Brian Orndorf Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 83% Green Book (2018) "Green Book" is created with crayons, making sure to keep edge out of the equation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
B- 92% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) There are pieces of this puzzle that beguile, and the whole endeavor is commendable for its audacity.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
C 73% El Angel (El ángel) (2018) Frustratingly short on facts and too gauzy with fiction.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
B- 64% Jonathan (2018) It's not flavorful enough to support the full run time, but the material periodically succeeds in strangeness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
D+ 20% Welcome Home (2018) Although it tries to be a nail-biting enterprise, I doubt anything here will make deal-hunters second guess an impossible rate for an unforgettable vacation. The extra sleaze just might be worth the savings.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
C+ 58% The Front Runner (2018) The Hart story is amazing, but the dramatic recreation doesn't do enough to grasp the finer points of character and disgrace. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
D 18% Speed Kills (2018) Ultimately doesn't know what it wants to be, settling on pulled punches and DTV ornamentation just to call itself a movie. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
C 81% Instant Family (2018) Has slices of genuine behavior, but it could use a whole lot more sincerity, finding too much of the screenwriting devoted to slapstick and hoary misunderstandings.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
D+ 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Starts to feel like a trip to Azkaban long before it's over. Rowling has previously promised five "Fantastic Beasts" movies, but it's clear she barely has the imagination to fill one of these things.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
A- 91% Widows (2018) Powerful and riveting, allowing McQueen to indulge his thriller sweet tooth while still making room for a sophisticated study of race, politics, and marriage. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
C 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Mostly content to be dopey, also setting some kind of world record for coincidences in the major motion picture. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Consistency isn't always there, but "Scruggs" is pure Joel and Ethan Coen, and that always offers something fascinating, even when they get lost in their own creation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
B 58% The Grinch (2018) Mosier and Cheney giving their take on a classic tale of soulful thaw proper visual fluidity and Christmas spirit, returning color and buoyancy to Whoville.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
B 80% Overlord (2018) It takes a while to get going, but once "Overlord" finds its footing, it becomes a thrilling, profoundly violent ride. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
C 58% Outlaw King (2018) Doesn't quite have the stamina to keep organizing brutality, slowly losing his ability to tell a clear story as the endeavor grows punch-drunk. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
B- 90% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) Consider it as more of an overview of a master filmmaker than an offering of journalism, and it's sheer bliss for classic movie admirers. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
D+ 20% Here and Now (Blue Night) (2018) The psychological dig site is surprisingly shallow here, forcing Constant to depend on stale poetry to get by, which stops the feature in full.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
D+ 20% Nobody's Fool (2018) Perry comes to "Nobody's Fool" with a newfound interest in being dirty, but he's not prepared to ditch his creative habits, making sure his new film plays just like all his other ones.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
C 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) What's here is certainly expensive and focus-grouped into position, but there's very little magic to devour for the holiday season.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B 88% Bodied (2018) Kahn mutes his instincts for this endeavor, and he ends up with his best film to date.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B+ 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy delivers a fascinating performance, richly layered and restrained, and it fits perfectly into an accomplished picture.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B 86% Unlovable (2018) It doesn't always make for an easy sit, but there's behavioral clarity in "Unlovable" that's uncommon.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B+ 93% Wildlife (2018) The writing is attentive and the helming respectful, with Dano getting the feature to unique perspectives and dramatic sensitivity, delivering a special debut. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
C- 61% Suspiria (2018) Argento managed to capture a widescreen nightmare in a distinctive, thrilling manner. Guadagnino turns cinematic fear into multiplex imprisonment.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
C 18% A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018) Greer certainly knows how to achieve attention through casting, and that's the only reason to sit through the increasingly unfocused endeavor.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
D+ 40% Death House (2018) Smith doesn't work the material into a frenzy, potentially disappointing those expecting more of a free-for-all bloodbath, not just a series of pseudoscience monologues.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
C 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Marsh is in way over his head with the thriller, but he manages a few creative achievements as he sets out to make a movie that's been done before, and much better too.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
C- 41% Don't Go (2018) Gleeson goes the Hallmark Channel route, damaging an intermittently curious entry in the time travel subgenre.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
C- 33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) It certainly isn't mean-spirited, but everything that needed to be said about the character was presented in the original film, leaving the second sequel missing a reason to be.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
D+ 0% London Fields (2018) Not every book needs to be turned into a film.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
B- 89% Studio 54 (2018) Uneven but not dull, and while its ultimate mission to make a hero out of Schrager is a bit sketchy, the basics of discotheque oddity and nightlife magnitude are fascinating.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
B 76% Mid90s (2018) A rough sketch of a film, but it's compellingly made and acted, with Hill only offering small storytelling challenges for himself, more invested in the hang of the effort, not dramatic tautness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
B+ 83% My Dinner with Hervé (2018) Gervasi steers clear of farcical intent, which surprises, instead trying to find the strangeness and sincerity in this meeting of broken men.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
D+ 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The production has taken 15 years of pure theatrical energy and made a slog of a movie.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
B- 79% Halloween (2018) Green isn't inspired to do much more than provide a functional, fuss-free "Halloween" movie, and that's exactly what he achieves here.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
A- 61% The Oath (2018) Barinholtz doesn't lose control of the film, keeping it silly yet severe, endeavoring to summarize public hostility while leaning into the pleasures of snowballing screen disaster.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
A- 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Moller delivers a fascinating character study to go with all the twists and turns. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B- 52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Hosking's strangeness is compelling in small doses, and while the sheer slimy absurdity of "The Greasy Strangler" is missed, "An Evening with Beverly Linn Luff" delivers a passable contact high.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B+ 80% Apostle (2018) Evans makes sure aggression flows throughout this turn-of-the-century horror show, dipping a mix of "The Crucible" and "The Wicker Man" into a gurgling vat of blood and pain. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Hobbled somewhat by confusing editing, but the core message of powerlessness remains in full effect, treating addiction and recovery with the clear-eyed sense of confusion it deserves.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
D+ 40% The Super (2018) "The Super" has spent a little too much time in the editing room, emerging as an overly managed chiller that's not particularly scary. Mostly bewildering. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
C 11% Change in the Air (2018) It doesn't come together with enough urgency, but there's a push to understand characters at their most vulnerable, which is always welcome.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
C 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It's fun in fits, but those bright spots of macabre events and monster happenings are few and far between.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
B+ 88% First Man (2018) "First Man" is intense, with visceral highs and emotional lows, and it pushes the helmer out of his comfort zone, resulting the best feature he's made to date.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B+ 90% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Redford is clearly enjoying a chance to play a mature rascal. And he does so beautifully in this modest but magnetic offering.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B+ 95% Private Life (2018) It's good to have Jenkins back, and it's helpful that when she makes a film, it's always keenly observed and emotionally precise.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B+ 79% 22 July (2018) Shows caution with the thin-ice viewing event, hoping to shed light on issues in Europe by transforming headline news into an achingly personal story of grief and survival. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B 81% Sadie (2018) "Sadie" isn't sinister, but it's disturbing, ultimately succeeding when its most human, which is a constant priority for the production.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B- 100% All Square (2018) It's not a forceful picture, lacking urgency at times when trauma enters the story, but it's solid work with divine cinematic inspiration.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
D+ 61% Stella's Last Weekend (2018) Feels insincere, with too much corrosive behavior clouding the themes of the film and the needs of the characters.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
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