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David Lee Dallas

David Lee Dallas
David Lee Dallas's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 83% Tracks (2014) The feminist bent of Robyn's quest nicely shadows the film without ever being stated aloud.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
3/4 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) Craig Johnson's film is ultimately most interested in what its jokes are implying or obscuring about the jokesters themselves. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2014
2.5/4 52% Frontera (2014) By turns abrasive and stately, sermonic and impartial, plot-heavy and meandering, often within seconds of each other.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2014
3.5/4 86% See You Next Tuesday (2014) The film is uproariously funny, but its laughs don't come with an aftertaste of cynicism so much as they are the aftertaste of cynicism. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2014
1.5/4 35% The Giver (2014) The internal crisis of its protagonist amounts to the flicking of an on/off switch rather than the ebb and flow of a consciousness being born.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2014
3/4 79% Moebius (2014) A kind of silent opera in which the actors' precise facial emoting and a muscular editing rhythm create a melodrama by turns horrific and hilarious.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2014
1.5/4 44% About Alex (2014) However self-aware the film may be, its characters and moods and conflicts are too over-determined and familiar to linger in the memory very long after the credits roll.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/4 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) A film of obvious characterizations and even more obvious plot machinations that render its moment-to-moment charms moot.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2014
2/4 51% I Origins (2014) It treats its characters as placeholders for philosophical arguments and spends the majority of its running time trying to "solve" existential mysteries without adequately exploring them.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/4 58% Made in America (2014) What could have been a spirited dissection of Jay-Z's optimistic enterprise is instead merely an advertisement for it. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
1.5/4 24% Tammy (2014) Ben Falcone's film is an almost plotless doodle, with low stakes made even lower thanks to the bratty passivity of its titular antiheroine.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2014
3/4 82% Begin Again (2014) It's a film that lives in the high and not in the comedown, even though its characters are often stalled and wallowing. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2014
2.5/4 76% The Last Sentence (2014) Though ambitiously busy, the film is also self-sabotaging and stagnant, showcasing its main character's struggles without interpreting them into a cohesive thesis. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2014
2/4 59% Hellion (2014) Both film and protagonist are troubled works in progress that shuffle and meander and frequently falter, but occasionally sing.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2014
2/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) It takes few chances, frequently using sass as a smokescreen, hiding what's unoriginal and cheaply sentimental about this story behind a veil of witticisms about oblivion and "cancer perks."‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2014
3/4 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) The film's increasingly unnerving story mostly unfolds with minimal flair, intensely focused as it is on its steely and enigmatic protagonist. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2014
1/4 7% Authors Anonymous (2014) It takes the easiest approach to every scene, haphazardly juggling different tones without integrating them into a cohesive and consistent thematic identity.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2014
3/4 85% Joe (2014) Director David Gordon Green finds a balance between symbolism and realism in his storytelling that allows the film to be many things at once.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2014
2/4 24% Goodbye World (2014) The tetchy band of thirtysomethings' interpersonal problems are infinitely less compelling than the mysterious and original global disaster the filmmakers have devised.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2014
1/4 55% Breathe In (2014) Seemingly high-brow because it's so low-key, but underneath that veneer is an inert, thinly plotted melodrama premised on trite characterizations that would be offensive if they weren't so absurd.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2014
2/4 45% The Art of the Steal (2014) An energetic but paper-thin genre exercise, filled with pleasant riffs on the standard heist flick, but ultimately lacking in payoff.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2014
1/4 41% In Secret (2014) A broad, crude mutilation of Emile Zola's noirish romance Thérèse Raquin that prioritizes heavy petting over plot. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2014
2/4 53% Adult World (2014) The title of Scott Coffey's new film is a pretty obvious double entendre, but it does efficiently convey the good intentions behind this scattershot production.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
3/4 88% A Field in England (2014) Ben Wheatley's film is a reckless combination of period piece, war drama, broad comedy, psychedelic fever dream, and occult horror-scape.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
1.5/4 13% Open Grave (2014) Individual moments linger, but the film is merely a rough draft of a thriller.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2013
2.5/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) What works about the film can largely be attributed to the original text, which is full of cruel twists and savage blows that Tracy Letts wisely retains for the screen.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 91% Paradise: Hope (2013) The third and final film in Ulrich Seidl's "Paradise" trilogy navigates a narrow space between tenderness and cruelty.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2013
3/4 90% White Reindeer (2013) What's dark and weird about Zach Clark's film is also what's tangible, authentic, and wise about it.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2013
2/4 15% Caught in the Web (2013) The film opts for didactic resolution instead of fully committing to the contradictions in identity and agency its main character embodies.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/4 74% Everyday (2013) While the film charts its protagonist's gradual progression toward a renewed sense of agency and freedom, it rarely indulges in lengthy or even linear narrative arcs. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2013
1.5/4 43% Big Sur (2013) The viewer is informed of a world of chaos, obsession, and irresolution, but has no cinematic means of accessing or understanding it.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2013