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Paul Brenner

Paul Brenner
Paul Brenner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmcritic.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% Wolke Neun (Cloud 9) (2008) Cloud 9 delivers a white hot blast of powerful emotions and makes us care about three characters in a direct and violent way ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Aug 13, 2009
5/5 94% 2 ou 3 Choses que je Sais d'Elle (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) (1967) From now on, Godard's films will become film essays and then cine-tracts. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her is the dividing line. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 27, 2009
3.5/5 94% She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) an old man's movie shot with a young man's energy and gusto. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 22, 2009
3.5/5 100% Drunken Angel (1948) the first film to touch on many of Kurosawa's themes unfettered ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 17, 2009
4/5 No Score Yet a better time cannot be had. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 15, 2009
5/5 100% Wagon Master (1950) one of Ford's masterworks, a sublime, crisp, unpretentious western that doesn't wear its mythos on its sleeve ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 13, 2009
3.5/5 93% Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) Kempner's achievement in Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is to remind us all that there is an alternative cultural history that is buried, one that deserves to be uncovered and appreciated once again ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 9, 2009
3.5/5 100% On Dangerous Ground (1952) What succeeds in On Dangerous Ground is the raw emotionalism that bleeds out from the screen, unmatched in any of Ray's other films. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jul 2, 2009
2/5 60% Lady in the Lake (1947) completely misinterprets the joys of film noir ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 28, 2009
3/5 67% Border Incident (1949) a film of stylistic virtuosity saddled with a humdrum scenario, yet graced with a few subversive surprises. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 21, 2009
4.5/5 86% The Windmill Movie (2009) a heady combination of Synecdoche, New York, Annie Hall, Peeping Tom, and It's All True but all the more compelling because The Windmill Movie is all true. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 17, 2009
2/5 No Score Yet Goth Kill (2009) there is nothing worse than a pre-planned cult film afraid of its own shadow ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 15, 2009
3.5/5 89% Séraphine (2009) If the French town of Senlis really looks like Provost's beautiful and painterly world as he depicts it in Séraphine, no wonder Séraphine Louis went nuts. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jun 4, 2009
5/5 89% Son of Paleface (1952) smashes it out of the ball park ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 30, 2009
3.5/5 100% Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjûrô) (1963) a textbook on widescreen composition. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 28, 2009
3.5/5 80% Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2009) The quantity and depth of Glaser's work is awesome ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 21, 2009
1.5/5 42% M. Butterfly (1993) When John Lone parades around in mascara and speaks in an asexual monotone, the film audience discovers itself staring at John Lone's whiskers underneath his makeup ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 17, 2009
4.5/5 100% El Dorado (1967) a loose and extended mediation on Hawks's favorite themes of loyalty and professionalism. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 16, 2009
2.5/5 46% Management (2009) quickly abandons its singular unpretentiousness for three-ring goofiness ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 14, 2009
3.5/5 95% Patton (1970) Scott is extraordinary -- intense, brazen, passionate. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 14, 2009
4/5 70% Bart Got a Room (2009) totally wacky, a rite-of-passage romp ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 9, 2009
4/5 92% La Ventana (The Window) (2008) deals with the light and not the shadows, and with an airy leisure and humor that belies the melancholy and foretold destiny of a dying old man. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 4, 2009
4.5/5 91% Le Fond de l'air est rouge (A Grin Without a Cat) (The Base of the Air Is Red) (1977) massive, towering, and impassioned ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted May 3, 2009
2.5/5 40% A Wink and a Smile (2008) self-important ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 30, 2009
2/5 No Score Yet East Side, West Side (1949) nothing but burnished dreck ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 29, 2009
3/5 No Score Yet Sprawling From Grace: Driven to Madness (2008) straightforward ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 20, 2009
2/5 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) hackneyed drivel ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 16, 2009
2.5/5 93% Oblivion (2009) a tone poem of emptiness. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 14, 2009
3.5/5 89% Forever (2007) meditative and measured ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 11, 2009
2.5/5 79% An Unlikely Weapon (2008) Adams, one of the great American photojournalists, is more than deserving of a documentary tribute. Unfortunately, for all its good intentions, An Unlikely Weapon is not that documentary ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2009
4.5/5 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) a paean to artistic hope in the midst of almost complete and abject failure. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2009
2.5/5 No Score Yet Four Men and a Prayer (1938) In Four Men and a Prayer, director John Ford doesn't have one ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 9, 2009
4/5 63% Lymelife (2008) passionate and melancholy, captures the yearning and despair of growing up in the late '70s at the beginning of the end of the American Dream ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 7, 2009
4.5/5 100% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958) a masterpiece of composition, atmosphere, and subtext. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 6, 2009
3/5 45% The Yakuza (1975) has one leg is still straddling the Think Fast Mr. Moto era. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Apr 2, 2009
1.5/5 No Score Yet Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969) a meaningless and harmless bit of flatulence that caused barely a ripple of interest in 1969 ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 30, 2009
3/5 78% The Sundowners (1960) an enough enjoyable diversion ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 24, 2009
4/5 100% Home from the Hill (1960) Minnelli pulls back the stinky underbelly of this Texan-hell family in all his scope splendor ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 21, 2009
2.5/5 72% The Great Buck Howard (2009) shot like it's an especially wacky episode of All My Children. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 19, 2009
2/5 44% Macao (1952) a load of atmosphere and malarkey in search of a coherent storyline ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 18, 2009
4/5 80% Angel Face (1952) Preminger transforms a second rate James M. Cain murder plot, re-orchestrating this textbook tale of passion and murder into a haunting and haunted refrain ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Mar 16, 2009
1/5 12% Lake City (2008) It is phony, manipulative films like this that make people line up for Paul Blart: Mall Cop. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 22, 2009
4/5 94% High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (1963) The images populate the widescreen frame like a pressure cooker that is ready to blow up. And in High and Low, blow up they do. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 18, 2009
4.5/5 95% Julius Caesar (1953) Brando actually addresses the crowd he is speaking to, his searing eyes picking out stragglers and cutting them down ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 7, 2009
4/5 75% Our City Dreams (2008) a joyous infusion of life in these perilous days ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Feb 3, 2009
3/5 86% The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956) Time has actually been kind to The Teahouse of the August Moon ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 31, 2009
2.5/5 58% Taken (2009) The action is engaging but rarely exciting; the drama heftier but still far from convincing. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 29, 2009
1.5/5 29% New In Town (2009) a stale, old, and bankrupt premise ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 29, 2009
2/5 30% The Formula (1980) plays like a tedious checklist of murders without a score card. ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 25, 2009
1.5/5 21% The Lodger (2009) Stark, raving nuts ‐ Filmcritic.com
Posted Jan 22, 2009