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Matt Brunson

Matt Brunson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) What initially appears to be a facile (if fun) piece of entertainment actually deepens as it progresses.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
1.5/4 30% The Assignment (2017) Even moving beyond its sticky politics, The Assignment is simply a lousy film.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2.5/4 66% Cars 3 (2017) Resolutely sweet-natured and marked by some compelling visuals, Cars 3 is still the weakest of the trio.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2/4 50% Rough Night (2017) Never a Bridesmaids but always a Bridesmaids wannabe.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
3/4 82% Megan Leavey (2017) Occasionally harrowing and always touching.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
3/4 75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) The central mystery of whether Rachel is evil or innocent reverberates throughout both adaptations, but there's no question that Weisz delivers yet another master class in acting.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
1/4 15% The Mummy (2017) A plastic product made by mercenaries, pimps and profiteers rather than filmmakers who give a damn.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is the right movie at the right time -- and for all the right reasons.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2017
2.5/4 78% The Paradine Case (1948) Rebecca, the first collaboration between Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick, led to a Best Picture Oscar; The Paradine Case, their final film together, led to a rare failure for Hitchcock and a draining of the studio coffers for Selznick.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Oklahoma! (1999) Foremost among its attributes is the excellent performance by Hugh Jackman, soon to become an overnight movie star thanks to 2000's X-Men.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Inferno (1953) The setting may be the great outdoors and the visuals might be punched across in splashy Technicolor, but the three central characters are ripped from the film noir primer.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/4 92% Ghost World (2001) Ghost World is very funny but also very perceptive, and it offers Steve Buscemi one of the defining roles of his career.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Stone Killer (1973) A middling Bronson effort.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet Blackenstein (Black Frankenstein)(Return of Blackenstein) (1973) An atrocious effort which forgoes such niceties as competent acting, smooth editing, and efficient direction.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/4 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) Another month, another overhyped horror flick that ultimately represents much ado about nothing.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2.5/4 85% The Lovers (2017) Writer-director Azazel Jacobs does a rather remarkable job of making these colorless and not particularly likable people interesting, but the film grows flaccid in the third act.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
2.5/4 19% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch ain't great, but after such duds as that King Arthur clunker and the latest Jack Sparrow droppings, you could do worse than a day at the beach.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
1.5/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) For a movie that never stops moving, Dead Men Tell No Tales is astoundingly dull, choked to death by expensive CGI, lumbering set-pieces, and a script seemingly cobbled together even after production was underway.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 28, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is perhaps the best terror tale since the mid-2000s served up The Descent and Pan's Labyrinth, two masterworks that, like this one, have much more on tap than just creeping out audiences.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/4 48% Everything, Everything (2017) It isn't nearly as successful as the lovely The Fault In Our Stars, but it's an agreeable movie with a startling final act that might catch young audiences off-guard.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
3/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Norman centers on a man who, by all logic, should be too insufferable and impossible to follow. Yet thanks to Joseph Cedar's writing and Richard Gere's emoting, Norman Oppenheimer is instead a figure worthy of attention and sympathy.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
3/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Working in references to Milton, Michelangelo and Percy Shelley's "Ozymandias" rather than to Marvel, mutants and Depp's Jack Sparrow, it's clear that Alien: Covenant isn't a typical summer blockbuster.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
2/4 36% Snatched (2017) Offers a few offhand chuckles but mostly feels like a journey to nowhere.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
1.5/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) To borrow from a far superior film about this king -- 1975's Monty Python and the Holy Grail, of course -- it would be easier to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with a herring than to willingly watch another entry in this errant enterprise.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
3/4 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The jokey demeanor that informed the first film remains, even if writer-director James Gunn forces too many gags. But the freshness of the characters remains intact, and the actors continue to interact in a manner that supports the narrative spine.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
1.5/4 75% Split (2017) Shyamalan oddly builds toward a climax that ultimately finds a positive side benefit to incest, pedophilia, and physical abuse.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017
