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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
2/4 0% November Criminals (2017) The film advances that old Hollywood trope: Blacks can't get justice unless whites are willing to get it for them.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2017
2/4 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The film's biggest liberty is to make Hercule Poirot's ultimate decision more palatable for American sensibilities.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
3/4 100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Many genre movies in which bad things happen to women end with them fighting back, but here, as people surely would in real life, they just take the money and run.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
2/4 80% Tragedy Girls (2017) The film's central theme, about where attention-starved narcissism leads when taken to extremes, isn't quite sufficient to sustain an entire feature.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
1/4 52% Jungle (2017) Greg McLean and screenwriter Justin Monjo faithfully hit the key plot points of Yossi Ghinsberg's 1993 book Back from Tuichi but fail to sell the severity of the threats Yossi confronts.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
2.5/4 75% Una (2017) The film gives Una a little more agency, but director Benedict Andrews often invalidates such empowerment.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
2.5/4 92% Super Dark Times (2017) The transformation of a teen into a serial killer isn't credible compared to the portrait of idle suburban adolescence. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
1/4 18% Woodshock (2017) It becomes the obnoxious equivalent of trying to have a serious conversation with people who are high out of their minds.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/4 22% Rememory (2017) The film successfully argues that it's through sensory details that we access the deeper aspects of our lives.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
1.5/4 29% Camera Obscura (2017) The filmmaker has a bad habit of dropping the psychological inquiries to dully go through the genre motions.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2.5/4 86% The Transfiguration (2017) The film is at its strongest when navigating the story's uneasy relationship to its genre. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
3/4 61% 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 28% 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 74% 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
88% 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
80% 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
100% Killing for Love (Das Versprechen) (2017) Familiar and satisfying...continues in the "New True Crime" tradition.‐ Brooklyn Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
87% 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+ 79% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The most horrifying horror around...also pretty stupid.‐ Cinepinion
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
53% 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
50% 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
65% 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
29% 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