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: 614 / 614

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Reitman may have the right idea in re-centering the conversation to an earlier date, but the weight of the actual story gets lost in the allegorical retelling of it. Review

6.7

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2018-12-09

2018

Add on the weighted performances of its ensemble cast, particularly from Davis and Debicki, and you have a film that does a lot of things right (loose plot threads be damned). Review

8.3

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2018-12-06

2018

While there is much lacking in the way of characterization and storytelling structure, the end of the film does make one feel invested in the implications for the next film. Review

4.2

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2018-11-28

2018

Creed II is an honorable follow up to the first film, which was an honorable follow up to the Rocky legacy. Review

7.5

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2018-11-27

2018

Screaming middling Coens. Of course, being in the middle of such a list is no punishment. Review

6.7

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2018-11-26

2018

It is a breezy thriller whose hellish elements are best when embraced with the cheekiness by which they were made. Review

6.7

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2018-11-13

2018

A spectacle piece that eschews depth of storytelling for visual depth. Pine and Pugh, although both performing at the top of their game, have little to work with within this structure. Review

6.7

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2018-11-01

2018

The experiential nature of the flight sequences is raw and glorious, and the climax is worth the wait. Review

7.5

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2018-10-22

2018

A great Halloween film. It feels like the heart of fall, when pumpkins glow and shadows make one take pause. At its best, the eerie mood pulls you in and makes you believe that it is October 31st... Review

6.7

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2018-10-21

2018

Takes an ambitious concept and spreads it thin over a 140-minute runtime. Review

5.8

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2018-10-11

2018

As much as this might clash with its ethereal beginnings, both provide intriguing filmmaking from an authentic creative voice. Review

7.5

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2018-10-10

2018

The film hits a roadblock quickly. Instead of swerving around it, it rams straight into it. Review

5.0

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2018-10-08

2018

It isn’t a platform from which a truly noteworthy movie can emerge. Review

6.7

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2018-10-05

2018

Dickey’s performance permeates life across every frame. And Blaze doesn’t require much more than that to be enthralling. Review

7.5

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2018-10-04

2018

No one is interesting. Nothing is novel. 90 minutes pass by unimpeded by fear or intrigue. Review

3.3

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2018-09-30

2018

It is more harm than good. Review

3.3

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2018-09-27

2018

The film is like Spring Breakers meets The Purge but with more on its mind. Yet its ultimate message does not live up to its lofty satiric ambitions. Review

7.5

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2018-09-24

2018

Armed with a well-known, inherently engaging story. But it doesn’t do much with it. Review

4.2

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2018-09-22

2018

An entirely adequate horror-fantasy adventure for children. Review

5.0

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2018-09-21

2018

It is sharply written and packed with tense emotions. When the film is not directly informed by Close’s performance, however, it quickly loses its way. Review

7.5

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2018-09-16

2018

Not a good film, per se. In some instances, it is barely coherent. But it is an experience, one that kept me rapt until the very end. Review

5.8

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2018-09-16

2018

More of a comedy than the sci-fi-horror-action hybrid that the franchise is known for. And most of this comedy is groan-worthy, at best. Review

4.2

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2018-09-14

2018

Comes off as a derivative true crime film that has been filled to the brim with acting talent to hide the fact that the characters have no character to them. Review

5.0

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2018-09-10

2018

An intriguing comic design that yields some smirks, but in total it is a comedy of absurdist pretension with much more bark than bite. Review

6.7

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2018-09-08

2018

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