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Brian Orndorf

Brian Orndorf
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 35% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) A VOD title that lucked into a theatrical release thanks to Reynolds and his "Deadpool" success.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A nice change of pace for Soderbergh, who, for the first time in a long time, seems genuinely interested in providing an entertaining ride.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 62% What Happened to Monday (2017) Twisty and pitiless, but it retains Wirkola's interests in aggressive confrontations, often sold with subtle cheekiness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
D+ 0% Naked (2017) The fact that "Naked" isn't "A Haunted House 3" is cause for celebration, but that doesn't magically make the new movie funny or particularly sweet.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 65% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Watterson does a fine job juggling tone and provides enough visual oddity to make this strangely sincere cardboard adventure work for much of its run time. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 40% 6 Days (2017) Fraser keeps the picture taut and introspective, finding ways to encourage suspense and maintain personal perspectives in the midst of panic. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 84% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) Built to be an audience-pleaser, and it's successful in that respect, delivering a level of benevolence that's immensely appealing.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 50% Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey (2017) Aiming to replicate classic literature, and Sanders ends up with a YA novel, as "Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey" is soft, melodramatic, and while not offensive, it's just too imprecise for its own good. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It would nice to have the series continue to deliver quality work like "Creation," and while that seems unlikely, at least there's one chapter of this iffy franchise that works as well as "The Conjuring."‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Instead of catharsis, Cretton stages a cop out, trying to leave the audience with a feeling of comfort when the reality of situation was more destructive than the feature is willing to reveal.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
C+ 14% Planetarium (2017) Rides a thin line between intoxicating and infuriating, and perhaps this is where Zlotowski enjoys the view most, creating a picture that uses mystery to manage the unreal.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
D+ 11% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) Not particularly clever or inventive with cartoon mayhem, and offers a follow-up where a canine character gleefully consumes two piles of vomit.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B 93% Escapes (2017) It's a fascinating journey, but one that demands real patience at times.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
B 69% Pilgrimage (2017) Muldowney keeping his effort primal and propulsive, using limited locations effectively, tied together with a reasonable amount of mystery. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
D 0% Armed Response (2017) Unless there's a burning need to see Gene Simmons without hair (it's actually a good look), this is a movie about a prison that feels like prison.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
D+ 17% The Dark Tower (2017) Now finally on the screen, and "The Dark Tower" is a dud. And for most casual viewers out there, a baffling dud.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
C- 36% Kidnap (2017) "Kidnap" is certainly energetic, but before it gets stupid, it remains very dumb. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B+ 96% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) Sustaining the mood, Jodorowsky once again bathes the feature in oddity, personal expression, and grotesqueries, making this second chapter as captivating as the first.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B 96% Step (2017) Lipitz has a stronger picture when exposing concerns about potential and showcasing intelligence celebrated and sabotaged. As empowerment cinema goes, it works, but not for the obvious reason.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B 91% A Ghost Story (2017) An art-house Rorschach test that demands a specific type of moviegoer in a precise mood for cosmic puzzling. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
C 63% Savage Dog (2017) It's another bruiser from Adkins, who does what he can with a movie that's not particularly attentive to detail or drama. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B- 33% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) Jones maintains a Hughesian vibe and she's armed with eager thespians, arranging a mild romp that's meant to be a valentine to moms everywhere.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
B- 83% Detroit (2017) It's undeniably powerful, meant to unnerve and confront, but it's also something of a missed opportunity and a disappointment, coming after the pair's previous triumphs in social and political commentary.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
C 25% Chronically Metropolitan (2017) Doesn't come together, but I'm not sure if it ever had the chance to, passing on family interplay and bitter reunions to play simplistically with profound emotions.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
C 47% Brave New Jersey (2017) The plot certainly establishes expectations that aren't met, going mellow on pandemonium and big with formulaic relationship woes.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
C+ 50% The Legend of Ben Hall (2016) As a celebration of a life lived on its own terms, it's a bit unappetizing, trying to make a hero out of a man who spent the majority of his life making trouble for others. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
D- 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) A soulless endeavor and a painful viewing experience. Your kids deserve better.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
B+ 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) "Atomic Blonde" preserves its core authority, transforming Theron into a "John Wick"-ian force of nature that could kickstart a franchise for the actress.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 86% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) An extremely appealing feature.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B+ 73% Landline (2017) The screenplay excels when it focuses on wandering hearts and squeezed minds, with Robespierre right there to extract emotional authenticity in the middle of potentially clichéd situations.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
D 5% The Last Face (2017) "The Last Face" is certainly honorable, but it doesn't work, coming off slightly silly with a bone-chilling subject matter.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B 50% It Stains the Sands Red (2017) Allen does a fantastic job carrying the picture, assisting Minihan in his successful quest to do something a little different with zombies.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
A- 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Attention to behavioral detail is extraordinary, led by a thunderous performance from Florence Pugh, who makes a mighty leap to industry visibility with her brave, dark, and thrillingly commanding work.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B+ 83% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Provides a chance to spend time with Deneuve and Frot, paring two legends of French cinema in a drama that shows particular patience with layers of characterization.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B+ 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) Perhaps the subject isn't for every taste, but Morris appears to understand inherent exclusivity, keeping "The B-Side" biographical but also visual, allowing time for the audience to grasp the specificity and serenity of Dorfman's work.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
C 13% A Family Man (2017) Butler's a bit out of his league here, but few actors could make blah writing stand up and sing, with most of "A Family Man" too generic, especially when it's away from the war at home.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
B 88% Girls Trip (2017) It's hard to dislike a picture about four zany women that includes a reference to "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
B 93% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan's made an intimidating endeavor, but those hoping for an exhaustively emotional event should seek their wartime blues elsewhere. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
D+ 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Rarely conjures excitement, with the production working to suffocate the audience with artifice, while the lead actors fight an unwinnable war against miscasting. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
B+ 75% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) A compelling sit, clarifying motivation and grasping a particularly unusual road to ruin.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
C 9% First Kill (2017) "First Kill" has a few interesting ideas to develop, but they end up discarded in the end, making room for familiar, and tired, double crosses and near misses.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
D+ 0% The Gracefield Incident (2017) Tired, somewhat predictable, and, at times, far too silly.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
D- 80% Killing Ground (2017) It's vile stuff, and "Killing Ground" would much more compelling if there was a scene contained within it that wasn't featured in dozens of similar endeavors.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
A- 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) A strikingly intimate second sequel that fully delivers on the empathy "Rise" introduced and "Dawn" developed, making viewers feel just about everything for these damn dirty apes.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
F 18% Wish Upon (2017) Perhaps Clare should've have wished for new editors as well. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B+ 71% To the Bone (2017) Delivers exceptional work from Collins, who's finally challenged as an actress, submitting to the part with startlingly gaunt physicality and sharp dramatic response.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B+ 86% Moka (2017) Suspenseful, outstandingly so at times, but it doesn't indulge bloodlust, taking a far more disorientating route to a sense of satisfaction, and doing so with terrific performances from stars Devos and Baye.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Sabbatical (2015) An exploration of personal inventory with steady laughs and authentic behavior. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B- 20% Austin Found (2017) It's not a stunning achievement from Raee, but "Austin Found" impresses is small doses, securing the atmosphere of dark comedy without falling apart.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
D 17% Blind (2017) Might work on a lazy Sunday afternoon with relaxed expectations and an iPad on the lap, but it's hardly successful, almost obsessed with sabotaging itself.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017