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Brian Webster

Brian Webster
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
43/100 24%

Caligula (1979)

"Simply a curiosity, a laughable relic of a failed effort to bring explicit sex movies to the masses." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 23, 2007
60/100 51%

30 Days of Night (2007)

"Let's call this one 'Vampire Movies for Dummies', complete with our hero (John Hartnett) having the job of solemnly stating the obvious as a pseudo narrator." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 22, 2007
83/100 73%

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

"Has numerous levels that go far beyond a whodunit, asking us to look at familial ties, gender roles and relations, and the interactions of military and civilian worlds." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 21, 2007
86/100 72%

Lust, Caution (2007)

"You'd be hard pressed to find a movie that's sexier, or sadder. It's a tragic film that's highly successful as both a wartime thriller and a tale of doomed love" ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 20, 2007
61/100 29%

The Game Plan (2007)

"Neither perceptive nor authentic, it lacks genuine humour and shows what an overwritten and under-funny script, put in the hands of immature actors, can produce." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 20, 2007
68/100 23%

Home of the Brave (2006)

"Shows some significant strengths but ultimately misses the mark due to incompletely developed characters and hesitation to hit home as hard as the subject matter justifies." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 20, 2007
52/100 No Score Yet

Kaw (2007)

"Flops because it lacks true tension and certainly can't keep up with the shock value of its gore-filled horror contemporaries." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 20, 2007
76/100 67%

Casshern (2004)

"Its pessimistic view of the future is as old hat as the superhero premise, but the way it looks most certainly is not. Style over substance? Certainly. But what style!" ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 20, 2007
73/100 64%

Reign Over Me (2007)

"Like the characters populating it, this film leaves us with a sense that something is missing, but it's still smart, compelling, offbeat, and worth seeing." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 16, 2007
80/100 85%

The Hoax (2007)

"Both an enjoyable call-back to the early '70s and a well-acted film that gives Richard Gere a chance to fully exhibit his acting skills." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 16, 2007
72/100 29%

The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

"There are enough really funny scenes to more than make up for the obnoxiousness and humourless stretches. Not exactly the ringing endorsement you'd hope for." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 11, 2007
62/100 14%

The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)

"Just another supernatural time travel movie that lacks passion and seemingly evaporates even as you watch." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 11, 2007
82/100 47%

Rendition (2007)

"Works both as a tense thriller (complete with a skilfully handled time twist), and as an urgent warning about the track the world is currently on." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 11, 2007
74/100 94%

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

"The story includes too many twists, resulting in a sense of contrivance by film's end. Yet this is still a decent, serious film that's capably directed and very nicely acted." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 9, 2007
34/100 No Score Yet

My Bad Dad (2007)

"The biggest problem with this film is that Mack Polhemus lined up members of his family to play most of the key roles. And, frankly, they can't act." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 6, 2007
80/100 86%

The Jungle Book (1967)

"Reflects a conservative, imperialist, 'don't mix the races/species' worldview. Yet it's also about friendship and truthfulness, and it's just plain fun." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 3, 2007
81/100 65%

Jindabyne (2006)

"While it's most certainly not light viewing, and it's entirely devoid of 'Hollywood moments', this is a fine, intelligent, troubling film." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Oct 3, 2007
88/100 88%

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire (2005)

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Posted Sep 29, 2007
65/100 37%

Sydney White (2007)

"Sydney White isn't incompetently made. It's not even particularly offensive. It's just very, very uninspired and almost instantly forgettable." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 26, 2007
76/100 51%

The Kingdom (2007)

"Once the shooting goes quiet it reminds us of the futility of all the violence and hate. But only after our heroes have bagged themselves a goodly number of terrorist scum." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 25, 2007
42/100 5%

Good Luck Chuck (2007)

"I'm tempted to suggest it was made for 13-year-old boys, but I remember being 13, and I'd have been offended if anyone had suggested movies this awful were made for me." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 25, 2007
62/100 22%

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

"Everything about this competently made but utterly hollow movie is exactly what you'd expect, even if you haven't seen either of its predecessors." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 24, 2007
54/100 No Score Yet

I Witness (2003)

"Verging on 'so bad it's fun to watch' territory, I Witness doesn't quite make it there either." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 23, 2007
72/100 75%

Black Book (2007)

"Its failings are substantial, yet the fact that it's overblown and incredible doesn't entirely outweigh the fact that it's also exciting, fascinating, sexy, and thrilling." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 22, 2007
76/100 No Score Yet

Noksaek uija (Green Chair) (2005)

"Punctuated by numerous graphic - and highly erotic - sex scenes, Green Chair is an unusual and ultimately convincing love story." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 22, 2007
88/100 55%

