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David Ehrlich

David Ehrlich
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) For every moment of sick visceral genius (e.g. whenever Hernandez or Evoli are left to their own devices), there's another of clumsy metaphor (e.g. the limp punchline of the movie's final minutes). ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 20, 2017
D 15% Sleepless (2017) The listless, shoddy sort of remake where it feels like all of the characters have already seen the movie they're in, Sleepless reduces one of the best action films of the 21st century into one of the most benign. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 13, 2017
D+ 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Notoriously conceived by a studio executive's four-year-old son, this turgid January disaster is even dumber than it sounds and half as fun. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jan 10, 2017
C- 50% Gold (2017) Directed without distinction by Stephen Gaghan, the film unfolds like a chintzy ripoff of David O. Russell ripping off Martin Scorsese ripping off real life. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 30, 2016
B- 92% Ocean Waves (Umi ga kikoeru) (2016) Spreads its paper-thin story across a stodgy 72 minutes, but there's a warmth to it that prevents the film from ever feeling as two-dimensional as it looks on screen. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 27, 2016
B 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Makoto Shinkai's anime stunner deserves its unexpected Oscar buzz. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 22, 2016
C+ 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) This morbid film takes body horror to a new level, but leaves its brains behind. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 21, 2016
B- 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Declaring this to be the best video game movie ever made is the kind of backhanded compliment that sounds like hyperbole, but the description fits the bill on both counts. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 19, 2016
D- 70% Sing (2016) This movie doesn't just sing the standards, it lowers them. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 16, 2016
C+ 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Despite a galaxy of potential and a number of killer moments, Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spinoff feels painfully forced. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 13, 2016
C+ 40% Why Him? (2016) Unfolding like a half-hearted remake of Meet the Parents for the Judd Apatow generation, this battle between James Franco and Bryan Cranston makes for a fitfully funny stalemate. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 12, 2016
C+ 94% Slash (2016) An occasionally flat but charmingly empathetic film about the time-honored tradition of erotic fan fiction. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 9, 2016
C- 66% Frank & Lola (2016) Two of the most watchable actors on the planet are stranded in a numb sketch of a film that doesn't know what to do with them. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 8, 2016
D+ 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) This is a studio comedy on auto-pilot, a movie that lets its title do the vast majority of the heavy lifting. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Dec 7, 2016
B- 95% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) A gritty moral thriller about the perils of doing the right thing. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 78% Evolution (2016) The movie flirts with the outline of a coherent plot, but the answers to its dramatic questions have all sunk to the ocean floor in a plume of beatific marine footage and Cronenbergian body horror. ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 23, 2016
B 95% Fences (2016) Washington doesn't try to improve upon August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, but he brings it to the screen with integrity (and a handful of incredible performances). ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 22, 2016
B 85% Divines (2016) A heavenly cast coming-of-age story that's told with real consequences. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 17, 2016
B 94% Hunter Gatherer (2016) Andre Royo shines in a fabulist comedy that laughs at Trump's idea of Black America. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 16, 2016
B- 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Jessica Chastain is bulletproof in a frothy soap opera about the other women in Washington. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 13, 2016
D 0% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) This lifeless and lazy action-comedy only deepens our concerns about Netflix's feature-length comedy output. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 9, 2016
A- 95% The Love Witch (2016) Anna Biller's Technicolor throwback is a spellbinding feminist delight. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 8, 2016
B+ 100% Peter and the Farm (2016) A wooly meditation on mortality, a movie about a man who sees his farm as an extension of his body and a reflection of his soul. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2016
B 62% Rainbow Time (2016) Imagine if the Duplass brothers had produced Freddy Got Fingered and you'll be on the right track. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2016
B 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) A giant middle finger to anyone who's ever forced Paul Schrader to compromise. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 4, 2016
C- 75% Trolls (2016) A corporate-sponsored disco rave from the happiest recesses of hell. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 31, 2016
B- 73% You've Been Trumped Too (2016) A 92-year-old Scottish woman refuses to let the Donald have his way with her in Anthony Baxter's maddening new doc. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 26, 2016
B- 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Like spending two hours between Liam and Noel Gallagher, for better or worse. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 25, 2016
B- 90% Doctor Strange (2016) If "Doctor Strange" can be dispiritingly safe, it can also be just as impressively bold - an hallucinogenic trip along a very familiar path, watching the film is like adding a large dose of LSD to your morning commute. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 23, 2016
B- 80% Nocturama (2016) Nocturama is enthralling until the bitter end, but it's so hard to distill its purpose that you can't tell if the film is opaque or if it simply offers nothing to see. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 21, 2016
C+ 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) Michael Moore In TrumpLand is barely a movie, but it makes a strong humanist case for Hillary Clinton. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 19, 2016
C- 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Less of a movie than it is a monotonous two-hour supercut of Tom Cruise elbowing people in the face, Jack Reacher: Never Stop Never Reaching is a generic star vehicle that's been stripped down to nothing but an old engine and a rusty chassis. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 19, 2016
B+ 86% First Girl I Loved (2016) A woozy and wonderful queer teen romance. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 18, 2016
B- 88% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) The King Of The Monsters roars back to life in his weirdest movie to date. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 12, 2016
C- 51% The Accountant (2016) Ben Affleck plays an ass-kicking autistic man who travels the globe under a series of aliases and performs elite maths for some of the world's most dangerous people - this is a real thing starring real people and made with real money. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 12, 2016
A- 90% 20th Century Women (2017) Less twee and more textured than Beginners, this is the film that Mike Mills was put on this planet to make. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 7, 2016
B+ 43% King Cobra (2016) A sensitive and darkly hilarious true crime story that works from top to bottom. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 6, 2016
B 93% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Two masters of naturalism deliver a coming-of-age story that dares to let its characters chart their own paths. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 6, 2016
A 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Convincing proof that Mia Hansen-Løve is one of the best filmmakers on the planet. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 4, 2016
D+ 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Imagine if Gone Girl had been directed by the guy who made The Help. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Oct 3, 2016
C 62% Danny Says (2016) Why, at the end of Brendan Toller's intermittently fascinating but exclusively surface-level documentary, do we still have no idea who Danny Fields really is? ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 29, 2016
C- 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton doesn't reinvent (or even reanimate) YA movies so much as he layers a Tim Burton Snapchat filter over them, as though a surplus of big eyes might compensate for a lack of big ideas. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 25, 2016
C+ 96% The Age of Shadows (Mil-jeong) (2016) You'd be hard-pressed to find a more lavishly staged staged chunk of pulp nonsense. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 23, 2016
B 76% Chronic (2016) The rare film that has the courage to stomach the reality of life after death. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 21, 2016
C 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) A skin-deep portrait of a story so interesting it feels like you could burrow into it for years. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 21, 2016
B+ 81% My Blind Brother (2016) Goodhart's brilliant cast elevates some very breezy material into something that will resonate with siblings of all sorts and sightedness, and even the minor characters leave a mark. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 21, 2016
B 100% Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) If nothing else, this loving concert doc makes a compelling case for the musicianship, artistry, and sheer athleticism of pop music. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 18, 2016
A- 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Pick a god, any god, and thank them for this movie. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 16, 2016
C 64% LBJ (2016) Woody Harrelson's hammy performance almost makes this biopic worth endorsing. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B- 79% Barry (2016) A newcomer and a natural (and an Australian!), Terrell almost singlehandedly elevates "Barry" from a cutesy time capsule into something a bit richer and more alive. ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 16, 2016