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: 521 / 521

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Perhaps, in a more focused movie, this would read as a perfect button on a satire of Hollywood’s propensity toward depictions of violence. But in this one, it reads more like if someone punched you in the face and then told you that bullying people is wrong. Review

2.5

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17 july

17 jul

Unfortunately, this makes for a trilogy which trails off rather than escalates to a triumphant close. Review

5.0

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16 july

16 jul

I don’t think Space Jam: A New Legacy holds up by present day standards, but I also suspect it will be nothing but a blip in LeBron’s legacy. Review

3.3

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16 july

16 jul

In the end, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions bests its predecessor by being a lot more of the same but doing it slightly better. Review

6.7

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15 july

15 jul

Black Widow is a welcome change of pace for Marvel. While the massive movies Infinity War and Endgame have their merit—I find them impressive in scope alone—they contain little time to breathe. Review

7.5

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11 july

11 jul

Fear Street: 1978 still takes a vaguely interesting approach to the overdone concept of the genre pastiche. Review

5.8

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10 july

10 jul

Bleak as this all may sound, No Sudden Move is an entertaining watch. Think of it like Reservoir Dogs with a conscience. Review

9.1

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3 july

3 jul

Back-loaded as the entertainment may be, Fear Street: 1994 is a solid start to a horror trilogy which promises to pastiche decades worth of genre tropes and trappings. Review

7.5

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2 july

2 jul

Mostly, though, The Tomorrow War is a bloated, over-stimulating film. The heavy (and heavily conventional) score thuds under the weight of automatic gunfire, blinding muzzle flashes coloring the screen between bursts of flailing white tentacles. Review

5.0

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2 july

2 jul

A fun, vibrant film like this might be the medicine the moviegoing audience is searching for right now. Review

7.5

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3 june

3 jun

As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. These two monster movies are entertaining, but I don’t think I will be itching for a third. Review

6.7

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3 june

3 jun

The allure of a meaty crime narrative at least dresses Spiral up as something with more to offer. And sure, there are buckets of blood, too. Review

6.7

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13 may

13 may

This film presents a lot of lore, but I am not convinced that it amounts to much. But it certainly sets up a sequel like it amounts to a viable blockbuster franchise. I’m not entirely convinced. Review

5.8

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23 april

23 apr

That said, the concept is better than the execution, as there is only so much visual variety to be had from Nicolas Cage bashing animatronics’ heads open. Review

5.0

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10 april

10 apr

And pairing the absurdity of the moments with the brutality of the violence makes for a strange tonal soup that I did not particularly enjoy taking in. For what it’s worth, Crowe is pretty perfect in this role. As mindless as the character ends up being in execution, Crowe presents him with a menace that is fairly enthralling to watch. Review

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9 april

9 apr

Perhaps this put-on appearance of gloss suits the intent of the film. Review

4.2

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7 april

7 apr

A title card billing the two biggest kaiju-class fighters in the game ought to be more exciting and pulse-pounding than this. Just like Kong does over and over again in this film, this lands with a lackluster thud. Review

4.2

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1 april

1 apr

With Bad Trip, the absurdism is tempered in favor of farce. But the effect in a number of cases remains can’t-help-but-laugh. Review

7.5

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28 march

28 mar

It’s hard to fault the film for its unabashed ambition. That said, this thing is bound to alienate the uninitiated, casual viewer. Review

5.8

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18 march

18 mar

The film rarely emerges from this unimaginative space; instead, it is a largely visual piece whose aesthetic is bland and whose visuals are repetitive. Review

4.2

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16 march

16 mar

Wrong Turn does satisfy an itch for the horror fan looking for a true blue, gritty slasher that knows all too well the sandbox that it is playing in. And it is the rare film with a third act that is stronger than its first act. But the film shows more promise than what it ultimately delivers. Review

5.8

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15 march

15 mar

This is the best I’ve seen Grant perform. And her script weaves an intriguing web that unfolds with a deliberate pace and produces some effective deadpan humor. Review

7.5

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1 march

1 mar

I dwell on this opening musical sequence, because the remainder of this film is just tedious and flat. And, frankly, there isn’t much to say about it. Review

2.5

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28 february

28 feb

Visually, I Care a Lot has its moments, exciting flourishes which come most often in the form of set pieces where any dialogue is completely drowned out by the thrumming score from Marc Canham. Review

6.7

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24 february

24 feb

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