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David Fear

David Fear
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 71%

Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013)

"Little of the chops and charisma Buckley fils had in spades is channeled; this is still the usual Let Us Now Praise Famous Men karaoke session, wrapped up in some extra-discordantly warbled notes." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 30, 2013
3/5 71%

Dead Man's Burden (2013)

"You never get over the feeling that you're watching modern actors play frontier-drama dress-up. It's a deathblow." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 30, 2013
4/5 73%

Paradise: Love (2013)

"It's a tribute to Tiesel's ray of humanity that this chapter underlines its subtitle while still getting its unflinching message across." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
2/5 94%

Sun Don't Shine (2013)

"Seimetz hasn't quite figured out how to sustain long-form tension; by the time this modest microindie noir starts laying its cards on the table, your attention will have already folded." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
3/5 79%

An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013)

"Such a nonstop go-for-broke sensibility can be too much of a good thing, of course, and there are moments when the filmmaker's mix-and-match methodology feels tuned to the key of migraine." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
2/5 80%

Out-Takes From The Life Of A Happy Man (2013)

"The result is alternately elegiac and akin to watching a photograph fade in real time." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 23, 2013
4/5 100%

Portrait of Jason (1967)

"Serves as a sideways time capsule, creating a blurry snapshot of an Afro-camp subculture during the era of Christopher Street bar raids and burn-baby-burn rioting." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 16, 2013
4/5 93%

Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013)

"An unsentimental, salt-of-the-earth tribute that keeps the beat in a way that would make this extraordinary journeyman beam." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 16, 2013
2/5 68%

Disconnect (2013)

"All the hand-wringing tech paranoia is merely an excuse for a microversion of Babel-like melodrama, one in which the loosely interwoven stories, regrettably, never add up to the sum of their parts." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2013
3/5 81%

This Ain't California (2013)

"It ain't bad, though all that detritus detracts from a far more interesting history lesson on repression and rebellion that's left on the periphery." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 9, 2013
3/5 54%

The Company You Keep (2013)

"[It] might have been more effective if not filtered through so much graybeard griping." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
2/5 59%

Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2013)

"Allegedly a horror-comedy, it's neither comic nor, despite several scenes of a bloodied Smith in his tighty-whities, particularly horrifying ..." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
2/5 79%

No Place On Earth (2013)

"This story is both uplifting and awe-inspiring. It deserves to be told better." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
1/5 50%

Bert Stern: Original Madman (2013)

"The film does offer some revealing anecdotes about his infamous Monroe sessions, but mostly, it simply slouches from one sensationalistic, salacious bit to the next, sans any historical context." ‐Time Out
Posted Apr 3, 2013
2/5 65%

Dog Pound (2010)

"Neither the film's bark nor its bite leaves much of a mark." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 26, 2013
3/5 82%

Eden (2013)

"Once bodies start piling up to a generic indie-twang score and plot turns head south of ludicrous, Eden's goodwill dissipates." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
3/5 89%

My Brother The Devil (2013)

"Even those who aren't well-versed in the-'hood-always-wins dramas can see what's coming." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
4/5 92%

Gimme The Loot (2013)

"It's a triumph of the underdog in more ways than one. And that final shot would make Ozu beam." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
3/5 64%

New World (2013)

"Like many of his SK-action peers, director Park Hoon-jung has a knack for staging violent set pieces but comes up lacking in terms of character development, narrative clarity, etc." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 19, 2013
2/5 30%

Reincarnated (2013)

"The whole thing ends up feeling like a superficial cross between a starstruck version of Vice's gonzo travelogues and a highly (ahem) stage-managed portrait of an artist in transition." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2013
1/5 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"Wonderstone's climax revolves around an improbable comeback trick that involves making an entire audience disappear. The movie itself should have no problem accomplishing that feat long before the end credits." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2013
3/5 56%

Vanishing Waves (2013)

"It's derivative to a fault-but a deserved midnight-movie cult following is all but assured." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 12, 2013
2/5 94%

Knuckleball! (2012)

"Nonfans, however, are about to find out exactly what the phrase inside baseball means." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 11, 2013
2/5 68%

The We and the I (2013)

"Given the choice between handcrafted whimsy and heavy-handedness, we'll take the former, thanks." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2013
4/5 87%

The Silence (2013)

"The Silence speaks volumes." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2013
2/5 53%

The Girl (2013)

"In all aspects, The Girl can't help it-this is headline-torn cinema du tearjerking at its most generic." ‐Time Out
Posted Mar 5, 2013
3/5 86%

