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Jordan Hoffman

Jordan Hoffman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 89% Dark Night "The noble intention to make us dwell on our culture, and perhaps shame its more voyeuristic members, quickly devolves into a cavalcade of tedium. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3/5 88% Southside With You (2016) "Southside With You uses our affection for the Obamas to add urgency in the otherwise simple script. We want these two to get together, and we want them to say things like: "I just want to do more to help out." " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 25, 2016
4/5 92% Kate Plays Christine "At the very least, this is a fascinating if idealised look at how an actor prepares. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 25, 2016
4/5 90% The Greasy Strangler "It's a welcome oasis of filth, depravity and shock in a culture that too often thinks merely being a little weird passes muster. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 24, 2016
3/5 73% Swiss Army Man (2016) "It's coarse and it's stupid, but it is, thanks mostly the two good performances and some stylish use of music and editing, a little bit moving. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 23, 2016
4/5 100% Nuts! "Mixing droll animation, stock footage and a restrained number of talking head interviews, the director Penny Lane's biography has all the whimsy of a tall tale, until a late change in tone surprises with genuine emotion. Nuts! is really a kick. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 23, 2016
5/5 100% Aferim! (2016) "Its spotlight on racial prejudice has resonance given the current refugee crisis, as does its jaded attitude toward any political or economic change. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 20, 2016
1/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "A bizarre mix of war pornography and dour isolationist posturing " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 14, 2016
2/5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Though some of the jokes land, that's entirely due to the performances; there's not one example of clever writing in the entire picture. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 13, 2016
4/5 89% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) "Forget 'Dawn of Justice' - this is the best superhero team-up we'll see at the cinema this year. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/5 9% The Forest (2016) "The movie gets completely lost, unsure if it wants to be a serious exploration of repressed memories or a work of giddy, spooky trash. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 8, 2016
3/5 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "The Road Chip isn't exactly what I'd call a good film and has almost nothing going on in the visual department, but for those saddled with kids for an afternoon, you could do a lot worse. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 16, 2015
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "A scorching entertainment set amid harsh, icy conditions. " ‐ Mashable
Posted Dec 16, 2015
5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "Its script is ludicrous, riddled with coincidences and a fealty to existing text that a less forgiving person might call lazy. Yet I can't wait to see it again. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 75% Dreams Rewired (2015) "First with the telephone, then early cinema, the magic of wireless radio and, finally, television, Dreams Rewired bombards the senses with a thorough and clever montage of found footage from the 1890s to the pre-war era. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2015
1/5 30% Don Verdean (2015) "This (alleged) satire of a Bible-belt huckster getting in-too-deep with a pair of rival churches is idiotic and unfocused, and sitting through its tedium is a sufferance more befitting of Job. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/5 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Hemsworth, botched New England accent and all, is a movie star, and this is movie star material. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 2, 2015
2/5 29% Submerged (2015) "Submerged suffers from a misunderstanding that anyone would want to watch this movie seriously. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 27, 2015
5/5 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "While formally quite different from [Lee's] more universally-respected early work, Chi-Raq has the exuberance and wit you'll find in Do The Right Thing and Crooklyn. It's the best film he's made in a very long time. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 25, 2015
1/5 25% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "[Victor Frankenstein] is a bit like the most famous iteration of The Monster itself. Bluntly stitched together from an assortment of parts, it lumbers about causing great dismay to all unlucky enough to to make its acquaintance. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 24, 2015
4/5 88% Very Semi-Serious (2015) "It's a minor work that knows its place in the margins, but is thought-provoking and surreptitiously insightful - and very funny. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 39% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "In the darkened theatre auditorium, the secret in your eyes may be that before the third act's revelations you have closed them out of boredom. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 94% Creed (2015) "The film keeps pounding through the predictable set-up and storyline until finally, when you think it can fight no longer and will have to throw in the towel, it charges back with some scenes of originality, pathos and, in ever-so-swift jabs, excitement. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 18, 2015
