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Tim Brayton

Tim Brayton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10/10 89% Professione: reporter (The Passenger) (1975) As a diagnosis of purposelessness the film is the most intelligent, engaging kind of misery.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2015
10/10 90% Bambi (1942) Vies only with Pinocchio as the most technically accomplished work of animation to come from the studio's Golden Age... the last gasp of a maturity and gravity that would immediately disappear from Disney's features.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2009
10/10 99% Finding Nemo (2003) Tremendously well-made, marshaling the techniques of live-action filmmaking better than any CGI feature up to that point ever had.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2010
10/10 98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) There are only a tiny number of films that have come anywhere close to equaling its achievement.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2009
10/10 98% Dumbo (1941) One of the most emotionally potent of all animated movies; I might be inclined to say, of all movies, period.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2009
10/10 87% The Haunting (1963) Borderline perfect... Strip away all of its frightening elements, and the film remains a sophisticated, complex, and tremendously subtle character study.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2011
10/10 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) The best British film of the 1960s.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2010
10/10 100% Toy Story (1995) Time has been kind to it, and future years I imagine will still be kind; a classic is forever.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2009
5/5 50% The Princess and the Cobbler (The Thief and the Cobbler) (1993) This is simply one of the most important and best animated features ever made. Or not made. Or whatever.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
10/10 98% The Wizard of Oz (1939) If through some incredible chance you haven't [seen it], all I can say is: do so immediately. Make this the very next movie you watch. Literally.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2009
10/10 97% Babe (1995) Every movie for children should be made with this much care, expressing this much unparalleled richness and beauty‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2010
10/10 100% Mary Poppins (1964) One of the best films ever produced by Disney, indeed one of the best American films of the 1960s... a fantasy of the most delicate touch and charming disposition.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2010
10/10 93% 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Extraordinary filmmaking, creating intellectual arguments mostly through image and music.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted May 20, 2014
10/10 94% Beauty and the Beast (1991) This isn't merely the best of the princess features; it's very close to being the best Disney movie of them all.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2009
10/10 97% Spirited Away (2002) Full of riches, thematic and visual, and the best way to understand them is simply to watch the film and take it all in.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2010
10/10 75% Empire of the Sun (1987) The best mix in his directorial career between typical Spielbergian flourishes of audience-friendly spectacle and seriousness of intent.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2013
10/10 100% The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) A rousing and fun popcorn movie of the highest order.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted May 17, 2010
10/10 82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) One of the greatest dessert courses in contemporary cinema.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
10/10 98% Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) One of the pinnacles of world cinema.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2011
10/10 93% Amadeus (1984) One of the best American films of the 1980s.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
10/10 98% Jaws (1975) One of the absolute masterpieces of populist cinema.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2012
10/10 88% Duel (1972) This is among the most flawless pieces of entertainment [Steven Spielberg] ever put his name to.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2015
10/10 98% The Leopard (1963) There have been plenty of movies about the conflict of the old and the new, but none seem to contain the whole world in their scope the way that The Leopard does.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2008
10/10 74% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) A "good" A.I. would be of infinitely less value than the A.I. that we have...a staggering creation.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2010
5/5 94% The Truman Show (1998) One of the greatest American films of the 1990s.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
10/10 92% Days of Heaven (1978) A film about awareness, standing still and being cognizant of the things around you.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2011
10/10 98% A Star Is Born (1954) Garland's work... should be right in the middle of the conversation about the best performances given in any era by any onscreen performer.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
10/10 98% Badlands (1974) Incredibly beautiful, of course (you may have heard that Malick movies are famous for their landscapes), but it's not "just" beautiful.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted May 31, 2011
10/10 96% The Iron Giant (1999) In every way, one of the highlights of both animation and family-friendly cinema in the last quarter-century.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
10/10 90% Barry Lyndon (1975) One of the most graphically-driven, purely audio-visual of all nominally narrative motion pictures.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2014
10/10 98% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) The blackest black comedy ever made by a major Hollywood studio, and one of the funniest handful of films made in English.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted May 5, 2014
10/10 96% Opening Night (1977) As densely layered and difficult as anything else Cassavetes ever directed, as dense as any American film from the 1970s.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2008
5/5 95% Cabaret (1972) A truly great movie adapted from truly great source material, but it achieves most of its greatness by thoroughly gutting and re-imagining that source.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
10/10 97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) The best film directed by Zemeckis; the best of the many great high-concept '80s popcorn-comedies; the best American film of 1988.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2011
10/10 76% Moulin Rouge! (2001) Sensual ravishment, indeed.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2012
10/10 93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) One of the most insightfully sad explorations of the human drive for love since Annie Hall concluded that we need the eggs.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2015
10/10 96% Psycho (1960) It's not hardly Hitchcock at his most flawless, but not a single film he ever made... is so absolutely flattening as a total experience.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2012
10/10 89% Blade Runner (1982) It takes a particularly weird kind of sincerity to end a movie that has been for its entire running time an exploration of surfaces... with its most sublime and humane gesture.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
10/10 97% Schindler's List (1993) Not so important socially as it thinks it is, perhaps, but even more important aesthetically and thematically.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2013
10/10 95% Before Sunset (2004) A stone-cold masterpiece.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2012
10/10 100% Before Sunrise (1995) The combination of optimism, tragedy, and the fuzzy warmth of new love is absolutely flawless.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2012
5/5 96% GoodFellas (1990) The best movie about who gangsters are, and how they came to exert such a magnetic pull on American culture.‐ Alternate Ending
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
10/10 91% Miller's Crossing (1990) [The Coen brothers'] most complicated and dense movie.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2013
10/10 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) The best autocritique of cinema as a medium that has yet been made.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
10/10 91% The Wild Bunch (1969) Even as a spectacular victim of its own success, the film retains a primitive, raw, vulgarly masculine power that leaves it powerful in all the right ways, and surprisingly un-dated.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
10/10 93% All the President's Men (1976) It really couldn't be better made in any respect. The cinematography, sound, editing, acting - all of them are effectively flawless.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2009
10/10 96% Unforgiven (1992) One of the absolute masterpieces of American cinema in the 1990s.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2012
10/10 94% Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003) Precious few movies are so agog with wonder at the absolute majesty of nature.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2010
10/10 95% Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1982) Out of the countless action movies produced in the 1980s, there only a few genuine works of art; [this film] might very well be the best of that extremely rarefied company.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
10/10 94% Don't Look Now (1973) The most adult horror picture I've ever encountered, or indeed can even imagine.‐ Antagony & Ecstasy
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2008