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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 84% Loving Vincent (2017) The mystery is engrossing, especially as the painted images shift from color for present-day events to black and white for flashbacks.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/4 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Firmly grounded in a deeply affecting, even wounding, emotional reality.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is actually fun, a rip-roaring adventure that never forgets that it's - and for better or worse, never aspires to more than - essentially a space Western.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/4 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The societal themes Bird is exploring are timelier than ever, and the movie's shiny, retro-futuristic look and Michael Giacchino's spy-movie score are as fresh as they were 14 years ago.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) For the target audience, like my 11-year-old son, Gabe, who adored it, the sequel is sure to delight, while the rest of us hold out hope that the next installment grows stronger legs under its story.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's virtually impossible not to feel lifted up... But it's hard not to be a little sad, too, that they don't make shows like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood anymore.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2.5/4 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) The film's narrative is choppy and graceless, with wild tonal shifts and an internal logical that too often seems faulty. The famous scene from the book of Meg explaining the tesseract inexplicably gets cut from the film, which makes the story confusing.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3.5/4 51% Downsizing (2017) Auteur Alexander Payne never comes up short on ambition even when he takes the movie's big idea about as far as it can go.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
4/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is both surprisingly sweet and shockingly sexy. And it's one of the best movies of the year.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) Champion performances from Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba ensure that Molly's Game is able to win a few pots before clumsily folding.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
94% The Breadwinner (2017) Often sorrowful and scary, with an ending that uplifts but doesn't quite satisfy, "The Breadwinner" also succeeds as a resonant coming-of-age tale that pays homage to the soul-strengthening power of family and storytelling.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/4 63% Te Ata (2017) Even if the biopic's creators play it a bit too safe with their storytelling approach, Te Ata serves as a fitting tribute to a trailblazing woman who embodied the power of sharing stories.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2/4 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Unfortunately, Besson's movie gets much less interesting as it introduces the humans we're supposed to be following on this muddled adventure.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) Although it doesn't make it to the top of the Pixar leaderboard, Cars 3 gets the popular racing franchise back on track with a rare third installment that actually improves on the previous models.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) With its live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, Disney gives its cherished "tale as old as time" a lavish movie-musical treatment that casts its own powerful spell.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/4 96% Oklahoma City (2017) Oklahoma City is timely and vital viewing.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Like an ape nimbly traversing the trees, Kong: Skull Island boasts excellent equilibrium for such a sprawling movie.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Thanks to Gal Gadot's truly wonderful breakout performance and Patty Jenkins' robust direction, Wonder Woman proves worth the wait.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/4 96% Moana (2016) Cravalho has the charm and chops to stay in the lead role even when Johnson starts wielding his considerable charisma, and her Moana is the kind of smart and tenacious heroine who can inspire girls and boys alike.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
28% Annie (2014) It probably won't win over Broadway devotees or fans of the 1982 film, but parents will face much harder knocks than this taking their kids to the movies.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
67% The Brothers Bloom (2009) Magical realism, eccentric characters and quality con-men capering mix for a sparkling cinematic concoction in The Brothers Bloom.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
88% Rush (2013) Ron Howard delivers one of the best movies of his career as an Oscar-winning director with his fact-based racing drama Rush.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
95% Food, Inc. (2009) The film overstuffs the viewer with rich food for thought but leaves you with the unsatisfied feeling that it missed the mark. And the liberal sprinkling of scare tactics gives a sour taste.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
81% Priceless (2006) Though a light, predictable confection, the delicious chemistry and rising tension make Priceless an irresistible treat.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
