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Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart
“You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.” — Théophile Gautier

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Henry Stewart'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
90% The Dead Zone (1983) "Before Christopher Walken was a punchline, he was an actor...you get a great sense of how startling Walken can be as a star, of how unusual and unexpected his every choice is, from his turn in this early-career King adaptation " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 27, 2016
97% Making a Murderer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "We [can] now look at murders and murderers with our brows held high. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
95% The Honeymoon Killers (1970) "A critical response to Bonnie and Clyde and its romantic violence...subverts every Hollywood shibboleth... " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
46% Natural Born Killers (1994) "Feels like watching television when the cat's got the remote. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
70% Hatari! (1962) "All dumb romance, immature jokes, (unconscious?) racism and a child's sense of adventure. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
84% Farewell, My Lovely (1975) "It's Chinatown dipped in honey--then left out in the sun for the flies. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
50% The Craft (1996) "Witchcraft becomes a metaphor for drugs in this conservatively cautionary 90s camp favorite. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 13, 2016
No Score Yet Blood Diner (1987) "Blithely low-budget, flauntedly foul and self-consciously goofy. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2016
91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "This movie is too stylish for its subject...The content demands brutal honesty, cameras that can't and won't look away...Instead, Fukunaga presents it with the palatable outrage typical of Oscar nominees--and the movie got no nominations for the trouble. " ‐ Cinepinion
Posted Jan 15, 2016
64% The Visit (2015) "This may be a necessary palette cleanser for a director who spent the last few years consumed doing the hackiest hack work in Hollywood...And I'd love to see Shyamalan return to form. But this isn't that film. " ‐ Cinepinion
Posted Jan 15, 2016
80% Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1969) "Unlike the slashers it resembles, its monster enforces no reactionary moral code; the bad guy is a [Catholic father], and the unbelieving hero...leaves the praying to priests. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2016
25% Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) "The psycho Santa embodies Reagan-era conservatism, then at its peak, mocking the strict discipline of compassionless, law-and-order, moral-policing reactionaries...If the Gipper was post-Carter America's Santa Claus, he was also its Krampus. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2016
94% Foreign Correspondent (1940) "Hitchcock's second American feature...is mostly set anywhere but in America, yet it's a curious piece of Hollywood propaganda. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2016
56% Dune (1984) "There's some pleasure to be had from its misguided spectacle...but only if you embrace the mystery rather than try to define it, which is true, really, of all of Lynch's work. Surrealism isn't meant to be sorcerered into making sense. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2016
87% River's Edge (1987) "Like a typical high school comedy under extreme duress...interrogates a suburban generation that's either numb or nasty, born of the 60s' failed idealism...about a boy who has to betray his hometown to do right by the world. And by himself. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
100% Paperhouse (1989) "There really are no other movies like this one. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
22% Pieces (1983) "There's little to "get"--just lots of unrestrained madness to relish. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
89% Bone Tomahawk (2015) "Don't expect a movie that deals well, or at all really, with the problems of American history...Expect instead satisfying storytelling...terrifying. " ‐ Cinepinion
Posted Nov 12, 2015
43% Pet Sematary (1989) "This a silly movie, also overwrought, fusing the two until it approaches something grand and gonzo and tragic and meaningful. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
92% Queen of Earth (2015) "[It's] like intrinsically hipster cinema: it puts a modern spin on old tropes without quite changing them--that is, it looks a little different, but doesn't say anything too different. " ‐ Cinepinion
Posted Sep 3, 2015
91% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978) "Here are two women wrestling with each other, a true grudge match, but also two actors with distinct styles, challenging one another, making the other better. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Aug 28, 2015
88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "It isn't a movie about the social realities of growing up south of Los Angeles--it's about the commercial success of two guys and their friends, whose stuff you can buy on your way out of the theater. " ‐ Cinepinion
Posted Aug 27, 2015
83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "The Stanford prison experiment never felt more relevant...This is how the conditions are created for both Rikers Island and Staten Island; correctional officers aren't so different from police: from New York to Ferguson, Baltimore to Cleveland. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2015
