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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
B- 86% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This story may be on its last legs, but as table-setting for an even bigger threat, Infinity War daringly leaves more questions in the air. The way this world ends looks to be not with a bang, but a whimper.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
B+ 87% Annihilation (2018) A shimmering example of what Hollywood sci-fi can achieve when the aim is high, Annihilation is a gripping, mystifying adventure and proof that a transportive experience is more rewarding than a story with clean-cut resolutions.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
B- 47% Red Sparrow (2018) While Red Sparrow ultimately doesn't earn its all-consuming, grueling dourness, there are a few thrills to be had.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
B 92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Sorry to Bother You will surely strike a chord with any viewer, even if it doesn't fully cohere.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
B 77% Tyrel (2018) Like a lucid nightmare where no one can feel your alienation no matter how loud you scream out.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
B 100% Puzzle (2018) With its methodically tidy structure and a script that, beat for beat, lays the pieces to be a quintessential crowd-pleaser, Puzzle fits together like a perfect, well... you know. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
C- 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Not containing the wit to be smart, thrilling sci-fi nor the chutzpah to embrace a fun, B-movie shlock vibe, it unfortunately feels like an uninspired TV pilot that any other network would've permanently locked in a vault.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
B+ 92% Madeline's Madeline (2018) A drama of boundless spontaneity as Decker deftly examines mental illness and the potentially exploitative lines a performer may cross when pulling life into art.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B 100% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary burrows deep in the brain, waiting to scare you again the next time you turn the lights off or sit down for a family meal.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B- 81% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) While it doesn't land with as much impact as it should, the contradictory, heart-numbing effects of such a dehabiliting program are conveyed with a keen sense of nuance by Akhavan.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B+ 79% Damsel (2018) David and Nathan Zellner have crafted an anti-western, lovingly poking fun at its foundation while slyly pulling the rug under the audience in humorous, forward-thinking, and genre-redefining fashion.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
C 77% Assassination Nation (2018) By trying to do everything, it feels like nothing is accomplished.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
A- 100% The Tale (2018) The Tale is a soul-excavating reckoning with the suppression of trauma and a testament to the courage required for a victim to confront the most damaging moments of their lives.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B+ 100% Skate Kitchen (2018) [Skate Kitchen] is such a step-up in vibrancy, scope, and emotion that it feels like the introduction of an entirely different, more accomplished filmmaker.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
C+ 74% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) John Callahan's life is a fascinatingly complex one, and Phoenix is certainly the ideal actor to portray him, but Gus Van Sant's maudlin, erratic approach leaves too little of an impression.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B+ 94% Private Life (2018) A generous, graceful, full-hearted drama about the complexities of desiring a child when your physiology denies you at every turn.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2018
B 100% Eighth Grade (2018) [Bo] Burnham's comedy has always been adept at exploring human insecurities, so it's no surprise he zeroes in on the overwhelming emotional vulnerability that afflicts young teens.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
A 100% Wildlife (2018) With every new moment of restrained poeticism, it's astounding this is a director's first time behind the camera. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 100% Mandy (2018) [Panos] Cosmatos' vision is an all-encompassing of pure psychosis. By easing us into this world through Red and Mandy's touching and unconventional romance, it makes the pay-off to come that much greater.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B 57% The Commuter (2018) The Commuter further proves Collet-Serra is a master at cleanly setting the dominoes in confined environments and thrillingly controlling their fall.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
C+ 76% 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+ 44% 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+ 85% 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- 68% 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 70% 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+ 85% 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+ 69% Golden Exits (2018) 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+ 98% Columbus (2017) An impeccably composed drama of quiet humanity and curiosity.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
B- 74% 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+ 81% 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 96% 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- 70% 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 46% 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+ 78% 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 91% 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- 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) 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