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Robert Denerstein

Robert Denerstein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% School Life (2017) I don't know if you can extrapolate larger educational meanings from School Life, but I do know that I would have loved to attend such a school, this one located on the remnants of a large estate.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
95% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal's performance anchors the movie; he mixes moments of humor with moments of self-pity.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) Cheers for writer/director Mike White, who has found the perfect vehicle for Stiller to express a nearly intractable case of mid-life jitters.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
85% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) Polina isn't the deepest drama but the dancing elevates a story that sometimes feels predictable. Credit Shevtsova with creating a character who's trying to use her training and develop her own style.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
34% American Assassin (2017) Muddled by a scattered screenplay and hampered by Dylan O'Brien's notably unremarkable performance as Rapp, American Assassin does a fair share of globe hopping but manages to go nowhere.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
68% mother! (2017) With Mother!, Aronofsky huffs, puffs and damn well tries to blow the house down. But this time out, I found myself wondering whether there was anything more to the movie than the ominous howl of all that huffing and puffing.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
99% Whose Streets? (2017) Disturbing, if a bit repetitive and digressive, Whose Streets? reflects the mood and concerns of a much-abused population... ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
80% The Oath (2016) A serious tone and stabs at nuance can't disguise what at core begins to feel too much a prisoner of a familiar genre.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
78% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) Seedy and alluring. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) Well acted and richly atmospheric, The Limehouse Golem doesn't quite terrify, even though its talented cast and abundantly colorful artifice sustain interest.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) ... I Do ... Until I Don't turns out to be wan and predictable. I wouldn't give up on Bell, though.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
91% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) Slow moving, the movie wades through a sea of hostilities while we wait for a major blow-up or a thaw in the ice that allows these two to reveal something about what made them a couple in the first place.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Audiences pretty much will know where Patti Cake$ is headed, but its familiar path is paved with a Jersey spirit that's reinforced by the introduction of a Bruce Springsteen song during the end credits.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
100% Truman (2017) [Cesc Gay opts] for an approach that allows the actors ... to create a relationship that is at once comfortable and challenging.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Every scene reveals new wrinkles of character and, equally important, of the society in which these characters function. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
17% The Circle (2017) There's nothing wrong with a movie that wants to play with issues and ideas. What such movies need, though, are deeper characters than those who populate The Circle.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Whatever the movie's challenges for viewers, I'm grateful that Serra made it.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
83% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) The film's best achievement may be the way it reminds us that restaurants have become entertainments unto themselves.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Citizen Jane stands as a tribute to Jacobs and an encouragement to those who believe that lively, enriching serendipity -- which may look like chaos -- never should be planned out of existence.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) I wouldn't have thought Gere could play a wannabe macher (Yiddish for someone who gets things done), but he's on target. For him, Norman was a risk worth taking.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn provides enough explosions to satisfy action-hungry audiences, and after a third-act dip, the movie picks up for an ending that tempers the obligatory mayhem with a bit of emotion.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
92% In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2017) I suppose the best way to sum up this lively documentary is to say that it introduces viewers to a side of Israel that gets little play in headlines from the Middle East.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
89% Hounds of Love (2017) I guess I wish that Young, who clearly has skills, had tried his hand at something more thematically rewarding than a teen-ager's torment at the hands of a murderous pervert and his cowed partner.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) I suppose Ritchie deserves some credit for trying not to genuflect at the feet of a well-worn legend, but he drags the story of Arthur into the dirt and never allows it to shake off the mud.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
36% Snatched (2017) Fairness compels me to tell you that a preview audience reacted more favorably to the movie than I did, but for me, the movie's few random chuckles were matched by a significantly larger number of scowls.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
82% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2017) Virzi doesn't seem to solve the movie's problem; i.e., defining a line between mad and sane behavior. Instead, he opts for a tale of sisterhood marked by intermittent charm and an always refreshing dash of Cuckoo's Nest rebellion.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) I can't say that I wasn't a trifle bored at times, but Davies seeks to enlighten us about the incongruities of the period: The quest for transcendence set against the starched rigors of parlor life, for example.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
83% The Lovers (2017) The actors, especially Winger, keep The Lovers watchable, but ultimately can't give it memorable life.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
45% Everything, Everything (2017) Based on a well-received novel by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything may satisfy its teen audience, but it translates to the screen as YA fluff with major plot holes. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
80% Chuck (2017) So, a reserved endorsement for Chuck. Like its main character, the movie stumbles and lumbers, but manages to survive.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
70% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's difficult not to see Alien: Covenant as a slightly depleted helping of a once stunning pop-cultural landmark, something like a well-made TV series that continues to entertain even after it has lost much of its juice.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
18% Baywatch (2017) Forget the movie's amped-up ocean rescues: Someone was needed to rescue a screenplay that should have been beached.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
86% The Wedding Plan (2017) Yes, [it] sounds like high-concept nonsense, but the movie transcends such confining boundaries, probably because of Burshtein's good-humored affection for the characters who populate her story.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
74% Wakefield (2017) The experiment proves only partially successful, perhaps because it's difficult not to be a little too aware of the pitfalls such a solipsistic story faces and the strategies Swicord uses to overcome them.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) If you've managed to set sale without these Pirates until now, Ronning and Sandberg provide little reason to change your behavior.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
92% Obit (2017) If you're an avid newspaper reader, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining documentary.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot claims star status, handling the title-character with charm, sincerity, finesse and a look that exudes beauty and good health. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Everything the directors show is set against Lynch's homespun affect, which -- despite his constant cigarette smoking -- has a small-town quality that seems instantly at odds with the images that spring from his mind.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
84% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) Afterimage becomes a fitting capstone to a remarkable career that spanned from the 1950s into the 21st Century.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
48% Churchill (2017) As it stands, director Jonathan Teplitzky has made a minor entry into the cinematic literature of the war. It's a bit like having only one chapter of what should have been a multi-volume endeavor.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
63% Dean (2017) Mildly amusing and nicely acted by the supporting players, Dean nonetheless doesn't feel like a big-screen breakthrough for Martin, who doesn't dig deeply enough into the movie's most interesting element: undigested grief.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
84% Megan Leavey (2017) Megan Leavey may not be the deepest movie you'll see this year, but it definitely shows that animals can play a major role in making people more human.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Not many filmmakers are as skilled as Loach in putting such struggles at the center of their movies.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
89% It Comes At Night (2017) If there's real horror here, it has less to do with jolts and gore than with the realization that under extreme conditions, mistrust can become an essential, if double-edged, survival tool. That's a truly scary idea.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) Let the dead continue to slumber. Please.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) One of the charms, if that's the right word, of Dumont's movie is that the characters never seem to mesh. They are, in their way, a collection of lunatics, particularly the wealthy family.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
78% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) A brilliant Christopher Plummer plays the Kaiser as a character reminiscent of a Tolstoy creation, an intelligent but mildly deluded ruler who never has accepted his fall from power. ‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
22% The Book of Henry (2017) Working from a screenplay by Gregg Hurwitz, Trevorrow fails to wring much emotion out of the story's soap-operatic elements.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
46% Rough Night (2017) Yes, this one tries everything, including a joke about necrophilia. Like the corpse, the joke dies. The movie isn't far behind.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
77% The Hero (2017) [Elliot's] a pleasure to watch, but a little more movie would have been welcome, too.‐ Denerstein Unleashed
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017