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Jordan Mintzer

Jordan Mintzer
Jordan Mintzer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Rock'n Roll (2017) Canet deserves credit for going to such extremes - even if his conceit runs a bit long - and for taking the satire to the point of no return, rather than offering up the kind of easy reconciliation seen in most movies about the movie business.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet March of the Penguins 2: The Call (L'empereur) (2017) This impeccably shot exposé revisits the world of the original movie while offering up new details, including a series of breathtaking underwater sequences that alone are worth the price of admission.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
80% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Provost has once again proven to be a sensitive and sure-handed director of what used to be called "women's films," with this one somewhat of a cross between Douglas Sirk and the Dardennes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
No Score Yet Belinda (2017) [A] tough yet loving portrait ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Félicité (2017) It's intense if somewhat choppy filmmaking, although the passion of the amateur cast and vividness of the Kinshasa locations help make up for the narrative shortcomings.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet The Bomb (2016) This one-hour assault on the senses is less about informing the viewer than about jarring them into the realization that we are no less safe now than during the height of the Cold War.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
43% Barrage (2017) The film is more of a character study than a full-fledged family drama, though one that benefits from strong, naturalistic performances by cast members that seem to know one another all too well.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
100% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2017) A rich and strange tale of thwarted sexuality that takes a tad too long to get to the point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
No Score Yet Werewolf (2016) A stark, disquieting portrait of a pair of recovering drug addicts trying to scrape by in the suburban wilderness of Cape Breton Island.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
71% Django (2017) Despite all the narrative embellishments, the movie does maintain a sense of Reinhardt's persona along with his incredible musical abilities, especially in a trio of concert scenes that highlight each act.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
No Score Yet Future '38 (2016) Future '38 can suffer at times from kitsch overkill, even if the playful tone and committed cast makes it a fairly pleasant romp to sit through.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
No Score Yet Lumiere! (2016) It's an altogether engrossing crash course in the birth of movies, and if Fremaux makes anything clear in his survey, it's that the Lumieres were not only cinema pioneers - they were perhaps the first auteurs.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
No Score Yet Evilness (La Maldad) (2015) An experimental narrative whose transfixing aesthetics compensate for an almost nonexistent story, Evilness (La Maldad) marks a promising if enigmatic feature debut from cinematographer turned director Joshua Gil.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) It's a simple, somewhat mundane scenario that, in the hands of a terrific cast and two talented filmmakers, is transformed into a minor Greek comic-tragedy, with one fearless woman trying to stave off loved ones who smother her with guilt and affection.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
56% Axolotl Overkill (2017) Its many scenes of decadence are portrayed with all the polish and deliberateness of an Urban Outfitters ad.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
100% Safe Neighborhood (2016) Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke's Funny Games, the sadistic horror comedy Safe Neighborhood is the kind of film that's tough to categorize but easy to enjoy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
100% The Illinois Parables (2016) An absorbing celluloid meditation on geography and history.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
100% National Bird (2016) National Bird hardly offers any counterpoint to the arguments presented... But it does reveal a program whose international reach and seemingly limitless surveillance powers are extraordinarily difficult to keep in check‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
79% Don't Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma) (2016) A poignant and energetic Brazilian drama that turns a potentially bleak subject into a warmhearted study of genetics, gender and the true meaning of home.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
80% Nocturama (2016) Nocturama makes an intriguingly cinematic case for showing over telling. But as a depiction of how, and why, terrorists (or anarchists or whatever they are) can take down a city, it falls apart in the face of what happens in the real world.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
94% Baden Baden (2016) That's not much of a story to build a film on, but writer-director Rachel Lang and star Salome Richard manage to craft an intriguing feature debut filled with keen observations and slices of dark humor.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
92% Raw (Grave) (2017) A cleverly written, impressively made and incredibly gory tale of one young woman's awakening to the pleasures of the flesh - in all senses of the term.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
No Score Yet Toril (2016) An intriguing little crime thriller about a struggling young farmer who starts cultivating marijuana, among other cash crops, in order to pay the bills.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
