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Stephen Dalton

Stephen Dalton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Long Strange Trip (2017) Although devoted Deadheads will be the prime target audience, Long Strange Trip also provides a detailed primer for curious rock fans who never bought into the cult around the band.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
57% Mad to Be Normal (2017) Mad to Be Normal boils a fascinating subject down into a slightly clunky, simplistic bio-drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
95% Karl Marx City (2017) Dozens of documentaries have been made about the repressive Communist regimes of the former Eastern bloc, but few have been as visually striking or as deeply personal as Karl Marx City. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
69% Death in Sarajevo (2016) Throwing together multiple characters in a single luxury hotel, this Altman-esque ensemble drama has lofty aims, but misses the target.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
71% Junction 48 (2017) While the fuzzy take-home message of peaceful coexistence is something most viewers can get behind, it is also too simplistic and banal to sustain an entire movie.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Animals (Tiere) (2017) Pays obvious dues to Hitchcock, Polanski and Lynch, but is too stylish and self-aware to fall into the trap of mere pastiche.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Erase and Forget (2017) Erase and Forget manages to botch the mission, getting lost in arty ambiguities and lofty political aspirations instead of attacking its juicy target with the required amount of laser-guided military discipline.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
78% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) After 90 years and more than 50 films, Wajda has earned the right to make stagey period pieces like Afterimage, minor codas to a gloriously symphonic career.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
No Score Yet Hostages (2017) Gigineishvili strikes a careful balance between nerve-jangling action yarn and forensic procedural, even if this methodically non-judgmental approach sometimes risks slipping into aloof detachment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
100% The Party (2017) Over 71 crisp minutes of fast-paced verbal combat, Potter tests the age-old theory that it's all fun and games until somebody gets knocked unconscious.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
No Score Yet Inflame (2017) Let down by its frustratingly disjointed and diffuse narrative, Inflame is very much a debut film. It feels like Ozcelik has important things to say, but has not yet figured out the cinematic language to articulate them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
73% Viceroy's House (2017) Chadha has distilled a fascinating and epic true story into a starchy, stuffy, sanitized period piece that never fully engages on an emotional or educational level.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Wild Mouse (Wilde Maus) (2017) This genial farce deals in familiar and occasionally glib material, but with a redeeming undertow of self-deprecating humor.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Requiem for Mrs.J (Rekvijem za gospodju J) (2017) There is something much more playful and affirmative going on below the surface here, a stifled scream of defiant humanity against a mercilessly cruel universe.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Occidental (2017) A visually and sonically striking ensemble piece that plays mischievous games with audience expectations ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Seemingly torn between more refined art house pretensions and knowingly pulpy schlock, The Autopsy of Jane Doe ultimately feels like an unsatisfactory compromise between the two.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
71% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) A modestly gripping debut which never quite musters the dramatic gravitas that such an emotionally charged true story should.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
88% United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016) Even if the message is a little muddy, United States of Love is plainly the confident work of a fast-maturing young filmmaker with a strong voice and a sharp visual sense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
60% I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) A lightly gothic murder ballad made with great finesse and a fine cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The man and his motivations remain oddly elusive in this blankly heroic, clunkingly predictable portrait.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
53% Mascots (2016) The jokes are uneven, the caricatures often overly broad, and the plot almost nonexistent.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Lady Macbeth mostly operates within established period conventions, but draws fresh blood from antique material thanks to a sparky cast, subtle nods to contemporary race and gender issues, and a hefty shot of gothic melodrama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
67% Free Fire (2017) Alas, for all its stellar talent, Free Fire is a scattershot exercise in genre homage that ultimately misses the target.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) There is a goldmine of rich material here, all beautifully shot, but fatally lacking in focus or momentum.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
