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Tim Brennan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
42% Capone (2020) Josh Trank is wasted making four-quadrant blockbusters, as is Tom Hardy. If their time is spent making films with this level of skill, then I think it's time well spent, regardless if anyone enjoys it.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
90% The Willoughbys (2020) Director Kris Pearn and co-director Rob Lodermeier have made a film that feels like the love child of Wes Anderson and Charles Addams. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
68% Extraction (2020) We can see everything from Hemsworth taking apart a room full of luckless goons, a running gun battle through the streets of Bangladesh, and a genuinely gripping car chase with a POV-perspective. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
78% The Room (2019) The Room has a couple of jump scares, but it leans closer to psychological horror in the first two acts. The third act features clever camera trickery and some trippy imagery while remaining rooted in character.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) That's what drove me nuts about the new comedy Coffee & Kareem; there's genuinely funny stuff on the margins that kept getting pushed back by a tired central premise.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2020
38% Spenser Confidential (2020) Spenser Confidential feels pedestrian from start to finish. It's got too many clichés to feel lively, and too many poorly shot and edited action scenes to be exciting.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Director Celine Sciamma has made something far more than a period costume flick. She's made a romance portraying explosive longing through steady glances and brief caresses. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
82% The Platform (El Hoyo) (2019) What's the point of watching something scary as hell when life is scary as hell? To that I'll respond with: take a chance. The Platform is smart, scary, and has so very much to say. It's the kind of film that shouldn't be ignored.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) The Way Back doesn't reinvent the wheel. It doesn't need to, as it's a solid little film that features a brave and vanity-free performance by Ben Affleck. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
88% Onward (2020) Even the mighty Pixar, the juggernaut of family-friendly entertainment, has made a chunk of films that are perfectly fine, and friends, I submit to you that their latest film, Onward, is also perfectly fine.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) It has muscular direction, an intelligent script, and a cast that works together to bring a shared vision to life. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) Franz and Fiala made precisely the movie they wanted to make with skill, and they were backed up by a studio that supported their vision, no matter how bleak and wintry that vision might be.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
85% Game Night (2018) The secret weapon of the film is Jesse Plemons as the unsettling Gary.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
40% Justice League (2017) It sometimes feels a little clunky, and the pacing often feels a bit too rushed. But when Justice League works, it's fast, fun, and funny.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri tells us that anger can have its uses, and it does so in a way that's funny, profound, and heartbreaking. This is one of the best films of the year.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
99% Lady Bird (2017) I am awfully fond of it. This film isn't for me, but it doesn't have to be. Someone out there is going to see this film for the first time. Its heartfelt, goofy, and ever-so-slightly twee wavelength will seem to be made just for them...‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) ...fueled by joy, curiosity, awe, and even a little sadness. God, I love this movie.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Art depends on a specific point of view. The Shape of Water is flawed, but there's no denying it's art.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
82% Molly's Game (2018) There are no Jedi, no Avengers, simply an intelligent story told from a very specific point of view. You feel like Hollywood doesn't make that kind of thing any longer? Go see Molly's Game, and you'll see that they never stopped.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
89% I, Tonya (2018) I, Tonya understands these people, and does so with sympathy and pitch-black humor.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
88% The Post (2018) ...it's a handsome film that has an economy of storytelling that most other filmmakers simply can't match. Yet it takes a good 45 minutes to build up a real sense of momentum, and we never feel the sense of existential terror...‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
91% Phantom Thread (2018) Like Spielberg or Tarantino, Anderson intuitively understands the language of film. He's made a movie that's not only beautiful, but tactile.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
41% Den of Thieves (2018) Problem number one is the script...problem number two is the punishing length of the film at two hours and twenty minutes.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
13% Winchester (2018) There are some clever set pieces, and occasionally we get a good sense of the strange reality behind the horror artifice. Occasionally isn't enough, though, and we could have had something special. It's not a bad movie, just a disappointing one.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
12% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) It will move us forward as a culture and, at some point, we'll shake our heads, laugh at Fifty Shades Freed, and keep going.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
97% Black Panther (2018) Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger is easily one of Marvel's best antagonists.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ultimately, I feel confident in saying that you'll thoroughly enjoy Thor: Ragnarok. This is precision-engineered entertainment that wants you to have fun...‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
61% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) As a pure mystery, Murder on the Orient Express is just okay. But as a Branagh acting showcase, as a handsomely directed film, and as a nostalgic reminder of more elegant times, it's a triumph.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
87% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is a little broad, a little uneven. Regardless, it's a genuinely good film, one that effectively puts us in the boots of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
7% The Snowman (2017) If only a better film could have been made from the engaging novel. If only, if only. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Angela Robinson's film tells us about an interesting aspect of pop culture and gives us a timely celebration of feminine power. Considering what's happened so far in 2017, that's wonderful.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
16% The Mummy (2017) Did they make a film they can be proud of and that will stand the test of time? No, but they created value for their shareholders.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
87% It Comes At Night (2017) The performances are excellent across the board, with one truly impressive standout. As the 17-year-old Travis, Kelvin Harrison Jr. is the audience identification character.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman stands proudly on its own, and a frankly astonishing sequence of Diana crossing No Man's Land alone pushes a fun blockbuster directly into iconic territory.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
17% Baywatch (2017) At the end of the day, the cast and crew of Baywatch all came together to make something absolutely disposable and utterly forgettable.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is the kind of movie that justifies going to the movies...‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
75% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) The cast knows exactly what kind of film they're making, and there's not a single performance out of step.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
16% The Dark Tower (2017) If you have a rickety foundation and you build atop it, your structure will collapse. In a movie, the script is your foundation and the script for The Dark Tower is rickety as hell.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
83% Detroit (2017) The rage pulsing throughout this movie is one that can spark conversation, engage brain synapses, even cause change. The question is, how much do we want to change, and how many more Algiers will we endure?‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) When it focuses on double and triple-crosses, the film becomes a slog. Forget all that. Watch the impeccably made action scenes, the feel of the film, and the powerful Charlize Theron performance that anchors everything.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War for the Planet of the Apes is a great film, and it's the end of one of the best science fiction trilogies made in years.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is so funny, so smart, so heartfelt that it demands to be seen. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Tom Holland is good. Really damn good. ‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) It's a film that's unsettling, hilarious, and entirely itself.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
43% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) While Hitman's Bodyguard is cheap-looking and ugly as hell in spots, it plays like gangbusters when it works. I can't imagine any good reason to pay full price for this flick at the theaters. I laughed fairly frequently, and I was moderately entertained.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
92% Logan Lucky (2017) The story itself doesn't matter, and in fact, has never really mattered. It's all about how the story is told. Here, we have a cheerful and frequently funny caper that feels like a tall tale told among friends having a few drinks.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) For a story that's just as depressingly relevant in 2017*** as it was in 1973, this film should be a lot more than simply pleasant.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Apparently, Vaughn is working on a third installment. At this point, I'm not sure whether to be excited or irritated by that. He's a good filmmaker, and he can absolutely do better than this.‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
85% It (2017) Overall, however, we've got ourselves a very solid tale of kids going up against an unspeakable horror...‐ About Boulder
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020