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Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 77% On the Basis of Sex (2018) The direction is rather artless, there's no vision to it nor is there any effort to try and surpass the Lifetime-movie sensibilities of its mise-en-scene.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
B 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A visual groundbreaker.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
A- 77% Dogman (2018) A hyper-realistic urban tragedy, "Dogman" is ferocious and, in its own way, absolutely frightening.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
B+ 93% 1985 (2018) The lessons being taught in 1985 are admirable, the performances top-notch, and the filmmaking stellar.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
B- 83% Creed II (2018) 42 years since the original 'Rocky' and, even if he's taken a backseat for new blood, Stallone is the still the MVP of this franchise.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
A 94% The Favourite (2018) ll three actors brew up a a swirling tornado of brilliance by feeding off of each other's talents, the result is damn-near cathartic. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
B 82% At Eternity's Gate (2018) The film's eloquence derives in Schnabel's fascination with the torment Van Gogh went through, and the undue respect the impressionist painter never got.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
B 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) 'Buster Scruggs' is diverting, amusing, but hit has and miss moments. Mark it as a good but minor work from the Coens.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
B- 88% Bodied (2018) Khan does push P.C. culture to the brink of explosion in his film, but is too scared to fully detonate his bomb.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
B 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Singer's film sure could have used more rhapsody because whenever Freddie and the band focus on the music, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' truly sings.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
C 63% Suspiria (2018) A meandering 153 minute take on Argento's horror film, Guadagnino's re-imagining doesn't stir up the creative juices that made the original so formidably and artfully disturbing.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
B- 88% Prospect (2018) Prospect ultimately doesn't quite satisfy, but the filmmaker's excavations do hold promise, perhaps yielding something rich at a later date.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
B- 100% A Vigilante (2018) Flaws can be forgiven, especially since Daggar-Nickson is a first-time filmmaker showing great promise here with her eye for the camera. She's made a film that is sober, unflinching and fits perfectly with the current political movement.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
A- 90% Girl (2018) Girl has the power to not just change lives but reinvigorate your belief in cinema.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The detail is absolutely stunning, there's a searing authenticity to the time period that is undeniably absorbing...However, the almost too tightening restraint forces us to quickly witness its events rather than be moved by them.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 100% Ash Is Purest White (2019) There's something comforting, and frankly invigorating, about watching such an undeniably messy, sprawling, ambitious voice coming from the East.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
A 89% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2018) Make no mistake about it, Long Day's Journey Into Night is a flat-out masterpiece and Cannes organizers might want to rethink their selection choices next time.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 89% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Through a few dreamlike, discreet and beautifully placed sequences, Rohrwacher makes us believe that a world of empathy and accord may someday exist again.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
C+ 92% Arctic (2019) The simplicity of the film is commendable, but it's only in the last act where things finally come together and any kind of visceral thrills arrive far too late.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Kore-eda takes the time to affectionately dissect the way family functions, before carefully deconstructing it and revealing the contoured complexities that live within.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 88% Whitney (2018) MacDonald's thoughtfulness is arguably its standout element. The finesse with which he crafts his doc makes for, quite simply, an absorbing and moving portrayal of an unforgettable heartrending figure.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B+ 76% Capernaum (CapharnaĆ¼m) (2018) Alrafeea is a revelation as the energetic, foul-mouthed Zain, beautifully delivering a spontaneous energy that feels as though its plucked right off the streets moments before the cameras roll.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
B 100% On Her Shoulders (2018) The film's final image is nothing short of stunning.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
D 79% Halloween (2018) A cash grab, a way to bank on nostalgia for the masses. If that's what you're looking for, then by all means, go enjoy "Halloween"‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
C- 85% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) Is it meditative character study? Is it a B-movie? Is it a war movie? The answer, seemingly, all of above, but the juggling of all these genres ends up making the movie rather shapeless, and meandering.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
