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Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson
Brian Thompson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Young Folks

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 34% Shock and Awe (2018) This isn't a subtle movie, and it feels the compulsory need to walk its viewers through even the most basic ideological building blocks.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/10 27% Bleeding Steel (2018) Through its bonkers setup alone, Bleeding Steel feels like a cocaine-fueled fever dream. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
5/10 63% Rock In The Red Zone (2015) Unfortunately, Rock in the Red Zone could have benefited from a significantly more focused hand. It gets easily distracted and periodically forgets altogether about the band at its center.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
5/10 45% The Yellow Birds (2018) The Yellow Birds does make the most of a murky river or a smoldering battleground, but there is little depth behind its reliable imagery.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
6/10 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Here, the door is flung wide open, leaving almost nothing to the imagination.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/10 51% Superfly (2018) An insufferably goofy piece of storytelling, yet it lacks any of its predecessor's campy charm.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
7/10 88% Zoo (2018) Although the film has much to learn in the ways of subtlety and restraint, Zoo has effectively turned the ghastly backdrop of World War II into a fitting setting for a heartwarming, family-friendly film. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
7/10 100% Hal (2018) Hal is a loving tribute to a filmmaker who rarely gets the attention he deserves. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
7/10 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Pope Francis - A Man of His Word places its focus on the man himself, rather than the spiritual domain he presides over.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
5/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) Even if we give On Chesil Beach the thematic benefit of the doubt that is a brilliant exercise in extreme subtlety, Cooke seriously botches the landing.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
96% Bodied (2017) With spastic camera movements, violent smash cuts, and extreme close-ups, Bodied is dripping with vibrant visual style.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
8/10 92% Revenge (2018) Finding beauty in brutality, Revenge takes risks, and not only in its grotesque subject matter. The film has unmatched aesthetic ambitions, as waves of vibrant, hyper-stylized sounds and colors elevate the relentless bloodbath.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
8/10 100% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The film is an impressive tonal balancing act that gives equal attention to both its rapid, frantic thriller and its intimate, opaque character study. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
7/10 100% Liyana (2017) Though Liyana often feels more like an exercise in storytelling than a complete narrative, it is heartwarming to see the kids light up as they work together to create art out of their hardship.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
8/10 100% Support the Girls (2018) Who would have thought that such an effective working-class satire would also have some of the most clever body humor we've seen this year?‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
7/10 94% RBG (2018) Filled with pomp and energy, RBG is a crowd-pleaser. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
5/10 92% Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) It's at times a heart-warming tale and it certainly comes from a place of ethical accountability, but Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story barely skims the surface of its subject matter. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
8/10 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) It operates on a different level, one that values the transformation over any kind of tangible reward.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
5/10 66% Come Sunday (2018) Come Sunday's faults could perhaps be overlooked if it put in the legwork of examining the implications of its core themes. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/10 46% Marrowbone (2018) Often bogged down with barely-remembered subplots, Marrowbone would have benefited from a minimalist eye. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
8/10 90% Big Fish & Begonia (2018) Big Fish & Begonia brilliantly utilizes its elaborate medium to craft a story with no shortage of spiritual and emotional resonance.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/10 47% The Miracle Season (2018) This is a glowing example of everything wrong with formulaic sports flicks.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/10 29% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Sherlock Gnomes is all but insufferable for any viewer old enough to differentiate between breezy popcorn entertainment and a flagrant cash grab.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/10 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) It's rare to see a story this stirring told by a filmmaker so tone deaf as to what its most compelling aspects are. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
8/10 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) While its shtick runs out a bit sooner than its runtime does, The Death of Stalin milks the sick irony of its setting for all it's worth. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
7/10 100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Its tale is an undeniably endearing one.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
8/10 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Loveless can't be simply taken at face value, a mere marital drama steeped in dysfunction. Andrey Zvyagintsev is a Russian filmmaker, with seemingly equal emphasis placed on each word. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
7/10 60% Entanglement (2018) When the smoke clears and it has made its jabs at other films of its ilk, this is a charming, clever depiction of mental instability.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
7/10 84% The Final Year (2018) The Final Year isn't going to convince anyone who is firmly planted on the opposite side of the aisle, but undoubtedly it will stir those who uphold the views defended by Power, Rhodes, and Kerry.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
8/10 98% In Between (2018) Aided by Itay Gross's intimate cinematography, Hamoud brings a vibrant energy and an unshaken confidence to this tale that we rarely see from a first-time director.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
6/10 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) There are unsettling images within the film that are sure to stand out in the minds of its viewers - particularly the more squeamish ones - but the tale they are wrapped up in is far too murky to earn any genuine resonance.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
6/10 59% Kaleidoscope (2017) Although the film banks on its graceful, precise symmetry, it lacks the grasp on the humanity required to give its tale any genuine resonance.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
6/10 71% Ferdinand (2017) Ferdinand has moments of genuine laughs, boasting both sustained comedy set pieces and jokes that are meant to keep the parents occupied.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
8/10 100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) Even the film's missteps - which are few and far between - only add to its lasting charm. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/10 45% The Star (2017) While it is harmless enough and sure to pacify viewers under the age of six, The Star serves as the finale of this month's forgettable holiday-themed movie trilogy (following A Bad Moms Christmas and Daddy's Home 2).‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
7/10 92% Princess Cyd (2017) While it certainly loses steam when it stretches its reach toward something grander, Princess Cyd is at its best when it focuses on the guileless intricacies of the human personality.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
8/10 99% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country builds upon a lingering sense of earned romance, rather than an attraction based on convenience, which is sadly too often the case with queer cinema. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
7/10 90% Pop Aye (2017) Kirsten Tan circumnavigates our expectations of the subgenre, largely due to the fact that her creature is much more of a catalyst than it ever is the film's sole focus. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
8/10 98% Lucky (2017) Director John Carroll Lynch isn't reinventing the cinematic wheel, but he has a precise vision for his directorial debut, and he hits nearly every benchmark he's set for himself. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
5/10 59% Jungle (2017) Jungle can never decide if it wants to go full Disney or veer hard into the grisly nature of its tale, and it isn't willing to do the legwork necessary to connect its two minds. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
4/10 34% American Assassin (2017) Weaving a tapestry of overused action thriller scenarios without even the courtesy of a slight variation, American Assassin is forgettable, even by the standards of the genre.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
8/10 93% School Life (2017) School Life remains endearingly naturalistic from start to finish, shying away from any of the cloying gimmicks documentaries too often cling to.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
8/10 85% Beach Rats (2017) Beach Rats is not a movie that feels the need to explain itself. Rather, it is a remarkable window into the life of an aimless teen who is trying to make sense of an irrational world.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
5/10 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) The movie makes the most of what it has, which, as it turns out, isn't an awful lot.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/10 63% Shot Caller (2017) Shot Caller is a paycheck for several performers who should know better, nothing more.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/10 33% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) [Only Living Boy] is a movie about insufferable people who don't even have the courtesy to be interesting.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/10 37% Kidnap (2017) This is a garbage movie that might be offensive if it were any more memorable.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
8/10 88% Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017) Countless punk fans will see this movie as a religious experience, and those unfamiliar with the genre with be compelled to make the trip to their local record store for further education.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
7/10 74% Amnesia (2017) There is something unnervingly human about Amnesia.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
8/10 100% Chasing Coral (2017) This cautionary tale is far more grand than coral, and once we realize as much, perhaps we can reverse the consequences before it is too late.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017