Brian Tallerico

Brian Tallerico

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
28% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Happyish purports to be a commentary on how the trends of modern society have lessened pursuits like intellectual discussion or human connection. It conveys such a message with such brute, unrefined force that it's impossible to take seriously. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 21, 2015
100% Silicon Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2015) " The cast of Silicon Valley was great last season, but they're much more confident this season. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2015
100% Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2015) " (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is crafting one of the best comedy performances in the history of TV here. On the current best comedy on TV. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/4 96% Black Souls (2015) " "Black Souls" isn't quite the great film the international cinema buzz machine has touted it to be in some circles, but it is a very good one, the kind that ends with such gravity that you feel its weight for a while after. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 10, 2015
2/4 31% Lost River (2015) " "Lost River" is one of those weird films that I think some people will absolutely adore, grabbing on to its performances, imagery, and ideas, without really caring that they haven't been stitched together in an interesting enough way. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 10, 2015
97% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Yes, we can finally put visions of Ben Affleck in red in the rearview mirror as Matt Murdock has at long last been given the treatment his legions of fans have long-claimed he deserved. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 9, 2015
97% Louie: Season 5 (TV, 2015) " I'm not sure we could really call Louis C.K. a comedian any more. Sure, Louie is very funny, but there's been something deeper at play in Louie the last few years, and I find Louis' directorial ability to be one of his most notable qualities. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 7, 2015
58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Crystal and Gad have undeniably strong comic timing, but it's the material here that fails them. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3/4 57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) " Onah doesn't quite stick the landing narratively, although he has such filmmaking energy that his work here merits comparison to that of the film's executive producer, Spike Lee. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 3, 2015
1.5/4 30% Cut Bank (2015) " While there's some undeniably inherent joy in just seeing some of these great actors play off each other, the sum here is a shockingly dull affair, almost made more disappointing by the talent it wastes. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 3, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 " I'll say that the themes that have defined Mad Men are still very much at play in "Severance" as is Weiner's willingness to spend time with characters outside of his core group of regulars. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 2, 2015
55% American Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " To be blunt, the bar is higher to clear than it was ten or certainly twenty years ago, when a show like American Odyssey would have felt like something new. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 31, 2015
1/4 19% Serena (2015) " A flat-out disaster, the kind of film that its cast and crew hope gets buried as quickly as possible as they race to move on to other projects. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/4 67% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) " It's a film that seems to have no further point than to remind us that some powerful jerks were once powerful jerk kids. Point taken, but it's not cinematically satisfying. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.5/4 17% Nightlight (2015) " "Nightlight" is a perfect example of a film with interesting ideas that are totally smothered by poor execution. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
76% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " The premiere left me a little concerned that the overheated dialogue and drawn-out mysteries of Bloodline would frustrate me too much in the long run. By the end of the third episode, I would have dropped my plans for the day to watch at least one more. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 17, 2015
0.5/4 9% The Cobbler (2015) " "The Cobbler" is almost fascinatingly awful enough to recommend. If one subscribes to the theory that you can learn as much from a bad movie as from a good one, this one's a master class in what not to do. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) " Consider "Going Clear" an audit for the former leaders and most prominent members of the Church of Scientology, now willing to come forward and allege abuse, intimidation, and brainwashing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 60% Run All Night (2015) " "Run All Night" is proof that quality action films don't really need to reinvent the wheel each time out as long as they make it spin this smoothly. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
66% The Returned (US): Season 1 (TV, 2015) " It's not quite as atmospheric or accomplished as the original, but it's way closer than I expected it to be, anchored by strong performances throughout and an understanding of what worked about the original. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 9, 2015
3/4 88% Buzzard (2015) " Burge is phenomenal here, giving a memorable, well-rounded performance. His take on Marty is not your typical cinematic slacker: all cool detachment and na├»ve apathy. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/4 90% The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015) " You want to shake everyone involved and ask them what the purpose of incarceration really is in today's society. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 6, 2015
94% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " The greatest thing about Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is that it keeps getting weirder and funnier. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 5, 2015
30% Dig: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " They should have called it "Run." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 3, 2015
