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David Fear

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 20% Mile 22 (2018) Mile 22 can give you chase scenes and bullet-ridden shoot-outs and evil Russians and lengthy diatribes. What it can't give you is a watchable action movie.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/5 84% Alpha (2018) It's the coming-of-Ice-Age parable you didn't know you really needed.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3.5/5 94% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Sauvaire isn't interested in this regional version of the sweet science ... [he] simply needs it to immerse viewers deeper into a world of violence and pain.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
2/5 48% The Meg (2018) The Meg ends up being just a high-budget, low-value attempt to sell you a typical tale of a tortured man tracking a monster, composed of spare parts lifted from other films you love.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) It's a superior model of library-card nostalgia.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 96% Nico, 1988 (2018) Instead, she concentrates on how this woman's self-destructive charisma kept people around her and chaos around every corner - this is Nico as a black-hole sun.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/5 30% Shock and Awe (2018) At its best, Shock and Awe still feels like it strains to be Spotlight-lite and comes up lacking. The title is a misnomer.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2.5/5 48% Skyscraper (2018) This is the sort of thing that requires classic Rock, not an experimental but-what-if-I-maybe-acted-like-this-was-Sophie's-Choice? Rock.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
81% Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018) A movie about Graves' life and work that's similar to his percussive style: unpredictable, out-of-sync yet somehow rhythmically right on, jagged and likely to zig when you think it's going to zag.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
3/5 52% The First Purge (2018) Who needs a coherent text when you've got all this American carnage to watch?‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3.5/4 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) It's a compelling, twist-filled tale, one told with a highly developed sense of empathy, a few aesthetic missteps... and a knack for turning into the triplets' experience into something bigger than just stranger-than-fiction tabloid fodder.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/4 51% Boundaries (2018) There's an unpredictability in Plummer's performance that keeps this dramedy on its toes even as its inevitably gets more and more predictable.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
2/4 35% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Boring is the last word you should use for a sports-hero-turned-spy story like this; it's the only one that comes to mind after you've seen the film. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2.5/4 53% Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town (2018) "Given the vintage alt-culture vibe, you'd swear this blast of Hot Topic Cinema had been spat out of a time machine."‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
3.5/4 85% Upgrade (2018) Resistance is futile. High-grade grindhouse glee is your reward.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
3/4 73% Adrift (2018) What keeps Adrift from feeling like just a travelogue tacked on to a tragi-sploitive star vehicle is, ironically enough, its star.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2.5/4 48% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) You feel like you were stuck in a spirit-of-'77 cosplay convention at best and a needy cult movie desperately seeking a cult at worst.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3/4 92% Revenge (2018) Revenge is a bloody middle finger ... a kick in the balls with a feminine combat boot. You've been warned, gents.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3.5/4 95% Filmworker (2018) Filmworker is a portrait of an unsung hero, a revealing look at how Kubrick's films were made and a psychological sketch of a would-be Da Vinci determined to keep dusting and polishing someone else's Sistine Chapel.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/4 94% RBG (2018) You may love or hate her, badmouth her or bow down to her. But you have to recognize the impact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made to the fabric of our country.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
2/4 31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Broken Lizard has given the cult what they wanted, and they owe the rest of us nothing. In that respect, the movie delivers on both counts.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/4 95% Zama (2018) Poetic is a word that gets thrown around willy-nilly, but it fits perfectly here. So does woozy. It feels less like a film than a high fever.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3.5/4 81% Where Is Kyra? (2018) It's a performance of such nuance and vulnerability, so quietly catastrophic in communicating this woman's accumulation of loss.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/4 75% Gemini (2018) It's a variation on a formula laced with a hipster-ish vibe that keeps undercutting itself with bitterness and bemused dread: Forget it, Jake, it's Silverlake. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
3.5/4 52% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Arnaud Desplechin loves stories - the ones you show on a screen, that people regale others with that reveal delusions and dreams, that we tell ourselves in order to survive.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
.5/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) This is Transformers-level inanity. It will not make you feel like a 10-year-old, but it will make you feel 10 years older by the time you leave the theater.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) You know what happens next. Tomb raiders gonna tomb raid!‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2/4 39% Gringo (2018) It can't decide whether it wants to be magnificently toxic or merely mediocre. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/4 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Every generation gets The NeverEnding Story it deserves. This one may very well be ours.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2/4 18% Death Wish (2018) He's not remaking Death Wish. He's making what he thinks a person in 1974, sitting in a Forty-Deuce grindhouse theater, would have seen in their mind while watching it ...‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/4 64% The Cured (2018) It's a moody horror movie that favors metaphor over mayhem until its violent, chaotic final third, at which point the screaming starts in earnest.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
75% Tyrel (2018) It's a stingingly intimate portrait of a fly-in-the-buttermilk scenario laced with testosterone and too much Irish coffee.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) What the movie lacks in focus it makes up for in flipped-bird absurdity.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
3/4 82% Early Man (2018) You go expecting a World Cup qualifying round. You leave having just seen a decent enough exhibition match.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3/4 67% Golden Exits (2018) Think early Whit Stillman without the archness, or Woody Allen without the schtick, self-seriousness or need for post-screening steel-wool shower, and you're almost there.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/4 26% Bright (2017) This is what it looks like when good ideas go bad. A sequel, naturally, has already been greenlit. Go orc yourself, Hollywood.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3.5/4 98% Quest (2017) Quest speaks volumes about working-class life and the necessity of community, parenting, perseverance, speaking out, speaking up, hope.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
2.5/4 93% Thelma (2017) There's too much undeniably impressive filmmaking to dismiss Thelma; there's too much uncertain storytelling to actually recommend it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
1/4 8% The Snowman (2017) It's bad. A bit of a full-on Nesbøner, in fact.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 87% Only the Brave (2017) Take out the classic-rock soundtrack, and it could be a vintage Hollywood story of competence, camaraderie and derring-do; only its title feels generic.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/4 91% Walking Out (2017) Walking Out settles into a comfortable survivalist-story groove, albeit one specifically designed to dehydrate emotionally repressed males one sob at a time.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2017
3/4 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) What makes Brawl in Cell Block 99 work so well isn't the violence, however, but Vaughn.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/4 22% Woodshock (2017) Woodshock is both gorgeous and pretentious in equal measures, and it's hard to reconcile the fact that you don't get one without the other.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3.5/4 97% Whose Streets? (2017) Whether it's the "best" documentary of 2017 is a matter of opinion. But it is assuredly the most vital.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/4 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Mooney is the main reason to see Brigsby Bear, the sort of indie dramedy that wears its on-the-spectrum quirk on its sleeve.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2/4 17% All Eyez on Me (2017) As for the people banking on Tupac getting his own Straight Outta Compton-level movie, well - we ain't mad at cha, All Eyez on Me. Just majorly disappointed.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) The end goal this time out isn't just to sell a few more toys and Lightning McQueen lunchboxes. It's actually tapping into something deeper than a corporate bottom line.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/4 78% The Hero (2017) You will almost assuredly leave The Hero knowing that [Sam Elliott] is a bona fide national treasure.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 76% Manifesto (2017) It's no longer a showcase primarily for the artist. Manifesto becomes a tribute to the actor - and to the process of acting itself.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/4 82% Risk (2017) It's telling that Poitras has assigned that particular name to her portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017