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Rating Title/Year Author
B+ Sentinelle (2021) Brian Orndorf Revenge cinema pulled off with ferocity, giving Kurylenko something to work with as Leclercq arranges riveting escalation, delivering a brutalizer with some deep-seated pain to examine. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
B Coming 2 America (2021) Brian Orndorf The vibe is irresistible at times, with Murphy aiming to oversee a simple viewing experience that's filled with a lot of charm, heart, and hilarity. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
C Boogie (2021) Brian Orndorf It's a messy feature highlighting Huang's inexperience behind the camera, often downplaying what works so well in his screenplay, leading to a frustrating viewing experience. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
B+ Boss Level (2021) Brian Orndorf Carnahan finds the fun factor in pure excess, giving "Boss Level" an enjoyable level of mischief as it organizes multiple deaths and physical challenges. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
C- Chaos Walking (2021) Brian Orndorf Ness created three books to explore the world of "Chaos Walking," but it's highly likely there's only going to be one movie, and it's a shame, especially with this caliber of filmmaking talent, that it's such a dull one. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
B Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Brian Orndorf A brilliantly animated odyssey across fantasy lands, with rich color and exact detail, giving family audiences a proper odyssey with an important message of hope in our increasingly divided world. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
B+ Keep an Eye Out (2018) Brian Orndorf "Keep an Eye Out" is hilarious at times, really kicking into high gear after the opening 20 minutes, delivering the dry wit and screwball storytelling the helmer is extremely skilled at delivering. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
B+ Moxie (2021) Brian Orndorf Netflix didn't want me to review "Moxie," but it's an excellent battle cry for all audiences, as Poehler hopes to inspire others with this heartfelt study of awakening. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
B- My Salinger Year (2020) Brian Orndorf The picture has help from a terrific supporting cast, creating different levels of professional and personal pressure to enjoy when Joanna's quest for self-worth and inspiration isn't quite as compelling. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
D The Devil Below (2021) Brian Orndorf "The Devil Below" is a strange endeavor, dealing with a classic set-up for showdown with a grotesque threat, only to have the final cut work extremely hard to throttle intrigue and chills along the way. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
B- Pixie (2020) Brian Orndorf The cast is strong, and such speed and screen charisma counts here, as anytime "Pixie" pauses to reflect, it falls apart, losing appeal when taking itself too seriously. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2021
B 400 Bullets (2021) Brian Orndorf Paton tries to bend expectations in little ways, giving what easily could've been a generic thriller some welcome personality. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
C Tom & Jerry (2021) Brian Orndorf "Tom & Jerry" isn't funny, with director Tim Story laboring to make human miscastings work as hard as the manic animation. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
C Cherry (2021) Brian Orndorf Well-made and its messages are accessible, but it grows repetitive, with the helmers yearning to make an epic with a story that runs out misery to shape long before the end credits arrive. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
C The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) Brian Orndorf It's meant to be explosive fun, but the second sequel is unnervingly inert at times, and corporate interests to keep the brand alive well into the future tend to throttle what little plot is here. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
B+ My Zoe (2019) Brian Orndorf Delpy tries something original with the writing, taking viewers on a different journey, exploring clouded decision-making abilities during an overwhelming time of sadness. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
B+ Dementer (2019) Brian Orndorf The production reinforces Kinkle's capabilities with limited coin and tales of weird southern threats, adding another original vision to his filmography. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
B Crisis (2021) Brian Orndorf Mindful of marketplace demands, as thriller-style engagements make periodic appearances, but the core message of exploitation is vividly rendered, making for a fascinating sit. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
C The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Brian Orndorf An outstanding performance stuck in a soap opera with too many meandering moments, as the production is more enchanted with the Billie Holiday hang than the central story of targeted harassment. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
B+ The Vigil (2019) Brian Orndorf The Vigil" is a ghost story, exploring spooky encounters and darkly lit rooms, and it's a highly effective one, well-crafted on a low budget. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
B I Care a Lot (2020) Brian Orndorf Blakeson bungles the ending of "I Care a Lot," but he's great with introductions, giving viewers an unusual roller coaster ride of nasty people engaged in predatory business. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
B Silk Road (2021) Brian Orndorf Finds fertile ground, adding something to the procedural routine, giving the feature an interesting perspective when surveying the real motivation of law enforcement as the job turns into an obsession. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
A- Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) Brian Orndorf Gets by on a healthy sense of humor and wonderfully lived-in performances from the cast, who bring a sharp sense of realism to the picture. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
B Flora and Ulysses (2020) Brian Orndorf Enthusiastically performed by the cast, who believe in the material, allowing it to come across as sincere as possible. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
