Jordan Hoffman Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Milford Graves Full Mantis (2018) Milford Graves Full Mantis is a jazz movie in every sense of the word.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
87% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Paul Rudd is neither an aunt nor a WASP but he's fantastic in "Ant-Man and the Wasp."‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/4 95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) I've got bad news. Once "Three Identical Strangers" comes out, it will add fertilizer to the soil of every nut case's conspiracy theory.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Did I mention this movie isn't for the weakhearted?‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
25% Spiral (2018) I doubt I'll have stronger mixed feelings about a movie this year than Laura Fairrie's documentary "Spiral"‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
52% The House That Jack Built (2018) If you clutch your pearls and get offended, then you've lost the game. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
100% The Cakemaker (2018) The Cakemaker is more of a petit four than a belly bomb, but it's striking in its particularity.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
No Score Yet Rock Rubber 45s (2018) Bobbito's storytelling is infectious, and the scenes of community outreach are heartwarming. May all such vanity projects have such a friendly beat.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The movie is stupid, but it is a success.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) What kind of maniac doesn't like a movie with a baby that shoots lasers out of its eyes?‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
77% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2018) Outstanding‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
89% Itzhak (2018) An inspiring and upbeat film.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
73% Adrift (2018) There are moments of great peril, in which horrifying gashes are revealed, and the audience all inhales through their teeth as one. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) I haven't read Stallworth's book, so I don't know precisely how much of Lee's movie is fact versus dramatization, but I do know that the movie is absolutely terrific. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) So it turns out Han Solo may have a lot in common with your grandparents.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
85% The 12th Man (2018) The best freedom-fighting reindeer in all of cinema can be found right here in "The 12th Man."‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
3/5 68% The Seagull (2018) Brisk and funny‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The film plays like an "event book" reads‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
86% Love, Gilda (2018) There's no doubt that D'Apolito loves Gilda, and as a result, this movie is pointless and anodyne. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2018
92% Hitler's Hollywood (2018) "Hitler's Hollywood" is a nightmare and a warning in the least expected package: a cinema studies crash-course. It's up to us in the audience to learn from it.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
3/4 92% Lean on Pete (2018) Tear ducts, saddle up.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 13% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness isn't just the conclusion of the most successful film trilogy made for the evangelical market, it's the first time a Facebook argument has metastasized into a movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) And when I mean dumb, I mean' A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors'-level dumb.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The second section-you know, the one where people stop talking and start bashing things-is just sensational.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
49% Tomb Raider (2018) the only thing about the new Tomb Raider with any pizzazz is the name of its director: Roar Uthaug.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Entebbe would have been far better served to simply tell the story of what happened, not set a stage for political speechifying. Every other movie about Israel does that, you'd think if any story could stay focused on some glory it would be this one.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Can a flower be scary? Yes, a flower can be scary.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
15% Mute (2018) Mute is a punishing watch.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3.5/4 95% Western (2018) Writer-director Valeska Grisebach is terrific with cultural details, especially since the characters can't really communicate.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Is there room for both responsibility and butt-plugs in this crazy world?‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The most visually arresting and memorable Marvel film to date.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) I had a blast making fun of this, and I didn't spend anything on gas money or tickets.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
21% Son Of God (2014) The film's low quality, however, is undeniable. The chintzy music over the closing credits, just after Jesus ascends to heaven in a cloud of bundled iMac special effects, is just laughable.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
100% Two Trains Runnin' (2016) But for those who don't know about the martyred voter registration activists, this new film is an awakening on two levels. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
53% Triple 9 (2016) At the end of the day, stories need to be about characters, not types. While nothing that ought to inspire a letter writing campaign from the ADL,"Triple 9" fails to make it past shorthand.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
25% Ben-Hur (2016) The movie isn't really saying anything, and is just cruising on the fumes left over from our associations with a classic. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
96% Son of Saul (2015) Perhaps one of the most striking works of art about the Holocaust yet made. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
78% Junction 48 (2017) "Junction 48" is something worth checking out - particularly if you are a fan of Arabic hip-hop, which, now that I've seen this movie, I guess I am.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
100% Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (2016) It is an often-mocked image, but it is explained here in terms of someone, even in their 80s, looking for change wherever one can find it. It may not be a bad idea to embrace other perspectives no matter where they come from.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
95% The Settlers (2017) [Shimon] Dotan's documentary, is a commendable and effective work of propaganda. It gives you just enough of the "other side" to make it seem fair and balanced.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) This is very much a universal story. And one shot with grace, confidence, humor and a visual flair that even makes cans of potted meat look beautiful. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) At first it seems like a typical push-pull between tradition and modernity, but once we dig in with the characters, it has the crackle and sympathy of real life. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
69% mother! (2017) When you eventually see this you may hate it, but you can't say it isn't brilliant.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "Call Me By Your Name" can be considered an idealistic film, but that's only natural for something about young people experiencing something wonderful for the first time.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
No Score Yet The Testament (2017) "The Testament" is that sort of big movie, and concludes with an extra layer of buried poignancy. No, you actually haven't seen this story before.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2/5 59% Juliet, Naked (2018) It takes a lot of effort to take a film which stars Rose Byrne and still make it mediocre, but, by God, director Jesse Peretz is up to the challenge.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
3/5 32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Paul Rudd is fantastic as the enigmatic Moe Berg, a real life footnote from history in the serviceable thriller The Catcher Was A Spy. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/5 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Rapper Boots Riley's first feature film shows a great deal of spirit and promise, and further secures Lakeith Stanfield as the one of the key performers of the moment.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4/5 78% Beirut (2018) Like any good spy tale, there's the wounded man in the center, and [Jon] Hamm (mostly bouncing off his CIA handler Rosamund Pike) has got the hollow hero thing down after seven seasons of Mad Men. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
5/5 83% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The wheels are always turning, but the performance is subtle. It is far and away the best thing [Chloe Grace Moretz has] done.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018