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Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 79% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) As the movie goes along, a dullness begins to creep in. This is a conventional and unimpressive effort by Van Sant.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
B+ 95% Searching (2018) How some of the scenes were pulled off is still a mystery to this critic, and all the better for it, as the film has plenty of flair and tension to suck just about anybody into its story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B+ 95% Sorry to Bother You (2018) This being Riley's first feature, an outrageous vision of political and societal resonance, "Sorry to Bother You" can be quite a mess at times, but that's part of its brilliance. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
B+ 83% Game Night (2018) A comedy can only work if the on-screen actors share a talented knack for comedic timing and chemistry. That happens here with McAdams and Bateman, an unlikely comedy dream team that carries "Game Night" into glory.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
C 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) You never get sucked into its frames in the same way Villeneuve and Deakins lured you in two years ago. That's the problem with "Soldado": There's no escaping the fact that they already got it right the first time around.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
B 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Don't mistake "Incredibles 2" for another "Montsters University,"and "Finding Dory." Bird, a true visionary, never settles without a risk and "Incredibles 2," despite the flaws, and the predictable twist, is driven by Bird's wild imagination.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
D 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) The biggest surprise in "Deadpool 2" might just be how it enters the ranks of the very same thing it supposedly mocks: Politically correct cinema.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
A- 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The result is damn-near timeless.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) "Under the Silver Lake" works up until its payoff, which feels flat and uninspired. Nevertheless, David Robert Mitchell is a hell of a filmmaker, his work here with DP Mike Gioulakis is fantastic.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
B+ 59% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) This is the Gilliam we used to love, the go-for-broke creative that refused to adhere to conventionality. It's also his best film in over twenty years.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
B+ 84% Climax (2018) A breathless movie that will likely have major staying power for viewers‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 20, 2018
D+ 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) "Solo" is the worst "Star Wars" movie ever released‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
C 76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) One would love to be transported by this latest film, after all 2014's "Goodbye to Language" was an unequivocally gorgeous amalgam, in 3D no less, that represented his best work in years. "The Image Book," sadly, is sometimes too unassailable to penetrate‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 52% The House That Jack Built (2018) "The House That Jack Built" is Von Trier admitting to his flaws as a human being and asking us if we could do the same. The film is much more thoughtful and meditative than you think‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
B+ 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Despite its imperfections, Spike Lee's "BlackKklansman" is rousing political entertainment‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
C+ 48% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2018) The Spanish-language drama "Everybody Knows," is not a bad movie. In fact, it's half-decent, but the problem is we've come to expect much more from him.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
B+ 87% Tully (2018) They say you have to experience to fully know what it feels, Theron, in a performance of immense honesty makes you feel every ache, every strain, of her character's everyday struggles. This is the fiercest of feminism portrayed on-screen. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
C 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It took us 19 movies over a span of 11 years to finally reach this destination. The end result? "Infinity War" is just too much of everything.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
B+ 92% Lean on Pete (2018) The beauty of Haigh's film resides in going through the meandering, episodic nature and finding poignancy, depth if you will, in its beautifully constructed cracks.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B- 83% Blockers (2018) just know this: "Blockers" is the John Cena show. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) The pleasures of the film reside in the obsessive attention to detail, and the scurrying, relentless nature of Anderson-ism laid bare on a tableau of stop-motion artistry. Like all his films, a second viewing is mandatory to absorb the accomplishment.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
B- 80% Unsane (2018) The film does fly off the rails in its last 20 or so minutes, but it's Foy and Soderbergh that carry it down to the finish line with the kind of artful director/actress partnership that's all too rare these days.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B- 88% 6 Balloons (2018) Shot in a near-claustrophobic handheld style, [Marja-Lewis] Ryan's film is a hell and back 24-hour journey across L.A. that is sometimes too hard to watch.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
B 73% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg's dizzying foray into '80s pop culture fandom is a return to pure pop escapism.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
B 95% A Quiet Place (2018) A thrilling, near-silent film that brilliantly toys with the audience's nerves.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
B+ 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) In "The Death of Stalin," a rambling, messy, fascinating film, the laughs come with a poisonous sting. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B+ 96% Foxtrot (2018) The political statements are kept at a minimum here, in favor of artful resonance to story and character.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
B 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Overlong, but overall effective spy-thriller. Jennifer Lawrence commands the screen like a true starlet.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
B- 87% Annihilation (2018) Despite the beautiful aesthetics and the gloomy, visionary ambitions, "Annihilation" feels empty inside‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
C+ 97% Black Panther (2018) "Black Panther" doesn't live up to the hype.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
D+ 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Yes, "The Cloverfield Paradox" is bad, really bad. In fact, it's far and away the worst movie of the "Cloverfield" universe.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
C 82% Monsters and Men (2018) Despite its ambitions, "Monsters and Men" makes its weighty subject matter feels thin and slight. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
C+ 43% Arizona (2018) The potential of this movie's premise might have been squandered by cliches, but McBride and DeWitt to keep it watchable.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
A- 100% Leave No Trace (2018) A refreshing look at humanity in general, "Leave No Trace" is a universal, unforgettable experience. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
C No Score Yet Monster (2018) Anthony Mandler's background before shooting his narrative feature debut was in music videos and commercials, but the ADD-style filmmaking he uses for "Monster" suggests he's not ready to fully command a two-hour movie.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
B 100% Blaze (2018) If Blaze Foley wanted his legend to live on rather than any kind of popularity, then Hawke has helped in that regard. He's made a film that rambles, scrambles, fights its way to the finish line, exactly the way its subject would have wanted it to be.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
C+ 77% Assassination Nation (2018) What initially feels like a film about feminist millennial angst quickly devolves into a slasher flick that tries to make an overtly obvious statement about the dangers of social media.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
A- 89% Hereditary (2018) Sometimes a horror film comes along that you just feel will change the game. Ari Aster's "Hereditary" is just that movie, a spooky, hypnotic film that feels like the culmination of the last 50 years of horror. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
A- 82% Puzzle (2018) Turtletaub does have a hard time finding a way to conclude Agnes' story, but he ends "Puzzle" on such a delightful note of simplicity, that this near-perfect movie nevertheless stuns. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
C 50% Burden (2018) In better hands "Burden" might have worked, but its message that love can conquer all, and truly turn a deeply bigoted man in a socially conscience direction feels more like a dream than current reality.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B+ 98% Eighth Grade (2018) A winning film. "Welcome to the Dollhouse" for the millennial generation. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B+ 89% We the Animals (2018) A complicated coming-of-age tale that not only brings refreshing insights but gives us beautifully rendered images that have the power to haunt you for days. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
B 100% Colette (2018) The film has a towering performance from Keira Knightley, who plays Colette with such warmth and fiery feminism, that it would be hard not to make woman's past run parallel with today's world.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
D 33% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Talented performers like Plaza and Robinson surely deserve better than "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn" and their director might not be able to recover from this.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B- 100% Wildlife (2018) "Wildlife" could have easily dissolved into melodrama, but the fact that it doesn't is a testament to Dano's assured direction, which makes a book that, by all accounts, was deemed unfilmable, filmable. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
B+ 91% 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+ 98% 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 (2018) "Phantom Thread" is the work of a true master‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
C+ 87% The Post (2018) Steven Spielberg's "The Post" is strained and unimpressive Oscar-bait‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
C+ 85% 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