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Brian Orndorf

Brian Orndorf
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 89% 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 92% 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+ 54% 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+ 72% 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 10% 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- 84% 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- 94% 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 20% Wish Upon (2017) Perhaps Clare should've have wished for new editors as well. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B+ 73% 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+ 85% 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
D+ 57% The Persian Connection (2017) Grove sticks close to the crime saga playbook, suffocating the picture in style and pounding it with overacting, eventually stripping "The Persian Connection" of anything identifiable.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
D+ 14% Battle Scars (2017) Has more to offer viewers than the average PTSD investigation, but Buday doesn't trust the harrowing simplicity of shattered men, electing to venture into predictability just to make sure he can find an ending.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
B 48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) There's a bit more life flowing underneath the surface, providing depth to a viewing experience that, at times, certainly comes across as a Travel Channel pilot.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
D 17% 2:22 (2017) Currie can't connect the dots in a fascinating way, with the entire effort resembling more of a screenwriting exercise than a hypnotic overview of celestial guidance. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
D No Score Yet Gremlin (2017) Bellgardt gives birth to a bummer, more content to numb his audience than thrill them. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
D 17% Inconceivable (2017) It's bland, and the more helmer Jonathan Baker trusts in the dramatic limitations of the effort, the harder it is to sit through the movie.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
D- 18% The House (2017) Within the first five minutes of "The House," the movie makes light of date rape, and it's all downhill from there.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
A 93% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It's the best homecoming imaginable.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
B+ 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The finest installment yet in the series, valuing ridiculousness, pace, and wisely bringing in Trey Parker to energize the picture as Gru's latest nemesis. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B+ 85% Okja (2017) Only Bong Joon-ho is capable of sustaining this type of behavioral mayhem, keeping "Okja" about a girl and her best, mostly gelatinous pal semi-sweet, while also making sure audiences don't touch bacon for the next few years.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B 75% The Little Hours (2017) Feels a little too slapdash at times, but it remains a wily film with an effective sense of humor, adding to Baena's growing list of accomplishments as he tests out all kinds of bizarre comedy.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B 94% Baby Driver (2017) It's a crazy feature, but not consistently so, strangely applying the brakes when the viewing experience is best served at top speed with blazing music.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
B- 78% The Beguiled (2017) A measured, feminine take on what's essentially an exploitation picture tastefully displayed behind glass. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
D 44% The Bad Batch (2017) Tedious exercise in nothingness, working extra hard to end up nowhere. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
C 97% The Big Sick (2017) Nanjiani and Gordon having difficulty managing the nuance of their story and the needs of mainstream cinema. They come up with a picture that has a defined cultural perspective, but remains bland overall.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
D 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Isn't the worst chapter of the eye-crossing saga (the one that showcased Decepticon testicles, that's the worst), but it's close.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
B+ 78% The Hero (2017) Elliot plays it all just perfectly.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
B- 77% 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+ 0% 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 81% 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 16% 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 67% 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 48% 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 54% 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+ 23% 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 22% 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- 85% 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+ 88% 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- 29% 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