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Matt Brunson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 16% The Grudge (2020) The Grudge became just the 20th film since CinemaScore's inception in 1979 to earn an "F" designation. That's actually appropriate, since the movie itself is nothing if not a big "F you" to everyone who paid to see it.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
3/4 83% Just Mercy (2020) I won't reveal McMillian's ultimate courtroom fate, but I will allow that it's not a happily-ever-after tale in one respect.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
4/4 90% 1917 (2020) Except for Marriage Story, it's the best picture of 2019.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2020
3.5/4 97% I Lost My Body (2019) One of the year's best.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/4 82% The Report (2019) One of the year's best.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/4 97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) One of the year's best.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) One of the 10 best films of 2019.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/4 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) The year's most affecting love story.‐ Creative Loafing
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
2.5/4 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Spies in Disguise is like so many other toon flicks from 2019: brightly designed, fairly entertaining, and instantly disposable.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3/4 92% Uncut Gems (2019) I'm not on the "Give Adam Sandler an Oscar nomination" bandwagon -- I've easily seen at least five leading male performances more varied and more interesting -- but he's certainly up to the task presented to him by the Safdies.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
3.5/4 95% Little Women (2019) Aside from one major miscalculation, this is a triumphant retelling of a book that's been brought to the screens (both big and small) on approximately a dozen occasions, the first arriving 102 years ago.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2020
1/4 21% Cats (2019) Pussy galore, and quite the bore.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
3/4 53% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The nitpicks are small compared to what the film gets right.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
2/4 44% Stephen King's 'Silver Bullet' (1985) Nothing to howl about.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
3.5/4 95% The Remains of the Day (1993) Like The Age of Innocence, here's another handsome period piece about a man who foolishly ignores the dictates of his heart.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
2.5/4 67% Bombshell (2019) The latest "preaching to the choir" movie to hit multiplexes, albeit one with a twist.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
2/4 40% Black Christmas (2019) Give this Black Christmas points for not only trying to be different but also attempting to add some social commentary into the slasher genre. Then take them away for devolving into sheer idiocy. ‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
3.5/4 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) It's enough to make a grown fan cry.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet The Wake of Light (2019) An illuminating film.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
2/4 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The thrill is gone.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
2/4 74% Richard Jewell (2019) Rather than even squint in the direction of the national mood and place the story within its proper context, director Clint Eastwood and scripter Billy Ray set their sights squarely on the usual boogeymen.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet Horror Island (1941) This one benefits from bright performances, a breezy pace, and a surprising denouement.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Black Cat (1941) Basil Rathbone and a young Alan Ladd play two of the in-laws, Bela Lugosi is the nosy groundskeeper, and Hugh Herbert and Broderick Crawford offer heavy-handed comic relief.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
2.5/4 80% Tower of London (1939) Tower of London won't be confused with Shakespeare, but it's a fairly diverting historical epic.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
2.5/4 No Score Yet Man-Made Monster (1941) Chaney brings pathos to his role, supported by fine makeup and visual effects.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
3.5/4 100% Scarface (1932) A Molotov cocktail of a movie.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
3.5/4 100% Blue Collar (1978) The tragedy of Pryor's career is that Hollywood rarely knew how to use his phenomenal talents (The Toy? Really?), but here he lands one of his best roles.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
1.5/4 31% Grudge Match (2013) Muhammad Ali may have had the ability to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, but 2013's Grudge Match can do no more than stumble around like a cockroach that's taken a direct hit from a can of Raid.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 7% An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) Where's a silver bullet when you really need one?‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 8% The Postman (1997) Costner the director lavishes all sorts of attention on Costner the actor, from laughably reverential dialogue ("You give out hope like it was candy in your pocket") to loving close-ups to gauzy slow-motion montages.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 26% Bedtime Stories (2008) A potentially interesting movie that comes crashing down as hard as that proverbial beanstalk.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 4% Darkness (2004) Nothing even remotely interesting occurs.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 50% Kate & Leopold (2001) It's rare to come across a time travel tale as listless as this one.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1/4 13% Four Rooms (1996) The weakest entries are absolutely dreadful.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1.5/4 41% The Bucket List (2007) A lazy and condescending package from top to bottom.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1/4 24% Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) This dirty Dozen is incompetent at every turn and shameless on every level.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1/4 53% Wolf Creek (2005) Wolf Creek bills itself as "Based On Real Events," a dubious claim since the film is rife with the sort of boneheaded plotting that can only be found in sub-par thrillers of this nature.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1/4 14% The Spirit (2008) Will Eisner's seminal comic strip deserved far better than this wretched camp outing, a film in which every jokey, self-aware remark lands with the force of an atomic bomb laying waste to a sand castle.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1/4 0% Pinocchio (2002) Joyless, idiotic, annoying, heavy-handed, visually atrocious, and often downright creepy.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
1/4 22% Patch Adams (1998) Patch Adams is offensive in the way it trots out every hoary plot device, no matter how improbable, exploitative or downright moronic.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/4 80% Tunes of Glory (1960) Alec Guinness and John Mills prove to be able adversaries in this drama (with sizable dollops of humor) set amidst the officers of a Scottish peacetime battalion.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet Jake Speed (1986) One of the worst of the many '80s action flicks.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
3/4 83% The Story of Temple Drake (1933) If anyone needs an example of the sort of movie that forced the Hays Office prudes to become moral watchdogs over the American film industry, The Story of Temple Drake will serve just fine.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
3.5/4 80% Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) It's a helluva lot easier to adapt, say, Stephen King than Kurt Vonnegut, yet director George Roy Hill and scripter Stephen Geller do such an exquisite job with Slaughterhouse-Five that even Vonnegut himself raved about this celluloid interpretation.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
2.5/4 88% Ready or Not (2019) Another year, another handful of overhyped horror films that don't live up to their potential.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Curse of the Fly (1965) Pretty lousy.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
2.5/4 36% Return of the Fly (1959) The first two-thirds are superior to the final stretch.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
2/4 25% The Fly II (1989) The horrible fate of a Golden Retriever is guaranteed to make dog lovers cringe, but beyond that, it's hard to invest much emotion in this shrug-inducing follow-up.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
3.5/4 92% The Fly (1986) For all its fetishistic attention to gross-out elements, what primarily distinguishes the film is its love story.‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
3/4 95% The Fly (1958) The climax ("Help me!") has given many viewers chills while providing others with chuckles -- I'm in the former camp; the primal terror of that situation never fails to move me -- and the rest is efficient in its solemnity. ‐ Film Frenzy
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019