Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
6/10 82% Richard Jewell (2019) If Eastwood intended to expose how the government could so abuse a simple, everyman, "Richard Jewell" marginally achieves that goal. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
8/10 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The epic rants denouncing the movie signify writer/director Waititi's brilliantly successful provocation. "Jojo Rabbit" is meant to make you mad, while it, also, touches your heart. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
7/10 82% Queen & Slim (2019) "Queen & Slim" is an entertaining action road picture with more on its mind than asphalt. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
9/10 97% Knives Out (2019) "Knives Out" is one of the most entertaining films in theaters this holiday season. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
6/10 91% Dark Waters (2019) Director Todd Haynes' earnest, engaging courtroom drama is an exercise in legal tedium. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
7/10 85% Waves (2019) It's Shults' commitment to telling the whole story, every bit of it, that frustrates. Finely made and conscientiously told, "Waves" presents an unadulterated family tragedy. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
8/10 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) He [Hanks] captures the character's spirit and sublime manner. The performance exposes the philosophy of one of our greatest teachers. It's this mindset, his tao, if you will, that is worthy of greater exploration. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
9/10 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) While there's loads of testosterone and roaring automotive muscle on display, the best parts of the movie are the tender moments. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
7/10 77% Frozen II (2019) Where the first film became a bonafide worldwide phenomenon, this bland, uneventful sequel does not contain one single standout moment. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
10/10 96% The Irishman (2019) An instant classic. Only through a daughter's eyes can we see a father as the monster that he is. It's terrifying. - The Newnan Times-Herald EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
6/10 73% Sunday Girl (2019) Writer/director Peter Ambrosio finds his perfect deadpan star in Dasha Nekrasova. As Natasha, Nekrasova is wonderfully droll and sarcastic. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/10 47% Last Christmas (2019) Trite and insincere, "Last Christmas" is a cloying cup of holiday sneer. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
7/10 100% Midnight Traveler (2019) ...an unsettling sign of the times - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
9/10 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Almodóvar takes what could be cathartic only for himself and shares it with all of us. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
5/10 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Achieving a kind of clumsy elegance, at times, "Motherless Brooklyn" sadly devolves into reams of exposition. It's a film that has a hard time with the visual language of cinema. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
8/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Hamilton has a special spark, and in "Dark Fate," it's a kind of magic. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
6/10 No Score Yet Game Day (2019) "Game Day" is a warmhearted narrative crafted by a talented team. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
10/10 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) "Parasite" is a timely commentary about our era of the classist "gig" economy, in which the transactional overcomes decency and humanity. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
6/10 91% The Lighthouse (2019) "The Lighthouse" is a punishing film with a miserable conclusion; it's only recommended to those willing to wallow in its sad view of men running from guilt and finding no quarter. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
7/10 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Watching this zippy film, it's hard not to get caught up in the events that helped shape our world today. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
7/10 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Limber up viewer, "Double Tap" delivers plenty of entertaining kills, and more than one bloody bit of enjoyable zombie-killin' hilarity. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/10 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is jumbled nonsense that palely reminds us of what barely made the first film work. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
8/10 100% In Search of Darkness (2019) A must for collectors, this documentary feature from director David A. Weiner (his first film) is nothing short of epic. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/10 26% Gemini Man (2019) Poorly written and conceived, Ang Lee is a filmmaker with all the toys but nowhere to show off all his great technical expertise. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
7/10 96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) After setting up the players and introducing the two young leads to one another in Miike's violent version of "meet-cute," the film ratchets up the action and the pace is dizzying. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
6/10 69% Joker (2019) ...the problem with "Joker" is the lack of a proper foil. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
8/10 86% Ms. Purple (2019) It's a film that should be absorbed and celebrated, giving many of us a peek into a world of which we might be unfamiliar, but exposing the similarities that bind us together as human beings. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
8/10 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) ...a gritty and creepy unique look at the collateral damage of the drug trade. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 80% Abominable (2019) With top tier animation and a lively kid-friendly story, "Abominable" cruises comfortably, while also failing to capitalize on it's most interesting components. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
7/10 83% Official Secrets (2019) A frightening, real-world thriller, director Gavin Hood, who last gave us 2015's excellent "Eye in the Sky," has a good feel for the material. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
7/10 88% Hustlers (2019) Surprisingly, after the glitz and sexy dances die-down, there's something meaningful remaining. Lopez has never been better. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
6/10 67% Human Capital (2019) Well-shot and acted, "Human Capital" is small project that benefits greatly from its deep ensemble cast. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/10 24% The Goldfinch (2019) All you need to know about "The Goldfinch" movie is that the "kiss" gets a laugh. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
7/10 88% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) ...the film will charm viewers. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
5/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) This movie might make some bucks, but it does not continue the former film's watershed moment. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
6/10 61% The Riot Act (2018) Parks succeeds in delivering a period mystery that feels authentically of the time. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
8/10 96% Love, Antosha (2019) ...through immersing the viewer in the young actor's words, Anton Yelchin kept a journal, it's utterly inspiring. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
7/10 82% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) ...one of the oddest and most unique documentaries I've seen this year. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
9/10 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) ...easily one of the most-rewarding viewing experiences you are likely to have at the theater this year. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 87% The Nightingale (2019) ...never lets you forget the real horror of that time, that place, and what it meant to be considered a lesser sort of being, wrongfully based upon one's gender, nationality, or race. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
7/10 90% Luce (2019) Fine performances and provocative questions highlight simmering suburban thriller. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
6/10 80% Good Boys (2019) Cringe-worthy comedy will make parents squirm. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
7/10 60% Brian Banks (2019) ...it moved me, and that's because it really happened. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
6/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Occupies the no-man's land between "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" and the recent "Annabelle" sequel. It's an exercise in middle-school horror best suited for the small screen. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
6/10 64% The Mountain (2019) Bizarre and haunting, this lobotomy drama will leave you hollow. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
8/10 85% Luz (2019) "Luz" is a success in elegant perplexity. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) This Statham and Johnson show is a ludicrous, comedic actioner, and I want more. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
8/10 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) While "The Art of Self-Defense" is not for everyone, fans of "Fight Club" will be enthused, and folks looking for something odd but still coherent will be beguiled. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
5/10 53% The Lion King (2019) Call it Disney Nature becomes Disney Narrative, as "African Cats" morph convincingly into "The Lion King." But the more and more real things look, the more my mind kept thinking about the real circle of life. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
7/10 96% 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