85% Broadchurch: Series 2 (TV, 2015) " What saves Broadchurch this season and is likely to keep people from jumping off the bandwagon is the cast, especially the new additions. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 2, 2015
35% CSI: Cyber: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " This is criminally insulting to your intelligence, something they're trying to disguise with editing and camera tricks, hoping viewers will be too exhausted to change the channel. Don't be. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 2, 2015
95% American Crime: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " What's most fascinating about American Crime is how well-rounded the characters feel, as if they existed before the action of the show, unlike in most crime dramas in which the majority of roles are mere plot devices at best. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) " I was rattled watching it, finding it hard to catch my breath and harder still to imagine how many people are in positions of power who have heard these stories so many times and turned their backs on victims. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/4 55% My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (2015) " It feels supplemental more than essential. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 27, 2015
84% The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " It's a concept I'm not sure can be carried over a season, much less multiple ones. It might have been a stronger feature film. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Yes, this is essentially a 2015 version of Dragnet. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
36% Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " After a relatively strong premiere, ABC's thriller quickly becomes overheated, overwritten, and generally convoluted garbage. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
24% The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " It's impossible to say how the show will progress from here, but it's hard to believe that it will ever feel anything other than remarkably familiar and derivative of better properties with better casts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 17, 2015
86% Results (2015) " Bujalski grounds his characters in unpredictable yet believable ways. We go on their journey with them because we like them, and we like them because Bujalski doesn't force us to like them. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/4 80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) " There's a streamlined simplicity to "Wyrmwood" that's admirable in an era when too many horror movies get cluttered with subplots and characters who wander into frame merely to be turned into goo. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 13, 2015
67% The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Despite some broad characterizations and a few narrative twists that feel overly highlighted for maximum thematic effect, NBC's The Slap is surprisingly effective overall thanks to the remarkably talented ensemble. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 10, 2015
93% The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " The Jinx fascinates. Even though I know there's unlikely to be a real period at the end of this story, I'm curious to see where Jarecki puts the ellipsis. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4.5/5 100% Friday Night Lights: Season 5 (TV, 2010-2011) " What's most remarkable about Friday Night Lights (outside of the quality of the writing and acting on the actual program) is how the show survived. " ‐ HollywoodChicago.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3/4 72% The Voices (2015) " I've always liked Reynolds for the most part, but he does his best work yet here in Satrapi's odd, pitch-black comedy about a man who talks to his dog and cat. And they talk back. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Better Call Saul is not only a great show in the context of the program that birthed it into existence, but would be a great show with or without Walter White. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 4, 2015
100% James White " A devastating dissection of a man who's forced out of his arrested development and into adulthood by extreme tragedy and the responsibility that comes with it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 31, 2015
77% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) " Alvarez is trying to capture something not just about human behavior but the institutions that shape it, and he mostly gets there. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Dreamcatcher (2015) " By the end of Kim Longinotto's harrowing "Dreamcatcher," I could barely catch my breath. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) " "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is a stunning sum of its parts ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 28, 2015
100% Brooklyn (2015) " I'm not sure where it turned me. It could have been a look in Saoirse Ronan's eyes or a musical cue or just the right image, but I was helpless. It worked its magic. And, yes, this movie is magical. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 27, 2015
100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) " It is distinctly its own fascinating thing. And with the addition of great supporting performers like Frank Langella to a narrative arc that grows more captivating with each episode, it could end its third season as the best drama on television. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 26, 2015
100% Dope (2015) " It's an incredibly smart hybrid film that captures the modern life of an American teen in Inglewood, California in a way that we've never seen before. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 26, 2015
93% The End Of The Tour (2015) " Ponsoldt loves his characters, and that likability softens the edges, without allowing the film to ever turn maudlin or sentimental. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 24, 2015
30% Stockholm, Pennsylvania " While there are a few things that didn't quite feel genuine, Ronan and Nixon sell the unpredictable arc. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
35% Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " This is one of those shows where one starts to feel bad for the ensemble, as they trudge through bad scripts, doing all they can to elevate it but sinking into the generic quicksand as Wilson over-acts his way into cancellation. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 20, 2015
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