Movie reviews of Alex Brannan

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

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Poster for Silence

Silence

10

2016, Drama, History

An exceedingly simplistic narrative with deeper and more complex issues laying beneath the surface.

2017.01.15

Poster for Patriots Day

Patriots Day

4.2

2016, Drama, Suspense, Crime

The film we have today does not do justice to those affected.

2017.01.13

Poster for The Bye Bye Man

The Bye Bye Man

2017, Horror, Suspense

Either the scene is utterly bland or it is hilariously ill-conceived.

2017.01.12

Poster for Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

4.2

2016, Drama, History

There is enough of a feel-good story to appease the average viewer, but it is a story with nothing novel in its bones.

2017.01.09

Poster for Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again

5.8

1983, Adventure, Action, Suspense

Lacks the action-packed intensity that the James Bond franchise is known for.

2017.01.09

Poster for Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

5.8

2016, Drama, Comedy

An actor’s film, utilizing its talent to lift up what would otherwise be a tedious experience.

2017.01.07

Poster for A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

6.7

2015, Drama, Comedy

The moments where Ove’s thick veneer cracks and his gracious inner nature shows are worth drudging through the mess of conventions.

2017.01.06

Poster for 13th

13th

8.3

2016, Documentary

An ambitious introductory course on U.S. incarceration.

2016.12.29

Poster for Fences

Fences

8.3

2016, Drama

A film of performance, and boy does it perform.

2016.12.28

Poster for Jackie

Jackie

9.1

2016, Drama, History

Takes the big and the small of the situation and blends them without losing sight of the central figure.

2016.12.27

Poster for Lion

Lion

5.8

2016, Drama

The rare film with a clear dividing line of quality, and it is a radical shift on that axis.

2016.12.26

Poster for Elle

Elle

9.1

2016, Drama, Suspense

Presents a complex and unique understanding of the human psyche post-trauma.

2016.12.24

Poster for Passengers

Passengers

3.3

2016, Drama, Science fiction, Love

Plot points are predicated on “chance,” making the entire film feel all the more fabricated.

2016.12.21

Poster for La La Land

La La Land

9.1

2016, Drama, Comedy, Love

A conventional romance narrative wrapped in a lush, vibrant overcoat of musical nostalgia.

2016.12.18

Poster for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

7.5

2016, Adventure, Action, Science fiction

A fun, flawed film.

2016.12.15

Poster for Miss Sloane

Miss Sloane

8.3

2016, Drama, Suspense

A political drama for political drama fans whose lead actress makes the film what it is.

2016.12.10

Poster for Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

3.3

2016, Comedy

A monotonous drudge through a premise with no narrative legs.

2016.12.10

Poster for Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

8.3

2016, Drama, Suspense

It presents a double-layered narrative that, at first glance, is inherently intriguing.

2016.12.09

Poster for Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

10

2016, Drama

With its refreshing approach to screenwriting and its powerful lead performances, it is simply not to be missed.

2016.12.08

Poster for Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

5.8

2016, Drama, Love

In its attempt at being profound, something much less.

2016.12.07

Poster for Yoga Hosers

Yoga Hosers

3.3

2016, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

A messy film that dawdles where it needs not and expedites where it should develop.

2016.12.05

Poster for Incarnate

Incarnate

2016, Horror, Suspense

Not a lazy attempt at profits, is a colossal mishandling of horror convention.

2016.12.01

Poster for Why Him?

Why Him?

4.2

2016, Comedy

The entire cast, armed with strong performances, do their best to salvage the film from being a series of hit or miss bits, but it simply is not enough.

2016.11.30

Poster for Rules Don't Apply

Rules Don't Apply

4.2

2016, Drama, Comedy, Love

An overlong mess, at times poignant but mostly nonsense strung together in an attempt at something meaningful.

2016.11.24

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