Tim Brayton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Publications:
Antagony & Ecstasy , Film Threat
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2058
Location:
Chicago, IL

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 2058
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 96% 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 48% 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
9/10 89% A Clockwork Orange (1971) " A film chiefly about making us watch terrible things and recognising that we have made the choice to watch them. It's a dirty trick to play on a viewer, but a fair one." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 30, 2014
8/10 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Does a fine job of portraying the broad-strokes emotional storytelling that popcorn movies are best at... very fun and very operatic, large and imposing and dazzling." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 27, 2014
7/10 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " [The] singular weirdness of it more than trumps judgments that try to pin it down into good or bad, worth-it or not-worth-it." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 21, 2014
10/10 95% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) " Extraordinary filmmaking, creating intellectual arguments mostly through image and music." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 20, 2014
6/10 —— The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) " [Not] worth fighting for above and beyond its unquestionable historic importance." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 20, 2014
8/10 100% Them! (1954) " Easily the best of the giant insect movies... exploring the subject with the full gravity of its horror." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 18, 2014
8/10 —— Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) " The airiness of this film is the result of hard, focused work... It's not high art, but it's about as impressively disciplined as filmmaking craftsmanship can get." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2014
7/10 73% Godzilla (2014) " It proudly occupies its space as one of the better-not-best films in the Godzilla franchise. No American-made Godzilla movie could ever say that, before." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 17, 2014
7/10 73% Neighbors (2014) " [Rose Byrne] turns in the kind of film-stealing work here that absolutely just *has to* set her on the road to persistent stardom." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 15, 2014
6/10 67% Morning Glory (1933) " Undistinguished in its general shape and actively flimsy in its particulars." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 14, 2014
5/10 40% Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) " Some kind of unholy hybrid of Godzilla, The Matrix, and Star Wars." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 13, 2014
8/10 93% Monkey Business (1931) " It's not the most dynamic and timeless of the brothers' movies but it has enough moments and lines to stand alongside any of them." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 13, 2014
8/10 100% I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) " A moody, nasty-minded crime movie full of rage and anchored by some deep, moody visuals." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 13, 2014
6/10 76% Hell's Angels (1930) " Dramatically, it's a giant flop; and the wooden filmmaking technique only burdens it more. Still, it's hard not to see what wowed audiences in 1930." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 11, 2014
10/10 95% The Crowd " A truly great work of art: a one-of-a-kind blend of domestic drama and a depiction of urban geometry." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 9, 2014
7/10 —— Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2004) " A dumb, empty popcorn movie that delivers on all of its promises, while boasting the best computer-generated effects of any Godzilla movie made up to that point." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 9, 2014
4/10 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " What corporate accounting looks like in cinematic form." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 9, 2014
9/10 86% Under the Skin (2014) " This is the most confident and bold kind of filmmaking." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 5, 2014
10/10 100% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) " The blackest black comedy ever made by a major Hollywood studio, and one of the funniest handful of films made in English." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 5, 2014
5/10 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " [Nearly] works as a horror-tinged chamber drama; when it is about spooky, underlit houses with inexplicable goings-on... it's merely adequate at best, and frequently not even that." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
7/10 98% Lolita (1962) " As a Kubrick film... virtually everything it does well was done better in his filmography." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
6/10 50% Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah - Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) " The dark grimness of GMK simply isn't enough in itself to keep the movie propped up. " — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
8/10 92% Flesh and the Devil (1926) " They *do not* make 'em like this anymore, and even when they did, the results were rarely this emphatic and grand." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
10/10 98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) " A movie in which every single moment is exactly right." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
6/10 73% The Jazz Singer (1927) " A film whose appeal is almost solely historical, for a multitude of reasons." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
5/10 —— Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (Gojira tai Mekagojira) (2002) " A serviceable movie, but overall not a very fun one." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
4/10 24% The Other Woman (2014) " A cash-in comedy that has feeble jokes and unhealthy attitudes about humanity." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted May 3, 2014
7/10 74% Oculus (2014) " [Balances] psychological concepts with the grubby mechanics of a ghost movie." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 18, 2014
4/10 48% Rio 2 (2014) " A marked decline in every way from an original that really couldn't afford it." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 16, 2014
7/10 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " [There's] a great film that could have been made by the same people and much of the same raw material, but commercial forces obliged it to instead be just pretty good." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/10 —— Godzilla Vs Mechagodzilla II (Gojira VS Mekagojira) (1993) " With so little connective tissue of note, the monster scenes feel airless and aimless, existing solely as generic spectacle without context or weight." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
10/10 100% Sátántangó (Satan's Tango) (1994) " Attention-grabbing from the first moments and unwilling to relinquish its grip for any part of its hypertrophic running time." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
8/10 97% Intolerance (1916) " This was clearly not conceived as a sleek, effective narrative or even an exploration of character psychology, but as a tremendous, overwhelming experience." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
10/10 97% The Killing (1956) " One of the undisputed high-water marks of the American crime film whose reverberations can still be felt in a number of ways." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/10 —— Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997) " The least-enjoyable of Toho's monster movies; there is nothing about it that's unironically good, not even the monster fights, and having ironic fun with it simply isn't worth the effort." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) " Rousing, heartbreaking, beautiful, ugly, and full of human activity, some of which sings with insight and emotion, some of which plods." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
6/10 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Descends into an adventure-movie rhythm that's never draggy or dull, but is also frequently no more than wistfully amusing." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
6/10 —— Mosura (Rebirth of Mothra) (1996) " Far less tacky and sweet than the film surely would have been if it were made on the other side of the Pacific." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
5/10 41% Divergent (2014) " A tangle of under-expressed concepts, stock characters and stock ideas, and pacing misfires." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— Outside the Law (1920) " It's lucky for the film that when Priscilla Dean isn't onscreen, Lon Chaney usually is, since those two are by and large the only humans that give it any kind of spice." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 —— Godzilla Vs. Destroyah (1999) " A Godzilla movie of particular grandeur and seriousness." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
7/10 83% Killer's Kiss (1955) " Faced with hardly any budget to speak of, the 26-year-old Kubrick pulled out every trick that an independent filmmaker of no means could ever hope to stumble upon." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
10/10 97% Werckmeister Harmonies (2001) " The thing is, and this is easy to lose sight of in conversations about tracking shots and pointedly empty acting and symbolic cetaceans, [this] is an extraordinarily pleasurable experience to watch." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
5/10 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Too dull and mediocre to be interesting or interestingly bad." — Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Mar 31, 2014
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