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M. Faust

M. Faust
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) There are areas of interest, such as his work with "outsider" artists like Wild Man Fisher, that are apparently unmentioned because no one ever asked him about them. If you're a fan, though, it's a must see. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
81% Indignation (2016) The surprising ending recasts the story in a different, darker light than you may otherwise have seen it. Roth's work hasn't generally translated well to film, but this adaptation raises hope that more filmmakers will tackle him.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
60% War Dogs (2016) Phillips borrows openly from Martin Scorsese's style for this kind of story, especially Goodfellas, but he's got the story to stand up to the style.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
97% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water hearkens back to the great Warner Brothers gangster dramas of the early 1930s, which were about hard times driving criminal activity. It would make a great double feature with No Country For Old Men.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
40% Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016) While Exarchopoulos's character is adolescently unfocused, the actress herself is naturally compelling.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
45% Hands of Stone (2016) Filming largely in Panama with substantial support from the government, writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz works to tie Duran's popularity with that country's struggle for respect and self-determination in the last half-century.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
92% Southside With You (2016) I feel bad for anyone who would avoid it on the basis of political considerations.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
81% Wedding Doll (Hatuna Meniyar) (2016) Writer-director Nitzan Giladi has fashioned a showcase for two excellent performances, matched by other performers in smaller roles. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) If you have to make a movie out of this kind of thing, the result here is about as good as you might be able to hope for.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
50% Complete Unknown (2016) If it's lightweight, it's certainly heartfelt, and gives any number of famous folk the chance to speak well of the real man as well as the fictional half-alien.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) Morrison goes on to concoct a fascinatingly alternate history of the early 20th century, far too complex to recount here. It's all made even more compelling for being presented with no voice-overs, only a mesmerizing score from Alex Somers of Sigur Ros‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
81% Brad's Status (2017) It's a reality that might best be encountered when you're in the right mood for it. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
95% Stronger (2017) It's the kind of role that actors dreams of, and Jake Gyllenhaal runs away with it.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
17% Mr. Church (2016) The problem is that the character is so underwritten that Murphy has almost nothing to do other than look restrained and dignified.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Its emphasis is on the few short years in 1964 and 1965 when the world loved the Beatles and they loved us right back.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) This Magnificent Seven seems a bit underdeveloped character wise. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) It's a huge disservice to history.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
86% Mia Madre (2016) Moretti's touch is so sure that the movie often seems to be less than it is, but by the time it's over you might be surprised to find how much it has affected you.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
79% American Honey (2016) Is it a good movie? It's a fascinating one, and that's close enough.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Your handkerchief will get a good workout at this one.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) While the first Reacher movie had its moments (how can you hate a movie that casts Werner Herzog as the bad guy?) this one is substantially duller.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
21% Inferno (2016) It's hard to describe too much of this plot both because it's filled with surprises (some of the things that may strike you as ridiculous are in fact not what they seem to be) and partly because it's preposterously baroque. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
95% Gimme Danger (2016) Gimme Danger is a love letter from a fan: it avoids a lot of nasty details, but makes you feel that you didn't really need them anyway.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
22% American Pastoral (2016) The film gets to where it's going by the midpoint and then just sits there, grinding your face in its (or Swede's? or Roth's?) hatred of the 1960s.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
98% Moonlight (2016) Just go see it. You'll be glad you did. As I said to the publicist after the screening when he asked me for my reaction, It's a movie that will stay with me for a long time.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
60% Allied (2016) The finale won't have you reaching for your hankie as much as checking your watch.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
89% Loving (2016) Nichols lets the drama play out on his characters faces rather than through their words. I've seen it twice and I was just as moved the second time as the first.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) The accomplishment of the filmmakers is such that they are entitled to do some preaching to the choir ... You'd have to be made of stone, or Cheetos dust, not to be moved by this.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Eagle Huntress is the kind of nature documentary you'll be glad you saw on a big screen.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) In the end, it's hard to draw any conclusions about the nature of these two stories other than ones that are unpleasant and unworthy of the effort.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is perfectly observed in every detail, from its writing and performances (Affleck and Michelle Williams as his ex wife are locks for Oscar nominations) to its set decorations (someone understands the clutter of real life). ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
82% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) To the extent that The Last Samurai lets you watch clips from these and other Mifune films, it's as good a time as you could want to have in a movie theater. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
85% Lion (2016) Based on a true story, it's a very appealing film, but an oddly shaped one.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
94% Fences (2016) Playwright Wilson wrote the screenplay, and resists the effort to open the play up too much. If it sometimes reminds you of its origins on stage, it's worth remembering that that medium offers dramatics potentials that can't always be found on film.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
88% Jackie (2016) I can testify from firsthand experience that Natalie Portman, in what is certain to be an Oscar-nominated performance, gets it very right.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
35% Live By Night (2017) It's a chapter of Prohibition that hasn't been told in many films, and Lehane's story is rich in details, so much so that I wish he had developed it in to a cable miniseries a la Boardwalk Empire. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) You have to wonder what it is in audiences that wants to replay such horrible events: Is it that watching a movie about them allows us to feel that we have grasped them? If so, I can't agree that it's a good thing.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
91% Elle (2016) Whatever your reaction to the plot, it's undeniable that watching Huppert defy any expectation you have of her characters makes up for the piled-on nature of the plot.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
84% Silence (2017) Even at its unnecessary length, Silence is seldom boring.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
83% The Founder (2017) The concept is no so ubiquitous that one of the fascinating things about the film is deconstructing our familiarity with it so that we can see where it came from.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) Mills doesn't seem able to get an overview away from his own perspective of the time.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Whatever its eventual frustrations, Autopsy of Jane Doe is original and deftly handled, one of the better scary movies I've seen in recent years. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) If The Comedian is supposed to have any particular theme, it's hard to tell what. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) This is a portrait of simple life, almost idyllically so, and of a man who finds in poetry a vehicle for appreciation.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) A calmly paced, contemplative movie, Columbus is regularly compared to Richard Linklater's trilogy of "Before" films, all of which feature little but a couple talking.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
72% XX (2017) It's pretty by the numbers.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) I hope you like it; if you get a chance, drop me a line and tell me what I missed.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) In its oddly quiet and deliberate way, it's a thrilling film to watch.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
78% The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) I chuckled, I giggled, I snickered, I hooted, I cackled, I chortled, I guffawed and I roared. ‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
83% A United Kingdom (2017) I'm just going to tell you that A United Kingdom revealed to me an interesting historical incident of which I was previously unaware, tying it to some broader historical issues that are continuingly relevant.‐ The Public (Buffalo)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017