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Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.5/10 34% Equals (2016) "While the intentions are genuine and the performances excellent, the narrative's central failing is the stoic premise. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 22, 2016
5/10 63% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Never quite as funny or as consistently entertaining as the show that inspired it, "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" is mainly for die hard fans. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 22, 2016
7/10 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "Its heartwarming message combined with creative, fantastical elements make it unique and memorable. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 16, 2016
8/10 93% Life, Animated (2016) "Visually rich with animation taken from Owen's artwork and writing, "Life, Animated" is a cinematic treasure that will go far in demystifying what autism means for those searching for answers. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 16, 2016
5/10 73% Ghostbusters (2016) ""Ghostbusters (2016)" is a weak parody of the original. It lacks heart and character development that managed to endear the original's characters with audiences for decades. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 15, 2016
5/10 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "Pets aren't Minions. The ever-expanding cast of characters and outlandish action set-pieces feel forced and overly familiar. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 8, 2016
8/10 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) "Whether you're interested in this style of music or not, you'd be hard-pressed not to appreciate this rewarding film with Yo-Yo Ma at its heart. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 1, 2016
8/10 81% The Phenom (2016) "Expertly lensed, tautly directed (by writer Noah Buschel), and peerlessly acted, "The Phenom" requires patience, but the reward is there. Call it a little film therapy. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 1, 2016
5/10 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "Everything about this film feels very much like a Carpenter homage, but, unfortunately, that means that it is more "Escape From L.A." than "Escape from New York." " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jul 1, 2016
5.5/10 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "It works best when it dips into documentary with dramatic reenactments. But the odd tone of the film that vacillates between traditional narrative story-telling and historical nonfiction will be jarring to some viewers. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jun 24, 2016
8.5/10 95% De Palma (2016) "The film is a masterclass in filmmaking as De Palma discusses his use of the camera, split screen and makes mention of the split diopter. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jun 17, 2016
6.5/10 29% Warcraft (2016) "Surprisingly well conceived and handsomely mounted, "Warcraft" exceeded my expectations. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jun 17, 2016
7/10 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) ""Maggie's Plan" is romantic, intelligent, and impossible not to like. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jun 17, 2016
7/10 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) ""Maggie's Plan" is romantic, intelligent, and impossible not to like. " ‐ Daily Film Fix
Posted Jun 17, 2016
5.5/10 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) ""Popstar" isn't "This Is Spinal Tap" with its biting satire and forever quotable dialogue. Even though there are laughs to be had, as a feature, it proves to be frustratingly lame. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Jun 3, 2016
8/10 96% Weiner (2016) ""Weiner" is an insightful, disturbing, and frustrating insider look at the politics of self-destruction. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 27, 2016
4.5/10 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "This followup to the 2010 massive, Tim Burton-directed, 3D hit "Alice in Wonderland" is weaker than its predecessor in almost every way. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 27, 2016
8/10 62% High-Rise (2016) "...likely one of the best vile and repulsive experiences to be had in our metroplexes that are sadly clogged with the latest bloated comic book adaptations. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 20, 2016
6/10 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "Oddly targeted at younger viewers, many of whom may not have been the game's first crop of power players, this animated feature could prove to introduce them birds to a whole new generation. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 20, 2016
7/10 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The most fun consenting adults can legally have in a movie theater this summer. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 20, 2016
5/10 23% Being Charlie (2016) "Well-intended and capably made, I suspect that "Being Charlie" will find utility in rehab circles. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 13, 2016
6/10 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) "There's a lot of math on display, but it is fascinating and enhances this worthy and moving tribute. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 13, 2016
6/10 84% The Meddler (2016) "Feeling more like mashup of season one of an entertaining television drama, 'The Meddler' features Susan Sarandon at her most playful and romantic. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 13, 2016
6/10 57% Money Monster (2016) "Directed by Jodie Foster with zippy panache that elevates the sometimes witty but tired and contrived material, "Money Monster" makes few heavy points (even though it tries) while scoring as a smart thriller. Call it 'Broadcast News' with a bomb. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 13, 2016
7.5/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "...make no mistake, this movie plays like a third "Avengers" film hidden within the thin, sub-hero veneer. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted May 6, 2016
7/10 91% Green Room (2016) ""Green Room" is a violent, at times, thought-provoking addition to the emerging hipster tough sub-genre of films. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2016
5.5/10 8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "Sincerely written and well acted "Papa Hemingway in Cuba" is a micro-budgeted film that will play well for students of the famous author. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2016
4/10 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "...this uninspired and sadly dated animated adventure is out-classed by most of the family films released over the last few years. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/10 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "...a forced theatrical concoction relying on a formula whose time has long since passed. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 22, 2016
6.5/10 69% Louder Than Bombs (2016) ""Louder than Bombs" hefts the weight of its serious material in a mature and literate fashion. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 22, 2016
9/10 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "...a movie that families can enjoy and cherish. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 15, 2016
6.5/10 87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "We don't get an unhinged conclusion like "Animal House," but, at the same time, there is very little edge to the movie. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 8, 2016
7.5/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) "There is a quiet, simmering intensity at the center of director Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special." Call it the "nerdy kid-brother" of the brainless Hollywood blockbuster. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Apr 1, 2016
4.5/10 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "How do you solve the problem of Superman? It's a hurdle that not even the producers of "Batman v Superman" can leap in a single bound. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Mar 25, 2016
7/10 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "...a refreshing alternative to normal overblown blockbuster offerings. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Mar 11, 2016
5.5/10 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Given the theme, the unfocused, scattershot narrative of "WTF" is understandable. While this may frustrate some viewers, the film works largely through an endearing performance by Tina Fey. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Mar 4, 2016
5.5/10 55% Triple 9 (2016) "Atlanta finally gets to play itself in a movie, but no one, not even "The Walking Dead's" Norman Reedus, who appears way too briefly in the movie, exhibits any sense of their Southern fried environment. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Feb 26, 2016
7/10 51% Risen (2016) "What could have been a hammy, square affair quickly settles into an impressive political thriller/crime procedural that manages to respectfully present Jesus without becoming too preachy. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Feb 19, 2016
6.5/10 84% Deadpool (2016) "Sharing more in common with "Kick-Ass 2" than "Kick-Ass," the long gestating "Deadpool" comic adaptation pulls no punches. " ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2016
7/10 85% 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 94% 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 11% 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 50% 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 97% 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
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