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Brad Keefe

Brad Keefe
Brad Keefe's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Columbus Alive

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 72% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) It's a fine idea, but not one without its pitfalls. The upside of these three acts is that this is an absolute showcase for Diane Kruger as an actress. She's heartbreaking and fierce and gives a wide-ranging performance.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) It's more than just an overdue step of onscreen representation. It's also a rollicking good blockbuster, even if it doesn't quite reinvent the wheel.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2/5 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) I found this tale of a space-station crew testing a device that could end Earth's energy crisis to have some great moments, but largely suffering from being too derivative and, on occasion, barely comprehensible.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) As anyone would expect, Day-Lewis gives a performance that's a fitting curtain call for a career that he leaves as one of the all-time greats.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me by Your Name is a movie about two people falling in love. It's the kind of movie that's deceptively simple, but one that lingers. In other words, it's the best kind of movie.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) It's not a civics lesson, it's entertaining throughout.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie dives into the role like she's fearlessly attempting a triple axel. It's a rangy role that could have fallen into parody, but Robbie seems to hold a genuine affinity for Harding. This movie would not be what it is without that.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The pieces were there for one of the year's best films, but it may have been better served with a friendship. Fish-men and women can be friends, you know.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson works in the somewhat limited palette that is Star Wars, but this middle chapter in the new trilogy also starts to break out in ways that should excite fans at the prospect of what's to come.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Disaster Artist is... a consistently funny film that has enough warmth to make it an ode to both friendship and the artistic spirit, in whatever direction they may take.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 97% Coco (2017) Enter Coco, a movie that has both Pixar's knack for the timeless, and that couldn't feel more timely and culturally important in the moment.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh takes things in directions that defy expectation and gives a refreshing amount of credit to his audience to join in on the ride.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) We don't have a whole lot of honest, funny and good coming-of-age stories with strong female leads. Lady Bird is timely in that need, but its themes are timeless. It's one of the funniest and best films of the year.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The result is a passable murder-mystery that gets the job done but is as forgettable as a beach read.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) It's not for everyone, but his direction is so wildly confident, it's one of the best experiences I've had at the movies this year.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) While Marvel movies have explored some heavier emotion, Ragnarok is the kind of roller-coaster ride I can get behind. Its exposition isn't too heavy, and it rarely goes more than a few minutes without delivering a thrill, a laugh or both.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is certainly a hero-worship movie, but it's elevated by a fine cast and a willingness to show its heroes as human.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Not only is Blade Runner 2049 a worthy sequel, you could make the case that it's better than the original.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 86% American Made (2017) Cruise is locked in, with a slight Southern drawl painted over his usual onscreen persona, but it's a good fit for his movie star charms. He's having fun, so the audience follows.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) [Emma] Stone gives a standout performance - alternately funny, warm and heartbreaking.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Yes, there's some real top-level allegory going on here, but it's not necessary that you unravel all the layers to enjoy the movie.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) It's really that childhood bonding that gives It emotional resonance, as well as the scares it taps into. And, yes, it is perfectly great as an old-school scary movie.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) It's hard not to be disappointed with "I Do." The territory is obviously well-worn, and while the heart is there, for the most part, the film is surprisingly light on the laughs.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/4 81% Patti Cake$ (2017) This would probably be a bad movie were it not for the all-in performance of newcomer Macdonald, who both captures the inner struggle and spits bars more efficiently than expected.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 92% Good Time (2017) The tense and twisty crime caper Good Time is not only a low-budget thriller that out-thrills most of this year's Hollywood offerings, it's also anchored by a performance that would be star-making if its actor wasn't already a star.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 97% Whose Streets? (2017) Through footage of both the initial chaos as protests turned into scenes resembling war zones to, more importantly, a running documentation of the firm and persistent disruptive activism that has continued for months, Whose Streets? is remarkable.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/4 95% Carol (2015) Cate Blanchett may well be on her way to a third Oscar, and it would not be undeserved. Her Carol is assured, but her consequences are greater, as is the range of emotion Blanchett displays.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) This really boils down to how much you like Tarantino. Eight is self-indulgent as all hell, but damn if it isn't a lot of fun.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Its humor is offbeat, but hits more than it misses.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The Hitman's Bodyguard had a big enough target that it's disappointing it's not a bullseye.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/4 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Annabelle: Creation favors slow-building tension over the rollercoaster ride, but that doesn't mean it's not effective and scary for an audience that wants to get together in a room and all jump at the same time.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/5 74% Landline (2017) [Landline] has warmth and wit but lacks strong narrative...Still, the uniformly great cast keeps things witty and watchable.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It's sexy and stylish and filled with a bludgeoning dose of '80s pop tunes that do make for a fun time, even if the story gets stuck in the weeds at points. Theron elevates the movie with a commanding performance.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan has made a war movie that provokes both thrills and thought. Consider Dunkirk another must-see.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins goes beyond the physical portrayal. It's moving enough watching an artist paint through pained and painful movements. But her performance is also a life-affirming depiction of a woman who saw the world differently.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) It's taken a while, but we finally have the first great comedy of 2017 in The Big Sick.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) This is summer action done right.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2/5 45% Rough Night (2017) For a cast featuring comedic scene-stealers like Bell, the brilliant McKinnon, and Glazer of Broad City, this movie is disappointingly low on laughs.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) If you're looking for the most unexpected surprise of the summer movie season, it's probably going to be 47 Meters Down.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) From the powerful confidence of [Gadot's] action scenes to moments of emotion and comic relief, it's already near impossible to imagine anyone else in this role.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Shults follows up his excellent Krisha with a movie that solidifies him as a director I will follow consistently. He plays with darkness and claustrophobia onscreen, but also makes his characters deeply human and relatable.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1/5 18% Baywatch (2017) It takes a special kind of effort to make the worst movie of the year. It's only May, but we have a leading contender.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
1/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) I often say of these popcorn movies that even when they're fun, they're forgettable. Dead Men was a movie I was forgetting while I was watching it.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 86% The Lovers (2017) The Lovers definitely benefits greatly from its performances. Winger is superb on every level; it's the kind of role that gives new depth to her days as a bigger Hollywood star.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) This moving painting is a moving portrait of the artist as a young man, and fans of Lynch should not miss it.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) Hounds is meticulously shot and edited, and its three lead performances elevate it to something not easily forgotten.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword takes the mythos of the king through the ringer of both Ritchie's style and the necessary wow of a summer blockbuster, and the results are mixed.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Director James Gunn still has a lot of plates to spin in terms of plot and characters, but operating under the assumption that the audience is caught up, things feel more focused than the original. ‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2/5 23% Below her Mouth (2017) It's a shame the movie doesn't go beneath all the skin it shows.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 87% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) It is, in a word, bonkers, but it's the kind of stylish and delightful bonkers that makes you revel in its excess, and I'll take as many movies like this as we can get.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017