Living Life Fearless

Living Life Fearless is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Stephen Silver
Rating Title/Year Author
4.5/5 We Are The Thousand (2020) Stephen Silver The original video made a lot of people cry - including Grohl himself, he admits in the documentary - but what hit me was the pure, unadulterated joy. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
4/5 Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free (2021) Stephen Silver The movie features rarely-seen camaraderie among Petty and his bandmates, and some really outstanding music. Most of all, it made me miss Petty a lot. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
3/5 Alone Together (2021) Stephen Silver I'm still not especially looking forward to the next year of The Cinema of Quarantine, but Alone Together was a better example of that than most. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
4.5/5 The Climb (2019) Stephen Silver An absolute gem of a comedy/drama. It's frequently hilarious, and on a different wavelength than most comedies I've seen EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
4/5 Captains of Za'atari (2021) Stephen Silver A beautiful film, shot over the course of six years, about the universality of the "beautiful game." EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 The Sparks Brothers (2021) Stephen Silver The enjoyable film follows the brotherly act through many decades and several different reinventions of their music and features a long list of celebrity talking heads EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) Stephen Silver Doesn't veer very far from the conventional wisdom about Sesame Street, but the clips are so, so great. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Misha and the Wolves (2021) Stephen Silver An absolutely enthralling doc about a woman who wrote a memoir about her experiences in the Holocaust, but turned out to be lying. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It (2021) Stephen Silver A fine examination of the career of a Hollywood and Broadway legend, whose career has extended through seven decades, and who will turn 90 later this year. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4.5/5 Flee (2021) Stephen Silver Seems destined to go down as one of the best documentaries of the year, one of the best animated features, and one of the best foreign-language films. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
3.5/5 Jumbo (2020) Stephen Silver Certainly the best movie I've ever seen about a woman in love with an amusement park ride. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Stephen Silver If you can get through the first half-hour of Pieces of a Woman and stay with the movie long enough to enjoy it, god bless you. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
2/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Stephen Silver The execution just isn't there, and I found it kind of boring. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
4.5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Stephen Silver It's pretty clearly the best film yet to engage with the ideas of the #MeToo movement, although this film is far from a lecture or a political jeremiad EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
2/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Stephen Silver It's significantly overlong while missing a lot of the things that worked so well about the original. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2020
3.5/5 Some Kind of Heaven (2020) Stephen Silver The film does a great job capturing what a surreal place The Villages must be. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 No Ordinary Man (2020) Stephen Silver An outstanding examination of a fascinating story, that of 20th century trans musician Billy Tipton. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3.5/5 Enemies of the State (2020) Stephen Silver A wild, extremely twisty documentary, that's likely to appeal to anyone who loves ambiguity. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3.5/5 Little Fish (2020) Stephen Silver A fine love story, with both futuristic flourishes and obvious resonance in the pandemic year of 2020. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Stephen Silver This film not only sports two fine performances, but does absolutely amazing things with sound design. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Zappa (2020) Stephen Silver Shows that these days, we could really use a Frank Zappa EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) Stephen Silver A very entertaining look at the Bee Gees' raucous, often-tragic history. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Black Bear (2020) Stephen Silver This one might take multiple viewings to appreciate, and it's going to lead to angry Reddit threads from those seeking to "solve" it. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Minari (2020) Stephen Silver A beautiful and often heartbreaking immigration story, EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 MLK/FBI (2020) Stephen Silver If nothing else, MLK/FBI is going to make you even angrier at that annual tweet from the FBI about Martin Luther King Day. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4.5/5 White Lie (2019) Stephen Silver Like the last 20 minutes of Goodfellas, only if Henry Hill had been faking cancer EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4.5/5 40 Years a Prisoner (2020) Stephen Silver Tells the moving story of subject's decades-long quest to get his relative released from prison, but beyond that it's a highly entertaining exploration of 1970s Philadelphia EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Pink Skies Ahead (2020) Stephen Silver A fun '90s-set film with a fun '90s-set soundtrack, while finding an original way to tell a story about anxiety. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 Sylvie's Love (2020) Stephen Silver A delightfully old-fashioned, Douglas Silk-style romance EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro (2019) Stephen Silver Another fine pro wrestling documentary, produced outside of the umbrella of WWE. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/5 All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020) Stephen Silver It's infuriating, of course, but also compelling, and seems likely to bring outrage that can be converted into votes this November. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/5 Robin's Wish (2020) Stephen Silver You've heard a great deal in the last few years about the hidden pain behind the lives of most comedians, but this story is a unique one. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/5 The River and the Wall (2019) Stephen Silver An actual, on-the-ground look at the ecological implications of the wall, and where and how it's being built. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 Farewell Amor (2020) Stephen Silver A lovely, very human family story, EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4.5/5 Nationtime (1972) Stephen Silver The main takeaway that many of the issues discussed nearly 50 years ago are still being argued about today. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4.5/5 Pier Kids (2019) Stephen Silver An astonishing cinema verite doc, about a population of homeless, mostly black, gay, and transgender kids who congregate on the piers on the West side of Manhattan, EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 Coded Bias (2020) Stephen Silver An eye-opening documentary about how the rising category of facial recognition technology, which it convincingly argues is administered in a biased manner, EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020