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Matt Brunson

Matt Brunson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"The sort of understated, under-the-radar drama that can use all the help it can get to stand out in an increasingly overcrowded marketplace." Creative Loafing
Posted Dec 5, 2016
2.5/4 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"While the foul language, misanthropic attitude, and cynical performances still come into focus, even squinting might not pick up much in the way of the first film's clever plotting, genuine wit, and sneaky subversive streak running throughout." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 27, 2016
2.5/4 56%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"Viewers who can get on the film's wavelength will find much to enjoy, but there's no denying the picture is slight in the extreme." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 27, 2016
3/4 96%

Moana (2016)

"Better than Finding Dory but not quite reaching the level of Zootopia, the latest Disney animated effort of 2016 adheres pretty much to the formula we've come to expect in recent years from the storied studio. " Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 27, 2016
3/4 60%

Allied (2016)

"An elegant and understated movie for adults, one that's as unfussy as it is engaging." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 27, 2016
3.5/4 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Woody Harrelson provides the humor, the teens provide the heart, and writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig provides one of the season's must-see movies." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 19, 2016
3/4 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"It's tempting to warily eye this film and see nothing more than a blatant cash-grab ... But it eventually hits its stride, and the end result proves to be a welcome addition to the fantasy field." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 19, 2016
4/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"A motion picture that turns out to be far more focused on humanity than on otherworldly visitors, it's a transcendent viewing experience that gets under the skin and into the heart. As a bonus, it's also the right movie at the right time." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 12, 2016
3/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Black lives matter in the quiet, contemplative Moonlight, but let's not stop there." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 12, 2016
2.5/4 91%

Doctor Strange (2016)

"Rote storytelling and pesky politics aside, the film does offer its rewards, particularly in Cumberbatch's fine performance, some twisty visuals (many cribbed from Inception), and the occasional dabs of gentle humor." Creative Loafing
Posted Nov 5, 2016
3/4 100%

On Dangerous Ground (1952)

"The performances are potent, the direction by Nicholas Ray is suitably moody, and the score by Bernard Herrmann is terrific." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
2/4 20%

Bobby Deerfield (1977)

"Those who feel that Al Pacino did no wrong during the 1970s obviously never saw Bobby Deerfield." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
2/4 38%

Remo Williams - The Adventure Begins (1985)

"A missed-opportunity exercise that might as well have been called Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins ... and Ends. " Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3/4 84%

9 to 5 (1980)

"A serious subject is given a lively comic sheen in this picture, which hardly seems dated when viewed through the prism of the contemporary workplace." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3/4 72%

Nighthawks (1981)

"One of Stallone's better efforts. Besides, where else can one find the screen being shared by the who's-who gallery of Rocky Balboa, Lando Calrissian, Roy Batty, the Bionic Woman, and the bald lady from the first Star Trek film?" Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3/4 95%

The Cocoanuts (1929)

"Squeaks by on the top-notch comedy quotient." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3/4 96%

Animal Crackers (1930)

"Squeaks by on the top-notch comedy quotient." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3.5/4 94%

Monkey Business (1931)

"Watching each brother try to pass himself off as Maurice Chevalier is a comic highlight." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3.5/4 96%

Horse Feathers (1932)

"Somehow, the boys manage to incorporate a horse-drawn vehicle into a football game." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
4/4 94%

Duck Soup (1933)

"True movie fans haven't lived until they've caught its nonstop barrage of classic bits." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001)

"It's at once pulpy and profound, a movie that never forgets to have fun even as it's tackling such straight-faced issues as honor, devotion and compassion." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
1.5/4 20%

Inferno (2016)

"As a character, Langdon has even less dimensions than the more animated sleuths Carmen Sandiego and Dora the Explorer, and it's sad seeing Hanks wasting his talents in such a gossamery role." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 29, 2016
3/4 71%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"Like most movies sourced from le Carré, this one heavily favors dialogue over action -- a welcome respite from generic he-man features." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 22, 2016
2/4 70%

Café Society (2016)

"A particularly drowsy effort from the prolific filmmaker." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 22, 2016
2.5/4 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"A picture graced with four bright performances but hampered by a plot that felt recycled even back when Millard Fillmore was president." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 22, 2016
1.5/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"It's a shame Popstar arrived in theaters first, because a better title for the dreary Jack Reacher: Never Go Back would have been Jack Reacher: Never Stop Never Stopping." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 22, 2016
3.5/4 81%

