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David Fear

David Fear

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 88% Zero Days (2016) "Zero Days is ... under attack from little stylistic worms that threaten to turn an otherwise solid doc on the evil that 21st-century hackers do into a hack job. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/4 92% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "It's the way that Koreeda handles such quotidian details and detours of this quartet that makes all the difference. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/4 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "Election Year's only real stance - besides be sure to vote in November - is that America is violence. God bless the U.S.A. God save us all. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "An oddball and oddly affecting take on two misfits finding their metaphorical partner-in-crime match. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 26, 2016
2.5/4 94% Tickled (2016) "Tickled is near-impossible to take seriously, even as Farrier and Reeve's Nick Broomfield-esque bumbling blows the lid on a genuinely frightening individual. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/4 65% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) "Husson's movie is as much a hormonal mess as its characters, but at least it favors heart over hard-ons. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 49% Genius (2016) "This is something that rhymes with 'blatant Shmoscarbait,' pure and simple, and it will get worse before it gets better. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/4 94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "And how much of the marionette-like tug you feel leading up to that pay-off will color how you view this exercise in big-screen D.I.Y. wish-granting. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/4 100% Pervert Park "You may leave being repulsed and repelled by them. But you will walk out seeing them, for better or worse, as fellow human beings. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 24, 2016
3.5/4 79% Sunset Song (2016) "Davies gives the book's - and its heroine's - sense of the agony and the ecstasy of growing up a gloriously personal touch. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 13, 2016
3/4 89% Dheepan (2016) "It's simply that Dheepan's cultural clashes are richer than its man-vs-thug ones. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 6, 2016
3/4 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "What Garrone & co. have concocted is a Grand Guignol pop-up storybook, full of metaphorical dark woods and morality plays. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Less fuse, more detonation might have worked wonders. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 18, 2016
3/5 89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "It's a movie to admire rather than enjoy. You'll put your hands together for the powerful performance---and clap louder once it's over. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 80% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "More than anything, The Wave's ability to sustain tension out of its tired scenario makes it even more impressive than its Me Decade ancestors. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/4 97% Krisha (2016) "Krisha is many things: a nightmare, a cry for help, a cringe-comedy with sobbing instead of a laugh track, a cracked family portrait, an apology and a valentine. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 23, 2016
91% Green Room (2016) "[In] Jeremy Saulnier's near-perfect nugget of a siege thriller...[g]raphic scenes of carnage are doled out sparingly but unflinchingly, while cinematographer Sean Porter gives each high-stakes encounter...a palpable sense of vintage nastiness. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "Drawn, per a disclaimer, from period accounts of strange phenomena and psychotic breaks among settlers, Eggers's impeccably crafted, historically accurate creepshow wears its deep-dive research on its tattered gingham sleeves. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2016
56% Z: The Beginning of Everything: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Not even the novelty of attempting a sort of Jazz Age: Year Zero look at this female icon can offset the Wilson-era Americana overdose and a cloying Southernsploitation quaintness that goes down like a thick mint julep. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 16, 2015
57% Patriot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Neither disappointing nor extraordinary, the intricate, hour-long drama mixes espionage drama with the occasional quirky turn. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 16, 2015
90% One Mississippi: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "From the direction of indie veteran Nicole Holofcener to the show's slightly skewed sense of observational humor - you can tell that Louis C.K. was the executive producer here - everything about this pilot feels right. We can't wait to see more. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 16, 2015
75% Highston: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Although the cast is strong it never lives up to its individual parts. Only fleeting moments, like when Flea flips off a shrink who hates the Chili Peppers, prompt chuckles; the rest is as predictable as it is unremarkable. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 16, 2015
71% Good Girls Revolt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Jim Belushi and Chris Diamantopoulos excel at portraying the women's stodgy, old-school overlords. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 16, 2015
13% Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This western series from writer/director Shane Black has a seriously charismatic lead in the blue-eyed, buffed-up Martini - and little else to offer, other than a love of Caro syrup and a lot of self-regard. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 16, 2015
