David Blaylock

David Blaylock
David Blaylock's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice
Publications: Village Voice

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Friend (2005) First-time filmmaker Fischer examines the issues of Islamic extremism, Western decadence, and fraternal bonds, producing a compelling story that uses character and story ambiguity to appraise the fallibility of thinking one can ever truly know another. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2005
57% Sheriff (2005) Kraus seems determined to juxtapose the serenity of Hewett's downtime with the thrills of the dirty work, but as seen in the film it's all the same. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2005
57% Emile (2005) It's appropriate that the director calls this the final chapter in a trilogy about struggling with one's identity -- he shows none of his own while mishandling someone else's. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2005
64% Coach Carter (2005) Too vicious to speak to bleeding-heart liberals, too pro-academia to speak to No Child Left Behind advocates, and too preachy to speak to youths. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2005
4% Darkness (2004) Moments hint at a metaphoric statement on child abuse, but the film proves mainly to be a commentary on poor electrical wiring. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2004
57% Master of the Game (2002) The predictability of this deadly serious film becomes overwhelming even for viewers lost daydreaming of Hogan's Heroes. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2004
41% Callas Forever (2004) Sadly, this camp drama, a eulogy by one of Callas's closest friends, pales in comparison to the four minutes of 'La Mamma Morta' in Philadelphia. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2004
11% Reagan: In the Face of Evil (2004) Overreaching in many of its laudatory appraisals, the film is mostly GOP-boosting rhetoric in the guise of a dull History Channel special. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2004
No Score Yet Stilted lines alternate with ominous pauses and an annoying Pure Moods score tinkling around an oppressive sound design. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2004
No Score Yet Merci Docteur Rey (2002) With Yank Andrew Litvack pinch-hitting for producers Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, Merci is free of much of that M-I pomposity, replacing it with an unnerving drollness. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2004
47% Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2001) Bose shows depth when he deals directly with Xen's loneliness. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2004
No Score Yet Chooch (2004) Devoid of Sopranos stereotypes, the film charms with its p.c. portrayal of Italian Americans, yet the depiction of Mexicans veers toward the offensive. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2004
42% Zhou Yu's Train (2004) The love triangle among pottery maker Zhou Yu (Gong Li), her long-distance poet paramour (Tony Leung Ka Fai), and her fellow traveler (Honglei Sun) devolves from opaque mystery into boring melodramatics and incoherent contrivances. - Village Voice EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2004