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David Lamble

David Lamble
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Stephen Chbosky's decision to translate his MTV cult novel into a movie where "the gay kid is the coolest kid" pays huge dividends...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
75% Salvation Army (2015) ...benevolent but still painful...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) David O. Russell's eccentric Philly-cheesesteak screwball comedy leaves me cold, but may prove to be his big crossover hit.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
89% Lincoln (2012) In a truly epic first act, the equal of anything in the David Lean canon, Steven Spielberg and his screenwriting collaborator, playwright Tony Kushner, frame the awful dilemma Lincoln faced in what would prove to be the last four months of his life.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
87% Life of Pi (2012) Among its many virtues, this beautiful fable of a teen boy holding a grown tiger at bay for 277 days at sea makes a strong case for the superiority of live-action drama over animation...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
87% Django Unchained (2012) A loose-cannon Best Picture pick.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
87% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) In Benh Zeitlin's audacious post-Katrina, African American folk story, a female Huck Finn fights to survive the storm with a grouchy, drunken, difficult daddy. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
96% Argo (2012) Who would have thought that anyone could have pulled off an audience-friendly comedy/drama on the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis? ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
93% Amour (2012) Veteran Austrian auteur Michael Haneke eschews his trademark polarizing story tropes to produce a moving and complex portrait of the final months of a marriage between two retired Parisian music-teachers.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
95% Enough Said (2013) Enough Said keeps us laughing and rooting for this season's top romantic odd couple: Julie Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
91% Blue Jasmine (2013) Cate Blanchett is over the moon in the best Woody Allen drama since Match Point. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) [It] allows a modern audience to see Leo's stylized Gatsby as more than a petulant nouveau riche interloper, to grasp that Gatsby is at heart a story of class warfare, disguised as a doomed love affair.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
98% Before Midnight (2013) In the brilliant third part of Richard Linklater's two-decade spanning trilogy, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy stroll through a paradise-on-earth slice of Greece.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
89% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) Both Cannes' award-winning female leads deliver naturalistic performances that transcend their much-ballyhooed extended sex scenes.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
94% Fruitvale Station (2013) Coogler provides a suspenseful moral parable overflowing with the kind of incongruities that pepper the lives of our martyrs: Harvey, Matthew and Tyler Clementi.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
83% Crystal Fairy (2013) It's a tribute to the leads and the strong hand of Silva that we can be enchanted and repulsed by both.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
69% C.O.G. (2013) In Kyle Patrick Alvarez's funny adaptation of David Sedaris' essay, out actor Jonathan Groff channels a prideful sissy-boy on the verge of hilarious pratfalls...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
82% Test (2014) This entertaining time capsule, set in SF's modern-dance world, makes playful use of that fateful moment when the first blood test for the HIV virus debuted.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Goofy plot digressions and a Kerouac-worthy subplot deliver the season's most original comedy/drama...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
77% Kill Your Darlings (2013) This engrossing new film about a long-forgotten murder that launched the Beat Generation kicks off with a toast from the pillow lips of Lucien Carr...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
80% 42 (2013) Brian Helgeland depicts how agonizing the struggle is for any despised minority to get their foot in the door. 42 climaxes at the apex of baseball legend Jackie Robinson's first season in a Brooklyn Dodger uniform.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) As McQueen's observant camera reminds us, we are all, in some insidious way, kin under the skin.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
83% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) Vidal is America's mid-century gay gadfly, lacing his Ben-Hur script with a queer subplot. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
92% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) Alex Gibney moves into an elite class of filmmakers with this timely tale of tormented whistleblowers. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
81% Prisoners (2013) This gripping rust-belt thriller has us fear for the fates of a trio of besieged souls...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
52% The Iron Lady (2012) Abi Morgan's bold script has Meryl Streep's Lady Margaret Thatcher hearing voices and experiencing a full-bodied apparition of her late hubby Dennis. This darkly clever film is about class warfare...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
No Score Yet 3 (2012) ... expect subjects that make you queasy before prompting howls of laughter.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
No Score Yet Romeos (2012) There's poignancy in Lukas' late-night English Internet chats with comrades in transition, and growing doubts that he can earn his new body without losing his mind and old friends.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
84% Jane Eyre (2011) The 18th film of Charlotte Bronte's chilly castle tale is a transcendently romantic, tragic, gothic ghost story from Cary Joji Fukunaga...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
No Score Yet Obstoyatelstva, (Circumstances) (2009) Maryam Keshavarz plants her girl-loving heroines firmly in the belly of the beast...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
84% The Ides of March (2011) Some of the best political writing since Gore Vidal's Kennedy clan-inspired The Best Man, another witty "liberal" knife-fight.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
92% Into The Abyss (2011) Herzog spares us little in this sorrowful take on Crime and Punishment in Rick Perry's kingdom.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
46% Another Happy Day (2011) Sam Levinson's comedy primal scream...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
95% Pina (2011) Dance fans will appreciate Wim Wenders' hypnotic 3-D capture of choreographer Pina Busch's pioneering modern programs.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
85% Me and Orson Welles (2009) Zac Efron displays mojo as a plucky newbie with just a hint of the young Tyrone Power.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
67% Everything Strange and New (2011) "Poet of the Oakland flatlands" Frazer Bradshaw captures a landscape and a people who are at times as much prisoners as residents.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
92% Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008) The violence here is all the more unnerving arriving as it does, as pro boxers say, like the punch you didn't see coming. Its style falls between the verite school of documentary and a revitalized Italian Neorealism.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
93% La Nana (The Maid) (2009) Told with nonchalant sexual candor, The Maid examines a wealthy Chilean family as both buttress against change and unlikely incubator for new social and political mores.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
No Score Yet Clapham Junction (2007) Theo's story is sharply observed, with Pinter-like dialogue...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
63% Lymelife (2008) Alec Baldwin and Jill Hennessy are electrically profane as the womanizing home-builder and his botanically distracted frau. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
85% Tyson (2009) James Toback combines a vivid recapitulation of everything you think you know about "Iron Mike."‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
33% Pop Star on Ice (2009) The beauty of David Barba and James Pellerito's full-length portrait of champion US figure skater Johnny Weir is that even when you think you know who he is, the next frame will present yet another contradiction.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie exchange drunken punches to the gut as we wonder what civilian life could offer that might possibly compete with this sweaty, boozy, dirty love.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
90% The Messenger (2009) Foster dazzles as a young man defusing the rage within.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
No Score Yet Redwoods (2009) This Russian River love story will linger with lonely-hearts of all persuasions. ‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
No Score Yet Rivers Wash Over Me (2009) ...into the brutal currents of a violent small North Carolina town that has more than its share of big-city drug, gun and sexual identity dilemmas...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
65% Adam (2009) Hugh Dancy and Rose Byme share a quirky chemistry reminiscent of the early sketch-humor of Mike Nichols and Elaine May.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
81% Venkovský Ucitel (The Country Teacher) (2008) A barnyard birthing scene becomes a life-changing event for three characters who, moments before, had no clue as to their fates...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) Quentin Tarantino's unconscionably entertaining Nazi-kitsch gore fest thrusts him back into the cultural conversation...‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
49% Taking Woodstock (2009) Ang Lee and his writing/producing partner James Schamus gently build the bitter family comedy beats into an exploration of the forces that brought so many different sorts of people to an illusion of oneness.‐ Bay Area Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020