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Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 85% Band Aid (2017) In "Band Aid," writer/director/star Zoe Lister-Jones has a good handle on the rhythms that gird a flagging relationship. And this means her cathartic, comedic Sundance hit will also hit very close to home.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
9/10 92% Dunkirk (2017) Marked by subtle moments of epic silence and a unique structure, writer/director Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" is a timeless classic.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
7.5/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Featuring the finest example of motion capture effects in the series to date, "War" successfully makes us care deeply about the apes and their struggle.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
7/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) An ungainly, cheeky swing from rooftop to rooftop has rarely been more endearing.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
7/10 44% The Bad Batch (2017) "The Bad Batch" is more an image factory than a coherent narrative feature. Multiple viewings may reveal some deeper meaning.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
8/10 94% Baby Driver (2017) ...there is a sequence at the beginning of the film that is pure "Singin' in the Rain" magic. It's a fantastic, absolutely fantastic car chase set perfectly to a pop tune.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
8/10 85% Okja (2017) ...indispensable viewing for fans of Bong Joon-ho's fine work. Well worth savoring, "Okja" is a science fiction film destined to become folklore.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
7/10 77% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) ... an old-fashioned and handsomely mounted historical espionage thriller. ‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
7/10 67% Cars 3 (2017) ...a visually impressive film offering plenty of family fun.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
6/10 88% It Comes At Night (2017) ...at times, literally crackles with claustrophobic tension.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/10 19% Baywatch (2017) After a spoof-worthy opening title sequence, that features dolphins and Johnson's impressive pecs, there's not one fresh or inspired moment in "Baywatch."‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
5/10 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) "Alien: Covenant" is a cheap, obvious horror prequel to Ridley Scott's 1979 "Alien." It fits into his canon of violent science fiction entries, but this film lessens the legacy of the franchise. ‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
7/10 81% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) Luckily, the mercurial Tower, whose legend includes a romantic mysterious disappearance from the restaurant scene, opens up to the camera revealing some secrets. The curious are rewarded.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
5/10 50% The Dinner (2017) ...as the action leaves the noirish restaurant setting through a series of sometimes confusing flashbacks (or whatever), the film loses its way. ‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
7/10 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Funny, but sometimes annoying, "Vol. 2" lacks the magic of the original. But that is not say it isn't worth seeing.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
7/10 No Score Yet Odd Brodsky (2016) "Odd Brodsky" is an off-kilter charmer populated by quirky characters.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
8/10 80% Personal Shopper (2017) Keeping the viewer off-kilter is masterful as the film reminds one of De Palma at a distance filtered through French master Claude Chabrol. Assayas gets the tone right and one has to credit Stewart who knows the heart of her character.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
6.5/10 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) "Kong: Skull Island" is more fun than the last "Godzilla" film but not as engaging.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
6.5/10 93% Logan (2017) While there are action sequences, the quiet moments work best . One gets a "Shawshank" vibe as the men longingly look into one another's eyes expressing platonic love as only two original X-Men can. Yes, fanboy, this movie is for you, and count me in.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
7/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) John Wick's world is dangerous and not one you'd really even want to visit, but it sure is fun to observe from the relative safety of a darkened theater.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
7.5/10 85% Lion (2016) In a way, "Lion" is a better film than even "Slumdog" in that its intimate focus and emotionally engaging story should play deeper and resonate more broadly.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
7/10 75% Split (2017) ...smaller narratives better fit Shyamalan's eye. And "Split" is a successful more confined project that fits remarkably well into his quirky canon.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
9/10 89% Jackie (2016) It's a very rare thing when a movie transcends so perfectly making the viewer feel something of what its tormented protagonist experienced. ‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
7/10 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) "Nocturnal Animals" is nothing less than a sumptuous immersive viewing experience showcasing a design targeted at something deeper than the thin veneer that could be scratched easily but would require more work to properly penetrate.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
7/10 88% Christine (2016) A tour de force of performance and retro influenced directing and visual style, "Christine" is a small triumph.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
9/10 89% Loving (2016) Gifted filmmaker Jeff Nichols hits high notes in low tones as he focuses his narrative on the Lovings looking at the story from their point of view.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
6.5/10 90% Doctor Strange (2016) ...viewers will likely find themselves amused by "Strange" rather than moved.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
7.5/10 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) ...an old fashioned, yet, still modern and violent approach to exposing the horrors of war while celebrating the heroism that is on display.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
5/10 19% Inferno (2016) No matter how impressive the production is, with quick pacing and loads of acting charisma, "Inferno" fails on a basic level: the story is stupid. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
8/10 92% Certain Women (2016) ...an essay narrative that subtly makes its points without being too obvious or manipulative.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
5.5/10 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) While there are things to like here, mostly related to a solid turn by co-star Cobie Smulders, it is hard to shake the B-movie underpinnings and televisual elements.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
6/10 61% Desierto (2016) Efficient and scary, "Desierto" makes for entertaining viewing along the lines of 1986's "The Hitcher."‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
7/10 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Heartwarming and darkly funny...‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
6.5/10 52% The Accountant (2016) Affleck might have the makings of a franchise that could grow with his mind along with his physical acting skills.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4.5/10 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) More frustrating than thrilling, more obvious than mysterious, "The Girl on the Train" has its moments but proves to be an unsatisfying viewing experience.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
6/10 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Hokey but often very funny, "The Magnificent Seven (2016)" succeeds as an action film but fails to be about anything significant. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
5/10 61% Snowden (2016) "Snowden" will be appealing to those who consider the former CIA employee a heroic whistleblower and infuriating to those who call him a traitor.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
5.5/10 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The jokey vibe of the previous films has been turned up to preposterous levels.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
6.5/10 84% Kicks (2016) Director Tipping has delivered a very aware film that understands the priorities and struggles of his teen audience.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/10 45% The Hollars (2016) Its attractive cast are game for the loose material, but the script is so off-kilter that it fails to connect credibly with the viewer. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
8/10 85% Sully (2016) Clint Eastwood's "Sully" is a remarkably impactful bit of streamlined filmmaking.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
5/10 40% Morgan (2016) Elegantly lensed and oozing with unwarranted self-importance, "Morgan" attempts to be clever by surprising us with unexpected violence and plot twists. But instead of being startling, it ultimately feels overly familiar falling into old tropes.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
6.5/10 89% Morris from America (2016) A fish out of water drama, "Morris from America" makes for really unique viewing. The perspective is unlike films we've seen having the characters deal with issues of race and youth in a foreign setting. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
8.5/10 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) A film worth sharing with everyone in your network. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
6.5/10 81% Equity (2016) A much better film than the trailers indicate, "Equity" is still a bit of a slow burn. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
7.5/10 84% Imperium (2016) Director Daniel Ragussis takes a stripped-down, no-frills approach that never sensationalizes the incendiary material. The action is set in suburban America and events unfold with a certain amount of organic logic. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
6.5/10 59% War Dogs (2016) "War Dogs" paints an unflattering picture of the flawed government contract bidding process, but it does so in a remarkably entertaining and funny fashion.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
8/10 82% Sausage Party (2016) This unique fantasy is crude and vulgar, politically and racially charged, as well as sexually ambivalent. In other words, it's flat-out terrific! ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
7.5/10 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) A lovely, old-fashioned remake with a wonderful family friendly vibe. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/10 25% Suicide Squad (2016) "Suicide Squad" is more messy than meaningful. It's an adventure that lacks weight.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016