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Brian Tallerico

Brian Tallerico
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 95% 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 86% 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 89% 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 55% 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 81% 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 80% 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% Dara Ju (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
No Score Yet Daphne (2017) Quickly develops into something pretty remarkable, thanks mostly to the stunning performance at its center.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) May have worked better as an installment of a horror anthology series, but it's certainly engaging and should keep you asking questions.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
80% Us and Them (2017) Roth continues to anchor the film and Martin has style to spare, but this is one of those projects that most of all makes you excited for what its star and director will do next.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
No Score Yet Madre (2016) It's anchored by a phenomenal performance, and it's creepy and disturbing enough to provoke a response.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
80% La Barracuda (2017) A smart, tense movie with two great performances at its center.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
58% Small Crimes (2017) Small Crimes feels slight at times, but it's certainly entertaining.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Lucky (2017) A beautiful showcase for the 90-year-old Harry Dean Stanton, giving one of the best performances of his remarkable career.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/4 100% Cries From Syria (2017) It should be required viewing for everyone in a position of power worldwide, especially those who would choose to enable genocide and stigmatize those who flee it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/4 100% Uncertain (2017) A fantastic piece of observational filmmaking about a small town on the edge of Texas and three of the men who live there.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet The Institute (2017) Every once in a while, something will rise to the surface-an acting choice by the talented cast, a line of dialogue, an interesting theme-but it's not often enough to justify the film's many missteps.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Logan is the rare blockbuster that could be a game-changer. It will certainly change the way we look at other superhero movies and how history judges the entire MCU and DC Universe of films.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/4 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Just when you thought the zombie genre was out of ideas, along comes Colm McCarthy's smart and engaging The Girl with All the Gifts, a film with echoes of George A. Romero, Danny Boyle, and Robert Kirkman.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
2/4 32% In Dubious Battle (2017) In Dubious Battle is monotonous in its messaging, working only when it allows itself to be a character piece less tied to Having Something to Say.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/4 33% Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017) Trumped plays way too much like a highlight reel from the last year, offering not nearly enough insight into the questions surrounding Trump's campaign and now-presidency.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
.5/4 No Score Yet American Violence (2017) American Violence seems defiantly unconcerned with addressing the actual issues at play, delivering a generic crime thriller instead.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/4 13% Get the Girl (2017) The film never feels honestly menacing, or gritty enough to have actual tension.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
70% Manifesto (2017) The film's necessary linearity destroys that aspect of the installation, cutting back and forth between the various characters and feeling far more like a lecture than an experience.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
60% Newness (2017) It's grating in its alternate simplicity and pretensions, and the big fights between the two leads ring completely false.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Palmer and Shortland keep audiences on the edge of their seat for a bit too long (there's a tighter version within this nearly two-hour one) but this is still a confident, interesting thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Unforgettable on every level, the kind of film that has the power to move and inspire.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Columbus (2017) A film with precise lines that captures very imprecise human emotions.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Thoroughbred (2017) A razor-sharp horror/satire that plays like an update of Heavenly Creatures for the era of the Kardashians.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
79% Beach Rats (2017) A drama with a strong lead performance and even stronger sense of place.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
58% Crown Heights (2017) Pushing through all of these negative elements is Stanfield's performance, finding honesty whenever he can. I just wish the movie around him was anywhere near as good.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
85% Burning Sands (2017) Gerard McMurray's drama has more ambition than last year's hazing drama [Goat], as well as interesting racial undertones that the other film did not.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
84% Band Aid (2017) Band Aid may be slight, a bit stagey and not too visually striking, but it's also heartfelt, funny, and straight-up enjoyable.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
67% Bushwick (2017) Sadly, the single-shot gimmick produces almost nothing of interest after that opening scene. The opportunity for forced perspective feels wasted and the movie becomes a trudging slog from first scene to last.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017