Bryant Frazer

Bryant Frazer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Biography:
Bryant took film classes at the University of Colorado while neglecting his journalism studies. He moved to New York to be closer to the publishing industry and real repertory cinema. When he's not spouting off about movies on the Web, he's on the tech beat as executive editor of the trade rag Film & Video.
Publications:
Apollo Guide , Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus , Film Freak Central , White Plains Times
Total Reviews:
699
Total QuickRatings:
45
Location:
Sleepy Hollow, NY

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
94/100 86% Under the Skin (2014) " As avant garde in execution as any narrative film I can think of." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Apr 13, 2014
C+ 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " More than any other element, Eva Green's performance singlehandedly elevates the film from the doldrums of its hermetic conception and execution." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Mar 14, 2014
88/100 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Maybe the first Coen Bros. film that seems to settle into sampler territory. But it sure sticks with you." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Dec 5, 2013
61/100 74% You're Next (2013) " You're Next is pretty satisfying as a semi-horror film, sparring gamely with genre conventions rather than embracing or spoofing them outright. " — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 11, 2013
B- —— Inserts (1975) " A self-reflexive text (and dark satire) on the movie industry's depiction of sex on screen in the early years of the MPAA ratings system." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 9, 2013
4/4 97% Exotica (1994) " One of the most despairing movies, and yet there is in the precision of its craft and the depth of its empathy something fundamentally uplifting." — Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 3, 2012
4/4 100% The Sweet Hereafter (1997) " In its unsparing depiction of the loneliness and despair that afflicts the tragedy-wracked town of Sam Dent, The Sweet Hereafter is one of the coldest movies ever made." — Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 3, 2012
3.5/4 100% Sommarlek (Summerplay) (Illicit Interlude) (Summer Interlude) (1951) " Its dark power derives from the tension between the adult woman at the movie's centre and the girl this woman remembers being." — Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 3, 2012
3/4 100% Summer With Monika (Sommaren med Monika) (1953) " In the annals of Early Bergman, Summer with Monika is The Big One. The irony is that it's among the slightest of his works." — Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 3, 2012
B 93% Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012) " Its even-handed treatment of imperfect characters compares quite favorably with mainstream Hollywood stuff like Easy A." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Mar 30, 2012
1.5/4 —— L'Ultimo treno della notte (Night Train Murders)(Xmas Massacre)(Don't Ride on Late Night Trains) (1975) " Pedestrian. Director Aldo Lado never ventures far down the more surreal or dreamlike paths favoured by his better-known compatriots in the genre arts." — Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 11, 2012
A+ 98% Annie Hall (1977) " Annie Hall expanded Woody Allen's canvas to incorporate real wisdom alongside the punchlines." — Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 11, 2012
A+ 98% Manhattan (1979) " Manhattan is one of the greatest films ever made, with a final passage that's truly devastating." — Film Freak Central
Posted Mar 11, 2012
C- 41% Silent House (2012) " Despite spending too much screen time sobbing, shrieking, or putting on a game face as the camera peers down her shirt, Elizabeth Olsen comes out ahead. " — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Mar 11, 2012
B- 80% Haywire (2012) " Soderbergh's approach is a little too stripped-down - when you're making a conventional genre movie, the absence of conventional genre elements becomes distracting in itself." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 23, 2012
B- 98% The Artist (2011) " The Artist plays less like an original take on the early sound era than as fan fiction set in the world of Singin' in the Rain." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 10, 2012
C+ 77% A Dangerous Method (2011) " Scenes built on line after line of historically accurate but awkward, overly mannered dialogue distract and eventually grate." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 10, 2012
B+ 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " You get the sense Blomkvist and Salander might march with Occupy Sweden protesters; in its way The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is another movie about the 99 percent." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 10, 2012
B 95% Pina (2011) " It's not an overview of Bausch's career or a statement on her art, but a celebration of her work and the dancers who bring it to life." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 10, 2012
B- 72% The Dead (2011) " You get used to the sight of the slow-moving undead swaying against the film's natural landscapes like half-imagined phantoms, and somehow that makes them more unnerving." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Oct 7, 2011
B- —— Rote Sonne (Red Sun) (1970) " Puts an alluring, unnerving, yet weirdly dispassionate spin on social unrest in Germany circa 1969." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Aug 18, 2011
B 91% Tabloid (2011) " First-tier documentarian Errol Morris finds himself slumming a bit with Tabloid." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jul 15, 2011
