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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Adorable. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 25, 2016
1.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "If you truly want to see "Ghostbusters" remade in a fresh and reverential way, rent "Be Kind Rewind." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Unhappy Birthday (2010) "This Brit shocker looks and sounds good, but its plot is a little too reminiscent of the Anthony Shaffer-penned/Robin Hardy-directed "'Wicker Man" for comfort. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/4 54% I Give It a Year (2013) "Any film that makes Rose Byrne unappealing has its head well and truly up its bum. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Alas, there's nobody to root for in any of this: you feel manipulated by Lady Susan, sorry for Frederica, irritated by Reginald, and embarrassed by Sir James. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Hired Gun "An A-list roster of session musicians--on tour with the likes of KISS, Pink, and Billy Joel--get their 15 minutes of fame in director Fran Strine's slick and professional tribute. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jul 4, 2016
3/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "Both the CGI bear and Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar-winning performance were perfectly well done. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 19, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Uncle David "David Hoyle's doomed love affair "Uncle David" is constantly at odds with itself, yet somehow it works. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 19, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Texas Heart "This Texan crime drama wears its heart so high on its sleeve that light bruising is inevitable. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Open Your Eyes "Director Irene Taylor Brodsky brings sensitivity and insight to the global reality of cataract blindness, and the inexpensive ease by which it can be cured. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 19, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Makeover "A genial, gender-reversing take on George Bernard Shaw's timeless "Pygmalion." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 19, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Muloorina "David Cobham's BP-produced, John Barry-scored documentary short proves a fitting tribute to ill-fated British speed racer, Donald Campbell (1921 - 1967). " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 6, 2016
2.5/4 100% Of Horses and Men (2015) "Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson's equine-accented debut is passionate and pleasing, yet remains somewhat culturally aloof. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 5, 2016
2.5/4 63% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) "An affectionate--and Austrian!--take on vampire lore that's a lot more in keeping with the recent "Things We Do in the Shadows" than the less-subtle Mel Brooks parody, "Dracula - Dead and Loving It." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jun 5, 2016
3.5/4 50% A Second Chance (En chance til) "Together, Bier and Jensen totally devastate us. This is what they do. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 15, 2016
2.5/4 57% The Trust (2016) "Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood co-star as inventors of the medical apparatus consisting of a pad usually supported by a belt for maintaining a hernia in a reduced state. No, wait. That's "The Truss." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted May 7, 2016
3.5/4 96% Spotlight (2015) "Now *this* is more the Tom McCarthy (Director) we know and love... " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 30, 2016
2/4 50% Mark of the Witch (Another) (2016) "Cinematographed within an inch of its life (and death), "Mark of the Witch" (aka "Another") would have worked beautifully as a silent picture. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 30, 2016
3/4 83% Pontypool (2009) "Tightly scripted (Tony Burgess) and directed (Bruce McDonald), but Stephen McHattie's Mazzy is the star! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 30, 2016
3/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "John Carney's "Sing Street" is a pint-sized, new wave -- and similarly crowd-pleasing -- version of "The Commitments." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 16, 2016
3.5/4 96% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) "All Hail the Republic of Pilgrim! " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 10, 2016
3/4 95% Amy (2015) "What a voice. What a waste. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Apr 10, 2016
1.5/4 46% Pandemic (2016) "Aren't we yet done with all this cheap 'n' cheesy hand-held, wobbly-all-over-the-place, found footage so-manic-you-can't-tell-what's-going-on POV movie stuff? " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 20, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Papagajka "A small yet satisfying psychological drama, dripping with atmosphere and surreal beauty. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2016
2/4 24% Camino (2016) "This Noah/Waller picture, featuring stuntwoman-turned-actress-turned-stuntwoman Zoe Bell, is neither taxing nor terribly potent. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 6, 2016
