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David Edelstein

David Edelstein

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
77% Lights Out (2016) "Bello is an excellent actress and makes Sophie's anguish credible, although she can't rise above the material. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 23, 2016
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "Lin knows how to shoot his fights from unexpected angles and with enough spatial-temporal variables to keep us jolt-addicts rocking in our seat, happy to be dizzy. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 21, 2016
100% Don't Think Twice (2016) "I don't know how Birbiglia pulled it off, but he gets the minutiae of an improv-comedy show thrillingly right while using the form to build a kind of allegory of the corrosive effects of capitalism. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 19, 2016
75% Café Society (2016) "Allen narrates in a voice that, for the first time, suggests his 80 years of age. But his touch lightens with each film, and the melancholy bubbles up from below and catches you off guard. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 14, 2016
77% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Ross is an exuberant filmmaker - he pulls you into this family's world. And the kids are wonderful, all of them: fierce redheads, but wide-eyed and watchful. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 13, 2016
73% Ghostbusters (2016) "The new Ghostbusters isn't a horror, exactly. It's just misbegotten. It never lives. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 11, 2016
93% Life, Animated (2016) "I had to fight off skepticism about Life, Animated - it feels a little tidy. But maybe there is something to be gained from identifying with a character onscreen if you have immense difficulty navigating the world. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 8, 2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "The Legend of Tarzan plays as if a dog ate part of the script. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 1, 2016
73% The BFG (2016) "The BFG is a labor of love that sometimes wears its love too laboriously, but a surfeit of rapture isn't the worst thing in a movie ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 30, 2016
72% Wiener-Dog (2016) "I loved it, but you might not. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 24, 2016
49% Genius (2016) "It makes for half-baked drama. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 16, 2016
59% Me Before You (2016) "Fans of the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes will be heartened to hear that she wrote the screenplay, too, and that she has preserved all the lines that - when read aloud - will provide much mirth at your next dinner party. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 3, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "I liked it a lot. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 26, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Maggie's Plan doesn't quite gel, but it's very enjoyable, and it has a solid emotional core. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 20, 2016
91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The Nice Guys has a nice feel: just slick enough to keep from falling apart, just brutal enough to keep from seeming inconsequential. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 20, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) "Weiner is a tabula rasa doc - one of the most provocative of its kind I've seen. Everyone's bound to have a different perspective. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 15, 2016
99% Love & Friendship (2016) "The delight of its director, Whit Stillman, enlivens every scene, so what might have seemed stilted is full of human faces in exquisitely subtle states of panic. Heretical as it sounds, Stillman has improved on his source. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 9, 2016
90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "The best way to think of Captain America: Civil War is as a toy box in which the sheer quantity of toys partly makes up for the lack of anything new. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 2, 2016
78% Keanu (2016) "Not bad for a first feature. And a mad-cute kitten. Help it make some money this weekend so they can all do it again. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 29, 2016
77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "In the opening crawl, Elvis & Nixon alerts us to the fact that no transcript exists of the title encounter, but if it didn't happen the way it does here, it should have. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 19, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) "It's dazzling - almost no one will dislike it. Its director, Jon Favreau, knows his audience, and he has enough skill and honest enthusiasm to win over all but the most determined skeptics. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 14, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "What everybody wants in Everybody Wants Some!! is not just sex and success on the field. It's what we all want. It's time. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 8, 2016
69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Trier makes you feel intimate with these people. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 7, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "As much of [Steen] as there is, you'll want more. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 7, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Cheadle has the right wariness and sad, shocked-open eyes. He can seem at once self-contained and feral. His rhythms are his own. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 24, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "It's a shame that Batman v Superman is also a storytelling disgrace. It has maybe six opening scenes and jumps so incessantly from subplot to subplot that a script doctor would diagnose a peculiarly modern infection: "disjunctivitis." " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 23, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "Nichols's mythic aspirations are still a puzzle to me; I'm not sure he has connected all the dots in his psyche yet, or that he fully brings off his finale. But I love watching his movies. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 19, 2016
97% Krisha (2016) "There is hell to come in Krisha, but the artist stands back from the anger - and forgives. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 18, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "10 Cloverfield Lane does what it needs to do: make you sit and squirm and want very badly to know. It has the appeal of suspense radio plays from the '30s and '40s and even a touch of Orson Welles's most infamous Mercury Theater broadcast. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 11, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) "What saves this big-budget cartoon behemoth is its modest, old-fashioned storytelling. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 4, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Archetypes have a way of turning into abstractions or, worse, clichés, and Malick repeats himself so much the movie comes to feel like self-parody. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 4, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "I was rooting for it so hard that I told myself I liked it even as it missed one mark after another. But in the end it's just shapeless and apolitical. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 3, 2016
54% Triple 9 (2016) "Given the movie's bloody stew of greed and sadism, its unbalanced frames and ear-scraping soundscape, its moral tidiness can bring a smile to your otherwise appalled face. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 25, 2016
91% A War (Krigen) (2016) "A War confirms the darkest, least mentionable secret of traumatized veterans-that what haunts them is not just what they saw and what was done unto them, but what they did. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 21, 2016
98% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "It's another in a long, honorable line of films that chart the poisonous effects of colonialism on indigenous populations and their ecosystems, but with an unusually invigorating perspective, like a reverse-angle Heart of Darkness. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 19, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "To my taste, the movie finally feels rather one-dimensional, basic. But there's no disputing its awful power - it gets under your skin ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 16, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "How bad is Zoolander 2? It's Batman and Robin bad. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 12, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) "It's not subversive - it's meant to elasticize and enhance the superhero genre, to flatter the audience for being hip enough to get all of those in-jokes. And I was flattered. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 11, 2016
85% 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
82% 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
51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Ham-handed but grueling and often effective ... " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 14, 2016
96% 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
94% 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
61% 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
92% 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
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