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Stephen Silver

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 35% 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 92% 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 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Pure Kaufman: Extremely weird and offbeat, but also touching and sort of brilliant. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 71% 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 64% 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 45% 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 83% 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 45% 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 42% 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 65% 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 87% 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 56% Minions (2015) "Plays at times like a Muppets sketch in which every character is Beaker. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 81% 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 82% 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 89% 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 33% 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 48% 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 83% 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 83% Thought Crimes "There are no easy answers, but man was this a tough watch. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted May 15, 2015
3/5 73% 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 66% 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 48% 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 48% 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 75% 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 93% 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 83% 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
3/5 No Score Yet The Sheik (2016) "It's a fascinating look at a fascinating man- at times, unintentionally so. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2/5 44% True Story (2015) " This is a strange story to tell and an even stranger way of telling it, and worst of all, it's puts us in position to root for the redemption of a character who doesn't deserve it and shouldn't have it. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 100% Undocumented Executive "For what it is- a mega-low budget high-concept indie comedy that has really one joke- "Undocumented Executive" is a winning, entertaining comedy. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) " Whatever my misgivings about the movie, it's brought this stuff to the forefront, and paved the way for the sort of pushback against Scientology's tactics that may not have been possible just a few years ago. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 9, 2015
100% Night Owls (2015) "There's a lot to really like about "Night Owls," starting with the fantastic performances by the two leads. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4.5/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) "Yes, "Furious Seven" is incredible. I spent just about the entire running time either with a huge smile on my face or cackling hysterically. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Apr 1, 2015
1.5/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "My complaint isn't that the film is "racist"- it's that it doesn't use that sort of material to do anything particularly original or funny. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1/5 17% Serena (2015) "A more boring and less transcendent knockoff of "There Will Be Blood." " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 96% '71 (2015) "Even if you're a total newcomer to the subject matter, "'71" is a first-rate thriller that I highly recommend. " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "Not quite as revolutionary as "The Act of Killing," but essential nonetheless " ‐ EntertainmentTell
Posted Mar 19, 2015
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