Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Antagony & Ecstasy , Film Threat
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2039
Location:
Chicago, IL

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
8/10 90% M*A*S*H (1970) " That it's is so much of its moment doesn't mean that it's aged poorly... it's brash enough and inventive enough to still feel like a work of radicalism, more than 40 years on," — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
8/10 78% Sin City (2005) " So hyper-dramatic that even the most horrifying elements play as a sort of quiet camp rather than bland torture porn." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
4/10 44% Hello, Dolly! (1969) " For all its failures in other areas - a bloated, heavy farce, or a character comedy full of generally tedious cartoons - its abysmal shortcomings as a musical are the saddest." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
5/10 48% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " The laziest writing in the filmmaker's canon since at least Whatever Works." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 27, 2014
2/10 20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " There is barely any plot to speak of, and what little there is gets disposed of quickly, as though the film was humiliated by it." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " The immensely slow-building tension of the piece grows irresistibly suffocating." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
6/10 70% What If (2014) " The whole thing is clearly trying much too hard, but in its earnest, sloppy way is impossible to hate, the way it's impossible to hate an ugly dog." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
1/10 34% The Expendables 3 (2014) " As boring as watching glaciers recede." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
4/10 13% Down Periscope (1996) " It's not exactly a bad movie, but it's so forgettable that it's almost exhausting." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
7/10 94% Coogan's Bluff (1968) " A satisfying police yarn with some really great, physically hefty location photography." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 90% Bonnie and Clyde (1967) " After nearly a half century, the film's influence is still overwhelming and obvious." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
6/10 83% Murders in the Rue Morgue (1992) " Whether as camp or as legitimately great horror... the film is awfully fun to watch." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 —— Daimajin ikaru (Wrath of Daimajin) (The Return of Giant Majin) (1966) " There's atmosphere to spare, it's just that it's more of a distant, historical type of atmosphere than the raging, apocalyptic energy dabbled in by the first movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
8/10 —— Daimajin (Majin the Monster of Terror) (The Vengeance of the Monster) (1966) " It doesn't even need to throw a giant monster at its plot in order to be completely engaging, beautiful, and emotionally resonant." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 21, 2014
6/10 61% Hercules (2014) " Its incredible competence prevents it even from being ironic, campy fun." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
9/10 99% Boyhood (2014) " Watching the film is less a matter of observing characters than spending time with friends." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) " Rinky-dink production values, and sheer mindlessness and creative bankruptcy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/10 31% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991) " Hellbent on being innocuous, high-spirited fun, but it just comes off as shrill and shallow and dimwitted." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
6/10 41% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) " The unapologetically hokey humor and dialogue and characters have their charms for sheer late-'80s kitsch value." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 53% Psycho Beach Party (2000) " Immaculate execution in every detail of one poor conception after another... uninspired, arrogant, and lazy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/10 25% Student Bodies (1981) " A slog through broad potty and sex jokes, surface-level satire, and the misplaced conviction that being loud is the same as being funny." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 —— Gamera vs. Barugon (2005) " The "best" of the early Gamera films; to a certain degree that works against it... it's probably a bit easier to actually enjoy a real howler of a terrible monster movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 20% Daikaij├╗ Gamera (The Giant Monster Gamera) (1965) " Silly, nonsensical, incoherent, and wildly unconvincing, and there's not a single frame of it that isn't hilarious." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
6/10 50% The Wild Angels (1966) " A weirdly moody, frequently dysfunctional drama whose completely casual depiction of the California underclasses has a raw, realistic tang." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4/10 —— Warning from Space (1956) " No new ideas of its own and nothing distinctive other than the glacial rate at which it oscillates through those non-ideas." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/10 56% Heavy Metal (1981) " Exemplifies the notion that the euphemism "adult material" almost exclusively denotes content which is chiefly of appeal to people other than adults." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
9/10 85% The Sound of Music (1965) " Arguably the best screen adaptation of a stage musical that has yet been made, and certainly the most improved over its source material." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
8/10 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The best Star Wars film since 1980." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 5, 2014
8/10 61% The Hitcher (1986) " A cosmic horror film drawn out of a psychological thriller." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
8/10 88% The Thing from Another World (1951) " Even though the thing doesn't begin to make its presence felt till near the halfway point... the simple act of watching men discuss strategy ends up being terrifically absorbing." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
10/10 77% Eyes Wide Shut (1999) " One of the greatest unfinished movies in the history of cinema." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
7/10 77% Father Goose (1964) " Watching Cary Grant shuffle about like an angry, disheveled bum is funny to a degree that it wouldn't be for virtually any other actor who could have conceivably fit the role." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
1/10 17% Hercules in New York (1975) " Sheer fever dream madness." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
8/10 91% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1960) " Gorgeously atmospheric in both the visuals and the soundtrack, and it's a marathon of high-impact Grand Dame acting." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
4/10 46% Cleopatra (1963) " The film has a spectacular variety of liabilities (and, to be fair, strengths as well), but the most visible and crushing is that's an utter dud as a star vehicle." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
4/10 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " Fun with Cognitive Dissonance: it is possible for a sequel to to be a lot better than its predecessor, and still end up mostly a huge pile of s***." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
6/10 65% Lucy (2014) " When it's done you're a little groggy and resent yourself a bit. But its absurdly slick, wholly surface-level appeal is hard to deny." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Aug 2, 2014
5/10 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " It's probably a little bit better than Planes, with a far more engaging third act and prettier scenery throughout." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 26, 2014
8/10 97% Life Itself (2014) " A film about a generous and open soul that is itself generous and open." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 26, 2014
6/10 54% One Eyed Jacks (1961) " Lumbering and bloated, often compelling, always gorgeous, and at times astonishingly bizarre." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 26, 2014
4/10 62% Exodus (1960) " Appallingly boring. That's a subjective word, but I can't think of a better one." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 26, 2014
5/10 71% Backdraft (1991) " Absolutely fantastic setpieces strung along an absolutely dimwitted script." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 26, 2014
10/10 80% The Thing (1982) " Something close to an absolutely perfect exercise in how to construct a thriller." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 26, 2014
8/10 83% Begin Again (2014) " In its best moments - which are not infrequent - is appealing mostly on the backs of watching interesting, capable people going on with their business in an engaged, focused manner." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 19, 2014
2/10 20% Jack Frost (1998) " It took a lot to be the worst reincarnation fantasy titled Jack Frost from the second half of the 1990s, but by golly, they found a way." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 19, 2014
4/10 7% Jack Frost (1996) " "Bad on purpose" goes only as far as the filmmakers' sense of humor and irony, and the creators of Jack Frost have some pretty lead-footed jokes up their sleeve." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 19, 2014
5/10 44% Gidget (1959) " It's interesting in how very dated it has become, but all of that interest is extra-textual." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/10 20% Congo (1995) " You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a movie that ticks more of the boxes for a perfect storm of So Bad It's Perfect." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/10 17% Lo Squartatore di New York (The New York Ripper) (1982) " The exact moment at which the great Italian horror master Lucio Fulci transformed into the hacky Italian schlockmeister Lucio Fulci." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 17, 2014
8/10 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " The best movie in the sprawling, disconnected franchise since the very first Planet of the Apes in 1968." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 17, 2014
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