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 Baby Driver

Baby Driver

9

Each frame and sonic moment provides the viewer a new morsel from which entertainment can be gleaned.

2017.06.27

2017

Poster for The Bad Batch

The Bad Batch

6

Still indicative of Amirpour’s keen eye and unique form of genre hybridity but lacking the focus and power of her first work.

2017.06.26

2017

Poster for Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

3

The comedy is crass and brash to no payoff, the characters fade in and out as necessary with little depth, and the story pushes on for 40 minutes too long...

2017.06.21

2017

Poster for Colossal

Colossal

8

The overall themes of the film do not play out as strongly as the isolated moments.

2017.06.20

2017

Poster for All Eyez on Me

All Eyez on Me

4

In spite of a great performance from Gurira the film is too messy from a narrative standpoint to truly encapsulate the essence of Tupac Shakur.

2017.06.17

2017

Poster for Rough Night

Rough Night

7

But the film takes its chances. When these chances work, they work. When they don’t, at least the screenwriters go all out.

2017.06.16

2017

Poster for 47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down

3

Offends the intelligence of its viewers with blank characters and obvious scripting.

2017.06.16

2017

Poster for Cars 3

Cars 3

6

Occasional moments of situational humor work well, but these come off as exceptions more than anything else.

2017.06.15

2017

Poster for Megan Leavey

Megan Leavey

7

The major narrative throughline is a strong and heartfelt story. Unfortunately, it is brought down by the numerous things surrounding it.

2017.06.12

2017

Poster for The Mummy

The Mummy

4

Somewhat competent cinematically, incompetent narratively.

2017.06.10

2017

Poster for It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

9

Leaves you both empty-handed and wanting more.

2017.06.08

2017

Poster for Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

8

It’s no masterpiece, but its humor and competent narrative keep it from feeling like the haphazard messes that the two previous DC entries have been.

2017.06.02

2017

Poster for Raw

Raw

9

A furious implosion of the oppressed identity.

2017.06.01

2017

Poster for The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

8

The narrative provides enough twists and turns to entertain a zombie enthusiast.

2017.05.31

2017

Poster for The Lovers

The Lovers

7

Has an ambitious narrative diversion from the normal marriage plots. But the execution of this narrative is sloppy at best.

2017.05.31

2017

Poster for War Machine

War Machine

5

As a straight drama about the plight of the soldier, it can only be seen in bright, effective glimpses.

2017.05.30

2017

Poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

5

The swashbuckling story remains a distinctly Pirates one, but it is over-loaded and heavy, dragging pacing down in the progress.

2017.05.28

2017

Poster for Baywatch

Baywatch

4

It just doesn’t hold water...

2017.05.26

2017

Poster for Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

8

The few jump scares don’t make up for a general lack of suspense in the film.

2017.05.16

2017

Poster for Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

2

Incoherence both visually and narratively denies the film from having any credibility.

2017.05.08

2017

Poster for Alien Resurrection

Alien Resurrection

5

An odd, detached sequel to the Alien franchise.

2017.05.06

2017

Poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

6

Overall, the writing is just too on the nose.

2017.05.04

2017

Poster for The Circle

The Circle

6

It may not rise to the level of getting under the skin as it intends to, but it tows the line between satire and the dread of an earnest thriller well.

2017.04.28

2017

Poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

5

Witty and humorous as it is, it suffers from its stylized pacing issues and uninspired use of source material.

2017.04.28

2017

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