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 Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

7.5

2017, Adventure, Fantasy, Action

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

Poster for Raw

Raw

9.1

2017, Drama, Horror

A furious implosion of the oppressed identity.

2017.06.01

Poster for The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts

7.5

2016, Drama, Horror, Suspense

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

2017.05.31

Poster for The Lovers

The Lovers

6.8

2017, Comedy

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

2017.05.31

Poster for War Machine

War Machine

5.0

2017, Drama, Comedy, War

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

2017.05.30

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

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

5.0

2017, Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy

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

2017.05.28

Poster for Baywatch

Baywatch

4.2

2017, Action, Comedy

It just doesn’t hold water...

2017.05.26

Poster for Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant

7.5

2017, Horror, Suspense, Science fiction

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

2017.05.16

Poster for Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

Aliens vs Predator: Requiem

1.6

2007, Fantasy, Horror, Action, Suspense, Science fiction

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

2017.05.08

Poster for Alien: Resurrection

Alien: Resurrection

5.0

1997, Horror, Action, Science fiction

An odd, detached sequel to the Alien franchise.

2017.05.06

Poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

5.8

2017, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Science fiction

Overall, the writing is just too on the nose.

2017.05.04

Poster for The Circle

The Circle

5.8

2017, Drama, Suspense, Science fiction

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

Poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

5.0

2017, Fantasy, Drama, Action

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

2017.04.28

Poster for Alien³

Alien³

6.7

1992, Horror, Action, Science fiction

By no means is it the worse, but it was the first film in the series to show cracks in the otherwise full-proof high concept mold.

2017.04.25

Poster for Phoenix Forgotten

Phoenix Forgotten

2.5

2017, Horror, Science fiction, Mystery

It doesn’t help any that none of the characters we are introduced to have any discernible voice or characterization.

2017.04.21

Poster for Free Fire

Free Fire

6.7

2017, Action, Comedy, Suspense, Crime, Mystery

Unabashed popcorn-crunching entertainment.

2017.04.20

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Sandy Wexler

3.3

2017, Comedy

Without narrative cohesion and pacing, the film trickles by with only a handful of laughs to be had.

2017.04.16

Poster for The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious

6.7

2017, Adventure, Action, Suspense, Crime

The flashy direction and snappy editing does not make up for the lack of engrossing action in the long-term.

2017.04.12

Poster for The Discovery

The Discovery

4.2

2017, Drama, Suspense, Science fiction, Love

This ambition is wasted on a final product that doesn’t allow its thought-provoking questions to spell out a similarly fascinating story.

2017.04.11

Poster for Furious 7

Furious 7

10

2015, Drama, Action, Suspense, Crime

Loud noises and people in cars doing things that would get normal people killed.

2017.04.10

Poster for Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6

7.5

2013, Action, Suspense, Crime

A mindless action romp that has both a competent director and enough money behind it to make this action genuinely entertaining...

2017.04.08

Poster for Going in Style

Going in Style

5.0

2017, Drama, Comedy, Crime

The flashy style of rapidly edited heist sequences and meandering split screens doesn’t add much beyond flair.

2017.04.07

Poster for Golden Exits

Golden Exits

5.8

2018, Drama

It is intriguing and written with energy, but it leads the audience in a linear path to a meaning that would otherwise have a satisfying amount of ambiguity.

2017.04.07

Poster for Fast Five

Fast Five

9.1

2011, Action, Suspense, Crime

It transcends rational thinking. It is enjoyable for its blatant, inherent flaws. It’s just damn good.

2017.04.07

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