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David Essex

David Essex
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% Troy (2004) Troy is definitely big, and it retains the general contours of The Iliad, but it's strangely flat. It seems like a lot of committees had to certify all its major elements inoffensive - or maybe they just tested and tweaked it to death.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story (2005) One never really gets to suspend disbelief in any of Cock and Bull's subplots, but the time flies by even without the standard narrative drive. ‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
18% Soul Plane (2004) A series of erratic skits rather than a coherent comedy.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
25% School for Scoundrels (2006) Infinitely more could have been done with this material, and would have been if the authors had even tried to honor the love-farce origins of their story. ‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
67% A Scanner Darkly (2006) A thing of beauty, diabolical intelligence and more subversive fun than the law will soon allow.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
62% The New World (2005) It is smart, lush and strange enough to reward close attention, and to keep the Terrence Malick legend alive until his next effort.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
54% Mr. 3000 (2004) Mr. 3000 doesn't hit it out of the park... But nobody here seems to be over-reaching or straining, and by stringing together a lot of slight, genuine surprises, the film succeeds.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
63% Love Actually (2003) None of Love Actually's nine short love stories is developed very thoroughly or thoughtfully; some of the vignettes, however, are poignant because they are hard-wired with "screen magic."‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
21% Little Black Book (2004) Hip, cynical and saccharine, it is very nearly rescued by its three leading actresses... who turn it into an intergenerational babe-fest, so wonderfully watchable as to be worth at least matinee admission.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
33% The Libertine (2006) Its nearly humorless, heatless, repellently graphic depiction of the period might serve as health-class hygiene film, but it gives libertinage a bad name.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
50% The Hills Have Eyes (2006) A pitch-black comedy, a parody/homage that deconstructs itself as it goes along.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
72% Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004) This wholly satisfying film is made up of a lot of little touches, many of which are imparted through the rising star [Scarlett] Johansson.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
82% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) Makes for a chillingly hilarious and surprisingly entertaining movie.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
86% Collateral (2004) Each frame is interestingly filled... and the quirkily glamorous stars hypnotize with their performances. But even casual introspection of Collateral reveals deep cheesiness and paint-by-numbers structure.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
29% The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) Should serve as a cautionary tale about how and why sequels go so horribly wrong... It's fast-paced, very loud and utter nonsense, even compared to the first.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) There are definitely some laughs in the film, but it's really not even the funniest film this year... Where Borat does especially distinguish itself is in the refreshingly acidic view it presents of Americans.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
78% Bad Santa (2003) This film's not the savage satire some might want, but it will redeem at least 93 minutes of Christmas. ‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
16% Alexander (2004) [Oliver] Stone seems to have decided to go legit; the narrative tone is that of a dotty classics professor with psychoanalytical and allegorical predilections.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
77% Cloverfield (2008) It may provide the best rush of goofy exhilaration in a long time.‐ Flak Magazine
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018