A 96% Solyaris (Solaris) (1976) " In Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris, we have made contact with the aliens, and they want you to call your mom." — Film Freak Central
Posted Jun 8, 2011
B 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " I'm generally sick of remakes and relaunches and reboots, but this revamped X-Men origin story is kind of fun." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jun 8, 2011
A- 84% The Tree of Life (2011) " Terrence Malick is hardly the first filmmaker to show us characters who cry out at the silence of God, but he is perhaps the most unquestionably American." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jun 1, 2011
A 90% Blow Out (1981) " If cynicism were a superhero franchise, Blow Out would be its origin story." — Film Freak Central
Posted May 18, 2011
C 34% Hall Pass (2011) " Sporadically funny, but it wastes a lot of time on dreary clichés." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Feb 25, 2011
B+ 96% The Social Network (2010) " There's a real mischievousness to David Fincher's approach." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 19, 2011
C+ —— Soul Patrol (2001) " Gives off a subtle but unusual vibe that's somehow suggestive of the rifts in South African culture." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 19, 2011
A+ 100% The Maltese Falcon (1941) " Immaculately designed, evocatively photographed, and easy to watch but also spiky, morally complex, and ultimately unsettling." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 19, 2011
C 40% Repo Chick (2011) " It shouldn't even be watchable, but writer-director Alex Cox manages to keep the cheese factor low." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 19, 2011
B+ 74% The Housemaid (2011) " The perverse thing is that the film goes down so easily and elegantly, like a fine chocolate and a swig of merlot." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jan 19, 2011
C+ 87% Black Swan (2010) " Robert Altman's paean to this behind-the-scenes process was affectionately dubbed The Company. Aronofsky's may as well be titled Army of One." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Dec 6, 2010
A 88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) " This is one of the great films about film, a master class in performance and character and narrative." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 30, 2010
A- 89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) " Uncle Boonmee is less a case study in death by degrees than it is a magical and baffling tone poem on the idea of reincarnation." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 25, 2010
B- 73% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) " Full of stimulating, often challenging imagery that's rooted in a kind of sentimentality." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 23, 2010
B+ 87% Buried (2010) " Cleverly written and staged with plenty of wound-up energy, plus a climax that sucks the air out of the theater." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 23, 2010
B 94% The Town (2010) " The Town has showcase heist sequences and car chases that avoid the usual pitfalls of over-the-top silliness and/or incoherence." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 17, 2010
C+ 85% Easy A (2010) " The whole affair is PG-13 toothless and TV slick - I kept feeling that the movie was insisting on its own embraceability, and I resisted." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Sep 17, 2010
B- 69% Life During Wartime (2010) " Viewing it feels not unlike having a dream about people you knew a long, long time ago." — Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 3, 2010
B 92% Django (1966) " Django is a mean, unpretentious genre wallow." — Film Freak Central
Posted Aug 3, 2010
B+ 92% Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010) " Director Giorgos Lanthimos may be influenced by Michael Haneke's clinical approach as well as by David Lynch's affection for the weird." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jul 15, 2010
B- 86% Inception (2010) " Christopher Nolan's films are things of beauty, precisely constructed and expertly executed. But you wouldn't want to live there." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jul 15, 2010
B 85% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) " Executed at an incredibly high level of craft and with an off-putting degree of self-confidence." — Film Freak Central
Posted Jun 28, 2010
B+ 54% The Killer Inside Me (2010) " In this terrific, magnetic performance, Affleck is a bit charismatic, somewhat awkward, and utterly despicable, all at the same time" — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jun 17, 2010
A- 94% Winter's Bone (2010) " Strikingly unsentimental. Winter's Bone has no time for backstory, moral lessons, or other cute stuff." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jun 16, 2010
B+ 74% Splice (2010) " When Splice is in full flower, there's something magnificent about it." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Jun 6, 2010
A- 96% Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010) " A treatise on Bad Art and a screed against tone-deaf patterns of consumption that drive trends in the art world." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted May 3, 2010
A- 92% Vincere (2010) " Evokes the historical weight of Europe's Fascist tragedy on a small, resolutely humane, scale." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Mar 19, 2010
C+ 30% Survival of the Dead (2010) " This one's really for fans only." — Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
Posted Mar 5, 2010
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