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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 85% Wind River (2017) Gil Birmingham is especially good, but Jeremy Renner has rarely been better, and Elizabeth Olsen continues to impress.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
3.5/4 89% Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance (1983) "Well now, that music was *very* foreboding; it made a shiver go right down my spine."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
2/4 71% Dave Made a Maze (2017) It would have made for a fantastically immersive installation at the Guggenheim; as a film, however, it's less successful. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
2.5/4 78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Funny, it seems, bears repeating‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2.5/4 91% The Witch (2016) "The VVitch" succeeds by delivering up encroaching menace with a mysterious disregard for audience expectations.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
2.5/4 65% Nerve (2016) The plausibility of its scenario gives "Nerve" an unexpected edge.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Returning Citizens (2017) A well made and insightful documentary that humanizes the product of a broken criminal justice system.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/4 31% The Handmaid's Tale (1990) Schlondorff's treatment is idly drab and antiseptic, indifferent almost, as though he felt Atwood's vision was cinematic enough. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
3/4 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Shear entertainment.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
0/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) Don't believe the hype. This is one bad "'Driver."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
3/4 83% Denial (2016) Weisz is Streep-worthy in this somber real-life courtroom drama.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/4 100% Tower (2016) "Tower" takes the art of rotoscoping to dizzying new heights.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Nope.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) 2017's "My Cousin Rachel" is a solid and finely-acted version of Daphne du Maurier's deliberately-ambiguous drama.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
4/4 96% Some Like It Hot (1959) A perfect screwball comedy.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
3/4 82% Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009) Leave it to the South Koreans to inject new blood into the seemingly eternal vampire oeuvre. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2.5/4 36% Odd Thomas (2014) Odd, but oddly entertaining.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) One of the few superhero movies to pass the Bechdel test with flying, bullet-deflecting wrist bracelets.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
3/4 100% Breaking A Monster (2016) "'Monster" talent.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2017
3/4 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Ambiguous and absorbing, "Nocturnal Animals" is a worthwhile sophomore essay from the artsy, enigmatic Ford.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/4 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) What gives Zahler's brutal, bloody, and just plain bizarre film a lot of its oomph is the dialogue, by turns lyrical, absurd, odd, and inventive.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Fantastic looking, fully realized, and thoroughly absorbing, this extension of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world surpassed my expectations exponentially.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
2/4 60% Allied (2016) We were always taught "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Here endeth my review of "Allied."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
3/4 98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) Ninety years on, "Sunrise" still packs a wallop, technically, even if its storyline is a tad melodramatic.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
2/4 90% Raw (2017) Retch Ed.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
1.5/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Kong: Numbskull Island" is more like it.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
2.5 No Score Yet Rat (2000) "Rat" is an absurdist yarn that eventually outstays its welcome despite magnificent work by Imelda Staunton (vile Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter films).‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
3/4 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Hailee Steinfeld's star continues to rise.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
3/4 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) A finely-crafted ensemble piece.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
2.5/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Nate Parker might well be the next big thing... if he's ever given the chance to work in Hollywood again. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Tourist Trap (1979) A limp 70s horror entry from mannequin meister David Schmoeller (the "Puppet Master" series).‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
2.5/4 79% Educating Rita (1983) Time has not been kind to "Educating Rita."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
2/4 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Do we really need another franchise with a tall-ish, "42"-year-old vigilante drifter cracking heads? Probably not.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3/4 97% Hell or High Water (2016) David Mackenzie's modern-day Western hits the high-water mark in terms of its uniformly fine performances if not, necessarily, its narrative construct.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/4 79% The American Side (2016) An extremely satisfying throwback to those classic gumshoe dramas of the '40s and '50s, with their style and tone purposefully intact.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Maintains the elegance and enchantment of the original film.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/4 55% The Dressmaker (2016) Winslet and Davis are formidable in "The Dressmaker."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) "Get Out" succeeds by taking a fairly-standard horror format and invigorating it with a visceral social element. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/4 77% ABCs of Death 2 (2014) The targeted demographic--gore fans with short attention spans--are going to eat this superior sequel up.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet Play for Today (Abigail's Party) (1977) Demis Roussos, anyone?‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
2.5/4 33% Masterminds (2016) Not every gag lands, but those that do make this broad yet lovable schlub of a comedy worth a $3.99 online stream.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
2/4 79% The Family Fang (2016) A humorless, Debbie Downer of a dysfunctional family drama, all the more disappointing given its promising pedigree.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
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).‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3.5/4 95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) The very definition of a mondo midnight movie!‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/4 92% 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. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/4 96% Moana (2016) Purposefully and persuasively continues the Disney tradition of tough, outspoken, and intrepid heroines without skipping a beat. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
1.5/4 40% Landmine Goes Click (2015) Just this old sick song keeps Georgia on my mine.‐ Movie Boeuf
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 barely saw coming.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
3/4 87% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) Great Scot!‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016