Brian Orndorf

Brian Orndorf

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Blu-ray.com , BrianOrndorf.com , Collider.com , Dark Horizons , DVDTalk.com , eFilmCritic.com , FilmJerk.com , Modamag.com , OhmyNews.com , rec.arts.movies.reviews , Sci-Fi Movie Page
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
3776
Total QuickRatings:
4
Location:
East Coast

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 3776
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
B 55% The Signal (2014) " Eubank makes up for occasional cinematic stasis with a convincingly mysterious viewing experience that successfully sustains interest all the way to the final frame. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 26, 2014
D 25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " If the first movie was an irritating, poorly managed tale of people in love, Think Like a Man Too is straight-up obnoxious. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 20, 2014
B+ 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " Although the movie often goes cross-eyed trying to figure out how to slip out of scenes, it retains joy and a rich sense of curiosity, brought to life through three terrific lead performances." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
B+ 91% Venus in Fur (2014) " Thankfully, there's real depth of feeling and playful perversion shared between Seigner and Amalric, who give already unusual material a wicked spin." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
D+ 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Eastwood has created a cartoon to preserve the Broadway contact high, missing the vitality of the creative process and the combustible personalities involved with some of the biggest hits in rock and roll history." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
D 15% Rage (2014) " Absurdity, with Cage going through the motions, mentally working through his grocery list." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
F 42% The Human Race (2014) " Instead of a grandly ghoulish dash for survival, the movie revels in ghastly behavior with a mouthbreathing concentration that's as irritating as it is worthless." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
B- 85% Coherence (2014) " The results aren't exactly compelling, but writer/director James Ward Byrkit does have a superb way of ratcheting up the suspense and mystery of the story, making it the rare movie that actually improves as it unfolds." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 17, 2014
A- 87% Obvious Child (2014) " A briskly feminine, staunchly independent, deliciously coarse effort, Obvious Child plays like a lost track from Exile in Guyville." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B+ 82% Witching and Bitching (2014) " When de la Igesia is firing on all cylinders, he brings wonderful verve to the screen, always securing the entertainment value of the work while tinkering with its gruesome particulars. It's a wickedly funny movie." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
B 54% Ping Pong Summer (2014) " While there are substantial shortcomings to the picture, it knows how to have a good time, playing with teen cinema conventions as it checks off its laundry list of references and sense memories. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
C 31% Lullaby (2014) " The effort eventually goes for the throat with its hysterical ending, and while the production aims to offer catharsis, it's best to use such overbearing manipulation as time to remember what Levitas gets right." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
B 63% The Grand Seduction (2014) " After all, there are not many movies that feature scenes of phone sex that you could bring your grandmother to, making the endeavor's startling approachability something to savor. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
C+ 85% Ivory Tower (2014) " What director Andrew Rossi has here are 45 powerful, incisive minutes of information. The rest of Ivory Tower is lost to repetition and substantial padding to reaching a 90 minute run time. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
B 86% Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia (2014) " It's not a filling cinematic meal, but juicy morsels of candor and a chance to acquire a deeper appreciation for Vidal's epic ego are worth the price of admission. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
B 33% I Am I (2014) " Isn't bold work, but it's interesting when it finds true intimacy, masterminding a few suspenseful moments of poor judgment and bruised hearts that hold attention. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
B- 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " It takes a little more than a new address and a Vietnamese Jesus to present the film with its own identity, and it's a shame the sequel barely makes an effort to expand the series beyond a few cosmetic changes." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
A 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " It's good enough to have these wonderful characters back on the screen, but the production has managed to renew purpose and construct fresh objectives without tarnishing the blinding spirit of the original movie." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
B 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " The adaptation has its problems, but it also retains refreshing dignity, never dipping into hysterics to extract feelings it hasn't earned. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 8, 2014
B+ 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Despite some quibbles, Edge of Tomorrow delivers the goods with ferocity and a funny bone, capturing intensity through the colorful details of involuntary rehearsal." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 8, 2014
C- 76% Lucky Them (2014) " Collette is stuck in neutral, forced to make funny faces when the screenplay is unable to provide dramatic guidance, which is a frequent event in this ineffective picture. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B 25% I'll Follow You Down (2014) " Mehta doesn't summon the most riveting tale with I'll Follow You Down, but his intentions are pure, striving to rework the subgenre from a more human standpoint. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B+ 89% Willow Creek (2014) " It's smaller in scope and horror ambition, which automatically makes it more enjoyable than most of its brethren, creating a mix of local color and camping disaster that's basic but frightfully effective." — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
A- 85% Borgman (2014) " It's a disturbing feature, flirting with incomprehensibility at times, but its way with mounting unpleasantness is frequently masterful, tilted with moments of dark comedy. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C 50% Trust Me (2014) " Dramatically, Trust Me goes from stability to seppuku. It's the kind of picture that could be shut off at the hour mark and nothing would be missed. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
