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
5/5 93% Skyfall (2012) Mendes and Deakins have] created the most beautifully deep focus context for Bond yet, pushing and pulling him into landscapes... that each promise the physically compromised spy nothing less than the most cinematically gorgeous sort of doom.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
1.5/5 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) It's nasty and hard-R violent, which counts for something, somewhere. Just not enough for here or now.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
3/5 87% The New Rijksmuseum (Parts 1 and 2) (2013) A weirdly watchable glimpse at the agonizingly long process of getting anything accomplished in The Netherlands.‐ Linoleum Knife
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2015
2.5/5 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) These men have unrealized yearnings - for art, for singing careers, for "glass slipper" marriage, for frozen yogurt - and they're going to make it rain by acting out those fantasies, man-twerking with all the "realness" they can muster.‐ Linoleum Knife
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
4.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) I believe that its most significant contribution to pop culture will be as a lasting statement of opposition to facile, idiotic "feelings" as they're currently sold by movie studios, a chance for a moment of truth about loss, and grief, and even numbness.‐ Linoleum Knife
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) This franchise is, itself, very much like the dangerous dinosaur park depicted. It has investors who need to see a good return. It has to sell, and sell well, globally. Nothing can be left to chance. Therefore, nothing is.‐ Linoleum Knife
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/5 100% Something Better To Come (2015) The horror on display is relentless, almost incomprehensible... [but] in spite of her circumstances, and in the face of the depressing inertia of her world, Yula refuses to accept the idea of hopeless permanence. ‐ Linoleum Knife
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
0/5 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Kevin James and Nick Bakay are credited as screenwriters, but that's only because "Taking Naps" and "I Went Out To Get A Sandwich" are not Writer's Guild credits yet.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
0.5/5 25% The Divide (2012) Whatever edge of fear and tension the movie might have possessed is traded for blistering annoyance as the cast near-cannibalizes one another while screeching at top volume for over 120 minutes.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 96% The Artist (2011) Maybe this tribute to those early movies will inspire you to go watch something small, square and silent.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
3.5/5 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) It's a feel-bad crime movie all around, one predicated on the fact that crime leaves real victims. Don't let the weapon on the poster fool you. This isn't Taken. It's a dark cellar, and your eyes may need time to adjust.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
3/5 85% John Wick (2014) Is it necessary? No. Is it fun? Hell yeah.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) It's a slinky black cat of a movie, commanding attention and reeling you in to follow down filthy, dangerous alleys.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) In spite of itself, The Lego Movie is curiously self-correcting and still gets to be all things to almost all people. It's a crowded construction site of hilariously mixed-up everywhatever.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2015
4.5/5 89% Frozen (2013) It's a movie about fear and grief and the power of familial, sibling love to sort it all out. Weirdly, in movies that are almost always aimed at children, that's a love that rarely gets equal screen time in a romance-obsessed world. ‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
0/5 0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) Hot cocoa is referenced no fewer than nine times. Cameron talks about the drink as though it were the trump card of his entire argument, as though dropping a microphone. "And COCOA!" ‐ Linoleum Knife
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2014
4/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Lawrence's performance roils with stress and fear, as it did in the first two films, and director Francis Lawrence stays with her, up close, from start to finish, visually mirroring the script's examination of Katniss's cult of personality.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) It simultaneously questions and reinforces ideas about martyrdom and heroism, and ultimately makes the case for the idea that there never have been any good wars, not even the ones we liked.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 75% The Boxtrolls (2014) That rare thing in mainstream film: a bold aesthetic move wearing its Dickensian dirtpride like a rusty medal, daring you to suggest it's not as beautiful as it knows itself to be.‐ Movies.com
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2014