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Jordan Hoffman

Jordan Hoffman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 56%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"It doesn't make sense as a comedy, it doesn't quite work as a drama, and it doesn't follow the typical roadmap of a biopic, but Rules Don't Apply is strangely compelling nonetheless." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 11, 2016
89%

Elle (2016)

"I can't exactly call Elle a movie I feel good about liking, but I can't get it out of my head, either." ‐Vanity Fair
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 94%

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

"In addition to the feelgood, family-friendly aspects (along with Daisy Ridley, Star Wars' Rey, narrating), there are wonderful glimpses of this unique society's non-ornithological customs." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 1, 2016
4/5 100%

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

"Even the most art-averse cynic will recognise the blood, sweat and tears that went in to creating this strange and beautiful experience." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 11, 2016
4/5 100%

Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016)

"Zoology isn't just about a person who has grown a tail, but a tale of personal growth." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2016
4/5 96%

13th (2016)

""Prisons are the new plantations!" may seem like sloganeering from a far-left protestor, but DuVernay's effective film draws a strong, straight line from the abolition of slavery to today's mass incarceration epidemic, explaining its root cause: money." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet

Clinton, Inc. (2016)

"Another lo-fi attempt to sway the election crashes into select cinemas with a set of vicious attacks and a lack of anything resembling a revelation." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2016
1/5 31%

Masterminds (2016)

"A tooth extraction without painkillers would have been far more enjoyable." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 1, 2016
4/5 81%

Split (2017)

"Split really is a movie for all sorts of personalities." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 28, 2016
4/5 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Tim Burton's best (non-musical) live-action movie for 20 years." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 57%

The Limehouse Golem (2016)

"Just when you think you never want to see another 1880s London prostitute get stabbed by a mysterious psychopath, along comes a movie like this that puts a nice spin on it." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 21, 2016
4/5 75%

Carrie Pilby (2016)

"This is, ultimately, a very happy and upbeat film, and one with a very clear moral center." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 19, 2016
4/5 86%

Barry (2016)

"Barry is a real movie about real problems, that just happens to be about a real person." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/5 57%

Trespass Against Us (2017)

"Moments of excitement don't make up for what is ultimately a slow burn study of characters that aren't nearly as interesting as the movie thinks they are." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 12, 2016
68%

Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

"I can hear some of your rolling your eyes all the way from here, but if anyone is going to take you on said voyage, let it be a filmmaker as skilled as Terrence Malick." ‐Vanity Fair
Posted Sep 12, 2016
35%

Blair Witch (2016)

"Once it becomes evident that this movie is just the 1999 version done with an electric guitar instead of an acoustic, all tension is shot." ‐Vanity Fair
Posted Sep 12, 2016
45%

The Bad Batch (2016)

"There's just not enough excitement or empathy in this movie to move past "yes, this is gruesome, but I get it."" ‐Vanity Fair
Posted Sep 12, 2016
88%

Catfight (2016)

"The absurdist use of fisticuffs in Onur Tukel's extremely independent Catfight is unnerving, strangely hilarious -- and, whether you accept it or not, meaningful." ‐Vanity Fair
Posted Sep 12, 2016
81%

Denial (2016)

"This could be extremely rich soil for a good, smart drama in and out of the courtroom. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a dud, despite the noble efforts of the cast." ‐Vanity Fair
Posted Sep 12, 2016
5/5 91%

I Called Him Morgan (2016)

"Though Lee and Helen Morgan's fate is easily learned with a quick Google search, I'd rather leave it unspoken, out there in memory's snowdrift, something strange and indescribable, like this sad but still beautiful film itself." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"There's a fine line between a slowburn and dull, and this Magnificent Seven frequently finds itself on the wrong side." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Burn Your Maps (2016)

"We can debate if Burn Your Maps merely fetishises a different culture or holds it in true reverence, but I'd like to give it the benefit of the doubt." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 100%

Barakah Meets Barakah (Barakah yoqabil Barakah) (2016)

"There's a great deal of visual sizzle, as well as sadness." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 79%

Nocturama (2016)

"Too crafty to ignore, but too obnoxious to embrace." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 9, 2016
1/5 33%

Max Rose (2016)

"Max Rose has the superficiality of a student film inexplicably bursting with famous people in it." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 3, 2016
3/5 62%

Klown Forever (Klovn Forever) (2016)

"Leave behind your notions that [Klovn Forever] won't broach any topic for a joke." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"While its script could have been written on the back of an envelope, its editing and use of sound design is a triumph." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/5 59%

War Dogs (2016)

" Emerges from a similar dark place as The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short, but its howl from the abyss is muted." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 23, 2016
2/5 45%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"As subtle and welcome as a blow to the head." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/5 25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"In its richer moments, it may not reach the level of I, Claudius, but it's at least within a javelin's throw of HBO's Rome." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"I'm not inclined to give a pass to a family film that indoctrinates an irrational belief system just because it's novel." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 59%

The Lost Arcade (2016)

"A small gem of a film" ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/5 66%

Anthropoid (2016)

"The villains are a mass of helmets shouting "Schnell!" or "Scheisse!" or even, occasionally, "Schnell!" and "Scheisse!" Let's hope they got paid extra." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 10, 2016
4/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"The whole thing is so tasty, you may just want seconds." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 10, 2016
2/5 76%

The Lovers And The Despot (2016)

"It's one hell of a yarn, which makes The Lovers and the Despot's strangely soporific style something of a disappointment." ‐Guardian
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/5 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Bad Moms is to uncircumcised penises as The Third Man is to cuckoo clocks" ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/5 65%

The Land (2016)

"Misery porn with no climax" ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 27, 2016
3/5 65%

Nerve (2016)

"The pros slightly edge out the cons to make this perils-of-the-dark-web story appealing, and potentially a breakout success for the junior high set." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 26, 2016
2/5 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"This is a movie that just floats along until it becomes socially irresponsible not to divulge some sort of explanation." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 19, 2016
1/5 4%

Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)

"The cinematic equivalent of a drunk man at a sports bar sucking back whole jalapeño peppers hoping for applause without ever being dared." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/5 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"There's a craftiness in the script that isn't always present in these performance-based, R-rated comedies." ‐Guardian
Posted Jul 5, 2016
2/5 35%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"The best way to do a Tarzan film in 2016? Find a new story to tell instead." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"The Free State of Jones is an anti-war film with a commie message that still glamorizes southern pride, hard work and the Good Book. It's a nuanced message far too rare in our current political state." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 78%

The Shallows (2016)

"What could have been mere summertime chum is actually one of the more cleverly constructed B-movies in quite some time." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 19%

The Duel (2016)

"The Duel wants to build to a feverish Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now climax, but has trouble determining how to get there." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3/5 70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"These are gifted men working in immensely broad strokes, mugging for the cheap seats, giving those of us willing to let our guard down for two hours a much-needed opportunity to let off some steam." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"DeGeneres's vocal performance is extraordinary, effortlessly shifting from jokes to self-perpetuated anxiety attacks." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/5 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"No musical mockumentary can avoid comparisons to This Is Spinal Tap, so you may as well go for a near carbon copy. The gamble pays off." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 1, 2016
2/5 5%

The Do-Over (2016)

"Surely this movie must be almost over, you think, as you jab the pause button on your remote - only to find you are at the 50-minute mark with another 58 to go." ‐Guardian
Posted May 31, 2016
3/5 71%

Holy Hell (2016)

"An uneven blend of news program, suspense narrative and toward the end, somewhat saccharine self-help exercise." ‐Guardian
Posted May 27, 2016
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