Brian Gill

Brian Gill
Brian Gill's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Mad About Movies Podcast
Publications: Mad About Movies Podcast

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A 94% Nomadland (2021) Chloe Zhao and Frances McDormand are a match made in film heaven. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A+ 95% Soul (2020) Soul is beautifully structured and animated. Pixar remains undefeated at putting me through the emotional wringer. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
B- 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) I have sorely missed this sort of big budget popcorn flick through this never-ending pandemic and Wonder Woman succeeds in filling that gap, though only by the slimmest of margins. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A 82% Mank (2020) Fincher made a number of risky choices along the way, the type that only a few mainstream filmmakers can get away with, and it all works quite beautifully. Surprisingly, Mank is, dare I say, a lot of fun to watch in large sections. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
D 26% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) We should expect more from all involved parties but Adams, in particular, is painfully bad in one of the worst "Oscar grabs gone wrong" in recent memory. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A- 72% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Collecting all phases of the Star Wars cinematic universe into one animated space is fun but the best parts are the inside jokes at the franchise's own expense. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A 73% Jungleland (2020) Jungleland avoids most of the traps and tropes you'd expect a movie like this to fall into, allowing Hunnam and O'Connell to soar. I'm very excited to see what director Max Winkler will do next. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A- 86% On The Rocks (2020) Rashida Jones' performance is so authentic and charming and oh, how great it is to see Murray having fun. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A- 93% Love and Monsters (2020) Love and Monsters takes some very common tropes from different genres and mixes them all together in a strange, unique world. The result is wholly appealing and sheds new light, for me at least, on O'Brien's leading man potential. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) The perfect material and cast for Sorkin and one of the strongest ensemble performances of the year. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A+ 84% The Shining (1980) Each viewing reestablishes The Shining as one of the greatest horror movies of all-time. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
D 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Twenty minutes in, I was thinking of ending my watching of this movie. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A- 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Perhaps one too many breaks of the fourth wall but on the whole, Enola is a delightful little movie that has the potential to be a franchise launching point. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
C+ 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) The performances are strong but if there's a more unrelentingly bleak film in 2020 I will do my best to avoid it. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
B- 72% Mulan (2020) Underwhelming in almost every sense of the word but you can do worse with these Disney remakes. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A- 70% Tenet (2020) It's the most Nolan movie ever and I'm not sure it makes since but I was enthralled nonetheless. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
A- 83% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Far more enjoyable than I ever would have thought possible, the earnestness of Reeves and Winter carries this long awaited sequel through its low points. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
C 61% Project Power (2020) Project Power executes terribly on what feels like a relatively interesting premise. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
A- 72% An American Pickle (2020) It may not be a perfect vehicle for Simon Rich's but Seth Rogen is a remarkable conduit for his sense of humor. Rogen deserves a lot of credit for pulling off the dual roles. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
B- 80% The Old Guard (2020) A cool premise and Charlize's star power keep The Old Guard afloat but it often feels rushed and thrown together. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
A+ 95% Palm Springs (2020) Samberg and Milioti are beautiful together and Palm Springs has the perfect midsummer vibe. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
B+ 79% Greyhound (2020) A bit slighter than some of its contemporary war movies but Hanks covers over a multitude of sins, or, in this case, mediocrities. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
A+ 97% Hamilton (2020) Rarely does an uber-hyped pop culture phenomenon live up to the hype. Hamilton exceeds its insanely lofty reputation. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
D 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) Disney continues to try desperately to find their fantasy-inspired franchise and this, decisively, isn't it. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
A+ 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) The performances are magnificent, the story is timely, the content is harrowing. This is Spike at his best. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
F 9% Catwoman (2004) I love(d) basketball more than anything in the world until I watched the basketball scene in Catwoman. Now I hate basketball. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
D 40% Capone (2020) That's enough, Tom Hardy. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
F 11% After Earth (2013) Will Smith and M. Night Shyamalan both at the peak of their respective "lost in the woods" career period, After Earth is a complete disaster. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
F 13% Howard the Duck (1986) I just...I just don't understand. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
F 12% Batman & Robin (1997) It's honestly a miracle anyone was ever willing to see a Batman movie again after this film. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
F 3% Battlefield Earth (2000) Lives up to the hype. This is the worst movie ever made. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
F 3% Jack and Jill (2011) I'm not saying we SHOULD take Pacino's Oscar away from him because of this movie. I'm just saying that's a conversation I'm willing to have. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
B+ 75% The Gentlemen (2020) The story bogs down in places and some of the supporting characters are not nearly as interesting as Mr. Ritchie thinks they are but the classic Ritchie flair is there and the parts that work really work quite well. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
A+ 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A monumental achievement in film and the rare film that goes from "very good" to "historically great" in its final act. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
A 89% 1917 (2020) An overwhelming accomplishment in filmmaking, 1917 might be more "experience" than "film" but oh, what an experience it is nonetheless. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) An extremely rough, clunky script hinders what should have been a much better movie, though the movie is fun enough to overcome some of the needless hurdles. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B+ 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Manages to get the difficult aspects of the story, its themes and morals, right while failing in what should have been the easier parts (namely, the eye-piercing dog CGI) but the quality of the source material wins out in the end. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Given its nightmarish production, it's somewhat miraculous that Sonic is as fun and lively as it is, if only moderately so on both fronts. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
A+ 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Waititi's voice is so clear through every element of the film, allowing it to walk the fine line necessary for effective satire. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
A- 95% The Irishman (2019) Features several stretches of brilliance but rarely focuses on the storylines and plot points I found the most interesting. I'm all for a slow burn and a long runtime but The Irishman puts that to the test in its final act. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
B 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Lacks some of the charm of the first film and falls into several of the typical "unexpected success that must now be sequelized" traps but the cast carries the movie through its weak spots. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
A 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The pacing in the first act leaves something to be desired but at the end of the day, the joy I felt watching this beloved story come to its conclusion could not be diminished. The action, the characters, and the overall world won me over one last time. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
A+ 95% Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig solidifies her place among the great filmmakers in the industry with a fresh and breathtaking approach to a well-worn story. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
A 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) It would be near sacrilege, of course, to argue that Doctor Sleep is BETTER than The Shining but it is more developed from a story standpoint and will make for more pleasant re-viewings than its predecessor. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
A 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Heller, Hanks, and Rhys work together to create one of the most genuinely warm, earnest films of the year and Heller's ability to navigate around spots that could become hokey or overly feel-good cannot be overstated. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
A+ 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Two powerhouse movie stars, a director flexing in the midst of his prime, and an interesting story told in a flashy-but-substantive manner. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
A 97% Knives Out (2019) Johnson is at his best when he's playing in his own sandbox. His take on the whodunnit is delightful and the Craig-de Armas-Evans triumvirate pops off the screen at every turn. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
A- 78% Frozen II (2019) A bit lesser than the previous film and, perhaps blessedly for all the parents out there, the songs are not quite as catchy, but Frozen 2 does world building quite well and earns high marks for charm. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
B+ 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) It's a shame, really, that Dark Fate seems destined to be the end for the franchise as it has far more quality than any of its post-T2 predecessors. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
B+ 83% Ad Astra (2019) The action sequences work surprisingly well, the existential bits decidedly less so, but overall, it's a solid venture for Brad Pitt: Movie Star. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019