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Jordan Hoffman

Jordan Hoffman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) This movie is a trash masterpiece.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) This movie's oddball structure isn't "dream logic"; it's more like sitting there as someone describes to you this crazy dream he had.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
78% Brigsby Bear (2017) Brigsby Bear's strongest asset (well, after the gobs of in-universe verbiage that come spilling from James' mouth) is Kyle Mooney's extraordinary performance.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick doesn't need resuscitation from cheap jokes; its strength comes from a deeper place.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
70% Golden Exits (2017) Watching this tremendous, droll micro-masterpiece is like rummaging through a box of privileged misery and holding it up to a light.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) [This] film will make those who normally scoff at those patchouli-smelling ersatz flower children tap their feet, maybe even join them for a dance. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
97% Columbus (2017) A clever and compelling exploration into how physical structures can come to represent emotional landmarks in our personal lives.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 39% The Yellow Birds (2017) Moors excels at creating mood.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
4/5 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) Self-deprecating bon mots, wordplay, song lyrics and perfectly timed occasional moans are what elevate this beyond simple "Keeping Up With" material.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) Jim Jarmusch and Paterson: here is the most beautiful match in the world.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
18% Assassin's Creed (2016) A picture bound to please just about no one.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
C+ 30% Passengers (2016) "If you aren't nauseated by the ethics, it's quite engaging."‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) This is a movie made for fans.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
40% Office Christmas Party (2016) The familiar dinguses can actually be quite entertaining.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
21% Inferno (2016) When you want to put down Sky Mall for a few minutes, Inferno will be right there, on the back of the seat in front of you.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) A career-best performance by the increasingly essential Isabelle Huppert‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
39% Why Him? (2016) For airplane viewing or something to stream, the answer is: Sure, why not?‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
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
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
91% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
4/5 80% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) Zoology isn't just about a person who has grown a tail, but a tale of personal growth.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2016
1/5 33% Masterminds (2016) A tooth extraction without painkillers would have been far more enjoyable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2016
4/5 74% Split (2017) Split really is a movie for all sorts of personalities.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
4/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton's best (non-musical) live-action movie for 20 years.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
4/5 65% Carrie Pilby (2017) This is, ultimately, a very happy and upbeat film, and one with a very clear moral center.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
4/5 80% Barry (2016) Barry is a real movie about real problems, that just happens to be about a real person.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
65% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
43% The Bad Batch (2017) There's just not enough excitement or empathy in this movie to move past "yes, this is gruesome, but I get it."‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
73% Catfight (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
83% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
5/5 95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Burn Your Maps (2017) 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 84% Nocturama (2017) Too crafty to ignore, but too obnoxious to embrace.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
1/5 35% Max Rose (2016) Max Rose has the superficiality of a student film inexplicably bursting with famous people in it.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/5 60% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
2/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) As subtle and welcome as a blow to the head.‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/5 61% The Lost Arcade (2016) A small gem of a film‐ Guardian
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016