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Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "The Last Jedi" is the best directed, most beautiful-looking "Star Wars" movie since "The Empire Strikes Back."‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
B+ 100% Quest (2017) it's the flawless mix of personal and political that makes Olshefski's film indisputably great‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
A- 91% Phantom Thread (2017) "Phantom Thread" is the work of a true master‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
C+ 84% The Post (2017) Steven Spielberg's "The Post" is strained and unimpressive Oscar-bait‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
C+ 84% Darkest Hour (2017) "Darkest Hour" is a by-the-books biopic anchored by a towering performance. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2017
B 97% Coco (2017) Guitar strings and heartstrings are equally and authentically plucked in exuberant fashion.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
C+ 92% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) It's a good thing that Vegaare's magnificent performance is able to carry us through the finish line, but the commitment we once had for her truly heroic story is stretched a bit too thinly.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
B 85% Wonder (2017) A sweet, delicate, self-aware adaptation that remarkably sidesteps most of the clichés that a film such as this could have easily fallen into.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) it also, more intriguingly, makes us learn more about the actor's existential demons at the time. The role was a kind of cathartic moment for Carrey, as he was going through an identity crisis that seemed quite similar to Kaufman's. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
C+ 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Kenneth Branagh shoots himself in the foot by cutting short the darkness that loomed in Christie's original vision.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
C+ 37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) The themes here are no doubt boundary-pushing but the film ends up stranding the viewer in its second half by not following up on its promising setup. In other words, it feels like C.K. was scared off by what he was initially pursuing.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
C+ 76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) It means well, but often only scratches the surface for a population of isolated and desperate Americans seeking help.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
B- 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Waititi has not found the answers in making Thor a more exciting character, but he has found ways to go around this flaw and make his film a, sometimes, inspiring affair.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
D 8% The Snowman (2017) I hated The Snowman. I hated it for it's sloppy storytelling, uninteresting characters, sub plot's that go nowhere. But most of all, I hated it because of what it should have been.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
B 99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig's film feels like a memoir about the end of adolescence, each and every scene seeming to hint at an important moment that might have happened in her life.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
C 29% Suburbicon (2017) The satirical aspect hinted in the film's first half is quickly let go for a more Fargo-esque dilemma in coincidental absurdities. The shifting of tone can sometimes be very intrusive and brings upon a lack of tonal cohesiveness to the story.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
C 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Did we really need another period-dramedy about the British monarchy which, yet again, refuses to delve deeper and ask questions about the cultural and philosophical tensions that come in being royal? ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
B+ 88% Only the Brave (2017) By painstakingly focusing on the smaller, humane aspects of the story, Kosinski does these fallen warriors justice.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
C+ 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The visual style and narrative safeness Director Angela Robinson employs feels all too conventional for a story this pertinently unconventional. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
C+ 83% Marshall (2017) "Marshall" could have been a contender, but it just sits there awash in familiarity. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
C+ 62% The Foreigner (2017) The problem with "The Foreigner" is that, quite surprisingly, there isn't enough Jackie Chan. At some point, Chan's Quan disappears and Irish/British politics take over.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
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+ 61% 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+ 91% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
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- 68% Alien: Covenant (2017) Too bad the venerable director had to resort to conventional tropes for box-office potential ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
C+ 63% Before I Fall (2017) The fact that Russo-Young makes it all watchable is a miracle in itself ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
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 41% 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+ 94% The Shape of Water (2017) It's a visual masterwork ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B 80% 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+ 86% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 90% 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- 83% 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+ 83% 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+ 58% 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) (2018) "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
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
B+ 97% 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