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Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 79% Hail, Caesar! (2016) ""Hail, Caesar!" is utterly delightful entertainment, eschewing dark moments while teasing big picture ideas. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 5, 2016
7/10 93% Carol (2015) "Exquisite and touching, "Carol" examines the high price of true love... " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Feb 5, 2016
6.5/10 92% Anomalisa (2015) "...you might find some utility at a cocktail party discussing the finer points of puppet eroticism. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/10 9% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "...the Plaza/De Niro pairing that works far better than the Efron/De Niro one. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 22, 2016
6/10 55% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "This exciting siege film, pitched in the opening credits as a "true story," plays out more like "Assault on Precinct 13" than "Black Hawk Down." " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 15, 2016
7/10 82% The Revenant (2015) "The pairing of DiCaprio and Hardy, two of the most intense actors working today, is entertaining mainly on a visceral level-bleeding, spitting, chewing, screaming, crying, snorting, and always suffering, quite a human range is on display. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 8, 2016
6.5/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "...undeniably entertaining, if also universally insulting. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jan 8, 2016
8/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew, playing Han Solo and Chewbacca, are flat out terrific delivering one-liners, slap-stick, and heart, which transcends mere nostalgia. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 16, 2015
8.5/10 96% Spotlight (2015) "The journalistic process has never seemed more interesting nor more important. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 11, 2015
8/10 98% Brooklyn (2015) ""Brooklyn" is a wonderful romance, a nice change of pace in which people are permitted to act like real people instead of caricatures that serve as manipulative plot devices. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Dec 4, 2015
8/10 94% Creed (2015) "By taking all the good will that was originally generated when "Rocky" won the Oscar for best picture and combining that with what little credibility remains in the character, Coogler packages together a tender, exciting and respectful film. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 27, 2015
5/10 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The surprise is that after generating so much good will in the prior installments this emotionally cold concluding chapter fails to make us feel anything significant. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 20, 2015
6/10 64% Spectre (2015) "Starting in Mexico City with an opening sequence that rates as one of the series best, "Spectre" works when the action sequences take their time. Unfortunately, the film's closing third is rushed and surprisingly dim-witted. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Nov 6, 2015
5.5 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "The screenplay from Oscar nominated writer Peter Straughan (writer of last year's marvelous "Frank") just isn't dark enough and lacks the bite that would drive home the theme more powerfully. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 30, 2015
8.5/10 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Sorkin manages to top his fine Academy Award winning work in writing "The Social Network" by constructing a transformative framework beyond his typical assaultive and engaging dialogue. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 23, 2015
8.5/10 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "Both a careful history lesson and gripping spy thriller, "Bridge of Spies" is fascinating entertainment. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 16, 2015
4.5/10 26% Pan (2015) "Its bizarre, carnival-style filmmaking approach isn't enough to launch a new franchise. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 9, 2015
9/10 92% The Martian (2015) "It's the hard science combined with a human story of one-man's rescue that makes "The Martian" fascinating and irresistible entertainment. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Oct 2, 2015
7.5/10 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Headland is attempting to transform the rom com genre while still working within many of its familiar conceits. The result is romantic sexual neo-noir classically cast with the theme of resistance to temptation but ultimately falling prey to it. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Sep 25, 2015
5/10 75% Black Mass (2015) "Ambitious but anti-climatic Black Mass is an interesting miss... " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Sep 18, 2015
6/10 63% The Visit (2015) "Shyamalan slums it with a film that feels like a found footage parody. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Sep 11, 2015
7/10 46% No Escape (2015) "With an intense momentum that combines with several well-executed, down-right harrowing action set-pieces, "No Escape" pulls off quite a coup. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 26, 2015
7/10 89% Fort Tilden (2015) "The leads, Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty, immediately bond on screen selling themselves credibly as best friends. And their amusing and telling banter contains a colorful shorthand that most anyone with a best friend will immediately pick up on. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 14, 2015
8/10 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "...the sharpest and most literate action film of the summer. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 14, 2015
