Brian Tallerico

Brian Tallerico

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Publications:
Film Threat , HollywoodChicago.com , Movie Retriever , RogerEbert.com , Screentalk , The Deadbolt , UGO , UGO Screenwriter's Voice
Total Reviews:
1417
Total QuickRatings:
33

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Maslany is so good here that one wishes she wasn't so often forced to deal with exposition in her dialogue instead of the truly remarkable characters she's crafted from each clone but it's impossible to deny the pure entertainment factor of Orphan Black. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 19, 2014
3/4 65% Proxy (2014) " Parker has made a tough, brutal, and often riveting thriller." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
98% Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " FX's Fargo is clever, fun, twisted, and wildly entertaining in the way that fans of not just Fargo, but all of the Coens' work hoped it would be. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
86% Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015) " It's fantastic to have this conversation piece back on a weekly basis. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 14, 2014
2.5/4 59% Hank And Asha (2014) " As easy as it is to like Hank and Asha, it's impossible to look past the many screenwriting and filmmaking flaws of the film about them." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/4 71% Oculus (2014) " Solid performances and a few memorable images save it from disaster but Flanagan's film left me longing for the movie it could have been instead of what it actually is." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/4 62% Draft Day (2014) " All of these interesting performers can't save a dull script." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2014
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1 " There's this odd push and pull; I want the show to be more realistic but I don't care about these characters enough when it chooses to be so. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
100% Veep: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " It was a brilliant narrative move to shake up Meyer and her crack staff with the promise of the Presidency as it allows each of these self-centered nuts a chance to crank up their intensity now that a life-changing run is in their faces. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " One of the best shows of the last several years feels as creatively vital as ever. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
1/4 45% In the Blood (2014) " "In the Blood" is a dull piece of nonsense that makes one feel bad for straight-to-DVD staples like Treat Williams, Danny Trejo, and Luis Guzman." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2.5/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Is it possible to love the art but disagree with the way it's presented?" — RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
1.5/4 30% Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014) " "Boys of Abu Ghraib" has a few, brief insights into how boredom, anger, and frustration helped fuel the rage that led to torture but the film couches it all in the filmmaking of TV-movie melodrama, draining it of all potential power or social context." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3.5/4 80% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " This lyrical drama announces the arrival of a talented young director with a keen grasp of youth; a man who presents a truthful vision of how death impacts soon-to-be men differently depending on their ages." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
4.0/5.0 77% Noah (2014) " A film that feels remarkably ambitious and definably of a fabric with the themes this director has explored before but also stunningly emotional and adherent to the lessons of sacrifice intended by the original authors of this tale." — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 100% Animals " It is a character study that reminds me of the first time I saw Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. And it could eventually herald the arrival of as important a talent." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 21, 2014
2/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Opens with a self-referential song that comments on the fact that sequels are never quite as good as the film that inspired them and then goes on to prove the point. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 84% Cheap Thrills (2014) " "Cheap Thrills" is a movie that Rod Serling would have loved." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 21, 2014
66% Doll & Em: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " By the end, I felt such affection for both Doll and Em that I was sad to see them go. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 20, 2014
1.5/5.0 41% Divergent (2014) " It will likely connect with fans of the book simply because it delivers on the cinematic promise of the story they loved but it's a pantomime, a film going through the motions without a hint of an actual pulse." — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/5 57% 13 Sins (2014) " There's a reason these Faustian tales keep sprouting up in our pop culture. We're fascinated by how we would respond in the same nightmarish situation. And Daniel Stamm is fascinated by us. " — Film Threat
Posted Mar 19, 2014
2/4 79% On My Way (2014) " Defiantly episodic and inconsistent when it comes to character, the frustrating "On My Way" seeks to test the commonly held belief that Catherine Deneuve makes anything she's in better." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 14, 2014
3.5/5.0 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " A smart, fun movie that also feels distinctly like at least a half-season worth of plot and character crammed into a film's running time." — Film Threat
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2.5/4 57% Special ID (2014) " It's impossible to deny that what "Special ID" does well it does extremely well." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
29% Those Who Kill: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The writing here is paper-thin, the kind of scripted crime drama that we've seen too many times for it to feel fresh again. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 4, 2014