C Body Brokers (2021) Brian Orndorf Gets lost while attempting to be a searing study of fraud, with Swab often more interested in crime movie formula, fearing that any sort of direct, sustained confrontation of the treatment industry won't hold audience attention. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
D- Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) Brian Orndorf It resembles a bad improv troupe's first movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
C Music (2021) Brian Orndorf There's passion for the project, which is refreshing, but for her big screen debut, Sia's storytelling focus is out of whack. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
C Blithe Spirit (2020) Brian Orndorf Hall makes a pretty picture, but one that doesn't sustain enough energy to the end, giving viewers less and less as the feature tries to bring Coward to a new audience. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
B Willy's Wonderland (2021) Brian Orndorf Even with a limited playing field and a dialogue-free Cage, it delivers an entertaining nightmare for cult movie fans itching for this type of gory ridiculousness. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
B Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Brian Orndorf Good fun with some big laughs, especially when Greenbaum gets away from the bizarre plot and focuses on his leading ladies, who seem like they're having the time of their lives with this picture. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
B Wrong Turn (2021) Brian Orndorf The production doesn't follow through on a few of its ideas, but the "Wrong Turn" do-over has moments of aggression and intimidation that work rather well. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
B+ Land (2021) Brian Orndorf "Land" has real power even when stands absolutely still for lengthy periods of screen time. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
D Me You Madness (2021) Brian Orndorf It's an ego-drenched production that doesn't become the violent cartoon it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
B+ Cowboys (2020) Brian Orndorf "Cowboys" remains committed to inspecting complex feelings and displays of limited impulse control, creating an involving page-turner for the big screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
B The World to Come (2020) Brian Orndorf It has some rigidity to conquer, but feeling breaks out periodically, mostly due to Waterston's performance, which is capable of communicating so much with extraordinarily little. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
B The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021) Brian Orndorf It's easy to spot the stretchmarks on the material, but ideas on life challenges and relationships come through with care. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
B+ Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Brian Orndorf King communicates extremes with stunning imagery and energy, finding greater storytelling success with intimacy than exaggeration. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2021
A- Falling (2020) Brian Orndorf Miraculously, "Falling" isn't a depressing picture, as Mortensen deals with frustration in a meaningful way, working through confrontations elegantly, keeping his feature modest to best communicate the power of memory and the challenge of family. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
B- Bliss (2021) Brian Orndorf Cahill's unable to squeeze enough drama out of the material, but there's something here worth exploring, including a different approach to understanding the experience of drug addiction and mental illness EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
B Little Fish (2020) Brian Orndorf "Little Fish" isn't urgent, but it finds its way to a place of gentle reflection in an increasingly crazed world, clinging to character in a way that gives the story inviting intimacy. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
D The Right One (2021) Brian Orndorf "The Right One" is being sold as a good time, but it's not, gradually becoming melodramatic mush as the helmer fails to mix the light and substantial darkness of the material in any meaningful way. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
B- Rams (2020) Brian Orndorf The new version doesn't improve on the previous endeavor, but there's a lot to like in "Rams," which will play best to those who haven't been exposed to this story before. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
C Sacrifice (2021) Brian Orndorf There's style and atmospheric churn, but the feature doesn't deliver where it counts the most, taking the long way to an unsatisfying destination. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
D The Reckoning (2021) Brian Orndorf "The Reckoning" can't shake its absurdity, and while Marshall tries to distract from production limitations with sex, violence, and blush, he still ends up with a dismal feature. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
C Dara of Jasenovac (2020) Brian Orndorf Director Antonijevic grows obsessed with finding new ways to photograph mental and physical breakdowns, creating an especially difficult sit for anyone besides students of history. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
B Finding 'Ohana (2021) Brian Orndorf Delivers some spirited sequences, but the material isn't strictly after thrills, often more interested in the nuances of Hawaiian culture and the power of love. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
C The Little Things (2021) Brian Orndorf The eccentricity of it all is almost worth a viewing, watching Hancock mount something sinister without really going for it. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
A- The Dig (2021) Brian Orndorf "The Dig" does a terrific job sneaking up on viewers, with a simple request to explore a mound of dirt turning into a rich understanding of character and the sheer labor of the mission. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
B Palmer (2021) Brian Orndorf Guerriero manages to layer in some heart where it counts the most, also providing Timberlake with a conflicted personality to help show his stuff, which he does in a surprisingly understated turn. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
B+ Penguin Bloom (2020) Brian Orndorf The sweetness of it all is there, but Ivin manages to deliver a movie that isn't cloying, which is an impressive achievement. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021