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Brian Tallerico

Brian Tallerico
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) A footnote in the history of cinematic mob stories. ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2017
2.5/4 71% Master (ma-seu-teo) (2017) The performances are solid to great throughout, and Cho does build to a remarkably satisfying final twenty minutes, but it takes two hours to get there. ‐
Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/4 92% Ocean Waves (Umi ga kikoeru) (2016) A delicate, well-told drama that may lack the depth of something like Only Yesterday but proves that Miyazaki and Takahata's students were listening to their teachers. ‐
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/4 84% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) The Autopsy of Jane Doe is basically a great haunted house movie-the house just happens to be the morgue. ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2016
.5/4 32% Abattoir (2016) If you operate under the belief that you can learn as much, maybe even more, from bad movies as you can from good ones, this one is a master class in what not to do. ‐
Posted Dec 9, 2016
1.5/4 75% SiREN (2016) A movie about implanted memories, a stripper with a tail, and winged creatures, but it doesn't have the personality to make any of that interesting. ‐
Posted Dec 2, 2016
1/4 11% Man Down (2016) Man Down is a bad film, but it's made even worse by the taste it will leave in your mouth regarding its silly handling of a very serious issue. ‐
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Enlighten Us (2016) It's the very complexity of this situation that makes for fascinating TV, along with Carchman's respect for all the players and a refusal to turn Enlighten Us into an 'answer movie.' ‐
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/4 0% The True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) It's not action-packed enough, not funny enough, and the characters aren't memorable enough. ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/4 78% The Monster (2016) A film like Bryan Bertino's The Monster, featuring a fantastic and fearless performance from Zoe Kazan, feels oddly timely. ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/4 67% Trash Fire (2016) It's kind of like Meet the Parents crossed with Psycho and it's a dark, nasty piece of work in most of the ways it should be. ‐
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 79% By Sidney Lumet (2016) It is beautifully constructed, not as a chronological biography of a directorial legend but as a thematic exploration of his work. ‐
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/4 60% I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016) An atmospheric take on the haunted house flick that works more with dread and the looming specter of death than the traditional tropes that often define the genre. ‐
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2.5/4 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) While Oasis: Supersonic is never boring, especially for fans, it's also not quite deep enough to justify its narrow focus, especially at its overlong running time. ‐
Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Every narrative issue in Creepy is overwhelmed by the quality of the filmmaking. ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 29% The Whole Truth (2016) The script for The Whole Truth is an "airport book," although it contains even less sizzle and grit than most of those. ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
96% Neruda (2016) Neruda culminates in a series of scenes in the snow that are riveting in terms of what they say about art, history, politics and human nature. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi's deliberate, dialogue-heavy drama allows for incredible work by his cast, particularly his two leads. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
2/4 94% Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016) It feels much longer than its 90 minutes, and I left it feeling like I didn't really learn much about its title character or her father. ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 90% Certain Women (2016) These are normal people, like you and me, and it's that relatability that makes Reichardt's work here so powerful. ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 100% Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016) A chronicle of a man giving his absolute all to entertain those who pay to see him. ‐
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/4 93% Blue Jay (2016) A gentle, genuine trip down memory lane that features one of our best actresses in the kind of role she doesn't get to play that often. ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 87% Amanda Knox (2016) A well-made, accomplished piece of filmmaking that illuminates how something like this could happen to anyone. ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5/4 79% American Honey (2016) Andrea Arnold's phenomenal work captures that propulsive teenage trait as well as anything in years. ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 96% The Age of Shadows (Mil-jeong) (2016) Kim sometimes loses the rhythm of his spy thriller, but he's such a confident filmmaker-and his leading man such a magnetic presence-that he quickly gets its back. ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land serves to remind us that movies can still be magical, and they can still provide the channel for us to see magic in the world around us. ‐
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Everything here feels routine-more like an inevitability than a work of art or even a piece of entertainment. ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is a film that is both lyrical and deeply grounded in its character work, a balancing act that's breathtaking to behold. ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
2/4 36% Blair Witch (2016) The set-up is the same, and while that felt fresh in the first film, it now just kind of drains the piece of tension because we know no one is making it out alive. ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/4 61% Snowden (2016) Stone made the very smart move to hire a committed, underrated actor to play the challenging lead role, and the result is a film that thrives off its central performance. ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/4 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) The story of Phiona Mutesi is a fascinating one on its own, but what could have just been an extended "30 For 30" feels lived-in, compassionate and truthful. ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
77% Goat (2016) When the film feels like it's reaching outside of its world to comment on masculinity as a whole, it falters a bit. When it stays focused on the harrowing story it tells, it connects. ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/4 94% Arrival (2016) A film that forces viewers to reconsider that which makes us truly human, and the impact of grief on that timeline of existence. ‐
Posted Sep 10, 2016
3.5/4 89% Loving (2016) Nichols' approach is careful, reserved and deeply considerate of the human story he's trying to tell. ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) An exercise in genre that has echoes of the John Sturges and Akira Kurosawa versions, but little of the charm of the former and none of the depth of the latter. ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/4 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Buried beneath this melodrama-but shining through nearly enough to justify a look-one can see the film that could have been. ‐
Posted Sep 2, 2016
1/4 12% The Sea of Trees (2016) The Sea of Trees uses depression, cancer and suicide as manipulative devices to tug at heartstrings instead of offering insight into the human condition. ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) The kind of morality play that toys with audience loyalty and conveys its protagonists' predicament by making us feel claustrophobic right alongside them. ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 100% Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016) Some stories are among the most resonant I've heard in a documentary this year. ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 61% The Lost Arcade (2016) It really does take us there and illustrate why this place mattered to so many people. It made me want to go find some quarters and head down to the arcade myself. ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) A tense tale of faith and mystery. ‐
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 93% The Little Prince (2016) A film that everyone should be happy to show their children. ‐
Posted Aug 3, 2016
95% Little Sister (2016) Another indie film that leads me to wonder why Addison Timlin isn't a star yet. ‐
Posted Aug 1, 2016
100% Tower (2016) By focusing on the survivors of evil instead of a perpetrator of it, and by using a daring style to do so, Tower is one of the most essential films of the year. ‐
Posted Aug 1, 2016
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
78% The Master Cleanse (2015) 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
75% Beware the Slenderman (2016) 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
100% Man Underground (2016) 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 96% 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 56% For the Plasma (2014) 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