100% The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead (2015) Director Wes Orshoski, who previously co-directed a laudatory 2010 profile of Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, builds a solid case for the band's historic importance in this funny, fast-moving, fan-friendly documentary.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
78% Elstree 1976 (2016) A genial study of fleeting fame and its aftermath.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
93% Under The Sun (2016) Under The Sun is a fascinating study in state propaganda and the darker truth that hovers just outside the frame.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Aiming for the same kind of affectionate comic tone as The King's Speech, this gentle musical farce from director Stephen Frears hits more than a few flat notes, but still delivers gentle laughs and classy star performances.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
100% Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) (2015) [A] charmingly offbeat rom-com.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
50% Hardcore Henry (2016) Billed as the first-ever action movie filmed entirely from the hero's first-person viewpoint, Hardcore blasts along like a supercharged computer-game shoot-em-up, bursting with sick humor and splatterpunk violence. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) Take a pinch of Top Gun, stir in a generous dollop of The Right Stuff, add a light sprinkling of Mad Men and you have the formula for this uplifting documentary portrait of former Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
77% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Entertains at a TV sitcom level, with its pithy dialogue, its chorus of thinly drawn caricatures and its cozy sense of mockery towards the failed social experiments of past generations. But as serious cinema, it feels limited for the same reasons.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
57% War on Everyone (2017) Misfiring buddy-cop comedy is a less than lethal weapon.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
29% Dad's Army (2016) For fans of the original TV series, this reboot will feel like a disappointment. For everybody else, a pointless and easily avoidable misfire.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
95% Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) (2015) Swedish writer-director Sanna Lenken's debut feature breathes warmth and humor into a potentially dry topic thanks largely to its terrific young cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015
42% The Girl King (2015) The Girl King really should have been an old-school epic full of palace plots, sword-plunging duels, fiery feminist polemic and bodice-ripping raunch. Sadly, it looks and feels more like a middlebrow TV miniseries, stagey in setting, flat in tone.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
No Score Yet You Carry Me (Ti mene nosis) (2015) An emotionally absorbing ensemble drama full of dramatic swerves and chronological loops.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
No Score Yet I dine hænder (2015) This is bleak material, but also a compelling human story with just the right amount of soapy melodrama lurking beneath its frosty surface.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
64% Spectre (2015) In pure action adventure terms, Spectre delivers the goods, with plenty of revved-up supercar porn and several kinetic high-speed chase sequences on road, river and snowy mountain slope.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Fast and furious on the surface, shallow and conventional beneath, Diesel's bid to carve himself another billion-dollar franchise is off to a good start with this mainstream crowd-pleaser.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
No Score Yet Three Windows And A Hanging (2014) A sensitive dramatization of a highly contentious topic, Three Windows and a Hanging examines the hidden scars left behind when rape is used as a weapon of mass destruction.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
79% Northern Soul (2015) This project was clearly a labor of love for Constantine, but it is hard not to conclude that her original documentary idea might have had a lot more passion than this flat-footed fictional treatment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
84% Victoria (2015) A dazzling stylistic experiment which largely pays off.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Hawke and Ejogo are both extremely easy on the eye, and share a agreeably warm sexual chemistry. But the movie around them looks a little flat and televisual: too clean, too bright, too period-perfect, too Mad Men.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
45% No Escape (2015) Dowdle delivers enough adrenalized tension to maintain his track record of profitable, populist pulp.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2015
98% Aferim! (2016) A harsh history lesson leavened by bawdy humor and classic western elements.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
77% London Road (2016) As gripping onscreen as it was onstage, London Road remains a work of great finesse and originality.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
No Score Yet Jack Strong (2015) Jack Strong is a solid addition to the ever-growing canon of films in which former Eastern Bloc nations reflect on their troubled Communist past.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2015
88% A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015) A cautionary true story about online romance, gay rights and Middle Eastern politics, The Amina Profile is both topical and compelling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
81% A Hard Day (2015) Kim Seong-hun's A Hard Day offers a masterclass in throat-squeezing, stomach-knotting suspense.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015