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Brian Miller

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% The Walk (2015) "While The Walk uses the very newest digital tricks and techniques, it's also a satisfyingly old-fashioned picture. 1974 never looked so good, so happy, so innocent -- and isn't it nice to remember it that way? " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Oct 7, 2015
57% Partisan (2015) "On one level, Alexander is the freedom-fighter and Gregori the corrupt old tyrant, like Ceaușescu, Miloević, or Tito. On another, you wish Partisan were more pointed in its writing, more connected to an outside, modern world. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Oct 1, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "That's really Clement and Waititi's core joke: These neck-biters have been at it so long that they're only imitating old vampire stereotypes. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 29, 2015
73% Everest (2015) "Everest is relatively accurate, but it doesn't capture the ambivalent pull of risk/reward in high-altitude mountaineering. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2015
85% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "There's something here as old as the Brothers Grimm, and the shock still works. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2015
93% Sicario (2015) "French-Canadian director Villeneuve rubbed our noses in Pennsylvania vigilantism-gone-wrong in Prisoners ; now he grids our faces further into the smothering sands of American sanctimony. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2015
64% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Frank and very funny, Headland's movie isn't so much sexually explicit as sexually honest. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2015
93% The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution (2015) "If Nelson's well-intentioned doc never catches fire, it recalls incendiary times. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2015
92% Grandma (2015) "Grandma is one of those indies with a very familiar Hollywood arc. Its main pleasures aren't in the writing, but in the against-the-grain texture of Tomlin's performance. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2015
75% Black Mass (2015) "Scorsese already did South Boston gangsters to much better effect in The Departed (no masterpiece), and Black Mass lacks all the period pep of American Hustle, where we actually cared about its delusional cons. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 16, 2015
96% We Come as Friends (2015) "Light on its feet yet dead-serious in tone, this excellent doc alternates micro to macro, ground to air. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 10, 2015
89% A Borrowed Identity (2015) "[A] steady, sober, unsurprising picture. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 2, 2015
45% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Though the adventure is meant as late-life stock-taking and there are a few moments of sunset philosophy, mainly these two guys complain. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 2, 2015
76% Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine (2015) "Gibney offers no conclusion but the familiar paradox: great products, unpleasant person. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Sep 2, 2015
88% Still Alice (2015) "More sincere than convincing, Still Alice is the rare picture that earns plaudits for its star dimming, not glowing. In a real sense, Moore gradually disappears from her own movie. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 31, 2015
82% Mistress America (2015) "In a forgiving but not unrealistic way, the movie is a sunnier, distaff retelling of The Great Gatsby, where failure and self-reinvention are one and the same thing. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2015
45% No Escape (2015) "No Escape is a crass, manipulative B-movie, and it works as such. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 26, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "In a good way, this very frank and unrepentant '70s coming-of-age tale will make some viewers uncomfortable -- parents especially. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
88% Guidance (2015) "Though it belongs to the same genre, Guidance is nowhere near so good as Young Adult (or even the Jump Street movies, come to think of it). " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
97% Being Evel (2015) "Variously cribbing his image from Elvis, James Brown, and Liberace, Knievel becomes a recognizable huckster and all-American showman. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
43% American Ultra (2015) "The truth is that you believe more in Britton, playing a disgraced CIA officer, than in Eisenberg as a stone-cold killer. Her angry walk down the halls of Langley signals lethal intent. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2015
49% The D Train (2015) "Centered around a rude surprise, The D Train has some guts, and I like that in a movie. It earns points for trying. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 14, 2015
78% Cop Car (2015) "During the summer season of box-office bloat and fantasy, this is a lean little movie that also has the virtue of ending correctly. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
89% Meru (2015) "Without undue chest-beating, Meru celebrates the arduous teamwork necessary to top a 21,000-foot peak, but it never lets you forget the burden placed on those waiting for their loved ones to return -- or not -- back home. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "As Ritchie retrofits modern action-comedy tropes onto the Ian Fleming era, he keeps the tone light. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2015
64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Cody and Demme aren't reaching for art, just trying to craft something as comfortable as an old car-radio song. The only reason it's hummable is because Streep is doing the singing. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Aug 6, 2015
26% Vacation (2015) "It's the same haphazard collection of dumb family-embarrassment gags you could find in any comedy without the Vacation moniker. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "This picture pushes easy buttons just as surely as Dr. Z did, yet that doesn't detract from its power. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Though fine summer entertainment, the movie -- like Ethan's hobbled gait -- shows considerable franchise fatigue. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 30, 2015
17% Pixels (2015) "Much money and programming power have been devoted to making modern CG approximate old '80s arcade icons, and the effect is blocky, nostalgic, and not a little charming -- right down to the retro arcade sounds. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) "What Nelson and Silver bring to their story is access and empathy, salted with regular bursts of talk radio and TV news coverage. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
66% Unexpected (2015) "[Swanberg] tries to be fair to all parties, which smothers the conflict with a warm blanket. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 23, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Though it leads to an unexpectedly conventional rom-com outcome, Trainwreck is quite funny in its early rounds -- as we'd expect from the hottest comic in the country right now, male or female. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2015
79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Forbes has created the rare film where mental illness isn't a catastrophe, but just something you live with. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
84% 1001 Grams (2015) "[Hamer's] new film is both appealing and more than a little trite, finding pleasantly glib solutions to the terrors of mortality and loss. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
75% A Murder In The Park (2015) "Amid such murky, conflicting motives, Hale's Murder in the Park tries to draw a bright line of rectitude where any fair-minded filmmaker -- Errol Morris comes to mind -- would recognize that's an impossible task. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
51% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Gemma Bovery ought to be much cleverer than it is. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2015
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) "Webb keeps the tone light, caps the sulking, and limits the inside jokes. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 14, 2015
39% Strangerland (2015) "Though suspenseful and well-acted, Strangerland is a muddled too-many-cooks movie, with too many ingredients in the overheated pot. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
19% Self/less (2015) "What's missing on Damian's journey are the necessary humorous jolts and absurdities that come with recovered-identity quests. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
95% Amy (2015) "The movie's inevitable outcome leaves you with an air of lingering shame -- like the stench of burnt computer wiring. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 9, 2015
63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Though this leads, inevitably, to a big strip-off, the fun lies in the grace notes that make MMXXL just a little slyer than it needs to be. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
83% Eden (2015) "Eden gives us the serious, comprehensive Bildungsroman approach to an artist and an art that are fundamentally shallow. Its novelistic episodes build to nothing apart from a sense of loss, of youth squandered. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "After smarter, sleeker recent depictions of future technology (Her comes to mind, or even Lucy), the lumbering Genisys represents a failure of modern product design. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2015
44% True Story (2015) "Rather pat and schematic. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
88% White God (2015) "You remember the first shots, and the last, but the film never really finds its footing. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
83% Results (2015) "In its small, endearing way, Results just wants to be your friend. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 29, 2015
66% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "This is an inescapably sad movie about a one-note artist who acquitted himself best when unseen, working alone at the easel. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
19% 7 Minutes (2015) "This compact, familiar heist flick hews strictly to B-movie convention. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
43% A Little Chaos (2015) "[Sabine] triumphs over a soft script and stock characters not just because this is Kate Winslet, Titanic survivor (her heart will go on), but because Rickman has flanked her with so much British acting talent. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2015
92% Frank (2014) "This is a fundamentally sad film, yet one full of slapstick, silliness, and laughter. " ‐ Seattle Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2015
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