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Jordan Raup

Jordan Raup
Jordan Raup's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 85% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) This a tentpole that recognizes once you hit the start button, you're hoping for a mindless, entertaining time, and, in the end, you won't feel like you wasted one of your lives.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
A+ 76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) An early-established folkloric weight and timelessness runs throughout Dominik's neo-western masterpiece. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B- 85% It (2017) Functions more as a roller coaster ride of frights and humor than a dread-inducing exercise in terror.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
B- 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) On paper, it's among the most inessential blockbusters of the year, but Spider-Man: Homecoming proves that going back to square one and adding good-hearted altruism can go a long way.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
C+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Much of the two-plus hours finds Reeves feigning character development with drawn-out close-ups that register as little more than an ostentatious showcase for the peerless visual effects.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
C+ 45% Rough Night (2017) There's a momentum to Rough Night that is pleasing enough, but the bar for comedy should be set higher, and this cliché-filled outing never quite clears it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
B- 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The details in this post-apocalyptic chamber drama - flat-out horror this is not - are spare, an initially refreshing decision that ultimately results in a rather empty, half-formed narrative.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
C+ 84% The Lovers (2017) When everything is done with a wink, it's not a surprise to have a reaction that comes down to a shrug.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
B- 67% Life (2017) Despite a layer of derivative blandness, there's something downright invigorating about a film without loftier ambitions than providing slasher-in-space pulp.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
C 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) There's an emotional detachment at its core that renders it an innocuously serviceable live-action remake.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
B+ 84% Beach Rats (2017) A hyper-focused, dream-like portrait of a teenager grappling with both the conditions of his upbringing and a newfound identity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
B+ 67% Golden Exits (2017) Considering how Perry intricately carves out the understated instincts of each of these characters, it's easily his most humane and emotionally complex film.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2017
B+ 97% Columbus (2017) An impeccably composed drama of quiet humanity and curiosity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 75% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) An observant, but not entirely successful outcry for the agency of the under-represented.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
C+ 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) While watching Room, if one wished there was more laughs to go with the trauma, Brigsby Bear is the film you've been looking for.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
C 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) Much of this drama feels mechanized for blunt audience reaction, rather than settling us into a world we can care about with stakes that render authentic. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
C+ 48% Wilson (2017) One imagines if Wilson saw this film, he'd chastise it for being too plainly amiable and quickly move on to his next target.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B 97% Mudbound (2017) Filled with scenes both broad and understated, Mudbound may take some time to find an engaging rhythm and poignant depth, but once it does, the powerful last act will not be soon forgotten.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B- 69% Dayveon (2017) Abbasi and co-writer Steven Reneau nail the socio-economic factors in this life of crime. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 67% It Happened in L.A. (2017) L.A. Times stands apart with striking style in its self-aware shallowness.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 45% The Discovery (2017) The director is keen in making sure the film's various backstories converge in dramatically poignant fashion.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C+ 77% The Little Hours (2017) Far from achieving the holy grail of comedy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 74% Landline (2017) For an hour-and-a-half, Robespierre opened her heart and showed the tenderness that a life in disarray can bring, and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to witness it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
A 90% A Ghost Story (2017) One of the most original, narratively audacious films I've ever seen.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B- 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) In his directorial debut, Matt Spicer gets right what so many other films commenting on today's technology obsession fail to capture.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C+ 87% Wind River (2017) Sheridan's distinct artistry of dialogue is sorely missing.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) The harrowing drama Berlin Syndrome makes room for nuance and depth. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) Fascinatingly explores the perception and dissolution of what we remember throughout our lives. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
A- 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) A feat of accentuated sound design and arresting cinematography, luxuriating in the beauty of Italy.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
B 97% Menashe (2017) Works as both a rare introduction to a way of life largely unseen as well as a touching depiction of fighting for what's most important in life.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
C 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) On paper, the plot of Assassin's Creed is insanely goofy, but you'd never know it when executed with this much self-importance.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
C+ 89% Doctor Strange (2016) The strangest thing about [Marvel's] latest feature is that all of these characters come across utterly bored with their vocations.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
C+ 57% Katie Says Goodbye (2016) Everything Roberts wants to convey is obtrusively front and center, leaving little room for the viewer to have any interpretation for themselves.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
C 71% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) Buster's Mal Heart loses confidence as it proceeds, resulting in a journey of half-formed ideas that could've used as much focus as Malek's dead-eyed glance.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
C+ 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Cianfrance has a proven track record of exploring how guilt can transform when burdened by the weight of time, but it's never felt more artificial in his hands.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
B 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) A fantastical adventure with innovation and awe at every turn, despite a story that could benefit from having more specificity and focus.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
B- 82% Sausage Party (2016) As Sausage Party breaks out of its Pixar-inspired packaging, so to speak, its repetitiveness evolves into a delirious cacophony of obscenities.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
B+ 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon has an emotional sensitivity, aesthetic clarity, and all-around sense of fun that creates what feels like an unearned miracle in the current summer tentpole season.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
91% Blow Out (1981) In a career fixated on the machinations of filmmaking presented through both a carnal and political eye, Brian De Palma's fascinations converged idyllically with Blow Out.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
B- 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters has a persistent dose of rollicking, scrappy fun that the ideal summer blockbuster should contain -- all the way past the last credits.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
B+ 94% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Despite an ending that is far too obvious and tidy, Agnus Dei is a moving drama about the struggle to keep one's faith in the most difficult of situations.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2016
C 46% Free State of Jones (2016) Free State of Jones has a story worth telling, it just doesn't know how to effectively do so.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 93% American Hustle (2013) If only this set of memorable characters were serving a story that didn't feel half-rate.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 96% Ida (2014) Ida is a quaint drama in technique, but its formidable power lies in these cardinal quandaries.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 69% Fishing Without Nets (2014) Fishing Without Nets provides a thorough examination at the motives of those involved, particularly the group's internal conflicts.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 92% Frank (2014) Abrahamson eventually tells us the answers, but he's far more interested in dissecting the intricacies and dynamic of a band along the way.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
A- 45% The Better Angels (2014) The Better Angels makes for a sublime, transfixing, and informative look at the early life of Abraham Lincoln.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 81% Land Ho! (2014) Land Ho!'s success is found in its small observations and flawless, off-beat leads.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 86% The Skeleton Twins (2014) With a commonplace technical approach, The Skeleton Twins could have used a more turbulent hand behind the camera to accompany the ups and downs of our lead arcs.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) As their entire mission rests on the most minuscule of actions, Corbijn has crafted a smart, slow-burn thriller.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016