7.5/10 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Don't try to make sense of it, the world of Ethan Hunt, just like the cartoonish society that the characters in the "Fast & Furious" franchise inhabit, is clearly not our own. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 7, 2015
8/10 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) "The filmmakers SHOW US everything with a number of excellent slap-stick sequences that convey the message as well as one loaded with exposition. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Aug 7, 2015
6.5/10 78% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "Loach has a feel for the material and his sure-hand at the helm is solid in this somewhat muted narrative. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 30, 2015
9/10 92% Ex Machina (2015) "...a beautiful piece of science fiction on par with the best of the genre. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 24, 2015
6.5/10 80% Ant-Man (2015) "The best thing about "Ant-Man" is that is starts small and stays that way. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 17, 2015
5.5/10 55% Minions (2015) "The set-up sequence is the funniest thing in the film. And "Minions" certainly could have used more of that early promise, because it gets pretty silly fast. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 10, 2015
5.5/10 82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "And as good as it is, it isn't anything more than what one would expect from a BBC television offering. We've seen this sort of thing before. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 9, 2015
6.5/10 50% Meet Me In Montenegro (2015) "...an anxiety-filled romance as Woody Allen might have made it. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 9, 2015
5.5/10 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Arnold is a joy to watch in this film. He's still physically impressive, knows how to move like a terminator, and has some nice comic moments. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 3, 2015
7/10 82% Eden (2015) ""Eden" is the kind of film that captures the beats that move us forward. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jul 2, 2015
7/10 81% The Overnight (2015) "Part titillation and part cautionary tale, "The Overnight" is biting and real. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 26, 2015
5.5/10 35% Max (2015) "A movie that would be perfectly at home on your television set, "Max" proves to be fine PG-rated family viewing but not a must-see theatrical outing. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 26, 2015
8.5/10 98% Inside Out (2015) ""Inside Out" deals maturely with depression and handles it in a complex and human manner. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 19, 2015
6/10 71% Jurassic World (2015) "The narrative is plot driven from the point "go" and aimed clearly at getting us quickly to the scares and the jumps, regardless whether anything in between makes sense. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 12, 2015
4/10 32% Entourage (2015) "...proves that what might work on the small screen over time, seems cheap and even desperate in a darkened theater. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 5, 2015
6/10 50% San Andreas (2015) "...a refreshing but cheesy take on the natural disaster genre. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 29, 2015
5/10 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "The tone is uneven as we get outlandish, winking, comic goofiness alongside epic conflagration packaged with saccharine sentiment. It is disappointing. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 22, 2015
92% Slow West (2015) "...almost perfect example of the modern Western, the kind of film I'd like to see more frequently. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 21, 2015
9/10 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "An electric monster of an action film! " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 17, 2015
6/10 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The story is wider to the point of becoming unwieldy. But there is fun to be had here, as the heroes kid around with one another against the backdrop of mass destruction and mayhem. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted May 1, 2015
7/10 98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The key to the success of DAREDEVIL has to be D'Onofrio's affected performance as Fisk, aka The Kingpin. He's downright terrifying... " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 24, 2015
6/10 65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "An tough to watch but entertaining inside look at the vulgar side of the posh life. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 17, 2015
8/10 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "The fascinating part of this origin story is that one of history's best known bands found success not at the hands of a music producer but in the custody of two filmmakers. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 17, 2015
5/10 81% Furious 7 (2015) "...lazy and annoying, devoid of any hint of what might have once made it interesting. But that is not to say that there aren't exciting moments, it's just that none of them add up to anything we care about. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Apr 3, 2015
6/10 65% A Girl Like Her (2015) "No doubt to be compared to movies like director Marisa Silver's 1988 film Permanent Record, A Girl Like Her is a fitting cautionary tale. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Mar 27, 2015
7.5/10 97% It Follows (2015) "...unique and arresting. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Mar 27, 2015
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