74% Trolls (2016) As long as the DJ is spinning danceable tunes, the decorations are colorful, and both adults and youngsters are having fun, it's hard to find much to criticize -- or at least you feel like a big grump for trying.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/4 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) In an era of repetitive sequels, remakes and blockbusters, Cloud Atlas offers a unique opportunity to see a meaningful, big-budget spectacle and not know exactly how the plot will unfurl from the moment the opening credits roll.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 76% The Young Victoria (2009) With political intrigue as a savory seasoning, the love story provides the meat of the quietly gripping story. But just when the plot begins to deliciously thicken, The Young Victoria abruptly ends, a banquet closed before the satisfying conclusion.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
68% About Time (2013) Not surprisingly, writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) clocks in more than just the standard romantic comedy with his latest feature (and reportedly last as a director), About Time.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
99% Song Of The Sea (2014) A masterful tapestry of a film.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
78% Ruby Sparks (2012) Although the movie stumbles at the ending -- it becomes both disappointingly predictable and puzzling in the final few frames -- it is such an appealingly uncommon rom-com that is still worth meeting Ruby Sparks.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3.5/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) The atmospheric crime drama simmers more than hardboils, but A Most Violent Year still heats up remarkably well under Chandor's conscientious direction.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Cowgirls n' Angels (2012) With the consistently excellent Cromwell and precocious Madison leading the cast, Cowgirls N' Angels is worth watching even when it ventures into overly corny or cliched territory.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 89% Venus in Fur (2014) Between the excellent performances and Alexandre Desplat's sly score, Polanski's film nails the story's power plays, mind games and wicked humor, even if the latter becomes garish by the end. ‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/4 51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Along with turning in a nuanced performance, Stiller proves he has developed a keen ear and eye as a filmmaker.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
57% Snitch (2013) The latest project from stuntman-turned-director Ric Roman Waugh valiantly attempts to serve two masters and manages to come up a bit short in both genres.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 49% Twilight (2008) Stewart and Pattinson have convincing chemistry as the star-crossed lovers.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 70% Stoker (2013) Although he gets a bit heavy-handed with his use of symbolic omens like scuttling spiders and stuffed birds, Director Park makes an unsettling and auspicious Hollywood debut with Stoker.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 56% Minions (2015) The little, yellow, different Minions who split sides in two smash Despicable Me movies manage -- just barely -- to frolic through enough sight gags, pop culture references and sheer lunacy to keep their madcap 91-minute star vehicle rolling.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Waititi and Clement possess an uncanny knack for knowing just when they're in danger of draining their ingenious premise dry, and at 86 minutes, What We Do in the Shadows stays funny without dragging on for an eternity.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Leave it to Thomas Hardy's groundbreaking heroine Bathsheba Everdene to prove just how timely and resonant a period drama can be.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 51% Unbroken (2014) Jolie has a gift for intimately delving into the ways war dehumanizes people away from the battlefields.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 79% Brave (2012) Brave proves a worthy addition to the Pixar canon that families and film fans should find enchanting.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 91% When Marnie Was There (2015) It may not have the magic of Miyazaki's classic work, but if it is the last Ghibli film, it is an elegant and elegiac way to end of an era.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 95% Ida (2014) An evocative story of a woman coming to grips with her shadowy past, Ida is made all the more haunting by its presentation in stark black and white.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 50% The Zero Theorem (2014) Although dystopian futures have hit the film franchise fast track these days, director Terry Gilliam has been portending a miserable, unjust future since 1985 -- and with biting humor and a bizarrely colorful style.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) Hollywood may be taking its sweet time making the Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel movies, but filmgoers don't have to keep waiting on a Superwoman to see an inspirational heroine on the big screen.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/4 53% The To Do List (2013) Much like its main character, the raunchy romp The To Do List tries too hard to find too much enjoyment for too long.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 94% Amy (2015) Unflinching but never heartless or sensational, Amy even challenges the conventional view that the silencing of Winehouse's signature voice is the most tragic part of her story.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2.5/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Steers and his cast infuse Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with enough martial arts action and Austenian charm to keep this mad mashup on its feet and fighting to the end.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 59% Joy (2015) Joy is a surprisingly engrossing tribute to the inventive minds who have created so many of the conveniences we take for a granted.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016