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David N. Butterworth

David N. Butterworth
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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).‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
2.5/4 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Competently made -- noisy and intense -- but not a pretty picture.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
3/4 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) An assured and ambitious arthouse odyssey from the Zelners, with the wonderful, wistful Rinko Kikuchi at its core.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
2.5/4 45% The Hollars (2016) Hollar if you've heard this one before.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A real meat and potatoes proposition -- satisfying *and* tasty!‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet Brillo Box (3 cents off) (2016) The ups and downs of the titular Andy Warhol sculpture are as engaging as they are informative.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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.‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
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. ‐ 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 55% 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 (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.‐ 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 63% 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