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Brian Orndorf

Brian Orndorf
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 30% 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+ 79% 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- 63% 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 69% 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 17% 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+ 92% 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- 37% 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 63% 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+ 68% 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
B+ 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's tremendous fun, even when it could be a little better.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
B+ 86% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) Wonderfully creative in its approach to doomsday...strange work, but accomplished and quite funny when it wants to be.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
B+ 71% Another Evil (2017) Mell lands a surprisingly complicated tone with filmmaking skill, keeping "Another Evil" frequently uproarious and triumphantly unsettling.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C- 40% Lady Bloodfight (2017) Nahon doesn't tighten suspense or aggression to satisfaction, making an average DTV endeavor when the potential is there for something explosive. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
D+ 20% Enter The Warriors Gate (Warrior's Gate) (2017) Lumbering and unfunny, the feature is aimed at 10 year olds and perhaps nobody else.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
D+ 30% 3 Generations (2017) Dellal often seems like she doesn't know what she wants to accomplish here, resulting in a forgettable effort. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C- 28% Voice from the Stone (2017) "Voice from the Stone" isn't very good, far too messy and unfocused to demand full attention, but when it comes together, it offers a glimpse of what could've been.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
C- 58% Small Crimes (2017) A disappointment, lumbering through a series of uneventful encounters with ill-defined characters.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
D+ 15% The Circle (2017) Ponsoldt graduates to large-scale storytelling with "The Circle," but the effort slides right out of his hands almost as soon as it begins, with the picture often too clumsy and overcooked to frighten viewers. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
C 74% Sleight (2017) Too slow out of the starting gate and too thin with conflicts, struggling hard to find its position as either something incredible or something sincere.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
B 87% Their Finest (2017) It's a blend of pathos and industry satire that works quite well. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
A- 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Mungiu doesn't provide answers, just examination, giving the feature a welcome observational atmosphere, encouraging personal interpretation. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B+ 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray gives everything he has to "The Lost City of Z," which isn't an easy sit, but rewards with its attention to detail and fondness for the unknown. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
D 13% Black Rose (2017) Someone, somewhere thought it was a good idea to bring the feature west, but there are few clues in the movie as to why this decision was made. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
D+ 21% Rupture (2017) Not at all satisfying, and as the feature begins to unravel while pursuing impossible visual and storytelling goals, one begins to wonder if the basic atmosphere of suffering isn't feeding Shainberg's personal appetites. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
D+ No Score Yet The Black Room (2017) A few decently raunchy moments don't support an entire effort, which tends to miss more than hits as Kanefsky piles on the demonic mischief. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
D+ 40% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Barber is just serving up more of the same tired camera quake and ineffective acting, only managing to remind viewers of more interesting takes on an exhausted subgenre.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
C 67% Free Fire (2017) Somehow manages to make an hour-long shootout feel endless and empty, despite the valiant efforts of an itchy ensemble that's ready to play with bullets and taunts. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
B- 27% Unforgettable (2017) Surely this isn't the finest film to be made from this heavily recycled concept, but the endeavor does just fine with the basics in provocation and helplessness, making more of an effort than this type of movie usually receives.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B 85% Disneynature Born In China (2017) Remains on target as a highlight reel of China's natural grandeur and varied population, sold with an agreeable amount of "True-Life Adventures" earnestness and plenty of wonderful images.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
D+ 28% Sandy Wexler (2017) There's no reason why an Adam Sandler feature should run over two hours, especially one like "Sandy Wexler," where nothing actually happens outside of an extended impression of Wernick only a small group of Hollywood insiders are going to get. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B- 47% Sand Castle (2017) Gut-rot emotions are plentiful and powerful, but "Sand Castle" is best with the details of the day, grasping the nightmare of control that is Iraq, which inspires true fear in those tasked with implementing change.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C 65% Gifted (2017) Webb and screenwriter Tom Flynn try to retain softness and intimacy, but they don't know when to quit, making the endeavor feel overly fluffy.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
C+ 58% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) It's sluggishness that keeps "Cezanne et moi" chained to the floor more often than not, limiting its educational ambition to periodic illumination over two very long hours.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
B+ 79% Colossal (2017) A Chinese box viewing experience that mostly connects as intended, eased along by Anne Hathaway's exceptional lead performance.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
C 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Attempts to comb a little Just for Men through the graying temples of the saga by going even bigger and bolder with its car stunts and displays of brawn than ever before.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
A- 95% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It's a tender and wise feature, sustaining Kore-eda's inspection of family and the bittersweet experience of aging. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) Most effective when close to the father and son, isolating a special relationship that carried unique communication and bonding time, and also changed the game.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017