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Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 70% Café Society (2016) Eisenberg is more than enough to make deeply overfamiliar material feel, if not "new", then at least thoroughly pleasant as a better-than-necessary diversion. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
9/10 95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2016) A particularly high point for mid-2010's art cinema. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
6/10 51% The Accountant (2016) While at 128 minutes, we cannot credit The Accountant with being efficient, it clips along at a good pace and true. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
7/10 94% Sieranevada (2016) The thematic argument does not become inaccurate simply by virtue of being familiar. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
10/10 100% Starless Dreams (Royahaye dame sobh) (2017) A collaborative act, with the young women deciding what story they want to tell about themselves, and how they want to use the film to communicate. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
8/10 88% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) It might not climb the mountainous heights of the '54 Godzilla or the 1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla, but it's right up there at the top of the franchise's second tier. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
4/10 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) A tacky splat of exploitation. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
8/10 90% Dheepan (2016) Terrific right up until a point near the end where it becomes kind of actively terrible in a really bold, gaudy way. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
10/10 No Score Yet Skazka skazok (1984) One of the greatest cinematic poems that has ever been and could ever be. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
8/10 57% The Neon Demon (2016) Devoid of delicacy or sophistication, but there's something wonderful about its blunt-force approach anyway, and its fearless commitment to non-stop sensory overload.. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
6/10 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) It all feels a bit empty, a tribute to some vague thing called "oil rig workers" rather than specific human beings with definite lives. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
5/10 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) It is not, by and large, a very inspired film, though sometimes it gets there in spurts. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
9/10 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) A splendidly morbid comedy for the whole family. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
9/10 93% La La Land (2016) An absolutely top-tier musical and glossy valentine to the simple, blunt-force emotions of classical Hollywood cinema. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
7/10 88% Roger Dodger (2002) The performances are absolutely superb, and that's where the film wants to live. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
9/10 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) It more than earns it place in the pantheon of great parodies. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
5/10 36% Blair Witch (2016) A lot of generic fluff attached to a brand name that was irreparably damaged in 2000. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
10/10 100% Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari) (1954) It is maybe even the most important of all war movies, despite showing not more than a few minutes of anything we might properly consider to be "combat". ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
7/10 85% Sully (2016) There's a lack of fuss in the no-nonsense 96 minutes that capture something fascinating about the workaday nature of piloting an airplane, even one in a moment of crisis. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
7/10 76% Keanu (2016) Flawless timing and otherworldly chemistry can paper over a lot sins in a comedy, and Key and Peele have both of those qualities to spare. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
5/10 87% Don't Breathe (2016) 'Tis pity that such a well-honed thriller should take place around such a vacuous center. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
7/10 79% Ip Man 3 (2016) Anyone with the most glancing interest in action movies, especially martial arts movies, has really no choice but to see it. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
10/10 100% Miracolo a Milano (Miracle in Milan) (1951) Monumentally joyful. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
8/10 93% The Treasure (2016) Very much in line with the nibbling sarcasm and historical long-view that made 12:08 East of Bucharest so great. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
10/10 100% The Maltese Falcon (1941) Arguably the best detective movie ever made in Hollywood. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
8/10 No Score Yet Princess Arete (2001) Its relaxed and reflective way of exploring ideas makes it a uniquely muted children's film, but a far more rewarding one. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
8/10 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A neo-Western for neo-Western lovers, a lean character study of Texan poverty told with wiry masculinity . ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 8, 2016
10/10 95% Wait Until Dark (1967) It has, in the form of Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, two of the very best performances in the genre's history. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
8/10 89% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) It's galling how much [the third act] deflates the exemplary first two acts of what could have been a truly great film. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
9/10 89% Delicatessen (1992) If we take the idea of a romantic comedy set in the ruins of a dead society and dressed up with cannibal horror seriously at all, it's hard to see how it could turn out better than this. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
5/10 86% Ben-Hur (1959) The most egregiously boring movie ever graced with the Best Picture Oscar... though in fairness, egregious boredom is one of the cornerstones of the Bible epic genre. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
7/10 89% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) The film is much, much more interesting in its first quarter or third than it ever is again. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
1/10 9% Norm of the North (2016) A uniquely charmless motion picture, owing in no small part to the hideous, "attach a corpse to a car battery" quality of the herky-jerky animation. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
9/10 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) The best animated film of 2016 by a resounding margin. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
9/10 85% The Blues Brothers (1980) The Blues Brothers is, by any objective standard, a messy wreck... That this is so does not in anyway change that it is an absolutely wonderful movie. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
6/10 83% Sausage Party (2016) At the very least, it's better for American film culture that this exists than if it didn't. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
5/10 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Far too enervating to do much of anything other than be annoying. But you can see the good film inside of it. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
8/10 70% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) It's all very sophisticated in aesthetic conception and execution, though fairly blunt in its emotional message. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
6/10 58% Fritz the Cat (1972) A singular, cohesive, and powerful vision, but it's also an alarmingly toxic one. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
9/10 72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) One of the finest family dramas I've seen in a great long while. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
8/10 93% Jeremiah Johnson (1972) Shortcomings and all, a fascinating attempt to capture the soul of the Western and splash it out for all the world to see. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
7/10 96% Sing Street (2016) Executed with graciousness and sweetness. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
4/10 18% Spawn (1997) Ends up feeling like every other mid-budget comic book movie from the second half of the 1990s, and that was a uniquely dispiriting moment for such things. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
1/10 3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) It is inscrutable mostly and in those rare moments that it can be decoded, it's so awful as to prove unworthy of the effort. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
8.5/10 95% An American in Paris (1951) The first three-quarters might be at best B-tier Freed Unit filmmaking, but those last 18 minutes are as precious as anything produced by studio-era Hollywood. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
6/10 26% Suicide Squad (2016) The stuff that happens is altogether messy in its assemblage, but at least Ayer makes certain to keep it speeding at us quickly. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
8/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) An impressive two-hour exercise in withholding. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
7/10 68% Frances (1982) All the more credit to Lange that she's able to extract something so titanically powerful from material so limiting. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
7/10 61% High-Rise (2016) While every member of this team has given their best effort to redeem this as something essentially and necessarily cinematic, I really don't know that they got there. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016
5/10 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) Finds a rather cunning way to make a brutishly straightforward scenario seem profoundly muddled. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 6, 2016