86% Bates Motel: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " This is pretty far from the original Psycho and I like it when a show like this gets darkly humorous with its own legacy. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 4, 2014
100% Hannibal: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " With the first two episodes of season two of Bryan Fuller's brilliant reimagining of Thomas Harris' Hannibal... the creators of what I considered to be the best network drama of 2013 set the stage to possibly top their first remarkable season. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 4, 2014
100% Legit: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " It's certainly not a show for everyone but maybe the networks would be better off if they stopped trying to make "shows for everyone". " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 4, 2014
77% About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The premiere has moments of clever insight into the dating process and how parenthood can change you but the show spins its wheels for the next two episodes sent for press, often repeating the same jokes. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 4, 2014
1.5/4 34% Odd Thomas (2014) " They've given this once-promising character a fate similar to death-a pretty bad movie." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2.5/5.0 60% Non-Stop (2014) " By the manipulative end of the ride, Non-Stop had reached a destination that no one wants in their February escapism-forgettable." — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Ultimately, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" borders on inspirational in the way that it humanizes someone this undeniably talented and successful." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2.5/5 40% Cupid: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " Cupid could easily be heartbroken again. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Feb 18, 2014
1.5/5.0 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " George Clooney's The Monuments Men is processed cheese. It is a film that has been rewritten, edited, and refined until it has lost all sense of purpose or identity." — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3.5/5 76% The Unusuals: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " Right now, the comedy feels forced but the drama is surprisingly effective. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jan 30, 2014
73% Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " I kept giving Hot in Cleveland another chance, figuring that something would click and the writers would leave behind the two-dimensional cliches to find something genuinely funny. It never happens. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jan 29, 2014
4/5 100% Boyhood (2014) " It seems appropriate that Boyhood was always in the background, charting its filmmaker's growth from Tape to Before Midnight. As Mason grew, so did the man who kept returning to his story." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 24, 2014
4.5/5.0 92% Calvary (2014) " It's a film that works almost like a sermon: It lost me at points along the way but hit me like a ton of bricks in its conclusion. On the way home and in the days that passed, I've only come to admire it even more." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/5 —— Appropriate Behavior " Falls into single-girl-in-the-city clichés a few too many times for my tastes, but heralds the arrival of someone who seems likely to do impressive things. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3.5/5.0 —— Død Snø 2 (Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead) " Bigger, brasher, bloodier, and with more bowels, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is a blast. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " It is often playful, strange, and unexpected. And it is defiant in its refusal to allow you to judge Joe. Is she good or bad? Stop asking the question." — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 100% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " It is rare to see a film as tonally balanced as The Skeleton Twins. It is both a tearjerker and a crowdpleaser, often in the same scene. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4/5 —— Private Violence " Just by being truthful and honest with its subjects, Cynthia Hill's film feels like a call to action. Listen to it. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3.5/5.0 100% Cold in July (2014) " Any issues with the actual narrative fall away when one considers the risk-taking here. We need more risk-takers in horror and I can't wait to see what he does next. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
3/5 91% Locke (2014) " Hardy takes an incredibly difficult assignment in that he's the only face seen for 85 minutes, but he gets so deep under the skin of this complex character that he elevates a script that can sometimes feel like a narrative cheat. " — Film Threat
Posted Jan 23, 2014
4.0/5.0 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " It's easy to see what QT loved here with the tonal balance between stunning violence, pitch black humor, and whodunit plotting. It's the first excellent film of 2014 with a gut punch of an ending. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jan 14, 2014
3.5/5 29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Chozen is a truly bizarre blend of programming as it mixes prison and rap culture with Revenge of the Nerds. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jan 13, 2014
3.5/5 100% Archer: Season 5 (TV, 2014) " Archer is defiantly silly but it is so in a way that people could easily underestimate. In other words, it takes smart people to write characters this gloriously dumb. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jan 13, 2014
2.5/5.0 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " There's a stronger version of this story in which we get to know these four guys before going through Hell with them instead of racing to get there." — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jan 9, 2014
2/5 59% Chicago PD: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " The fact is that Chicago has a real crime problem and this tepid spin-off doesn't get close to addressing it in a fashion more realistic than a daytime soap. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jan 8, 2014
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