88% The Big Short (2015) "The Big Short is an artistic gamble with a tremendous return, but don't expect to leave the theater without getting angry about the past, terrified for the future and realizing how "bank" is a four-letter word. " ‐ Mashable
Posted Nov 17, 2015
3/5 66% The Night Before (2015) "It's hard to deny the breezy familiarity that comes with these just-barely-good-enough midsized movies that Rogen (who co-produced this with longtime partner Evan Goldberg) cranks out with regularity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2/5 33% My All American (2015) "American football is played on a rectangle, but movies about it can sure be square. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Does Love the Coopers's collection of what are essentially short films that tie together at the end for family uplift equal good? Oh, who am I kidding? No. Of course not. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 13, 2015
62% Concussion (2015) "'Concussion' moves the ball, but is as subtle as a blow to the head " ‐ Mashable
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/5 17% Sex, Death And Bowling (2015) "Should be quietly euthanised. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "All the classic moments are there, crammed in as if we might not get another shot at this. It's all very sweet and charming, and we should be thankful this isn't a childhood-ruining disaster. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Nov 4, 2015
2/5 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "This is idiocy from soup to nuts, devoid of any clever ideas, meaningful performances or memorable set pieces. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/5 19% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "This movie sure means well, and it's just entertaining enough to (slightly) slip off the shackles of the great cultural conformity factory it ultimately represents. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 22, 2015
16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "Fans of Game of Thrones will love this because it's like all of the silly parts without any of the rigorous thinking. " ‐ Mashable
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2/5 61% Extraordinary Tales (2015) "[It] has its moments, and will be a welcome respite for any middle schooler sitting through a boring lecture. But if we were ever asked if we wanted a second viewing, we'd have to quoth the raven: nevermore. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 21, 2015
1/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "Murray isn't cute in this role, he's just annoying, and that's something he's rarely been before. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 20, 2015
3/5 53% I Smile Back (2015) "This is a case of good acting saving a movie from its own poor choices. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 100% Field Niggas "Those of us who live in cities see these people every day, but how often do we listen? " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 71% Miles Ahead (2016) "Miles Ahead isn't an epic for the ages but it is, undeniably, cool. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 12, 2015
1/5 26% Pan (2015) "Total lack of forward momentum is made worse by a bland cast of characters and uninspired action. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 12, 2015
3/5 77% Goosebumps (2015) "There's a streak of old-fashioned B-movie spooky playfulness here, and when actual, motivated characters are on screen it's delightful. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 5, 2015
4/5 93% The Treasure (2016) "You don't have to be a scholar of late 20th-century Romanian economics to get the satire. However, I suspect that those who do catch the signifiers will find even more riches in the soil. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 5, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "When Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks get together the results can be harrowing and epochal like in Saving Private Ryan or they can be desultory and dull like in The Terminal. Bridge of Spies sits at an unsatisfying spot in between; " ‐ Mashable
Posted Oct 5, 2015
4/5 100% De Palma (2016) "So many documentaries about artists just want you to accept that their subject is an innovator. De Palma breaks it down and shows you why he is. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 88% Deathgasm (2015) "The gross hordes of undead spew humours and inner organs all over the screen in outstandingly nauseating ways. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/5 77% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "While the topic of mass delusion is fascinating, this film is too unfocused to turn it into compelling drama. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 29, 2015
2/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Unfortunately, what squeaked across the finish line last time falls short here. We're left with flat, annoying characters and a rote storyline that's too high of a hurdle even for Tartakovsky's visual dynamism. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 24, 2015
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "'Hitchcock/Truffaut' is like an entire semester of film school dumped in your lap. And it is absolutely terrific. " ‐ Biography.com
Posted Sep 23, 2015
62% Legend (2015) "Crime doesn't pay but it sure as hell can look cool. " ‐ Biography.com
Posted Sep 23, 2015
50% Demolition (2016) "About as subtle as the recurring image of a sledgehammer smashing into walls. " ‐ Mashable
Posted Sep 23, 2015
34% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "[A] chaotic, scrappy, deeply cynical look at political puppet masters " ‐ Mashable
Posted Sep 23, 2015
47% Freeheld (2015) "[A] strictly by-the-numbers production " ‐ Mashable
Posted Sep 23, 2015
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