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David Phelps

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

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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 23, 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
100% Otoshiana (Pitfall) (1962) Once the premise is up, it's never as uninteresting as it should be. ‐ Stylus Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2007