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Pat Brown's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 100% On the Record (2020) Russell Simmons' victims' sense of their own complex relations to historical power structures emerges from the film's lucid recounting of the sexual assault allegations against him.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3/4 100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) It emerges a sincere story about a young woman's emotional reconciliation with her alien, perpetually troubled place of origin.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
3/4 71% Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) (2019) Around his main character, writer-director César Díaz builds a complex but unpretentious interrogation of national belonging.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
2/4 68% Extraction (2020) Chris Hemsworth's hyperbolically skilled soldier is borne of childish fantasies about the order of the world.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
2/4 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) At its best, the film doesn't just privilege altered states of consciousness, it is an altered state of consciousness.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2/4 31% Bloodshot (2020) Given its hero's imperviousness, the film's chaotically edited action sequences tend to be devoid of suspense. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
2.5/4 100% Xianggang zhizao (Made in Hong Kong) (1997) Fruit Chan's quirky, gangster-adjacent flick, so infused with washed-out and blue-filtered imagery, presents a portrait of Hong Kong that bears more than a passing resemblance to Wong Kar-wai and Christopher Doyle's early collaborations.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3.5/4 88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) It's difficult to imagine a more socially engaged or powerful condemnation of the exploitative gig economy than Ken Loach's latest.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/4 86% Emma. (2020) This lively adaptation plays up the novel's more farcical elements, granting it a snappy, rhythmic pace.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
2.5/4 96% Saint Frances (2020) It has almost enough genuine charm and heart to compensate for the moments that feel forced.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
4/4 97% Come and See (Idi i smotri) (1985) It suggests that a war's horrors were the ultimate unassimilable experience of the shadowy depths of the human mind. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2020
3/4 96% Incitement (2020) Admirably, Yaron Zilberman's film focuses on the cyclical nature of violence in a decades-old conflict. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/4 35% Seberg (2020) Throughout, the filmmakers occlude the most fascinating and potentially powerful elements of Jean Seberg's history. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
1.5/4 89% The Two Popes (2019) There isn't anything in the bleeding-heart positions espoused by Jorge Bergoglio that complicates Pope Francis's public persona. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
1.5/4 82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Its performatively extreme imagery thinly masks a rather banal view of male subjectivity and inner conflict.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/4 94% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) Think Michael Mann's Heat but in East Africa and with real-world stakes. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
2/4 77% Frozen II (2019) Woke Disney, trying to navigate a tricky representational path, steps all over itself throughout. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2.5/4 63% The Good Liar (2019) An airport novel of a movie, Bill Condon's The Good Liar is efficient and consumable, if a bit hollow.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
1.5/4 46% Last Christmas (2019) There's a lack of concreteness about the story and characters that render its reiteration of Christmas lessons utterly toothless. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/4 83% Redoubt (2019) Matthew Barney re-instills nature with some of the mystic aura that modernity, with its technologies and techniques of knowledge, has robbed it of.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Like a traumatized psyche, it remains uncomfortably stuck in the past, replaying familiar events in an effort to empty them of terror. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/4 62% American Dharma (2019) The film feels rather like listening to the arsonist calmly explain why he set the fire as we continue to watch it rage. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
2.5/4 70% The Kill Team (2019) Despite glimpses of a larger critique of the American project in Afghanistan, it lets us escape from the horrors of war before it finishes demolishing the illusion of a clean one.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
2.5/4 52% Black and Blue (2019) The film's command of action defuses concerns about whether it offers a thorough social critique. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
1/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) In transforming folk metaphors into utilitarian attributes of an action hero, Disney exposes the emptiness of their product. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/4 97% The Cave (2019) Its depiction of the perpetual terror of living in a war zone will stick with viewers long after The Cave's doctors have left Ghouta.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
1.5/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) Whatever new technology facilitated its genesis, the film is just another assembly-line reproduction.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/4 100% Celebration (2007) Olivier Meyrou's ironically titled documentary weaves a tightly constructed story about success, power, and mortality. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
1.5/4 30% The Current War (2017) The film falls back on the myth of modernity being born in the laps of practical, native-born American ingenuity.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
2.5/4 81% Abominable (2019) The second half's series of hollow visual spectacles foreground the film as a corporate product.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
3.5/4 100% Midnight Traveler (2019) Balancing rough-edge verité with highly composed images and a meticulous structure, it doesn't preclude itself from finding something like poetry in its subjects' struggles. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 87% Hustlers (2019) The film is remarkable for capturing a brewing conflict between women while also celebrating their connection.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
1.5/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) The film is inspirational only in the sense that it may inspire an uptick in Amazon searches for running gear. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
2/4 80% Good Boys (2019) Gene Stupnitsky's Good Boys is Big Mouth for those who prefer ribald humor about tweenage sexuality in live action, though it lacks the Netflix show's frankness and authenticity. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
1/4 44% After the Wedding (2019) The film diverts us away from its hint of a social message using a series of tired twists and turns that don't signify much of anything. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
3/4 91% Luce (2019) On the whole, the film is an unvarnished reflection of the ugliness of American attitudes toward assimilation.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
2/4 57% Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini) (2019) Claudio Giovannesi's film is more an interesting tweak of Goodfellas than an eye-opening social statement.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
1.5/4 88% The Great Hack (2019) It seems so invested in a rehabilitation of Brittany Kaiser's image that the filmmakers' own motives end up being its most interesting subject. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3.5/4 98% The Farewell (2019) The film taps into universal truths about the passage of time, the inevitability of loss, and how we prepare one another for it.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
1/4 53% The Lion King (2019) There's something very cheap at the core of this overtly, ostentatiously expensive film, reliant as it is on our memory of the original to accentuate every significant moment.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
1/4 41% Stuber (2019) More than its violence, the film is defined by its vileness, its straight-faced attachment to outmoded ideas about masculinity and law enforcement.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
1.5/4 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) The film is at least as likely to elicit laughs as shrieks, and certainly unlikely to leave a lasting impression.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/4 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) In verbally recounting her history, Morrison proves almost as engaging as she in print, a wise and sensitive voice.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
3/4 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The film seamlessly interweaves fun escapades and earnest emotions, but it lacks the visual power of its predecessor.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
1.5/4 23% Men in Black International (2019) The film wastes its charismatic leads in a parade of wacky CG creations whose occasional novelty is drowned out by its incessance.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
2.5/4 88% American Woman (2019) Sienna Miller lends credibility to a character that in other hands might seem like a caricature of the white underclass. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
72% This One's for the Ladies (2019) There's a surprising sense of communal exchange between the male strippers and their fans in Gene Graham's documentary. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
3.5/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) simultaneously announces itself as an expressive portrait of a city, an endearing ode to male comradery, a leisurely paced hangout flick, an absurdist comedy, and a melancholic reflection on gentrification and urban black experience.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
3.5/4 100% The Garden (1990) Derek Jarman's 1990 film isn't without hope that we can regrow a paradise.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/4 97% Booksmart (2019) It's an R-rated teen comedy that proves that you can center girls' experiences without sacrificing grossness, and that you can be gross without being too mean.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019