Paul Brenner

Paul Brenner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Filmcritic.com
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
106

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
97% The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) (1928) " With her wide and expressive eyes, eyes that lock onto the spectator, conveying both hope and despair in the same instant, Falconetti delivers one of the most sublime and gripping of film acting performances." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 27, 2013
3.5/5 —— Directed by John Ford (1971) " a fascinating tribute to Ford and his films" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 28, 2009
3.5/5 90% Ningen no joken I (The Human Condition I) (No Greater Love) (1959) " it is still powerful and uncompromising, but it is also strident, tortuous, and hateful" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 26, 2009
3.5/5 100% Homicide: The Movie (2000) " a high wire neo-noir that bravely incorporates the urban thriller with the crazy twist of religious conversion and the saving/condemning of a divided soul." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 17, 2009
1.5/5 33% Tickling Leo (2009) " less an integrated film project than a collection of actors' audition tapes, high energy exercises that look impressive individually but compiled together in a film are nothing short of ridiculous." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 3, 2009
3.5/5 81% No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009) " in the end becomes a screwball comedy take on a well-intentioned environmentalist and his long-suffering wife: Scenes From a Green Marriage" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Sep 3, 2009
5/5 71% Husbands (1970) " Husbands is devoid of story but filled with a present-tense vitality and emotional honesty" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 28, 2009
2/5 58% Art & Copy (2009) " We have finally reached the point where the only honest and inviolate form of media is the clear, crisp, and untainted craft of online film criticism." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 20, 2009
4/5 90% Wolke Neun (Cloud 9) (2008) " Cloud 9 delivers a white hot blast of powerful emotions and makes us care about three characters in a direct and violent way" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 13, 2009
5/5 94% 2 ou 3 Choses que je Sais d'Elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) (1967) " From now on, Godard's films will become film essays and then cine-tracts. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her is the dividing line." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 27, 2009
3.5/5 94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) " an old man's movie shot with a young man's energy and gusto." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 22, 2009
3.5/5 100% Drunken Angel (1948) " the first film to touch on many of Kurosawa's themes unfettered" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2009
4/5 —— Bill Plympton's Dog Days: A Collection of Short Films 2004-2008 (2009) " a better time cannot be had." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2009
5/5 100% Wagon Master (1950) " one of Ford's masterworks, a sublime, crisp, unpretentious western that doesn't wear its mythos on its sleeve" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 13, 2009
3.5/5 93% Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) " Kempner's achievement in Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is to remind us all that there is an alternative cultural history that is buried, one that deserves to be uncovered and appreciated once again" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 9, 2009
3.5/5 100% On Dangerous Ground (1952) " What succeeds in On Dangerous Ground is the raw emotionalism that bleeds out from the screen, unmatched in any of Ray's other films." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2009
2/5 60% Lady in the Lake (2006) " completely misinterprets the joys of film noir" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2009
3/5 60% Border Incident (1949) " a film of stylistic virtuosity saddled with a humdrum scenario, yet graced with a few subversive surprises." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 21, 2009
4.5/5 86% The Windmill Movie (2009) " a heady combination of Synecdoche, New York, Annie Hall, Peeping Tom, and It's All True but all the more compelling because The Windmill Movie is all true." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 17, 2009
2/5 —— Goth Kill (2009) " there is nothing worse than a pre-planned cult film afraid of its own shadow" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 15, 2009
3.5/5 89% Séraphine (2009) " If the French town of Senlis really looks like Provost's beautiful and painterly world as he depicts it in Séraphine, no wonder Séraphine Louis went nuts." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 4, 2009
5/5 88% Son of Paleface (1952) " smashes it out of the ball park" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 30, 2009
3.5/5 100% Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjûrô) (1962) " a textbook on widescreen composition." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 28, 2009
3.5/5 80% Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2009) " The quantity and depth of Glaser's work is awesome" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 21, 2009
1.5/5 42% M. Butterfly (1993) " When John Lone parades around in mascara and speaks in an asexual monotone, the film audience discovers itself staring at John Lone's whiskers underneath his makeup" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 17, 2009
4.5/5 100% El Dorado (1967) " a loose and extended mediation on Hawks's favorite themes of loyalty and professionalism." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 16, 2009
2.5/5 46% Management (2009) " quickly abandons its singular unpretentiousness for three-ring goofiness" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 14, 2009
3.5/5 98% Patton (1970) " Scott is extraordinary -- intense, brazen, passionate." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 14, 2009
4/5 70% Bart Got a Room (2009) " totally wacky, a rite-of-passage romp" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 9, 2009
4/5 86% La Ventana (The Window) (2008) " deals with the light and not the shadows, and with an airy leisure and humor that belies the melancholy and foretold destiny of a dying old man." — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 4, 2009
4.5/5 91% Le Fond de l'air est rouge (A Grin Without a Cat) (The Base of the Air Is Red) (1977) " massive, towering, and impassioned" — Filmcritic.com
Posted May 3, 2009
2.5/5 38% A Wink and a Smile (2008) " self-important" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2009
2/5 —— East Side, West Side (1949) " nothing but burnished dreck" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 29, 2009
3/5 —— Sprawling From Grace (2008) " straightforward" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 20, 2009
2/5 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) " hackneyed drivel" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2009
2.5/5 93% Oblivion (2009) " a tone poem of emptiness." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 14, 2009
3.5/5 89% Forever (2007) " meditative and measured" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 11, 2009
2.5/5 80% An Unlikely Weapon (2008) " Adams, one of the great American photojournalists, is more than deserving of a documentary tribute. Unfortunately, for all its good intentions, An Unlikely Weapon is not that documentary" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2009
4.5/5 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) " a paean to artistic hope in the midst of almost complete and abject failure." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2009
2.5/5 —— Four Men and a Prayer (1938) " In Four Men and a Prayer, director John Ford doesn't have one" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2009
4/5 62% Lymelife (2008) " passionate and melancholy, captures the yearning and despair of growing up in the late '70s at the beginning of the end of the American Dream" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 7, 2009
4.5/5 100% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958) " a masterpiece of composition, atmosphere, and subtext." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 6, 2009
3/5 50% The Yakuza (1975) " has one leg is still straddling the Think Fast Mr. Moto era." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 2, 2009
1.5/5 —— The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969) " a meaningless and harmless bit of flatulence that caused barely a ripple of interest in 1969" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 30, 2009
3/5 78% The Sundowners (1960) " an enough enjoyable diversion" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 24, 2009
4/5 100% Home From the Hill (1960) " Minnelli pulls back the stinky underbelly of this Texan-hell family in all his scope splendor" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 21, 2009
2.5/5 71% The Great Buck Howard (2009) " shot like it's an especially wacky episode of All My Children." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 19, 2009
2/5 44% Macao (1952) " a load of atmosphere and malarkey in search of a coherent storyline" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 18, 2009
4/5 80% Angel Face (1952) " Preminger transforms a second rate James M. Cain murder plot, re-orchestrating this textbook tale of passion and murder into a haunting and haunted refrain" — Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2009
1/5 11% Lake City (2008) " It is phony, manipulative films like this that make people line up for Paul Blart: Mall Cop." — Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 22, 2009
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