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Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart
Henry Stewart's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 69% As You Are (2017) The film is, above all, a striking and affecting expression of the desire, repression, and violence.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/4 33% Don't Knock Twice (2017) The film's storylines fail to inform or intensify each other in any theme-deepening or character-developing ways. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
3/4 76% Split (2017) Split is personal and outlandish, with questionable themes, riveting plotting, somber storytelling, and elegant construction.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) This admiring, outrageous movie, as phony as the food it glorifies, celebrates Kroc's Trumpness. ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
83% The Man Who Saw Too Much (2015) Meta true crime, not about the criminals but the documentarians...provocative...great pleasures‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
83% Beware the Slenderman (2016) At its most absorbing at its most sensational, but its moral is less outrageous than its details.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
100% Sour Grapes (2016) An artful piece of schadenfreude, in which the uniquely obnoxious, wine-swirling rich are bamboozled, embarrassed and jailed.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
No Score Yet The Promise (Das Versprechen) (2016) Familiar and satisfying...continues in the "New True Crime" tradition.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
86% Saturday Night Fever (1977) Contemptuous of the community it phonily purports to depict.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
86% Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) The director's artistry overshadows his grind house titillations, though they're still to be found aplenty...not just grim and gross or even disturbing; it's hurtful.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
100% The Petrified Forest (1936) Darker looks have never been cast on celluloid.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
17% Brainscan (1994) The hero, Michael, says horror is just escape, but the movie doesn't agree with him, pinning violence and its moral responsibility on him when all he wants to do is watch.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
100% Tower (2016) Tower asks us to resee its tragedy in a way a traditional documentary never could. But it also asks us to resee all tragedies, especially the ways we inure ourselves to them.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
55% The Transformers - The Movie (1986) By far the best toy commercial ever made.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) Horror isn't as easy as James Wan makes it look--David Sandberg is capable but not masterful, and LIGHTS OUT is scary but never terrifying.‐ Cinepinion
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
75% Lace Crater (2016) an impressionistic allegory, fusing horror with shame, in which sex has debilitating health and social effects-especially, unfairly, for women.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
100% Pépé le Moko (1937) It's about Paris--though not a single scene is either set or shot there. ‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
B+ 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The most horrifying horror around...also pretty stupid.‐ Cinepinion
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) A long, vulgar ad for Hillary...DeMonaco may have something to say, but his movies remain too stupid to say it.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
51% Summer of Sam (1999) A deliberately overblown MEAN STREETS parody‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
82% Pusher (1999) The kind of stuff Miramax used to pump into the Angelika like Fruitopia.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
80% The Fury (1978) Gripping, goofy, gonzo cinema, among the best of its kind.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
No Score Yet The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933) Plainly regressive...But it's also a dark tale of consuming jealousy...[and] it's got classy, subversively feminist comic relief.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
96% Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964) Godard, the cocky provocateur, breaks every rule of filmmaking he can muster...[it's] a rejection of traditions--all of 'em, de qualité or otherwise--and an embrace of the new.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
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‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
95% The Honeymoon Killers (1970) A critical response to Bonnie and Clyde and its romantic violence...subverts every Hollywood shibboleth...‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
46% Natural Born Killers (1994) Feels like watching television when the cat's got the remote.‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
67% Hatari! (1962) All dumb romance, immature jokes, (unconscious?) racism and a child's sense of adventure.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
50% The Craft (1996) Witchcraft becomes a metaphor for drugs in this conservatively cautionary 90s camp favorite.‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
40% Blood Diner (1987) Blithely low-budget, flauntedly foul and self-consciously goofy.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
31% 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.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
57% 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.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
86% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
100% Paperhouse (1989) There really are no other movies like this one.‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
30% Pieces (1983) There's little to "get"--just lots of unrestrained madness to relish.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
90% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
46% Pet Sematary (1989) This a silly movie, also overwrought, fusing the two until it approaches something grand and gonzo and tragic and meaningful.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2015
87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2015
86% The Stepfather (1987) The coup de grâce? He's also a real-estate agent.‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
82% Excalibur (1981) This trippy telling of Thomas Malory mixes myriad mythologies...to create transcultural ur-lore...‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
87% Heaven Knows What (2015) We all live on top of each other in the Safdies' city.‐ The L Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015