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Jordan Hoffman

Jordan Hoffman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 56% Chappaquiddick (2017) The push and pull of this movie is really between the lead character and the audience. One moment we feel compassionate: he wants to do the right thing. The next moment he's gone down the cover-up rabbit hole and is an irredeemable swine.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carey & Andy Kaufman With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is an extremely watchable movie. It isn't nearly as deep as it thinks it is, but it is marvellously entertaining.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
63% Papillon (2017) While still heavily mirroring the other film's story beats, Danish director Michael Noer establishes his own rhythm. It's one of constant action and near-cartoonish brutality.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
100% Foxtrot (2017) Despite the slower pace and unusual shooting style, Foxtrot is a fascinating look at the grieving process, a topic we might otherwise dance around instead.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
40% Diving (Plonger) (2017) I still recommend it-even if there are moments in the film where you may want to come up for air.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
93% Logan (2017) The superhero movie is a major American genre, and one that is malleable for the silly and the profound. And Logan is the most profound one yet.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
88% Good Time (2017) Forget Twilight and Kristin Stewart romance rigamarole. Those days are done. Pattinson's take on a Queens dirtbag with an adrenal gland on overload proves he's the real deal.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is such an achievement. Jenkins and her collaborators should be proud.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) [Dunkirk] is absolutely riveting, but not quite the high-minded salute to the Greatest Generation the marketing may have you believe.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
68% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) There's a remarkable feedback loop happening with LaBeouf and McEnroe, and the push-pull of likability/disgust is the best thing about this movie. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
67% Downsizing (2017) The first act of Downsizing is a rich and hilarious "what if?" that digs into all the social ramifications of this strange technology actually being real. ‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
68% mother! (2017) What's so cool is that you can, if you want to, read this movie on many levels, including a literal, supernatural one. It still works as a horror film about a woman going bonkers, and it also has its key gross-out scene.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/5 44% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) The worst thing, though, is that there's already a masterpiece of a film telling this story from the other side, Alan J Pakula's All The President's Men.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 33% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Even though this movie holds your attention and isn't bad, one can't help but agree it wouldn't have been a crime if this one never got made either.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 88% Human Flow (2017) Ai Weiwei's camera shows us the enormity of the problem - now it's our turn to do something.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/5 7% Tulip Fever (2017) Tulip Fever's second half is a harvest of stupidity, with mistaken identities, overheard conversations and characters conveniently swept away by circumstance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2.5/4 75% Crown Heights (2017) You can't tell yourself it's just a movie.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
91% Marjorie Prime (2017) Marjorie Prime is very much a chamber piece with flashes of cinematic brilliance. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
0/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) The Emoji Movie shows how low Hollywood will sink for easy 💰.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Channing Tatum, working with Soderbergh for the fourth time, is at his sympathetic and charismatic best in Logan Lucky.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
4.5/5 82% Detroit (2017) Far from ancient history. ‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Luc Besson returns to sci-fi with a CGI wonderland of characters, setting, and action.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
2/5 17% The House (2017) Broad comedies are always something of a roll of the dice. And while The House isn't an absolute disaster, it's undeniable that this is one that's crapped out.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Peter Parker aka Spider-Man aka the wise-crackin', science-tinkerin', shy-around-girls neighborhood crime-fighter is back. Not just back-home.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
85% Okja (2017) The movie zips around like a dropped firehose a bit when it comes to tone -- lovable, scary, silly, morbidly depressing, back to silly -- but good art can and maybe should do that.‐ Thrillist
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) A corporate initiative masquerading as entertainment. They should have kept this under wraps.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
54% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) Hazanavicius is one of our weirder directors. His schtick is to parrot other styles, either with his parody Bond films (the two OSS 117 movies) or The Artist. But Le Redoutable is his best work, I think.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) This light and predictable movie, with its overwhelming box office success, still offers tremendous insight into day-to-day Israeli society.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
5/5 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Visages, Villages is a movie about itself: the subjects are so warm and wonderful it's a wise move.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
88% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) If all this sounds complex, don't worry. Baumbach is nothing if not a careful screenwriter, and he teases out these relationships with grace and, above all, humor.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
5/5 97% The Florida Project (2017) Things look grim for Halley and Moonee, but we can expect a lot from the people who brought their marvelous story to light.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3.5 28% Sandy Wexler (2017) Adam Sandler has made his "All That Jazz."‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/4 70% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Informative and, at times, touching. ‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) A minor New York masterpiece.‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
91% A Quiet Passion (2017) A Quiet Passion is one of the most unique and mesmerizing films of the year.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) What makes Graduation so marvelous is how the texture of the film springs from the situation. Each new complication to the script feels like a surgical insertion, mirroring Adrian's profession.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) There are simply way too many [poorly executed] moments ... to recommend this without serious reservations.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
54% The Belko Experiment (2017) What pushes this movie past "dumb" into "reprehensible" is its glib attitude regarding the consequences of its own images.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/5 43% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) Its desultory storytelling and seesaw of tonal shifts is frustrating in a way that so many poor biographical films tend to be. It's a pity, as O'Hair is a heck of a historical figure and Melissa Leo is, in many scenes, quite gripping.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
4/5 43% Song to Song (2017) A beautiful, melancholic rush of imagery, dizzying the senses at every turn. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
74% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) May just be the most British movie ever made. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
90% Raw (2017) Yes, it's true: this movie is gross as all hell. But it's also incredibly sharp, sensitive, and engaging, a coming-of-age story that everyone can relate to-minus, perhaps, a plot twist about eating human flesh.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 14% Planetarium (2017) There are plenty of movies about movies that put a spotlight on creating movie magic. This may be the first one about actual magic in movies.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1/5 24% Table 19 (2017) Goes from (alleged) comedy to serious drama with all the subtlety of a ten year-old playing Mario Kart.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/4 83% Kiki (2017) Positivity sparkles in every sequence‐ amNewYork
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) [Jordan] Peele's first feature is strong‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
5/5 99% Whose Streets? (2017) Whose Streets? depicts injustices that have always beleaguered the African American community, but this is a film that could only have been made now.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Vulgar, brutal, surreal and extremely funny.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
5/5 97% Mudbound (2017) Mixing poetic voiceover and gorgeous cinematography, time and again the frame fills with extraordinary observations and grace notes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) This movie is a trash masterpiece.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017