Steve Murray Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Steve Murray

Steve Murray
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Born To Be Blue (2016) Hawke is very good here. I'm not his biggest fan, but he gets Baker's distinctive, whispery voice, whether speaking or singing.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
28% Venom (2018) Like the character of Venom itself, the movie doesn't seem to know what the hell it's supposed to be. But at least by my count it seemed to run not much longer than an hour-and-a-half. Still too long.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
97% Blaze (2018) You stand a good chance of liking Blaze as much as I did if you meet the movie halfway and allow yourself to be a little confused at first. The film is structured like memory: nonlinear, impressionist.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
88% Wild Nights with Emily (2018) Shifting fluidly from comic romp to serious drama, Nights resuscitates Dickinson from the cobwebbed, sexless mythology that we see, at the movie's end, her prudish literary executives invented for her after her death.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
No Score Yet When the Beat Drops (2018) The movie could benefit from a stronger structure, but as we follow these guys - and learn their stories - as they prepare to compete in Detroit, it's an engaging ride.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
81% What Keeps You Alive (2018) The movie may have a couple of twists and logical lapses too many, but that's a minor drawback. Fair warning: If you're not a fan of nail-biting, bloody suspense, this thrill ride isn't for you. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
92% 1985 (2018) The movie doesn't hold any surprises, though it's a useful reminder for younger members of the LGBTQ community who don't know what a scary, sad time the 1980s were.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
100% My Best Friend (Mi mejor amigo) (2018) The movie is a smart, aching look at the ways young people can fall in love, even when they know the object of their affection doesn't feel the same way. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
100% A Moment in the Reeds (2017) Sexy, idyllic, bittersweet. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
100% Mario (2018) A smart, sexy and heartbreaking drama that reminds us that coming out is very different for everyone. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
33% Mapplethorpe (2019) It takes some effort to turn the story of New York City's notorious bad boy of photography into something of a yawn, but this biopic pretty much manages.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
89% Studio 54 (2018) A deep dive into the three-year, drug-fueled insanity of the nightclub cofounded in 1977 by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, it's a reminder of that brief, frantic bubble between the invention of the pill and the advent of AIDS. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
No Score Yet Man Made (2018) Throughout it all, director T Cooper's film is uplifting in showing us the bravery of these emerging men. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
90% Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story (2018) If there's a fault with this affectionate documentary, it's that it leaves you wanting more.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
94% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) The slowly paced movie feels about half an hour too long, but it's an adventurous genre-bender. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
88% Every Act of Life (2017) Like the playwright, it's wise, kind, amusing and more entertaining than deep. For theater lovers, the film is sparked by interviews with Broadway icons, from Audra McDonald to Angela Lansbury, Edie Falco to Christine Baranski.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
92% Kusama: Infinity (2018) What Kusama: Infinity offers is a grand if glancing overview of the scope of her artwork. And that is, literally, plenty. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
100% Older Than Ireland (2016) Fegan treats his venerable subjects with care. If he doesn't seem to push them hard (we never hear him guiding the questioning), he clearly finds a place of rapport with them.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This reviewer is here to tell you the romantic dramedy's runaway success is no fluke, and more than warranted. It delivers a splendid time at the movies the likes of which is all too rare from a studio release.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
55% The Bookshop (2018) Ultimately, The Bookshop dramatizes a kind of very British, quiet, polite asphyxiation.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
98% The Cakemaker (2018) A delicate character study about grief and recovery.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) I recommend it as much for what it doesn't do as for what it does. It's a gentle, troubling drama that contributes to the sort of questions many of us have these days: Who are we now? Who are we really?‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Highly recommended, but fair warning: it's not just funny. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
71% Damsel (2018) Damsel is often too quirky for its own good, but the cast is committed...More interesting than Damsel's middling whimsy is the handful of narrative surprises it springs.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
85% Nancy (2018) The movie is heartfelt and always interesting, if never really convincing.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) Like I said, I enjoyed watching Hearts. It's just so intent in coloring within the lines, it never once springs any sort of surprise or observation you don't see coming.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
69% The Seagull (2018) Like much of Chekhov's work, The Seagull is about missed opportunities, and the film version is one itself. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Summer 1993 is a film that reminds me why I love the medium. By the final scene, it's both a love letter and a gut punch, and it's a tiny, enormous wonder.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
95% The Endless (2018) The Endless is a kind of sci-fi, Lovecraftian puzzle box. The pleasure of watching it is probably like what people feel when they sign up for one of those escape room adventures. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
93% Beast (2018) While not gratuitous or gory, Beast won't be everyone's cuppa. But it's a really memorable debut by Pearce - and maybe even more so for Buckley.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Any cinematic immersion in that city has its pleasures, but by the time Gérard Depardieu shows up as some sort of relationship guru, launching into a tedious monologue like most of the other characters, it's time to return home.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
64% Anything (2018) Bomer is fine, for the record, though the character is a little overly refined and well-put-together to feel completely plausible.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
92% Logan Lucky (2017) It's a guilty pleasure, but it's definitely a pleasure.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
No Score Yet Secret Smile (2005) Though the drama is over 10 years old, it's pretty relevant for our #MeToo era.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
89% Ravenous (Les affamés) (2018) The movie isn't entirely effective. The rhythm it sets - long, poetic shots of greenery, interrupted by a sudden, bloody scare - gets repetitive quickly. But give it credit for trying something new.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
86% 6 Balloons (2018) The movie is modest and honestly scaled - adult in the best sense.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
72% Kodachrome (2018) Ultimately, it's not a very good flick. But it features a splendidly nasty performance by Ed Harris.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) The Rider is slow going in spots, but it will surprise you with moments of great, simple beauty. Climb onboard, and you're not likely to forget it. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
81% Ghost Stories (2018) A dramatic and visual sleight-of-hand that works in the moment but may leave you feeling a bit cheated once the credits roll.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) The movie gives us glimmers of trauma from Joe's childhood life, but they're never explained, simply served up as fractured psychological backstory. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
74% Little Pink House (2018) Watching the tension between both [Catherine] Keener and [Jeanne] Tripplehorn's characters and the women's acting styles is one of House's pleasures. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
57% Crooked House (2017) It's not great, but it's a fun, old-fashioned mystery.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
97% 1945 (2017) It's a fine addition to post-war films, just not one of the great ones.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
93% Journey's End (2018) It's like a handsomely constructed, old-fashioned item of furniture, the sort of well-crafted drama that's fallen out of favor but still captures your admiration.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) By the documentary's end, the artist and the filmmaker have drawn you into their own meditative rhythms and philosophy.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
95% Foxtrot (2018) It's a rigorous, fascinating deep dive into the immediate, numbed aftermath of sudden loss, injected with very dry comedy as the military reps try to be helpful. ‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Death is the liveliest movie about brutal oppression I've seen in a while (since 1995's Underground, anyway); it's funny as hell - then suddenly chilling - and it's more audacious than just about anything else playing now.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) But despite director Zvyagintsev's reliably sinuous, controlled filmmaking, Loveless too often comes off as just a relentless bummer.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) I can't honesty explain why the movie works. Seen in broad outline, it shouldn't. But director Hirayanagi manages to steer a middle ground between silliness and depth.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
51% Submission (2018) [Addison] Timlin, to her credit, is very good in a role that requires her to range from dithering insecurity to steely opportunist. Likewise, Sedgwick is forced to play an implausibly twinkly, loving spouse, only to turn gorgon in her last scene.‐ ArtsATL
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018