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Stephen Silver

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Stephen:

Robot Lover

Sex Appeal, directed by Talia Osteen and written by Tate Hanyok, only works intermittently. || Stephen Silver → Read More

Blood on the Seats

—The King's Man: I'm not sure that the Kingsman franchise, through its first two films, generated quite enough lore to justify a prequel, set 80 years before the main action and featuring none of the regular characters. As it is, The King's Man, a long-delayed building out of the Kingsman mythology, is a weird venture, setting the action before and during World War I, and tying in the origins of… → Read More

Lucy Runs the Show

Being the Ricardos isn't a disaster, but it's below par for Aaron Sorkin. B- || Stephen Silver → Read More

On Good Behavior

The Unforgivable has some interesting ideas, but ultimately it's just another mediocre thriller. C- || Stephen Silver → Read More

Come On, Now

C'mon C'mon is the most indulgent and implausible of all of Mike Mills' films so far. || Stephen Silver → Read More

A Man, a Dog, and a Robot

Finch deserves to be treated as more than a pandemic castoff movie, a film that succeeds in fully transcending its premise. B+ || Stephen Silver → Read More


Eternals is a serious dud from Marvel and Chloé Zhao. D || Stephen Silver → Read More

Doctor, Doctor

Fauci is a fine but perfunctory documentary on "America's doctor." B- || Stephen Silver → Read More

Blackberry Villains

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a Marvel programmer and nothing more. C- || Stephen Silver → Read More

Gray Matter

Four new 9/11 docs: NYC Epicenters (B-), Too Soon (A-), Inside the President’s War Room (B-), In the Shadow of 9/11 (B+). || Stephen Silver → Read More

Pumpkin Time

If you hate entertainment that re-imagines familiar stories through a "woke" lens, there's a good chance you’ll hate the new Cinderella, but I think it's a joyful, mostly enjoyable revision. B || Stephen Silver → Read More

Couldn't Karen Less

The inevitable movie Karen is an inevitable dog. D || Stephen Silver → Read More

Remembering Me, Remembering You

Reminiscence looks amazing but leaves a lot to be desired. B || Stephen Silver → Read More

Calling All NPC's

Free Guy, based on a video game, is a pleasant surprise considering the source material. B+ || Stephen Silver → Read More

Arresting Annette

Leos Carax's new film is occasionally striking but often nonsensical and full of repetitive songs. B- || Stephen Silver → Read More

Mud and Blood '99

Woodstock '99: Peace, Love and Rage is a fine documentary about a festival that went horribly wrong. B || Stephen Silver → Read More

Less a Movie, More a Branding Exercise

Space Jam: A New Legacy is a tired sequel that will satisfy no one. D || Stephen Silver → Read More

Today, Tomorrow, or Never

Amazon series and movies rarely break through, and The Tomorrow War will come and go without notice. C || Stephen Silver → Read More

Intimate Luca |

Apart from more dramatic and tragic Pixar films, Luca is a smaller story about friendship and identity. A- || Stephen Silver → Read More

Can I Hit That?

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard is fine, ridiculous fun. B+ || Stephen Silver → Read More