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Don R. Lewis

Don R. Lewis
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A lovely, interesting and thoughtful look at growing up and a nice side dish to typical summer blockbuster faire. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
100% Yours in Sisterhood (2018) Lusztig's Yours in Sisterhood honors the underrepresented, creating a work of bold, original cinema that is bracing, entertaining and vital.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet The Show About the Show (2017) If you've often heard about Zahedi's work but have yet to check it out, The Show About the Show is a great entry point.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
98% Don't Think Twice (2016) While Don't Think Twice is about success, creativity and the struggle with both, it's also an incredibly human movie with a lot of funny moments tossed in to ease that pain. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
98% The Fits (2016) I love the way the film reminds me of adolescence itself; fun, silly times shaded with impending seriousness and tinged with darkness.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
63% Rats (2016) Rats is very much a horror movie, and intentionally so. There's a John Carpenter-esque soundtrack as well as several jump cuts designed to make you twitchy.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
96% Nuts! (2016) Nuts! is a real hoot.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
79% Lace Crater (2016) Atkins continues to grow as a filmmaker with Lace Crater and it's inspiring and refreshing to see such an interesting person with peculiar points of view pursuing their vision.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
82% Embers (2015) There's much to like in Carré's impressive film.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
98% Finders Keepers (2015) Finders Keepers is an entertaining documentary worth your time.‐ Flick Nation
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
B+ 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Give me a Shaun action-figure tie-in over Minions Tic-Tacs or Icees any day.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2015
C 78% Big Game (2015) At its core, Big Game is really for 10-16 year old boys who are stuck inside their house over summer vacation watching TV. Its earnest silliness almost works, but the awful CGI and Jackson's scenery chewing never jell. ‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2015
C+ 52% Live From New York! (2015) A fairly harmless fluff piece for one of the longest running TV shows in history. Like any fan of Saturday Night Live, we take what we can get.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
D 9% Survivor (2015) Survivor is a pretty lame and frankly boring thriller that piles on one messy plot twist onto another and has more 9/11 scare analogies than Rudy Giuliani when he's running for office‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2015
C- 75% Welcome To New York (2015) Neither shocking nor illuminating, Welcome to New York comes off merely as hero worship of a terrible man who revels in his abuses of power.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
B- 76% Hyena (2015) Moral platitudes aside, Hyena is an interesting and frequently intense look at a bunch of seedy guys doing seedy things until real-life consequences show up to bite them in the arse.‐ Consequence of Sound
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
4/5 86% Willow Creek (2014) I love all of Goldthwait's films (except one) but I wasn't sure what his goal was with Willow Creek. I can rest assured now that like any good filmmaker, he wanted to take the audience for a hell of a ride and tell a great story. He has succeeded.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4.5/5 84% Under the Skin (2014) Glazer continues to bat 1.000, which is both good and bad. Good because he makes amazing films, bad because he's only made three in 14 years.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3.5/5 75% ABCs of Death 2 (2014) Really, there aren't many duds in this entire collection which is quite a feat.‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 7, 2014
3/5 97% No No: A Dockumentary (2014) No No: A Dockumentary really covers a lot of ground, and I felt there were at least 3-4 different documentaries contained in the film that were as interesting, if not more so, than the story of Dock Ellis.‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 2, 2014
4/5 90% Cropsey (2010) As intriguing as it is downright eerie.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/5 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) Rinko Kikuchi is amazing as Kumiko.‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 7, 2014
5/5 83% Listen Up Philip (2014) Listen Up Philip is the third feature from Alex Ross-Perry, the new master of the awkward and uncomfortable cinematic experience.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 29, 2014
4/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) Blue Ruin is an awesome and bloody thriller that also takes a good, hard look at the toll revenge can have on individuals as well as those around them.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 27, 2014
3/5 83% 100 Bloody Acres (2013) While the Australian horror-comedy film 100 Bloody Acres isn't a knee-slapping, hilarious film, it's still a pretty fun flick that manages to pull off laughs as well as violence, gore and some truly sick plot twists.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 21, 2013
