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Chad Byrnes

Chad Byrnes
Chad Byrnes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 85% Big Time Adolescence (2020) The film's narrative is pretty familiar, especially if you've sluiced through a ton of Sundance coming-of-age tales in the past 20 years. But sometimes genuine storytelling is more consequential and interesting than the tenuous struggle to be original. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
A- 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) Although it's a bit of a mishmash of grainy videos and media footage, the journey is always engaging. Unlike a lot of music biographies that tell you how to feel, Mystify gives its audience the space and wherewithal to put the pieces together. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
B- 87% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1: Midnight Madness (2020) Although Time Warp's subject matter is endlessly intriguing, intermittently the series stalls and sputters due to "talking-head" syndrome. Frankly, it would've benefited from digging a little deeper into the cult film ouvre. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
C+ 41% You Should Have Left (2020) You Should Have Left is enjoyable, especially since we're stuck inside our own homes much like the characters in the movie, but it has a tough time deciding if it's a cerebral exploration of a man's stifled rage or a brash and jolting horror film. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
95% Marriage Story (2019) Unlike Kramer Vs. Kramer, which clearly favors Dustin Hoffman's predicament, there aren't any villains in Marriage Story (unless you count the lawyers). In Noah Baumbach's universe, both parties lose something precious. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
29% The Rhythm Section (2020) Mix in some exotic locations and a potentially interesting narrative about international terrorism and British Intelligence, and you just might think to yourself, "Finally, a female Bond!" Nope, afraid not. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Just because a skit works in short form doesn't mean it should be turned into a movie.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman is Scorsese's elegy to the gangster picture. Every inch of the way, he demystifies the glamour of the mafia; stripping away layers of the façade, until there is nothing but an ominous void.‐ L.A. Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019