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:
1479
Total QuickRatings:
33

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 90% 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 50% 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
57% 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 14% 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
86% 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 46% 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 21% 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 26% 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 77% 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
54% 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 04 (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
88% 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 73% 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 49% 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
77% 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
5/5 88% Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2011) " We need more programming as ridiculously ambitious as HBO's Boardwalk Empire. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jul 16, 2014
5/5 93% Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " It may take about half an hour to hook you, but, once it does, Boardwalk Empire will be your most enjoyable TV vice of the new season. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jul 16, 2014
50% Hemlock Grove: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " I keep trying to like Hemlock Grove. And failing. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 14, 2014
83% Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Extant is a near-miss, a show with a lot of ideas, most of them borrowed from superior projects. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 14, 2014
1.5/4 22% A Long Way Down (2014) " There are moments of tenderness and honest human emotion buried in the frustrating "A Long Way Down" but one has to work far too hard and give far too much credit to the over-qualified cast to grab at them." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " Up to the end, Roger was passionate about everything in his life - his wife, his family, his friends, and the movies. And Life Itself captures that passion. It's not just a eulogy but a celebration. " — HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Jul 4, 2014
69% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The sense of unease essential to the novel makes for a program that itself often feels unsure of what it's doing, where it's going, or the message it's trying to convey. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 30, 2014
3/4 91% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " Aaron Swartz's story should make you furious." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 28, 2014
2.5/4 70% Nothing Bad Can Happen (2014) " The film has a lyrical visual palette, almost like a bad memory, and Gebbe draws very strong performances from her cast." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
1.5/4 63% Jackpot (2014) " "Jackpot" plays like an over-the-top story told by a drunken film fan at a bar: "Dude, I just saw this movie and it was CRAZY. You have to see it." Trust me, you don't." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The cast is great throughout and production values are high but it feels like something that might have worked in a shorter form -- 8 episodes or even a film -- and has been narratively stretched to meet the order for a season. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 25, 2014
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Bichir's still very good at the start of season two but the writing has lost almost all of its focus, switching from a mystery series to a piece that tries to capture the dark edge of crime on the U.S.-Mexico border and gets muddled along the way. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 25, 2014
57% Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The cast, and the potential arc of the well-performed lead, will keep audiences interested but this show needs to be more engaging on an episode-to-episode level soon or they'll move on. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 25, 2014
2.5/4 100% A Picture of You (2014) " The situations of "A Picture of You" feel a bit forced but they're handled in such a likable way that it's forgivable, especially in the superior second half of the film." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 20, 2014
95% Rectify: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " We're often accustomed to programs that leap forward through large chunks of time but Rectify is a methodical piece about conversations and moments more than a sprawling narrative. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/4 65% The Rover (2014) " What separates his film from the numerous what-if examinations of the genre known as post-apocalyptic is a focus on the human condition instead of setting." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2.5/4 85% Ivory Tower (2014) " The crucial question that "Ivory Tower" fails to ask is the most important one of all: What do we do now?" — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
64% The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The Last Ship is a show that I kept wanting to enjoy more than I was (being a big sci-fi nut and looking for a new summer diversion) but I could never get on its wavelength. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
—— Royal Pains: Season 6 (TV, 2014) " Six seasons in, that kind of modest guilty pleasure approach to Royal Pains doesn't bring the same joy. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
73% Murder in the First: Season 1 " Diggs and Robertson ground the show in interesting characters at its core, allowing scene stealers like Schiff and Cromwell to do what they do so well. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
—— Major Crimes: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " I would politely call Major Crimes reliable. It's solid mystery writing most of the time but it lacks the subtlety and nuance that Sedgwick brought to her program. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3/4 89% Willow Creek (2014) " "Willow Creek" is a defiant slow burn." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 85% Borgman (2014) " "Borgman" can sometimes frustrate but it is an accomplished piece of work, driven by a uniquely malevolent tonal balance and two fantastic central performances." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " There's a striking sense of confidence across the board. You don't sense any desperation; any need to please, as you do in so much television. Like so many of its characters, Orange is what it is. Like it, hate it, they don't care. " — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2/4 56% The Big Ask (2014) " It features a central protagonist who's simply not likable, supporting characters who serve as little more than plot devices for its lead, and a flat tone that somehow seems to soften even its most likable stars." — RogerEbert.com
Posted May 30, 2014
3.5/4 84% Night Moves (2014) " Reichardt uses her increasingly impressive sense of composition and intuitive pacing to slow burn the audience into a state of anxiety instead of manipulatively pushing them there." — RogerEbert.com
Posted May 30, 2014
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