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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
3/4 98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) "The Guilty" provides a master class in low-budget yet high-concept independent filmmaking. It's riveting.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2.5/4 No Score Yet I Believe in Halloween (2018) Taylor has the good sense not to make his family film too lengthy - it runs about an hour - and he never forgets his core audience: young kids.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's not certain what a Western purist would think of this revisionist approach, but we still can't help but revel in it.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
1/4 11% Life Itself (2018) Even in failure, it's clear that Fogelman has talent and can work with actors - it's just that his story is so unwieldy that it doesn't allow us to relate to his characters.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/4 69% The Children Act (2018) Thompson and Whitehead shine, and director Richard Eyre has crafted a highly textured, respectable film about grown-up issues.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/4 71% Assassination Nation (2018) "Assassination Nation" won't get any points for narrative cohesion or character development, but it's a timely, visually arresting statement about how pandemonium in this country threatens to become the new norm.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2/4 65% American Chaos (2018) It plays like a rerun of a dated CNN segment.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
2/4 26% The Nun (2018) The dazzling effects can't mask a slow narrative. Also, creaky floors, jump scares - and just about every horror cliche we can think of - can only take the movie so far.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/4 82% A Whale of a Tale (2018) Always interesting and informative...‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/4 96% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) A bit icky yet full of charm.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
2/4 30% Kin (2018) "Kin" is not a snoozer, at least, and the Baker brothers are certainly not untalented, but their genre-mashing experiment doesn't work on any emotional level.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/4 80% Alpha (2018) For the most part, the film is harrowing, suspenseful and gritty - and a perfect vehicle for impressive 3-D effects that bring to life an exquisitely beautiful but unforgiving land.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2/4 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) This is essentially a movie about teenagers stuck in an overly strict summer camp, and watching youths quietly whiling away the hours in a detention center is not exactly scintillating conflict.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/4 72% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2018) The biggest problem with "Jeannette," beyond what some may consider the blasphemous elements, is that Dumont limits his story to the less compelling parts of Joan's life - before she took on the British occupiers.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
2/4 60% Dog Days (2018) In the end, this family-friendly movie is pretty darn syrupy, but it knows its audience. Like a dog, it's eager to please, and sometimes it does.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
3/4 99% McQueen (2018) A savagely beautiful tribute that the late, irreverent fashion designer Alexander McQueen would surely have appreciated.‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
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 63% 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 34% 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 90% 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 94% 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 97% 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 49% 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 51% 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 87% 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 97% 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 98% 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 91% 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 91% 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