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Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 87% American Made (2017) The joy in watching "American Made" is considerably driven by Cruise's wide-eyed astonishment with every twist and turn happening to Seal. This is a role that was tailor-made for the 55-year-old-actor.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C+ 64% Downsizing (2017) Throughout the first act, I found myself immersed which, thanks to some incredible special effects, have you discovering a whole new world, unlike anything I have seen before. However, the film's second half is another story. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C+ 85% Thelma (2017) "Thelma" is a fascinating mess of a movie made by a talented filmmaker, but some of the directions this film goes to feel too abrupt and overtly conceived‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
B 85% It (2017) Muschietti's entertaining film might be a nostalgia-fest, but it earns extra points for the care in details that went into making such a watchable story about a killer clown.‐ World of Reel
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B 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) All hail, Dustin Hoffman‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C+ 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) If the result is problematic, we need more people like Besson to push the envelope and refuse to adhere to the current sequelitis infesting the industry. The fact that he decided to take this risk should be acknowledged.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C+ 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The problem is that this being the third cinematic attempt at Spidey, it's been overdone and it doesn't help Raimi produced the very peak of it in 2004.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
D 21% The Book of Henry (2017) A sentimental, misguided, confused and jumbled mess of a movie. A horrid mix of genres that never adds up. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C- 69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Too bad the venerable director had to resort to conventional tropes for box-office potential ‐ World of Reel
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C+ 64% Before I Fall (2017) The fact that Russo-Young makes it all watchable is a miracle in itself ‐ World of Reel
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A- 99% Get Out (2017) Peele is smart enough to skewer all of white America and demand they wake up to the elephant in the room. Hypocrisy seems to be the name of the game. [B+] ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) I don't think I can recommend the film, but there are enough unique traits here that could satisfy curiosity seekers or completists. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 97% The Shape of Water (2017) It's a visual masterwork ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Revolving around a ghost story that, not by accident, happens to take place in a fashion industry filled with artifice, the film is meant to be absorbed for what it is: A taut, terrific venture into the unknown‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 85% Nocturama (2017) Bonnello has talent, his views are complex and the film also raises interesting questions. He should be taken very seriously.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Just as good if not better than its predecessor‐ World of Reel
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B+ 91% A Ghost Story (2017) One of the most audaciously original narratives I have seen this decade. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 67% The Wall (2017) Liman's slight film is minimalist, claustrophobic and highly visceral‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) KING KONG: SKULL ISLAND is an entertaining B-movie with first-rate special effects and expertly staged action‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 86% Okja (2017) The film switches back and forth between E.T's whimsy and Snowpiercer's bouncily colored, nastily rendered, pop violence. That's all fine, it's an ambitious attempt on Bong's part, and watching the mess unfold is all part of the fun.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 93% Logan (2017) "Logan" is not only the most violent Marvel movie ever made, but also one of the very best‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B- 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Enjoyable but half the measure of the original‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 99% City of Ghosts (2017) The film's final image, that of a journalist with a bounty on his head trembling in fear for his life, will haunt you for days ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 82% Detroit (2017) I wouldn't be as nitpicky if it were directed by almost any other Hollywood filmmaker, but Bigelow has set a gold standard for us to judge her work by. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Reeves has made the closest thing to a silent movie that we will likely have in today's Hollywood zeitgeist‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C+ 48% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Not sure what kind of movie, in theme and intention, it really wants to be.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) "Loveless" is, in the end, about western civilization turning into a numb, unemotional populace, one in which it is a burden to take care of a child and that your own happiness becomes more important than that of your own baby cub.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Welcome back, Steven.‐ World of Reel
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B+ 96% Menashe (2017) "Menashe" is a slice of an America that you've rarely seen before on screen, a world that largely remains from the mainstream, but to which Weinstein shows us a bird's eye view of here. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C+ 81% Brad's Status (2017) I found the existential angst in the film to be was very similar to Mike White's brilliant HBO show "Enlightened," except here the main character just isn't that interesting.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
A 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) This is an erotic and mesmerizing movie that exemplifies cinematic artistry in scope, theme, and tone. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
A 97% Columbus (2017) Director Kogonada, in his impressive debut, conveys emotion through site and sound. He turns out to be a master of not just visual setting, but of conversational filmmaking, and his "Columbus" might just be a masterpiece‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
A- 96% The Florida Project (2017) Baker never succumbs to the sirens of miserabilism. Instead, he prefers the fanciful fantasy of the children who, in their flight forward, can glean moments of happiness for themselves from the simple light of a blue sky.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 64% Happy End (2017) The film is reminiscent of Luis Bunuel's provoking cinema of the 1970's. The film might as well be called a spiritual sequel to "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie." ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 98% Mudbound (2017) It encompasses, with many brilliant brush strokes, the problems that lie in the American landscape, problems that still pertain to the political conversation today.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
A- 98% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Be prepared for one of the best endings of any movie this decade‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B- 94% Novitiate (2017) "Novitiate" needs a heavy editing job but Melissa Leo, stunning as the conflicted nun from hell, is a particular standout and will surely receive an Oscar nomination come next January.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 70% The Square (2017) 'The Square' is unlike anything you've seen before‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 97% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) The brilliantly edited finale takes your breath away and pummels you with its raw, humane power‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C 68% Wonderstruck (2017) "Wonderstruck" is Haynes' most conventional picture‐ World of Reel
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B- 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Flawed but fascinating riff on Kubrick's "The Shining"‐ World of Reel
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C+ 92% Wonder Woman (2017) "Wonder Woman" just isn't that good of a movie‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 72% Last Flag Flying (2017) Director Richard Linklater's "sequel" isn't really a direct follow-up, so much as its meant to drive Ashby's timeless themes, and its core soul, forward to a new era‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 94% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) "Brawl in Cell Block 99" is an instant cult classic ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 55% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) In more ways than one, Gilroy's film reminded me of Paul Thomas Anderson's equally ambitious and fascinating take on the '70s movies, "Inherent Vice." No surprise then that both films share the same director of photography the brilliant Robert Elswitt.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 53% Wonder Wheel (2017) Storaro's cinematography is incredible. There are scenes where he uses the light in a given room so well, and in a way that's very similar to the way he brought out colors to rooms in The Conformist. This is exceptional work from a true master.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
B+ 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) This imperfect, messy, but energetic film deserves to be seen without any knowledge of the plot. The less you know, the better.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
C+ 45% Madame Hyde (2017) It's refreshing to watch Isabelle Huppert's madcap dash of a performance, playing a character constantly at war with herself and who she wants to be in life. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
C+ 80% Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (2017) In his attempt to painstakingly try to understand the unanswerable questions that bind humanity together, Kurosawa has made a jumbled mess out of his ideas, but one which is nevertheless fascinating in its mad-cap ambition for answers. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
B+ 100% The Wife (2016) Glenn Close is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017