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David Lewis

David Lewis
David Lewis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): San Francisco Chronicle, Hearst Newspapers

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Once the hackers infiltrate everyone's computer and a sense of dread hangs over the unwitting young folks, "Dark Web" develops an effective rhythm.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/4 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Soldado is beautifully crafted and requires some brain cells.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/4 33% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Lewin has crafted a biopic spy thriller, kind of, but the script has neither the character shadings to be a biopic nor the pacing and twist and turns to be a spy thriller.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/4 89% Hereditary (2018) In the end, horror and supernatural fans will certainly get their thrills, but it's the psychic damage on the screen that will make the film hard to forget.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2/4 59% Always at the Carlyle (2018) "Always at the Carlyle" takes a potentially juicy subject - a swanky landmark that caters to celebrities and zillionaires - and turns it into a 90-minute infomercial, with nary a revelation in sight.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
2/4 0% Dark Crimes (2018) The cast is game, the production design is impressive and a few surprises await - but even as things heat up, the film somehow remains cold.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/4 94% Beast (2018) Even if it has B-movie trappings and the tension wanes in the second half, it's a stylish psychodrama.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/4 100% Lives Well Lived (2018) One would almost have to be a curmudgeon not to like "Lives," even if the cynic in us sometimes thinks the film makes aging seem like a breeze.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/4 89% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) "Bye Bye Germany," a refreshingly original, unpredictable tale about Jews trying to scam their way out of postwar Europe, is part caper, part Holocaust drama, part buddy movie, part romance, and part melancholic comedy.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/4 97% The Endless (2018) "The Endless" gets into your head and keeps you alert for whatever abnormal turn comes next.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
1/4 43% Baja (2018) Vidal doesn't sufficiently mine the buddy dynamic. He's more interested in the romantic side of things, which would have been fine if his female characters weren't so boring and one-dimensional.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3/4 96% 1945 (2017) Torok juggles plenty of characters and themes - guilt, greed, Russian meddling, the Holocaust, justice - but he always remains firmly in control of his story. Every frame is meticulously crafted.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3/4 50% Flower (2018) Flower is clearly not everyone's idea of a bouquet, but it's willing to take chances -- and push buttons. It's a film that reflects our times, even if it makes us uncomfortable to acknowledge it.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/4 50% Submission (2018) The film squanders some dramatic possibilities and has a truncated sense about it. We are left to wonder whether something went wrong with the script, or in the editing room, or both.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
2/4 69% Beuys (2018) Most glaringly, the film does little in the way of providing important social and political context that informed Beuys' life journey.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
3/4 98% In Between (2018) An engaging, revelatory slice of life, In Between follows three Palestinian women in Tel Aviv - kind of a Sex and the City and Girls for the Arab set.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3/4 86% Vazante (2018) The ending has a feeling of inevitability but is nonetheless shocking, a tragedy resulting from an original sin that haunts, and will continue to haunt.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
2/4 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) In the end, it's left to Shaye to carry the film, and she does so with aplomb. The "Insidious" franchise may be running out of places to go, but Shaye appears to be just getting started.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
4/4 98% Columbus (2017) The quietly stirring, exquisitely photographed Columbus is an art house gem that beautifully illuminates not only the architecture of a small Indiana town, but also the characters who inhabit it.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/4 100% Aida's Secrets (2017) The camerawork and editing often leave something to be desired. Most of the time, this doesn't matter, because we are drawn into the mystery.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/4 95% Dealt (2017) This is a movie that has lots of magic, in more ways than one.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
4/4 99% God's Own Country (2017) This is not a movie about coming out and the collateral damage that ensues. It's a universal tale about giving yourself over to love, even when you seem hopelessly broken.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 100% The Departure (2017) This is a film that manages to be simple yet thought-provoking, sad yet comforting, and anguished yet tranquil. In short, a work of art.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
