Tori Brazier

Tori Brazier
Tori Brazier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Flickering Myth One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 69% Godmothered (2020) Enchanted-lite, it lacks the spark and coherency of its superior, but it's still a cosy seasonal treat -- and who doesn't want a fairy godmother? - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
91% Luxor (2020) Luxor's story, location and performances in particular allow for it to linger in the mind after the credits roll. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2020
83% Undine (2020) Undine has clear limits, and the ripe, imaginative possibilities suggested by its fantasy links aren't properly mined, but it is still an interesting-enough, nicely-packaged drama-cum-thriller. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
95% Mogul Mowgli (2020) A visceral and considered film, with a uniformly excellent cast, it somehow seems weird that Mogul Mowgli didn't exist before, as personal to - and perfect for - linchpin Ahmed as it is. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
92% Supernova (2021) As a high-quality drama, it's likely Supernova will cause stirs come awards season - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 78% Eternal Beauty (2019) Eternal Beauty possesses a fabulous cast, led by Sally Hawkins' peerless vulnerability and expression. It's impossible to imagine another actor as Jane, but unfair to minimise the talent of the rest of its cohort (particularly David Thewlis). - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 100% Dream Horse (2020) Dream Horse's careful navigation of the predictable is undoubtedly helped by its top-drawer cast and sparky dialogue, but it also does well at building tension throughout key race scenes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
59% Tesla (2020) Tesla certainly has sparks of ingenuity, but the ignited flame sputters occasionally. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
52% The Bay of Silence (2020) The Bay of Silence strives to be an exciting film-noir-come-psycho-melodrama, but it just lacks the subtlety and refinement. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
81% To the Stars (2020) To the Stars is an evocative coming-of-age drama that manages to follow the groove it cuts for itself, and says just enough differently to its predecessors, to make it worth a watch. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
29% Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Despite settling into a promising rhythm during the first half, with bright spots in the cast and amusing lines lifted directly from the novel, an important part of the novel's essence and verve is left behind in this so-so adaptation. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
62% Radioactive (2020) The unevenness in its execution prevents Radioactive from having the impact that a film based on such an extraordinary woman should. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
88% Onward (2020) Ready yourself for an epic film quest, as there's plenty of charm, fun and magic to embrace in Onward. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
87% Emma. (2020) This is an assured adaptation, a vibrant and fresh take on a classic - and an interpretation that could readily be extended to other Austen dramas. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Writer-director Céline Sciamma's soulful filmmaking, alongside her whole team, deserves every success it's had so far. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
92% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) The Personal History of David Copperfield starts and ends with its characters, who are truly alive and authentic. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/5 69% Bombshell (2019) It has the brashness of a bombshell, but it also shares that lack of subtlety. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) It's a searing, moving film that doesn't have to shout or clamour to get the attention its simplicity and artistry quite justly deserves. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
37% State Like Sleep (2019) State Like Sleep is a disjointed film that's not sure what it wants to be. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Simple and sincere, it doesn't try to be anything other than what it is: A touching homage to a folk hero of American kids' TV. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
93% The Delivered (Fanny Lye Deliver'd) (2019) As Fanny Lye Deliver'd moves to embrace its folk horror label, frenzy and gore increases. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 63% Hope Gap (2020) Although Hope Gap could be accused of being a little pedestrian in its ambitions and presentation, it is, nonetheless, an affecting, well-acted and timely film. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
90% Rose Plays Julie (2019) Although Rose Plays Julie provides an interesting premise and an intriguing atmosphere, the unanswered questions and somewhat unclear intention results in unhelpful distance between the story and the audience. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
100% Perfect 10 (2019) Like its characters, Perfect 10 isn't in fact perfect, but it's endearingly rough around the edges. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
71% The King (2019) History fans and Shakespeare buffs will be particularly intrigued, but it's gripping enough for anyone interested in a good story. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
81% Light of My life (2019) Light of My Life has flashes of a film that could appeal to all, but ultimately its slow-burn nature will divide audiences. For some it's absorbing and brooding, but for others it's too indulgent. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Blinded by the Light has fun with the '80s, lovingly pastiching its fads and fashions, as well as depicting the straightforward -- if shameful -- reality of being an immigrant. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
