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Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0.5/5 No Score Yet Amityville Dollhouse: Evil Never Dies (1997) Paint-by-numbers tedium, mixing up most of the ingredients of the previous Amityville pictures into a grey swill, and adding a few terrible ones of its own.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
4.5/5 90% Planet of the Apes (1968) For all its self-conscious thoughtfulness, it also works as a B-grade sci-fi film.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
3/10 43% Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970) The best parts of the film are also the places where it's most ineffective as a sequel.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
3.5/5 79% Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Easily the strangest film in the series, and a good candidate for the strangest studio-made genre film of the 1970s.‐ Alternate Ending
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5/5 97% Cabaret (1972) A truly great movie adapted from truly great source material, but it achieves most of its greatness by thoroughly gutting and re-imagining that source.‐ Alternate Ending
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4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's impressive for a 2017 CGI-dominated popcorn movie to be this much of a gravely sober-minded character drama as this.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
1/5 24% The Amityville Horror (2005) Assumes for all of its thankfully brief 89 minutes that its audience is stupid and easily-bored, and proceeds to fling nonsense at us without pause.‐ Alternate Ending
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4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) For a film with a $150 million price tag, positioned as the biggest superhero-free Warner tentpole of 2017, it does just about as much experimenting as it could possibly dare.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
2.5/5 36% Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973) Battle... is where the dwindling budgets of the film in this series finally manage to score a fatal hit.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
4.5/5 72% The Fifth Element (1997) Even 20 years on, The Fifth Element hasn't lost very much of its ability to thoroughly confound and dazzle.‐ Alternate Ending
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4/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) As far as presenting elaborately garish spectacle, the film is an absolute triumph.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet The Amityville Haunting (2013) I can think of literally not one way in which the film doesn't mostly humiliate itself.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
2/5 9% Aeon Flux (2005) It has the unmistakable hollowed-out, jerkily-paced feel that comes when scenes have been ripped out more for reasons of running time than narrative clarity.‐ Alternate Ending
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4.5/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Exults in the filthy, glorious energy of divided Berlin at its most ragged and hedonistic.‐ Alternate Ending
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3/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A breathtakingly good exploration of different forms of existential loneliness.‐ Alternate Ending
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4/5 78% 25th Hour (2003) Profoundly suffused with an aura of loss.‐ Alternate Ending
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3/5 74% My Amityville Horror (2013) Daniel Lutz is a tremendously interesting, at times moving and at times deeply off-putting interview subject.‐ Alternate Ending
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3/5 88% Girls Trip (2017) The film lives or dies based on the chemistry between the actors, which is just off the charts.‐ Alternate Ending
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1.5/5 82% Detroit (2017) There might have been a way to make a thriller about police brutality... but it needed filmmakers more sensitive to what they were dealing with.‐ Alternate Ending
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5/5 94% The Truman Show (1998) One of the greatest American films of the 1990s.‐ Alternate Ending
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2/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A film whose action is slightly good, in a borrowed way, and whose plot is a benighted mess.‐ Alternate Ending
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2.5/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The one saving grace is that all three leads are interesting; they feel like they're in three different movies, but that's no matter.‐ Alternate Ending
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5/5 50% The Princess and the Cobbler (The Thief and the Cobbler) (1993) This is simply one of the most important and best animated features ever made. Or not made. Or whatever.‐ Alternate Ending
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3/10 62% Dolls (1987) A very heart-driven horror movie, all things considered.‐ Alternate Ending
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3.5/5 67% Wolf Warrior II (2017) It scratches that '80s action film itch better than the great majority of '80s action films do.‐ Alternate Ending
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2.5/5 52% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) A film that feels like it wasn't finished being assembled before it was ushered out into the world.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) The best parts ... are certainly far in the rearview mirror by the time it ends, and that does suck a lot of the "best comic book movie of the '10s!" energy out of a film that, at its best, really does feel like it's making a strong play for that title.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
10/10 100% Lola (1961) Intuited rather than explained & felt rather than understood.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
7/10 85% Lion (2016) The beats aren't anything new; the value is in the execution, and that's great.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
9/10 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) One of the year's best pure character studies.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2017
8/10 88% A Monster Calls (2017) A greedy tearjerker, greedy and shameless - and effective, to be perfectly fair.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2017
9/10 99% Cameraperson (2016) A tribute to what happens in front of the camera, how it is captured, and the eternal present of cinema.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
10/10 89% When Harry Met Sally (1989) An outright masterpiece of romance, comedy, and cinema itself.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
9/10 94% Neruda (2016) A great piece of cinema and a great attempt to engage with history and pro-people politics.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/10 74% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
5/10 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) Plays around with a lot of big words and famous leftist names, but it's strictly an affectation .‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
8/10 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
8/10 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/10 13% Collateral Beauty (2016) There are, I'll bet, ways of making this work. Collateral Beauty doesn't find them.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2016
9/10 81% Baraka (1993) Among the most overwhelmingly gorgeous films ever made.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016
7/10 96% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2016