La Movie Boeuf

La Movie Boeuf is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): David N. Butterworth
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 The Vast of Night (2019) David N. Butterworth Style becomes substance in this captivating throwback to those classic science fiction films of the 1950s. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2020
2/4 The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (2020) David N. Butterworth A meditative yet muddled Canadian horror yarn that quickly unwinds if you look at it too closely. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/4 Marriage Story (2019) David N. Butterworth Writer/director Baumbach coaxes the very best out of his players. "This is why I love Scarlett and Adam..." EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
1.5/4 Military Wives (2019) David N. Butterworth Painfully formulaic of its "crowd pleasing" ilk. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
3/4 Judy & Punch (2019) David N. Butterworth A canny debut from Ms. Foulkes, with surprisingly few missteps. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2020
2.5/4 Cremaster 5 (1998) David N. Butterworth Barney climbs the stage of the Budapest opera house while underwater androgynous faeries attend to the nether regions of a differentiated being in a finale that "defers definitive conclusion." EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
2/4 Cremaster 4 (1995) David N. Butterworth A repetitive and not altogether successful entry in the mind 'n' bum numbing "Cremaster" series. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/4 Cremaster 2 (1999) David N. Butterworth The only film in recent memory in which serial killer Gary Gilmore attempts to conjoin two Ford Mustangs with petroleum jelly. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/4 Cremaster 1 (1996) David N. Butterworth Barney explores the creation of form in a universe that is by turns jaw-dropping, laughable, head-scratching, infuriating... but never less than unique. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
1.5/4 She's Allergic to Cats (2016) David N. Butterworth Michael Reich's uber-experimental, semi-autobiographical fantasy has a propensity for showing us in close-up things we'd rather not see, not even in long-shot. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2020
2/4 Images (1972) David N. Butterworth Committed contributions from York (acting), Zsigmond (photography), Williams (score), and Yamash'ta (sound design) amount to little more than a jangling jumble of hyperbolic head games. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2020
3/4 Hard to Be a God (2013) David N. Butterworth Aleksei German's immersive cinematic vision is like the mucky, muddy parts of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" scrutinized, lionized, and revitalized to the nth degree -- call it The Knights Who Say "Nyet!" EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
2.5/4 Just Mercy (2019) David N. Butterworth A competent, if predictable, treatment of Bryan Stevenson's bestselling book. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
2/4 Hustlers (2019) David N. Butterworth Everything about "Hustlers" feels like a hustle. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/4 Little Women (2019) David N. Butterworth In Greta Gerwig's fine retelling of Louisa May Alcott's revered classic, the giddy gaggle that is the mad March clan are an easy lot to love. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2020
2.5/4 The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 3: From Sark to Finish (2003) David N. Butterworth Part 3 of Peter Greenaway's typically-excessive Tulse trilogy makes a strong case for keeping everything intact. Greenaway aficionados are unlikely to be put off by a piddly 6-hour running time, after all. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
3/4 The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part 2: Vaux to the Sea (2003) David N. Butterworth More of the same, including Isabella Rossellini, who plays someone called Madame Moitessier (Character Number 61). EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2020
3/4 All Is Bright (2013) David N. Butterworth The Two Pauls -- Giamatti and Rudd -- shine in another downbeat ode to humanity from director Phil Morrison ("Junebug"). EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/4 The Dawn Wall (2017) David N. Butterworth The best mountaineering film (and then some) since Joe Simpson and Simon Yates first touched the void in 2004. Absolutely mesmerizing. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2019
3/4 Joker (2019) David N. Butterworth It's undeniably bleak to watch, but Phoenix demands our attention... and gets it. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/4 78/52 (2017) David N. Butterworth When it sticks to its guns, "78/52" is fascinating. But Alexandre O. Philippe's inconsistent documentary needs much more cut-by-cut critique, and much less rah-rah repetition. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/4 Victoria (2015) David N. Butterworth "One City. One Night. One Take." One Wow. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
2.5/4 The Road Movie (2016) David N. Butterworth A spectacular dash-cam compilation of head-ons, side-swipes, t-bones, fishtails, jackknives, roll-overs, and other moving violations unfolding daily (heaven forbid!) on Russian roads. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
1.5/4 Running With the Devil (2019) David N. Butterworth "It's Nic Cage. How bad could it be?" EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
