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Jordan Reed
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 68% Hollywoodland (2006) Hollywoodland works best -- as a cold look at the entertainment industry's obsession with youth and the fatality brought on by an errant wrinkle or gray hair, impressively encapsulated by Diane Lane's strong showing as the past-her-prime. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2006
1/5 63% Clerks II (2006) Clerks II would make for an appropriate end to Smith's lackluster career. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 21, 2006
3.5/5 85% Giuliani Time (2006) Keating, who has shot for the Maysles brothers and Barbara Kopple, amasses an impressive amount of evidence to bolster his claims, allowing the relative dryness of his style to be overshadowed by the revelatory nature of his research. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 12, 2006
2.5/5 32% Trudell (2006) Rae borrows a bit heavily from the Oliver Stone school of filmmaking: Quick cuts of seemingly random footage do more to draw attention to a possible dearth of relevant background materials than to evoke ideas of Native American history and struggle. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 24, 2006
1/5 44% Casanova (2005) Full of weak whimsy, woefully unsuccessful tries at humor and awkwardness from first scene to last, Casanova must have been a disaster from the script stage, and Hallstrom's unsteady decisions only speed up the free fall. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2005
3.5/5 74% Loggerheads (2005) A message film delivered with subtlety and grace, not allowing its weighty subject matter to overshadow the quiet dignity of its characters. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2005
3/5 78% Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (2005) The missed opportunities are impossible to ignore. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2005
2/5 76% Games of Love and Chance (L'Esquive) (2005) Games of Love and Chance plays like a French version of Jim McKay's Our Song. But, unlike McKay's superior American version, Kechiche is unable to transform the everyday lives of his characters into something meaningful. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2005
3/5 84% The Constant Gardener (2005) Well-crafted and sufficiently disturbing. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2005
3.5/5 70% Wall (Mur) (2004) Bitton slyly layers numerous interviews with locals atop the visuals, infusing each scene with an unexpectedly potent context. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2005
5/5 80% Monumental (2005) [A] memorable portrait of one man's immeasurable passion for preservation. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2005
1/5 68% The Reception (2005) The film presents its lofty goals as transparently as its publicity materials, its clunky dialogue and diminished production value adding to its inordinate lack of sophistication. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 18, 2005
2/5 46% Dark Water (2005) A tepid startle-fest, with fairly run-of-the-mill scares that leave no lasting impression. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2005
4/5 91% A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2005) Browne's film succeeds on numerous levels, in no small part because he admirably balances the slow-pitch, flyover-state silliness of bowling with a genuine appreciation of the inherent tensions and rivalries in a professional spectator sport. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2005
3/5 97% Double Dare (2005) Double Dare remains an entertaining and informative look at a little-known struggle for equality and respect in a physically unforgiving but completely vital Hollywood discipline. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 21, 2005
4/5 69% Mystery of the Nile (2005) The courage, curiosity and perhaps partial insanity of the explorers -- not to mention the film crew -- are admirable, as their trials and tribulations yield stunning images galore. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 18, 2005
1/5 33% You I Love (Ya lyublyu tebya) (2004) A film with remarkably little to recommend it. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2004
2.5/5 88% A Fond Kiss (2004) [Loach] sheds little new light on the inevitable clashes between parents rooted to their native culture and their Western-influenced offspring. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2004
1.5/5 94% A Silent Love (2004) A poor script, occasionally baffling editing, and actors who cannot rise above the various missteps combine to make A Silent Love a messy, confusing debut that more resembles a student film than a theatrical release. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2004
3/5 83% Hijacking Catastrophe (2004) No doubt it's a strong case. Why, then, does it feel so unconstructive? ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2004
2.5/5 38% Virgin (2004) Kampmeier reveals her inexperience as a feature filmmaker, and her effort struggles with the weight of its own subject matter and final ambiguities. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 5, 2004
2.5/5 71% Gozu (2003) The overtly cerebral, surreal motifs of Gozu distract from Miike's potent -- and seriously twisted -- analyses of women and sex. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2004
2.5/5 63% Free Radicals (2004) Aside from a few brief glimmers of hope or happiness, director Barbara Albert piles her compilation of abject misery a bit too high.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2004
4/5 93% Deadline (2004) The film's indisputable overall message is chilling no matter what side of the debate you're on: Some innocent men almost died for crimes for which they were wrongly convicted, so maybe some other innocent men actually did die. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2004
