Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Antagony & Ecstasy , Film Threat
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2058
Location:
Chicago, IL

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/10 0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014) " With virtually nothing that happens onscreen resembling human behavior or emotion to any real extend, the film can't even function as propaganda." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 17, 2014
2/10 —— Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga (Gamera vs. Jiger)(Monsters Invade Expo '70) (1970) " A tremendously weird and frankly rather stupid motion picture, by daikaiju eiga standards or any other." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 17, 2014
6/10 81% Smokey and the Bandit (1977) " [A] half-forgotten little curio for later generations to study with puzzled delight." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 17, 2014
8/10 91% Network (1976) " Rousing, exciting satire, if not always the most perfectly focused and sophisticated." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 17, 2014
7/10 69% The Stepford Wives (1975) " A fine, if somewhat overworked paranoia thriller... [Katharine] Ross's increasingly frantic but reliably strong-willed performance makes her an ideal subject." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 17, 2014
2/10 —— Gamera tai daiakuju Giron (Attack of the Monsters)(Gamera vs. Guiron) (1969) " The morbidly curious would be better off watching American producer Sandy Frank's VHS dub from the '80s; at least that's so outlandishly incompetent that it's funny." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
8/10 76% The Congress (2014) " While it's certainly a great if wildly inconclusive work of style, [Robin] Wright always pulls it back to being, ultimately, about what human beings feel." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
6/10 71% The Towering Inferno (1974) " Despite the best efforts of most of those involved, the film never takes off as more than just a remarkable collection of glossy violence." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
9/10 95% American Graffiti (1973) " Maybe the best film about teenagers ever made." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/10 46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Coalesce[s] into a sort of indistinguishable mushiness in Rodriguez and Miller's flabby directorial hands." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/10 28% As Above/So Below (2014) " It is quite impossible to set a film in the Paris catacombs and completely mess up the sense of grim, suffocating atmosphere... But do they come close." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/10 —— Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu (Destroy All Planets) (Gamera vs. Viras) (2003) " Has juuuuust enough warped silliness that it's fun-bad and not simply bad-bad." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
6/10 77% The Tailor of Panama (2001) " Brosnan... completely alters the tone of the movie with every scene he's in, bringing a level of smarminess that makes it far more interesting than just a bureaucratic spy thriller" — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
7/10 87% The Blair Witch Project (1999) " The abrupt, unforgiving way the film ends is still shocking despite all the film's imitators, and it's a strong finish to a film that spends a little too much time wandering." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
8/10 90% What's Up, Doc? (1972) " Stands out as one of the great, if semi-forgotten comedy masterpieces of the 1970s." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
5/10 —— Daikaijû kuchu kessan: Gamera tai Gyaosu (Gamera vs. Gyaos)(Return of the Giant Monsters) (1967) " More than a little incompetent most of the time, but it has such an irresistible enthusiasm for being thus deranged that it's impossible not to fall in love with it a little bit." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
8/10 89% Shaft (1971) " There are a lot of movies from that era that do basically the same things... but not many of them do them as well." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
8/10 76% Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) " [A] terrific little pearl of a satiric horror-comedy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
6/10 —— Daimajin gyakushu (Return of Daimajin) (Majin Strikes Again) (1966) " The film is derivative, undernourished, and a bit tacky, but it's solidly average to above-average within its genre." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Sep 11, 2014
8/10 90% M*A*S*H (1970) " That it's is so much of its moment doesn't mean that it's aged poorly... it's brash enough and inventive enough to still feel like a work of radicalism, more than 40 years on," — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
8/10 78% Sin City (2005) " So hyper-dramatic that even the most horrifying elements play as a sort of quiet camp rather than bland torture porn." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
4/10 44% Hello, Dolly! (1969) " For all its failures in other areas - a bloated, heavy farce, or a character comedy full of generally tedious cartoons - its abysmal shortcomings as a musical are the saddest." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
5/10 49% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " The laziest writing in the filmmaker's canon since at least Whatever Works." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2/10 19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " There is barely any plot to speak of, and what little there is gets disposed of quickly, as though the film was humiliated by it." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " The immensely slow-building tension of the piece grows irresistibly suffocating." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
6/10 69% What If (2014) " The whole thing is clearly trying much too hard, but in its earnest, sloppy way is impossible to hate, the way it's impossible to hate an ugly dog." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
1/10 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " As boring as watching glaciers recede." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/10 12% Down Periscope (1996) " It's not exactly a bad movie, but it's so forgettable that it's almost exhausting." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
7/10 94% Coogan's Bluff (1968) " A satisfying police yarn with some really great, physically hefty location photography." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 90% Bonnie and Clyde (1967) " After nearly a half century, the film's influence is still overwhelming and obvious." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
6/10 83% Murders in the Rue Morgue (1992) " Whether as camp or as legitimately great horror... the film is awfully fun to watch." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 —— Daimajin ikaru (Wrath of Daimajin) (The Return of Giant Majin) (1966) " There's atmosphere to spare, it's just that it's more of a distant, historical type of atmosphere than the raging, apocalyptic energy dabbled in by the first movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 —— Daimajin (Majin the Monster of Terror) (The Vengeance of the Monster) (1966) " It doesn't even need to throw a giant monster at its plot in order to be completely engaging, beautiful, and emotionally resonant." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
6/10 60% Hercules (2014) " Its incredible competence prevents it even from being ironic, campy fun." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
9/10 99% Boyhood (2014) " Watching the film is less a matter of observing characters than spending time with friends." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) " Rinky-dink production values, and sheer mindlessness and creative bankruptcy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/10 31% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991) " Hellbent on being innocuous, high-spirited fun, but it just comes off as shrill and shallow and dimwitted." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
6/10 41% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) " The unapologetically hokey humor and dialogue and characters have their charms for sheer late-'80s kitsch value." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 53% Psycho Beach Party (2000) " Immaculate execution in every detail of one poor conception after another... uninspired, arrogant, and lazy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/10 25% Student Bodies (1981) " A slog through broad potty and sex jokes, surface-level satire, and the misplaced conviction that being loud is the same as being funny." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 —— Gamera vs. Barugon (2005) " The "best" of the early Gamera films; to a certain degree that works against it... it's probably a bit easier to actually enjoy a real howler of a terrible monster movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 20% Daikaijû Gamera (The Giant Monster Gamera) (1965) " Silly, nonsensical, incoherent, and wildly unconvincing, and there's not a single frame of it that isn't hilarious." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
6/10 50% The Wild Angels (1966) " A weirdly moody, frequently dysfunctional drama whose completely casual depiction of the California underclasses has a raw, realistic tang." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 —— Warning from Space (1956) " No new ideas of its own and nothing distinctive other than the glacial rate at which it oscillates through those non-ideas." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/10 56% Heavy Metal (1981) " Exemplifies the notion that the euphemism "adult material" almost exclusively denotes content which is chiefly of appeal to people other than adults." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
9/10 85% The Sound of Music (1965) " Arguably the best screen adaptation of a stage musical that has yet been made, and certainly the most improved over its source material." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
8/10 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The best Star Wars film since 1980." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
8/10 61% The Hitcher (1986) " A cosmic horror film drawn out of a psychological thriller." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
8/10 88% The Thing from Another World (1951) " Even though the thing doesn't begin to make its presence felt till near the halfway point... the simple act of watching men discuss strategy ends up being terrifically absorbing." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
10/10 77% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) " One of the greatest unfinished movies in the history of cinema." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
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