Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
Tomatometer-approved critic
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Chicago, IL

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 88% The Long Walk Home (1990) There are enough strengths to make the whole movie feel a little bit more pedestrian for not being able to capitalise on them more. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2021
2.5/5 63% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) 123 minutes is a murderous length of time for a comedy. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2021
3.5/5 No Score Yet Dokument Fanny och Alexander (The Making of 'Fanny and Alexander') (1986) A marvelous collection of moments, one that finds Bergman in an avowedly sentimental mood. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
2.5/5 41% Wasp Network (2019) Feels like a crash course in names, dates, and summaries of espionage operations. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
4.5/5 92% Efter repetitionen (After the Rehearsal) (1984) The definitive statement of Bergman the film director on Bergman the theater director. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
2/5 84% Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (2020) It has a wildly, indescribably unlikable protagonist. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
1.5/5 10% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) A dreadful trudge through dodgy horror clichés. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2021
3/5 89% Ema (2019) A phenomenal dance movie, when it wants to be. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2021
3/5 67% Ammonite (2020) Kate Winslet is primarily the reason to see a movie that is otherwise fairly light on active strengths. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2021
2/5 20% Iron Mask (2019) As aggressively pointless as this can be and generally is, there's something engaging about its proudly threadbare showmanship. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
3/5 83% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) It does one thing very well, and it does it with no little amount of style. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2021
2.5/5 90% Enola Holmes (2020) All florid, wild nonsense that feels like it's being played at 75% speed. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2021
4/5 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) The film's chief appeal, by a whole lot, is in watching three AAA-level veterans riff with each other as their director riffs along with them. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
2/5 51% The Midnight Sky (2020) A movie that feels like it's on pause for nearly all of its 118 minutes. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2021
4/5 100% City Hall (2020) A bold and comprehensive vision of the how and what of city government, tempered with just enough cynicism to seem like a thoughtful analysis. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
4/5 92% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) A perfect depiction of the inhumanity of an unfeeling city. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
5/5 100% Fanny & Alexander (1982) The kind of movie that declares that it's explicit intention is to contain literally everything that cinema can be, and comes rather shockingly close to making good on that. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/5 53% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) The story that all this luscious style is in service to is really not all that great. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
3.5/5 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) It treats the matter of superheroes with the joyous abandon of children hammering their action figures together. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
4/5 95% Soul (2020) Unbelievably nice and sweet, to such a degree that it begins to lose some definition. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
2.5/5 91% Promising Young Woman (2020) A disastrously bad ending... leaves most of the film's themes muddy at best. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
3/5 100% The Truffle Hunters (2020) It is a phenomenal dog movie - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
2.5/5 45% Fatman (2020) When it comes right down to it, Fatman makes us work too hard for the laughs. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Fårö Document 1979 (1979) A simple, earnest tribute to a place, and while it doesn't have the artistic heft of the director's best work, it's extremely pleasant and even heartwarming. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2020
3/5 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) One of those plays that is so good that as long as you fill it out with a cast that's at least slightly talented, it's literally impossible to turn it into something bad. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
3/5 72% Greenland (2020) Typical genre fare at worst, and truly ingenious genre fare at best. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2020
4.5/5 85% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978) A small and punishingly honest scrap of interpersonal conflict made out almost entirely of grace notes. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
3.5/5 76% The Croods: A New Age (2020) A genuinely fun, visually dazzling example of goofy cartoon slapstick on a grand scale. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2020
3.5/5 87% Shirley (2020) Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg devour their roles with fearless prickliness and predatory slyness. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
2/5 20% The Serpent's Egg (1978) The Serpent's Egg is just about the worst thing for a film like this to be: it is indulgent and mercilessly dull. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
1.5/5 57% The Prom (2020) Ryan Murphy has literally no facility with anything. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
1/5 69% Godmothered (2020) Jillian Bell is the only reason to watch this film. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
3/5 81% Face to Face (Ansikte mot Ansikte) (1976) It definitely works less than the films immediately preceding it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
1.5/5 27% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Cobbled together out of generations of dumb light drama about colorfully rural Irish types. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
4/5 98% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) A film of narrow concerns, but it expresses them with uncommon power and delicacy. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2020
4.5/5 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) A consummate work of animated art. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 92% The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) (1975) Paradoxically, Bergman has completely re-imagined The Magic Flute as a cinematic work, despite how blatantly theatrical it is in virtually every imaginable respect. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
1/5 11% Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! (2020) Delights us with scenes of real animals whose CGI mouths turn into the hideous devouring maws of some eldritch forgotten god, attempting to make it look like they're speaking. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
5/5 91% Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) (1974) One of the most deeply intimate works of filmed media. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
1/5 14% Stardust (2020) A brown on brown, hold the lighting, exercise in making 1971 look as glum and joyless as you could want. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2020
1.5/5 40% Capone (2020) A kind of appalling, negative-imprint version of grandeur, where we are watching something misguided being done as fervently as possible. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2020
3/5 83% Mank (2020) While Mank is incredibly beautiful, it's perhaps not beautiful in a productive way. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
2/5 80% The Old Guard (2020) Filmed through a muddy digital veil that pushes all of the colors hard towards grey, unless the entire purpose of the scene is that they are yellow. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
2/5 27% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Gets through the material with grim professional competence, and not the slightest spark of artistry. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/5 90% Run (2020) Meat-and-potatoes thriller filmmaking of the first order. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
2.5/5 69% The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) The substantial increase in Goldie Hawn at least offsets the diminishing of Kurt Russell. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
2/5 48% Unhinged (2020) As long as it doesn't even pretend to have thoughts in its ugly little head, it's reasonably okay at being disreputable... Unfortunately, it tries to think rather too often. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2020
2.5/5 83% The Way Back (2020) Oppressively solemn. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
5/5 90% Cries and Whispers (1972) Maybe the "easiest" of Bergman's major films, blunt in its symbolism, literal in its dialogue, unmistakable in its style. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 98% Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020) The diluted version of a Herzog film. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020