No Score Yet Swagger (2016) A visually striking, atypical portrait of French youth.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
38% Come What May (2016) The overall effect is still too bland to cause a real stir, and Carion concludes the long voyage pretty much in the way you expect.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
No Score Yet Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey (2015) Both a behind-the-scenes account of the original production and a feature-length mea culpa for a work that "misrepresented an entire country and group of people," to quote one Turkish expert interviewed early on.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
No Score Yet The Graduation (Le concours) (2016) An insightful film school chronicle that will appeal most to those in the know.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
87% Phantom Boy (2016) Taking their old-school animated style across the Atlantic, directors Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli offer up a heartwarming New York story with Phantom Boy, their second feature collaboration following the 2010 Oscar-nominated A Cat in Paris.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
95% Neither Heaven nor Earth (Ni le ciel ni la terre) (2016) [Cogitore] has a few good ideas and the right elements to set them off, but his bomb doesn't fully detonate.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) Employing his usual DIY directorial methods, Gondry seems to be having a blast with all the jerry-rigged objects and antiques provided by production designer Stephane Rozenbaum.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) A film that starts off impressively but gradually tires itself out with a loud and loopy caper plot, taking a clever idea to mostly familiar places in the long run.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
67% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) Starts off promisingly with its various jibes at upper-class hypocrisy, before fizzling out in a third act that lacks the necessary emotional flair. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
89% Elle (2016) A beautiful dark twisted French fantasy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
No Score Yet Peshmerga (2016) Lotteau pieces together a comprehensive montage that reveals the Pesmerga's slow but steady advance along the front, in a war that looks to be far from over.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
79% The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016) It's ultimately hard to tell if the movie is trying to render its subjects with some humanity or otherwise if it's taking advantage of all these poor, beautiful losers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
85% Divines (2016) A work that showcases the distaff director's raw filmmaking talents but may have to fight its way out of the usual Francophone ghettos.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Like The Red Turtle's shipwrecked protagonist, you have to simply stop fighting the current and go with the flow.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
97% Aquarius (2016) Sonia Braga shines in this rather classic portrait of a woman who won't let go.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
80% The Park (Le parc) (2016) A mysterious minimalist romance.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet The assured storytelling and direction, including some of the goriest makeup effects this side of Rob Zombie, turn Raw into the kind of crossover film that takes the horror genre into another domain.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Tour de France (2016) There's a lot in Tour de France that feels either predictable or too on-the-nose, while the loose storyline never manages to hammer home the film's themes of exile, regeneration and what it means to be French.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Diamond Island (2016) The film ultimately works more as a social portrait than as a rather classic bildungsroman, revealing all the sweat, suffering and heartache it takes to build one massive diamond in the rough.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
96% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2016) It's like Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe and only a handful of rooms, although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex, if not quite as emotionally resonant during its final stages.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
79% Evolution (2016) A trippy visual feast that satisfies on an aesthetic level, if not always on a narrative one.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet Victoria (2016) A movie that can feel both original and somewhat conventional - a classic working girl rom-com with just enough kookiness to set itself apart from the pack.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet Five (2016) A lively and often rather funny affair, dishing out oodles of sex, drugs and hip-hop, with plenty of below-the-belt humor a l'americaine.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
15% The Wild Life (2016) An impressively made if highly juvenile version of a literary classic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
No Score Yet Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur) (2016) Gripping if not altogether satisfying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
91% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) Teaming up once again for a film that leaves many things unsaid while saying a whole lot, director Stephane Brize and star Vincent Lindon offer up an impressive foray into social drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
95% Marguerite (2016) Xavier Giannoli offers up an amusingly entertaining portrait of fortune, infamy and severe melodic dysfunction in the polished French period dramedy, Marguerite.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016