3.5/5 74% The East (2013) The movie is constructed and acted so well, you begin to really empathize with the people much as Sarah does and I found myself in similar moral grey areas.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 4, 2013
4/5 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) The scares in V/H/S/2 are totally different and more jump oriented than the eerie, slow builds in the original.‐ Film Threat
Posted May 9, 2013
4.5/5 60% I Am Not A Hipster (2013) It moved me, made me laugh, made me think and has an amazing performance by actor and musician Dominic Bogart that, honestly, blew me away.‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 23, 2012
4/5 84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) Sleepwalk With Me very much reminded me of a take on High Fidelity with comedians instead of music snobs.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 27, 2012
3.5/5 92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011) Yes, it's all straight-forward, no muss filmmaking, but Roger Corman wouldn't want it any other way.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 22, 2011
4/5 74% The Lie (2011) It's funny, touching and truthful and its total lack of cynicism is rare but very welcome.‐ Film Threat
Posted Nov 14, 2011
4/5 84% !Women Art Revolution (2011) An important film about the women's art scene which has never really received its due.‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 26, 2011
4.5/5 50% The Living Wake (2010) Funny, touching, insane, ridiculous and brilliant are just a few words I would use to describe "The Living Wake." Films like this need to be seen so seek it out, you'll be glad you did.‐ Film Threat
Posted May 21, 2010
2/5 50% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) "The Human Centipede" is a dumb movie. There wasn't a single moment in the film where I wasn't keenly aware I was watching a film and a fairly bad B-film at that.‐ Film Threat
Posted May 4, 2010
1/5 19% The Back-up Plan (2010) "The Back-Up Plan" is a stupid, unfunny, gross and annoying film. Let's just get that out of the way right now. ‐ Film Threat
Posted May 4, 2010
3/5 75% Kick-Ass (2010) However the film also has major pacing issues, is pretty damned boring and saddles the audience with the least interesting character in the entire film, Kick-Ass. As a result I felt the film was simply o.k. when it could have been much, much better.‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 19, 2010
3.5/5 73% I Sell the Dead (2008) All in all "I Sell the Dead" is a good old fashioned horror movie for fans of classic monster movies and things that go bump in the night.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 31, 2010
4/5 59% Trash Humpers (2010) It's all very confusing and I have to admit, I'm not sure I even liked "Trash Humpers." But, I respect it and I respect Korine as an artist.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 31, 2010
3/5 51% Chloe (2010) "Chloe" is a taut, adult thriller that succeeds so well in its set-up that when the third act rolls around, you're left expecting more.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 31, 2010
3.5/5 75% Greenberg (2010) While "Greenberg" wasn't as funny as I had hoped, I think it's a great film and in the end is a return to form for Baumbach.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 31, 2010
4/5 50% Godspeed (2010) Intense, brutal, intriguing and expertly executed.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 31, 2010
4/5 91% Easier with Practice (2009) Easier With Practice is such an assured, solid and just plain good film, it's going to be a tough act to follow.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 11, 2010
3/5 71% The Crazies (2010) "The Crazies" isn't the worst horror film you'll see nor is it the best. It's a decently made horror film that serves it's purpose which is to freak you out a little bit but not really make you think%u2026‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 10, 2010
14% I Love You Beth Cooper (2009) Let me be clear here: I hated this movie. I hated it so much I couldn't even bring myself to laugh at how awful it was.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 27, 2009
56% New World Order (2009) While I can't say I'm fully convinced the people profiled in "New World Order" are onto anything resembling "the truth," I will say again, there are some compelling truths to be found in the film and by the Alex Jones acolytes.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 21, 2009
90% Hunger (2009) Yes, "Hunger" is a fairly nasty affair and we don't even get to the starvation part until the third act.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 21, 2009
1.5/5 26% Land of the Lost (2009) Be it dead serious, moronic racecar driver Ricky Bobby or idiotic, deadpan Ron Burgandy, Ferrell has managed to create quite the niche for himself as the honest, earnest moron.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 21, 2009
4.5/5 93% Harmony and Me (2009) Bob Byington's "Harmony and Me" is an indie gem that isn't at all what it appears to be at first glance.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 21, 2009
4/5 79% Humpday (2009) Humpday is like a peek into the brain of dudes and it's either funny or discomforting depending on if you're a guy or a girl. As a guy, I only prayed my wife wasn't catching on.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 17, 2009
4/5 67% Revolutionary Road (2008) An unforgettable film and one of the year's best.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 23, 2008