2.5/4 Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) David N. Butterworth "Slaughterhouse Rulez" is just not in the same league as those early Wright/Pegg/Frost collaborations (of which this is not one). EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/4 Twentynine Palms (2003) David N. Butterworth "It's nothing sex in a movie about nothing people doing nothing in the middle of nowhere for no reason." Nicely put, Joshua Tanzer ( EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/4 The Cure: Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park (2019) David N. Butterworth It's Friday and I'm in love! EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
2/4 The Outsider (2019) David N. Butterworth Most B-movies disappear without a trace. Timothy Woodward Jr.'s "The Outsider" is more likely to disappear *with* one. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
2/4 9 Songs (2004) David N. Butterworth Dear Mr. Winterbottom. Intercutting unsimulated sex scenes with concert footage does not a movie make. Love, David B. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
4/4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) David N. Butterworth Simply put, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is not Just Another Superhero Movie. It's a Marvel. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3.5/4 Headhunters (2011) David N. Butterworth A fun and fast-paced Scandinavian thriller with a wicked sense of humor. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/4 Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) David N. Butterworth Bi Gan's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" is a neo-noir mystery broken into a jigsaw puzzle, wrapped in a conundrum, and hidden in a Chinese box. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
4/4 Booksmart (2019) David N. Butterworth Pretty much flawless, and that's saying something given the potential for something significantly less than that. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
3/4 Tater Tot & Patton (2017) David N. Butterworth "Tater Tot & Patton" is a sublime character-driven piece, lovely to look at and excellently played (by Jessica Rothe and Bates Wilder) EDIT
Posted May 11, 2019
2/4 The Favourite (2018) David N. Butterworth Terrific turns from a talented triumvirate -- Colman, Weisz, and Stone -- cannot compensate for "The Favourite"'s calculated archness (and ickiness). EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 Possum (2018) David N. Butterworth Chilling genre fare that crawls its way beneath your skin like dirt under badly-bitten fingernails. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
3/4 Babylon (1980) David N. Butterworth "Babylon" burns with an energy and candid intensity rarely seen in mainstream movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
2.5/4 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) David N. Butterworth Unapologetically denuded of depth, "Bohemian Rhapsody"'s focus is clearly on the music, not what made Mercury tick. And this despite Malek's superhuman efforts to make Queen's charismatic frontman real and alive. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2019
2.5/4 Hotel Artemis (2018) David N. Butterworth The film is idiotically entertaining from start to finish, with Foster's adorably wacky performance stealing the show. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
2.5/4 mother! (2017) David N. Butterworth You'll either love it or hate it... which is an odd thing to say since I neither loved it nor hated it, finding it fascinating and self-indulgent almost simultaneously. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2018
3/4 Overboard (2018) David N. Butterworth The charisma of our two leads helps elevate this gender-reversal redo of the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell "classic." It left a pretty big grin on my face, that's for sure. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2018
2.5/4 Alpha (2018) David N. Butterworth "Alpha" proves that you can't really beat a good old boy-and-his-dog/wolf/wolf dog saga. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2018
2/4 Wild Nights With Emily (2018) David N. Butterworth Maybe "Wild Nights with Emily" is one of those films I'll revisit, oh, ten, fifteen years from now and realize I Missed the Boat -- Maybe -- EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
2/4 Ocean's 8 (2018) David N. Butterworth It wasn't a total waste of an evening. mind you -- I got frozen custard with *two* toppings afterwards! EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
2/4 A Little Something for Your Birthday (2017) David N. Butterworth In Susan Walters' sudsy screenplay, Sharon Stone is subjected to stock romantic situations time and time again, dragged along by Walters' insipid and uninspired direction. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
1.5/4 Girls Trip (2017) David N. Butterworth It's just too bad that a film purporting to espouse female empowerment has to resort to simulated fellatio, public urination, and full-frontal male nudity in order to get its biggest laughs. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2018
3/4 The Dinner (2013) David N. Butterworth This Dutch adaptation of Herman Koch's unsettling bestseller is finely acted and confidently directed, laying the solid groundwork for both an Italian and a U.S. version to come. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2018
2.5/4 Suspiria (2018) David N. Butterworth It took some chutzpah to remake Dario Argento's seminal '77 shocker, but somehow -- despite its questionable length, stodgy pacing, and multitudinous plot threads -- Luca Guadagnino manages to pull the whole thing off. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/4 A Star Is Born (2018) David N. Butterworth A thoroughly entertaining redo, with excellent work by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (behind the camera as well as in front of it). EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/4 Private Life (2018) David N. Butterworth Tamara Jenkins needs to make more movies. Every time she does, something special happens. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018