83% Peaky Blinders: Series 1 (TV, 2013) "Imagine Boardwalk Empire relocated to England and revamped as outright pulp instead of prestige TV, and you'd have something pretty close to Steven Knight's historical gangster drama " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Nov 9, 2015
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "What we have before us is a case study on how to do shoe-leather cinema-and smart, A-list American moviemaking-right. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2015
91% Birdman (2014) "What this extraordinary work does best is drop us into the mind of an actor beset by insecurities, vanity-project hubris, and that inner critic who simply won't shut up, whisking us up into a dazzling, dizzyingly subjective whirlwind. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "At its best, the movie works as a love letter to camaraderie-by-combat. " ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2014
94% Whiplash (2014) "Imagine a cross between a David Mamet play and a violent UFC bout restaged in a music conservatory. You're halfway there. " ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2014
2/5 41% Child Of God (2014) "It could have been so much worse; we wish it was a lot better. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jul 30, 2014
90% Norte, the End of History (2014) "You'd have to go back to Edward Yang's Yi-Yi to find a movie that approaches marathon-length running times yet still makes you wish it were twice as long. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jun 18, 2014
83% Whitewash (2014) "An airtight demonstration of the maxim that no good deed ever goes unpunished. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Apr 2, 2014
68% God Help the Girl (2014) "Stuart Murdoch's story of three Scottish misfits who start a band is rife with the kind of giddy thrills and hormonal flushes you associate with being a teen. " ‐ Esquire Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2014
90% Omar (2014) "Bakri has charisma to burn, but the complexity of Abu-Assad's previous movies is traded in for weak genre thrills. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 16, 2014
100% Shonen (Boy) (1969) "This is what contemporary Japan looks like, it says: Not pillow shots and sword fights, just a country populated largely by predators and prey. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 14, 2014
4/5 95% Her (2013) "It's melancholy, moving and unmissable. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2013
3/5 82% Lenny Cooke (2013) "Though the brothers have created the polar opposite of a formulaic ESPN 30-for-30 episode, they don't chart Cooke's rise-and-fall arc in a way that lets you into his story. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2013
4/5 90% Mauvais Sang (2013) "Carax does not want to tell you a story. He wants to express, in the purest way he can, his infatuation with storytelling through images and genre conventions, performance and voyeurism, cinema and cinephilia. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 100% Cousin Jules (2013) "For 91 minutes, the pleasure of the Guiteauxes' company is ours. We are ultimately the richer for it. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2/5 15% Caught in the Web (2013) "The director goes after both old-media exploitation and new-media omnipresence, and the result is less than cutting. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 26, 2013
4/5 88% Narco Cultura (2013) "Ping-ponging between grisly South of the Border carnage and Angeleno musician Edgar Quintero's growing success as one of the subgenre's stars, you start to see how this parasitic relationship works. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/5 72% Everyday (2013) "Even with the actors' laudable work-especially Simm, who finally shakes off the notion that he's a poor man's Simon Pegg-there's not enough going on past the temporal trick to make the humanistic elements pop. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 19, 2013
2/5 67% Sunlight Jr. (2013) "The one real takeaway here is not that things are tough all over, or that movie stars equate slumming with authenticity; it's that no actor should be asked to do a sexy dance to Crazy Town's "Butterfly." Ever. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 12, 2013
3/5 72% Go For Sisters (2013) "Despite the class-conscious genre pleasures, independent cinema's foremost Zinn master feels slightly off his game. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 5, 2013
2/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "This is a superhero movie that feels like it might have been made by anyone and no one at the same time, simply space-filler before the next big team-up movie. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 5, 2013
3/5 82% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) "Both Baetens and Heldenbergh do their best to sell the story's ups and downs even when the narrative gets bogged down with science-versus-religion ranting, yet you're still left with a movie a little too reliant on playing clawhammer on your heartstrings. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2/5 58% Capital (2013) "Capital ends up being neither a high-stakes thriller nor a cutting commentary on real-world bad behavior. It's just CEO exotica, all dressed up with nowhere to go. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 22, 2013
4/5 100% The Square (2013) "The Square offers more than just pictures of a revolution; it lets you into the mind-set of those fighting for their future, and that makes all the difference. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/5 70% American Promise (2013) "While Stephenson and Brewster's big-picture attempt to tackle a sociopolitical issue from the most personal of perspectives lacks the state-of-the-nation impact of [Hoop Dreams], it doesn't mean you won't feel the pleasure of these kids' triumphs. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 15, 2013
2/5 41% As I Lay Dying (2013) "The past may never be done with us, but Lord, do we wish Franco was done with our literary heritage. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Oct 8, 2013
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