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Rating Title/Year Author
D+ () Brian Orndorf As much as "Sextuplets" whiffs with a surefire premise, it's not as ugly as the other Wayans/Tiddes efforts, pulling back a little bit when it comes to punishing slapstick. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
D+ 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Brian Orndorf This is no improvement on the mediocre original. It's just noisier, cartoonish, and predictable. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
C Driven (2018) Brian Orndorf Largely whiffs on creating tension, trying to a make a thriller out of inherently mundane tale of a rich man trying to buy nobility to cover his own insecurities. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
B+ Luce (2019) Brian Orndorf A provocative study of parental protection and racial realities, staying tight on difficult situations of accusation, unearthing suspense much like a traditional thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
D Good Boys (2019) Brian Orndorf The concept works for a minute, but Stupnitsky and Eisenberg still have to fill the remaining 89. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
B+ Gwen (2018) Brian Orndorf The material is going somewhere, which is refreshing, permitting an appreciation for relationships and sacrifices that pay off the tale, while performances are outstanding. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
B Blinded by the Light (2019) Brian Orndorf "Blinded by the Light" doesn't know when to quit, but it's loaded with charm and always attentive to heart. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
C- The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Brian Orndorf The approach has been tightened, challenges are easily identified, and animation is more elastic, but 90 minutes of noise is still 90 minutes of noise. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2019
B Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Brian Orndorf Manages to pull off a difficult challenge of adaptation, eschewing straight-up nostalgia to create a new vision of "Dora the Explorer," allowing her to grow up but not lose her sense of curiosity and courage. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
A- Light of My Life (2019) Brian Orndorf It's a rather beautiful understanding of the central relationship, and while Affleck goes slow, he's attentive to subtle emotions and character, locating some heart in the midst of hell. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
C Nekrotronic (2018) Brian Orndorf "Nekrotronic" feels like homework, with the final cut roughly 80% exposition and 20% ultraviolence. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B- Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Brian Orndorf It could use more frights, not subplots, and there's no real ending to the effort, just a lead-in to future sequels. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
C The Kitchen (2019) Brian Orndorf The source material seems ready to rumble, but the editing just wants the picture to be over with as soon as possible. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
D The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Brian Orndorf Not every book needs to be a movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B- Ode to Joy (2019) Brian Orndorf It's not a particularly compelling movie, but it does have certain charms, with the cast working very hard to keep the effort bright and amusing. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
B+ Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) Brian Orndorf Powerful in its research and somewhat terrifying in its summation of today's hopeless glut of screaming faces. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
D+ Otherhood (2019) Brian Orndorf Escapism and heartache with tedious, self-involved personalities, while attention to genuine humor is missing from the endeavor. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
D+ Madness in the Method (2019) Brian Orndorf There's something in the self-aware approach that's worth exploring, but Mewes doesn't want to be entirely honest with himself. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
D+ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Brian Orndorf Constant frame manipulation basically qualifies the feature for a Best Animated Film nomination at next year's Academy Awards. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
B+ Skin (2018) Brian Orndorf Frightening, especially when examining how organized hate is managed and unleashed, but the picture isn't offering an overview of a movement. It's much more intimate. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
C- A Score to Settle (2019) Brian Orndorf Cage gives what he can to the low-budget endeavor, but director Shawn Ku can't shake the stiffness of the effort, which buries a few of its better ideas with crude filmmaking and lackluster casting. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
B- The Operative (2019) Brian Orndorf Fans of John le Carre should receive a mild charge out of "The Operative," which strives to be an intelligent understanding of espionage and the dangers emotional ties bring to the ways of government-sponsored spying. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
B+ Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Brian Orndorf An improvement from Tarantino's last few efforts, managing to reconnect with his mischievous side with a slice of faux reality from the most sobering summer of the 1960s. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
B Astronaut (2019) Brian Orndorf McLeod can't always keep away from corniness, but she retains heart, creating a gentle story of extraordinary events happening to real people. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
