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Brandon Judell

Brandon Judell
Writing is one-tenth perspiration and nine-tenths masturbation. (Gary Oldman as Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears)

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet El lugar del hijo "A compelling recreation of a students/workers' strike in the Uruguay of 2002 as experienced by one young man, Ariel (Philip Dieste), who's a great believer in the power of the masses, but one without leadership capabilities. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jul 13, 2014
89% Casa Grande (2015) "Barbosa's engrossing Casa Grande or The Ballad of Poor Jean spotlights how the downward spiraling of a seemingly wealthy Brazilian family's bankbook propels upward the moral consciousness of its self-involved, horny son, Jean (Thales Cavalcanti). " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jul 13, 2014
39% Miss Julie (1999) "Elegant and hard hitting, this superbly staged battle between the sexes is never less than intriguing. " ‐ Detour Magazine
Posted Jul 3, 2014
9/10 61% The King Is Alive (2001) "The King is Alive interweaves the madness, the foolhardiness, the greed and the ferocity of human nature that Shakespeare depicted so brilliantly in Lear back in 1606, and shatters us again and again with its insights made refreshed. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 3, 2014
23% Tammy (2014) "Director Ben Falcone is clearly to comedy what cholera is to a Sweet Sixteen party. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jul 2, 2014
95% Snowpiercer (2014) "But with a game supporting cast including Ewan Bremner and Octavia Spencer, well-paced direction, superb cinematography, plus a gripping adventure story to boot, Snowpiercer rolls along at super speed, making any complaining seem like nitpicking. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 29, 2014
51% Lost and Delirious (2001) "Noteworthy tale of a teenager in an all-girl's school who goes crazy when her roommate decides to stop being her lesbian lover. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 28, 2014
56% The Iron Ladies (2001) "Hilarious true story of Thailand's champion volleyball team that was composed of flaming drag queens " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 28, 2014
89% Trembling Before G-d (2001) " A profoundly touching look at the plight of gay Orthodox Jews who are trying to integrate their sexuality with their religious beliefs. While the style is not innovative, the subject matter is groundbreaking. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 28, 2014
94% Southern Comfort (2001) "If 'Southern Comfort' were a Jerry Springer episode, it would be billed as Southern White Trailer Trash With Sex Reassignments. But this lovely documentary never exploits as it pursues 3 couples that try to blanket their lives with an air of normalcy " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 28, 2014
69% Chop Suey (2001) "'Chop Suey' strives to be avant-garde and trendy. For many, it will be. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 28, 2014
No Score Yet El Café Don's (2001) " This sensationally acted tale chronicles a group of young, disaffected 20-year-olds at a diner one evening and how they rage against themselves and each other. It might just be the best American movie you won't view this year or any other. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 28, 2014
80% Out In The Night "'Out in the Night' is an empowering, troubling, illuminative work and one of the more unforgettable documentaries of 2014. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 21, 2014
66% The Rover (2014) "Take an immensely talented director, a first-class cinematographer, a collection of decidedly gifted actors and film them. Tack on a musical soundtrack that bristles with originality and what do you have? In the case of The Rover, not much. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 19, 2014
No Score Yet Igor & the Cranes' Journey "While not breaking any new ground, Igor is a captivating narrative without pretensions. Well paced and directed with delightful cartooning intercut into the action, this is perfect family fare. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 11, 2014
4/10 36% Hunting Elephants (2015) "'Hunting for Elephants' is burdened by a truly horrendous, screechingly anti-feminist screenplay with so many holes in it that it's impossible to believe from the get-go, let alone want to believe. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 11, 2014
91% Farewell, Herr Schwarz (2015) "A complex consideration of what it is to be Jewish and the lengthy aftereffects of atrocities perpetuated on one's past generations, 'Farewell, Herr Schwarz' is an important addition to Holocaust cinema. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 11, 2014
79% Washington Heights (2002) "Considering the money this film cost to make, its short shooting schedule, and its unpandering ethnic content, it's a triumph. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 7, 2014
