Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Antagony & Ecstasy , Film Threat
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2002
Location:
Chicago, IL

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Showing 1 - 50 of 2002
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/10 43% 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 82% 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 91% 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
9/10 94% Snowpiercer (2014) " Every moment of genius and every half-formed lump alike make this one of the completely essential films of the year." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/10 30% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " Ahe movie's actually kind of entertaining, mostly because it's so gosh-darned campy, in an old-school way that not nearly enough modern horror films manage to be." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
5/10 49% Earth to Echo (2014) " Every characterization seems to have been imported without change from the Big Book of Kids' Adventure Movie Templates." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
4/10 23% Tammy (2014) " A bizarre, dysfunctional grab-bag that wants to cram far too many tonal shifts into one foul-mouthed road comedy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
7/10 57% Hell Night (1981) " In that rare company of slasher films that aren't just good by the standards of their subgenre, but manage to round the corner to being legitimately good works of horror cinema." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
9/10 93% All That Heaven Allows (1955) " Proof that there is artistry and glory in a genre that never had to apologise for itself, not when it was this confident, beautiful, and good." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
10/10 83% Thelma & Louise (1991) " The best thing that Ridley Scott ever directed that didn't take place in an impressively designed industrial future." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
5/10 79% Bus Stop (1956) " Boorish comedy mingling incompetently with underfed character drama." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
6/10 88% Love in the Afternoon (1957) " Much nearer the bottom of Wilder's career than the top." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
9/10 80% Some Came Running (1959) " One of American cinema's first great masterpieces about the psychological dislocation of the war generation." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 13, 2014
6/10 91% Royal Wedding (1951) " It looks like a million bucks, and it's easy to like, and for [producer Arthur] Freed, that was what mattered." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 5, 2014
8/10 100% Bend Of The River (1952) " It's like Stewart was pouring every negative emotion he felt over the past ten years into one moment." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 5, 2014
10/10 94% Full Metal Jacket (1987) " One of Kubrick's foremost triumphs, a genuinely challenging and uncomfortable war film" — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 5, 2014
5/10 33% The Robe (1953) " It's hard to actively hate anything as deeply earnest as The Robe, but it is a long, tough sit." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 5, 2014
8/10 88% Dial M for Murder (1954) " An exercise made by an enormously talented constructor of thrillers in the most fertile period of his career." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jul 5, 2014
10/10 —— House (1977) " It's not just a bombastically surreal movie, it's a frequently hilarious one" — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 23, 2014
5/10 76% Gentleman's Agreement (1947) " Diabolically dull and somber to the point that it's almost worth laughing at it, except that Gregory Peck's incredibly serious expressions have the tendency to make laughter dry out and die." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 23, 2014
5/10 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " A sepulchral adaptation of the 2005 jukebox musical based on the songs of the Four Seasons that has been stripped bare of any life or energy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 23, 2014
9/10 95% The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) " One of the great cruel jokes in early film noir." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 19, 2014
7/10 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Perfectly satisfying... betting everything on Hill and Tatum being delightful to watch in their little platonic romcom and winning that bet." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 19, 2014
10/10 92% The Shining (1980) " One of the best scary movies ever made, one of the best scary movies even imaginable." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 17, 2014
8/10 75% The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) " It's not an anti-war movie, but something even rarer; a war-agnostic movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 17, 2014
7/10 62% Babe: Pig in the City (1998) " Has no small amount of merit, especially in the areas of production and costume design, but... [not] in any meaningful way a successful or even appropriate follow-up." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 17, 2014
8/10 —— Il Profumo della Signora in Nero (The Perfume of the Lady in Black) (1974) " One of the most tense, and delectably unfathomable Italian horror films ever made... as pure as any cinematic depiction of descent into insanity." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 17, 2014
5/10 75% Since You Went Away (1944) " Colbert is too good, and the script (though bloated) too full of lovely details about small town American life in the '40s to reject it outright." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 17, 2014
7/10 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " One of the top handful of movies ever made by DreamWorks Animation, but pretty much across-the-board weaker than the original How to Train Your Dragon." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 17, 2014
9/10 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " A reminder that the best kind of idiot fun comes from a place of very pointed intention, snug filmmaking, purposeful writing and acting." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 12, 2014
8/10 97% Groundhog Day (1993) " Precise and smart and fussed over without feeling fussy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/10 33% The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) " he strain between content and tone leaves it feeling like no other slasher film of that period, and while it also leaves it more frustrating and ineffectives... it stands out." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 12, 2014
6/10 83% Wake Island (1942) " It's fairly exciting action cinema... [that] falls apart on the generally anemic, one-note characterisations and the lack of any particularly memorable performance." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 12, 2014
6/10 —— This Is the Army (1943) " It's never less than fascinating, and there's a lot to be said for the kind of weird history lesson movies like this represent." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 12, 2014
7/10 84% Sergeant York (1941) " Even given a nest of flaws, the basic arc works beautifully: Cooper's abashed, aw-shucks demeanor is a perfect fit for the part." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 7, 2014
10/10 94% Barry Lyndon (1975) " One of the most graphically-driven, purely audio-visual of all nominally narrative motion pictures." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 5, 2014
7/10 83% The Return of Frank James (1940) " As a snapshot of what mindless popcorn cinema looked like in 1940, it's a flattering example, still watchable and breezy even if it's not remotely challenging on any level." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2014
6/10 49% Maleficent (2014) " A pretty decent, though unmistakably flawed fantasy." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/10 38% 101 Dalmatians (1996) " [Glenn] Close creates an iconic, comically menacing character that lingers in the memory long after the bland nonsense of the film has faded." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jun 3, 2014
6/10 —— Marie Antoinette (1938) " [Norma Shearer is] enough to make this dodgy, obese slab of prestige moviemaking turn into something sparkling and engaging." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 30, 2014
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