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David Edelstein

David Edelstein

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Hail, Caesar! might play better on the small screen, where you can savor its fodder piece by piece. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 5, 2016
80% Naz & Maalik (2016) "Here is one more piece of the puzzle that is American life - a piece that has never made it to the screen before. You wonder how many others are missing. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 29, 2016
55% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Ham-handed but grueling and often effective ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 14, 2016
95% Son of Saul (2015) "The movie doesn't expand in your mind - it shrinks along with its protagonist, its conclusion a reductio ad absurdum. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 8, 2016
96% Room (2015) "Room is astonishing: It transmutes a lurid, true-crime situation into a fairy tale in which fairy tales are a source of survival. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 30, 2015
99% Timbuktu (2015) "For a film that makes you sick with dread, Timbuktu has a light, at times glancing touch. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 30, 2015
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The movie is a lot of gore over a lot of nothing. I hope that won't be Tarantino's epitaph. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 23, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "I bet you'll have fun - I did, mostly. But it's the fun of seeing something fairly successfully redone, with the promise of more of the same to come. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 17, 2015
82% The Revenant (2015) "I think The Revenant is, on the whole, pain without gain, but it's certainly a tour ​de force - literally, a feat of strength. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 11, 2015
60% Joy (2015) "Joy finds its rhythm when the desperate Joy becomes the on-air salesperson for her own invention, managing to exploit the brand of capitalism that previously held her back - and loses it shortly thereafter ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 11, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay invents his own glorious goofball syntax: part business thriller, part stand-up comedy, with a liberal dash of NPR didacticism. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 7, 2015
93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "The mystery is gone and so, frankly, is the thrill. But Maggie Smith does her best to give the role some edge. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 6, 2015
82% Chi-Raq (2015) "It's sexy, brash, and potent - a powerful weapon in its own right. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 4, 2015
80% Macbeth (2015) "Fassbender is, in any case, the right Macbeth for the film that's little more than a chamber-music dirge, but his dullness made me wonder if he's really all that. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 30, 2015
94% Creed (2015) "It's a hell of a movie, a funny mix of corn and street: street corn. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 25, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "A potent antiwar saga: bleak, savage, and very modern in the depiction of an unholy union between political manipulation and showbiz. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 19, 2015
56% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) "Look, I wanted to love The Phantom Menace, too. I was an adolescent boy and would enjoy being one again for a couple of hours. But the movie has a way of deflating all but the most delusional of hopes. " ‐ Slate
Posted Nov 16, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) "The result is fun, even if it's a mishmash, leaving you shaken, not stirred. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 5, 2015
96% Spotlight (2015) "Every actor rises to the occasion. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 5, 2015
98% Brooklyn (2015) "Brooklyn doesn't quite capture Brooklyn, but its ambivalence about being Irish is gloriously epic. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 4, 2015
33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Our Brand is Crisis hits a lot of clunky notes and the end is unforgivably cornball, but it's still one of the liveliest political black comedies I've seen in a while. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 30, 2015
53% I Smile Back (2015) "The end of I Smile Back is daring enough to make you regret all the flaccid, poorly-shaped scenes that have preceded it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 24, 2015
8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "As one-liner after one-liner misses its mark, you begin to feel sorry for Murray, who's really too old to be playing a guy who has a little daughter ... and likes to get kinky with Kate Hudson as a raucous, Dolly Parton-style hooker-businesswoman. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 23, 2015
98% Heart of a Dog (2015) "Pity the fool who doesn't respond to its lyricism and to the depth of emotion under those Rod Serling cadences. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 21, 2015
91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Fukunaga's hurtling camera and taut cutting keep Beasts of No Nation only just this side of hallucinatory, and Elba is the kind of titanic actor to kick it to a near-mythic level. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 16, 2015
61% Truth (2015) "On its own terms, Truth works fine. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 16, 2015
88% Experimenter (2015) "The word reflective suggests a slowdown or cessation of action proper, but Experimenter is busily, thrillingly reflective. Its artificiality makes it seem even more alive, more in the present tense. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 12, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Sober but stirring ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 4, 2015
92% The Martian (2015) "Cynical as I am about how monster-budget blockbusters have come to dominate the studio mind-set, I can't imagine anyone not liking this one. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 2, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "By some standards, this isn't much of a movie. But it is a hell of a monument. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 1, 2015
68% The Keeping Room (2015) "The Keeping Room is yet another powerful, post-apocalyptic survivalist drama about man's inhumanity to man -- in this case, woman. The difference is that it's set in the past and is more or less historically accurate. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 28, 2015
91% 99 Homes (2015) "99 Homes is the fifth and most sensational feature by Ramin Bahrani's, a slam-bang morality play in the Wall Street mode set closer to home. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 25, 2015
91% 99 Homes (2015) "99 Homes builds to a predictable but smashingly effective climax. Bahrani makes you understand how this poisonous financial ecosystem thrives. " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 25, 2015
35% The Green Inferno (2015) "The point is to feel something visceral, extreme. Eli Roth is extremely extreme. My head is off to him. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 25, 2015
70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "The suspense of Pawn Sacrifice is getting Fischer sane enough so that he can sit down across from his opponent and focus. We end up as impatient as those poor souls sitting in Reykjav√≠k, looking at our watches. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 20, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) "Denis Villeneuve's film turns out to be a stupendously unnerving descent into moral chaos, our presumed action hero Alice in Cartel-land. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 20, 2015
75% Black Mass (2015) "It's as if the spirit of a psychopath like Bulger resists the camera. Or maybe the movie isn't imaginative enough to penetrate his shell. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 18, 2015
63% The Visit (2015) "An unoriginal faux-doc horror picture that actually works like a demonic charm. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 11, 2015
63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Sleeping With Other People is a rare American non-homogenized rom-com, and it's delightful even when you're not sure what you're watching. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 11, 2015
74% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "Moverman is attempting something hugely ambitious with Time Out of Mind: a socially conscious, existential-displacement art movie. I think it would have worked better with a little less rigor and a little more intimacy. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 9, 2015
76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "Little here is new, but the archival footage is well chosen, the interviewees are illuminating, and Gibney, as usual, potently synthesizes what's out there. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 4, 2015
78% Z For Zachariah (2015) "Although the movie stops at the book's two-thirds mark, the abrupt ending is a killer. It creeped me out and then laid me out. For days I couldn't get out of my head the way it wreaked havoc on my sympathies. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 28, 2015
43% American Ultra (2015) "The movie evaporates in the mind, but Stewart and Eisenberg have real movie-star chemistry. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 21, 2015
91% Grandma (2015) "Though it's loaded with laugh lines, Grandma is saturated in melancholy and an irreversible sense of loss. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 21, 2015
89% Meru (2015) "The movie is a packed 90 minutes and the familiar critical superlatives don't capture it. Just go to Meru. The movie, I mean, not the climb. It's a peak experience. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 21, 2015
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Straight Outta Compton aims to cross cultures and sanctify the wisdom of the street-to make a universal underdog story. It succeeds on a visceral level. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 15, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "It's breezy and elegant - so breezily elegant it can make you laugh out loud from frame to frame. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 15, 2015
89% Fort Tilden (2015) "The movie is broad and mean and for a while very funny, but even when it goes sour - when the world slaps them in the face for their sins - it doesn't lose its momentum. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Ricki and the Flash swerves near stereotypes and swerves away at every turn. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 7, 2015
91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "Ponsoldt and Margulies have squeezed every last drop of subtext out of the material, and at times the movie's small canvas feels momentous. They've found the inner tensions in people's presentations of themselves in a way that's positively Wallace-like. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 31, 2015
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