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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
8/10 66% Beautiful Boy (2018) One of Beautiful Boy's chief tools in emotional direction is its enthralling soundtrack. The film is often scored like a horror movie, and for Nic and David, it is.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/10 28% Night School (2018) It drags as it lingers on specific jokes for entirely too long, but there's an undeniable level of joy to the pair of Haddish and Hart that shows promise in spite of the dull, ramshackle extended sitcom pilot they are wading knee deep in.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
9/10 100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) At a scant 83 minutes, the film's most egregious sin is that there isn't more of it. Roger Mitchell could easily have made a full-length series out of this wistful gossip sesh amongst a quartet of lifelong friends who just so happen to be living legends.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
8/10 78% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) The film's motivations are in the right place, and Moore appears to be genuinely speaking from the heart, searching for long-term solutions rather than simply wallowing in pessimism.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
8/10 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Chic, sexy, and just the right amount of sleazy, A Simple Favor is a stunning thrill ride, a viciously engrossing experience that has become so rare in studio filmmaking. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
8/10 83% Four Hands (Die Vierhändige) (2018) Although the plot can sometimes veer into the preposterous and the script's twists and turns aren't nearly as unpredictable as Kienle would like to believe, Four Hands works as an entertaining exercise in genre filmmaking. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
7/10 50% MDMA (Cardinal X) (2018) Wang doesn't attempt to garner any undeserved sympathy for her younger self or over-explain her erratic behavior. She simply lays out the facts (as best she can relay them) and affords the viewer the ability to pass judgment.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
6/10 50% Cold Skin (2018) Handsomely shot and clever in isolated beats, Cold Skin is the rare monster movie that leads with its ideology, even if it eventually tips its hand prematurely.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
8/10 83% Let Me Fall (2018) Let Me Fall is a devastating portrait of sex, drugs, and psychological decay, fashioning chilling imagery that each viewer is sure to carry with them long after the credits roll.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
1/10 10% Peppermint (2018) A mishmash of misplaced scruples and corny, flash burst TV editing, it's a wonder that Peppermint was ever given a theatrical release. ‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
8/10 93% Blindspotting (2018) The result is a powerful film that the viewer will carry with them long after the credits roll, and a staunch reminder of how much conscious work we must all do to overcome the implicit bias of our surroundings.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
5/10 54% The Bookshop (2018) Sweet and meager, perhaps the film would make for pleasant addition to a rainy afternoon, but it fundamentally feels like a sentimental series of missed opportunities.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
8/10 93% Searching (2018) Thematically relevant and persistently moving the form forward, Searching is an emotional roller coaster, taking a familiar premise and invigorating it along with biting commentary on viral video culture.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
9/10 90% We the Animals (2018) We the Animals is a quiet, lyrical movie, approached with the attentive eye of a documentarian.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
8/10 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) A stimulating ride that is sure to please young women who spend their days at the skatepark and encourage others to give it a shot.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
8/10 75% Never Goin' Back (2018) Even through its wacky circumstances, the film captures the myriad cocktail of teenage emotion with a expressly sympathetic and keenly observant eye. ‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
7/10 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The Spy Who Dumped Me offers viewers everything they could want from a summer popcorn flick.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
7/10 100% Rock Rubber 45s (2018) As a filmmaker, Bobbito García continues to flaunt his superb abilities as a trend-setter.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
7/10 45% Generation Wealth (2018) Generation Wealth dives beneath the surface in its - pointed, albeit frequently shallow - examination of the superficiality of overindulgence, becoming a group therapy session we could all benefit from witnessing.‐ The Young Folks
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
6/10 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Even as the breezy romp that it aims to be, the film only works in isolated beats. When it eventually makes its way to streaming services, fans can skip around to their favorite songs and ignore the needlessly melodramatic bits in between.‐ Film Threat
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
4/10 28% 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 24% 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 44% 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 48% 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 49% 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 92% 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 85% 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 68% 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
90% Bodied (2018) 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 (2018) 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 92% 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 93% 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 86% 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 63% 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 50% 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 27% 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 94% 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 58% 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