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Bryan Bishop

Bryan Bishop
Bryan Bishop's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Verge

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Suspiria (2018) he result is unlikely to be as influential as Argento's movie, and it will test some viewers' patience, but it's still a bold, hypnotic work, an example of the richness that today's generation of filmmakers are bringing to the horror genre.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
30% Venom (2018) It's a train wreck of a movie, mixing and matching wildly dissonant tones, bizarre plot contrivances, and a truly unique lead performance.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
84% Destroyer (2018) It's yet another sign that we need more Karyn Kusama films in the world, whether big or small.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
88% First Man (2018) It's an epic, ambitious film, but it ends just shy of true greatness.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
80% Halloween (2018) It ultimately feels like a decent movie that could have been a very good movie, if only Green had been able to modulate his tone more effectively.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) It's valid to ask whether a movie needs to be made a fourth time, but Cooper's fantastic, emotional film demonstrates how execution, style, and a modern point of view can make even the most familiar story fresh again.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) The film jumps around between so many characters that it's almost impossible to feel any real tension, much less emotional investment.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Sure enough, the film gets things off to a fun and surprising start... Then there's the rest of the movie.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) Christopher Robin doesn't just use nostalgia as a salve; it uses it as a way to mourn things that we've lost in our lives and as a way to unpack how our actions can hurt those around us.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's filled with gasp-inducing motorcycle chases, kinetic car sequences, and bruising, brutal combat.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Throughout [director J.A. Bayona's] career, he's excelled at building tension and creating atmospheric unease... But all too often, the script hinders the impact.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Once Solo gets cooking, it's as cohesive as Star Wars gets, and ultimately, that comes down to the script.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool proved that audiences were hungry for a superhero as self-aware as they are; Deadpool 2 proves that character can actually ground an ensemble.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
79% Don't Leave Home (2018) Don't Leave Home is moody and atmospheric, an arthouse horror film that has the patience to slowly roll out its story without worrying about jump-scares or big plot reveals.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
39% Anon (2018) It's an amiable thriller that will definitely account for an enjoyable couple of hours in the lives of Netflix subscribers, though it likely won't leave the same impact as Niccol's best work.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It pays off the emotional investment movie audiences have been making in these characters for years, sometimes in genuinely heart-wrenching ways.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) It's gripping, funny, and full of spectacle, but it also feels like a turning point, one where the studio has finally recognized that its movies can be about more than just selling the next installment.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
67% Summer of '84 (2018) The film is a well-intentioned throwback... But that can't stop the movie from feeling like a rehash of a rehash, a story covering ground that's already been reimagined in a much more effective way.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) The movie is engrossing, with Sevigny delivering a fierce performance that inspires empathy in spite of -- or perhaps because of -- the awful things the audience knows Lizzie will eventually do.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
63% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) ... it does hold together thematically, making for an awkward but workable landing.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The single-location thriller conceit can often end up playing like a low-budget gimmick rather than a creative choice, but [director Gustav] Möller uses it to create a film that feels taut and claustrophobic.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
89% The Cleaners (2018) None of the ideas expressed by the interview subjects in the film are necessarily new, but they're laid out in a way that are easily accessible no matter what level of technical expertise that audience has.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
93% Searching (2018) Search is shockingly effective, not just in creating a sense of constant, palpable tension, but also in the way it pulls off authentic, effective emotional beats.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A film about games that doesn't understand them, with lowest-common-denominator gags in place of inventive humor or sly observations.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
26% Bright (2017) Bright is a series of disconnected action vignettes that work as standalone sequences, but don't hang together in any kind of meaningful way.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
92% Thelma (2017) Just as a plot summary, Thelma reads like an X-Men spinoff or superhero origin story. But it's about as far away from those kind of blockbusters as you can get.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A film that's simply a joy to watch, with a personality that's wholly its own.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
79% Realive (2017) It turns out that the idea of a man coming back from the dead isn't necessarily enough to support a film on its own, heavy-handed references to Lazarus or not. Neither is an abundance of sleek future-tech.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) We've grown so used to lowest-common-denominator blockbuster cinema that it's almost shocking to watch a big science fiction movie, featuring these kinds of stars, swinging for the fences in this way.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
40% Mary Shelley (2018) Mary Shelley never soars the way the film so clearly wants to, though. It's hard to invest in the movie's core relationship when it becomes clear just what an uncompromising and unsympathetic figure Percy Shelley is.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) James Franco pulls off what Tommy Wiseau only dreamed of.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
69% mother! (2017) If the sole purpose of art is to create an emotional response, Mother! is a masterpiece.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is tremendous fun, and Sorkin threads together the storylines and themes with ease. ‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) It's a scattered film, making too many vital points at once. By neglecting to bring them together into one single story, Clooney undercuts them all.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
59% What Happened to Monday (2017) . . .while it starts strong, What Happened to Monday eventually falls victim to one of the most common movie foibles of all.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
87% It Comes At Night (2017) It's beautiful and harrowing, and undoubtedly an accomplishment, but it ultimately feels like Shults can't decide what he wants to say.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
67% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant is the best we can hope for. That said, I'd like to think that Scott has one more truly great Alien movie left in him somewhere. Maybe we'll get it next time.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Compared to its predecessor, Guardians 2 has a hollow emotional core, and the plotting feels clumsy. This movie doesn't have any real purpose, even as a bridge to other chapters in the Marvel story.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Gray's prosaic style robs Fate of the Furious of any real sense of self-awareness or humor, which could never be said about Lin or Wan's installments.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is exhilarating, fantastically entertaining, and mildly frustrating, all at the same time. Wright's directorial execution has never been better, and he's able to construct chase sequences that put the Fast and Furious series to shame.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) By underestimating its audience, the movie loses what magic it does have, becoming a shiny bauble whose noble intent is left utterly inert.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) More than anything else, it's the back and forth between Palmer and Riemelt that makes the film worth watching.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
90% Marjorie Prime (2017) Marjorie Prime is superbly acted, and it's certainly interesting. Hamm strikes a wonderful balance as a talking re-creation that feels almost human, and the rest of the cast is equally nuanced.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
36% Trumped: Inside the Greatest Political Upset of All Time (2017) Trumped is simply too rushed - and too disinterested in actually stirring the pot - to add anything to the conversation.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
71% XX (2017) It's at turns terrifying, hilarious, and uneven, but succeeds in doing its most important job: showing off a range of distinct directorial voices.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
76% Split (2017) The results aren't flawless, but Split is nevertheless a tense, exciting thriller anchored by a stunning performance by James McAvoy. And it may just restore Shyamalan fans' belief in the power of the twist ending.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The good news is that Star Wars fans will never want again... but the movies themselves may have gotten a little less special as a result.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
89% Doctor Strange (2016) Perhaps it's just that there's a little too much Marvel Studios in Doctor Strange, when the strongest thing about the film are the filmmakers hired to bring it to life.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) There's no question that Deepwater Horizon delivers thrills, but you may feel awfully empty afterward.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
35% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch is at its best when it's honoring what has come before.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016