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Brian Orndorf

Brian Orndorf
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 35% The Great Wall (2017) It's a fine distraction, very entertaining in spurts, and it's a shame the production couldn't dream up something more dramatically substantial to go with its creature feature ambitions.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
D 32% Fist Fight (2017) Thin, insincere, and weirdly aggressive with raunchy humor, "Fist Fight" is many things, but amusing isn't one of them.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
A- 98% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Immediately positions itself as one of Farhadi's finest features, digging deep into acts of frustration and stunted communication.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
D+ 30% Don't Hang Up (2017) Isn't a heartbreaking misfire, but it's not a picture that's thinking clear enough.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C 42% Youth in Oregon (2017) Powerfully acted by select cast members, but the production bites off more than it can chew when balancing a desire for emotional authenticity and the comfort of dramatic formula.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C 20% 1 Night (One Night) (2017) Baig is marching toward something, it's just debatable if the mission is worth the time invested. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
C+ 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Its quest to be the most overloaded, hyperactive, reference-heavy endeavor of all time goes from amusing to taxing quickly.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
C 38% A Cure For Wellness (2017) There's a terrific, haunting 75 minute long chiller here for the taking, but it's buried deep inside 145 minutes of repetition, flaccid sleuthing, and visual excess.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
A- 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) "Chapter 2" maintains the delicious vibration of the original film.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
A 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Incredibly artful, sincere work that rewards patience with an achingly human story of life and death as it tours the vast recesses of the mind. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
D- 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Basically a staring contest between two creeps. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B No Score Yet Running Wild (2017) Ranarivelo glazes the whole thing with a big country feel, bringing out soft hearts and wide open spaces to best keep the effort endearing.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B No Score Yet Bornless Ones (2017) Entertaining, disgusting, and spooky.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
D- 7% Rings (2017) An entirely useless film.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
D- 17% The Space Between Us (2017) Borderline unwatchable.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B- 36% Don't Knock Twice (2017) A compelling nightmare, watching James take special care with chills and thrills, only throttling the viewing experience when it comes time to detangle a modestly engaging story.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
A- 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) "I Am Not Your Negro" is powerful statement of personal experience tempted into resignation. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
B 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Has moments that test patience in full, but it's also a richly realistic study of interpersonal struggle and fractured communication, delivered with a free-flowing sense of playfulness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
D+ 57% War on Everyone (2017) Meant to be broad, nasty, and sarcastic, but its lack of interesting characters and story make it difficult to endure, clinging to style and tiresome quirk just to get by.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
C- No Score Yet Hunting Grounds (Valley Of The Sasquatch) (2015) Anticipation for mayhem becomes a weirdly prolonged waiting game for anything of note to happen, with Portanova almost reluctant to build on the material's B-movie foundation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
D 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) With all the monsters, snarling undead, betrayals, malicious artificial intelligence, armored vehicles, clones, and bombs, it's amazing that editing would be the deadliest weapon of the effort. Prepare for a headache.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C- 41% Gold (2017) "Gold" underwhelms immensely, futilely working to make indulgent acting and an uneventful screenplay into a compelling ride over a psychological minefield.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
D+ 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It's more of a greatest hits package of dog behaviors and projected qualities, missing true heart and greater understanding of the mysteries, tragedies, and happy accidents of life.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 83% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) It's an unsettling picture, but also engrossing and emotive, handling expectation for gloom and doom with inspired dramatic depth and performances. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 42% Detour (2017) Swiftly paced and imaginative with narrative gamesmanship, but it's also nail-biting stuff.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 82% The Founder (2017) "The Founder" actually manages to find psychological depth underneath all the scheming and frustrations, shaping a fascinating examination of opportunity born from legal duplicity.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
zb 86% Lion (2016) "Lion" isn't revolutionary filmmaking, but as comfort food cinema goes, it carries requisite anxiety and release, making it palatable to the mass audience while still retaining some subtlety with periodically intense character examination. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
C 29% Dad's Army (2016) "Dad's Army," while perfectly pleasant, isn't very funny, fighting to find something grand to do with its WWII setting and cast of quirky characters. Parker isn't asleep here, but he isn't inventive either. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B+ 95% Neruda (2016) The essentials of transformation and urgency are well preserved by the production, which strives to turn Neruda's exile into wandering saga of obsession and self-preservation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
C 14% Get the Girl (2017) We've seen much of what this movie is offering in other pictures, challenging England to come up with something memorable to keep audiences engaged.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
F No Score Yet Mad Families (2017) "Mad Families" is a vicious waste of time for viewers, who are subjected to incredibly lame material sold at a painfully casual speed, shellacked with artificial sentimentality and poisoned by witless riffing.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
D 0% The Book Of Love (2017) Perhaps Purple and Pickering have honest intentions, but "The Book of Love" doesn't deliver sincerity. It's more comfortable with heavily sugared predictability. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
B 85% A Patch Of Fog (2017) It's an engaging feature, pulling off agitation with skill, but it's better in psychological gamesmanship mode, permitting the talent to make sense of strange characters locked in a cautious battle of personal need.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
B- 47% Trespass Against Us (2017) "Trespass Against Us" can be episodic, but it locates the core of the father/son dynamic, with its uncomfortable closeness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
B+ 91% Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) (2017) Lorius's enthusiasm is infectious, and "Antarctica: Ice & Sky" is educational and awe-inspiring.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
A- 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It's the texture Mills brings to his characters that completely sells "20th Century Women," securing a rich understanding of personality to go along with his more artful take on the flow of life.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
D+ 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) It's a true mission: impossible for this unwanted continuation, as the world of "xXx" died out a long time ago, making a restart pointless, especially one that plays more like a "Spy Hard" sequel than a stunt and attitude bonanza.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
C 75% Split (2017) The director's fans will undoubtedly cheer the final form of the picture, but it's a big reach for a movie that doesn't have the wingspan to begin with.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 43% Cherry 2000 (1988) Offers a colorful supporting cast and a fluid pace. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2017
C- 34% Live By Night (2017) In a movie that gradually reveals its mediocrity, Affleck's droopy star performance speeds up disappointment with the final effort.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
C 19% Sleepless (2017) That "Sleepless" is idiotic isn't the problem. It's the good kind of dumb for 45 minutes. But it doesn't sustain itself for the full feature, relying on ridiculous extremes to keep viewers awake. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
F 22% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Isn't much more than a terrible title, gifting paying customers wretched performances, murky mythology, and low-wattage chills, with stupidity the dominating vibe of the picture.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
D+ 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Deathly dull, scripted in Crayon, and strangely cast, hoping the central visual of a monster positioned as the engine of a truck is enough to forgive all moviemaking sins the production commits.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B+ 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) It was a fascinating documentary before, but now it's a treasure.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
B+ 57% Claire in Motion (2017) Steady and sincere, even when it teases conventional conflict and resolution...Brandt is terrific.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
C 41% 100 Streets (2017) "100 Streets" looks to detail the capacity of the human heart during its darkest trials, but it only connects periodically. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
D 17% The Crash (Jekyll Island) (2017) The more Rappaport tries to pull urgency out of thin air, the harder the movie flounders, finding its title more descriptive of production ambition than dramatic content.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
F 5% Arsenal (2017) It's easy to understand why "Arsenal" doesn't inspire anything but an immediate need to do something else with your precious time.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
D+ 0% Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) Despite its lively origins as a graphic novel, the film is hopelessly dull.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Massage Parlor Murders (1973) Massage Parlor Murders isn't much of a movie, but it's a heck of a viewing experience, packing in enough violence, vague confrontations, and nudity to satisfy those in the mood for gratuitous, no-budget entertainment.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017