Steven Scaife

Steven Scaife
Steven Scaife's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine The Verge
Publications: Slant Magazine, The Verge

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/4 17% The Grudge (2020) Nicolas Pesce evincing little of the promise he showed in his prior films, and even less drive to remake the old into something new. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
1.5/4 66% Knives and Skin (2019) The film gets so lost in its affected idiosyncrasies that it stops probing any discernible human feelings. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
2/4 74% White Snake (2019) The film feels more like a smattering of action scenes strung together by the barest thread of plot. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/4 96% I Lost My Body (2019) It focuses equally on moments of shared connection and incidental loss until the two feel indistinguishable. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
3/4 93% Klaus (2019) Sergio Pablos's film is essentially a metaphor for its own unique and refreshing mode of expression. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/4 62% Paradise Hills (2019) Alice Waddington's sci-fi fantasy never finds a cohesive story wrapper for its themes. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/4 81% Girl on the Third Floor (2019) The film is loud and obvious about declaring its themes, as if to distract from their ultimate shallowness. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1.5/4 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The film effortlessly operates in the same groove as the original, but that's less a compliment than a measure of a failure to evolve. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/4 81% Greener Grass (2019) In the film's world, there can be no real resistance, as the suburbs have already won. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) The film is an aimless, albeit sometimes funny, chronicle of absurd behavior and government ineptitude. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
2.5/4 96% Promare (2019) Promare often feels like a maximalist season finale trimmed of any build-up, a climax that's outstanding to watch yet empty beyond its pure spectacle. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/4 87% Depraved (2019) Larry Fessenden diagnoses the rot of our era through the shifting personalities and power dynamics of solipsistic men. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2/4 86% Ms. Purple (2019) Subtlety dissipates as Justin Chon's film grasps for something louder and more obvious. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2.5/4 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) The film bottles a palpable emotion of unabashed joy, even when the rest of it seems to barely hold together. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/4 87% The Nightingale (2019) The violence of Jennifer Kent's film doesn't seem to build upon its themes so much as repeat them. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
2.5/4 83% Crawl (2019) The film is more straight-faced than Alexandre Aja's prior work, trading absurd kills for narrow escapes from gaping alligator jaws. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/4 62% Native Son (2019) Native Son makes a number of changes to its source material, many of which dilute the story's power. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
1.5/4 89% O.G. (2018) O.G. is inevitably no more illuminating than any other narrative dramatization of prison life. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019