2.5/5 59% I'll Sing for You (2004) The final product feels frustratingly incomplete. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2004
2/5 53% Union Square (2004) Fails to ignite much emotion. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 21, 2004
2/5 61% Valentin (2004) A humdrum coming-of-age piece. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 7, 2004
2.5/5 89% The Clay Bird (2002) Largely a documentary filmmaker, Masud may need a few more features under his belt before his work has a consistent flow. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2004
1/5 50% Marathon (2002) Marathon contains nothing more than its thin premise. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2004
3/5 72% Robot Stories (2004) Offers considerably more insight into the conceptions of real and artificial intelligence and emotion than the immensely overrated debacle that is AI: Artificial Intelligence. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 13, 2004
3/5 91% Legend of Leigh Bowery (2002) An interesting doc, if only because it serves to introduce the work of a gifted, unique artist to those of us who have found little good to say about the 1980s and the excesses they produced. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2003
4/5 100% Hukkle (2001) By merely capturing the seemingly simple images of work and play, human and synthetic, Palfi constantly juxtaposes the natural and industrial realms to startling effect. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 26, 2003
1.5/5 46% The Other Side of the Bed (2003) Lightheartedness is one thing, but trivializing cheating while failing to do so with humor or creativity makes for an unsuccessful if not unseemly film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2003
3/5 95% Suddenly (2003) Has a refreshingly simple look and feel; shots are not intricately choreographed, and there are no perfectly placed musical cues to garishly indicate where a laugh, cry or gasp is requested. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2003
3.5/5 81% L' Imbalsamatore (The Embalmer) (The Taxidermist) (2002) Unsettling.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 22, 2003
3/5 75% Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films (2003) Oddly nostalgic. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2003
2.5/5 91% Coral Reef Adventure (2004) As beautiful as it often is to watch, Coral Reef Adventure ultimately comes off as a bit too kid-friendly and faux-inspirational, which is kind of a drag. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2003
2.5/5 75% The Good Old Naughty Days (2003) As with most porn, viewing this smut for over an hour straight is not the most exciting way to spend one's time. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 3, 2003
2.5/5 60% From the Other Side (De L'autre Cote) (2003) Akerman spends so much time capturing non-events, albeit picturesquely, she misses out on the opportunity to delve deeper into the plights of the people themselves. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2003
3.5/5 94% In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2003) It's the included portions of Deren's films that are the best part of In the Mirror of Maya Deren. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2003
2/5 75% Family Fundamentals (2002) It's always disappointing when a documentary fails to live up to -- or offer any new insight into -- its chosen topic. Unfortunately, that's precisely what Arthur Dong's Family Fundamentals does. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2002
3.5/5 92% Talk to Her (2002) Thoughtful, intelligent film. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 20, 2002
3/5 76% Comedian (2002) Charles' entertaining film chronicles Seinfeld's return to stand-up comedy after the wrap of his legendary sitcom, alongside wannabe comic Adams' attempts to get his shot at the big time. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 13, 2002
3.5/5 57% Ayurveda: the Art of Being (2002) Reinforces the often forgotten fact of the world's remarkably varying human population and mindset, and its capacity to heal using creative, natural and ancient antidotes. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2002
3.5/5 83% Satin Rouge (2002) When placed in its cultural context and presented as a reawakening of spirit in youngish widow ... belly dancing becomes not a cringe-worthy, faux-authentic gimmick but much more an expression of personal freedom and passion. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2002
3/5 72% Happy Times (2002) Gui Zi's unassuming, unpretentious script rolls along nicely, but it's Bensham and Jie who, along with the supporting cast, really raise the bar here. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2002
3.5/5 87% Space Station (2002) The 3D images only enhance the film's otherworldly quality, giving it a strange combo of you-are-there closeness with the disorienting unreality of the seemingly broken-down fourth wall of the movie screen. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2002
1.5/5 40% Ye ben (Fleeing by Night) (2000) [Lin Chung's] voice is rather unexceptional, even irritating (at least to this Western ear), making it awfully hard to buy the impetus for the complicated love triangle that develops between the three central characters. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 3, 2002
3/5 40% Some Body (2001) Winds up being both revelatory and narcissistic, achieving some honest insight into relationships that most high-concept films candy-coat with pat storylines, precious circumstances and beautiful stars. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2002
3/4 82% Ram Dass: Fierce Grace (2001) Pleasing documentary. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2002