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:
1505
Total QuickRatings:
33

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 38% Life's a Breeze (2014) " As amiable and windswept as its title promises, for better or worse." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1.5/4 25% The Scribbler (2014) " It's dull when one wants it to be ludicrous, and serves as a reminder of how hard it is to bring comic books to celluloid life on a limited budget." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 100% Keep On Keepin' On (2014) " "Keep On Keepin' On" is the kind of film that should push those who have achieved master status to pass it on to another generation, and encourage those in need of guidance to find the men or women they want to be and ask them how they got there." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
23% Scorpion: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If you don't think about its underlying exploitation of mental illness, it's easy enough to get lost in and forget about the troubles of the real world. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 18, 2014
50% Forever: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There's no gravity here. No weight to the character or his unique ability. It's just a gimmick to find some new way to tie in to the "Sherlockian" subgenre. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 18, 2014
85% Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " This is solid, confidently made television, the kind of programming that has me interested in where it's going next thanks to high production values and an expertly assembled cast. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/4 53% Bird People (2014) " Ferran is prone to "flights of fancy," pardon the pun, as some scenes in his film go on unchecked while others aren't allowed nearly the right amount of time to develop." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/4 77% Honeymoon (2014) " I wish the film withheld more information from its audience to raise the overall tension but it's a solid genre pic, made so primarily by two entirely committed performances from its talented leads." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 12, 2014
91% Whiplash (2014) " A riveting portrait of two people working out the theory that pressure turns coal into a diamond." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
82% Nightcrawler (2014) " Gyllenhaal pushes himself even further as the unforgettable Lou Bloom, a sociopath with a pretty solid business plan who taps into a vein of darkness in Los Angeles that proves a profitable one. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
56% The Last 5 Years (2015) " As with all great musical performances, it's about range. Kendrick hits the notes, both emotional and musical. She's reason alone to seek it out." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
88% '71 " This is confident, fascinating filmmaking." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
—— Spring " Spring is an ambitious work and really sticks the landing, with a phenomenal final scene. It also features great work from its two leads, and some really remarkable creature feature dynamics without overplaying those elements." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
100% Phoenix " This is an amazing piece of work that transcends historical document to become art. Using the filmic language of noir, Petzold crafts a story of a culture caught in the aftermath of horror." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
89% 99 Homes " 99 Homes pulses with energy from the very beginning. Bahrani is always keeping his camera moving, timed to an unsettling electronic-driven score. It is his most confidently made film." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 11, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) " It's an important, vital, vibrant film that gives new light to men who struggled so hard to find it in their real lives. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 8, 2014
100% The Chair: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The Chair is more than a competition, it's an invaluable tool for critics and viewers looking for a deeper understanding of the state of the director's position in 2014. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 (TV, 2014) " It makes sense that this still-brilliant show feels a bit haunted now by characters lost and memories forgotten in the final days of a closing empire. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
85% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 (TV, 2014) " I'm a bit tired of turf wars and questionable loyalty but those common themes of the show almost feel like purposeful distractions here, ways to build tension and buy time until chaos erupts. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2.5/4 83% Patema Inverted (2014) " "Patema Inverted" mines a lot of entertainment value and social allegory from a pretty great concept despite being held back from greatness by a clunky narrative." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
1/4 50% The Calling (2014) " Almost miraculously finds a way to waste the prodigious talents of Susan Sarandon, Ellen Burstyn, and Donald Sutherland." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
44% Houdini: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Houdini was a showman, but the film mistakes the master of artifice for a soap opera star. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3.5/4 99% Starred Up (2014) " We've seen many visually arresting films in recent years and character studies are as common as film festivals, but it's the remarkable blend of the two here that makes "Starred Up" devastating." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2.5/5 62% Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014) " It's a film that I liked more when no one was speaking, getting into the atmosphere of this world without having to deal with the awkward plotting within it." — Film Threat
Posted Aug 26, 2014
1/4 40% The Possession of Michael King (2014) " Jung's film goes through all the machinations of a found footage possession film with about as much creative spark as an apathetic teen checking off a list in a film class that he hates." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 22, 2014
