Dwight Brown

Dwight Brown
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T-Meter Title | Year
58% Aladdin (2019) The film is not absolutely dreadful. It's just not original or fascinating which is not a punishable offense in most states. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
87% Halston (2019) Halston thoughtfully captures both a meteoric rise and a dramatic fall to earth. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The action in this crazed ode to human destruction, whether it's on horseback or motorcycles or in a hotel or souk, is some of the most mind-boggling and kinetic that's ever been displayed on-screen. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 100% Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Refreshing and a complete joy to watch in this day and age of hate mongering. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.4/4 57% The Quiet One (2019) [Bill] Wyman is a quiet treasure and so is this doc. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 75% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) A visual and audio retrospective that sticks with you. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/4 100% The Kill Team (2019) Edited down to 87 minutes, the footage is never attractive, the performances are only decent and the emotion never runs deep. Still, this film tells a powerful story. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 80% Crown Vic (2019) [Thomas] Jane is the glue and mortar. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/4 100% After Parkland (2019) Expert technique and sensitive filming by directors Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman make this an Oscar-caliber documentary. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 93% What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019) It's like [Muhammad Ali] reaching back from the grave to remind us how brash and brave he was. Illuminating. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 100% Skin (2019) Watching human garbage turn into human beings can be extremely gratifying. Excellent. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet Roads (2019) Actor turned director and writer Sebastian Schipper examines immigration with this vibrant road movie. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet A Kid From Coney Island (2019) Under the prying eye of doc directors Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, viewers watch a very talented man withstand the death of a parent, depression, a career that stalls and a surprisingly spiritual path to redemption. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 100% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) Documentarian Matt Wolf handpicks clips, adds in the essence of [Marion] Stokes' personality and interviews witnesses to her hobby. He creates a thought-provoking look at the upheavals, controversies and conflicts that have shaped this country. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/4 33% Only (2019) Can't say [Takashi] Dosher is an accomplished filmmaker-yet, but this movie hits a nerve. Also, coming from a male director there is a misogynist undertone that just doesn't feel right. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 83% Lil' Buck: Real Swan (2019) Director Louis Wallecan doesn't miss one step. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019) Showing admiration for reggae musicians from the '70s and '80s is this very inspiring doc's goal. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
1.5/4 40% Gully (2019) Music video director Nabil Elderkin steps into the deep end of feature filmmaking and flounders. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 No Score Yet Devil's Pie - D'Angelo (2019) Thank documentarian Carina Bijlsma for the candid glimpse at a musical innovator who should be called a genius. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 100% Burning Cane (2019) [Phillip] Youmans' premise and maturity go well beyond his years. He puts his characters in an angst that hovers over the entire production. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 100% The Apollo (2019) Rarely has a history lesson been so damn entertaining. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/4 100% 17 Blocks (2019) The soul of a young man gets an enduring legacy thanks to the power of film. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
30% The Intruder (2019) This formulaic suspense/thriller with its toxic mix of obsession, anger and fear covers no new ground. What could happen that you haven't seen before? Not much. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
89% Non-Fiction (2019) Similar to his last film, Personal Shopper, Non-Fiction isn't awful. It's just aloof, sterile and unimpressive. Audiences and fans looking for another emotionally-charged [Olivier] Assayas film will just have to wait. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame should make a lot of people happy for about three hours and one minute, solid. It's all that audiences could have possibly hoped for. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
50% Stuck (2019) The very timely subject matter is treated in the most superficial way. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
45% Little (2019) Given a premise that is novel but not new, a script that is worthy but not stellar and a location that is overused, the cast succeeds regardless. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
87% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) If you acclimate yourself to this process, you can enjoy this curious production that sometimes feels like a play, a dance performance or an elaborate opera for people who block, chop, kick and punch. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
45% Mary Magdalene (2019) The far-reaching message of love and compassion even under the worst circumstances never grows old. Even with a fresh retelling that reflects the times and humankind's current condition. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
80% Fast Color (2019) Fast Color crosses too many genres to be good in any specific one and that wreaks havoc on an audience's attention. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
94% Us (2019) Us never reaches that over-the-edge crescendo into total mayhem that scares you to death and makes a good horror film a great one. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
98% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Ash Is Purest White is captivating. More romantic/drama than crime/thriller, but all those elements fit neatly into this aching missive from China. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
91% Never Grow Old (2019) Leave it to an Irish writer/director, Ivan Kavanagh, to masterfully take a classic American film genre back to its roots. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
54% Yardie (2019) There wouldn't be a long list of "ifs," had Yardie been stripped down to its core. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Black Mother (2019) Many filmmakers are journeymen, able to work their craft. A few are artists, who, if they had a different calling, would be painters, sculptors or poets. This New York-born director fits into the latter category. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
C 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel rates a C. It's distinguished from other MCU movies by its female lead. Otherwise it is way too ordinary and middle of the pack. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Too much of this film looks like a 15-minute SNL sketch stretched into a 1hr 49min movie-warts and all. This had the potential of being the best Madea outing ever, instead it's just another middling entry. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
94% Styx (2019) The existential elements of this very contemporary rumination are obvious. Bringing the plight of refugees to the forefront is noble. It's enough to make this excursion, which piques fear, sadness and anger, haunting. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is a solid start to what could be a welcomed series of films. It takes FX to another level and teens and sci-fi fans could gladly jump on a bandwagon that features a new and iconic Latina heroine. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
45% What Men Want (2019) Girls Trip is the alpha raunchy female comedy. What Men Want is not as strong. But it grazes that high standard thanks to Taraji P. Henson's over-the-top performance. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
89% Arctic (2019) Arctic doesn't have a long-lasting impact. Without artistry and an indelible atmospheric impression, it's just another film you'll vaguely remember. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) A funny and delightful message movie that's never preachy. It's immensely clever and always sticking a finger-in-the-eye of the establishment. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
14% An Acceptable Loss (2019) If you see An Acceptable Loss in a movie theater, you might regret the money you spent on a ticket. Watch it on TV or a mobile device and you may stay totally absorbed. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
38% Glass (2019) Two hours and nine minutes roll by, and the film is about as frustrating as standing in a TSA line at the airport. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
65% Aquaman (2018) Is there anything hugely wrong with Aquaman? Not really. Is this a missed opportunity? Yes. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
67% Vice (2018) What both sides of the aisle will witness is a barrage of revealing information about politicians and events that significantly changed history-not necessarily for the better. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The directors, producers, tech crew and actors have accomplished the impossible. They've upped the animation game for everyone. What they've done may well become the new normal-and that's a high bar to hit. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
82% Ben is Back (2018) Credit a perfectly written script for the distinct personalities, subplots and twists that hold attention until there is a resolution. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
65% Tyrel (2018) In this case however, it seems like the editors should get credit for fluffing up a series of dull sequences into a head-scratching but cohesive movie. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
84% Creed II (2018) Almost single-handedly, Michael B. Jordan takes this film the distance. In gestures, attitude and a wide range of expressions, he makes Adonis far more complex than the film itself. - National Newspaper Publishers Association EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018