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David Edelstein

David Edelstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
41% Wilson (2017) Here's the most consuming question: Can you see a part of yourself in Wilson? I can.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
77% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Although T2 Trainspotting has a melancholy streak, a nostalgia for a time of crazy energy and resiliency, Boyle seems desperate to prove he has lost none of his youthful giddiness and that he can go home again.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) The musicians must be the most photogenic men alive - almost every shot evokes a freedom of spirit, a simultaneous relaxation and alertness.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) You only spoon-feed an audience that way when you don't trust them - or don't trust your ability to connect with them on a deeper level. In this case, it's probably both.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
74% Catfight (2017) Tukel takes a big risk in Catfight: using farcical means to weave together personal and political tragedies, so that each dimension feeds the other. The rough edges and occasional clunks are a small price to pay.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
79% Personal Shopper (2017) If you have a penchant for mood pieces that flirt with genre but are too pretentious to deliver the full climactic payload, Personal Shopper is for you. I loved nearly all of it ...‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
92% Logan (2017) On its own terms, Logan is a crackerjack piece of work: The dialogue is crisp, the staging snappy, and the action scenes really pop.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is the satirical horror movie we've been waiting for, a mash-up of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? and The Stepford Wives that's more fun than either and more illuminating, too.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) The absurdity is what makes it such a hoot-and-a-half.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) The story of a woman who gives her man better values and a man who gives his woman better clothes, both of them suffering so much for a little bit of nookie.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick: Chapter 2 is the apotheosis of a 3 a.m. cable wallow. And loving it doesn't corrupt you.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Many films open on a high and drop off, but you'll rarely see a plunge as vertiginous as the one in The Lego Batman Movie.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) This is Baldwin at his most polemical, but beneath his rage you can discern a groping for unity.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It's another of the director's analytical but deeply empathetic films about modern Iranian society and what separates men from women and the government from its people.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
76% Split (2017) Shyamalan has returned to what he loves to do: use cheap horror tropes to create his own harebrained mythos.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) We study Adams, Jefferson, and Hamilton in school. It's time to consider another sort of Founding Father.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
35% Live By Night (2017) You probably won't turn it off when it comes on cable. But the material needs to be bigger, more momentous, as well as more intimate.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) I've never seen a film that captures the inner world of an artist with such delicacy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
93% Fences (2016) It's not cinematic enough to make you forget you're watching something conceived for another, more spatially constricted medium, but it's too cinematic to capture the intensity, the concentration, of a great theatrical event.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Flat, sober, paced like an art picture, its themes never directly announced: Toni Erdmann should be deadly. Instead, people scream at the screen. Really, they go crazy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
85% Silence (2017) Beginning with Mean Streets, Judas has loomed large in Scorsese's work. With Silence, he's working toward his own Gospel of Judas.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
88% 20th Century Women (2017) 20th Century Women is irreducible ... although certain adjectives and adverbs do leap to mind: generous, reflective, absolutely delightful.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) Something of the movie's true spirit can be detected in the face of Sheen's bartending android, Arthur. Just below the smiling surface he's ironic, mischievous, dirty-minded.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The movie didn't rekindle the thrill of seeing, say, The Empire Strikes Back, but Rogue One will loom pretty large in the Star Wars galaxy - if only because there's so little competition.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) The closest thing since Cherbourg to a unified-field theory of music and film.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2016
89% Jackie (2016) Jackie is a hard movie to love, but its brittleness might be its most admirable quality.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Zemeckis has fashioned a good old-fashioned World War II romantic espionage movie, but that wouldn't matter a damn if the leads weren't beautiful and didn't look great in period clothes. They are and they do.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling and her studio are not so much telling a story as erecting another "tentpole," the Hollywood name for a "franchise" that becomes a virus - but is nonetheless regarded as a remedy for red ink. I only wish there were a vaccine.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Affleck proves he can convey suffering as well as any actor alive. His trebly voice is cracked with pain. He comes with his own chill fog.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) It gets the little things wrong - and that matters - but the broad outlines right.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
89% Loving (2016) The performances are very fine. Watching Negga, I was afraid to blink - I wanted to see everything that passed between Mildred and Richard, no matter how fleeting.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Much of Arrival - the part that sticks closest to its source, egghead sci-fi cult figure Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life" - is an eerie, tantalizing, altogether superb puzzler.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange has a dazzling, kaleidoscopic palette that compensates for the usual thin-ish story featuring A-list actors zapping one another, along with a hero who looks fearsomely witty even in repose.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Say what you will about Mad Mel Gibson, he's a driven, febrile artist, and there isn't a second in his war film Hacksaw Ridge - not even the ones that should register as clichés - that doesn't burn with his peculiar intensity.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The surface is classical, while Park's perversity bubbles up from beneath.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Ron Howard's mostly lame adaptation of Dan Brown's wholly lame novel.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
97% Moonlight (2016) Hype would bruise Barry Jenkins's Moonlight, which is so delicate in its touch that the usual superlatives sound unusually shrill. It's the gentlest, most suggestive of great films.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is laughable, but when you're not laughing at it, you're laughing with it. It's enjoyable enough.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
92% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women turns out to be a study in women's uncertainties, in the experience of pain that leads not to action but acceptance. It's a slow go - but you get there.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
44% The Girl on the Train (2016) A filmmaker has a feel for this kind of storytelling or doesn't, and the people behind The Girl on the Train don't.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) I was surprised by how closely it conforms, beat by beat, to the most ruthless Hollywood vigilante template. It's all about insults, emasculation.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
96% 13th (2016) In the main 13th makes connections that haven't been made in a mainstream documentary before.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2016
84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) My only serious complaint about Deepwater Horizon is that it's not quite the muckraker I'd hoped for.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2016
79% American Honey (2016) Lane is everything Arnold must have hoped she'd be. The longing is in her eyes, but her mouth, with its thick upper lip, suggests skepticism and a healthy self-possession.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Although it's patchy and gives off an air of trying too hard, the movie is surprisingly funny.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) Stone is so intent on making Snowden an icon that he scrubs him of his nuances, his individuality.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
80% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) There is such a thing as a passionate, headlong phony, and you'll meet her in Author: The JT LeRoy Story.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The movie ends up seeming like an inchoate hybrid of melodrama and psychodrama-between the oceans, indeed.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
76% Buffalo '66 (1998) Gallo's combination of crudeness and sophistication has a preternatural power.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) It's visually resourceful and honest in how it sets up and delivers on its shocks. There isn't a single false scare.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016