Movie reviews of Alex Brannan

These are all the movies and series that Alex has reviewed. Read more at: CineFiles Movie Reviews.

Number of movie reviews: 556 / 556

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The set pieces are fun, but their superfluousness to the larger mythology renders them largely unimportant. Review

5.8

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15 october

15 oct

Cecilia Milocco is astonishing in this film. Knocking can’t work without this performance. Hers is easily one of the best performances of the fest, mirroring anxiety, confusion, and dread effectively from start to finish. Review

7.5

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2 october

2 oct

Thematic tension regarding having the capacity to take the necessary action despite its ugliness is a motif, but this only manages to be a tepid examination of fragile masculinities. Review

5.8

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2 october

2 oct

With a bevy of recognizable names in found footage filmmaking interviewed, it seems marketed at the horror fan. But that audience is also the most likely to already be familiar with the information being put forth. Review

5.8

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2 october

2 oct

Whether you compare it to its source material or not (or the zanier second film, for that matter), Slumber Party Massacre 2021 is a clunky film whose awkward attempts at humor struggle to land. Review

5.0

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28 september

28 sep

If anything in this film is going to get a crowd going, it’s Tjanjanto’s work. It is a cyberpunk body horror masterclass. Review

6.7

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27 september

27 sep

Through its first two acts, Housebound is a rather effective mood piece. There isn’t anything particularly flashy about its design or aesthetic, but the increasing tension among its characters held my attention. Review

6.7

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25 september

25 sep

Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest is a feel-good doc with a lot of heart. Review

7.5

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24 september

24 sep

The film’s parts complement its whole, with the editing, shot choices, and soundtrack contributing to the light tone. It is a well-shot film with plenty of effective gags. The main issue is that the script loses steam (and some of its charms) through its final act. Review

7.5

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16 august

16 aug

I was bored, I’ll admit it, and while I watched I struggled to find a more sound opinion than that. Review

4.2

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16 august

16 aug

Glasshouse ponders this situation while keeping the tension high. And while the film ends pretty much exactly in the place you would not want it to, it is still compelling for its quiet thrills and complex character dynamics. Review

6.7

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16 august

16 aug

Glenn Chan’s film is a strange balance of the supernatural and gritty realism, and I don’t think that it works. Review

5.8

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15 august

15 aug

The script does its best trying to capture this story with nuance and to go beyond mere shock and discomfort, but it struggles at crucial moments. Review

6.7

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15 august

15 aug

Joint is a compelling film despite its use of one of the oldest cliches in the crime genre. To see a fresh take on the formula of an ex-con wanting out of the crime game is a welcome surprise. And the density of the plot welcomes repeat viewings. Review

8.3

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14 august

14 aug

Sinkhole is an entertaining and humorous disaster film. Review

7.5

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14 august

14 aug

Either are acceptable on their own, but they are somewhat redundant together, effectively slowing the pacing down as a result. Review

5.8

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13 august

13 aug

A Leg struggles to transcend its offbeat premise and deliver on the emotional story it is aiming for. Review

6.7

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13 august

13 aug

Hotel Poseidon is weirdness for its own sake, eluding tangible meaning with its closed off cast of characters. Sometimes this formula can work. I don’t think Poseidon makes it across that tightrope. Review

5.8

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12 august

12 aug

Not Quite Dead Yet is a charming film with its fair share of indelible humor. But it is also a bit too cutesy for my blood. Review

6.7

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12 august

12 aug

Some may take issue with the tone of Agnes, but I found it the most fascinating part. There are genuinely funny moments in this, but there is also a serious undercurrent regarding the complicated connections (spiritual and otherwise) which challenge us. Review

7.5

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11 august

11 aug

There might not be enough here to fill a nearly two-hour runtime, but there are short bursts here and there which are compelling. Review

6.7

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11 august

11 aug

At the same time, Brain Freeze meanders more than it thrills. Review

5.0

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11 august

11 aug

Credit where credit is due, though, the film looks great. The cinematography from Matt Henley captures the different phases of this nightmare trip with a keen eye. Review

5.0

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10 august

10 aug

As the truth starts to unravel, though, the film struggles to maintain this intrigue. The vagaries in the plot are not always readily explained—there are a handful of characters whose addition to the plot are either confusing or overly convenient. Review

5.8

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10 august

10 aug

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