Jordan Ruimy

Jordan Ruimy
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
C- 54% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) he result is incoherence, a muddled mess of a film that doesn't really know how to find its groove or footing - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2021
D 56% Rifkin's Festival (2020) it feels incredibly off and forced. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
B 90% Together Together (2021) Patti Harrison delivers a game-changing breakout performance - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ 86% Coming Home in the Dark (2021) A nasty and horrifying midnight noir. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
B 97% Rocks (2020) Authentic, small, and deeply humane - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ 91% Pleasure (2021) A stunning indictment of an industry filled to the brims in male domination. This is a great, shocking movie. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ 100% Luzzu (2021) "Luzzu" is the kind of film Roberto Rossellini would have made if he were still alive today - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ 67% Human Factors (2021) Keeps you guessing until the final shot - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
C 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) The film feels like a collection of episodes, none-too-fully sketched-out scenes that fail to give its characters the much-needed depth to make us care. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2021
D 47% The Little Things (2021) Here is a self-serious serial killer thriller that fees like it was made in the '90s. The fact that the first draft was written in 1993, only reinforces how the resulting film feels old, cliched, and damn-near redundant. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
C 87% Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2021) The pretensions at work here are maddening, playing with the viewer's head in ways that feel downright masochistic. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ 97% In the Same Breath (2021) A brave and important movie for the world to see - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
C 65% One for the Road (2021) The resulting film is a convoluted mess. A soap opera that deteriorates with every ensuing sequence. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B 95% CODA (2021) Jones is stunning, gifted with a great singing voice, but also the ability to nail gritty authentic realism in a thinly sketched role - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B 56% John and the Hole (2020) Shotwell's stoic and emotionless performance is so disturbingly rendered that he keeps you glued to his character's unpredictability - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ 84% On the Count of Three (2021) The hijinks are too obvious, the characters too emotionally limited and the dialogue too crudely unnecessary. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ 79% In The Earth (2021) Loses steam as it goes along - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B- 93% Mass (2021) A chamber piece that feels a little too stagey - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ 84% Passing (2021) It's a ballsy first film, a black and white melodrama that relies more on the hidden truths of its characters than any kind of formal plot. The motives of every character in this film can be questioned. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B- 99% MLK/FBI (2021) Feels unfinished and leaves you wanting more - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ 46% Locked Down (2021) Much of the blame lies in Steven Knight's schizoid script, an amalgam of contradictions that is filled with all-too-convenient implausibilities to fully be taken at face value. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ 92% The White Tiger (2020) I almost wished writer-director Bahrani had added an extra hour and turned his film into an epic Godfather-like saga - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ 69% Land (2021) A misbegotten ode to isolation - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
A 100% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) A classic-in-the-making - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
A- 65% PVT CHAT (2021) This is a sexy, provocative, and timely statement - it plays like a 21st century Last Tango In Paris - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B- 70% A Glitch in the Matrix (2021) This is a very busy film, messily rendering its evidence via garish commercialism, virtual reality footage, film excerpts, and video game footage. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ 93% Saint Maud (2020) Here's the next great horror movie. A Gothic tale, very sparely told, that only flirts with the supernatural because it finds the human psyche so much more terrifying. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ 91% White Lie (2019) A timely film about the public's willingness to endorse and support a cause without investigation - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
C 58% Malcolm & Marie (2020) The intentions are in the right place - this is an ambitious statement from Levinson - but the endless rants and stringent monologues that invade this film feel forced and too on-the-nose. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
B 96% The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) There are neat inside-the-music stories told as well, including some involving recording legends such as Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegun, and Eric Clapton. It all culminates with a heartbreaker of a final line uttered by Robin. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
D 51% The Midnight Sky (2020) Practically unwatchable. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
B 89% Let Them All Talk (2020) "Let Them All Talk" is one of the lighter and most entertaining affairs of Soderbergh's career - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
B- 95% Soul (2020) Yes, it can be funny and clever, but it feels too complacent and self-aggrandizing for its own good, a little too full of itself, to truly soar above the clouds like its predecessors. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
C- 55% The Prom (2020) Nuance or insight isn't what this movie is about, no, to fully be won over by "The Prom" you have to give in to the kitschy decors, the irony-driven songs, and the egomaniacs at the center of its plot. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
B- 89% Run (2020) Even when you know where the story is going, Chaganty pulls the rug from under you and adds more mysteries. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
B- 82% Happiest Season (2020) This blissfully melancholic Queer Rom-Com is easy to digest - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2020
B- 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Boseman and Davis lift up this stagey Jazz drama - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
C+ 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Destined to tug at the hearts of mainstream viewers looking for a feel-good drama in these dire days of pandemic blues. The rest of us will roll our eyes in the sheer ridiculous amount of southern belt claptrap happening on-screen. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
C 68% Ammonite (2020) "Ammonite" chooses to do close to nothing, leaving us isolated and yawning at the discovery of its frigidness. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2020
B 83% Mank (2020) Fincher's most playful film is also his slightest - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
No Score Yet The Plot Against The President (2020) The end result, whether you vote red or blue, should not be denied for partisan reasons, and lays down the attempted coup of a sitting American President - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
C+ 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Sadly, the shock-effect that made this character illuminating to millions of Americans is no longer there. It's as though we've just become numb to it all. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
C+ 98% One Night in Miami (2020) The result could have been much more enthralling. Instead, it feels like an ultra-safe, and slick, not to mention caricature-filled, TV movie - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
B+ 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) A sprawling and ambitious downer. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
B- 80% I Care a Lot (2021) All hail, Rosamund Pike. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
B+ 76% Pieces of a Woman (2020) Kirby tackles the role in ways that feel fresh, innovative, and damn-near transcendent. I haven't seen a better performance, male or female, this year. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
B 67% New Order (Nuevo orden) (2020) The resulting effect is a bleak state of the union address by Franco, who sees social unrest and the aims of anti-establishment movements as more than just about positive change or smooth democratic transitions of power. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
D+ 53% Joe Bell (2021) Good Joe Bell" feels heavy-handed, pedantic, and dictating - an emotionally manipulative treatise on homophobia and bullying without an ounce of self-awareness about its flawed approach towards those topics. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
B+ 98% Shiva Baby (2021) It's the feel-bad party of the year and we can't help but feel grateful for the invite. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
C+ 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) I could have used more scenes of these four men being inebriated and conducting their science experiment of debauchery. Instead, we get Vinterbeg's half-baked message. - World of Reel EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020