2/4 50% The Promise (2017) Movies like Lawrence of Arabia and Reds had the ability to sweep viewers away with their passion and grandeur. The only sweeping to be found in this case will be by the theater employee tasked with removing spilled popcorn from the auditorium floor.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017
2.5/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The Fate of the Furious wallows in inanities with about the same frequency as it delivers excitement, and, like the other two films that followed the series-best Fast Five, it largely succeeds as a breezy and engaging lark.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
3.5/4 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) A particularly intense and unsettling watch.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 46% Going in Style (2017) There are worse ways to spend time.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/4 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The Zookeeper's Wife is an accomplished picture, offering a fascinating history lesson even as it remains wholly topical. ‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
3/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) For those willing to make the effort to look beneath its surface dazzle, Ghost in the Shell proves to be an unexpectedly intricate and surprisingly humanistic endeavor.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
2/4 46% Wilson (2017) Harrelson, who over the last decade has built himself up into one of our best supporting players, is just fine as Wilson. There's no doubt the actor would have taken the character to greater extremes, but that's not what's asked of him.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
2/4 67% Life (2017) Any forward narrative thrust eventually goes straight out the space station window solely for the sake of an obvious twist ending that should surprise absolutely no one over the age of 10 -- and by 10, I mean 10 months old, not 10 years old.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/4 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The weakest of this year's nine Best Picture Oscar nominees may not deserve its lofty spot, but it's still a fairly effective movie in its own right.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
1.5/4 No Score Yet Ape (A*P*E ) (Attack of the Giant Horny Gorilla) (Hideous Mutant) (1976) Rarely in the annals of cinema has so much plywood and so much lighter fluid been expended in the service of visual effects magic -- be sure to also check out the falling rocks that flake off Styrofoam pieces as they hit the ground.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet The Klansman (1974) The more gruesome acts against blacks undoubtedly make The Klansman a favorite viewing option in the Trump-Bannon White House, but everyone else will be properly repulsed by this utterly repellent melodrama.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
2/4 79% Colors (1988) Penn and Duvall are two of our greatest actors, but here they're posturing rather than performing, aware that they're in an Important Film.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
1.5/4 48% Red Dawn (1984) The notion that any enemy would concern itself with Red State real estate is only slightly less believable than the notion that beer-guzzling yahoos would ward off such invaders when in reality they would just get drunk and shoot off their own toes.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
3.5/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) In a year in which many of the biggest hits have been little more than sops to fanboys more interested in bloodletting than storytelling, here's a film for everyone ... It manages to return a splash of magic to the movies, even if only momentarily.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) An action romp that's frequently clever, occasionally inane, and always exciting.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
2.5/4 93% Logan (2017) It's Stan Lee by way of Cormac McCarthy, but the end result -- basically, No Country for Old X-Men -- suffers from its own sense of self-importance.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
3/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Ultimately a mediation not only on what it means to be human but, more significantly, what it means to be as one with the natural order of the world.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
3/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) A welcome reminder that, even in the direst of situations and in the most impossible of times, love can indeed trump hate.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2017
1/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) Aggressive in its insistence on being as awful as possible.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) All in all, it's just another brick in the wall of cinematic stinkers.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2017
2/4 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The Raid movies make the John Wick films look like outtakes from Driving Miss Daisy by comparison. But NRA members are best advised not to leave the K-Y at home.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
1/4 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) It's a vanilla picture that fancies itself daring and erotic. Honestly, viewers will likely find more sexual currency in The LEGO Batman Movie than in this picture.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
3/4 25% The Comedian (2017) The Comedian benefits from the nice rapport between De Niro and Mann, the contributions of a knockout supporting cast, and hard-edged humor that isn't afraid to go for the low blow.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
1.5/4 17% The Space Between Us (2017) A teen flick that registers less as "YA" and more as "why bother."‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017