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David Edelstein

David Edelstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [Rian Johnson] achieves what no one else has since The Empire Strikes Back: a fusion of junkyard genre parts and passion.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2017) We're not so much watching Woodcock the rarefied designer as Day-Lewis the rarefied actor, his immersion so uncanny that he can illuminate a soul at once titanic and stunted.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
85% The Post (2017) It's a joy to see Streep and Hanks play together, big movie stars locked into each other's fields of gravity.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
90% I, Tonya (2017) It's a black comedy, and parts of it are too broad, like a second-rate Coen brothers movie. Many of the meta-jokes feel cheap. The story is good enough not to need them.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
93% The Disaster Artist (2017) Whatever my queasiness about laughing at a head case, I couldn't help myself from thrilling to Franco's timing, his relish, his swan dive into an egotism that has no bottom.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Smith weaves footage of Kaufman's emergence onto the comedy scene with Carrey's, and suggests that both performers drew from a similar (if not the exact same) well of pain.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) Perhaps I've overpraised Wonder, but as a wise man once said, "When given a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind."‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) But the banter has a droopy, depressed air, as if the actors know they're coming from behind.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
91% Thelma (2017) The spell it casts transcends the silly plotting. It puts you in a zone all its own.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) To return to why Murder on the Orient Express was remade: Beats me. Maybe it's someone's idea of counterprogramming when every other film in the multiplex is for kids or yahoos. Maybe it's a tax shelter.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
95% One of Us (2017) They had no interest in making an "objective documentary," although I doubt the Hasidim would have made themselves available to two women with a camera and their own hair.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) I was riveted for a long time by [Frances] McDormand's stricken but determined face, by how Mildred keeps dragging herself into confrontations when every cell in her body seems weary.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
80% My Friend Dahmer (2017) [Ross] Lynch is opaque in the spookiest way.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) [Saorise] Ronan's accent is American, but there's Irish in her rhythms, in the way she drives her lines home and turns every full stop into an ellipsis, a fierce demand for more.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
87% Novitiate (2017) Betts has succeeded in capturing a watershed moment in the life of the Catholic Church - a push to adapt that is, in important ways, at odds with its very origins.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's good to see Ruffalo liberated from the more masochistic portrait in Avengers: The Age of Ultron, and with a fresh partner in Tessa Thompson.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
99% Jane (2017) We disagree on many things, but we can all agree on Jane Goodall.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) The movie plays as if he threw in the towel in the editing room. It's a stiff.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) BPM is vital for the history it depicts, but it's also important in the here and now, as a testament to public action - even messy, not-always-effective public action.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Everything in this too-too movie feels overfermented, off.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) Perhaps it's that [Woody] Allen doesn't think people can really transcend anything ever. He doesn't have a tragic writer's temperament.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
62% The Foreigner (2017) Jackie's back in town and it's nice to see him in something that isn't so campy. The Foreigner is actually at the other extreme - it's serious to a fault.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) The movie is no big deal, but its Groundhog Day conceit is kind of irresistible, and the genre blend seems right for this age of women seeking stability and empowerment.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
83% Take My Nose...Please! (2017) A sweeping, buoyant, and entertaining documentary ...‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) It's said you have a choice at a movie like The Mountain Between Us: Laugh at it or go with it. I don't see those two things as mutually exclusive. I laughed at it and enjoyed the hell out of it.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) If Marsha P. fades from the film (there is not enough great footage of her, I guess, although enough to suggest she could be irresistible), the sense of vulnerability she projects permeates the rest of the movie.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
5% Flatliners (2017) As Andy Kaufman's Foreign Man would put it, "Ees so bad, ees terrible."‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
91% Our Souls at Night (2017) A contrived but surprisingly enjoyable return visit with two frequent co-stars and a few other wonderful actors.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) I imagine most audiences will like the film ... I thought it was okay.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
73% Last Flag Flying (2017) The movie is so laden it's hard to endure. But worth it.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) The chief - though hardly the only - problem with Victoria & Abdul is that too much political correctness proves to be as bad for drama as too little.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) If Battle of the Sexes is unsurprising to a fault, it's by no means a double fault. The movie is very entertaining.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) What a mess it is.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) As he proved in his first film, Chuck and Buck, and the TV series Enlightened, White has empathy for people on outside looking in, and Brad's Status is his most naked - and grim - exploration of envy yet.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
94% The Shape of Water (2017) The story goes exactly where you think it will. It's an utterly lovely, complacent movie, too comfortable with itself to generate real dramatic tension.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) This is a formula movie but Gilroy is no hack. He hits the expected beats but with more color and depth than you expect.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
31% The Current War (2017) Apart from those nutty camera angles and lenses, which throw you out of the action, The Current War is absorbing ...‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) I frankly don't know why Suburbicon happened. I do know that pulpy black comedy combined with a straight-ahead story of racism translates into sanctimonious pulp.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
87% Molly's Game (2017) There's a lot missing in Molly's Game, especially regarding its protagonist's personal relationships. But what's there is dandy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
70% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) Every Dardennes movie is worth seeing, and The Unknown Girl has all kinds of gripping undercurrents.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
98% Trophy (2017) The movie is richer in every way for its tangled sympathies. It will leave you angry, sick, and confused - but not smug.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
68% mother! (2017) Most of the dialogue and effects are clunky, repetitive, second-rate. A minute or so of David Lynch's latest Twin Peaks series has more irrational menace. For all its feverish activity, Mother! feels static.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) The movie's satirical backbone softens and dissolves, and watching it go wrong might make you realize it wasn't that good to begin with - that Bell had been getting by on energy and the audience's goodwill.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
46% Bushwick (2017) The logistics interested me more than the shallow plot.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2017
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) It's a real crowd-pleaser, and I hope a lot of people will be inspired by its mixture of grittiness and uplift.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) The whole movie is a trick, reversing our expectations at nearly every turn and casting actors in roles that they were not exactly born to play, but do so with relish.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
89% Marjorie Prime (2017) Marjorie Prime is exquisite - beautiful, intense, shivering with empathy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) Long after the gunshots of Wind River fade, you might think you hear the cries of the dead.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) The thing about King is that his passion is always palpable, even when his material is second- or third-hand, whereas no one here seems to be having any fun. The movie is wan and perfunctory.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) What Bigelow does - incomparably - is put us in that room with those people at that moment. She induces a feeling of powerlessness that's beyond our capacity to imagine on our own, and she keeps it going ...‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017