Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 100% The Garden Left Behind (2019) A revealing look at transgender issues facing families today, "The Garden Left Behind" is another film that helps us understand. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
6/10 52% Point Blank (2019) It's almost like "Crank" but at a much lower voltage. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6/10 45% Stuber (2019) ...leaves us wanting to see both actors in vehicles with a lot more horsepower. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
9/10 95% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) An impactful mystery, filmmaker Pamela B. Green's debut is a gift to film historians and an educational treat for anyone interested in how the art form was born. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
8/10 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) This incredibly detailed and informative documentary about one of America's finest writers will make you want to pick up several of Morrison's novels. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
7/10 82% Midsommar (2019) It's a film that amounts to a group therapy session for many viewers, including me. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
7/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Bursting with youthful exuberance and hipster flare, "Far From Home" is wondrous entertainment. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
7/10 59% Ophelia (2019) ...for the target audience, pre-teen and teenage girls, this tragic romance starring "Star Wars" heroine Daisy Ridley, plays big, inevitably leading to girl-power fist pumps and even a few salty tears. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
7/10 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) "Annabelle Comes Home" is an expertly crafted jump fest. The scares come quick and extend over the film's refreshingly brief running time. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Murder Made Easy (2019) David Palamaro's micro-budgeted murder mystery is a delightful meal. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/10 100% 5B (2019) "5B" is a necessary film, even if you thought you were infinitely familiar with the mistakes of the past. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/10 82% American Woman (2019) Jake Scott captures the adult maturation process, warts and all, with little pretense. And Miller is excellent as she navigates her character's changes. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
7/10 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) The best comedy of the summer is a Pixar sequel. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 22% Men in Black International (2019) Light, family friendly-entertainment. For those viewers still reeling and wiping away tears from their "Endgame" experience, here's a movie with the aim to merely make you smile." - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 30% Holy Lands (Les terres saintes) (2018) A winning seriocomic pairing of James Caan and Tom Hollander lifts Amanda Sthers' ambitious narrative. Read the DFF review of "Holy Lands." - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
6/10 71% All Is True (2019) Kenneth Branagh plays William Shakespeare in dullish but, still, interesting fashion. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
8/10 92% Starfish (2019) A. T. White's fascinating debut feature isn't exactly hard science fiction, but there's certainly a logic to it. "Starfish" is one strange retro ride. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
6/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) As it should be, the best thing about "King of the Monsters" is the monsters. The human story is weak and distracting. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Gratuitously violent and unpleasant, shock value alone fails to carry this horror hybrid. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
7/10 89% Non-Fiction (2019) Olivier Assayas' fascinating gabfest proves to be enchanting. Non-Fiction is about showing characters mature even when they all grown up. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
6/10 83% Funny Story (2019) Matthew Glave shines in Michael J. Gallagher's uneven, but entertaining, dramedy. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
6/10 65% The White Crow (2019) Ralph Fiennes' uneven dance biopic captures the intimate Cold War frustrations that linger. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
6/10 57% Aladdin (2019) A wacky Will Smith and winning musical numbers keep this remake flying. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
8/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Grotesque and sometimes beautiful, an exquisitely crafted series of impossible action sequences make "Chapter 3" necessary viewing. And the expansion of the Wick mythology hints at something even bigger on the horizon. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
8/10 97% Hail Satan? (2019) Satan is used as a rallying call for counter culture resistance in Penny Lane's insightful documentary. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
5/10 67% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) An incomprehensible story and a combination of blurry, often dizzying special effects make this video game adaptation for die-hard fans only. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
7/10 30% Red Joan (2019) I suspect that viewers on both sides of the political spectrum will be made uneasy by the film's perspective. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
7/10 81% Long Shot (2019) In the mold of the screwball comedy (think a much more raunchy version of 1938's "Bringing Up Baby"), "Long Shot" is a wacky, romantic romp. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) It's a confoundedly interesting viewing experience-one to be revisited. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/10 76% Family (2019) Laura Steinel's directorial debut has its moments, but there just aren't enough of them. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
7/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) There's more high drama at work in this team-up feature than anything in the series. But the soft and tender moments work best. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
8/10 80% Fast Color (2019) "Fast Color" will hit you as the big moments bring weight to its emotional conclusion. I was moved, and I saw the colors - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2019
7/10 97% Little Woods (2019) There is an earthy authenticity to the world explored in "Little Woods" that captures the mundane, but undeniably real, moments in down-and-out Americans' lives. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
8/10 90% Mine 9 (2019) ...here's a film about something real, not a horror picture about a group of shapely cavers who descend into the earth and get trapped with monsters chasing them. The monsters in the effective, streamlined thriller "Mine 9" are all around us. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
9/10 78% Guava Island (2019) Donald Glover and his collaborator/director Hiro Murai deliver a fusion of music and film worthy of repeat viewing to consider its thematic place in our time of confusion and polarization. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
1/10 18% Hellboy (2019) Marked by an incoherent story, a poor and bonkers collection of creatures, and a slew of f-bombs, director Neil Marshall manages to destroy the character in a way that's rarely been captured on celluloid. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
5/10 46% Little (2019) Taking advantage of the collective goodwill generated by the films of the past, namely "Big," the sporadically funny "Little" fails to find the magic that made us think introspectively about what happens when innocence is lost. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
4/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Aside from as few effective jump scares and some interesting scenes involving the place beyond the pet graveyard, the new additions don't make the story more intense or frightening. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
7/10 91% Shazam! (2019) "Shazam!" is goofy but good. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
7/10 92% Giant Little Ones (2019) Perhaps taking a page from the Gregg Araki playbook (see "Mysterious Skin" and "Kaboom"), issues of gender fluidity and sexual preference are introduced without compromise. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
7/10 58% The Hummingbird Project (2019) Filled with references to fiber, routers, drill bits, and data in milliseconds, "The Hummingbird Project" is a nerdy, but engrossing, film. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
7/10 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) It's a grueling endurance test for the audience, but gives viewers an intimate look at what it was like to live and die within the blood-soaked walls of a palace where violence was ordinarily not present. I came away thinking: It could happen here. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
5/10 46% Dumbo (2019) Burton's bland handling of the material marks a new low for the director, who has always managed to bring a sense of wonder to anything he touches. Sadly, "Dumbo (2019)" is not magical. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
8/10 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) This tale of an unassuming environmental terrorist might warm even the hardened capitalist's soul. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
8/10 94% Us (2019) Unconventional and mysterious, "Us" takes viewers on a bloody and murderous ride through the eyes of the survivors. And Peele smartly makes us survivors all, condemning us, like the WIlsons, to grapple with all the nagging questions. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
6/10 56% Yardie (2019) A revenge tale at its core, "Yardie" is a film in a hurry to end. But early moments in Kingston show intense actor turned director Elba's potential behind the camera. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
5/10 71% Climax (2019) "Climax" is a nasty display of psychedelic body horror that adds up to very little. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
6/10 80% Streaker (Flitzer) (2017) "Streaker" is disarming entertainment with a winning performance by Schlatter as a widower teacher, who discovers that taking it all off exposes more than just what's underneath your clothes. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 60% The Things We've Seen (2017) "The Things We've Seen," which had to have been made on a budget less than the craft services line item on an average Hollywood film, is an undeniable celebration of the independent spirit. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It's meant to show the lighter, more family-friendly side of the MCU, and to that extent, younger viewers should be pleased. But there are no lump-in-your throat moments in "Captain Marvel." - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019