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Brian Orndorf

Brian Orndorf
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 82% The Hero (2017) Elliot plays it all just perfectly.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
B- 85% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) A passably engaging film, but anyone expecting a serious deconstruction of Third Reich policies and complications of animal-like attraction aren't likely to be enlightened by anything presented here. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
D+ No Score Yet Ripped (2017) It's not a bright idea to end a movie with its worst joke, but Epstein doesn't have much else with "Ripped," which isn't an endeavor stitched together with care.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
B 85% Letters From Baghdad (2017) It's a portrait of a complex woman that respects her achievements but ultimately adores her courage.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
D 22% All Eyez on Me (2017) A tongue bath...never rises above the quality of a basic cable movie. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
B 66% Cars 3 (2017) With this second attempt to expand the world, the pieces fit, giving fans what they want, and doing so with style, heart, and less Mater.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C 49% Rough Night (2017) The feature gets wild, but rarely consistent, and after an hour of periodically effective jokes, it curls up and falls asleep.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C 56% 47 Meters Down (2017) The luckiest DTV production of all time, ready to cash in on summer expectations for aquatic mayhem, but it only offers a few select thrills and even less shark-based violence.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B+ 89% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) "Lost in Paris" could be even more insane, as Abel and Gordon have a real vision for this rarely explored cinematic tradition, and their love of the game flows throughout.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D+ 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Trevarrow welcomes any chance for manipulation, making as candy-coated a feature as possible, avoiding realism and characterization to focus almost solely on cloying storytelling. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B- 13% Kill Switch (2017) "Kill Switch" doesn't summon dramatic thunder, but it stands up relatively straight for a genre picture, working to find character while it indulges first-person pandemonium.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
C 21% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) "Once Upon a Time in Venice" doesn't come through with any enlivening clarity, and while Willis isn't revelatory here, at least he's awake. Sort of. That's almost worth a recommendation alone.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
B- 84% Band Aid (2017) There's definitely something here that's worth a viewing, but it takes some patience to get through Lister-Jones and her reliance on cliché to connect the dots.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D+ No Score Yet Pray for Rain (2017) As much as I enjoy the image of Jane Seymour blasting away with a shotgun that's probably bigger than she is, the melodrama of the effort only manages to cripple the production.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
D 15% The Mummy (2017) "The Mummy" is somewhat tasteless and always leaden.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B+ 86% It Comes At Night (2017) It's challenging, artfully made work from Shults, requiring those electing to see it to relax some expectations as the movie endeavors to unnerve, not shock.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B- 45% Awakening the Zodiac (2017) A feature with a few promising ideas and scrappy B-movie performances, finding a fresh way to explore old murder business.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) One of the best pictures of the year...for about an hour. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
C- 27% Camera Obscura (2017) Fans of John Carpenter will likely receive a brief contact high from recognizable cinematic construction, but the overall effort is more disappointing than distressing.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
D+ 41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) A "Taken"-style actioner arriving too late to matter, starring Sam Worthington, who seems to have an allergic reaction to giving expressive, meaningful performances.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
C 67% Miles (2017) Kind and communicative, but seldom profound, never adding up to anything distinct.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
B 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman doesn't walk away from her first film unscathed, but Jenkins mostly gets it right, focusing on grandeur, virtue, and sheer butt-kicking excellence, supporting a hero who's truly heroic.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
C 85% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Strictly for young audiences, or at least anyone who finds the very pronunciation of diarrhea hilarious.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
B+ 73% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Vinterberg oversees excellent performances and crushing turns of plot.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
C 55% War Machine (2017) Misses as much as it hits, which, considering the talent involved, feels like a missed opportunity. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
D 44% Vincent N Roxxy (2017) Schultz cranks up aggression and ends up suffocating the effort, displaying a callous disregard for tone to go with the feature's overall incompleteness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
D 33% Be Afraid (2017) Somewhat tasteless and easily overwhelmed, but the fact that it isn't scary is the real disappointment.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
B- 81% Handsome Devil (2017) It lumbers around from time to time, worried it's losing audience support, but it's sincere and warm.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
D+ 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) "Tales" doesn't possess the ambition to be anything more than yet another noisy "Pirates of the Caribbean" misfire.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
D 19% Baywatch (2017) Johnson is too bright a personality to be dimmed by the crumpled wad of post-it notes the production calls a screenplay, but Efron proves once again that funny business is not in his bones.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B+ 75% Wakefield (2017) "Wakefield" creates an intriguing balance of comedy and darkness to support the actor, examining identity and responsibility with this atypical tale of male escape.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B+ 76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Works against all odds, managing to preserve the sickness of the situation while remaining attentive to the needs of suspense and depths of sophisticated characterization.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
C- 80% Becoming Bond (2017) Plays like an iffy "Funny or Die" short, lacking polish, focus, and laughs to truly become the raucous celebration of a bad business decision it wants to be.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 50% Black Butterfly (2017) Likely to divide audience with its twists and turns, but it's rarely dull, perhaps best appreciated as a higher minded exploitation effort than a brain-bleeder with occasionally iffy working parts.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 93% Obit (2017) Perhaps it's not the ideal first stop on the New York Times tour, but "Obit" is illuminating.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) "Lies" certainly isn't a cinematic shoulder rub, with director Barry Levinson attempting to understand the psychological and technical details of the scheme.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B 48% Everything, Everything (2017) Meghie knows what she's doing with "Everything, Everything," creating a visual language for the feature that merges fantasy and reality without bumpy points of entry.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
D 18% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) Bowers returns, hellbent on proving his unpleasant comedic vision for this feature, ending up with the worst "Wimpy Kid" sequel yet.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
B+ 93% A Quiet Passion (2017) Perhaps "A Quiet Passion" isn't academic enough, but the impact of influence and need is felt profoundly, delivering a depiction of Emily Dickinson that feels alive and authentic.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
B 97% The Survivalist (2017) Fingleton is largely successful with his tonal and visceral goals, only periodically allowing the ugliness of this story to reach beyond its grasp. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
D+ 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) What was once intended to be a brain-bleeding examination of the origin of life with horror cinema ornamentation has been become yet another "Alien" retread, and an anemic one at that.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B- 36% Snatched (2017) "Snatched" could be tighter, more inventive, and settled, but it's funny, and that's truly all that matters here.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
D+ 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) A disappointing lump of a movie, but one that Ritchie does his damndest to keep alive with every trick he's capable of producing. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B+ 87% One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2017) The beauty of "One Week and a Day" is how it perfectly understands the flow of life that occurs during tragedy.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B 68% Take Me (2017) "Take Me" has plenty of itchy encounters and visceral moments to get by, and it's funny and twisted throughout.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B No Score Yet Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017) A strange whodunit that adds to Garlin's cinematic interests in weird wit, once again turning to a talented cast to make magic in a relatively calm, but silly, manner.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
D+ 69% The Wall (2017) A disappointment, carrying more of an iffy experimental tone than a richly suspenseful atmosphere, watching the production try to cook up something heart-racing with almost nothing to work with. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B- 71% Tracktown (2017) Pappas and Teicher are at their best with the particulars of the running world, giving the movie a distinct personality when it moves away from formula and samples athlete routine.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B- 40% Whisky Galore (2017) It's a digestible feature, a safe matinee choice, and while it's easy on the senses, it could be strong and should be funnier. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
B- 79% Violet (2017) While Devos gets a little too wrapped up in his process, trying to remain elusive, he certainly has a vision for the endeavor that braids art with ache, looking to make sense of personal loss.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017