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 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 52% 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 56% 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
90% 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 76% 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 92% 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 46% 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 87% 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
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn is a beautiful film, in both presentation, with its lush cinematography, and delicate execution. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 89% The Lady In The Van (2015) A film suited more to her fans and theatre buffs, it's hard to imagine there being any point to The Lady in the Van onscreen without Maggie Smith. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 79% Closet Monster (2016) Closet Monster is certainly worth a watch due to its originality, quirkiness and honesty, none of which ever seem forced. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) In the Heart of the Sea doesn't break new ground, but it's relatively diverting. There's satisfaction in watching newer British talent... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/5 61% Truth (2015) Taking itself so seriously, Truth may not score big with all cinemagoers, but you'd be hard pushed to not at least be reasonably won over by the excellent ensemble cast of characters. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
3/5 96% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) Hitchcock/Truffaut is a gentle but revealing documentary... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/5 74% Trumbo (2015) Despite its blacklist subject matter, keeps things light and irreverent with a wry screenplay, emphasising the absurdity of America's Communist paranoia post-World War Two. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 77% Goosebumps (2015) Despite a sharp-ish script, some strong comedy performances, and plenty of love for its source material, Goosebumps is still not balanced or worthy enough to truly satisfy R.L. Stine aficionados. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 90% The Witch (2016) Its historical allegory ensures The Witch stands out, but it does become a little slow and murky with details as it feels its way through to the dramatic finish. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 75% The Ones Below (2016) There are enjoyable moments of unexpected humour (general social awkwardness) as well a nice tautness to the plot's proceedings. Ultimately, however, the film's rather predictable yet overblown ending takes the wind out of its 'serious thriller' sails. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
2/5 11% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) The Divergent series chugs along, its mediocrity transcended, as always, by Woodley and James' commitment. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 59% High-Rise (2016) Despite the second act descending messily into chaos, High-Rise is worth viewing for the cast and the film's offbeat caustic humour and all-round peculiarity - experimental is the word. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 89% Women He's Undressed (2016) The slightly jarring whimsical style works to emphasize Orry-Kelly's uniqueness - and surely everyone will find his relationship with one Archibald Leach intriguing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/5 18% I Saw the Light (2016) I Saw the Light has a fascinating subject...but still ends up rather a plonky misfire. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3/5 90% Green Room (2016) It has an impressively nuanced script for the genre, with a rich vein of sarcasm and comedy running through the film. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 73% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets sets no tails wagging as it fails to produce a hook to justify long-term success. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 53% London Town (2016) Formulaic writing is lifted to a higher level by a talented ensemble plus real stand out performances from Huttlestone and Rhys Meyers - even if their scenes together are contrived. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 81% We Are X (2016) Although incredibly successful underdogs, We Are X undeniably grabs its audience and has them rooting for X Japan's final breakthrough. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It is suitably magical. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 84% Hermia & Helena (2017) It's a bloated plot where not much happens, and the only development of consequence comes near the film's end, apropos of nothing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Lupe Under the Sun (Lupe bajo el sol) (2016) Taking "slow-paced" to new heights, Lupe Under the Sun depicts so little that it becomes a bit confusing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/5 100% The Bacchus Lady (2016) The Bacchus Lady is a twist on the tale of a hooker with a heart of gold, and this time it's a deliciously dark heart beating underneath all of its brushings-off. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 88% Dancer (2016) If you're in any doubt that ballet is an all-consuming, gruelling profession that can test you to your limit, and beyond, Dancer is one to watch. If you knew that already, watch it anyway... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Perhaps it's slightly formulaic, but as it's how the real events unfolded it's all the more touching and triumphant. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 75% Trolls (2016) A little too light and pedestrian to be a classic, Trolls nevertheless sets up a fun universe for its characters and audience. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
4/5 50% The Promise (2017) An impressive amount of access - and diligence - sets this true crime documentary apart from others. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) An exceptional ensemble really delivers in a film that might otherwise have struggled to attract attention. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3/5 59% City of Tiny Lights (2016) An uneven but wholehearted effort to honour both contemporary London and film noir. A great ensemble makes light work of the staid script... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 90% Their Finest (2017) A sweet, spiky and unashamedly British tale. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019