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David Keyes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A marvelous film that is genuinely frightening, without the zeal or polish of a routine studio picture where all the scares are conducted to convention.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/4 76% The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Miller modulates the film from such a meticulous place that his fantasy develops with sincerity and humor, great underlying chemistry, and performances that inhabit the material rather than overplay it.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/4 83% My Friend Dahmer (2017) The film works above standard because there is a powerful sadness motivating the characters.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
0.5/4 12% Geostorm (2017) A movie so bankrupt of ideas that it has the gall to masquerade as something more meaningful.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/4 43% Demon House (2018) Fashioned from a scorching creative eagerness that seems held back unnecessarily by a fear of visual or thematic excess.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1.5/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) It's not a movie at all, but a sex toy with dialogue.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Yorgos Lanthimos has distanced himself from the mere notion of promising filmmakers and made "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," a movie so strikingly perceptive that it moves him into the company of greater, more assured voices in the medium.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3.5/4 87% The Post (2018) Here is a movie that is important for all the reasons you've undoubtedly heard about but is also something few of us could have expected: genuinely exciting.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) At a deeper level it is a testament to the audacious power of pure elemental filmmaking.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) The sweet, charming "Lady Bird" is a love letter to the cinema of ambitious adolescents.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 99% Get Out (2017) Peele's parting thought is not to insist that we are destined to be slaves to the narrow thinking of others, but that we have a responsibility to remain cautious and vocal until such ideas have been destroyed. Get Out is an urgent call to that necessity.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The movie leaves behind a profound afterthought, a feeling that we have just been roused by an idea that has not yet been spoken or discovered.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
3.5/4 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A sweet and loving film where the characters are less mindful of an outside response and more consumed by the amorous temptations they possess.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/4 85% Darkest Hour (2017) A droll, listless experience of a movie, an exercise that functions only because it is made in the service of its actor, who is more than up to the challenge of conveying a seamless portrayal.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) Baker has made a movie that cuts out the melodrama of after-school specials and found the profound contemplation lurking underneath.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Here is one of the more pointed and thoughtful discoveries of the year.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
3.5/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) A rather perceptive little film about the creation - and eventual destruction - of an Olympic athlete.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
3.5/4 92% La La Land (2016) Ambitious, hopeful and loving... a celebration of musical culture.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Nearly every detail is lifted verbatim from the earlier picture, minus the finesse or joy. This is not a movie at all, it's an overzealous dress rehearsal.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A splendid entertainment, well-modulated by a steady directorial hand, and sincere in its depiction of individuals whose physical limits are meant to propel them towards wondrous - if suspenseful - adventures.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
2.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) There is simply no joy in The Last Jedi. But all great legacies, I guess, are destined to fade.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2018
4/4 69% mother! (2017) In a climate where we are quick to diminish and disown artists for forcing their brutal honesty on audiences, "Mother!" is a challenge worth facing.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The movie throbs with a confidence that is as alarming as it is heart-wrenching.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) A thoughtful, deeply humorous portrait of a man who wanted to make a movie in spite of the cynicism of others, and did so entirely on his terms - in this case, for far worse results than most.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3/4 76% Copycat (1995) The movie creates an atmosphere that is tense and rousing without descending into caustic nihilism.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) Coco embodies the hope and promise of what animated films can be.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
0/4 26% The Room (2003) We sit there in the dark, our eyes move over flutters of passive motion, and eventually the screen goes black. That's it.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
3.5/4 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) What gives Zombie the nerve, the sheer audacity, to keep moviegoers interested in material that ought to be sneered at with contempt? Rarely has our need to dismiss an idea been replaced so thoroughly with a morbid desire to watch on in fascination.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
4/4 78% Shame (2011) Not since Eyes Wide Shut has any movie been so audacious to take the clothes off its characters for an interest outside of mere sexual curiosity.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
1.5/4 52% The Belko Experiment (2017) What goes on in the frames of this film plays like an understanding of procedure but nothing of soul.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
3.5/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The film's taut, insightful arc is a reminder of the lost power of restraint.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
57% Irréversible (2002) It is telling that Noé, a filmmaker ordinarily enamored by the grueling underbelly of human behavior, can effectively contrast the nihilism of the climactic events with an almost hopeful tone overlaying the story's origins. ‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
1.5/4 80% Sleepaway Camp (1983) A slog through teenage nightmares that has the gall to assume anyone is interested in social commentary, especially when it is all formulated by ideas carbon-copied from more talented filmmakers.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
2/4 29% Annabelle (2014) An outline of a horror film rather than the full embodiment, guided by general exercises instead of ambitiously-choreographed routines.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3.5 85% It (2017) Somewhere in all of this we almost forget that we are even watching a movie and find ourselves living the experience right along with the characters - a rare and precious opportunity in times that have undermined our ability to be scared.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
0.5/4 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) Most of us come to the shadows of modern noirs to be swept up in the guilt and intrigue, not to be abandoned in the thick of nonsense.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
1/4 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) A muddle of half messages wearing a mask of false confidence, giving the director carte blanche to move his characters from one shaky ordeal to the next without having to contemplate the ramifications.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
1/4 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) There are plot developments occurring throughout the picture that have the subtlety of a carnival sideshow, and things never add up sufficiently as an intellectual exercise.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
0/4 1% Alone in the Dark (2005) How do you savage something this pathetic, this completely unbothered by the basic concept of passable composition?‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
0.5/4 14% Piranha 3DD (2012) Here is a follow-up that could not be any more clueless if it had been conceived in a void.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/4 87% Christine (2016) The guts of the movie are anchored in performances.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
1/4 6% The Devil Inside (2012) The movie is all flash and no guts, lacking consistency, believable explanations, depth, and even a general desire to tell a plausible story...‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
1/4 58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) I despise this movie, more or less, for the promises it squanders.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/4 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) A curious film, made with the wandering eye of a provocateur who descends deeply into an abyss only to find himself tethered by the narrowed vision of a movie studio more interested in formulas of the past.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2.5/4 49% 31 (2016) As I watched Zombie's latest endeavor, I was less convinced that he was dealing with powerful philosophies and more apt to believe he was trapped on the hamster wheel of his own overwrought artistic values.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/4 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) A sequel that has charm and uproarious laughs but doesn't seem at all interested in doing much else with the personalities it assembles.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
1.5/4 72% The Mist (2007) The last 30 minutes play like a dismissive ambush, leading to a final scene so utterly misguided that I wanted to hurl obscenities at the screen.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
3/4 97% It Follows (2015) Has no qualm about paralyzing the audience in deafening silence and then unleashing fearful episodes in very gradual doses.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
0.5/4 74% The Last Circus (2011) We live in times where the sensationalism of the provocateurs is more thoroughly accepted in suitable contexts. A movie this grim owes us the courtesy of a steady hand.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
0/4 3% House of the Dead (2003) Five minutes into the picture and I felt my inner child weeping for the future of the industry.‐ Cinemaphile.org
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017