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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 86% Inserts (1975) Byrum's X-rated smut fest is abundantly witty, often pointed, and well played by the entire cast (of five).‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3.5/4 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) The very definition of a mondo midnight movie!‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/4 93% La La Land (2016) Alas, the stylized, wall-to-wall inauthenticity pries out the emotional heart of this modern-day musical fantasy, leaving it needless and empty. ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/4 95% Moana (2016) Purposefully and persuasively continues the Disney tradition of tough, outspoken, and intrepid heroines without skipping a beat. ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
1.5/4 40% Landmine Goes Click (2015) Just this old sick song keeps Georgia on my mine.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
3.5/4 42% 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012) An unusual -- and unusually joyous -- embattled siblings flick, flush with quirks and neat asides and insanely funny bits you never saw coming.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
3/4 85% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) Great Scot!‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
2.5/4 78% The Shallows (2016) Equal parts taut and titillating... until it jumps the shark in its final act.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
2.5/4 57% Feast (2006) A refreshingly arch sense of humor coupled with some non-standardization, genre-wise, elevate this gloppy creature feature.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/4 81% Man Up (2015) Pegg and Bell click, and that's enough to carry the picture.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 86% Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2012) A worthy baptism for those unacquainted with the genre but less fulfilling, perhaps, for the pre-converted eager to experience more. ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
3.5/4 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Does exactly what it says on the tin.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet In The Turn (2014) Queer roller derby gets its due in Erica Tremblay's impassioned doc.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
2.5/4 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) "Keeping Up with the Joneses" is a fun, silly comedy with few pretensions and an extremely likeable cast. ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Day of Reckoning (2016) A jolly if undernourished SyFy channel vision, one which could have benefited from a little attention to detail in the close-up work (its script included).‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
1.5/4 45% King Cobra (2016) This disposable drama manages to blur the lines between reality and fantasy so convincingly that it's hard to tell when one shamelessly sleazy work in progress peters out and the main story arc continues.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
2.5/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Competently made -- noisy and intense -- but not a pretty picture.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
3/4 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) An assured and ambitious arthouse odyssey from the Zelners, with the wonderful, wistful Rinko Kikuchi at its core.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
2/4 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Banal and embarrassing and cliched beyond words, trite and awkward and perplexing. But hey, at least nobody dies. Well, except Hugh Grant's character, who "went down in the bush," snork, snork.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2016
2/4 60% Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016) The biggest band that nobody's heard of (to quote one of its members) is documented in this flashy, big screen hucksterfest.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/4 86% Bestiaire (2012) Denis Cote's elegant, wordless contemplation of man's fascination with--and indirect dependence on--animals is like a coffee table book thumbed through on film.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
1.5/4 71% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) Proves without a doubt that America doesn't hold a monopoly on obnoxious child actors.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
2.5/4 43% The Hollars (2016) Hollar if you've heard this one before.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
3.5/4 94% The Hunt (2013) Mikkelsen makes this personal horror show his own with a powerful and remarkably controlled performance.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A real meat and potatoes proposition -- satisfying *and* tasty!‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
2/4 40% She's Funny That Way (2015) Bogdanovich, the principal proponent of the latter-day screwball comedy, wastes a large and capable cast here.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Brillo Box (3 cents off) (2016) The ups and downs of the titular Andy Warhol sculpture are as cute as they are informative.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Tattoo (1981) As sleazy a viewing experience as one might expect from a movie in which Bruce Dern kidnaps Maud Adams and scribbles all over her.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
3/4 92% Grandma (2015) Lily Tomlin and her female counterparts excel in this drama/comedy/road movie hybrid -- a warm, small film, not earth-shattering, but genuine.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
1.5/4 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) I enjoyed their films. Particularly the early, good ones.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/4 91% Locke (2014) Together, Knight and Hardy take us on an extraordinary journey.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2.5/4 52% I Smile Back (2015) Silverman is excellent, but she could use a better script.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
2.5/4 89% The Lobster (2016) "The Lobster" peters out about halfway through but regardless, director Lanthimos and co-writer Filippou have constructed a singular and ambitious vision, rich with symbolism and observant commentary about societal pressures to pair up.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/4 80% Macbeth (2015) As far as justifying yet another version of "Macbeth" to the Brothers Weinstein goes, this ain't a half bad way to do it. ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
1.5/4 61% Legend (2015) Tom Hardy shines in "Legend" -- twice, in fact -- but his satisfying dual performance is the *only* thing Brian Helgeland's film has going for it.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/4 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) Adorable.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | 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
Read More | 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 far superior Anthony Shaffer-penned/Robin Hardy-directed "'Wicker Man" for comfort.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
2/4 98% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Hired Gun (2016) 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
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2016
3/4 81% The Revenant (2015) Both the CGI bear and Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar-winning performance were perfectly well done.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Uncle David (2009) David Hoyle's doomed love affair "Uncle David" is constantly at odds with itself, yet somehow it works.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Texas Heart (2016) This Texan crime drama wears its heart so high on its sleeve that light bruising is inevitable. ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Open Your Eyes (2015) 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
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Makeover (2013) A genial, gender-reversing take on George Bernard Shaw's timeless "Pygmalion."‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Muloorina (1964) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
2.5/4 65% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
3.5/4 50% A Second Chance (En chance til) (2015) Together, Bier and Jensen totally devastate us. This is what they do.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016