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Brian Lloyd

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% Jihad Jane (2019) Truly bizarre, 'Jihad Jane' is a fascinating examination of the lost souls of the internet age, and the dark alleys they often find themselves in.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
1/5 15% Dolittle (2020) Dolittle? Just don't.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
4 / 5 83% Queen & Slim (2019) 'Queen & Slim' is an affecting, visually compelling journey with two strong lead performances.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
3/5 27% The Rhythm Section (2020) The female-assassin trope is well-trodden, and in recent years, the likes of 'Killing Eve' have given it a fresh perspective. 'The Rhythm Section' has that behind and in front of the camera, but on the page and in the script, it's something of a letdown.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) y equal measure, 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood' is affecting, human, and honest. How rare it is for dramas with real-life characters, at this time of year, to be that way.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
3.5/5 76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Sure, it's borrowing from 'Fast and Furious' and it's so blatantly attempting to set itself up for another trilogy, but when were action movies of this ilk ever subtle? As strange as it is to say, 'Bad Boys For Life' is a solidly made action movie.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) An incredible, desperately weird, frightening masterpiece. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) 'Uncut Gems' houses what could be Adam Sandler's greatest on-screen performance. Glittering with promise, 'Uncut Gems' is a diamond-sharp crime thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 89% 1917 (2020) The panic that festers throughout '1917' comes in small increments, but it's how Deakins' camera tracks them at every turn as it pulls back little by little to reveal the true scale of the horror and the shock of World War I. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3/5 63% The Last Right (2019) Sweet and earnest in all the right places, The Last Right rolls through with just enough fuel to get it to the end. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
4/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) For those who embrace it, 'The Rise of Skywalker' is an earnest attempt to conclude a story that some never wanted to end.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
36% 6 Underground (2019) '6 Underground' deserves to be buried alive.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2019
3.5/5 94% Citizen K (2019) It doesn't offer any answers, nor does it give comfort to those who don't like the way the world is headed - but it does at least give you some kind of context to why it's happening.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) A charm all of its own and a heart as big as The Rock's biceps...‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) For all of the unlikeliness of it, 'Le Mans '66 (Ford v Ferrari)' is one of the most exciting and entertaining movies of the year.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
4/5 96% The Irishman (2019) If this is to be Scorsese's final chapter on crime in America, it's by far his most introspective. It may not be what you'd expect from all of the pieces involved, but it is a fascinating and entertaining experience.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
4 / 5 94% Western Stars (2019) Even if you're not taken by Springsteen's music, it's still a richly made concert movie and there is an authenticity in it that's compelling.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Truly one of the funniest movies of the year.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) While this is a fine effort and it's not without some interesting moments, it's not enough to be anything more than an unnecessary epilogue.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/5 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) 'Zombieland: Double Tap' suffers from the same problems that's plagued countless comedy sequels over the years - namely, how do you make something funny by treading over the same ground?‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 81% Abominable (2019) It's a sweet, fun-filled adventure story that's familiar, yes, but still enjoyable nonetheless.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3.5/5 42% The Laundromat (2019) 'The Laundromat' has its moments and while it's by no means Soderbergh's finest, it's an intriguing and bleakly funny assessment of how the rules don't apply when you're despicably rich.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
4/5 68% Joker (2019) 'Joker' is buoyed almost entirely by Phoenix's performance - it really is that spectacular - and the boldness in how it tries to interpret one of the most recognisable characters in popular culture.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) If this is to be the end of 'Between Two Ferns' as a going concern, it's probably the best way it can go out.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
1.5/5 23% The Kitchen (2019) A missed opportunity, 'The Kitchen' ends up half-cooked and bland.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4.5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) As sweet and affectionate a story as you can get, 'The Farewell' is a heartwarming, funny tale of family, duty and the softest lies we tell one another.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Easily one of the best movies of 2019.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) If you're in the thrall of 'Downton Abbey', then sure, this is everything you could want and more. For anyone else, it's two hours of well-meaning, well-constructed propaganda for aristocracy.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ 86% Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (2019) Sweet, tender, and open-hearted, Bill Burr's 'Paper Tiger' isn't always what you'd expect from the comedian, but it's as good as anything he's done in years.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) At ten minutes shy of three hours, the movie expands constantly (not unlike a certain red balloon) to the point where it just bursts, and all you're left with is entertaining but ultimately unnecessary filler.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 53% The Informer (2020) With a title as unsubtle as 'The Informer', you can pretty much guess how the movie is going to go down. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) When you come right down to it, Overlord is a big, dumb action-horror movie that so clearly wears its influences on its sleeve, is so clearly enjoying the ridiculousness of itself, that it's hard not to love it.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/5 94% The Mustang (2019) 'The Mustang' offers up a soulful, poetic examination of freedom and imprisonment, man and nature, and how so often the two know more of one another than they both realise.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
3/5 79% Good Boys (2019) It's certainly nothing you haven't already seen before, but it's a decent attempt at recreating those comedies with an even younger cast that isn't afraid to make dark jokes or engage in lightly criminal behaviour.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
1.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Exactly the kind of cynical mash-up you'd expect from studio executives eager to make a quick payout.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 63% Child's Play (2019) You'll find yourself chuckling along at how gruesomely fun it all is, despite your best intentions not to.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Falls short of the standard expected from this horror franchise.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A compelling piece of folk horror.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) 'Dumbo' doesn't quite soar as it should, but it's still a decent attempt.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/5 69% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) While by no means perfect, 'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' can nevertheless comfortably lay claim to being the best videogame adaptation ever made.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) It does justice to an ending that's 22 movies in the making.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
2.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) If you never once saw the original, this would definitely mean a lot more to people.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) An excellent encore to one of the finest animated properties of the modern era.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
1.5/5 32% The Current War (2017) For a movie that's supposed to be about invention, progress and the dawn of the future, 'The Current War' is absolutely none of these things.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A leisurely drive through '60s Hollywood, 'Once Upon A Time...' may take some detours here and there, but that's half the fun of it.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019