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Jonathan Holland

Jonathan Holland
Jonathan Holland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% The Warning (El aviso) (2018) Slickly packaged but unsatisfying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
No Score Yet One Hundred Days of Solitude (2018) Aims at reconsideration of our relationship with nature and our place in it and, despite going overboard on the grandiose drone images, mainly does so in a winningly down-to-earth, unpretentious way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
No Score Yet The Laws of Thermodynamics (Las Leyes de la Termodinámica) (2018) Despite its initial promise, Laws fails to take imaginative flight.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
60% The Skin of the Wolf (Bajo la piel de lobo) (2017) Skin plays out with the clarity, simplicity, rawness and grim poetry of a folk tale, tackling on the way some pretty elemental themes, but it's a tale as told by a very dull speaker.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
88% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) Slow but never ponderous, clear in its outlines but never simplistic, and elegantly crafted without being stifling.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
No Score Yet Thirty Souls (Trinta Lumes) (2017) Fascinating but diffuse.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
71% Handia (2017) Technically superb, Giant is hobbled by a script that plods earnestly along like the giant at its center, and like him it starts to limp soon after mid-point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
82% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2017) [Antonio Mendez] Esparza has done terrific work with his cast of non-pros, and several exchanges - particularly those between Regina and Robert - drip with an engaging realism that can only have been the result of guided improvisation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
No Score Yet Amazonas (2016) Packing enough material into its 78 minutes for several soap operas, Amazona leaves you eager to know more.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
No Score Yet Holy Camp! (La llamada) (2017) On paper, it all sounds awful, but the whole project breathes an air of sincerity and vitality that renders large sections of it instantly likable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
No Score Yet Los Sentidos (2016) A quiet, touching film about unrewarded heroism in adverse conditions, shot through with an attractive mix of celebration and melancholy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
90% Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (2017) A celebration of the life of an extraordinary woman with whom most viewers will probably also have fallen in love by the time the credits roll.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
No Score Yet Pikadero (2015) A deft balance of the pessimistic and the playful‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
86% Perfectos desconocidos (2017) Although it's enjoyable to make the acquaintance of the well-played, crowd-pleasing Strangers, the encounter is quickly forgotten.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet Gold (Oro) (2017) You wonder how it's possible to extract so little adventure from such a rich mine of raw material.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
62% The Bookshop (2017) Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
86% Santa & Andrés (2017) Santa is particularly strong on the way that politics gets into people's heads and damages the relationships between them, even when they are far away from the political center.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
No Score Yet Dhogs (2017) Dhogs manages to achieve an interestingly twisted perspective of its own, and is thick with the kind of memorable atmospherics and visuals to suggest that Goteira will soon have more to show.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
100% The Gold Seekers (Los Buscadores) (2017) Although it's entertaining and lively enough, Gold Seekers does lose out by not feeling as focused or as rooted.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Another Story of the World (Otra historia del mundo) (2017) This is one comedy that deserves to resonate beyond its country of origin.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
No Score Yet The Charmer (Charmoren) (2017) A carefully assembled, perceptive slow-burner.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
86% Killing Jesus (Matar a Jesús) (2017) Simmering with controlled bitterness, Jesus has an intensity and rawness that more than make up for its flaws.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
100% Alanis (2017) A punchy and entirely unsentimental study of a few days in the life of a young Buenos Aires sex worker that's as defiantly non-miserabilist as its heroine.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
60% The Motive (El autor) (2017) A high-risk shot at a screen adaptation of a novel within a novel, The Motive is entertaining and buzzes with fun ideas, but as an involving drama, it never gets past the first chapter.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
100% Invisible (2017) A compassionate, critical study of teenage loneliness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
89% Veronica (Verónica) (2017) Aided by some great child performances, plenty of stylistic chutzpah and a strong sense of place, [Plaza] makes it work, despite the project's overall lack of finesse.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
71% Kill Me Please (Mate-me por favor) (2017) Anita Rocha da Silveira's debut is free of most of the moral nuances that might make it interesting to an adult viewer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
No Score Yet Abracadabra (2017) A brightly colored, eye-catching dark comedy that's inevitably hit-or-miss but never, ever dull ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
29% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2017) Queen is the sort of project which marketing teams like to talk about as "classic" while secretly knowing that it's just old-fashioned.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
No Score Yet Selfie (2016) Small in scale but big in ambition, Victor Garcia Leon's study of the wanderings of a rich kid fallen on hard times is part comedy, part X-ray of post-crisis Spain and part moral yarn about empathy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
78% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) Pfening delivers a masterful, low-key performance that subtly unpacks the psychology of how immigration can turn lives into lies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
83% Niñato (2017) An intimate and compassionate documentary ... Ninato has much of the freshness of lived experience, but also some of its tedium.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
57% Black Snow (Nieve negra) (2017) Narrative confusion and implausibility strike over the final run, and it's that wobbly final stretch that will linger in viewers' minds, making Snow a less chilling experience than it presumably aims to be.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
86% Nise: The Heart of Madness (Nise: O Coração da Loucura) (2017) Elegantly [combines] a triumph-over-adversity yarn with a sensitive exploration of the redemptive power of artistic creation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
88% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) A deceptively simple drama about a family and its thousand-year-old olive tree that is rooted in the best cinematic soil there is -- emotional truth -- The Olive Tree gets its hooks in early on, and then never lets up. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
No Score Yet Born in Syria (Nacido en Siria) (2016) Inevitably it's a potently soul-stirring, guilt-inducing experience which deserves to be seen by as many people as possible - but particularly, perhaps, by those privileged children old enough now to reflect upon it, and later to act.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2017) A thoughtful and moving family portrait.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
77% Woodpeckers (Carpinteros) (2017) Raw, intriguing and and energetic despite its flaws ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
No Score Yet Frágil equilibrio (2016) A clear-sighted first documentary about the socio-economic mess we're making of our world ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
56% Family Life (Vida de Familia) (2017) A sharply observed and poignant parable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
82% I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma) (2017) While it provides plenty of food for thought, for large stretches it's dramatically defunct, with paper-thin characters playing soap opera roles.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
31% The Hollow Point (2016) An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
73% Kiki, Love to Love (Kiki, el amor se hace) (2016) If Pedro Almodovar were starting out now, his films wouldn't look so different from Paco Leon's.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
90% Maquinaria Panamericana (2016) Although fundamentally a political satire on Mexico, the film's lack of specific focus means it could just as well be about reactions to the global crisis, about what happens when the social safety blanket is suddenly and cruelly withdrawn.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
No Score Yet Blush (Barash) (2015) There's still a freshness of observation and a sparky sense of wonder about its protagonists which means that Michal Vinik's debut feature retains the keen edge of authentic experience.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
21% Ma ma (2016) Cruz's aces performance apart, very little about this extremely disappointing film feels real, and some of it is risible.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
98% Truman (2017) A clean-lined, sensitively-written and beautifully played two-hander that tackles complex issues in a refreshingly straightforward, downbeat way.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
88% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016) My Big Night doesn't want you to get serious. It wants you to sit back and enjoy the ride, and mostly you will, if overblown kitsch, hammerhead subtlety and gags are your thing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
78% The Young And Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2015) The quirky charm, visual wit and melancholy undertow of Reif Larsen's The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet translate joyously to the screen in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spite.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
83% Les démons (The Demons) (2015) The doubts, fears, and yes, horrors of life beneath the comfortable surface of a Montreal suburb are subjected to the quizzical, pained gaze of a sensitive 10-year-old in Philippe Lesage's laconic, unsettling The Demons.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015