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Dustin Putman

Dustin Putman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 32% Leatherface (2017) It may sound oxymoronic to criticize a movie like "Leatherface" for being depraved and mean-spirited, but this particular installment is ugly and distasteful in a way the previous seven entries were not.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
3/4 67% Happy Death Day (2017) An involving, vivaciously written morality chiller. "Happy Death Day" is fun, plain and simple, injecting welcome devilish mirth into a genre—and a bleakly discordant 2017 landscape—when we need a little cathartic levity more than ever.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3.5/4 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A motion picture of grand aims and elevated altitudes, "Blade Runner 2049" challenges in the best way, as emotionally resounding as it is visually remarkable.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/4 19% Woodshock (2017) The dreamily provocative writing-directing debut of fashion designer sisters Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, "Woodshock" is a forlorn tone poem with a fresh artistic eye unlike any other.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/4 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A stirring, affectionately felt biopic about a necessary milestone in sports history. The not-so-secret weapon of "Battle of the Sexes" is Billie Jean King herself, and Emma Stone's impassioned turn playing her.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2.5/4 92% The Devil's Candy (2017) "The Devil's Candy" is smart genre filmmaking, a taut juggling of the menacing and the character-centric.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2.5/4 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) There is enough inspiration and amusement to be had to easily—and happily—imagine this series continuing on for years to come.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/4 69% mother! (2017) A maddening, nerve-shredding masterstroke of auteur ballsiness, "mother!" is writer-director Darren Aronofsky's jolting answer to cinematically capturing what it is like to be trapped in a nightmare.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 84% It (2017) Hits the ground running as a deliciously entertaining, legitimately shuddersome horror feature, but it excels as something altogether more profound, a cathartic fable constellating the twilight of childhood innocence.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/4 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) At once thoroughly entertaining and inventively shrewd, a dark comedy of tonally tricky irreverence. "Ingrid Goes West" is beautiful and messy. Just like real life. Just as it should be.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
1.5/4 19% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) An ultra-lite version of Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice," "Once Upon a Time in Venice" is a sunny SoCal noir so inconsequential it seems to evaporate as it plays out.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2.5/4 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) This engaging, solidly freaky prequel is certainly at one with what has come before—and, more to the point, what chronologically comes after—delivering to fright-famished audiences exactly what they've come for.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2.5/4 15% The Dark Tower (2017) Works more often than not, a muscular yet appreciatively unshowy conjuring of spectacle, action, and crucial character beats all playing out on a multi-plane tableau melding reality with sinister fancy.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2/4 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Too ambitious and valiantly conceived to write off completely, but it's missing an all-important beating heart at its center.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) "Dunkirk" is one of the great war pictures of our time. It's haunting, it's rapturous, and it's unforgettable.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
4/4 90% A Ghost Story (2017) A cosmically connected masterpiece, deceptively simple in design yet awe-inspiring in its philosophical vastness.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
2/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) By far the most lightweight and thematically inconsequential of any and all past "Spider-Man" features.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) A blue-ribbon technical achievement with plenty of vividly contemplative layers underneath, "War for the Planet of the Apes" is an adult-minded summer tentpole providing the requisite eye candy without sacrificing its intellect or storytelling maturity.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) A high-wire, hyper-cool, adrenaline-fueled fusion of music, action and ecstasy. There has never been anything quite like what writer-director Edgar Wright has accomplished.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
0/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Irredeemable garbage that gives summertime blockbuster fare a bad name. "Transformers: The Last Knight" is an endurance-testing assault on the art of cinema, one physical altercation away from becoming criminal.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2.5/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) "Cars 3" features a rather standard champion-turned-underdog plot, but has several things going for it. This second sequel finds a story fit for telling in a follow-up worthy of succeeding the original film.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/4 72% Catfight (2017) Again and again, "Catfight" verges on astonishing in its go-for-broke, no-fucks-given audacity.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/4 46% Rough Night (2017) "Rough Night" should have been a hilarity-filled, albeit derivative, free-for-all. Instead, the undernourished yet excessively clunky script meanders more than zings.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 21% The Book of Henry (2017) Viewers are either going to go with it, or they won't. It worked for me, most of the time, aided by an ensemble of wonderful performances that make the unbelievable suddenly plausible.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/4 16% The Mummy (2017) When it sticks to thrills and spectacle and, you know, horror, there is unmistakably exciting potential in seeing the first glimpses of Universal's Dark Universe take shape.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2.5/4 89% It Comes At Night (2017) Conjures an unsettling aura but does so at a deliberate tempo where its characters' emotional journey and insular world takes precedence over predictable genre tactics.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/4 74% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) A motion picture so intensely layered, so fastidiously detailed, so remarkably constructed, so suggestively atmospheric, and so emotionally resonant it earns its place as a modern work of art.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
