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David Keyes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"A film far more rich, entertaining and intellectual than the promotional trail of glitzy images and ambitious visual effects would have you believe." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 24, 2016
4/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"An audacious, emboldening injection into the fabric of the American consciousness, a film that will be remembered as a watershed among followers as the reality of modern film is carved into the walls of important history." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 20, 2016
3/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"Humble, well-acted and has its mind in the right perspective, and in a society that is eager to use political hyperbole as a weapon against the oppressed, how remarkable that any movie right now is content to be eloquent in that conviction." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 19, 2016
3/4 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Not the sort of excursion that is alien to the eccentric Tim Burton, but unlike a plethora of the director's recent output it sticks to you with a certain romanticized clarity, as if plucked from some untapped corner of his exhausted imagination" Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 19, 2016
2/4 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"A strange excursion into the tackiest of subject matters: the sort that builds its leads up into objects of a misogynist agenda that is extremely mean-spirited, even by definitions of any normal thriller about sex and violence." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 6, 2016
1.5/4 82%

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

"Those that have grasped its intentions have every reason to be happy with the end result. And to that end, mere words in a movie review cannot express how much I just don't care." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 6, 2016
45%

A Serbian Film (2011)

"There exists a hard, bitter audience for the likes of A Serbian Film, one of the most graphic depictions of human suffering I have ever seen committed to the screen. I am not among them. " Cinemaphile.org
Posted Nov 6, 2016
3.5/4 98%

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

"Enjoyment is the greatest of lost sensations at scary movies, and Evil Dead II endures as an obstinate token of those simpler times." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
2.5/4 62%

Unfriended (2015)

"There are some noteworthy thrills amongst a plethora of urgent details." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/4 64%

Funny Games (1998)

"So much of it is elevated to engrossing observation because it is a movie that takes these ideas seriously, not as tools meant to turn a stomach." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/4 85%

Terror at the Opera (1987)

"Movies like Opera can be treasures for minds inclined to dip further into the shadows. They are reminders that terror begins with uncertainty, not with howls of obvious pain." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
0.5/4 45%

Clown (2016)

" In the era when context means everything, Clown makes the fatal mistake of believing its audience just doesn't care about one." David Keyes' Cinema 2000
Posted Oct 26, 2016
1/4 20%

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

"A strange and off-putting experience, filled with endless miscalculations in nearly every detail it attempts to build up, including performances by actors who ought to have known better." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
1.5/4 33%

Madman (1981)

"There's nothing remotely enjoyable about the experience of Madman, which misses the opportunity to exploit unlikely punchlines and buries its situations in a compost pile of muck, boredom and insufferably miscalculated technical merits." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/4 79%

Red Eye (2005)

"The movie gains an effective footing by, basically, thoroughly exploiting one's fear of being blackmailed into something dangerous." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/4 63%

Cabin Fever (2002)

"A divisive moment between opposing tones of horror movies, and a relentless symbol of the director's unfiltered panache for the macabre." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 26, 2016
2/4 69%

Candyman (1992)

"The goals of the picture never come into focus, usually because it is too busy bouncing between the methodical deviations of the villain and the silent absurdity of injustice." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 7, 2016
1.5/4 30%

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)

"Every scene, every exchange and delivery lacks finesse, and actors move through the motions of a choppy screenplay with all the charm of underachievers in an after-school special." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 42%

Prom Night (1980)

"As I came to the movie for the first time in a very recent marathon of classic horror pictures, I was baffled, aghast and left overcome with insurmountable eye-rolls. But I was never bored." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

The Entity (1982)

"This is a film that intends to travel added miles in convincing us of the power of supernatural dangers." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"There is no doubt that Alvarez has a knack for creating effective framing devices, and the movie is chock-full of good suspense." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 25%

Halloween (2007)

"Most filmmakers would simply amp up the visual assault for the sake of stirring the minds of desensitized viewers; Zombie is brave enough to depart from the source and take insightful back roads that consider the psychology of the subject." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 84%

The Tree of Life (2011)

"Malick's points are more enriching than the mere mutterings from a confused filmmaker. One might even say he understands more about this strange existence than he is willing to admit in front of a camera." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 35%

Blair Witch (2016)

