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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
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Bird keeps Incredibles 2 humming along at a great pace, alternating between some really fun and thrilling action sequences, a warm-hearted and relatable family story, and abundant laughs.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
5/5 96% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed slowly builds toward an inevitable conclusion, but Schrader confounds those expectations with an ending that will certainly leave you talking. This isn't easy fare, but it's wholly worthwhile.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
5/5 91% Hereditary (2018) Aster's direction is sure-handed. This story steers into unexpected territory with confidence, and whether or not you like where it goes, you can rarely say it played it safe.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) Beast is often bleak, sometimes beautiful and occasionally baffling. And while your expectations, or lack thereof, will ultimately decide how fulfilling you'll find the film, it's worth it just for the lead performance.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is an effective and entertaining space western...‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) It's so extreme, it's hilarious.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 94% RBG (2018) Personal interviews with Ginsburg, and particularly her granddaughter, cast a warm glow on the movie, even in an age where the voice of dissent is so vitally important.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's as good as can be with an overcrowded character stew.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
2/5 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) We've had a few great comedies along the way, but I Feel Pretty shows us that the march of progress in equal comedic representation also means we get the equivalent of an Adam Sandler movie sometimes.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
4/5 87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) [Joaquin] Phoenix at his brooding-est also can be a lot to handle, although his best moments in a surprisingly vulnerable performance come in the moments between the outbursts.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
5/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) If you already want to see "Isle of Dogs," you'll love it.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 51% Flower (2018) Max Winkler is aiming for a mix of teen angst and dark comedy I can admire. But since Flower can't decide whether it would rather be more honest and relatable or delicious and dark, it's really not enough of either. ‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is a pure nostalgia bath for a generation. The '80s soundtrack sets the tone for spotting more pop-culture references than you can imagine, and spotting them is a lot of fun. But it's also pure Spielberg magic.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Abundantly heartfelt and consistently funny, Love, Simon has a unique place in the canon of LGBTQ cinema, in part for how sweetly ordinary this coming-out story plays out. Oh, and the fact that it's a slick, big studio release.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time is a wild ride and should be lauded for a diverse and inclusive update, but it falls well short of being a classic in its own right.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 75% 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 95% 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 87% The Post (2018) It's not a civics lesson, it's entertaining throughout.‐ Columbus Alive
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 90% 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 92% 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 57% 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 80% 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 87% 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 29% 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 82% 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 74% 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 39% 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 70% 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 92% 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