1.5/4 45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Bear jokes, poop jokes, bear poop jokes--this movie's got it all. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 6, 2016
2.5/4 64% The Visit (2015) "With "The Visit," M. Night Shyamalan might well be coming out of his 12-year sophomore slump. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 6, 2016
3/4 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) ""The End of the Tour" made me want to try reading "Infinite Jest" again, so compelling a portrait Jason Segel paints of its troubled author. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 29, 2016
2/4 79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "First-timer Forbes's earnest resolve to demystify bipolar disorder prevents her film from establishing a satisfying story arc. Ruffalo is good though. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 29, 2016
3/4 85% The Walk (2015) "A technically brilliant, sweaty-palmed account of the man who walked between the Twin Towers. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 14, 2016
No Score Yet The Inner Light "Even now, some twenty years on, this iffy production still remains questionable. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/4 80% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) "Richard Shepard's loving, 39-minute tribute to the influential performer who was taken from us all too soon. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2016
2.5/4 58% Maggie (2015) "Highlights include the post-apocalyptic near-monochromatic look, intriguing sound design, and Schwarzenegger, who taps into an emotional vein he's rarely considered before. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2016
3/4 96% Nina Forever (2016) "Dead good. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2016
3.5/4 86% Gored (2016) "Fighting bulls. It's a tough job, but does someone *really* have to do it?? " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Feb 2, 2016
3/4 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Vinterberg has fashioned a handsomely-mounted version of Hardy and populated it with a winning quartet of workmanlike thespians. And it's still a great title, whichever way you slice it. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 31, 2016
2/4 17% Serena (2015) "When Rhys Ifans doing a Carolina accent is the best thing in your movie, well... Maybe it's time to call the whole thing off. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 24, 2016
1.5/4 20% Durant's Never Closes "Tom Sizemore has long deserved a juicy leading role. Unfortunately, Jack Durant isn't it, at least not as written here. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 24, 2016
3/4 88% Bedlam (1946) "Why the Brits banned this creepily effective Boris Karloff thriller for fifty years is unclear. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
3/4 77% Secret Honor (1984) "Altman's take on a fascinating one-man show, with Philip Baker Hall staggeringly good as the disgraced Richard Milhous Nixon. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet Raid on Rommel (1971) "A rubbish film of the post-consumer recycled variety. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Deep Six "Less "the thundering story of the mighty bring-'em-out-alive mission of the USS Poe," and more a character study of a conflicted man of faith. And in that latter regard, "The Deep Six" succeeds. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet That of God "An engaging documentary that ably illustrates the Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, integrity, simplicity, and community. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Man In The Orange Jacket "This Latvian slasher is an ambiguous, starkly-photographed puzzle that reminds us never to judge a film by the color of its jacket. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Good Morning Karachi "Model Amna Ilyas's "enlightened innocence" carries the picture, plus we also get to see Pakistan in all its colorful, volatile glory. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
2/4 57% Jeruzalem (2016) "The whole jumpy, blurry, one-trick pony affair, mostly shot at night or in dimly-lit subterranean caverns to mask the limitations of the budget, feels inordinately derivative. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 17, 2016
2.5/4 88% Friendly Persuasion (1956) "While painting one of the better portraits of Quaker life, the film's sober, Civil War-focused intentions are constantly undermined by slapstick situations and erstwhile tomfoolery. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 10, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Iron Jawed Angels (2003) "Despite the film's anachronistic approach -- fast-tracking camera tricks and a soundtrack pulsating with contemporary musical numbers -- there's a lot to appreciate in Katja von Garnier's classy precursor to the recent (and less effective) "Suffragette." " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 10, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet George Fox and the Quakers (2005) "A dry but well-researched documentary about the life and legacy of the founder of the Religious Society of Friends. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 10, 2016
3/4 76% OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies) (2008) "The first of two OSS 117 spy spoofs from the director (Hazanavicius) and star (Dujardin) of "The Artist" is sublimely silly stuff. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 10, 2016
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