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Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 87% Lion (2016) The beats aren't anything new; the value is in the execution, and that's great. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 9, 2017
9/10 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) One of the year's best pure character studies. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 8, 2017
8/10 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A greedy tearjerker, greedy and shameless - and effective, to be perfectly fair. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 8, 2017
8/10 83% Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) Isn't quite a documentary and definitely isn't narrative fiction, but is some kind of of narrative written out of the material of the real world. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 8, 2017
9/10 100% Cameraperson (2016) A tribute to what happens in front of the camera, how it is captured, and the eternal present of cinema. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 4, 2017
10/10 89% When Harry Met Sally (1989) An outright masterpiece of romance, comedy, and cinema itself. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/10 57% Deep Blue Sea (1999) Rare is the terrible film that's this upbeat and delightful and entertaining. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Jan 3, 2017
9/10 96% Neruda (2016) A great piece of cinema and a great attempt to engage with history and pro-people politics. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/10 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Animated by a largely morbid revulsion at human beings that has disguised itself in a thick lacquer of outlandishly beautiful cinematography. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 30, 2016
6/10 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Paint-by-numbers biopic about people who were almost beyond a shadow of a doubt more interesting than the film ever suggests. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 30, 2016
5/10 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Plays around with a lot of big words and famous leftist names, but it's strictly an affectation . ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 30, 2016
8/10 95% Fences (2016) If Fences was doomed to be made into an awards-season prestige picture, I really can't imagine how it could have turned out more satisfying than this. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 29, 2016
9/10 96% Paterson (2016) A feature-length exploration of the linkages between routine, unexceptional daily life and the creation of art, and the kind of personality it takes to transform one into the other. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 29, 2016
8/10 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) A hectoring political op-ed about The State Of Britain Today, but when you've been hectored by Loach, you've been hectored by the very best. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/10 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) There are, I'll bet, ways of making this work. Collateral Beauty doesn't find them. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 28, 2016
10/10 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) The whole thing is, basically, perfect: impeccably-made cinema with a pair of smart messages hiding inside the driest, funniest movie of the year. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 26, 2016
9/10 81% Baraka (1993) Among the most overwhelmingly gorgeous films ever made. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 26, 2016
9/10 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A completely breathtaking film about humans in crisis, presented with a muted but still sharp-witted aesthetic. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 26, 2016
8/10 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) When Rogue One is good, it is VERY good. When it is bad, it is... well not prequel trilogy-bad, at least. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 22, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985) It isn't particularly good, but it is a considerable improvement over The Ewok Adventure. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/10 25% The Ewok Adventure (1984) Nothing but a transparent attempt to keep the brand name alive and the marketing spigot open, and it really does not attempt to go above that horribly mediocre bar. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
7/10 95% The Love Witch (2016) Mercilessly carve out a third of the running time, and suddenly we have one of 2016's best, most subversively smart and deliciously entertaining films. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
6/10 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) It's so very easy to look at this history and wish for so much more than we've gotten here. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/10 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Absolutely nothing but a history lesson, presented in what feel like deliberately uncinematic terms. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
10/10 100% Laura (1944) It's one of the smartest of all noirs, and thus among the most enticingly savage and dangerous. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
9/10 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) As great as any horror movie of the 2010s to date. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
10/10 95% The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel Exterminador) (1967) It's one of the greater pleasures of the film that its surface-level plot is weird enough to watch it for the sheer joy of Surreal farce. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
7/10 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) A solid, self-contained piece of basic, honest blockbuster filmmaking. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
8/10 98% Diva (1981) [An] enthusiastic celebration of consuming beautiful things because they are beautiful. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
8/10 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) One of the most striking war pictures America has made in years: morally troubling and coolly jingoistic in more or less equal measure, ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
7/10 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Well-mounted juvenile spookiness. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
8/10 94% Arrival (2016) A fun movie puzzle in addition to being an emotional gutpunch. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
9/10 97% 13th (2016) Though it is surely better as journalism than it is a cinema, is essential viewing and probably the most important movie made in America in 2016. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
9/10 79% American Honey (2016) A perfect and sad summary of American life itself. It is a film that demands a lot, and which gives even more back. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
6/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) It's not a tremendously rewarding piece of storytelling... But it's dang cool. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/10 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) Barely-edited concert footage that could have been tossed on YouTube without losing much of its dignity and probably only increasing its overall impact. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
1/10 4% Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016) It's hard to conceive of how the film could make its argument any worse if D'Souza was deliberately attempting to overthrow the Republican Party from within. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
7/10 75% Trolls (2016) Where the film really impresses, though, is in its creative use of the animation medium itself; no DreamWorks film has ever experimented so much in so many ways. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
5/10 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Anytime it tries to be more than a vehicle for Tom Cruise to flash his charisma and say tough guy things, it grinds to a halt. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
8/10 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The ending doesn't live up to what precedes it, but while it's working, this is some of the most captivating and effective cinema of 2016, or indeed any of the last several years. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
5/10 38% The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) The happenings of the Gill Man, and how he comes to walk among us, are there more to flesh out the story of a toxic marriage than to serve as the main narrative thrust. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
6/10 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) The best of all the Madea films. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/10 22% Revenge of the Creature (1955) It's impossible to overstate how utterly tedious the central stretch of Revenge of the Creature is. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
7/10 72% The Ring (2002) A very strong movie in all the ways you need a horror movie to be strong. But it is a movie that could very obviously be better. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
9/10 84% Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) The whole thing is ultimately just a '50s B-movie, but it's hard to imagine what they could have done to make it a better one. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
8/10 86% Portrait of a Garden (Portret van een tuin) (2016) A simple film, and delicate, and abidingly good. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
7/10 90% Into the Inferno (2016) Five wonderfully captivating documentaries that have been pressed together into one very weird shape. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
9/10 87% Battle Royale (2000) You would never suspect that a 70-year-old man made this film: it positively hums with youthful lust and rage. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
8/10 98% Moonlight (2016) The last third of Moonlight is certainly the most invigorating . ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016
1/10 32% The Room (2003) One of the only films from the whole of the 21st Century to live up to every fragment of its hype. ‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Posted Dec 11, 2016