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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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" (preferably on VHS... but stay away from those power stations!).‐ 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 all 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
2.5/4 62% 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." ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted May 7, 2016
3.5/4 96% Spotlight (2015) Now *this* is more the Tom McCarthy (Director) we know and love...‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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!‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2016
3/4 96% Sing Street (2016) John Carney's "Sing Street" is a pint-sized, new wave -- and similarly crowd-pleasing -- version of "The Commitments."‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2016
3.5/4 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) All Hail the Republic of Pilgrim!‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2016
3/4 95% Amy (2015) What a voice. What a waste.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2016
1.5/4 43% Pandemic (2016) Aren't we yet done with all this cheap 'n' cheesy hand-held, wobbly-all-over-the-place, found footage so-manic-you-can't-tell-what's-going-on POV movie stuff?‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet Papagajka (2016) A small yet satisfying psychological drama, dripping with atmosphere and surreal beauty.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
2/4 28% Camino (2016) This Noah/Waller picture, featuring stuntwoman-turned-actress-turned-stuntwoman Zoe Bell, is neither taxing nor terribly potent. ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016
3/4 96% Nina Forever (2016) Dead good.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016
3.5/4 75% Gored (2015) Fighting bulls. It's a tough job, but does someone *really* have to do it??‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2016