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Brian Tallerico

Brian Tallerico

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) "The film is like Jason Bourne fan fiction in how much it completely reworks things we've seen before, only with a few more years of cyberterrorism buzzwords to give viewers the illusion of not just depth but a plot. " ‐
Posted Jul 28, 2016
No Score Yet The Master Cleanse "A film with a remarkably clever and fun first act, but one that starts spinning its wheels around the halfway mark on its way to an unsatisfying ending. " ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2016
No Score Yet Beware the Slenderman "Brodsky's film has multiple goals, and might have been better served by a docu-series like Netflix's Making a Murderer, given how much it attempts to tackle. " ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2016
No Score Yet Man Underground "What could have easily become a sci-fi oddity becomes a character study, and it's the characters and not their belief in UFOs that resonate here. " ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2016
3/4 95% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) "The most purely entertaining zombie film in some time, finding echoes of George Romero's and Danny Boyle's work, but delivering something unique for an era in which kindness to others seems more essential than ever. " ‐
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 62% For the Plasma "With deadpan line readings that seem purposefully affected, it's a film that plays with our instinct to look for meaning in imagery, and the baggage we bring to a movie. " ‐
Posted Jul 20, 2016
94% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It starts a little slow, but builds speed and tension at a remarkable, consistent pace-every episode is more entertaining than the one before. " ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2016
64% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Hardcore fans of McBride and Hill will overlook the familiarity just to have their favorite comedian back. But Vice Principals is unlikely to win over anyone not already converted. " ‐
Posted Jul 13, 2016
97% Mr. Robot: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "I would even go as far as to say Mr. Robot is one of the most important shows on television, showing creators that a different visual language and storytelling style is possible in the era of the antihero. " ‐
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet 30 for 30: Season 5 Episode 10 "That the film about them becomes more about human frailty, regret, and-eventually-hope for the future, speaks to its excellence. " ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/4 95% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "It is Agatha Christie meets The Wire, and it's one of the best things on TV in an already-great year. " ‐
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) ""The Secret Life of Pets" is the disposable, summer diversion that many families will be looking for as temperatures rise and the start of school seems so far away, but most won't be able to remember after they see it. " ‐
Posted Jul 7, 2016
0.5/4 40% Marauders (2016) "One assumes that every film has a creative impetus at some point in its production, but it's incredibly hard to find one buried underneath this morally vile, incompetently made thriller. " ‐
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.5/4 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) ""Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is consistently clever and even moving. It's proof that we'll keep listening to the familiar stories if they're this well-told. " ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2016
33% Roadies: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "(Crowe) needs to strengthen his characters, and I hope that comes over the course of the first season, but I'm willing to let the set list play out. I still trust the man who wrote it. " ‐
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/4 40% Clown (2016) "It comes apart about halfway through, losing a very difficult tonal balance. Having said that, there's more to like here than the studio burial would have you believe. " ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2016
1.5/4 0% No Stranger Than Love (2016) "It has that feeling of a piece that needed a bit more workshopping to discern its purpose and, like a lot of independent cinema that feels like it has theatrical origins, never becomes convincingly cinematic. " ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2016
63% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "BrainDead just isn't funny enough, and is nowhere near as clever as it thinks it is. " ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2016
4/4 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) ""OJ: Made in America" should be a conversation-starter, a way to discuss what happened in the '80s and '90s in terms of race and celebrity and what it says about today. OJ's story may be over. Ours is not. " ‐
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3/5 47% Bloodline: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Well, that's that. The second season of Bloodline is officially a disappointment. Despite strong performances throughout, this year's story never felt as confident as the first. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 7, 2016
3/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "Enjoyable, even if it doesn't have the visceral, confident impact of the original. " ‐
Posted Jun 6, 2016
23% Feed the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Feed the Beast vacillates from being something we've seen often to something that's just not believable, and the dialogue sounds produced by a computer designed to write melodrama. " ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2016
1.5/4 17% It's So Easy and Other Lies (2016) "Duff McKagan is talented, smart and nice. ... His story deserves a better movie. " ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 86% Time To Choose (2016) "What elevates "Time to Choose," other than its very strong editing by Beck, is the sense that not only are people doing something to change the trajectory of our planet's depleted resources but that you can make a difference too. " ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2016
