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Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 98% 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
B- 95% 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+ 62% 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 80% 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 64% Hold the Dark (2018) B-movie heaven‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
B+ 63% 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- No Score Yet American Woman (2018) Sienna Miller wastes a career-best performance on an uninteresting story. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
C- 71% 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 95% 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 86% First Man (2018) Fails to launch.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
C 60% The Wedding Guest (2018) 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 (2018) 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- 100% 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
100% 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
A- 100% Green Book (2018) I normally wouldn't go gaga over safe entertainment, and this film is no doubt just that, but it's such a smoothly delivered experience that, to hell with it, "Green Book" should be considered a highlight of the movie year.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
B- 91% Vox Lux (2018) "Vox Lux" is very much an artistic statement, you are still fascinated by the director's approach, which takes risks that most artists would deem too outrageous to conceive on-screen -- it's just too bad that Corbet couldn't properly expand on them more.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
B+ 100% Meeting Gorbachev (2019) Gorbachev turns out to be one of the most fascinating political figures of our time. All thanks to Herzog's keen eye. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
C 69% Teen Spirit (2018) A biting, but even satire of our culture's obsession with fame.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
C+ 92% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) The film turns into a picturesque experience more than any kind of involving, tension-filled, or even emotional one. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
B+ 100% The Hate U Give (2018) There is insight, detail and pertinent relevance to this film that cannot be shaken. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
B+ 94% Widows (2018) It might not reach the heights of his previous three features, but the mad artistry McQueen brings to this film is something that is vastly missing in mainstream moviemaking.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
C+ 80% Ben is Back (2018) An uneven, but a deeply passionate film that features an A-list actress at the top of her game.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
C 75% Beautiful Boy (2018) For a movie with considerable talents involved, "Beautiful Boy" lacks the dramatic sparks needed to get us invested in its story.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
B 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) "Fahrenheit 11/9" is a scathing indictment of the American establishment, and that very much includes Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
B- 82% Non-Fiction (2018) It's a slight film that becomes exceedingly more involving as it goes along ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
C 91% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The film, clocking in at just 93 minutes, is not a tough sit by any stretch of the imagination but rather a harmless excuse to pay tribute to a Hollywood legend.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
C 59% Operation Finale (2018) You are always aware that what you are watching, up there on-screen, are actors re-creating true events, rather than the true events, much like in "Munich," coming to life and making you care about the sheer enormity of what's at stake.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
C 91% Support the Girls (2018) Bujalksi wants a realism for each of his scenes that is, somewhat, attained but at the sacrifice of the plotting which feels messy, distanced and never fully gels into a coherent narrative.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
C+ 52% Papillon (2018) Why even remake "Papillon" to begin with? This new version doesn't answer that question.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
C+ 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) 'Crazy Rich Asians' is a groundbreaker steeped with familiarity and cliches‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
C 86% Madeline's Madeline (2018) There's a strange absurdity to 'Madeline" that sometimes renders it a brilliant exercise and other times makes it feel rather pretentious.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
B+ 89% Cam (2018) Goldhaber, making an excellent feature directing debut, shows an impressively assured hand at filmmaking, especially as Alice's mental state starts to blur the lines between reality and fiction. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
B+ 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" is the sixth film of the series, and, quite possibly, the best. Maybe only rivaled by Brad Bird's "Ghost Protocol." Nah, know what? I think we have a new champ. "Fallout" is THAT good.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
C+ 93% Blindspotting (2018) "Blindspotting" is filled with passionate intentions, but debuting director Carlos López Estrada doesn't know much about restraint. ‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
D 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The worst movie of Denzel Washington's career.‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
C+ 76% 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+ 93% 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+ 93% 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+ 84% 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 63% 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
60% 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+ 62% 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+ 90% 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+ 53% 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+ 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Despite its imperfections, Spike Lee's "BlackKklansman" is rousing political entertainment‐ World of Reel
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018