9/10 81% I Killed My Mother (2013) "As an actor, Dolan's an accomplished comedian, one with a tragic core. And as a screenwriter and director, he's even better. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 7, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) "Where's Gene Wilder when you need him? . . . What MacFarlane has achieved falls somewhere between Blazing Saddles and Blahs-ing Saddles. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 5, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "As for Mr. Cruise and Ms. Blunt, they hold their own in parts that really could have been cast with anyone with a SAG card. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 5, 2014
100% Der Samurai (2015) "Let me just share that this is 1 of the more oddball romances you'll ever witness. Imagine George Romero directing Harold and Maude. As for the finale, which includes a wolf, a full erection, and fireworks cascading from a torso, it's a hoot and a half. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Apr 27, 2014
9/10 94% Bad Hair (2014) "The final moments of Bad Hair are as fiercely emotive as Truffaut's fabled still-shot ending for 400 Blows. This is grand cinema. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Apr 27, 2014
23% Baise-Moi (2000) "What we have here is a hard-core and sometimes condomed "Thelma and Louise" with a good dose of Russ Meyer's "Faster Pussycat Kill Kill" thrown in. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 26, 2014
89% Test (2014) "While Test sidesteps perfection in several minor areas, it more than makes up for those weaknesses with the magnetic performance by Matthew Risch as a promiscuous fellow hoofer; the authenticity of the screenplay; and the choreography by Sidra Bell. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Apr 26, 2014
89% Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break) "'Something Must Break' boasts a japanned depressiveness so reminiscent of Fassbender (think 'Fox and His Friends'). This is the work of an exceedingly original, enormously talented helmer who will no doubt shortly be one of Sweden's most favored exports. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Apr 26, 2014
10/10 96% The Lunchbox (2014) "We're barely into the new year and one of the top ten films of 2014 has already arrived . . . .Experiencing Lunchbox is like being exposed to your first Truffaut. You know here's an artist you're going to have a long, prosperous relationship with. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Feb 18, 2014
52% Suriyothai (2003) "Someone does shout, "Get the men and arm the elephants!" Sadly, this alone doesn't make you think of Cecil B. DeMille as the press notes would like you to. "Hercules and the Captive Women" comes more to mind. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Feb 9, 2014
34% Labor Day (2014) "Labor Day aims to convince us we all have 2nd chances at happiness, and someday a sultry stranger will walk into our kitchen and cause us to re-experience an erotic bliss we thought we were no longer capable of achieving after binding us to a chair. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jan 7, 2014
96% The Rocket (2014) "Never less than charming and stirring in its ability to recreate a childhood that overcomes chaos, The Rocket, abetted with a convincing cast led by two superb child actors, proves instantly why it's been winning accolades worldwide. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Dec 24, 2013
No Score Yet Last Summer (2015) "One of the finest directorial debuts of recent years is Mark Thiedeman's. Here a young helmer paints the screen with complex textures and sound, perfectly capturing the joys and throes of teens in love in a very small Arkansas town. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Sep 30, 2013
87% Alan Partridge (2014) "If, on the first day of Christmas, your true love sends you this bird, get a new mate. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Sep 30, 2013
No Score Yet The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On "Drew Denny, who has written, helmed, and stars in this semi-lesbian road trip, incessantly shows off her ultra-white teeth. At times, you're not sure if you are watching an exploration of two women's lives or the world's longest Crest commercial. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Sep 22, 2013
91% Sparrows Dance (2013) "Masterful in its silences,writer/director Noah Buschel's Sparrows Dance begins almost as a tribute to Chantal Akerman's masterpiece, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Qual du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, the difference mainly being a dissimilar choice of heroines. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Sep 3, 2013
No Score Yet Who's Afraid Of Vagina Wolf? "The only saving grace in this witless production is the charismatic Agnes Olech, who plays a lovely cinematographer. Being the only one on the set who could act must have been a trying experience for this young star-in-the-making. " ‐ GreenCine
Posted Sep 2, 2013