The Unspeakable Act (2013)

"You couldn't accuse the cast members of being good actors (several struggle to be merely amateurish)." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2013
2/5 47%

The Sweeney (2013)

"Regardless of whether you're a longtime devotee or not, you'll be left saying, "This is The Sweeney? I've been rooked."" ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 26, 2013
3/5 83%

11 Flowers (2013)

"Mildly resonant, if not revelatory." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 20, 2013
2/5 33%

The Berlin File (2013)

"Everything here, except the action scenes, [feels] sluggish and rote." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 12, 2013
4/5 93%

Night Across the Street (2013)

"The way Ruiz uses such giddy flourishes in the name of looking back on one's life is both thrillingly irreverent and surprisingly moving." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2013
2/5 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"It fails as a star vehicle, a recession-era satire, a WTF white-collar-grunt revenge tale, a Midnight Run-style buddy flick, a gross-out laughfest and a bathetic tale of broken souls." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2013
3/5 94%

Lore (2013)

"What starts as a flipped survival tale turns into historical tragisploitation that wallows in its slog of endless suffering." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2013
3/5 67%

Porfirio (2013)

"Part po-faced dramatization, part documentary and all affectless true-crime curio." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet

Once Every Day (2013)

"Experimental-cinema fans weaned on formal deconstruction and celluloid chaos will likely find their minds less than blown." ‐Time Out
Posted Feb 5, 2013
3/5 89%

Koch (2013)

"Neither blind idolatry nor a definitive portrait; just a major missed opportunity content to loiter in the middle of the road." ‐Time Out
Posted Jan 29, 2013
3/5 No Score Yet

San Diego Surf (1968)

"This plotless assemblage of sandy-crotch improvisations simply feels cracked." ‐Time Out
Posted Jan 23, 2013
1/5 28%

Knife Fight (2013)

"Everyone from Eric McCormack's caricature of a Southern candidate to Julie Bowen's celebrity newscaster are simply straw men for writer-director Bill Guttentag's argument that elections are a dirty business ..." ‐Time Out
Posted Jan 23, 2013
3/5 40%

Clandestine Childhood (2013)

"OutrĂ© flourishes don't fully lift the story past the limitations of innocence-lost storytelling." ‐Time Out
Posted Jan 9, 2013
1/5 27%

Struck by Lightning (2013)

"All but the hard-core Colferphiles slink out embarrassed, feeling as confused and discombobulated as if they too just took an electric bolt to the brain." ‐Time Out
Posted Jan 9, 2013
4/5 98%

56 Up (2013)

"An intimate portrait of settling down and finally making peace with one's well-publicized past." ‐Time Out
Posted Jan 1, 2013
3/5 69%

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (2013)

"The film's notion that a little understanding and a lot of e-mailing would basically solve the Middle East crisis ... is as reductive as it is utopian." ‐Time Out
Posted Jan 1, 2013
1/5 29%

Allegiance (2012)

"What, exactly, is the payoff for suffering through such painfully bad filmmaking for 93 minutes?" ‐Time Out
Posted Dec 27, 2012
2/5 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

"Rogen and Streisand have a genuinely complementary chemistry, feeding off each other in a way that suggests that, given a halfway decent script, the two would make a better-than-decent screen duo." ‐Time Out
Posted Dec 18, 2012
2/5 42%

Let Fury Have The Hour (2012)

"The film unintentionally makes the perfect valentine for the OWS version of radicalism: It's righteous, full of rage and cripplingly unfocused." ‐Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2012
3/5 89%

Consuming Spirits (2012)

"The interweaving stories of commercialized religion, rancid Americana and alcoholic wretches start wearing thin around the movie's midpoint; by the end, the whole morose endeavor risks becoming downright threadbare." ‐Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2012
3/5 79%

Any Day Now (2012)

"The intent is righteous. The dramatic overkill is deadly." ‐Time Out
Posted Dec 11, 2012
2/5 43%

Orhim le-rega (Off-White Lies) (2012)

"A fairly generic father-daughter story ..." ‐Time Out
Posted Dec 4, 2012
4/5 89%

Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

"Sergio Leone's languid, lovely and lengthy ode to Lower East Side mobsters (more specifically, mobster films) ..." ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 20, 2012
4/5 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"It's Cotillard who surprises: Too often cast as eye candy, she demonstrates a facility here for tiny gestures and facial expressions that suggest emotional arcs in miniature." ‐Time Out
Posted Nov 20, 2012
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