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Stephen Silver

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "It's scattered, and full of ideas that don't quite connect with each other. But it's the most I've laughed at a Coen movie since Lebowski (FOX 29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "Uses an outstanding cast, a touch of humor and a series of cheeky devices to avoid falling too far into the weeds to deliver a hugely entertaining film. (Fox 29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 31, 2015
2/5 63% Concussion (2015) "A story absolutely worth telling, boasted by a half-dozen strong performances. Its ultimate failure is in the filmmaking itself. (Fox 29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino at his best and worst. The audacity and daring are appreciated, but also indulges some of QT's worst tendencies (Fox 29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Three or four moments of astonishing beauty and three or four more that will make you want to cheer. (Fox 29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Dec 18, 2015
5/5 94% Creed (2015) "Rather than going through the motions of the Rocky tradition one more time, it's an honest-to-goodness movie, one that contains some serious artistry (Fox29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 24, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Succeeds as a 'journalism movie,' but also as much more: An acting showcase, a character study and as a study of the city of Boston itself. (Fox 29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4.5/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) " Plays sort of like a Peanuts Greatest Hits- but never less than delightful (Fox 29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 9, 2015
4/5 82% Victoria (2015) "Succeeds in transcending its gimmick and being enjoyable in its own right. (Fox29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 1, 2015
2/5 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Less entertaining, less illuminating, and much less thought-provoking than the original 2005 documentary (Fox29 Philly) " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Nov 1, 2015
4/5 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Yes, it's a very hard watch, and there's some shocking brutality. But 'Beasts' is harrowing and bold filmmaking " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 23, 2015
5/5 91% Anomalisa (2015) "Pure Kaufman: Extremely weird and offbeat, but also touching and sort of brilliant. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "Feels like four different movies, which don't fit together and could probably have used some streamlining. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Handsomely designed, gorgeously photographed, but distinctly lacking in movie magic " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "If you can get past that nothing in it happened and none of the dialogue was really said, it's very entertaining " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4.5/5 85% The Walk (2015) "Yes, the bravura closing sequence is excellent- but Zemeckis has built a pretty good movie around it, too. " ‐ Patch
Posted Sep 30, 2015
4/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "The great Alison Brie has a breakout role in this raunchy yet very honest romantic comedy " ‐ Patch
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "It's the anti-Goodfellas, for better and for worse. Very entertaining, but there's something missing. " ‐ Patch
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 63% The Visit (2015) "Perfectly threads the line between horror and comedy. A minor film, but still Shyamalan's best in years " ‐ Patch
Posted Sep 10, 2015
3/5 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Not particularly major or memorable, but worth it for some quality banter between Redford and Nolte " ‐ Patch
Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "Starts out as a fairly good movie, and later turns into a completely different, much better one. " ‐ Patch
Posted Aug 27, 2015
1/5 46% No Escape (2015) "The Taken-ripoff genre reaches another nadir, as this film has absolutely zero concern with the country in which it's set or the people in it. " ‐ Patch
Posted Aug 25, 2015
4.5/5 91% The End Of The Tour (2015) "It's incredibly exciting for a film that's about 90 percent two men talking to each other. " ‐ Patch
Posted Aug 20, 2015
1/5 43% American Ultra (2015) "A nonsensical failure of a movie. That it wastes an impressive collection of very good actors just adds to the sadness. " ‐ Patch
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Combines the styles and worldviews of director Demme and screenwriter Cody, in a marriage that's much more successful than you probably imagined. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Executes the established biopic formula to near-perfection, it's well-acted and well-staged, and thoroughly enjoyable even when relying on cliche. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ""Rogue Nation" is a winning effort- much better than you'd expect from the fifth film in a series featuring a 53-year-old man as an action star. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4.5/5 81% Batkid Begins (2015) "It's refreshing to see a film that's completely lacking in cynicism. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 20, 2015
2/5 84% While We're Young (2015) "Cinema's most vicious, mean-spirited denunciation of the millennial generation yet " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 55% Minions (2015) "Plays at times like a Muppets sketch in which every character is Beaker. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "For the second straight year, Marvel's late-summer entry is an inventive, very enjoyable action film. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "The laughs here are plentiful, largely from Schumer, although she spreads the wealth quite a bit, to a cast that goes 30 or 40 deep " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 85% The Wolfpack (2015) "Among the more unique, one-of-a-kind movies of the year. And I'd love to see a where-are-they-now sequel in a few years. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 49% Manglehorn (2015) "Virtually unbearably boring for its first hour, but suddenly turns into an emotional tour de force by the end. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 18, 2015
0/5 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Undone by a wildly inconsistent tone, narrative devices that rotate between incongruous cuteness and bald-faced lying, and a protagonist who's just a horrendous, despicable character. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 88% Dope (2015) ""Dope" has so much going on, and accomplishes so many things, that it's practically a miracle. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "The darkest thing Pixar has ever released. Putting that all in an animated movie marketed to children? That takes tremendous nerve on the part of Pixar. But I'm glad they did it. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1.5/5 32% Entourage (2015) "We're supposed to hate the villain for being a douchebag luxuriating in unearned wealth, as if Entourage's entire history wasn't synonymous with douchebags luxuriating in unearned wealth " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jun 2, 2015
1.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "What truly ruins "San Andreas" is that a lot happens in the plot that makes no damn sense- and that characters keep making decisions that are all but indefensible. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) " In less than 90 minutes, it's a reasonably complete history of the big Bird character and the man in it. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 22, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Almost unprecedented in the history of movies- a reboot from the 30 director 30 years later that's an absolute triumph of kinetic action. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 100% Thought Crimes "There are no easy answers, but man was this a tough watch. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 72% Welcome to Me (2015) "Doesn't ultimately hold together in the end, but Wiig is fantastic and so is a deep supporting cas " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2015
3.5/5 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Does everything the 2012 surprise hit original did well, and also not so well. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2015
4.5/5 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "An intimate, sad, fascinating look at the Nirvana frontman, a rock star whose kind has all but disappeared. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 45% Adult Beginners (2015) "It's a well-worn story that doesn't add much new, and worst of all, it forgot to be funny. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 49% The D Train (2015) "A deeply uncomfortable, bizarre and ultimately successful dark comedy that has a lot of intriguing, if not entirely original ideas " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Enjoyable at times, but there's just too much going on. Too many characters. Too many motivations. Too many weird allusions to things from previous movies that I barely remembered " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 1, 2015
4.5/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) " For one thing, it's gorgeously shot. For another, it actually takes its own ideas seriously. This is a special film. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/5 82% Our Man in Tehran (2015) "Is this treatment more true to the facts than "Argo"? Absolutely. Is it as entertaining? Not quite. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 17, 2015
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