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Jordan Riefe

Jordan Riefe
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
57% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) The elevated work of the cast is attributable to fine acting, but also to Peck's direction as he sidesteps some of the material's flaws.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) Although Kaurismäki might be accused of confusing passion with sentimentality, thereby avoiding it like the plague, the result is a unique movie on an urgent topic told without urgency.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
87% The Post (2018) But while it proudly displays its anti-Trump bona fides, it fails as resistance cinema, stirring the kind of soft fury one might expect from mollified Beverly Hills baby boomers.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
85% Darkest Hour (2017) A history lesson for many and an acting clinic for most, Darkest Hour features an outstanding cast and inspirational themes, some of the elements of good cinema.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
29% Suburbicon (2017) When it works, it's outstanding. And when it doesn't, it's good enough.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Without sermonizing, "Battle of the Sexes" speaks to issues that are sadly all too contemporary, but it does so in a way that is entertaining, thoughtful and emotionally engaging, making it a worthy entry in the Oscar race.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
93% The Force (2017) The result is a fly-on-the-wall documentary that offers surprisingly little insight.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) Strong Island is an example of how the justice system routinely fails people of color. But more important, his film examines the impact of that failure on families and communities.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
97% Whose Streets? (2017) Activist Sabaah Folayan and St. Louis artist Damon Davis tell a story the mainstream media mostly neglected. ‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Of course, polar caps continue to melt, and more work needs to be done, but An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, flawed as it is, helps bring awareness to a new generation.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
92% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) If Endless Poetry sounds episodic and a bit nutty, it is, delightfully so, and actually tamer than Jodorowsky's earlier works, sharing with them triumphant glimmer and a casual, unpretentious surrealism.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
100% Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (2017) Junger and Quested organize the multisourced material in a straightforward chronology, tracing a complicated conflict with roots in the Arab Spring.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) The Commune is grounded in gritty acting at the core of an otherwise drawn-out melodrama.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
98% Truman (2017) Gay avoids heart-tugging claptrap by aiming for-and achieving-emotional veracity throughout, a rarity in popular cinema.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi is a master of his craft, a nuanced chronicler of the human condition, whose work unfailingly offers moments of truth and beauty.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
94% Neruda (2016) A clever, playful and, yes, poetic accounting of the literary icon's run for his life from his home country of Chile.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
94% Newtown (2016) Newtown is emotionally active, moving us in ways facts and figures never could.‐ Truthdig
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
36% Misery Loves Comedy (2014) What might have turned out to be a movie about comedy only for comedians is instead a funny and engaging look at the most twisted and naked branch of the entertainment world.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
4/5 64% Trash (2015) With its heavy plotting, Trash hardly aspires to docudrama, yet the trio paint an indelible portrait of youth in crisis that is essential to the movie's success.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2014
3/4 38% Dead Man Down (2013) [A] bleak film noir that values character over tension.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2013
2.5/4 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Oz the Great and Powerful isn't great, nor is it powerful, but it is competent and entertaining.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2013
2/4 33% Escape From Planet Earth (2013) This might please young kids but torment discerning parents.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2013
2/4 14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) A Good Day To Die Hard is a movie for people who like blowin' stuff up, evidently a favorite pastime of director John Moore, whose action scenes make about as much sense as his script, which was likely written on a cocktail napkin.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2013
86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) The first big screen Hellboy felt like del Toro constrained...The sequel feels more like the director on his own terms.‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2008
8/10 13% The Love Guru (2008) Greetings from The Love Guru, dispenser of wisdom in bite-size chewable chunks, a soulful man of infinite knowledge with three goals on his mind: the Stanley Cup... then Oprah and a shot at his rival, Deepak Chopra, to become the new celebrity prince of s‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2008
5/10 71% Wanted (2008) They are the deadliest assassins the world has ever known. Genetically enhanced, they execute superhuman feats of death. No target has ever escaped alive. They are the Fraternity. It's not a very imaginative moniker, but then again they are in a movie cal‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2008
38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) Is it funny? The answer is no.‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2008
49% Sex and the City (2008) If the new film is any indication of where things are headed in the future, the return of Sex and the City would work much better back on TV as a cable series... on The Lifetime Channel.‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted May 30, 2008
77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Even with its flaws, Spielberg and Ford do enough to ultimately make Crystal Skull a terrific addition to the franchise.‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted May 22, 2008
80% The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) Younger fans of the books will undoubtedly love The Spiderwick Chronicles while adults will find it diverting enough to take a break from life given its 97-minute running time.‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2008
22% Semi-Pro (2008) Though it isn't the funniest Will Ferrell film, the laughs keep on coming right up to the final buzzer.‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2008
52% Leatherheads (2008) Despite its faults, Leatherheads is funny, smart, original, and another fine notch in the belt of the director who seems well on his way to becoming a classic American filmmaker.‐ The Deadbolt
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2008