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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
2.5/4 56% Feast (2006) A refreshingly arch sense of humor coupled with some non-standardization, genre-wise, elevate this gloppy creature feature.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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. ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
3.5/4 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Does exactly what it says on the tin.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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. ‐ Movie Boeuf
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).‐ Movie Boeuf
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 kicks in.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
2.5/4 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Competently made -- noisy and intense -- but not a pretty picture.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
3/4 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) An assured and ambitious arthouse odyssey from the Zelners, with the wonderful, wistful Rinko Kikuchi at its core.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
2.5/4 45% The Hollars (2016) Hollar if you've heard this one before.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
3.5/4 94% The Hunt (Jagten) (2013) Mikkelsen makes this personal horror show his own with a powerful and remarkably controlled performance.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A real meat and potatoes proposition -- satisfying *and* tasty!‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
3.5/4 100% Brillo Box (3 cents off) (2016) The ups and downs of the titular Andy Warhol sculpture are as engaging as they are informative.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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 85% 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. ‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/4 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) Adorable.‐ Movie Boeuf
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" (preferably on VHS... but stay away from those power stations!).‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Hired Gun (2017) 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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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 all works.‐ Movie Boeuf
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. ‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
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."‐ Movie Boeuf
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).‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
2.5/4 64% 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."‐ Movie Boeuf
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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
2.5/4 63% 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." ‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted May 7, 2016
3.5/4 96% Spotlight (2015) Now *this* is more the Tom McCarthy (Director) we know and love...‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2016
2/4 43% 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.‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | 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!‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2016
3/4 95% Sing Street (2016) John Carney's "Sing Street" is a pint-sized, new wave--and similarly crowd-pleasing--version of "The Commitments."‐ Movie Boeuf
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2016