40% Intruders: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The problems with Intruders come from the narrative, one that is constantly replacing each answer with a new question as it tries to keep us on our toes but fails to offer something relatable in the process. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 21, 2014
95% Nurse Jackie: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " Like Weeds, Nurse Jackie is a wonderful balance of tones, segueing seamlessly from drama to comedy. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
100% The Sopranos: Season 1 (TV, 1999) " It is such rich, layered storytelling. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 92% Frank (2014) " Always interesting, largely thanks to an entirely committed cast and a writer willing to play with themes like a band improvising until it finds the right tune." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2/4 58% Coldwater (2014) " It's a promising topic for a drama, and Greshaw's talented leading man carries it until the filmmaker steals it from him and destroys everything built up in the first hour." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
56% Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's a remarkably easy watch, almost comfortable in its familiarity at times. You know what this is. It's not a challenge. It's an escape. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 13, 2014
1.5/4 20% Let's Be Cops (2014) " Despite a premise rife with potential dark humor, there's too little edge in "Let's Be Cops."" — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 13, 2014
87% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Death is everywhere in the world of The Knick. And yet it feels like one of the most alive new programs of 2014. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 11, 2014
2.5/4 47% About Alex (2014) " I was pleasantly surprised by much of "About Alex," a film that features a stronger-than-average ensemble for this subgenre even if it too often succumbs to predictable, traditional turns of Screenwriting 101." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/4 20% Into The Storm (2014) " The complete lack of interesting characters and almost no narrative at all makes for a film that's hollow. The storm has more personality than the people who flee from it." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
1.5/4 29% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " Yes, horror fans, this is one of those movies in which we praise the makeup instead of the plotting, characters, or scares." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/4 76% Moebius (2014) " Kim uses provocation through extreme imagery to satirical ends. He wants you to squirm, be uncomfortable, and even laugh at the insanity of what's happening on the screen." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
56% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) " While I kind of love the opening sequence, Sharknado 2 drags for a large chunk after that and, honestly, doesn't have enough insane action to really say it completely works as B-movie escapism." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 29, 2014
44% The Killing: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " I truly like the character work done by Enos and Kinnaman but the fourth season of The Killing feels like an afterthought. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 29, 2014
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " The unbelievable aspects of The Honorable Woman never overwhelm the grounded characters or fascinating narrative-they just pepper it with a bit of spy movie flair. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 29, 2014
2.5/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Corbijn keeps the action of "A Most Wanted Man" at arms length or greater, never finding the heart of the piece despite mostly solid performances and strong production values." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/4 40% Beneath (2014) " When does a bad, cheap horror movie becomes something more offensively horrible? When it pegs its generic nonsense on real-life tragedy and becomes exploitation." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/4 77% A Letter to Momo (2014) " A beautifully connected film on a spiritual level. Overall, Okiura stays very focused on Momo's emotional journey, which is smart." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/4 50% Cannibal (2014) " Knowing as little about Carlos as we do makes for a film that frustrates." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/4 18% Video Games: The Movie (2014) " "Video Games: The Movie" doesn't just preach to the choir, it puts that choir on a pedestal and costumes it in golden robes." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/4 48% I Origins (2014) " Anyone who has known love can attest to its ability to forever alter a charted course and Cahill's emotionally raw approach to filmmaking gets to the truth of that in a memorable way." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
82% Satisfaction: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " I honestly can't figure out where Satisfaction goes from its overwrought premiere, and, worse than that, I don't particularly care. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
39% Rush: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " You have an idea what to expect from Rush, the latest medical drama from cable kings USA. And yet the undeniable familiarity is manageable because of solid casting, strong production values, and an entertaining premise. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
79% You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " I find these misanthropes truly interesting and pretty damn funny. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
56% Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Married, the more high-profile lead-in, is about people who should be likable but end up grating and selfish. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
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