Tim Brayton

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1.5/5 No Score Yet Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1989) A lot more fun to watch than its 1988 predecessor. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
1.5/5 25% Tom & Jerry (2020) Pretty horrible, even at the task of being a mindlessly pleasurable consumer good. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
1.5/5 39% Honest Thief (2020) There's only really thing a late-career Liam Neeson action movie has to do... Not a high bar, and yet somehow, this does not succeeded in clearing it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2021
4/5 100% The Father (2021) The sort of thing that gives year-end middlebrow prestige cinema a good name. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
2/5 87% Supernova (2021) Listless and drab, and perversely free of emotions for a movie that is about literally nothing else other than the looming terror of death. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
3/5 63% The Transformers - The Movie (1986) Simply put, this looks good, and parts of it are visually exciting, and for a non-Disney animated feature in the mid-1980s, that's pretty huge. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
2.5/5 81% I Care a Lot (2021) Collapses in so many ways in its last act that the whole experience is retroactively tainted by it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
3.5/5 46% Monster Hunter (2020) A very good movie on its own terms. Which are maybe not the same terms as other movies. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3.5/5 78% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) It has a delirious amount of energy, whatever else we might say about it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) Trash cinema made with love and thoughtfulness and a terrific sense of fun. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
3/5 85% Mr. Jones (2020) Agnieszka Holland is directing the heck out of this. But she's directing to compensate for the script, not to augment or accentuate it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2021
3.5/5 98% Minari (2020) While it would simply be a lie to suggest that this is in any way fresh, surprising, or challenging, its charms are extremely real and well-earned. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
1.5/5 24% The Reckoning (2021) An exercise in pointless misery, barely even pretending to have a narrative for most of its deadening 110 minutes. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
1/5 33% Earwig and the Witch (2021) The worst Studio Ghibli production by such a gargantuan margin that the only fun lies in trying to come up with sufficiently florid insults to describe it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2021
3/5 76% Eight for Silver (2021) A thorough re-imagining of the werewolf movie that's also the most traditional, formulaic werewolf movie in years. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
3/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) A perfectly fine film about Fred Hampton, a man who deserves much better than a perfectly fine film. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/5 69% Land (2021) Clean, solid filmmaking. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
4/5 88% President (2021) May not be the formidable achievement its predecessor was, but it's still a pretty terrific documentary about the enormously hard work of navigating politics. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
4/5 76% Prisoners of the Ghostland (2021) While there are certainly individual moments that feel a bit too mannered and self-conscious in their cartoon weirdness, most of it feels like a very genuine dive into feverish madness. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3.5/5 79% In The Earth (2021) Pure vintage Wheatley, all about the terrifying things we don't know and can't imagine in the primordial natural mysteries of England. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
2/5 95% CODA (2021) Unbearably cloying and contains barely a single narrative beat that isn't an ossified cliché. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
4/5 87% Censor (2021) The film's strengths are extraordinary, a marriage of period filmmaking pastiche and psychological disintegration that calls to mind Peter Strickland. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
1.5/5 No Score Yet Witchcraft (1988) Bad and drab, but mostly forgettable and anonymous. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
3.5/5 94% Boys State (2020) It simply presents its material as straightforwardly as it can and lets us decide what to do with it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
4/5 100% Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) Corrals all of the difficult emotions of five years into a moving, insightful sketch of a family relationship. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
2.5/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) There's simply no gainsaying the ambition, or the creativity in the problem solving. Whether it adds up to a movie worth watching... eh. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 97% La Llorona (2020) The frustrations of the movie serve to underline the difficulty in extracting any kind of justice for a crime as unfathomable as genocide. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 96% Sound of Metal (2020) Riz Ahmed's work in the lead role is a tremendous piece of screen acting, easily one of the best performances of the year. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2021
4.5/5 96% The Wolf House (La casa lobo) (2018) A psychological thriller of the most harrowing kind. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
3.5/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) Regina King is doing a whole lot to keep this from feeling too talky and overly earnest. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
3.5/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) A tight piece of filmmaking with a focused, nuanced lead performance. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
2.5/5 72% An American Pickle (2020) Even at just 88 minutes, it's long and stilted. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2021
3.5/5 82% The Whistlers (2020) Very little other than a genre riff for the sake of doing a genre riff. But it is a good genre riff, so it has that going for it. - Alternate Ending EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2021
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 40% 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 68% 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 91% 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