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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth
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2.5/4 No Score Yet

Papagajka (2016)

"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 46%

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 84%

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 (1995)

"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 (2015)

"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 85%

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 17%

Durant's Never Closes (2016)

"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 89%

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 (1958)

"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 (2009)

"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 (2015)

"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 (2012)

"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 (2001)

"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
3/4 96%

High Noon (1952)

"Deserving of its classic western status... although for a movie predicated on its titular twelve o'clock showdown, the gunfight itself is oddly anticlimactic. " rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet

Courageous Mr. Penn (1941)

"Ooh, Minister... This shoddy excuse for a history lesson bears more than a passing resemblance to those bawdy British Gerald Thomas/Peter Rogers vulgarities of old. Call it "Carry On Quaking," if you will." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet

Einstein and Eddington (2008)

"Gollum and Dr. Who play the eponymous genius physicist and relatively-unknown astronomer, respectively, in the impeccably-made BBC docudrama "Einstein and Eddington." " rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2016
2/4 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"Less a reason to celebr8te than might have been, even in Ultra Panavision 70(mm)." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2016
2/4 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"Best Performance by a Semi-Retired Professional Wrestler in an Irwin Allen-styled Disaster Movie? That'll be the day I go back to Annandale..." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2016
3/4 93%

The Gift (2015)

"Joel Edgerton proves a triple threat in "The Gift," as writer, director, and creepy villain of the piece." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 3, 2016
3.5/4 71%

Angel and the Badman (1947)

"With its stunning Flagstaff, Arizona locations and a breezy tone, the John Wayne-produced "Angel and the Badman" is a delightful mix of romance and action, with excellent chemistry between the leads." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet

Dear America: Standing in the Light (1999)

"This television adaptation of Mary Pope Osborne's novel is saddled with pat performances and overreaching platitudes. " rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet

Beauty's Worth (1922)

"Robert G. Vignola's film is a beauty all right. It's witty, worldly, and wise. " rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3.5/4 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

"This wild and wacky six-pack of revenge-tinged dramas is "Falling Down" for the art house set." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/4 96%

Citizenfour (2014)

"A risky and revelatory documentary weakened only by its awesome source." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet

Prayer in the Dark (1997)

"As a contemplative view of a contemporary religious family, and how their ideals shape the unfolding drama, Jerry Ciccoritti's "A Prayer in the Dark" is refreshingly faithful to its core." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2.5/4 17%

The Baroness and the Pig (2002)

""The Baroness and the Pig" is an odd duck." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet

The Big Trees (1952)

"Leading man Kirk Douglas has himself referred to "The Big Trees" as a bad movie. Bad is perhaps a little harsh, but just a little. " rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet

The Winds of Autumn (1976)

"This Quaker oater is a B-movie through and through." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet

Down to the Sea in Ships (1923)

"A boisterous affair featuring 19th Century whaling, star-crossed lovers, and a young Clara Bow in her screen debut." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/4 41%

Tusk (2014)

"Yes, "Tusk" is a stunt, a comedic dare, and a fake-looking one at times (which only seems to help, not hinder, its cause). But the darkness at the film's heart is real and gross and truly disturbing. " rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2015
3/4 60%

Surrender Dorothy (1998)

"Whatever happened to Kevin DiNovis?" rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2015
3/4 100%

LFO: The Movie (2013)

"The uniquely Swedish "LFO" is as droll as it is uncomfortable." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 20, 2015
2.5/4 97%

Listen To Me Marlon (2015)

"In hindsight, perhaps self-hypnosis tape recordings don't make for the most engrossing cinema." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/4 83%

Blue Caprice (2013)

"Refusing to settle for easy exploitation, director Alexandre Moors paints a vivid, bone-chilling picture of the corrupting power of evil." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/4 97%

Brooklyn (2015)

"Ronan dominates virtually every scene she's in -- and she's in virtually every scene -- with a maturity well beyond her years." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/4 94%

Room (2015)

"Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are the reason to see this fine rendering of Emma Donoghue's unusual and contained novel of the same name." rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Dec 2, 2015
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