National Newspaper Publishers Association

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
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
Amazing Grace (2018) Dwight Brown It's as if Franklin is sending a message to us from the great beyond. Thank heaven. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
A Private War (2018) Dwight Brown A fascinating, complicated and addictive psyche; the kind that often shapes central characters in page-turner novels. Only in this case, this story is far from fiction. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
Mobile Homes (2017) Dwight Brown There is so much on the line, so many dire circumstances that the characters' peril grips your attention. Keeping viewers on the edge of their seats, from beginning to end, is the mark of a well-crafted and executed film. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Dwight Brown The well laid out setup-rickety home, poor neighborhood and lively clan who lives off their grandma's gov't check-makes you think their brushes with the law and experiences with irate shopkeepers will lead somewhere. It doesn't. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/4 Private Life (2018) Dwight Brown Everything works about this film except for a dubious ending that makes the couple look less sympathetic. A crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/4 The Favourite (2018) Dwight Brown If you're tired of those boring royal British films and want to see the genre turned upside down, this dark, nasty bit of debauchery and revenge sex will leave you gasping for air. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
2.5/4 Cold War (2018) Dwight Brown The era is set impeccably and the two lead performances are attractive to watch. Eighty-eight minutes roll by and the dirge-like pace zaps the fun and life out of the tale. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
2.5/4 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Dwight Brown The beautiful cinematography and rousing musical score are excellent throughout. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/4 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Dwight Brown The pacing is off and some parts could put an insomniac to sleep. However, stick with the film, and your stamina will be rewarded. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
The Hate U Give (2018) Dwight Brown The wealth of talent on view is almost staggering. Amandla Stenberg carries the weight of the film giving Starr just enough juice to grow from humble vulnerable teen to a courageous protestor. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/4 Night School (2018) Dwight Brown That sensitive, emotional intangible spirit is not what most audiences will expect, but that's what they will get. They will leave the theater having experienced an orgy of laughter that culminates with a tender glow. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/4 Wildlife (2018) Dwight Brown Dano directs the hugely talented cast into giving three-dimensional performances that lead to a final act that isn't as spellbinding as the first two. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/4 What They Had (2018) Dwight Brown Stellar performances by the entire cast, especially Shannon, give a window into a cautionary tale. Almost as riveting as Manchester by the Sea. Excellent in other ways. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 Roma (2018) Dwight Brown Shot in arresting black and white and gorgeously crafted, the film is marred by a very slow, meandering Act I that barely holds attention.Then Act II launches into a melodramatic plotline that becomes engaging. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Dwight Brown Edgy, nerve-wracking and nightmarish from beginning to end. Yet, surprisingly encouraging too. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 The Front Runner (2018) Dwight Brown Hubris is not enough of a reason for audiences to flock to this film, though Jackman's performance may be. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 First Man (2018) Dwight Brown There are points in history where everyone remembers where they were when it happened. This is one of them and Chazelle and his team do that moment justice. This is an event movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Dwight Brown Moore, our canary in the coalmine, is turning into a curmudgeon laureate. The most poignant and shocking part of his doc is the light he shines on Flint and its tragic circumstance. Informative, sobering and enlightening. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 Dogman (2018) Dwight Brown If Fellini had made gritty ultra-violent movies they would have looked like this. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 Boy Erased (2018) Dwight Brown Crowe is miscast. Kidman is lukewarm. Hedges conveys emotions and disturbances that will bring audience to tears. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/4 22 July (2018) Dwight Brown Young actor Jonas Strand Gravli's heart-breaking performance carries the film as does Greengrass' judicious direction. Tense, suspenseful and surprisingly inspiring. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/4 White Boy Rick (2018) Dwight Brown There are so many stories to tell about unfortunate people who get arrested and imprisoned for selling drugs. So why-oh-why did anyone think this real-life tale about a white 15-year-old drug dealer in 1980s Detroit was the one worth revealing? EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/4 A Star Is Born (2018) Dwight Brown Somewhere inside this good 135-minute film is an even better 120-minute movie. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/4 High Life (2018) Dwight Brown Cheap looking sets and costumes stop this odd, erotic space odyssey from reaching its final destination. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/4 Destroyer (2018) Dwight Brown Everything lines up well, except the miscasting of the lead character. Nicole Kidman is never believable as the drunken cop on a revenge spree. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018