3.5/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) A masterful study in mood and longing. A film to drink in and ponder, "The Beguiled" is artistically alive while delivering in raw, often hair-raising desperation.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Commanding and clear of vision, all the more electrifying because the time is taken to get to know, to understand, and to care about the people onscreen. Imagine that.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Easily the best since the 2003 original—which is to say it's mediocre but occasionally diverting, and doesn't cause one to want to run screaming from the theater.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2.5/4 19% Baywatch (2017) When is a comedy not terribly funny yet still recommendable? When said film does not live or die based on its jokes, and everything surrounding them remains easy, breezy and perpetually beguiling.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/4 69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Wildly uneven yet impossible to discount, continuing to confront big questions about the genesis of life and the mysteries of death.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2.5/4 36% Snatched (2017) "Snatched" is a spirited early-summer trifle, not terribly deep but comically inspired where it counts.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Joyous, silly, heartfelt, and occasionally majestic. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is alive and thriving, a smart, thrilling, sweet-natured kickoff to the 2017 summer movie season.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/4 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) A horror-mystery of elegant craftsmanship and genuine unnerving fear.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
2.5/4 64% Detour (2017) If "Detour" appears a touch too familiar for its own good at times, director Christopher Smith puts enough of his own stamp on the material to give the story a fresh, devious urgency.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2.5/4 25% Unforgettable (2017) Katherine Heigl tears out of the gate with a ferociously understated performance in "Unforgettable," a "...from Hell" thriller that proves to be a little more psychologically complex than initially meets the eye.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
0.5/4 No Score Yet Chupacabra Territory (2017) Arguably one of the worst and most obnoxious of the "Blair Witch" imitators.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
2/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) One wishes "The Fate of the Furious" could have kept the well wishes and momentum going, but instead it has sunk back into mediocrity.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/4 86% Blow-Up (1966) At once provocative and mystifying, dazzlingly immersive and utterly remarkable.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3.5/4 44% Tales From the Hood (1995) One of the smartest genre offerings of the era and, quite possibly, the best anthology of its decade.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2/4 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) "Ghost in the Shell" travels on a straight, narrow, oft-mediocre line, escalating tension negligible as Scarlett Johansson tries, and frequently succeeds in, rising above the murky fray.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 67% Life (2017) First-rate horror films provide a special brand of catharsis no other genre can achieve, and "Life" delivers big time on this count.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3.5/4 42% Song to Song (2017) It is with heartening exhilaration to announce, then, the Malick of old has finally returned. Confidently sprawling and startlingly clear-eyed, "Song to Song" is of a whole with itself, always lyrical and often breathtaking to watch take shape.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
3.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) An extravaganza of goosebump-inducing melody, heart and daring. Bursting with innovation and wonder, the film takes a time-honored fable and makes it feel fresh again. "Beauty and the Beast" is pure enchantment.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Well-made and thoughtful, and it pays off so splendidly in the final fifteen minutes one wishes what preceded this climax could have been its equal. Where "Logan" leads is inevitable and necessary, but it doesn't make it any easier.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/4 89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) Mesmerizingly criss-crossing any number of genres, the film is every bit as miraculous as Melanie Lynskey's tremendous turn.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/4 99% Get Out (2017) Prudent, muscular filmmaking, a terrifically creepy thriller with a clear voice and plenty to say.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2.5/4 32% Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bĂȘte) (2016) Works better as cinematic spectacle than as compassionate romantic drama. Fortunately, their afterthought of a romance dampens but does not spoil the movie's cumulatively handsome spell.‐ TheFilmFile.com
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
3.5/4 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Densely imagined & boldly designed, "A Cure for Wellness" thrillingly takes its time, allowing each scene to breathe while washing over viewers willing to go along for the narratively elaborate, psychologically challenging, intoxicatingly deliberate ride.‐ TheFrightFile.com
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017