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Jordan Hoffman

Jordan Hoffman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 19% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) Considering this is the first biopic of one of the world's most beloved athletes, it's too bad such a predictable and ham-fisted kids' flick was the goal.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 11, 2016
4/5 95% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) Most people will find Thru You Princess inspirational. A few will find it infuriating. But that's frequently the case with a good documentary.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
3/5 24% Being Charlie (2016) Despite its addiction to cliches, by the time Being Charlie ends it's a little bit emotional, thanks a great deal to Robinson's performance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
1/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) Mother's Day is garbage, but it's a wholesome type of garbage they just don't make anymore.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/5 10% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) In the spirit of poorly mimicking Hemingway, I'll offer my six word review: Cuban permits don't make good films.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
2/5 87% LoveTrue (2016) I'm looking forward to Har'el bringing her considerable formal talents to a subject more deserving of the technique.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 97% Burden (2017) At first, no one would ever connect this placid, agreeable work with the madman who did Shoot, but it's a testament to Marrinan and Dewey that this film gets us there.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
2/5 3% Nina (2016) While not a disaster for the ages, there's still a lot to Nina that feels like a fib.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/5 91% The Witness (2016) Despite these revelations, there's still no smoking gun for Bill Genovese, and it is in this frustration where The Witness grows into something more than a cold case crime show.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
3/5 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) The movie doesn't pretend to solve any problems, but shows that community and communication- and in this case laughter - might.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
2/5 61% Desierto (2016) The specificity of this locale isn't quite novel enough to succeed just on location. While engaging, this Desierto is a little dry.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
1/5 22% The Boss (2016) The Boss hurls McCarthy down flights of stairs when there's no opportunity to be clever; one gag literally throws her against the wall, as if the writers could only decide by seeing it if their idea would stick.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
4/5 88% The Invitation (2016) Extremely tense and elegantly shot ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
33% Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe (2016) As a film-maker, Wakefield could surely use a regimen of steroids.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2016
3/5 13% Meet the Blacks (2016) Meet the Blacks is an asinine film (though with a kernel of seriousness) but whenever it feels like it is running out of steam, something strange and surreal will happen to elevate it above a typical spoof movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
1/5 9% God's Not Dead 2 (2016) God's Not Dead 2 is a much better movie than God's Not Dead, but that's a bit like saying a glass of milk left on the table hasn't curdled and is merely sour.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/5 91% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) Brize's laconic, observational style is a total mismatch for a movie that wants to suggest that it's totally OK to steal on the job.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
2/5 5% Get a Job (2016) Get A Job's primary problem is that it doesn't know if it wants to be a realistic look at millennials and the current economy, or go for the cheap gag about the jive-talking pimp renting out a sleazy motel.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) I can't lie and call Batman v Superman a great movie. Not even for us superhero fans.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
4/5 93% A Space Program (2016) In addition to being a funny, invigorating and inspirational ode to being the cleverest kid in the room, it's a remarkable testament to the suspension of disbelief.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
4/5 97% Krisha (2016) It is a bravura debut from a young film-maker, proving that one can still make a movie for no money at a family member's house and come away with a work of art, not just a calling card.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
1/5 47% The Young Messiah (2016) Now I understand why Jesus's childhood remains such a mystery: the story is unbelievably boring.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) All three actors are tremendous, and director Dan Trachtenberg, making his feature debut, must be commended for keeping things tightly focused.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/5 62% Creative Control (2016) Creative Control is the bleeding-edge tech drama we hoped Steve Jobs would be. It's always the start-ups that surprise us.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
4/5 100% A Brighter Summer Day (2011) Yang's graceful, naturalistic way of inserting politically fraught signifiers into his characters' hands could teach other film-makers a thing or two.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
3/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) It's certainly gripping, but eventually one asks: "This is entertainment?"‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
3/5 98% Zootopia (2016) An anthropomorphized hippopotamus in a business suit will always be welcome. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/5 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) By far the best feature film in which Tina Fey has played the lead.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/5 89% Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2016) The restrained performances and luscious location photography are enough to make this a film worth exploring, though it might not be a bad idea to down a few caffeine-rich drinks before settling in to watch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
3/5 15% Gods Of Egypt (2016) This is a special nerdery‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2016
2/5 19% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny isn't so much a continuation as a Xerox copy with cheap toner.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) I was ready to lift Eddie up on my shoulders and parade him through the streets myself. There's a reason mainstream film-makers stick to the formula: it works.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
2/5 51% Risen (2016) Risen's acting is poor, the script is weak (the word "crusade" would not be invented for a thousand years) and the film-making is laughable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/5 61% Race (2016) Race eventually crosses the expected finish line, but there are hurdles along the way that can't be overcome.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/5 58% Rolling Papers (2016) [An] interesting albeit slight film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
5/5 97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Embrace of the Serpent is the type of film we're always searching for, yet seems so obvious once we've found it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 96% Nina Forever (2016) In addition to its ability to take this odd premise and run with it, Nina Forever scores by being tremendously erotic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/5 12% The Choice (2016) It's disappointing because - and maybe this is the true surprise - so much of the picture's first two-thirds are actually decent. I wouldn't call them good, but I'd call them watchable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) Eisenstein in Guanajuato is far from a subtle picture, and hardly what you'd call to everyone's taste, but it certainly doesn't lack for enthusiasm, vision or style.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Representing the lowest form of mashup, Burr Steers' ridiculous adaptation is, to be fair, a fascinating example of an idiotic culture gone horribly wrong.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 90% Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016) Okay, so if you aren't a Zappa fan -- and that means most people -- I can see you rolling your eyes like my wife. But maybe this documentary changes that a bit.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
4/5 70% Operation Avalanche (2016) While Operation Avalanche has its share of humour, the clever problem-solving the crew devises is extraordinary, and considerably sharper than the James Brolin-OJ Simpson vehicle Capricorn One.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
2/5 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) The movie isn't terrible, so it can't qualify as a hate-watch. It's just dull.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2016
3/5 91% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) This movie, despite its somewhat simplistic form, acts as a fine tribute to the man, his work and the bravery of others who are called to his field.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 81% Equity (2016) I don't know squat about IPOs (if I did, I'd be on my yacht) but I do know a juicy morality play when I see it, and Equity takes us inside modern Wall Street in a unique and gripping manner.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) A little choppy, but also a remarkable and important teaching tool.‐ Mashable
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
1/5 29% Jacqueline Argentine (2016) The bulk of Bernardo Britto's footage is unbearably tedious chatter amid time spent lounging around the inexpensive resort, without even treating us to much natural splendour.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
3/5 64% Antibirth (2016) Perez' style is like a less-serious David Lynch, which is a nice comparison for a first-timer.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet How to Tell You're a Douchebag (2016) While this is very much a first film it is a solid one ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) It is a remarkable document about the creative process in the service of a specific goal. It may even tap into a richer vein: what it's like to live on planet Earth.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016