Jeff Vorndam

Jeff Vorndam

""All I want is to enter my house justified." - Joel McCrea in Ride the High Country"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Favorites:
Solarbabies
Publications:
AboutFilm.com , MovieThing.com
Total Reviews:
279
Total QuickRatings:
198
Location:
Eastside

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 279
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
C+ —— Inugami (2001) AboutFilm.com
Posted Aug 3, 2005
C- —— Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine in Daehakroh AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 6, 2004
A- —— War and Peace (2003) " Superbly demonstrates the gulf between the people's will and the greed of those in power." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B- 100% Streeters (De La Calle) (2001) " A bleak and realistic movie... it's a shame the story is so trite." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 94% Le Cas Pinochet (The Pinochet Case) (2002) " The Pinochet Case would make a good double-bill with Long Night's Journey Into Day, a documentary about the public trials of Apartheid criminals in South Africa. Both films deal with forgiveness, and contend that victims can only forgive when asked." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 80% Distance (2001) " It's a purposely unsatisfying and ambiguous film, more intent on showing than telling." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
C- 79% Pistol Opera (2001) " From scene-to-scene it makes little sense." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 95% Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) (2002) " See it before it gets remade." — AboutFilm.com
Posted May 1, 2003
C+ 90% Blissfully Yours (Sud sanaeha) (2003) " Besides the flaking skin, the veggie lotion and the puppetry of the penis, not a whole lot happens in this movie." — AboutFilm.com
Posted May 1, 2003
B- 76% 8 Mile (2002) " It's telling that the title of the film is a geographic location, for Curtis Hanson and Scott Silver invest great care in placing this story in a specific environment." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
C 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) " Good intentions, mediocre movie." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
B- 77% Dark Water (2002) " Little incidents pile up, and eventually what was strange becomes terrifying." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 21, 2002
B 72% Intacto (2002) " ...a detour into weirdsville." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 20, 2002
F 14% The Young Unknowns (2000) " Deserves to remain unreleased." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 12, 2002
B 87% Hybrid (2001) " The budding connection between filmmaker/grandson and subject/grandfather is ample reward for an occasionally sluggish viewing experience." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Sep 14, 2002
B+ 100% Tribute (2001) " Hopefully, this film will find distribution!" — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
B+ 97% Spirited Away (2001) " Absolutely teems with creativity." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
C+ 66% Me Without You (2002) " It drags on well past its climax, and covers too large a time period to settle into a groove." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
C+ 71% The Lady and the Duke (2001) " Normally, Rohmer's talky films fascinate me, but when he moves his setting to the past, and relies on a historical text, he loses the richness of characterization that makes his films so memorable." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 6, 2002
C —— Barracks " There's only so much nuttiness and tribulation that I can take, and Barracks taxed my capacity for both within its first half hour." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 3, 2002
B —— Closed Doors " Badr goes from wide-eyed and wet-eared to wild-eyed and dogmatic with unerring conviction." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 3, 2002
B+ 82% Derrida (2002) " Asks what truth can be discerned from non-firsthand experience, and specifically questions cinema's capability for recording truth." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 3, 2002
A- 100% My Voyage to Italy (2001) " You walk out of this movie having seen not just one great film, but many." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 2, 2002
A+ 89% Rushmore (1998) " Recreates the contrary feelings of adolescence: teetering invincibility, boundless optimism and ambition dogged by defeat, and the swoon of discovering yourself in unguarded moments." — AboutFilm.com
Posted May 27, 2002
A 80% Fight Club (1999) " The greatness of the film lies in its ability to tantalizingly stoke our rage and disillusionment before delivering nihilism to its proper resting place." — AboutFilm.com
Posted May 27, 2002
B 94% Hell House (2002) " It's left to the audience to decide whether the church's activities are commendable or insidious." — AboutFilm.com
Posted May 14, 2002
C 72% Happy Times (2002) " A film about ordinary people taking extraordinary measures to find happiness in a cruel (and capitalist) world, Happy Times is disappointing. Zhang Yimou is one of China's premier directors, but his last two movies show signs of slipping." — AboutFilm.com
Posted May 13, 2002
B —— Failan (2001) " Unlike Letter from an Unknown Woman, Failan is not deliriously lyrical. It's convincing primarily due to the strength of Choi Min-Sik's performance as Kang-jae." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
C 86% Decasia (2002) " There is simply not enough of interest onscreen to sustain its seventy-minute running time." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
B 56% Fulltime Killer (2003) " To some eyes this will seem like a recycling of clichés, an assassin's greatest hits. To others, it will remind them that Hong Kong action cinema is still alive and kicking." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
D 63% A Chronicle of Corpses (2000) " It has a patina of European art-house intellectual rigor, but its substance is clichéd." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 21, 2002
B+ 81% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) " Aside from the film's emotional transparency, The Royal Tenenbaums works very well." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 8, 2002
C+ 75% Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) " A coolly expressive joke with scant insight" — AboutFilm.com
Posted Dec 29, 2001
D —— Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999) " A seemingly endless wallow in Bunuelesque class comedy, neither funny nor profound." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 13, 2001
B+ —— Aprile (1998) " There's a curious duality going on here as both the film and the events depicted in the film reveal an extremely self-indulgent man who believes everyone else should be as interested in himself as he is." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 13, 2001
B+ 81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) " Negation is a theme in the film; characters are defined by what they didn't do, effort is revealed to be useless, and introspection and investigation fruitless tasks." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Nov 4, 2001
A- 87% Close-up (1999) " Forget being John Malkovich, try being Mohsen Makhmalbaf." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Oct 8, 2001
A 92% Traffic (2000) " What Traffic achieves, and what makes it a great, landmark film is that it acknowledges our culpability and how at odds we are with the avowed intent to eradicate drugs." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jun 11, 2001
B 80% Die Stille nach dem Schuß (The Legend of Rita) (The Legends of Rita) (2000) " heavily fraught with politics, not all of which translate across national boundaries." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Apr 20, 2001
B- 72% Limbo (1999) " its message is forced out like a grapefruit through a keyhole." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Feb 14, 2001
D 30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) " It is a symptom of how little I was enjoying the movie that I couldn't wait for the interrogations to be over so they could just burn the girl." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
D- 27% Trixie (2000) " I wish the MPAA had shown some mercy and slapped the somewhat more restrictive NC-117 rating on Trixie. No one should have to see this." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B 72% The Best Man (1999) " ...ultimately too eager to please and too enamoured with its characters to make a lasting impression." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ 94% Pulp Fiction (1994) " Quentin Tarantino mined the riches of cinema past (no Godard was left un-homaged) to construct a dazzling prototype for cinema today." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B+ 94% Three Kings (1999) " Scenes hurtle by like surface-to-air missiles until we arrive at a more staid Hollywood ending." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B- 33% Final Destination (2000) " It's no masterpiece, but an appreciation for subtlety and irony reveals a sly wit that delivers solid escapist entertainment." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ 94% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) " Imparts an objection to the objectification of women." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 98% Hoop Dreams (1994) " No fictional sports movie has a story this good." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
C 25% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000) " For a film whose worth depends on its ability to thrill, Gone in 60 Seconds is only fitfully entertaining." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
B- 86% Guinevere (1999) " Jean Smart is commendable as Deborah Sloan, an arrogant woman who is threatened by her advancing age but able to call Connie on his hypocrisy." — AboutFilm.com
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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