The Thing (1982)

"Far and away the best film of John Carpenter's career." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet

Lured (1947)

"The plot is wonderfully knotty, Lucille Ball is appropriately spunky, and there's a scene-stealing turn by horror heavy George Zucco, atypically cast as a crossword-loving cop." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/4 83%

A Scandal in Paris (1946)

"A Scandal in Paris goes heavy on the comedy, light on the drama, and all-out on the entertainment." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
2.5/4 48%

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

"The picture has a smoky, laid-back style that suits it during quieter moments yet feels out of place when the piece's more spiritually tinged escapades are front and center." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/4 87%

The Devil-Doll (1936)

"This enjoyable film allows Lionel Barrymore the chance to go the Tootsie route. " Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/4 100%

Mad Love (1935)

"Lorre cuts a striking figure as Doctor Gogol." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/4 79%

Mark of the Vampire (1935)

"The twist ending is a beaut and provides Lugosi with a treasured movie moment." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet

The Return of Doctor X (1939)

"What makes this one worth a peek is that the role of a pasty-faced zombie-vampire is played by no less than Humphrey Bogart!" Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/4 75%

Doctor X (1932)

"Doctor X is notable for a number of reasons, including the use of early two-strip Technicolor and the impressive Max Factor makeup." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/4 88%

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

"Boris Karloff portrays the evil warlord with the right mix of menace and playfulness." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
3.5/4 93%

Carrie (1976)

"Like Jaws, here's one of those rare instances when the movie is better than the book. What's more, this box office hit easily remains the best adaptation of a King property (sorry, Shawshank and Shining groupies)." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
2.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Smart movies offer intriguing setups, unique characters and tantalizing plot pirouettes. The Accountant is a smart movie. Smart movies also avoid offering imbecilic narrative coincidences and imploding third acts. Alas, The Accountant isn't THAT smart." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 17, 2016
2.5/4 73%

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

"Caught in the right frame of mind, it offers plenty of groovy sights ... [but] the violent climax is highly problematic." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
1.5/4 31%

Valley of the Dolls (1967)

"The newfound envelope-pushing in cinema, tested so brilliantly in 1967 by Bonnie and Clyde and The Graduate, is botched here." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
1/4 16%

Graffiti Bridge (1990)

"Visually unappealing and inane at every turn, this one's the absolute pits." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
2/4 33%

Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

"The final stretch is grueling, but the majority is average rather than awful." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
3/4 67%

Purple Rain (1984)

"The drama is clunky, the acting is awful more often than not, and the casual sexism simmers throughout. But whenever Prince takes the stage to perform one of his sizzling songs, the picture irresistibly exudes sex, sweat and swagger in equal measure." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
2/4 64%

Lady in White (1988)

"There's wasted potential to spare in Lady in White, a low-key ghost tale that does just enough right to make the overall disappointment more pronounced." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
3/4 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Whatever one thinks of the messenger, the delivered movie is worthy of attention. It's a film for the here and now, a document that nicely supports the BlackLivesMatter movement (and throws shade on the AllLivesMatter nonsense)." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
2/4 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The herrings in The Girl on the Train might be the usual shade of robust red, but the film itself is largely a bloodless affair, not so much a whodunit as a wellobviouslythatpersondunit." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 8, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Johnny Guitar (1954)

"Feminism, Freud and firearms all figure in this exemplary yarn that also takes aim at the blacklisting that was tearing apart the film industry." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 2, 2016
2.5/4 70%

Highlander (1986)

"It's easy to see why many love this picture (great premise, fine action scenes, a score by Queen, Connery) but just as easy to see why many despise it (cheesy production values, stone-faced Lambert, ludicrous supporting characters, thudding dialogue)." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 2, 2016
1.5/4 No Score Yet

Caboblanco (Cabo Blanco) (1981)

"Remaking a unique classic like Casablanca would be an act of sheer folly, so here we have a movie that kinda-sorta-maybe-vaguely can be called a remake. Even without comparisons, this one's a snoozer." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 2, 2016
3/4 71%

Tenebre (Unsane) (1982)

"Argento delights in tripping up audiences with startling plot twists and bursts of extreme violence." Creative Loafing
Posted Oct 2, 2016
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