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Jonah Flicker

Jonah Flicker
Jonah Flicker's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 44% True Story (2015) Though [True Story] attempts to tackle issues of reportorial and moral integrity -- just how far someone will go to convince him or herself that the end justifies the means -- it is ultimately totally out of its depth. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2015
8/10 93% Ex Machina (2015) Beautifully haunting. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2015
6/10 43% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) The film's execution doesn't serve its subject matter, making it feel more like an affected thesis than an effective work of art. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2015
8/10 88% Foxcatcher (2014) If on the surface this is a story about men seeking intimacy through unadulterated physicality, at its core, Foxcatcher is about people searching for something missing from their lives. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2014
9.4/10 55% Summer of Blood (2014) Director-writer-star-Turkish Zach Galifianakis, Onur Tukel, pays tribute to the horror movie trope while completely upending it with the hipster sensibility so commonly associated with the borough. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2014
6.9/10 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) Kill the Messenger may not be the most exciting film you will see this year, but there are plenty of good performances from great actors in cameo roles. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4.9/10 44% About Alex (2014) Ultimately, the portrayals in About Alex are all caricatures that don't really ring true. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 14, 2014
9.3/10 88% Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2014) Jeff Broadway's excellent new documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, skillfully and artfully tells the Stone Throw story as it reaches some great heights and sinks to some deep lows. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted May 30, 2014
5.8/10 87% Joe (2014) This Southern Gothic story is overwrought and, despite its beautifully decayed deep South setting and flawed characters who might be interesting underneath all their angst, is actually kind of boring. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2014
5.9/10 84% Rob the Mob (2014) The problem here is that the film wavers between free-flowing comedic chaos and melodramatic poignancy -- it's much more successful with the former. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2014
8.3/10 78% Grand Piano (2014) Grand Piano should be taken with a winter's supply of road salt, but if you can get past the absurdity of it all you are in for a pretty good time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2014
6.5/10 91% Kids for Cash (2014) Its small filmmaking flaws aside, the story of Kids For Cash is a powerful and important one. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2014
9/10 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) The Coens have created a film that is wholly original and highly entertaining. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2013
7/10 61% The Summit (2013) The Summit tries to make sense of what happened through this haze of fact and memory, but certain vital questions are left unanswered (through no fault of the filmmakers'). ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/10 49% Maniac (2013) Even the most ardent horror fan might struggle to find something to enjoy in Franck Khalfoun's remake of William Lustig's 1980 slasher classic, Maniac. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2013
5/10 46% To The Wonder (2013) Frankly, To The Wonder becomes bogged and down and more than a little bit boring over the course of its two hours. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2013
8/10 87% The Silence (2013) In a field of clichéd psychological crime thrillers, The Silence stands out. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 14, 2013
7/10 62% Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013) An engaging, sweeping overview of Pineda's story, which is buoyed by the cheesy but classic sounds of Journey and Pineda's soft-spoken, humble charm. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2013
7/10 94% Lore (2013) Saskia Rosendahl, who plays Lore, is marvelous to watch. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 8, 2013
6/10 87% Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013) Happy People is an engrossing look at a culture that many viewers have never been exposed to, and as usual, Herzog's even-paced, accented narration is a joy to listen to. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2013
9/10 93% Amour (2012) Mundanely horrifying and extremely powerful. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2012
4/10 18% Smiley (2012) Mostly it fails, due in large part to the poor acting, low production values, and a weak script that bogs down what might otherwise have been an interesting film. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
8/10 82% Seven Psychopaths (2012) There's a lot going on here, but it all amounts to a really good time. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2012
9/10 97% Monsieur Lazhar (2012) The acting is stellar throughout the film, from the one-named Algerian actor Fellag's subtle and warm portrayal of the title character, to the cast of precocious children who make up his classroom. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2012
5/10 50% Good for Nothing (2012) Unfortunately, Good For Nothing's references and aspirations are a bit higher than what is actually on the screen. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2012
7.5/10 67% Shut Up Little Man! (2011) The film, directed by Matthew Bate, has been compared stylistically to Errol Morris's work, and it's an accurate assessment. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2011
8/10 85% Circumstance (2011) An excellent look at how the modern youth of Iran skirts the boundaries between the religious state and personal freedom, and all the risks that are involved. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2011
7/10 74% The Whistleblower (2011) The Whistleblower skirts the line between political thriller, conspiracy picture and melodrama, but it does it well, building the right amount of tension and intrigue as it gallops along. ‐ Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2011