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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
100% Tomorrow (Demain) (2017) Tomorrow provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and everyday citizens are trying to make the world a better, greener, more sustainable place.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
100% Glory (2017) A sharply executed, superbly performed Bulgarian tragic dramedy where the lives of a cosmopolitan PR woman and lonely railroad worker come together in some highly unfortunate ways.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A heavily computer-generated enterprise with more body than brains, more visuals than ideas, as if the original movie's hard drive had been wiped clean of all that was dark, poetic and mystifying.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
No Score Yet Gray House (2017) This highly conceptual mood piece, which toes the line between documentary and gallery filmmaking, shows a lot more than it tells and never quite connects the dots between anything onscreen.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
58% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) Easily digestible though very kitschy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
No Score Yet Mr & Mme Adelman (2017) Bedos is known as a public prankster and cultural gadfly, so maybe he and Tillier are simply trying to have some fun. Yet there are moments when they seem to be awfully sincere in their efforts, which makes their film all the more problematic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
No Score Yet 1:54 (2016) This timely Quebecois drama can sometimes creep too far into afterschool special territory, but the intense emotions on display give it a certain raw staying power.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
No Score Yet G-Funk (2017) [An] informative and somewhat hagiographic documentary ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
80% Us and Them (2017) It's a decent concept for any sort of movie - a thriller, a horror flick, a comedy - but the problem here is that writer-director Joe Martin never quite decides which one he wants to make.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
No Score Yet The Confession (La confession) (2016) This beautifully photographed tale of religion, redemption and repressed sensuality can lumber at times due to the heavy-handedness of the scenario, though the many verbal duels between the two leads are also what make it work.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
No Score Yet Alibi.com (2017) Sexist, a bit racist and definitely ridiculous, this high-concept farce does land a few good jokes and is frenetically paced enough to make you forget some of the bad ones.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
No Score Yet Seuls (2017) The dialogue, delivered as if the kids were rehearsing a class play, feels so unnatural that it's hard to believe anything onscreen, however high the level of fantasy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
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
63% 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
80% 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
81% 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
91% Raw (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
90% 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
86% 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
94% 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