No Score Yet Pit Stop (2013) "Emotionally raw, unrelentingly honest, and dramatically feasible, here's a terrifically acted romp that deserves a lengthy art house run. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 25, 2013
64% Geography Club (2013) "While a perfect consciousness-raiser for those 16 and under, for those of you who've already started shaving regularly, this might be more of a wobbly entertainment. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 25, 2013
8/10 No Score Yet The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1953) "This solid adaptation embraces Simenon's favorite archetype, an innocent who mistakenly thinks he's committed some evil act, and then eventually actually does. . . . A little thriller that's worth every one of the 82 minutes you'll spend with it. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
6/10 No Score Yet The Bottom of the Bottle (Beyond the River) (1956) "It's as if Joseph Cotton sent out his shirts to get starched and forgot to get out of them. Roman, though, is terrific. As for the ending, it's very schmaltzy Hollywood -- and very little Simenon. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
8/10 86% Betty (1992) "When Simenon suggested to Chabrol that he make a film without a plot because cinema's a truly visual medium that just needs a face, Chabrol took him up and adapted the master's 'Betty,' a tale without much forward motion that's nonetheless engaging. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
9/10 100% Monsieur Hire (1989) " Helmer Patrice Leconte's early effort is one of his best. (The spilled-tomatoes-on-the-staircase scene between the mismatched admirers is an unforgettable ode to seduction.) " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
7/10 No Score Yet The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949) "Using the same novel that A Man's Neck employed, this troubled U.S. production is inferior in every manner, from the uneven acting by the supporting cast to the use of a dummy falling off the Eiffel Tower, yet the tale is never less than intriguing. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
No Score Yet La Tete d'un homme (A Man's Neck) (1933) "What's supremely delicious here are the remnants of silent filmmaking scattered about, especially in the long close-ups and the unforgettable finale. Radek's rantings against the spoiled upper classes are an added bonus. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 14, 2013
71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) "Add in a few dirty jokes, including one about a woman asking a gent to . . . (well, that one was needed to avoid a PG rating), plus pertinent news clips from each era, and you have The Cosby Show meets Forrest Gump meets Do the Right Thing. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Aug 9, 2013
6/10 52% The To Do List (2013) "Director Maggie Cary, instead of raising the bar of farce to the heights, has lowered it to the depths of the pigsty. She's proven that the gals can roll about in the mud just as well as the guys can, but to what end? " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jul 26, 2013
63% Broken (2013) " A startlingly natural performance by Ms. Laurence, along with her superb supporting cast under the mostly spot-on direction by Norris, help make all the Sturm und Drang that occurs within 'Broken' extremely palatable. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jul 19, 2013
No Score Yet Taylor Mead's Ass (1965) "Finally the film ends. Those who remain, which are most, offer heartfelt applause. But is this film just a jokey response to a glib note in a weekly rag, or an incisive commentary on the intellectual state of America in the '60s? " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jul 12, 2013
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "This film is so bloated, so tone deaf, so seemingly edited with a Cusinart, that you'll feel you've been scalped more than once by the time you view a wrinkled Tonto walking off into the horizon step by step as the unending credits steamroll over him. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jul 2, 2013
55% Man of Steel (2013) "Man of Steel indirectly tackles the conundrum of how a mankind engrained in monolithic religion greets the concrete proof of a mythological figure. Is it possible for an alien from Krypton to reside alongside an unquestioning faith in Christ? " ‐ New York Theatre Wire
Posted Jul 1, 2013
No Score Yet The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (2012) "Nothing here makes much sense or strives to. What's worse (or better) is that any scene with more than three lines of dialogue will have you craving a copy of 'Jane Eyre' to reconstitute your brain cells. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 26, 2013
No Score Yet I Stand Corrected "A simple, compelling look at a very brave, extremely talented woman, Jennifer Leitham. Her path to contentment has been captured with empathy and dexterity by Andrea Meyerson, who's shaped all of her footage into an inspiring, timely, musical treat. " ‐ CultureCatch
Posted Jun 22, 2013
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