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Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 82% Les Misérables (2020) Has something it's very urgently eager to say, and it says it with furious passion; but dramatically and stylistically, it doesn't have the same radicalism as it preaches.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
1.5/5 52% Cimarron (1931) The all-time worst winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
2.5/5 75% Spies in Disguise (2019) Reeks of cynical calculation.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
2/5 16% The Grudge (2020) Too dated to be interesting, certainly too dated to be in the least bit frightening, though it's good for a few jump scares.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
3.5/5 72% Piercing (2019) Compulsively watchable, even when this is because of how happily grotesque it can be.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
3/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) At a certain point, monotony sets in.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3.5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) In its best moments, this is a powerfully moving, sympathetic portrait of a young artist who is deeply confused about herself and life.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4.5/5 94% Transit (2019) Phenomenal as an intellectual exercise, a piece of storytelling, a dive into a mysterious, dream-like world, and as a Kafkaesque character drama.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
4/5 99% Varda by Agnès (2019) A well-earned victory lap.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Something wholly pleasant and humane to round out a movie year where humanity, in particular, hasn't always been easy to come by.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
3.5/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) Any film as enervating as this must be doing something right.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) An exquisitely felt human drama.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 74% Richard Jewell (2019) This is material that plays atypically well to Eastwood's strengths.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
4/5 85% Gremlins (1984) Benefits from one of the most underappreciated musical scores of the 1980s.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
3/5 92% Clemency (2019) The film's best strength, is obviously Alfre Woodard: a great actor giving what is, if not her best screen performance, close enough to it.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) It becomes easier and easier to watch it as just one specific thing: Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins getting to play verbal tennis.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
4.5/5 95% Atlantics (2019) An astoundingly confident, bold, uncanny debut.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
4/5 90% 1917 (2020) A craft masterpiece: pretty much every major aspect of filmmaking is represented by some of the best work of 2019.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
1.5/5 52% Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Surely a candidate for the worst stage-to-screen musical adaptation ever.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
2.5/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) This is not a movie that believes its audience can think.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
2/5 53% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) It's definitely doing something; doing what feels like dozens of things, really, across its heaving, bloated 141 minutes.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
5/5 82% A Hidden Life (2019) Raises a great many insoluble questions, and walks us through the process by which one man tried to solve them, while leaving us plenty of space to think about them ourselves.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
1/5 21% Cats (2019) A film of unrelenting upbeat energy, so horrible that it's only really possible to react to it with a kind of delirious manic good cheer.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
1.5/5 40% Black Christmas (2019) The tweaks to the slasher formula aren't enough to disguise the fact that this is a bloodless version of a story for which bloodiness is the only actual justification.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
2.5/5 67% Bombshell (2019) Imagine Vice cross-bred with Trumbo.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) There are just enough things that have been rejiggered so that it feels at least kind of fresh.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/5 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) An unabashed masterpiece, something that feels like it's already survived decades of adoration to be heralded as one of the great art films.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3.5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) A whole lot of well-built scenes isn't quite the same as a single well-built movie.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3.5/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) It has the lacerating truth of close observation, depicting the way that two humans work in the kind of fine detail that comes from an unpleasant surplus of intimacy.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4.5/5 98% Repo Man (1984) A great teardown of an atomised society full of alienated people, turned up to caricatured levels by Cox and his fantastically committed cast.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
2/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) The scenes in the balloon are generally at least okay, whereas the scenes in flashback range from boring to very boring.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2019
4.5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Arguably the single best pure character study of 2019.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 96% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019) What gives it nearly all its bite is the big questions it asks about history, and representing history through art.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3.5/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) The film's style is exquisite throughout, and it's a real shame that the script can't make the same claim.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3.5/5 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Its heart is in the right place, but its head needs to be clearer.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3.5/5 96% Promare (2019) Next-level animation tied to a garbage screenplay.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3/5 97% Knives Out (2019) The movie Knives Out actually turns out to be is a good deal better than the cumbersome, self-satisfied movie that it's aiming towards for the first act.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
3.5/5 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A likable movie, well worth watching, and solidly-built. It is competent. But it is also uninteresting.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) A definitive statement by an artist of Scorsese's prominence is worth taking seriously even if it kind of feels exactly like the definitive statement that you'd predict.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/5 77% Frozen II (2019) It eventually lands on something that works pretty well... The first half, though, feels like the movie has to restart very nearly every single time it changes locations.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 93% Klaus (2019) One of the most astonishing feats of animation of the decade.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Possibly cinema history's first car-design procedural, and as long as it stays there, it's pretty satisfying.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
1.5/5 84% Waves (2019) An absolute disaster, morally odious on top of being aesthetically confused. But it couldn't be such a thoroughgoing failure if it wasn't swinging for the fences.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Far from Almodóvar's masterpiece, but there couldn't be a finer capstone to his career than this reckoning with what that career has brought him to.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 91% Leave Her to Heaven (1945) Pure modernism hiding in the guise of a classical Hollywood potboiler, a perfect cinematic embodiment of the loss and despair of the post-war moment.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2.5/5 43% Midway (2019) One of the best things Roland Emmerich has ever touched. This is not, as compliments go, a very good one.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) If extremely good actors are doing strong work for roles that just kind of flop about like dead fish, is that actually a good thing?‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) A busy muddle that doesn't pursue any idea for longer than five minutes.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
2.5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) A terrifically sloppy film, packed with redundancies, plotlines that never really resolve, and a baffling inability to control tone.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 74% Harriet (2019) Turns out that it's more effective to claim that we should care about a historical figure because she's interesting than because she's important. Who'd have thought?‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019