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Steven Mears

Steven Mears
Steven Mears's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% The Shape of Water (2017) Like the director's best works, The Shape of Water blends lonely outcasts, chimerical beings, meticulous design, and mid-20th-century political strife. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
88% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) The tragedy stems from Richard Gere's superb portrayal of "a drowning man waving at an ocean liner"-demolishing his elegant image with a study of bottomless need and misapplied largesse‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
73% Remember (2016) [I]n making senility the engine of the piece and siphoning its heft from the Holocaust, Egoyan manages to trivialize both. His film is as lost and confused as its hero.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
74% The Hateful Eight (2015) It's as if Tarantino, believing the interrogation prologue to Inglourious Basterds to be the best-written scene of his career, undertook to redraft the sequence at nearly feature length.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2016
73% Trumbo (2015) Ultimately the film is like so many projects that landed in Trumbo's lap-several rewrites away from working.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
71% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) [I]n executing a predictable narrative strategy, Zwick effectively gives away all of his moves in advance.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
91% The End Of The Tour (2015) Eisenberg's casting teeters on too perfect. He may currently be the best young actor working within the narrowest range-though, to his credit, he finds new ways to enact restiveness and competitive brilliance with each role he takes on.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
50% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) Five years after The Girl on the Train, André Téchiné tackles another real-life cause célèbre in which the central transgression may never have occurred.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) Far from being mere pastiche or parody, the film manifests Strickland's rigorous regard for the form and determination to both honor and elevate it.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2015
82% The Two Faces of January (2014) The treat is watching [Oscar] Isaac and the magnetic [Viggo] Mortensen enact an Oedipal dance of desperation, their black hearts racing under white linen suits.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) Part of the problem is the change of location; what seemed enchanting in Dublin feels twee in New York. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2014
92% The Retrieval (2014) Despite its plentiful achievements, The Retrieval hews too closely to familiar coming-of-age tropes and demonstrates a frustrating reluctance to be its own film.‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2014