79% Outcast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Outcast is a Cinemax drama about possession, sacrifice, cruelty and Jesus. In other words, it's not your typical summer show, but it's one you really shouldn't miss. " ‐
Posted Jun 1, 2016
0.5/4 5% The Do-Over (2016) "A film that gets markedly dumber with every passing minute. " ‐
Posted May 27, 2016
38% Wayward Pines: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "I was willing to give Wayward Pines a chance to justify a second season. It simply doesn't do so. " ‐
Posted May 24, 2016
89% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Preacher is a dark, funny and strange show, in the best way possible. " ‐
Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/4 87% All the Way (2016) "As with a lot of stage-to-screen productions, the background players sort of fade into a chorus, but what's there in the spotlight, center stage, isn't just a great performance but a formative chapter in our history; one that's still to be written. " ‐
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "[Crowe and Gosling] become a surprisingly brilliant comedy duo, carrying "The Nice Guys" past a few flat jokes, needed edits and a cluttered finale. " ‐
Posted May 18, 2016
2.5/4 71% What We Become (Sorgenfri) (2016) "As the film peaks, its derivative, clichéd nature falls away and it becomes its own thing. Your enjoyment level will be determined by if you're patient enough with it to get to that point. " ‐
Posted May 13, 2016
1/4 0% Search Party (2016) "Even if you invite a lot of talented people to the set, the result won't work if you don't give them a way to show why they're considered talented. " ‐
Posted May 13, 2016
2.5/4 36% Bite (2016) "At its best, and it gets pretty good after a really rocky start, "Bite" is a clever gorefest with some creative twists and turns. " ‐
Posted May 6, 2016
78% First Girl I Loved "The rest of the piece sometimes gets away from its writer/director but when it focuses on its pair of committed actresses, it's believable, confident and even moving. " ‐
Posted May 5, 2016
46% Houdini & Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "We already have impressions of these people, and the FOX version of them often feels flat and disappointing compared to their legends. " ‐
Posted May 3, 2016
1/4 0% Term Life (2016) "It's a wannabe noir with no atmosphere, and a waste of a talented cast by a director who really has no idea what to do with them. " ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2016
1.5/4 13% Special Correspondents (2016) "There's a great satire to be made about our modern interaction with journalists, and how gullible the American people can be when it comes to how reporters shape stories to their own benefit. "Special Correspondents" is not that movie. " ‐
Posted Apr 29, 2016
43% Houdini and Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "We already have impressions of these people, and the FOX version of them often feels flat and disappointing compared to their legends. " ‐
Posted Apr 28, 2016
92% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "I'm not willing to say that Veep is as "funny as it's ever been" but it's still much funnier than most things on TV. " ‐
Posted Apr 22, 2016
100% Silicon Valley: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Silicon Valley, much like Beavis & Butthead and Judge's other work, perfectly balances the stupid with the brilliant. " ‐
Posted Apr 22, 2016
92% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Nearly everything about The Night Manager works, from the high-powered cast to the gorgeous locales. And it's thematically dense as well, as le Carré and Bier examine the games people play with each other to get what they need. " ‐
Posted Apr 19, 2016
33% Dice: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Strengthen or ditch most of the supporting cast (and go Louie-style with a rotating ensemble) and Dice could become something really special. As is, it's still an interesting chapter in a return of a once-superstar that most of us never saw coming. " ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3.5/4 69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) "Sometimes its meandering approach can feel a bit more detached than in Trier's best work, but this is ultimately a delicate, complex film that lingers, unpacking itself in your mind. " ‐
Posted Apr 8, 2016
81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "I'm always drawn to shows that have a unique structure and rhythm, and the pace of The Girlfriend Experience is one of its most daring aspects. " ‐
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3.5/4 98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "A joyful, accomplished movie that echoes "The City of Lost Children," "The Adventures of Tintin," "Metropolis," "Howl's Moving Castle" and something unique into a, well, delightful piece of work. " ‐
Posted Mar 25, 2016
72% The Catch: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "While the supporting cast seems more than competent, this is a show that comes down to the way Enos and Krause, two longtime TV veterans, play off each other. They have strong chemistry together but are also careful to carve out characters of their own. " ‐
Posted Mar 23, 2016
17% Heartbeat: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "NBC's Heartbeat is an annoying anachronism of a show, a program that openly steals ideas from better shows like Grey's Anatomy, ER and House, but has no idea what to do with them. " ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2016
99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Layered in ways we only see in our best television, The Americans transcends its espionage show genre to become something more relatable while never forgetting to also be a wildly entertaining story of spies and the people trying to catch them. " ‐
Posted Mar 16, 2016
4/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) ""Midnight Special" is masterful in the way it keeps answering questions and then asking new ones, always staying one step ahead of the viewer. " ‐
Posted Mar 16, 2016
3/4 92% River of Grass (1995) "It's almost too ethereal, it slips through your fingers when you try to grab it. Although that could be the point. " ‐
Posted Mar 11, 2016
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