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Stephen Dalton

Stephen Dalton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Volcano (2018) A mix of Kafka-esque road movie and contemporary western, rich in sumptuous visuals and lyrical strangeness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
No Score Yet Jumpman (2018) Guilty of heavy-handed social critique in places, but generally satisfying overall...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet 53 Wars (53 wojny) (2018) This compact psychological thriller is chiefly an impressive showcase for its star Magdalena Poplawska, whose pent-up intensity dominates almost every scene.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
100% Crystal Swan (2018) Crystal Swan is a largely conventional fish-out-of-water story at heart. But it is elevated above the routine by its excellent cast, especially Nassibulina, and plenty of visual flair.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
14% Damascus Cover (2018) Overstuffed with groaningly familiar espionage tropes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
No Score Yet I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2018) Jude... approaches a potentially prickly subject with his usual ironic humor and keen eye for flawed, fallible humanity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
No Score Yet Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) (2018) A film laden with ominous clues for historians to study.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
No Score Yet Chris the Swiss (2018) A stirring, suspenseful and technically accomplished work.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
No Score Yet Load (Teret) (2017) Load to nowhere.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
80% The Dead and the Others (Chuva E Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos) (2018) The Dead and the Others is an admirably committed enterprise. Sadly, as a cinematic experience, it is flat and functional.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
No Score Yet The State Against Mandela and the Others (2018) An inspired recycling of archive material.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
50% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2018) An oddly old-fashioned depiction of troubled romance whose mildly unusual premise ultimately leads nowhere very interesting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
33% Murder Me, Monster (Muere, monstro, muere) (2018) A cryptic creature feature that never quite bites.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet The World Is Yours (Le monde ou rien) (2018) All this comic-book carnage is well orchestrated by Gavras, albeit utterly preposterous even by the reality-warping standards of action thrillers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet Dear Son (Weldi) (2018) A thorough and thoughtful piece of work, admirably serious in intent but a little flat in execution.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet My Favorite Fabric (Mon tissu préféré) (2018) An unpolished, underpowered, navel-gazing affair which strains too hard to map private emotional angst onto the genocidal horrors of Syria's civil war.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
89% The Angel (El Ángel) (2018) A stylish period piece boasting solid performances, colorful visuals and a terrific vintage soundtrack.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
100% Border (Gräns) (2018) Border succeeds as gripping drama, mostly on the strength of its two lead performances, both doing sterling work under heavy silicon masks that required four hours of make-up to apply.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
40% Anon (2018) Clive Owen looks glum and bored for most of Anon, and many movie fans will empathize.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% The Waldheim Waltz (2018) A timely and engagingly personal reminder of recent European history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
64% Songwriter (2018) Banal adventures of a bland superstar.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
100% In the Aisles (In den Gängen) (2018) A lyrical portrait of emotionally damaged misfits sharing a soulless working environment in contemporary East Germany, In the Aisles is full of tender observation and humane empathy for its downtrodden protagonists.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
No Score Yet RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: async AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY (2018) This is a concert movie, but unusually intimate and intense, with ultra-sharp high-end acoustics to capture every textural glitch and microtonal quiver in Sakamoto's deluxe minimalist sound paintings.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
No Score Yet The Silence of Others (2018) Calls for justice mostly fall on stony ground in The Silence of Others, a stirring documentary about the victims of Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco and their ongoing fight to extract some kind of legal payback.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
80% 3 Days in Quiberon (3 Tage in Quiberon) (2018) A single knockout performance does not make a compelling film, and Atef's intimate psychodrama ultimately lacks the imaginative verve and narrative meat to fill its overlong running time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet Horizon (Horizonti) (2018) Horizon unspools at an unhurried, lyrical pace. While the two leads both give crisp, naturalistic performances, the otherworldly setting is arguably the real star presence here.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018) A polished snapshot of Beck's well-rehearsed shtick, as fast-moving and entertaining as the man himself.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
50% Black 47 (2018) Black 47 feels more like a small screen misfire than the grand cinematic epic that this rich story deserves.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
71% The Mercy (2017) Uninspired biopic sheds little light on unfathomable maritime mystery.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
14% Winchester (2018) Winchester draws on a fascinating true story but then simplifies and sensationalizes it to fit creaky, clunky horror conventions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
0% Lies We Tell (2018) Weak script and amateurish direction sink this dead-on-arrival debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
No Score Yet Vacuum (Vakuum) (2017) While not exactly a fun viewing experience, Repond's somber psychodrama is a compelling piece of work, with a chilly candor and forensic eye for detail that recall Euro-gloom maestro Michael Haneke.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
82% Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) Brichta gives a compellingly wired performance, his fast-talking energy recalling the inspired intensity of vintage Robin Williams or Jim Carrey.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
No Score Yet Secret Ingredient (Iscelitel) (2017) Pass the bong, dude.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
No Score Yet Asphyxia (Khafegi) (2017) Chilly but stylish homage to vintage film noir.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
87% Song of Granite (2017) If Andrei Tarkovsky had grown up in rural Ireland, he might have made a biographical cine-memoir as luminously beautiful as Song of Granite.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
92% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) With a tone more celebratory than elegiac, this is a worthy screen memorial that should interest serious Bowiephiles and casual fans alike.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet Darling (2017) Darling ... has a gripping obsessive-compulsive energy and an attractive cast of alluringly amoral, sharp-edged Nordic beauties.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
93% My Pure Land (2017) As a rousing rebuke to patriarchal power, Masud's assured debut mostly hits the target, even if the overall package feels clumsy and simplistic in places.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
78% Strangled (A martfüi rém) (2017) A robust, atmospheric suspense thriller that shows how politics and personal ambition can have a toxic effect on justice.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
72% The Ritual (2017) A superior B-movie shocker set in the hinterlands of northern Sweden.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) For all its high-caliber talent mix, The Snowman is a largely pedestrian affair, turgid and humorless in tone.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
No Score Yet Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (Hagazussa) (2017) A spooky, stylish, spellbinding debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
82% Ghost Stories (2018) Ghost Stories is a witty and well-crafted love letter to old-school horror tropes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
No Score Yet Decor (2014) Decor is a stylistically bold mix of self-referential love letter to vintage Arab cinema and bittersweet social commentary on post-revolutionary Egypt‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
97% The Endless (2018) [A] rich banquet of mind-bending weirdness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Ron Goossens, Low Budget Stuntman (2017) A potent cocktail of hilarity and vulgarity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
83% Never Here (2017) An elusive, allusive, classy psycho-thriller debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
75% Sheikh Jackson (2018) Salama ... uses playful juxtapositions and time-jumping plotlines to make serious points about compassion, generational friction and family dysfunction.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) Its noble intentions [are] hobbled by a trite script, flat characters and a relentlessly saccharine tone that eventually starts to grate.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017