No Score Yet For Love or Money (2019) For Love or Money motors along, ticking most boxes for its genre, including timely changes of heart, comeuppances, comedy pets and a road trip. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
2/5 52% The Lion King (2019) The 2019 version of The Lion King serves up extra appreciation for the 1994 original, which, as this one proves, cannot be surpassed. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
3/5 87% Chef (2014) The central father-son story line is not especially Michelin star-worthy, and the film as a whole will not set modern cinema ablaze. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 51% Jersey Boys (2014) Yes, there's no Eastwood stamp stylistically, but he directs superb performances from the central quartet - and commendably without a whiff of jazz hands. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) The tale of an underdog - and affectionately undermining the success of the most famous band in history - will always do pretty well with British audiences. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) After almost completely failing to take off, Aladdin finally freewheels when it looses itself from the shackles of its origins. And Magic Carpet is a very good boy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2/5 35% The Giver (2014) Although the film has a few merits, including the deft use of a colour motif that harks back to Oz, a dull and predictable ending does nothing to help it overall: the studio clearly has its fingers crossed for yet another series. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) As an origin story - and period biopic - Rocketman does justice, with an appropriate panache, to the early years of a bonafide music legend. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
3/5 28% Insurgent (2015) The plot's a bit stretched out, but good performances and the series' impressive production value mean it's a serviceable stopgap before the real action of Allegiant. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
3/5 63% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015) Spooks' pre-exisiting excellence hinders the film somewhat as it struggles to make a cinematic splash; worth watching if you're already a fan, or appreciate fast-paced shenanigans and explosions around London. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 77% London Road (2016) As far as innovation goes, London Road is streets ahead - however its intrinsic qualities of "spoken word" song and laudable accuracy may not have such impact on repeat viewings. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 91% The Gift (2015) The Gift's reveal isn't worthy of the apprehension it creates, which is chiefly down to three classy performances. Thriller fans may be reasonably sated but The Gift lacks distinct juju. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) Out of the frying pan, into the fire - the first film's promise is compromised here by a bloated running time; a transitional movie with lots of running and dust in the face, etc. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 89% Bill (2016) This quintessentially British film has mixed together the best bits from inspirations like Blackadder and Monty Python with a cheeky, imaginative approach to history and added song-and-dance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 20% Aloha (2015) Aloha starts off in Elizabethtown-esque territory but, perhaps thanks to winning performances or the stunning island scenery, it becomes something better. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) The cast's intense young actors are to be applauded, as is the film's stance as a thought-provoking (and crushing) piece of cinema - but twenty minutes fewer would alleviate violence fatigue. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 83% Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016) Salles' low-key documentary reflects nicely on Zhangke's own personal, handheld style. Although an engaging subject matter for those already interested, a little assumed knowledge does prevent its being totally accessible. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 92% James White (2015) James White is not an enjoyable film, but it amply fulfills its goal in being a piece that resonates honestly with its audience. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 73% Suffragette (2015) Although not a hopeful film Suffragette is inspirational nonetheless, portraying the sacrifices made as women were pushed toward vandalism for want of a better alternative, in a no-nonsense fashion. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 91% Sembene! (2015) The material is fascinating, particularly with Sembène the first African to make a film in Africa for an African audience. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
1/5 88% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) Neon Bull has the potential to be an engaging film - particularly with the addition of the lead Iremar's subversive interest in costuming. It wastes all of this potential, however. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/5 63% Paula (2016) Canevari aspires towards a low-key, naturalistic mood for Paula but misses the mark and lands in 'rather boring'. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 73% Black Mass (2015) Although not a particularly original film Black Mass is as good as it can be given its constraints, holding the audience's attention throughout with lean editing and sterling performances. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019