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Jordan Cronk

Jordan Cronk
Jordan Cronk's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Sight and Sound, Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) Green's deft deployment of overt symbolism, coupled with his empathetic attention to the emotional travails of his characters, allows the film to operate equally well as a theologic parable, an existential comedy, and an anachronistic family drama. ‐ Reverse Shot
Posted Oct 11, 2016
4/4 81% La Notte (1961) La Notte remains at once the most bracingly concrete and amorously diffuse of Michelangelo Antonioni's films. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2016
81% Kate Plays Christine (2016) By burrowing past the more sensational aspects of Chubbuck's story to the more troubling nuances of her psyche, Greene and Sheil have a fashioned a more holistic and sympathetic portrait of Chubbuck than any straight fiction could ever hope to. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Aug 22, 2016
97% Aquarius (2016) Kleber Mendonça Filho's second feature and followup to his well-regarded Neighbouring Sounds is at once a refinement and a deepening of the social and stylistic preoccupations laid out so comprehensively in the critic-turned-director's debut. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted May 20, 2016
100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) Zhao Liang's Behemoth is many things all at once: an observational documentary, an experimental ethnography, an existential essay. More simply, it's a portrait of modern-day China built from the blood and sweat of its proletariat class. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 18, 2016
100% Cameraperson (2016) Cameraperson's unique formal conception and restlessly interrogative assemblage forms a striking and, dare I say, original vision. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 41% Love (2015) Surprisingly tender, Love finds Noé finally having a little fun at his own expense. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 18, 2015
5/5 88% Horse Money (2015) One of the most impressive accomplishments of Costa's career. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 17, 2015
89% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) At its best, My Golden Days effortlessly captures the liminal state between a halcyon past and an unknown yet tantalising future. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Sep 16, 2015
5/5 96% The Last of the Unjust (2014) A historical restoration for a modern day reckoning. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 8, 2015
4/5 86% At Berkeley (2013) Frederick Wiseman brings his insightful and layered filmmaking to one of America's most liberal institutions. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2014
4/5 76% Welcome To New York (2015) Despite an elemental focus, Ferrara has fashioned a casually complex moral tale. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 7, 2014
4/5 87% Exhibition (2014) Joanna Hogg's intimate portrait of married life is her finest offering yet. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3.5/4 100% Marketa Lazarová (1967) In less than a minute, before the film's opening titles even conclude, Marketa Lazarová has announced itself as something potentially unique, perhaps indefinable. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 23, 2014
82% Story of My Death (2014) An impeccably realised riff on period piece traditions, the film takes as its subject two literary figures (Casanova and Dracula), then reconsiders and retrofits their personas into a deviously vulgar display of lasciviousness and tragic comeuppance. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 15, 2013
88% A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (2014) Forgoes such linearity in favour of an increasingly visceral triptych narrative that follows a mysterious loner from the margins of a commune to a trip into the wilderness. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 14, 2013
44% Blind Detective (Man Tam) (2013) To's ambitious amalgam of comedic trappings and grisly crime analysis is just odd enough to remain of interest. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2013
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) Like Father, Like Son, his latest in a long line of unassuming family dramas, is one of his most heartbreaking works yet. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 14, 2013
3/4 93% This Is Martin Bonner (2013) At its best, with its quiet, ominous pace in the early going and its economical distribution of information throughout, the film is reminiscent of Todd Haynes's Safe. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2013
93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) A stirring, impressively acted piece of work, and another detailed account of familial nuance from a director working at a seemingly effortless clip, no matter the locale. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 17, 2013
93% A Touch of Sin (2013) From the opening moments of Jia Zhang-ke's A Touch of Sin, something strange is afoot--and not just the unexpected flourish of violence which punctuates the first scene. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 16, 2013
60% The Bling Ring (2013) Sofia Coppola's fascination with the young and over-privileged reaches a logical plateau with The Bling Ring, a hyperaware consideration of celebrity intrigue and idolization. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 16, 2013
5/5 95% Journey to Italy (Viaggio in Italia) (Strangers) (The Lonely Woman) (1954) An influence on everyone from Michelangelo Antonioni to Jacques Rivette, this brave work still stands as a watershed. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted May 9, 2013
No Score Yet Three Sisters (2013) There's a palpable sense of both anger and sympathy on the part of Wang for the plight of these people, which falls in line with his major topical concerns. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
93% Frances Ha (2013) Feels like an unusually intimate, personal piece, a return to Noah Baumbach's early, more naïvely optimistic phase. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
34% Passion (2013) It's all the more fun when one allows the surface pleasures to bolster its themes. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
82% Something in the Air (2013) As his career turned toward more mature, patient considerations in 2009 with Summer Hours, Assayas has begun to utilize his medium for more reflective purposes. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
46% To The Wonder (2013) In the end, it's a particularly outré B-side to The Tree of Life's surprisingly more lucid and utilitarian watershed. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
94% Room 237 (2013) More companion piece than standalone work, but it's rare that such an complementary creation could be so much fun. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
84% Leviathan (2013) One of the most uniquely fashioned films ever produced. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
100% Gebo et l'ombre (2014) Work is often credited with keeping man alive. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012
No Score Yet Kibô no kuni (The Land of Hope) (2012) One hates to begrudge an artist the freedom to explore the possibilities of their medium, but a pair of films by two of Japan's most aesthetically radical cult directors have given me pause. ‐ House Next Door
Posted Sep 17, 2012