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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 75% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) A good looking, character-driven piece which mostly works as a bittersweet love song to the complexities of family and the seductive allure of an idealized past.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) Fair and factual, John Curran's film showcases a living, breathing performance from Jason Clarke as the Massachusetts Senator many say got away with murder.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/4 89% Hereditary (2018) Writer/director Ari Aster has clearly studied the greats.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Who Is Arthur Chu? (2017) A minor celebrity, whose ego vacillates between a thirst for fame and a drive to do good, is given the indie doc treatment in Yu Gu and Scott Drucker's engaging "Who is Arthur Chu?"‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
3/4 79% I Kill Giants (2018) Mostly successful due to Madison Wolfe's committed performance in the lead and director Anders Walter's sensitive handling of the difficult themes.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/4 100% The Scent of Rain & Lightning (2018) "'Lightning" strikes a chord with the surefootedness of its cast and crew.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3/4 55% The Forgiven (2018) Powerful performances by Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana highlight Roland Joffé's latest political drama.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
2.5/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh's family friendly film is big and bold and egocentric, much like its hirsute protagonist.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
2.5/4 84% Game Night (2018) A mostly enjoyable, well-written romp wisely entrusted to the comedic chemistry of Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
2.5/4 86% Midnighters (2018) If you can get over the film's dumb title you'll likely be well entertained.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
3/4 100% Survivors Guide to Prison (2018) What if you're not a murderer or a rapist or a thief yet find yourself facing incarceration? You're going to need the "Survivors Guide to Prison."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/4 17% Looking Glass (2018) When a subdued Nicolas Cage is the best thing about your movie, well...‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.5/4 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Worthy of its Palme D'Or win at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
1.5/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) A magnificent mess.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
3/4 97% The Light of the Moon (2017) Thompson's terrifically-assured debut is a thoughtful and no-frills meditation that feels personal and credible and maybe even helpful to some. Stephanie Beatriz is exceptional.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/4 17% Kill Order (2018) "Kill Order" isn't terrible, but it will likely appeal more to those who prefer their martial arts mayhem free of such contrivances as fully-realized characterizations, skilled plotting, and a satisfying tone. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/4 No Score Yet Angst (1983) Gerald Kargl's home invasion splatter flick--the only film he ever made--is a fascinating experience despite the sordid subject matter.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
2.5/4 74% Mom and Dad (2018) An absurdist black comedy from the director of "Jonah Hex."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
2/4 81% The Trip to Spain (2017) The whole bumpy ride is starting to feel a little stale and unashamedly lazy.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3.5/4 98% Quest (2017) A mesmerizing portrait of a North Philadelphia family over a tumultuous decade.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
2.5/4 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) Uniformly fine performances highlight this brooding Alaskan small-town noir.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
3.5/4 82% Mayhem (2017) Memorable, murderous fun.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
2/4 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) In space, nobody can you hear you roll your eyes. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
3/4 85% It (2017) With carefully-crafted chills, well-developed characters, and a strong storyline, "It" deserves a place in the canon of stellar Stephen King adaptations.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
2.5/4 78% Realive (2017) "Realive" feels a little sterile and its performances are hit and miss. But its thought-provoking conceit keeps you engaged until the very--and largely ironic--end. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
2.5/4 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) Fans of oom-pah-pah revelry, Hammer Horrors, and Victorian-era introspection should find plenty to whet their appetites in "The Limehouse Golem."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
2.5/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) First-time director Matt Spicer makes good use of Aubrey Plaza's one-note appeal in "Ingrid Goes West," a stalker comedy in the tradition of Martin Scorsese's superior "The King of Comedy."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1.5/4 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) "Dude, Where's My Career?"‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
3.5/4 86% 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 81% 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 67% 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 93% 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 35% Odd Thomas (2014) Odd, but oddly entertaining.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2.5/4 93% 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 73% 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 74% 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