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Brian Tallerico

Brian Tallerico
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% First Reformed (2017) A film of fascinating conversations, anchored by Hawke's completely genuine performance.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) An acting exercise weighed down by costumes, make-up, and over-lighting that has a few things to say about the backbone of a great world leader but nothing you haven't really heard before.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
1.5/4 43% Suburbicon (2017) This startling misfire is a tonal disaster from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
98% The Shape of Water (2017) One of [del Toro's] deepest, most complex, most rewarding, and flat-out beautiful films.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/4 97% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) One of those truly rare films that feels both profound and grounded; inspirational without ever manipulatively trying to be so.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/4 79% Battle of the Sexes (2017) There's a better version of Battle of the Sexes that focuses even more fully on King, villainizing Riggs and his grotesque culture of sexism in a way this movie disappointingly seems scared to do.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
2/4 67% Breathe (2017) The performances and the inherent power of the true story keep it from being a complete disaster, but one hopes Serkis moves on to more challenging material with his follow-up.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
71% Downsizing (2017) Throughout Downsizing, I kept asking myself what the point of all of this was, never engaged by its hodgepodge of themes. I wish the filmmakers had asked that question too.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
3/4 95% Stronger (2017) Stronger transcends your standard inspirational drama mostly through two fantastic performances, but also in the way it understands that trauma isn't inspirational to the people who suffer it.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
3.5/4 77% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) With uniformly great performances throughout the cast and Lanthimos' stunning eye for detail and composition, this is one of the most unforgettable films of the year.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
4/4 97% The Florida Project (2017) A film of small notes that combine to form something major, the kind of movie that sneaks up on you and sticks with you‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/4 22% The Vault (2017) Ultimately, The Vault isn't silly enough to be horrendously memorable or tense enough to be effective as the genre exercise it could have been. It falls into that underdeveloped gap in the middle.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1/4 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) A movie that lacks the energy, wit and heart of its predecessor and is the kind of project that probably never should have happened.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1.5/4 52% England Is Mine (2017) For the majority, Lowden feels restrained by a director who has a very specific, flat vision of a musical legend.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
1/4 40% Death Note (2017) The ending will have you switching off your Netflix app in disgust. If you don't die from boredom before you get there.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) An elegant reminder that we can never forget what life during wartime does to the human soul.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2/4 59% What Happened to Monday (2017) Wirkola stages a few excellent set pieces and Rapace is fantastic, but the general lack of entertainment value has to be considered disappointing given the potential of the entire piece.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
1.5/4 0% Naked (2017) Tiddes never leans into the insanity of his concept in a way that makes it work. Believe it or not, it's too boring.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/4 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Has echoes of the original film, and works more with mood and less with cheap scares than either Annabelle or The Conjuring 2, resulting in a truly effective genre flick.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/4 88% Good Time (2017) Good Time is a movie that can't sit still, and I mean that in the best possible way. There's a palpable sense of anxiety and panic that comes through in every heated frame.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/4 87% 68 Kill (2017) The kind of piece that needs to move 100MPH from first scene to last for you to overlook its flaws. It slows down for too long to recommend the ride.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 91% Icarus (2017) An imperfect film ... but the pacing of the final 3/4s of Icarus is remarkable, as we watch a man's life and safety circle the drain.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
1.5/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) More forgettable than loathsome, the kind of movie that occasionally rubs salt in your wounds by reminding you what could have been, but mostly just dissipates from memory as it's playing.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2.5/4 78% Brigsby Bear (2017) It often feels as if Brigsby Bear has such an 'unusual' concept that the creators were then scared to lean into it, making everything about its delivery feel like it's designed to soften the sharp edges and lighten its darker tones.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) A shockingly memorable movie, the kind that gets better as you dissect and discuss how much it does right after the lights have gone up.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3/4 99% City of Ghosts (2017) A worthwhile examination of the importance of an institution currently under siege around the world: journalism.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) Feels both influenced by the modern era of self-aware, pop-culture filmmaking and charmingly old-fashioned at the same time, which is only one of its minor miracles.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2.5/4 89% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) It has the feel of a late-night conversation at a college party, full of good ideas but lacking focus.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
1/4 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) So much incoherent noise that you'll want to bang your head on the seat in front of you just to get some rest.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
3/4 95% Night School (2017) Cohn merely chronicles three unforgettable people, the kind who are imminently easy to root for, and allows us to realize that they're not that different from us or the legions like them trying to better themselves.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
90% You Don't Know Jack (2010) Ultimately, there's little wrong with You Don't Know Jack and the performances alone make it worth seeing, but it's a good film that never quite rises to great. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3.5/4 89% It Comes At Night (2017) There are no zombies in the streets, boogeymen in the basement or witches in the woods -- and yet it is one of the most terrifying films in years.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine (2017) For a documentary about form-breaking artists, the film is surprisingly straightforward.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 90% Raising Bertie (2017) There are times when Raising Bertie can seem a bit too unfocused, but it's a project that always feels worthwhile for the opportunity it provides to expand an often-narrow view of the country.‐
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2/4 54% War Machine (2017) A film that veers wildly from war movie to character drama to satire to history piece to a blended gray of nothing.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/4 72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) The 135-minute film suffers from being too long and sometimes bizarrely constructed, but it's the kind of solid true story we've come to expect from an HBO Original Film.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/4 100% Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017) Director Erin Lee Carr has an incredible ability to answer the questions as they arise to the viewer.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
1.5/4 51% The Dinner (2017) A meal that just doesn't leave you feeling full in any way.‐
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The rare Hollywood CGI orgy that doesn't take itself deadly seriously-like the current plague of superhero movies-and wants to be as purely entertaining as possible.‐
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
3/4 82% Casting JonBenét (2017) Whereas crime docs typically seek to offer everything that is known about a crime, Casting JonBenet proves how little we will ever understand about that night.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
1.5/4 47% Sand Castle (2017) Offers too little to the War is Hell genre to be noteworthy.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/4 66% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) Nothing feels invested in long enough to register because the narrative is constantly jumping around, almost as if it's scared there's not enough story here to carry a film.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2.5/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The Fate of the Furious distinctly drops the level of quality in this series for the first time this decade.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2/4 48% The Ticket (2017) An Icarus tale without the feeling of flight or the sensation of burning.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 16% Mine (2017) Every time that Mine threatens to come apart under its own pretensions (which is relatively often), Hammer does something subtle and believable to ground it.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/4 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) A beautiful, captivating piece of work that gets off to kind of a rocky start but achieves remarkable momentum toward an emotional, powerful ending.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
1.5/4 43% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) A film that is simultaneously too much and nothing at all because it's jumping around so much narratively.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3.5/4 96% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) After the Storm is one of our best filmmaker's best films.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
67% The Price (2017) Dara Ju doesn't feel groundbreaking, but it feels lived-in and genuine.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
No Score Yet A Critically Endangered Species (2017) A film that only serves as a reminder that Lena Olin can still deliver a fantastic performance, even if it's buried in a piece of overwritten nonsense.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017