"There is a lot of good stuff going on here, not the least of which is a climax so well-orchestrated that it plays right into our urge to peak at the screen behind clenched fingers, arguably the greatest of litmus tests for fear-inducing journeys." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"A film of nourishing visual insights and visionary storytelling that inspires as thoroughly as it dazzles." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3.5/4 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"A remarkable film, in many respects." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/4 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Not a happy portrait of a figure unburdened by the hard edge of criticism; it is a sad retelling, showing a woman who used the stage as a means to silence the nagging alarms of her demise." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/4 73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"Funny, enjoyable and beaming with positive energy, and nowadays that's more than enough to warrant the excursion." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/4 98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"One of the most profound filmmaking experiences of my lifetime." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Aug 4, 2016
92%

Into The Abyss (2011)

"A mark of tremendous insight that plays like another notch in the social dashboard from which Werner Herzog continues to find his inspiration." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3.5/4 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"A film that is equally as good as the original: a tightly-wound, precise and frightening excursion into the shadowy odyssey of paranormal dangers." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 17, 2016
4/4 97%

Jaws (1975)

"Relentless and intense, with characters that are the accurate realizations of their behaviors and special effects that dwarf the limits of the time." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/4 78%

The Shallows (2016)

"A delivery of careful and well-modulated tension when it could have merely been another run-of-the-mill bloodbath with bad special effects." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/4 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"Much of this sounds rather exciting and whimsical when you paint a portrait in a movie review, but replace the dogs and cats with inanimate childhood objects and what you basically have is Toy Story." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2.5/4 54%

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

"Represents the thumbprint of a filmmaker who is inspired enough by the injustice of the world around him to see it as a viable laboratory for film observation." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/4 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"The screen becomes immediately occupied with the earlier survivors, but who wants to see them at all, especially when their entire existence has become a morose consideration of the past rather than a trod through steady recovery?" Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/4 64%

Black Christmas (1974)

"A well-made excursion into the bloody unknown, driven by characterization and modulated by a tone that knows when to amplify the scares and when to back away from them, usually at the service of a story with the morbid curiosity to investigate further." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.5/4 83%

The Reflecting Skin (1990)

"Moves with dreamlike confidence through a culvert of hard realities that are unflinching and insufferable, sometimes to the point of personal discomfort." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"A quirky menagerie of all the fundamental ingredients of a passable Pixar vehicle: adventure, complex plot situations, perceptive dialogue, tongue-in-cheek awareness, joy, charisma, likable characters and visuals that inspire wonder." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/4 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"The texture of the endeavor is more than enough to sell the attempt. These are images with some level of depth and distinction to them." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 22, 2016
4/4 94%

Room (2015)

"To call the movie one of the great human achievements of recent cinema does not begin to describe the power that lives within its gripping frames." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 21, 2016
1.5/4 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"Sitting through this adaptation left me with the impression that I was watching nothing more than overproduced cosplay." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3.5/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"A brilliant and methodical consideration of strange cultural standards as they are practiced to the desensitizing peak of lunacy." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 12, 2016
3/4 48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"What it lacks in the pitch of liveliness it more than makes up for in character exposition and effective trickles of story progression." Cinemaphile.org
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3.5/4 91%

The Wrong Man (1956)

"A sullen drama from the first scene until the last, anchored by rather sincere performances and conveyed in the sorts of shadows and silence that were the staples of mainstream film noir." Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 30, 2016
100%

12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957)

"With each new viewing I come away feelings as if I have peeled away another layer on the characters and their buried motives." Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 24, 2016
3/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"Very entertaining, and a far tighter production than much of Marvel's recent output." Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 16, 2016
4/4 80%

Seven (Se7en) (1995)

"For nearly every movie about a sadistic criminal that would come after, some part of us recalls the words of Detective Somerset, who may be one of the first men in mainstream cinema that dares to ask why we easily dismiss serial killers as lunatics." Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 16, 2016
4/4 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"A modern masterpiece, full of awe and pathos, and justly sworn to a cause that reveals more about ourselves than we might be willing to deal with in isolation." Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 10, 2016
3/4 82%

Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)

"A small vehicle, simple and altruistic, but it rises to joyous consistency because Field grips us with her dependable blend of quirks for nearly every frame she occupies space. " Cinemaphile.org
Posted May 10, 2016
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