Shake Hands with the Devil (2010)

"Beautifully filmed, brutally frank, and forceful in its political message - in support of active peacekeeping - this is a powerful film that's not to be missed." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 22, 2007
72/100 50%

Cruising (1980)

"Was it insensitive to make this film when it stood to represent the gay subculture to mainstream America? Yes. Is it a great film? No. But it is a fascinating relic." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 20, 2007
71/100 No Score Yet


"Will this be a memorable series people talk about 25 years later? Hardly likely." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2007
76/100 60%

Gracie (2007)

"In addition to Carly Schroeder's performance, the highlights are its honesty, willingness to show real family struggles, and the gradual way Gracie achieves success." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2007
73/100 49%

We Are Marshall (2006)

"A sentimental, simplistically inspiring movie that leans heavily on Matthew McConaughey's substantial energy and charisma for its success." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2007
66/100 64%

Selena (1997)

"A well-meaning but bland and shallow salute to Selena." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2007
78/100 53%

The Hunting Party (2007)

"Immersed in cynicism and dark humour, this movie wins us over early on and then holds our attention with a compelling story and a trio of interesting central characters." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2007
65/100 43%

The Brave One (2007)

"The Brave One might have been honest, perceptive, and troubling. Instead, it becomes aimless revenge porn." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 14, 2007
65/100 50%

Hatchet (2006)

"It's spirited, totally exploitative, entirely forgettable high body count slasher movie fun, and it sure ain't pretending to be quality cinema." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 10, 2007
76/100 55%

I'm Reed Fish (2007)

"Standard romantic comedy, but it's done so nicely, and is sufficiently spiced up by an unusual what-am-I-really-watching? storytelling device, that it rises above its genre." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 10, 2007
63/100 17%

Georgia Rule (2007)

"Rarely awful, Garry Marshall's films consistently exhibit a veneer of banality, and Georgia Rule is no exception." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 9, 2007
63/100 73%

From Beyond (1986)

"Has little to offer other than laughs at its campiness, and a reminder of how low budget filmmaking by those with higher aspirations looked, back in the day." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 8, 2007
77/100 89%

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

"Exciting, looks great, and even with the heavy emphasis on gunplay and action, it's well acted, especially by Christian Bale." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 7, 2007
61/100 No Score Yet

Bordertown (2008)

"The biggest weakness of Bordertown is its heavy-handed over-simplification of complex political and economic issues. That and Jennifer Lopez's massive ego." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2007
69/100 13%

Mr. Woodcock (2007)

"While often both funny and perceptive, it's less than memorable, and a weak ending reduces it to more of a time-filler than a movie that's truly worthwhile." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2007
42/100 No Score Yet


"The film looks professional and has a relatively big-name star in Gillian Anderson, but the screenplay - written by director Dan Reed - doesn't make a single bit of sense." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 4, 2007
42/100 40%

Straightheads (Closure) (2007)

"The film looks professional and has a relatively big-name star in Gillian Anderson, but the screenplay - written by director Dan Reed - doesn't make a single bit of sense." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 4, 2007
64/100 31%

Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

"There are fragments of good comedy packed amidst the many forgettable scenes that you've seen a dozen times before in a dozen other forgettable comedies" ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 4, 2007
80/100 90%

What She Knew (2006)

"Filled with emotional pain, it's a perceptive, truthful film interested not in passing judgement, but rather in exploring the truth about relationships, pregnancy and life." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 3, 2007
42/100 20%

Death Sentence (2007)

"Brutal, senseless, depraved %u2013 but most of all, dumber than dumb - Death Sentence most certainly is complete and total flapdoodle." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 2, 2007
70/100 48%

Wind Chill (2007)

"After a great set-up, we're left stranded by the side of the road, wishing the filmmakers had come up with a conclusion at least somewhere close to as good." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Sep 1, 2007
63/100 No Score Yet

The Death and Life of Bobby Z (1982)

"Filled with head scratchingly dumb twists and cornball dialogue, this is not exactly a brilliant film. Yet it's got a slick look and at least a few passable action scenes." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 31, 2007
65/100 50%

Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (2007)

"As the film progresses, it becomes increasingly bold in taking sides, while all the time pretending to be unbiased." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 31, 2007
61/100 34%

The Nanny Diaries (2007)

"A miserable little film that wastes good acting talent by handing them a screenplay that misses the mark big-time." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 30, 2007
90/100 89%

Eastern Promises (2007)

"Taut, smart and brutal, without a single extraneous moment, this is a breathtakingly powerful meditation on good, evil, and the complexity of modern societies." ‐Apollo Guide
Posted Aug 30, 2007
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