Bradley Warren

Bradley Warren
Bradley Warren's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist
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T-Meter Title | Year
C+ 88% Ready or Not (2019) An entertaining if unambitious comedy bloodbath and deadly game of hide and seek. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
B- 60% Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière) (2019) "Oh, Mercy" may not be the veteran French director's finest hour, but the uneven crime picture is nonetheless an intriguing experiment rooted in a real true-crime event. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
B 96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) What's black and red all over? A noir-tinged yakuza film by Japanese iconoclast Takashi Miike, of course. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
B- 73% The Traitor (2020) A handsome production and ambitious in scale, the impact of "The Traitor" is muted by the familiarity of its well-worn tropes. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
C 52% Sibyl (2019) Triet, unfortunately, delivers a flimsy, unremarkable story of obsession unlikely to reach much further than local cinemas. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
A- 86% The Whistlers (2020) The Whistlers" expands the horizons of New Romanian Cinema, offering up a sequel to social realism just as it began to get stale. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C- 83% Tommaso (2019) The director remains adrift in the wasteland of the imagination. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A demented and often-uproarious class-conscious satire, "Parasite" falls slightly short of Bong's greatest work. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B 88% Diego Maradona (2019) Kapadia's tight focus and compelling viewpoint make Diego Maradona a must-see for soccer fans, and certainly a biographical doc of interest to wider audiences. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
B+ 50% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2019) The Dardenne brothers turn their camera toward the world of Islamic fundamentalism with Young Ahmed, a compact, gripping return to the directors' nonprofessional roots. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
B No Score Yet "Bacurau" is a blood-soaked adventure worth seeking out. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
B+ 86% Vivarium (2019) "Vivarium" impresses with its clarity of vision and originality. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
A 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Laced with autobiographical details, his new film is a beautiful, full-hearted celebration of the craft of filmmaking, as well as queer and maternal love. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
A- 85% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Tender and devastating in turn, "Sorry We Missed You" is essential viewing. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B+ 87% Deerskin (2020) Running a swift 77 minutes, the eccentric filmmaker's latest efforts is a hilarious and twisted festival amuse-bouche with tremendous cult appeal. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
B 89% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019) "Bacurau" is a blood-soaked adventure worth seeking out. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
C 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is likely to gain the filmmaker more mainstream eyeballs, but the ho-hum execution is sure to turn away diehard fans, worried that creative rigor mortis has set in. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
B+ 91% Winter Brothers (2018) Winter Brothers picks up on the dramatic, interdependent scenarios generated by its setting. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
A- 75% Cocote (2018) Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias' fiction-feature debut is truly emblematic of the blurring of genres and forms at cinema's front lines. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 98% 3 Faces (2019) A modern, humanist gem. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C 80% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Vanessa Paradis, M83 and giallo style form an uneven ménage. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B 86% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The Third Murder reminds us that the death sentence cannot hope to offer the satisfaction that its brutal finality suggests. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
C+ 70% Summer of '84 (2018) Unfortunately, the revelations of Summer of '84 aren't much more substantial than its striking poster. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B- 91% Black Tide (Fleuve noir) (2018) As unpalatable as Black Tide may be at times, Zonca's unflinching rendering of Mishani's novel and deceptively thoughtful construction show that the filmmaker is still a fountain of potential. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
C- 60% Our House (2018) Burns seems to have wasted an opportunity here. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
A- 82% BuyBust (2018) The politics of BuyBust are thorny and contentious, addressing the Filipino War on Drugs with a decided lack of elegance. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 95% Ray & Liz (2019) Director Richard Billingham avoids the most significant pitfalls of autobiographical and social-realist cinema: mawkish sentimentality and over-the-top miserabilism. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
A- 87% Museum (Museo) (2018) An endlessly entertaining, challenging investigation of history that confirms Ruizpalacios' status as the next big thing in Mexican cinema. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
A- 100% Season of the Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) (2018) Lav Diaz's call-to-arms to artists speaks to the present just as it depicts a terrible period in the Philippines' past. "Season of the Devil" is still a gruelling, advanced-level watch, but one that delivers beauty and horror in equal measure. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
C+ 24% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) There is a more polemic, thought-provoking work somewhere in "7 Days in Entebbe," held hostage by its commercial appeal. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
B 95% Grass (2019) For all the artists that populate Hong Sang-soo's cinematic universe, the director has yet to foreground the creative psyche in as thought-provoking of a manner as he does in "Grass." - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
79% Realive (2017) Though undeniably watchable... Mateo Gil's film fails to rise above the well-trodden genre film language nor does it meaningfully contribute to its central existential questions on mortality. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
D 13% Kings (2018) Starring Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, Deniz Gamze Ergüven's sophomore film is a tonal disaster, jerking from shrill melodrama to screwball comedy and always at the most inappropriate of moments. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
B+ 96% Félicité (2017) Although the existence of "Félicité," might only possible because the resources of the French and larger European film industry, its humanist, musical vibrancy makes a major case for the significance and individuality of African cinema. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
B 96% Western (2018) Perhaps the most salient and unsung thread in "Toni Erdmann" examined the shifting economic frontiers in Europe. This becomes the point of departure for "Western" which further scrutinizes the human scale of these permeable borders. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
D+ 36% You Disappear (Du forsvinder) (2017) The nonlinear plotting does a major disservice to "You Disappear," which plays out like a made-for-TV adaptation of Scandinavian paperback you might glance over at an airport bookstore: all flash, no substance. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
88% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) Despite some flat moments, Nobody's Watching is consistently engrossing. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
B- 97% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) Unfortunately, some fumbled melodrama and the thorny issue of nationalism that hung over Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" compromise the finer impulses in "In This Corner of the World." - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
C+ 84% Tom of Finland (2017) Even when director Dome Karukoski isn't as successful in his telling of Touko Laaksonen's story, he never sanitizes the images or language for straight audiences. In this regard, "Tom of Finland" does justice to its subject. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
B+ 91% Closeness (Tesnota) (2017) With his arresting debut, Balagov seems to be on the cusp of greatness, all the more effective for the way he draws upon his personal history to craft unforgettable images. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
C+ 58% Mobile Homes (2018) The result is a mixed bag that demands too much dramatically, even if it speaks to de Fontenay's innate talent. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
A 97% The Rider (2018) The result is an entrancing, deeply moving effort, one that is certain to steal the hearts of audiences on its wider release. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
B- 70% The Merciless (Bulhandang) (2017) It's not perfect, but mainstream South Korean entry The Merciless is well-executed and serves as a refreshing addition to this years' Cannes lineup. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
C 83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) Although the actioner is bookended by two visceral action sequences, everything in between the opening and closing high points is melodramatic and often confusing. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
B+ 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A treat for art fans and cinephiles fond of French film history, the whimsy and wisdom of "Faces, Places" is certain to win over a new generation of Agnes Varda and JR fans. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
D 71% California Dreams (2017) "California Dreams" remains like a tumbleweed and never reveals its purpose. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
B+ 60% Family Life (Vida de Familia) (2017) Strange, caustic and most importantly funny, with a standout lead performance by Jorge Becker. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
C 20% Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! (Não Devore Meu Coração) (2017) Fails to reconcile its various story strands, conflicting tones and genre aspirations. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
B+ 98% Quest (2017) Jonathan Olshefski's "Quest" is nothing if not timely, and the resulting symmetry to the narrative (which commences with President Obama's campaign in 2008) is deeply satisfying. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
B 96% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) Even if it plays in a minor key throughout its runtime, it is all it needs to be. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016