D Polaroid (2018) Brian Orndorf There's the whole Polaroid camera premise, which is unusual, but the rest of the film is a strictly paint-by-numbers affair, likely to bore seasoned genre admirers. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
D+ The Mountain (2018) Brian Orndorf It's certainly Alverson's most well-produced effort, and also his greatest disappointment. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
B+ The Farewell (2019) Brian Orndorf It's a searching picture, not a spongy one, with Wang impressively detailing culture shock with a cast of capable performers. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
B- Supervized (2019) Brian Orndorf The weirdness of it all is reasonably compelling, watching Barron return to the genre that secured his career, locating a different corner of comic book destruction to explore. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
D Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019) Brian Orndorf Noisy and unfunny, still pawing at the same obvious political targets while expanding its capacity for mayhem, hoping to wow viewers instead of tickle them with relentless absurdity. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
B+ Drei Zinnen (2017) Brian Orndorf There's more to the screenplay, and that's the beauty of Zabeil's work, introducing new perspectives on seemingly innocent behaviors. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
C Into the Ashes (2019) Brian Orndorf It's the sluggish pacing and repetitiveness that cripples much of "From the Ashes," damaging what might've been an enlightening understanding of futility. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
B- Point Blank (2019) Brian Orndorf Lynch keeps "Point Blank" moving along with dangerous encounters and a short run time, and it's exciting when it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B+ Crawl (2019) Brian Orndorf Aja understands how to trigger reactions and exit quickly, making this 85-minute-long game of endurance gripping and immensely fun at times. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
C+ The Lion King (2019) Brian Orndorf After doing something imaginative with "The Jungle Book," it's a bit disappointing to watch Favreau play it all so cautiously. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B+ Sword of Trust (2019) Brian Orndorf Shelton's having a good time with this one, but the lightness of the material doesn't diminish her instinctual need to care about everyone involved. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B- Darlin' (2019) Brian Orndorf It's enough that the helmer isn't repeating McKee's mistakes from "The Woman," and while "Darlin'" isn't a rousing endeavor, it's better than what's come before. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B- Trespassers (2018) Brian Orndorf It's certainly inspired at times, but not particularly brave. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
B- Summer Night (2019) Brian Orndorf We've seen this type of feature before, but Cross provides decent performances and a sense of nightlife to give the endeavor some atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
C Stuber (2019) Brian Orndorf Lively at times, but never sure of itself, while screenwriter Tripper Clancy always turns to formula when he's backed into a corner. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
D Killers Anonymous (2019) Brian Orndorf A series of audition pieces, not a cohesive thriller, and it's an absolute chore to sit through. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
C Phil (2019) Brian Orndorf It's not without some charms, but the effort doesn't ring with invention, as Kinnear plays it all too safe to protect himself. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
B+ The Quiet One (2019) Brian Orndorf "One" isn't out for blood, electing to care for Wyman's legacy, receiving an enviable opportunity to pore through the musician's treasures. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
B My Days of Mercy (2017) Brian Orndorf Mostly about watching Page and Mara manage dramatics, trying to make potentially one-dimensional characters into living, breathing human beings. They're successful, even when the movie isn't. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
D+ Cold Blood (2019) Brian Orndorf Petitjean offers a snoozy, incident-free picture, wasting Reno's time with a role he's played before. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
C Yesterday (2019) Brian Orndorf "Yesterday" is surprisingly bland, with a lengthy run time and cliché soon bringing it to a stop, almost actively looking for ways to mute the potential for enjoyable craziness. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
A Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Brian Orndorf The big, beating heart of "Homecoming" survives in "Spider-Man: Far from Home," sustaining all the giddiness and relative innocence a fabulous superhero movie deserves. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
B- Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) Brian Orndorf Herzfeld provides pleasingly mean energy, stuffing the effort with violence and anger, even managing to pull off something that's eluded the series up to this point: genuine surprise. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
C Nightmare Cinema (2018) Brian Orndorf Stuck in neutral, prizing oddity to a point where the effort loses all momentum and mischief. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
C Midsommar (2019) Brian Orndorf A "Wicker Man" riff that's extremely long and terribly light with crucial psychological details. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
B Euphoria (2017) Brian Orndorf Langseth doesn't pull any punches with the material, retaining rawness and confusion as emotional breakthroughs are squeezed out of the characters. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019