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 Peppermint

Peppermint

5

It all reeks of a certain stock and trade, one in which the audience expects little enough that anything above mediocre will suffice.

7 september

7 sep

Poster for The Nun

The Nun

5

Not entirely unwatchable, but entirely unremarkable.

6 september

6 sep

Poster for Searching

Searching

8

A fascinating examination of modern day criminal detection.

31 august

31 aug

Poster for Kin

Kin

3

It is clear that, structurally, Kin is a disaster. What it does have going for it is fairly decent acting.

31 august

31 aug

Poster for Puzzle

Puzzle

6

Puzzle is an insular drama with an interesting protagonist.

29 august

29 aug

Poster for How to Talk to Girls at Parties

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

5

Makes for an interesting concept ill-serviced by under-cooked plotting.

29 august

29 aug

Poster for Operation Finale

Operation Finale

7

The dramatic weight of the World War II subject matter has been more effectively weighty before.

29 august

29 aug

Poster for The Happytime Murders

The Happytime Murders

3

Simply unfunny, The Happytime Murders has so little substance that it is hard to even discuss it.

24 august

24 aug

Poster for Mile 22

Mile 22

3

A grimy film with little to say for itself.

19 august

19 aug

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

8

A character-driven romantic film that leans into tropes without falling victim to them.

16 august

16 aug

Poster for The Meg

The Meg

3

The humor isn’t funny, and, when it comes down to it, the film wants to be Jaws.

13 august

13 aug

Poster for Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

8

We are somersaulting toward a resolution that fails to cash in on the immersive storytelling that came before.

9 august

9 aug

Poster for The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me

6

It just fails to strike a balance, and, as such, the comedy often does not land.

4 august

4 aug

Poster for Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

5

The fuzzy characters doing and saying big-hearted things is all well and good, but it does not remedy the glaring issues in the plot and its messaging.

3 august

3 aug

Poster for The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds

4

There are blockbuster-level action set pieces. Between these sequences, though, the film reads much more flat...

3 august

3 aug

Poster for Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

9

This is such a simple concept, but Eighth Grade illustrates it with profoundly elegant precision.

31 july

31 jul

Poster for Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

8

A scrappy, heart-in-its-hand animated film.

30 july

30 jul

Poster for Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

8

No flab, all action, and unapologetic about it.

28 july

28 jul

Poster for Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

8

With this film, he might just be saying too much at once. But too many good things is better than none at all.

25 july

25 jul

Poster for The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2

5

It is a sequence like that one that shows us glimpses of The Equalizer, which is easily a more thrilling low-key action film.

23 july

23 jul

Poster for Unfriended: Dark Web

Unfriended: Dark Web

6

The plot of the film is a silly game of smoke and mirrors, leading us down a path and then attempting to pull the rug out from under us.

20 july

20 jul

Poster for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

4

Beyond the occasional fun acting performance, though, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a lacking experience.

20 july

20 jul

Poster for Skyscraper

Skyscraper

4

Two to three set pieces use the eponymous building to good effect. Otherwise, it is an empty action experience without character, wit, or intelligence.

15 july

15 jul

Poster for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

7

Light-hearted and well-intentioned, a wholesome family film with an animation guru pulling the strings.

15 july

15 jul

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