97% Jaws (1975) "Spielberg reduced [Benchley's novel] to a fight at sea between animal and man, which is as old as American literature itself. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Aug 10, 2015
86% The Stepfather (1987) "The coup de grâce? He's also a real-estate agent. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
82% Excalibur (1981) "This trippy telling of Thomas Malory mixes myriad mythologies...to create transcultural ur-lore... " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "We all live on top of each other in the Safdies' city. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
90% After Hours (1985) "All the anxiety of Koch-era New York is wrapped up in this surreal, screwball and terrifying film. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2015
86% Altered States (1980) "The far-out fringes of studio-funded cinema. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2015
77% Explorers (1985) "Nostalgic but not naive, celebrating not jingoism or violence but certain American characteristics, embodied by each of the characters, that did approach greatness: pluck, know-how, and rock-n-roll attitude. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 20, 2015
No Score Yet Patterns (1956) "Captures a transitional moment, before the term "ruthless American businessman" was assumed redundant, when a few of them still had honor and character--just before the country went full Vader. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2015
78% God Told Me To (1976) "Grimy and off-the-rails, an overlooked masterpiece, a thinking man's grindhouse picture that fuses the religious-crisis pretensions of a Great Novel with the tawdry horror tropes of a Times Square also-ran. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2015
91% In Cold Blood (1967) "B&W rarely looked so good, before or since. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) "As scary as a serious consideration of your own death. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2015
A 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "No Country for Old Men is an action film both measured and grave, opening as a Jim Thompson-esque crime saga set on the Texan sands, but as it moves along the film acquires an allegorical depth. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Feb 22, 2015
93% She's Gotta Have It (1986) "Her three suitors seem to represent different facets of black identity, and her spurning of all three feels like a defiant rejection not only of being pigeonholed but also of pigeonholing the black experience. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Feb 20, 2015
58% Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) "Like Woody Allen's filmmaking evolution played out in reverse: it starts as smart, existential black comedy and ends in broad, zany caricature. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
100% Compulsion (1959) "Director Richard Fleischer brings to the film style and occasional jazz-wailing verve, teasing out the underlying homoeroticism [in this] mashup of Rope, In Cold Blood and Inherit the Wind. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2015
88% White Hunter Black Heart (1990) "Eastwood undercuts the mythological machismo in the film's stinging final reel, and he also shows us the madness behind the old Hollywood magic. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2015
67% Beat the Devil (1953) "Bogart is at his suavest, his most intelligent and darkly handsome, so world-weary he's come out the other side... " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Jan 12, 2015
No Score Yet Silent Night, Bloody Night (1973) "About a family willfully forgetting its heritage and a town denying its history--the delirious story of America. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2014
No Score Yet Head over Heels (1979) "charmingly acted, wittily scripted, wrily romantic " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 21, 2014
No Score Yet A Reflection of Fear (1973) "The persistently unsettling mood is established by the graceful movements and artful placements of the camera, which alternately creeps and hangs back, though the icy affect and intimations of incest also help. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2014
89% The King of Comedy (1983) "It blurs those fine lines between celebrity and nonentity, reality and fantasy, funny and frightening. The differences, as the cast and filmmakers understand, are all in the delivery. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2014
100% Julius Caesar (1953) "Brando became a legend in gritty Elia Kazan productions, but it was his naturalistic approach in nonrealistic Mankiewicz fare like this and 1955's Guys and Dolls that helped transform all acting. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2014
91% A Tale of Springtime (1992) "Both diverting and demanding, above all observational and naturalistic, obscuring its deliberate construction. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2014
No Score Yet L'Invenzione di Morel "About cinema's potential to immortalize both love and people, but also the Tragedy of the Audience: namely, its incurable perishability. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2014
98% Chinatown (1974) "It's about the 20th century and the American West--and the gross ruling class that built them both. As creation myths go, this one's twisted. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2014
67% American Psycho (2000) "A mockery of Manhattan mores whose teeth have only sharpened since they were first bared--and the most honest Wall Street movie ever made. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2014
36% Radio Free Albemuth (2014) "Notable only for its source material--not for what it does with it. " ‐ The L Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2014
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