David Phelps

David Phelps

Agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time.

David Phelps's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 No Score Yet

Shuga (Chouga) (2007)

"Perhaps no director since Hitchcock has been quite this obsessed with glimpses and gazes." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 9, 2008
3/4 96%

Tulpan (2009)

"A folk tale disguised as a documentary, Sergei Dvortsevoy's Tulpan appears something like actual reality, half-planned and half-found." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2008
1.5/4 No Score Yet

Northern Land (2008)

"Something like a bad Oliveira forgery." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 29, 2008
2/4 95%

The Class (2008)

"At best, The Class is great reality TV." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2008
.5/4 86%

Wonderful Town (2007)

"Contemplative cinema with nothing to contemplate." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2008
3.5/4 91%

Momma's Man (2008)

"Momma's Man, completely unshakeable, is implicitly nostalgic, about a nostalgic man, but only because it has such an unsentimental commitment to the gap between past and present." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2008
2/4 No Score Yet

Eat, for This is My Body (Mange, ceci est mon corps) (2007)

"Eat stupidly elides Fleischer's rationalist approach to the most fervently unreasonable impulses." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2008
3.5/4 30%

Boarding Gate (2008)

"Boarding Gate, B-movie heir to Phil Karlson and Ingmar Bergman, screws any pretence of naturalism for hallucinatory confrontations." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2008
3/4 No Score Yet

Foster Child (2007)

"Like Cristian Mungiu did in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Brillante Mendoza attempts to take the camera from the opening shot of Touch of Evil to quotidian life in the slums." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2008
2/4 81%

The Silence Before Bach (Die Stille vor Bach) (2007)

"Twaddle pitched somewhere between a music appreciation class and a modernist experiment attesting to art's ability to ennoble the quotidian." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2008
1/4 64%

Arranged (2007)

"At least Arranged understands that its message is directed at naïve children." ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2007

Otoshiana (Pitfall) (1962)

"Once the premise is up, it's never as uninteresting as it should be." ‐ Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2007