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Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) The film moves beautifully, but it's also beautifully moving. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) Miss Sharon Jones! benefits from Jones' willingness to let Kopple keep filming no matter what.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Catching up with Patsy and Edina provides a weirdly comforting sense of permanence. The world keeps turning, and they keep on running in a desperate attempt to catch up.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2016
76% Lights Out (2016) As a scare machine, however, Lights Out works like gangbusters, especially once all the main characters are gathered under one roof.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
90% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) The brisk but rich Raiders! doubles as a story of how creative partnerships, even those of many years, can fall apart and how childhood dreams can linger deep into adulthood.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
69% Central Intelligence (2016) It commits to its silliness but, following Johnson's lead, it takes its characters, silliness and all, seriously.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
98% The Fits (2016) Just like its heroine, The Fits never gets swallowed up by the darkness that surrounds it.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
66% The Pillow Book (1997) A surprisingly humane, satisfying film.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) It's understated, insistent, bittersweet, and doesn't linger a moment too long, animated by Baker's spirit to the end.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
45% Knight of Cups (2016) A formula has crept into Malick's recent work, one that worked beautifully in Tree of Life and less so ever since. ‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) If Embrace of the Serpent's revelations are a bit familiar, its approach makes them feel otherwise.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
58% Die Another Day (2002) By the end of Die Another Day, the character's potential to wind up beaten and broken has vanished amid the pixels and laser beams.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
57% Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) By sticking to the formula so religiously, Tomorrow Never Dies sells itself short. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2015
98% Finders Keepers (2015) It's one of the weirdest stories put to film this year, but it's what makes it familiar that makes it haunting.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
91% Mississippi Grind (2015) Mississippi Grind captures the ecstasy of a good role of the dice and the desperation of a bad turn of the cards -- and provides a sense of why some keep going even when it becomes clear they've lost their shot at a happy ending.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
No Score Yet It's one of the weirdest stories put to film this year, but it's what makes it familiar that makes it haunting.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
80% The New Girlfriend (2015) Though it winds its way to a much different destination (and features far more crossdressing), The New Girlfriend is, like Vertigo, very much a film about loss and what we do to fill the spaces vacated by those who leave us.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) There's much to recommend it... thanks to some sharp lines from screenwriter Steven Knight and first-rate performances.‐ Uproxx
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
86% X2: X-Men United (2003) Fortunately, bigger usually equals better here, and when it doesn't, it equals just as good.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
44% Daredevil (2003) There's good stuff in the margins. But on the heels of such successful comic-book adaptations as X-Men and Spider-Man, Johnson's film makes Daredevil look like the second-rate hero he never really was.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 95% Amy (2015) Kapadia provides a heartbreaking reminder of what we lost when we lost her.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) The film almost completely falls apart in the second half when it becomes as loud as it is tedious.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
3.5/5 93% A Borrowed Identity (2015) It uses moments of dark humor to great effect in the midst of an otherwise-sober film. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
2.5/5 89% Fresh Dressed (2015) Jenkins clearly knows the territory and has access to all the right people, but he doesn't really push in the places that could benefit from pushing. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2015
4/5 100% Die Brücke (The Bridge) (1959) Wicki brings a tremendous sense of confidence to the project, letting the details of life on the home front heighten the tragedy to come.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
3/5 88% Dope (2015) All three leads are charming, and together, they convey a real sense of camaraderie, the kind that only develop between misfits who find each other.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/5 30% Burying the Ex (2015) it doesn't take long for the awful Burying The Ex to evaporate its conceptual promise into a cloud of smutty jokes and half-considered ideas.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 48% Manglehorn (2015) But while Pacino is, as ever, a compelling presence, David Gordon Green's latest is simultaneously overwrought and curiously slight. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
3.5/5 42% Madame Bovary (2015) It's an effective treatment of the book, only occasionally made distracting by the hodgepodge of accents sported by an international cast performing in English.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) The effects haven't really improved that much since Jurassic Park, but everyone involved has clearly had fun dreaming of new ways for dinosaurs to terrify humans. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 57% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) Its pleasures are familiar and its frightening bits less frightening than before, but it still does right by a series that's served as proof that, in horror, less can be more. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3.5/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) An earnest attempt to convey the essential truth of Wilson's extraordinary career and difficult life animates both halves of the film, and both performances. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/5 65% Ladyhawke (1985) It's a likable-enough adventure that feels much smaller than the widescreen landscapes in which it takes place.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2015
2/5 19% Aloha (2015) It feels both overstuffed and undernourished, as if it had either been rushed to the screen or pared down from a much more ambitious film.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/5 51% Gemma Bovery (2015) Alternating farce with drama, Fontaine never makes it clear what sort of film she's making, mostly settling for a tone best described as "nearly droll." ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 67% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) It showcases Giger's continuing power to upset and transport. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Fury Road keeps producing one astonishing image after another, and it uses these images to construct action scenes edited with a dancer's sense of rhythm.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 13, 2015
4/5 87% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) Both Kennedy and Lewis turn in colorful performances, but it's Eastwood and Bridges' film, and their ill-defined, tender friendship makes the movie. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
2/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) Hot Pursuit finds Vergara operating at the shrill top of her range at every moment, pushing the scene to be louder and broader. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 50% The D Train (2015) The D Train hangs some inspired ideas and winning comic moments on material that's not strong enough to support them. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
69% Brothers in Arms (2003) Brothers In Arms is a dull, clumsy film, but politics have made it necessary.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 5, 2015
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Whedon is as interested in how the team works under stress as he is in the way pavement cracks under the collective weight of the Hulk and Stark's Hulkbuster armor.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/5 72% Welcome to Me (2015) There are a number of obvious directions Welcome To Me could take this material, and part of what makes it so refreshing, and insightful, is that it takes none of them. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
1/5 22% Little Boy (2015) The lessons are so pat that every moment in which Pepper makes a good moral choice feels like an act of self-congratulation. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
1/5 70% Roar (1981) It's never clear whether it wants to present all the frightened scampering as comical or horrifying, but the unsimulated panic in the actors' eyes pushes it toward the latter.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
4.5/5 87% The River (1959) It emphasizes Technicolor's vibrancy, but it's also notable for the way it accentuates muted tones, like the clay bricks and the sand by the riverbanks. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 63% Unfriended (2015) It looks just beneath the surface of today's technology and discovers a place crawling with terrors all its own. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
4.5/5 100% Odd Man Out (1947) What begins as an exercise in realism that includes an exceedingly quiet, civil robbery sequence, become increasingly expressionistic as it goes along. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
3.5/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) James D. Cooper treats Lambert & Stamp as the cinematic equivalent of a rich oral history, letting the principal players talk, often at length, about their experiences. ‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
3.5/5 84% While We're Young (2015) Noah Baumbach's latest is a comedy of cross-generational exchange that's smart, lively, and beautifully observed-until it sours in a final act that undoes much of what precedes it.‐ The Dissolve
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2015