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David Harris

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.25/5 40% Irresistible (2020) There is no nuance, none of the incisive commentary that made "The Daily Show" so integral to the '00s. Skip Irresistible and tune into John Oliver instead. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
2.5/5 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) Apatow has created another patience-testing film featuring a character who needs to learn a big lesson, the hard way. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
93% Polyester (1981) Polyester stands firmly as a gateway between the gross-out films of Waters' past and the soft-hearted sentimentalist ones that were to come. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 88% The Trip to Greece (2020) There is something quaint about watching the two stars take in the beautiful Greek landscape and ingest meal after delicious meal, a reminder of what life was like pre-COVID-19. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
2/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) The Lovebirds feels like an antiquated '80s comedy filtered through a modern lens. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
No Score Yet Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud-Capped Star) (1960) A melodrama at face value, The Cloud-Capped Star explores the deep fissures in Indian society perpetrated by the partition, especially on women. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Even in a year at the cinema not ground down to a halt by a global pandemic, Never Rarely Sometimes Always would likely find itself on many top 10 lists. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
92% Ochazuke no aji (Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice) (1964) The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice tells the story of a marriage unraveling as Japan moves from its pre-war traditions and into a more modern existence. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
No Score Yet The Inland Sea (1992) This is not a Rick Steves travelogue presenting practical information about a trip to Japan nor is it a primer for neophytes looking to learn the basics before a sojourn. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) There is an ineffable earnestness that keeps the whole venture together, even when it threatens to slide into chaos. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
95% Europa Europa (1990) In a time when nationalism and hatred fuel political campaigns both in the United States and abroad, Europa Europa remains relevant. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2.75/5 89% 1917 (2020) We're supposed to spend the entire film/journey with just two British soldiers, but do we really care about them? Nah. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
91% Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) (1964) Diamonds of the Night remains a crowing jewel in an important film movement that aches to be experienced. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
73% The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) (2001) The Piano Teacher is high art.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/5 92% It (1927) It isn't a complete waste of time, but what could have been sometimes outweighs what made it to the screen.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The motion-captured apes look amazingly real and convincing.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.25/5 85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Like its scruffy crew, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is an affable and harmless way to spend a few hours.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
2.5/5 65% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant tries, but doesn't come close.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 97% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) An appealing and harmless film that slyly subverts a genre long known for its unshakable touchstones.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
2.25/5 31% Passengers (2016) It all just panders too much.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 83% Silence (2017) Silence is an experience that makes us question our own resolve and tremble at its power.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.25/5 84% Julieta (2016) Though we never find out if Julieta and Antía reconcile, a strong hope pervades and the cathartic release we long desire is just around the bend.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.75/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Stahelski's kinetic direction keeps things moving, even if there are way too many shots to the head.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.75/5 94% Arrival (2016) This is an excellently made film that questions our notions of time, kindness and understanding.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.75/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea will restore your faith in the movies.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 93% Demon (2016) Rather than emulate the tropes of a joyous wedding, Demon feels like a funeral party that has stretched on for three generations.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.75/5 73% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Parker's passion for the project keeps the ship upright, even when the film veers towards grandiloquence.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 52% The Accountant (2016) Gavin O'Connor managed to take this crazy notion and a somewhat hackneyed script and make it into a solid action movie with a warming message.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water is appropriately elegiac for its subject matter, but Sheridan's script still offers many wry and humorous moments.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.25/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) It somehow manages to shock despite the lines Rogen and Goldberg (who helped write the screenplay) have crossed before in Superbad and This Is the End.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
2.75/5 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Lo and Behold presents an excellent start of a conversation, but...you won't be getting any answers here.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
1.75/5 61% The Light Between Oceans (2016) It's just a shame that Cianfrance, who showed so much promise at first, decided this would be the path his career should follow.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
1.75/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Worst of all, the movie just isn't funny.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
3.25/5 98% Don't Think Twice (2016) Birbiglia dips one toe into comedy, but he also grounds his film in reality.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4.75/5 98% 63 Up (2019) It does the work of the best films, makes us think deeper about our own experiences with being human, how we relate to one another and our self - both the past and current iterations.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
2.75/5 54% Jason Bourne (2016) This newest installment in the Bourne is definitely the weakest in the series.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
91% Wanda (1971) Once a hard to find curio, Wanda is now easily available for cinephiles hoping to see this little gem. ‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.75/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) It's this giddy whimsy that makes Everybody Wants Some!! so damned likable.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.5/5 91% Green Room (2016) A gory, visceral horror flick.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) The Russos definitely know how to stage an action scene.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.25/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) It's worthy, but nothing really new.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
2.25/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The Wave ultimately stumbles once its titular flood hits, exposing a story predicated on cliché and budgetary restraints.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.75/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens checks all the correct boxes, sets the stage for a new series of films.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) It takes something special like a Tarantino film to relive that trembling magic of the cinema.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4.25/5 78% The Revenant (2015) It's a classic storytelling convention, one that has been employed since the dawn of moviemaking...It's just that González Iñárritu finds a way to make it look so beautiful.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 84% These Final Hours (2015) A thrilling game of scruples.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 95% It Follows (2015) A persistent film that creeps up on you.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4.75/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) As close to riding a rollercoaster you can experience while sitting in a movie theater.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
1.75/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) Unfortunately, Tomorrowland goes nowhere, spoon-feeding us the same pile of moralizing crap that Disney has been peddling for decades and filling us with ennui while doing so.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
1.75/5 70% Jurassic World (2015) Jurassic World doesn't even come close.‐ Spectrum Culture
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019