D 61% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2018) Our Time is gorgeously shot, naturally, and the intentions are well-meaning but far too self-serving. Gone is the hypnotism of Reygadas' best work; the soulful spirituality and existentialism...‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B+ 89% Diamantino (2018) Diamantino is an intellectually satisfying film, boldly stated through genre hybrids, physical comedy and an absurdist sense of obliviousness.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B- 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) The overindulgence does eventually catch up to the film, as a Charles Manson-like figure shows up to the proceedings, an exclamation mark added in by Goodard, a "ah-ha!" moment if you will, to try and one-up the well-paced narrative that preceded him. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
C- 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Violent but aimless, shuffling along with barely any tension in its heavy-handedly delivered 121 minute running time‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
B 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Its success is due in part to Feig's insistence of never taking the material so seriously & for the casting of his two intuitive leads, both of whom know exactly what kind of tone he is going for. The film is trashy, campy, but compulsively watchable.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
D 29% Venom (2018) They must release the director's cut.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B 91% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) An invaluable historical document.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
B 86% Upgrade (2018) It knows exactly what it wants to be and Whannell's deeply ingrained barrage of wide shots, passionately delivered via Stefan Duscio's well-honed lenses, deliver what fans of the genre truly want.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
B+ 88% After Everything (Shotgun) (2018) Much of its success is due in part to having filmmakers who are unafraid to show raw emotion on the screen, and at the same time, find a kind of humanism that never makes the proceedings feel contrived and the emotions unearned.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
B+ 98% Free Solo (2018) Astounding and thrilling.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
A 96% Roma (2018) Social unrest can be felt all around the film's 135 minutes, and there are scenes that stay etched in your memory; that is what "Roma" is about, memory. It's not necessarily driven by plot as much as by these immaculately detailed moments. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
C+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The excitement of the film's first hour is sacrificed for a more cliched permanent stay in its second. Gaga takes over and Bradley takes a backseat; gone is the dynamic that made the first half so electrifying and enticing‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
B+ 59% The Front Runner (2018) "The Front Runner" is a timely story because it's about a paradigm shift that happened in the world of media. 24/7 news cycles were starting to dominate and people were hungry for news, even if it meant the sleaziest kind‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
B 79% Destroyer (2018) If the screenplay has flaws, stuffed with contrived B-movie tropes, Kusama breaks on through thanks to her strengths at building up atmospheric dread. And Kidman, at 51-years-of-age, delivers her best performance in more than two decades - she's haunting.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
B+ 69% Hold the Dark (2018) Saulnier continues his knack for visceral violence, you feel every gunshot wound, every stabbing of the knife, every punch, with the director inserting a kind of magical-surrealism that compliments the world being created ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B+ 59% American Dharma (2018) Due to its warnings of an impending violence, a call-to-arms divisiveness forthcoming in the country, this is a film that could age well over time, but we all hope it doesn't.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C- 60% American Woman (2018) Sienna Miller wastes a career-best performance on an uninteresting story. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C- 75% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Stilted and steeped in uninspired biopic tropes, the film never comes close to an inventiveness worthy of JT's imaginative, outrageous story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B 76% Mid90s (2018) It's impressive to build and carry your film with dialogue that is delivered with such naturalism -- kudos to the actors, who all inhabit their roles with the kind of realism needed to make "Mid90s" feel authentic.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
C 88% First Man (2018) Fails to launch.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
C 50% The Wedding Guest (2019) Despite Winterbottom's excellent direction, Nuttgens' photography, and the decent acting from the two leads, the core nuts and bolts of the story fail. "The Wedding Guest" disappoints because its mundane screenplay.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B+ 100% Gloria Bell (2019) It might be sacrilege to say this, but not only is this "shot for shot" remake a very good film, it's actually better than the original. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
B- 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Heller ("The Diary of A Teenage Girl") again showing a great knack for visually intimate drama, hasn't even come close to reaching her artistic peak, but you have a sense that it's coming. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
99% Tower (2016) Although its last half hour doesn't come through as expected and the film changes its tune dramatically by looking at the aftermath of the event, the first hour is well worth a watch.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B+ 82% Green Book (2018) "Green Book" is "safe entertainment," but it's such a smoothly delivered film that it should be considered a highlight of the Hollywood movie year. It's also one of the funniest movies to come around in a long time.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018