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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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 92% Relic (2020) The film heralds the arrival a bold and formidable voice in horror cinema.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
3.5/4 98% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) The film's animation leans into its most jerky, artificial qualities, all the better to enhance the atmosphere of bizarre unreality.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/4 93% Bad Education (2019) Rather than a simplistic, straightforward parable of greed, the film depicts its true events with a surprising amount of depth and ambiguity.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
3/4 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) Through its exploration of Selah's complexities, as well as the bravado and posturing that comes with being a credible drug dealer, Selah and the Spades locates a larger truth about the presentation of self and maintaining one's image.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
1/4 69% We Summon the Darkness (2020) The film's cat-and-mouse antics play out with no sense of escalation or invention.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
2/4 70% Stargirl (2020) It comes across like yet another casualty in the long line of stories about men having their eyes opened by their angelic girlfriends.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
2.5/4 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) The film is at its weakest when it has to do drama, since the fallout of Mo and Zeke's actions feels perfunctory and tossed-off in the rush to an ending, a hasty come-down after the proverbial party. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
1.5/4 53% Guns Akimbo (2020) Writer-director Jason Lei Howden's humor might have been tolerable if his film was at least reasonably imaginative. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
1/4 20% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
1.5/4 68% Knives and Skin (2019) The film gets so lost in its affected idiosyncrasies that it stops probing any discernible human feelings. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
2/4 68% White Snake (2019) The film feels more like a smattering of action scenes strung together by the barest thread of plot. ‐ Slant Magazine
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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
3/4 94% Klaus (2019) Sergio Pablos's film is essentially a metaphor for its own unique and refreshing mode of expression. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/4 64% Paradise Hills (2019) Alice Waddington's sci-fi fantasy never finds a cohesive story wrapper for its themes. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/4 84% 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/4 80% Greener Grass (2019) In the film's world, there can be no real resistance, as the suburbs have already won.‐ Slant Magazine
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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3.5/4 84% Depraved (2019) Larry Fessenden diagnoses the rot of our era through the shifting personalities and power dynamics of solipsistic men. ‐ Slant Magazine
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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/4 86% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019