1/4 29% All I See Is You (2017) The best thing about "All I See Is You" is that it's not afraid to experiment. But it's an experiment that went wrong, a film in which ambiguity trumps complexity.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Serenade For Haiti (2016) None of the subjects - or themes - end up making much of an impression.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/4 91% Human Flow (2017) Weiwei doesn't break any new ground in covering the global refugee crisis, but he vividly illustraes - in straightforward yet artistic terms - the scale of the problem without compromising the dignity or humanity of the survivors.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/4 100% Bending the Arc (2017) It's a rousing, feel-good story about overcoming barriers, even when the challenges - poverty, lack of medical access - are inherently bleak.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
2/4 76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) "Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton" doesn't exactly wade deep into the psyche of the legendary surfer, but his spectacularly filmed exploits on the water are awfully fun to watch, even for those not immersed in the sport.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/4 90% The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (2017) ... filmmakers Jennifer Kroot and Bill Weber have captured that zest with a joyous filmmaking style of their own: breezy editing, fun '70s graphics and the use of great archival footage from the city's past. It's all great fun, from beginning to end.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
1/4 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) For all its breathless action, mind-boggling gadgets and stylized fight sequences, nothing much happens in the comic-book spy caper "Kingsman: The Golden Circle."‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Jolie has crafted an intimate epic about a tough war subject that probably would have gone unmade without her humanitarian influence and star power.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/4 83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) As the carnage mercilessly piles up, we begin to feel nothing. Perhaps that's the point, but it's hard not to want more.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/4 100% Let It Fall: LA 1982-1992 (2017) What makes the astoundingly edited "Let It Fall" so powerful is that it's an oral history, told through many angles: residents, police officers, victims, families of the victims, witnesses, jurors and a host of others.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
2.5/4 92% Good Time (2017) In the end, the whole enterprise comes off as too clever for its own good, a social satire without a clear target. It's a movie that you admire more than you like.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
1/4 22% Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement And The Swami Who Started It All (2017) Revealing moments in this glorified infomercial are few and far between. Most of the time, the film is a story waiting to be told.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
2/4 37% Kidnap (2017) It's a serviceable thriller: nothing more, nothing less.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
3/4 99% City of Ghosts (2017) City of Ghosts, a harrowing documentary about ISIS atrocities in Syria, is both timely and terrifying, but it will be remembered most for putting a human face on the citizen journalists who - at great risk - exposed the terrorist group's horrors in Raqqa.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
3/4 69% The Journey (2017) Even if the construct seems a tad forced, the winning performances make the excursion worthwhile.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) In the end ... the movie's superior craftsmanship can't overcome its aura of joylessness. It feels like a set-up to yet another sequel - which is no doubt on the drawing board - not a film that stands confidently on its own. ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
4/4 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) Fukada never resorts to melodramatics, and instead allows the carefully calibrated performances to give the movie its disquieting power.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/4 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) This flick is a summer diversion, pure and simple, so don't expect a deep message. Except, that is, when you go on vacation next, leave your scuba diving equipment at home.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) "Slack Bay" is devoid of any emotional satisfaction, and laughs come few and far between, perhaps because the humor is so French-centric.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/4 96% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/4 95% Radio Dreams (2017) We want additional time with these characters, and that's a credit to this film: Like Hamid, we yearn for even more.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 92% Obit (2017) These folks are neither dour nor sappy; they are just talented journalists who want to do right by the people who left their mark on the world.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
1/4 32% 3 Generations (2017) This is a movie that derives most of its suspense on whether a piece of paper will be signed, not a strong basis for dramatic tension.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/4 25% Unforgettable (2017) Drag queens from around the world will eagerly await their chance to play these roles in the near future, whether on stage or at midnight movie screenings.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 68% Tommy's Honour (2017) Like the Masters Tournament and Masterpiece Theater rolled into one: beautiful fairways, polite gentlemen, and a little drama every now and then.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/4 92% In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017) An education about Israel's surprisingly diverse cultures, and an exploration of how social, demographic and economic forces have propelled the country's food scene from the bland to the exciting.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2/4 48% Wilson (2017) One of those films where the whole is not quite as good as the parts. There are plenty of laughs and fun characters to keep us engaged, but they don't add up to an emotionally satisfying story.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017