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Steve Murray

Steve Murray

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% Happy End (2017) "Still, overall Happy End plays like a Haneke homage, made by a filmmaker without Haneke's chilly mastery. It feels off-brand. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 16, 2018
92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) "A Fantastic Woman ultimately succeeds on the strength of [Daniela] Vega's sympathetic performance. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet Garden Party "Garden Party is a gorgeous, morbid piece of photo-realistic CG animation. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
No Score Yet Lou (2017) "The short film is a bright, forgettable throwaway, even though its anti-bullying message is timely. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
100% Negative Space "In barely more than five minutes, Space beautifully delineates a father-son relationship, and ends with a perfect, smile-through-tears final line. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
100% Revolting Rhymes "Revolting Rhymes Part One (UK) is based on a Roald Dahl book, and has plenty of the subversive, wry humor you'd expect from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
80% DeKalb Elementary "A filmmaking lesson in knowing how to get the utmost dramatic power by keeping things simple. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Feb 13, 2018
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The core of the show is the bond between Midge and Susie, who becomes Midge's manager and tough-love sounding board. It's a friendship that ventures, in its intensity, on a love story. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
64% The Kettering Incident: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Mostly it feels like a wannabe Twin Peaks, only without much plot, dialogue or characterization. Debicki is forced to mope through the episodes like a sleep walker. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
No Score Yet The Frozen Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In addition to the gorgeous, wintry scenery, what distinguishes Dead is a handful of supporting female characters who turn out to be far more interesting/complicated than usual in these sorts of thrillers. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
68% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Electric Dreams comes off as a sort of modern-day Twilight Zone, with not-so-very-special effects. I did like "The Hood Maker," "Safe and Sound" and "Human Is." But even these have twists too easy to predict. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
92% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2016-2017) "Creator Charlie Brooker's series continues to be a smart, cynical and unnervingly plausible look at our wired lives and the dark paths digital technology might lead us. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 31, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) "Unfortunately, The Final Year never really coheres or finds focus. It meanders and can feel self-congratulatory. It's probably best seen by political wonks, or by anyone who wants to wallow in a bad kind of nostalgia. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 24, 2018
78% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) "Regardless how shaky the movie around her is, Bening is always worth watching. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 24, 2018
88% The Post (2018) "... the leanest, swiftest film in years from director Steven Spielberg, and one of the best recent performances by Meryl Streep. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Jan 17, 2018
93% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Foy's laser-focused performance - a master class of what an actor can do with stillness - is remarkable. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Scott Frank's western, focused on an 1880s town populated mainly by women, is a great pleasure. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
84% Dark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Dark is compellingly moody with some interesting sci-fi ideas and questions about fate. But you may be hitting "pause" a lot, trying to clarify who is doing what, and when. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "It's good, and worth watching; it just doesn't feel as essential as Handmaid's does. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
96% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "What makes Mindhunter so gripping is the way it takes its time getting under your skin. Many scenes are just a lot of talk. But boy, it can get to you. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) "In its split focus, the movie sometimes feels uncertain whose story it's telling. But the acting is strong. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
100% One Mississippi: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The second season of deadpan comic Tig Notaro's semi-autobiographical comedy is scary in unexpected ways. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
91% The Witch (2016) "Robert Eggers's thriller about the supernatural in Puritan New England will get under your skin. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
64% Lore: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The idea behind this anthology series is so good, it's a shame the result is this dull. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) "There's emotional heft here, too. And the movie is a reminder that Adam Sandler, as he was in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love back in 2002, is a really compelling dramatic actor. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
91% Gerald's Game (2017) "Nimbly directed by Mike Flanagan, Gerald's Game is notable for a tight screenplay and a watch-it-through-your-fingers scene of Jessie figuring out a bloody way to get out of those handcuffs. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
94% Donald Cried (2017) "The movie constantly makes us shift perspectives as it lurches from comedy to psychodrama. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
98% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) "The movie is dark, but in a nurturing way, if that makes sense. It's suitable for kids because Zucchini is largely about healing - not in a sticky-sweet way, but by small, slow increments. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
93% Toni Erdmann (2016) "Toni Erdmann is a peculiar, engaging hybrid of a film. Part of its acclaim may stem from the juxtaposition of two adjectives that don't typically go together: "funny" and "German." " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) "As in his other films, Farhadi presents a very realistic-seeming scenario that's threaded throughout with quiet, masterful details that lead to almost unbearable moral suspense. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
97% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) "As the storm winds down and dawn approaches, you deeply care - because you can't predict, and neither can they - whether these family members will learn to grow up, let go and move on. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) "The biopic is focused on mortality, but it hardly has a pulse. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
98% Truman (2017) "It can move you by its decision not to punch emotional buttons as forcefully as a Hollywood film with the same plotline would. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) "It's no Raging Bull. It doesn't want to be. If director Martin Scorsese was aiming for grand opera in his 1980 classic, Happiest Day is more like a breezy jazz riff. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) "The movie pulls off an almost documentary, social-realist feel, but it includes hints of the menacing, the unknown. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "The skill of Guadagnino's film is the time it takes to tease out Elio and Oliver's attraction, and to deepen our investment in how it plays out. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
98% Columbus (2017) "As much as anything, the movie is about the zen-like stillness and symmetry of the mid-century architecture that serves as the film's backdrop. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
93% Human Flow (2017) "Ai fills his film with impressive, elegant aerial drone shots of the numberless refugee encampments around the world. He truly shows the enormity of the migrant crisis, which is both a strength and a weakness for Human Flow. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
98% Dina (2017) "Dina is a reminder that those of us who consider ourselves "normal" go through life in constant performance mode, play-acting our ideal version of ourselves from moment to moment. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
99% God's Own Country (2017) "The movie is less about sexual awakening than Gheorghe's civilizing influence on Johnny. But it's also sometimes hot and violent, in a good way. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) "The movie recreates the exhilarating-yet-exhausting feeling of those years. And it summons up the mundane awfulness of an early demise. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) "I wish Lucky were a little better, but it's good enough. When Stanton begins to sing, a cappella, the Mexican ballad "Volver, Volver" - it's hard not to feel your own heart break. " ‐ ArtsATL
Posted Dec 29, 2017
B 79% 1408 (2007) "Based on a Stephen King story, 1408 takes the simplest plot and turns it into an enjoyably surreal, unnerving creepfest." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 21, 2007
A- 88% Red Road (2007) "A must for movie lovers who want to see how so much drama, mystery and emotion can be created from so little." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 16, 2007
B+ 71% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) "Bloodier and more action-filled than the original, Weeks nevertheless stays faithful to the grim, grimy tone director Danny Boyle established in his 2002 film with its haunting shots of a metropolis turned into a tomb." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 10, 2007
B 69% Disturbia (2007) "A lot of the movie works because LaBeouf is becoming a soulful, intelligent presence on-screen." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 12, 2007
B 74% Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) "A deconstructionist horror comedy that owes a debt to Scream and the 1992 Belgian film Man Bites Dog, Mask nevertheless has enough pitch-perfect wit to lay claim to its own patch of postmodern, movie-loving snarkiness." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 22, 2007
B 84% Old Joy (2006) "Old Joy may be built around a road trip, but it's also a movie about two roads -- and two souls -- diverging." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 15, 2007
C 70% Backstage (2006) "Backstage doesn't really tell us much about the world of rock musicians, or the mental workings of their scariest fans." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2007
B- 100% Premium (2007) "In gasoline terms, Premium isn't. But the romantic dramedy has some high-octane emotional moments, thanks to writer-director Pete Chatmon's wise dissection of the games one-time lovers play." ‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 1, 2007
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