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Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 53% The Commuter (2018) The best of the Jaume Collet-Serra/Liam Neeson ventures, though there is a pretty narrow range of quality between all of them.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
4.5/5 92% Phantom Thread (2018) Maybe the most heavily, visibly crafted film of 2017, a celebration of the work of making movies wrapped inside a celebration of the work of making dresses.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
4/5 85% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) A singular, captivating experience.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
4/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) 2017's premier example of the concept-heavy indie sci-fi.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
3/5 56% Before I Wake (2018) The animating ideas of the project are sound, and Flanagan's handling of the material creates a good mixture of magical realism and slow-developing mystery.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3/5 67% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Diane Kruger's performance is the best thing in the film and pretty much the only thing that keeps it all yoked together.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
2.5/5 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) After its promisingly tense opening, turns into narratively cluttered ghost story boilerplate.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Sometimes, you just have to give it up for really talented hucksters doing their all to impress you.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3.5/5 98% Lucky (2017) The holy and sacred gift of watching one of America's all-time most interesting character actors simply going about the business of inhabiting the space before the camera.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Duelle: Une Quarantaine (Twilight: A Quarantine) (1976) [An] enthusiastic tribute to crime cinema, fantasy cinema, and the purity of lighting.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
5/5 100% World of Tomorrow (2015) Has just about the densest screenplay of any film of any length made in the English language in the 21st Century.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
2.5/5 51% Downsizing (2017) It has way too much ground to cover, and doesn't know how to cover it.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
3/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) At it's best, the film is at least snappy and watchable; at its worst, it's meandering and bloated Oscarbait.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
1/5 27% Bright (2017) An all-round boondoggle of the first order.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
4/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Ravishingly pleasurable to look at purely as visual abstraction, even before we get in the business of the erotic depictions.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
2/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) A middling biopic that jams on the brakes about every 10 minutes.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
2.5/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Whatever else is true of the movie, the cast is having fun, and Anna Kendrick gives phenomenal reaction shots.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
4/5 83% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) A featherweight romantic comedy full of many tiny surprises... hardly a single scene goes by without at least one absolutely wonderful visual conceit.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
2.5/5 70% Ferdinand (2017) The platonic ideal of a formulaic 2010s animated children's movie.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
3.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Of the two Jumanji films that have been made, it is easily the best in pretty much every possible way.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
4/5 87% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) I am sure that there exists in this world viewers for whom there is nothing in all of this, though I genuinely don't know if I can name one.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
3.5/5 91% Good Time (2017) One of 2017's most beautiful movies, despite only ever training its gaze on ugly things.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2018
2.5/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) An overall very calming, pleasant mediocrity.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3.5/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) Doesn't really add anything new to the world, but retreads that ground with enjoyable wit and an upbeat pace.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
1.5/5 49% Churchill (2017) Inserts as protagonist a man who resembles Prime Minister Winston Churchill in almost no ways whatsoever.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
2.5/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Mostly just boring in-between the bits where Oldman says something famous.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2017
3/5 85% Wonder (2017) Something this good at being easy and upbeat is, at the very least, not to be wantonly discarded.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3.5/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) It's not like modern cinema is so bloated with postmodern autocritiques of biopic storytelling that this feels anything but striking and unique.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
3.5/5 96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) Uses the mutability of animated bodies and the inconsistency of animated space to depict some legitimately terrifying moments of unearthly violence.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
4/5 88% The Post (2018) A propulsive, hugely watchable movie, and it has enough of a sense of society, politics, and the course of human history to feel smart in addition to feeling fun.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
3/5 81% The Square (2017) Largely functions as a laundry list of scene concepts.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
4/5 100% The Work (2017) Incredibly human and filled with a wisdom that only comes from great suffering.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
3/5 84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) One of the most unusual animated features to come out in the United States in a long time.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
3.5/5 99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) A worthy movie, if lumpy.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
2.5/5 92% The Disaster Artist (2017) A very trivial and insubstantial character study.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) A loving tribute to a one of a kind person... showing us footage of her in the very element where she did the work that made her worthy of tribute in the first place.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) More good things and fewer bad things happen in this movie than in any of the three prequels, but the film is hellbent on presenting its good things in the worst possible light.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
4.5/5 100% The Girl Without Hands (La Jeune fille sans mains) (2017) The kind of thing that cinema is uniquely capable of, and animation is uniquely capable of within cinema.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A sufficient collection of eccentrics, but it's not much of a story.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 95% Step (2017) A film whose uplifting conclusions are tailor-made to make a viewer leave feeling that the world is a better place than when we started.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
5/5 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A young film: it is drunk on the joy of creating things.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
2.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) [A] labored attempt at a gentle fairy tale.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Weisz is terrific, though not in a way she hasn't been terrific before.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) A completely pleasant movie, in a low-stakes, low-key way.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
1.5/5 44% The Star (2017) Poop jokes are among the least of the weirdly tone-deaf extravagances peppering The Star.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3.5/5 97% Coco (2017) A very lovely movie that contains not one single surprise in its comfortably loose 109 minutes.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
4/5 83% Loving Vincent (2017) The most beautiful and most impressively hand-made achievement in animation (which arguably makes it the most beautiful film of any sort) in 2017.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
3/5 75% Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (2014) Learned all the right lessons from early Tim Burton, concocting a whole world full of distorted, horrific visions and treating them with unadulterated, unapologetic joy.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) The most impressively, faultlessly mediocre and boring and pointless A-list superhero film going back through the nearly 40 years of modern superhero films.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thelma (2017) A certain degree of sprawling incoherence isn't merely acceptable; it is, indeed, the point of the thing.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017