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Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 87% 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+ 91% 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- 78% 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- 86% 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 74% 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+ 96% Black Panther (2018) "Black Panther" doesn't live up to the hype.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
D+ 16% 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+ 33% 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- 100% 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- 100% 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+ 100% Eighth Grade (2018) A winning film. "Welcome to the Dollhouse" for the millennial generation. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
B+ 100% 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+ 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 (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
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+ 94% 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
97% 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+ 57% 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+ 38% 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+ 77% 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 28% 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 66% 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+ 87% 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+ 87% 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- 86% 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