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Jordan Hoffman

Jordan Hoffman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% Wonder Wheel (2017) A terrific, dark look at nostalgia.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 90% Only the Brave (2017) Only The Brave leaves a mark‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 80% Only the Brave (2006) Only The Brave leaves a mark‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
75% Thy Father's Chair (2017) Immersive [and] richly detailed.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
No Score Yet Voyeur (2017) ... packed beyond vacancy with discussions of weighty topics like authorial intent, truth in journalism, and media manipulation.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) One of the best movies of the year.‐ Popular Mechanics
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
100% My Days of Mercy (2017) Despite the peculiarity of mixing and issue-oriented political film with an LGBT coming-of-age story, it is ultimately a very powerful, emotional, and universal story.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
87% American Made (2017) American Made sure makes zipping around in planes loaded with ill-gotten jewels seem like a lot of fun.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
80% No Place On Earth (2013) This film, while hardly being a masterpiece of cinema, has more than its share of gripping moments and emotional revelations.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
88% Hannah Arendt (2013) This all may sound all very heavy, but it is important to also point out that Hannah Arendt is also a good movie. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
64% Israel: A Home Movie (2013) From a purely aesthetic point of view, Israel: A Home Movie is a cinematic essay.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
47% Zaytoun (2013) Spoken plainly, the olives of Zaytoun are bland to the taste.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet Goldberg & Eisenberg (2013) A low budget film that ably mixes genres is exciting enough, but it is doubly exciting to get an Israeli film that ignores (or, at least, is subtle about) the pervasive security or religious issues that are so common with other cinematic exports.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
78% The Green Prince (2014) I suppose the basic truth of this film - that support of terrorism negates all shred of political virtue - is too powerful to ignore.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
61% Generation War (2014) While Generation War is propulsive and determined to stay juicy (there's plenty of shooting and schtupping) it offers some surprising restraint when it comes to telling you how exactly to feel.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
96% Son of Saul (2015) Beyond the identity politics and humor, Obvious Child goes the extra mile to represent a seldom voiced, moderate position about a hot button topic.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
30% The Monuments Men (2014) My main takeaway from Monuments Men is that sometimes not every nifty true oddity from history needs to be made into a movie.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
100% In Between (2017) In Between is a charming jab at the patriarchy.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Amid stunning visuals, well-crafted action sequences and a decent plot, Gal Gadot's nuanced performance speaks volumes.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet The Memory Of Justice (1976) [Memory of Justice] is a bold and philosophical project.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) These are movies about gorillas who ride horses that feel, at first blush, like kiddie fare. And yet, once you take the step to suspend your disbelief, this is one of the sharpest franchises about the human condition. ‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
93% Spielberg (2017) There are enough "ah, would you look at that" moments to keep things interesting.‐ Times of Israel
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 64% 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
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
89% 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% 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
74% 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
65% 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
69% 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 32% 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 31% 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 95% 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 9% 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 76% 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
49% 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 16% 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
86% 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
52% 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