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Stephen Marche

Stephen Marche
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Argo (2012) A film supposedly about the Middle East that actually turns out to be a film about the relationship between Canada and the United States and yet somehow remains interesting. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
89% Lincoln (2012) Day-Lewis appears historical even when he's cuddling his son. He just can't manage to seem normal. Both aspects of the character seem hokey, and empty - missing the essential humanness that saves historical drama from just being costumes and ideas.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
85% The Master (2012) The Master is a perfectly articulated, perfectly plotted, perfectly acted depiction of the origin of a religion.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) The Lone Ranger is a film that manages to be bad in many ordinary ways and, also, to be bad in a rather extraordinary way.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) The illusions that Gatsby and Luhrmann create are lies and ultimately cheap and corrupt, but their spell is nonetheless powerful.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) the movie is so visually entrancing, thrilling really... It's truly a pity that all this loveliness should go to serve such a slight, badly-made waste of a story.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
94% Room 237 (2013) The people behind the theories in Room 237 all share an intense capacity to infer connections. What is so maddening is that those connections are clearly there, though their significance is ultimately hidden.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
95% Gravity (2013) May be the densest visual experience ever made. The disorientation is physical, visceral -- the audience I was with limped out of the cinema grasping at chair arms for balance.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
44% The Paperboy (2012) Whether you want to see it or not is more or less the same the decision as whether you want to go to Florida itself. You probably do, even if you don't care to admit it. Like the state itself, it's just so much trashy fun.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
46% To The Wonder (2013) To the Wonder is intoxicating, no doubt, but not as a movie. Watched in a theater, it's boring and pretentious. It would actually serve much better playing on a wall at a party.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
69% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) The birth of Israel is so much more than a setting here -- it is the existential reality that shapes the characters. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
50% Phil Spector (2013) Victims' rights groups have openly worried that the movie will call into question the nineteen-year sentence Spector received... They needn't worry. The film is no challenge to anything except the careers of those involved with it. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016) This is the moment to declare it official: Political satire in the United States in 2016 is impossible. No one should even try. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
92% Skyfall (2012) Bond has doubled down on the blandness. Skyfall is one of the most smoothly manufactured acts of purely forgettable filmmaking we are likely to see this or any year. ‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
80% The Ivory Game (2016) It is a film that explains more than it judges, which makes it much more powerful than the standard hand-wringing environmental documentary.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
82% Amanda Knox (2016) It is fascinating, if only for the clarity of vision that the young woman at the center of the lunacy possesses.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
71% Bleed For This (2016) Bleed for This is macho taken to the point of existential absurdity.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
13% Brain on Fire (2018) Brain on Fire could also serve as an SNL parody.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
78% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Celebrity culture eventually swallows everything. It's swallowing American politics right now. The JT LRroy story was the moment it swallowed American literature.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation is a great and necessary film, essential to understanding both American history and our current moment.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
91% La La Land (2016) There is no way for me to explain this movie's pleasures in a way that makes sense.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
100% Pervert Park (2015) Pervert Park is full of unforgivable people, but the unforgivable is part of us, part of who we are collectively. And the unforgivable have to live somewhere, too.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) It's a meta-superhero movie in which the superhero is aware that he is in a superhero movie. The hate-written script is crafted with love.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
89% The Drop (2014) The world could use another ten films like this one, and it won't get them.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
86% The Trip To Italy (2014) A smart comedy about smart men having smart conversations.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
87% Foxcatcher (2014) One of the best films of the year, a quiet but riveting study of the desperation of men.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
72% American Sniper (2015) It is the first great film made about the war in Iraq.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
82% Victoria (2015) It is incredibly thrilling to watch, on at least two levels.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
74% Trumbo (2015) It's an Oscar-bait movie about how important and wonderful the Oscars are.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
92% Sicario (2015) Though the plot of Sicario may be, by now, well-trod, nobody has told it quite as stylishly. Of all working directors, Villeneuve is emerging as the best maker of straight thrillers.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
87% The Lobster (2016) It's easily the year's most original film, and genuinely unforgettable in places.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) If space operas appeal to you in any way, if Star Wars ever meant a thing to you, watching The Force Awakens will bring a messy amount of pleasure into your life.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
79% The Revenant (2015) It breathes with the agony of its making. It is the kind of film that justifies, in its joyful exploration of the possibilities of the medium, the unique glories of cinema and all that it can be.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
59% Joy (2015) Russell wants you to know that his intentions are good. And I have no doubt that he's right. But Joy is a lousy, nearly unwatchable movie.‐ Esquire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2015