B 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " A wonderfully surreal journey into memory and misery, jam-packed with all the oddity and incongruity Jodorowsky is known for, still kicking with mischief after all this time away from moviemaking. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C 33% Anna (2014) " Going for the abyssal revelations of the mind, the picture stumbles to an ending, unable to focus on what passes for pure conflict in this woozy story. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
D 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Plays directly to MacFarlane's fascination with poo-poo, pee-pee humor, without ever moving beyond the basics of sophomoric gags to transform into the raging farce it sporadically hints at becoming. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
C- 49% Maleficent (2014) " Doesn't retain scale, coming off more animated than its inspiration. Despite a phantasmagoria of colors and creatures, this is not a feature that inspires awe, only impatience. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
A- 86% Cold in July (2014) " Mickle awakens as a formidable moviemaker with Cold in July, in full command of his storytelling talents with this meaty endeavor." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
B+ 94% Ida (2014) " Beautifully crafted all around, keeping Ida engrossing as it explores screen stillness, putting its faith in the power of subtle revelations as a means of suspense. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
B 63% The Big Ask (2014) " Beatty and Fishman botch their third act payoff, but The Big Ask remains a compellingly exploratory odyssey into desperate acts of communication, with a side of sexual awkwardness. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
B- 63% Filth (2014) " While the feature isn't as cohesively anarchic as it imagines itself to be, it works in fits, boosted by a triumphantly face-rubbing lead performance from James McAvoy. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
B- 50% Age of the Uprising (2014) " Come to it with a certain moviegoing flexibility, and the effort will expose a wealth of technical triumphs and emotional substance." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
B- 93% The Normal Heart (2014) " Absolutely retains its significance, it's the execution from director Ryan Murphy that's worthy of dismissal, allowing a heavy-handedness to drive the provocative material into frustrating repetition. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 29, 2014
D 11% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) " Brooklyn isn't heartbreaking, heartwarming, or funny. Instead, it's unbelievably awkward, and when it isn't artificial it's wrongheaded." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
C- —— Parts Per Billion (2014) " There's sadness everywhere, as the end of humanity collides with private matters, yet the production only truly concentrates on relationship woe, imagining that viewers will be pulled in by such a personal touch." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
B+ 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " With some careful retcon work and a rich understanding of mutant appeal, Singer has returned excitement and sophistication to the series, reemerging with a defined plan of attack in this sweeping sequel." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
B+ 88% Chef (2014) " Charmingly affectionate, playful, and gorgeous, making one wish Favreau would just remain here, making movies about people being funny and real in interesting environments. He's simply terrific with this stuff." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
A- 88% Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors (2014) " Although it never holds much interest in emphasis, it's a striking, riveting feature that showcases Fleischner as a refreshingly observant talent. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
C- 14% Blended (2014) " For fans of Barrymore and Sandler's previous cinematic encounters, this latest effort isn't up to snuff, losing the sweetness and friendly playfulness that elevated their past screen adventures." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
B- —— Forev (2014) " It's unremarkable, without a firm grasp on intimacy, but Forev doesn't offend, providing a decent display of comedy as it manages the shell-shocked responses of twentysomethings in love." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
C 71% Palo Alto (2014) " It's wonderfully shot, with moments of rawness, but Coppola can't shake the suffocating been-there, done-that atmosphere of the film. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
B 86% Bright Days Ahead (2014) " Lead performance from Fanny Ardant is superbly measured, bringing an interesting internalization to an occasionally, but not crushingly, routine look at the power of flirtation. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 23, 2014
B —— Countess Dracula (1971) " Basics are covered well by Sasdy, who delivers an interesting take on this devil's pact plot, wisely emphasizing Pitt's allure, his cinematic weapon that gives Countess Dracula the bite it deserves. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 16, 2014
B- —— Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond (2014) " It's certainly engaging, with tremendous songs powering the presentation. It simply lacks depth and bravery, threatening to slip into infomercial mode at any moment. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 16, 2014
B 74% Godzilla (2014) " There is might and fury to Godzilla that's often amazing to behold, but its limitations and weird storytelling choices throttle the escapism, while the titular Goliath merely makes an extended cameo in his own picture. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 15, 2014
B+ 87% The Immigrant (2014) " Gorgeously executed and incisively acted, depicting the isolation of the American Dream with a pure concentration on desperation and manipulation, gifted a sepia glaze to sell the step back in time. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 15, 2014
B+ 81% The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014) " Weekend does a fine job avoiding expectations, while the cast is simply perfect, managing pathos and punchlines with superb timing and feeling." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 15, 2014
B- 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Strength of personality keeps the feature grounded, and while the effort plays to the rafters at times, it often earns its fuzzy feelings." — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 15, 2014
B 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " Chinese Puzzle manages to sustain the mischief Klapisch started over a decade ago, making this update charming and funny when it's not pursuing artificial conflicts. " — Blu-ray.com
Posted May 15, 2014
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