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National Newspaper Publishers Association is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dwight Brown
Rating Title/Year Author
Aladdin (2019) Dwight Brown The film is not absolutely dreadful. It's just not original or fascinating which is not a punishable offense in most states. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Halston (2019) Dwight Brown Halston thoughtfully captures both a meteoric rise and a dramatic fall to earth. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Dwight Brown The action in this crazed ode to human destruction, whether it's on horseback or motorcycles or in a hotel or souk, is some of the most mind-boggling and kinetic that's ever been displayed on-screen. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Dwight Brown Refreshing and a complete joy to watch in this day and age of hate mongering. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.4/4 The Quiet One (2019) Dwight Brown [Bill] Wyman is a quiet treasure and so is this doc. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 () Dwight Brown A visual and audio retrospective that sticks with you. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/4 () Dwight Brown Edited down to 87 minutes, the footage is never attractive, the performances are only decent and the emotion never runs deep. Still, this film tells a powerful story. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown [Thomas] Jane is the glue and mortar. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
4/4 () Dwight Brown Expert technique and sensitive filming by directors Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman make this an Oscar-caliber documentary. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown It's like [Muhammad Ali] reaching back from the grave to remind us how brash and brave he was. Illuminating. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 Skin (2018) Dwight Brown Watching human garbage turn into human beings can be extremely gratifying. Excellent. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/4 () Dwight Brown Actor turned director and writer Sebastian Schipper examines immigration with this vibrant road movie. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown Under the prying eye of doc directors Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah, viewers watch a very talented man withstand the death of a parent, depression, a career that stalls and a surprisingly spiritual path to redemption. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown Documentarian Matt Wolf handpicks clips, adds in the essence of [Marion] Stokes' personality and interviews witnesses to her hobby. He creates a thought-provoking look at the upheavals, controversies and conflicts that have shaped this country. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/4 () Dwight Brown Can't say [Takashi] Dosher is an accomplished filmmaker-yet, but this movie hits a nerve. Also, coming from a male director there is a misogynist undertone that just doesn't feel right. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown Director Louis Wallecan doesn't miss one step. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown Showing admiration for reggae musicians from the '70s and '80s is this very inspiring doc's goal. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
1.5/4 () Dwight Brown Music video director Nabil Elderkin steps into the deep end of feature filmmaking and flounders. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 () Dwight Brown Thank documentarian Carina Bijlsma for the candid glimpse at a musical innovator who should be called a genius. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3/4 () Dwight Brown [Phillip] Youmans' premise and maturity go well beyond his years. He puts his characters in an angst that hovers over the entire production. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
3.5/4 () Dwight Brown Rarely has a history lesson been so damn entertaining. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
4/4 () Dwight Brown The soul of a young man gets an enduring legacy thanks to the power of film. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
The Intruder (2019) Dwight Brown This formulaic suspense/thriller with its toxic mix of obsession, anger and fear covers no new ground. What could happen that you haven't seen before? Not much. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Double Lives (2018) Dwight Brown Similar to his last film, Personal Shopper, Non-Fiction isn't awful. It's just aloof, sterile and unimpressive. Audiences and fans looking for another emotionally-charged [Olivier] Assayas film will just have to wait. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Dwight Brown Avengers: Endgame should make a lot of people happy for about three hours and one minute, solid. It's all that audiences could have possibly hoped for. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Stuck (2017) Dwight Brown The very timely subject matter is treated in the most superficial way. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
Little (2019) Dwight Brown Given a premise that is novel but not new, a script that is worthy but not stellar and a location that is overused, the cast succeeds regardless. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2018) Dwight Brown If you acclimate yourself to this process, you can enjoy this curious production that sometimes feels like a play, a dance performance or an elaborate opera for people who block, chop, kick and punch. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Mary Magdalene (2018) Dwight Brown The far-reaching message of love and compassion even under the worst circumstances never grows old. Even with a fresh retelling that reflects the times and humankind's current condition. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Fast Color (2018) Dwight Brown Fast Color crosses too many genres to be good in any specific one and that wreaks havoc on an audience's attention. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Us (2019) Dwight Brown Us never reaches that over-the-edge crescendo into total mayhem that scares you to death and makes a good horror film a great one. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Ash Is Purest White (2018) Dwight Brown Ash Is Purest White is captivating. More romantic/drama than crime/thriller, but all those elements fit neatly into this aching missive from China. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Never Grow Old (2019) Dwight Brown Leave it to an Irish writer/director, Ivan Kavanagh, to masterfully take a classic American film genre back to its roots. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Yardie (2018) Dwight Brown There wouldn't be a long list of "ifs," had Yardie been stripped down to its core. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Black Mother (2018) Dwight Brown Many filmmakers are journeymen, able to work their craft. A few are artists, who, if they had a different calling, would be painters, sculptors or poets. This New York-born director fits into the latter category. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
C Captain Marvel (2019) Dwight Brown Captain Marvel rates a C. It's distinguished from other MCU movies by its female lead. Otherwise it is way too ordinary and middle of the pack. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) Dwight Brown Too much of this film looks like a 15-minute SNL sketch stretched into a 1hr 49min movie-warts and all. This had the potential of being the best Madea outing ever, instead it's just another middling entry. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
Styx (2018) Dwight Brown The existential elements of this very contemporary rumination are obvious. Bringing the plight of refugees to the forefront is noble. It's enough to make this excursion, which piques fear, sadness and anger, haunting. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Dwight Brown Alita: Battle Angel is a solid start to what could be a welcomed series of films. It takes FX to another level and teens and sci-fi fans could gladly jump on a bandwagon that features a new and iconic Latina heroine. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
What Men Want (2019) Dwight Brown Girls Trip is the alpha raunchy female comedy. What Men Want is not as strong. But it grazes that high standard thanks to Taraji P. Henson's over-the-top performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
Arctic (2018) Dwight Brown Arctic doesn't have a long-lasting impact. Without artistry and an indelible atmospheric impression, it's just another film you'll vaguely remember. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Woman at War (2018) Dwight Brown A funny and delightful message movie that's never preachy. It's immensely clever and always sticking a finger-in-the-eye of the establishment. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
An Acceptable Loss (2018) Dwight Brown If you see An Acceptable Loss in a movie theater, you might regret the money you spent on a ticket. Watch it on TV or a mobile device and you may stay totally absorbed. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
Glass (2019) Dwight Brown Two hours and nine minutes roll by, and the film is about as frustrating as standing in a TSA line at the airport. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Aquaman (2018) Dwight Brown Is there anything hugely wrong with Aquaman? Not really. Is this a missed opportunity? Yes. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Vice (2018) Dwight Brown What both sides of the aisle will witness is a barrage of revealing information about politicians and events that significantly changed history-not necessarily for the better. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Dwight Brown The directors, producers, tech crew and actors have accomplished the impossible. They've upped the animation game for everyone. What they've done may well become the new normal-and that's a high bar to hit. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Ben Is Back (2018) Dwight Brown Credit a perfectly written script for the distinct personalities, subplots and twists that hold attention until there is a resolution. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Tyrel (2018) Dwight Brown In this case however, it seems like the editors should get credit for fluffing up a series of dull sequences into a head-scratching but cohesive movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
Creed II (2018) Dwight Brown Almost single-handedly, Michael B. Jordan takes this film the distance. In gestures, attitude and a wide range of expressions, he makes Adonis far more complex than the film itself. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018