Jordy Sirkin

Jordy Sirkin
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Jordy is a Chicago-based film critic who runs the site Jordy Reviews It. She's a big fan of the horror genre, so you'll usually find her checking out the latest scary flicks.
Publications: Jordy Reviews It

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% The Invitation (2016) The film is an enthralling low-budget horror-thriller that packs a very powerful punch. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2021
87% Superhost (2021) While some films that focus on "influencers" can be obnoxious with their gimmicks, Superhost balances the concept the right way. The third act picks things up in chaotic fashion and delivers an unexpected gore-filled turn that's quite a time. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2021
39% Halloween Kills (2021) The kills are more fun and brutal this time, but that can't save the film from its weak, hollow script. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2021
47% There's Someone Inside Your House (2021) There are some solid, inventive kills but overall the film is a bland, redundant teen slasher. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2021
23% Intrusion (2021) It suffers from a painfully predictable plot, but that doesn't necessarily mean you won't have a decent time with it. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2021
55% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) It tries to stuff itself with so much extra exposition. Combined with weak horror elements, the film just doesn't close the series in a strong place. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2021
83% Freaky (2020) It's witty and engaging, providing plenty to laugh at and be horrified by. And the hilarity of Vaughn portraying a 16-year-old girl is consistently top tier. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2021
74% The Final Girls (2015) The film does a great job of capturing all the aspects of old slasher films in a way that highlights the hilarity of it all while respecting the genre. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2021
63% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Despite some fantastic visuals, the story lacks power, suspense, and struggles with pacing. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2021
59% John and the Hole (2021) It often feels sluggish and as though it's on the brink of delivering something monumental, but it never does. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2021
84% Candyman (2021) Candyman expands on its predecessor and produces a nicely made film, but doesn't quite push the horror aspect or elevate the message enough. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2021
86% The Night House (2021) The Night House poses as a haunting metaphor for grief alongside horrors that go beyond the expected. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2021
62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Jungle Cruise very much succeeds in bringing the ride to the big screen, while giving us a great story on top. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
50% Old (2021) It has a concept so within reach, but it completely fails in its execution in almost every way. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
86% Werewolves Within (2021) Werewolves Within is a smart, satirical, and all around fantastic time, serving viewers a wild whodunit with a lycanthrope twist. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2021
79% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow succeeds for the most part, but its placement in the timeline has this film feeling a bit off. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
98% My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To (2021) A heavy family drama that does something unique with vampiric mythology, striking a cord with its viewer in an unexpected way. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
67% Army Of The Dead (2021) Army of the Dead delivers great zombie carnage, funny comedic moments, and an unexpected, winding set of potential theories. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2021
91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) The film creates tension while holding onto that dread throughout, even amping up the suspense this time around. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
74% Cruella (2021) The Dalmatian-obsessed fashionista's backstory might not have been something we needed, but it sure is an unexpected, campy treat. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
26% The Woman in the Window (2021) Unfortunately, it's a tangled mess that fails to adequately tell the story it's so desperate to give us. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) It exudes a very neo-noir detective thriller feel, but with just enough gruesome and inventive traps we've come to expect. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2021
87% The Djinn (2021) A tense indie horror that offers more than expected. Set to an atmospheric score, there's a nice contrast to the terrors and hollowness of the monster; with a pulsating 80s soundtrack throughout. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
90% Together Together (2021) Together Together is a sweet comedy that explores the importance-and beauty-in platonic relationships. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
92% The Fallout (2021) With such heavy themes, the film approaches the subject with sensitivity and grace, but it doesn't hold back from exposing the dark reality we often don't see. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
83% Boys from County Hell (2020) Boys From County Hell is a horror-comedy with a uniquely fun take on vampires and the legend of Dracula-creating something fresh for the familiar tale. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
65% Paul Dood's Deadly Lunch Break (2021) Unabashedly cringe, endearing, and horrifying all at the same time, led by the charismatic Tom Meeten. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2021
82% Here Before (2021) An eloquent slow-burning thriller, tackling a mother's grief, with a standout performance by Andrea Riseborough. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
82% Offseason (2021) Offseason is an atmospheric and disorienting horror film that builds everything so beautifully, with a great payoff in the end - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2021
71% Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Broadcast Signal Intrusion has a great neo-noir style and an alluring concept that takes hold of you, but it doesn't quite reach its full potential. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2021
100% Introducing, Selma Blair (2021) Introducing, Selma Blair is such a raw look at her experiences and will educate so many on the effects of MS. Director Rachel Fleit does an exceptional job at capturing everything with a compassionate lens. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
100% Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021) Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror gives us a wonderful in-depth look at the subgenre and is a must-see for any horror fan. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
49% Coming 2 America (2021) Coming 2 America is a welcome return to the 1988 classic that feels like a loving tribute. Imperfect? Certainly. But entertaining nonetheless. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
75% Pixie (2021) Pixie is a fun British comedy-thriller, with charismatic performances and a wild plot. It can get a bit convoluted at times, but its style and plot shifts certainly keep you intrigued enough to forgive that. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
89% Supernova (2021) SUPERNOVA is a gripping story about love and how to deal with grief from a different perspective. With incredibly moving performances, the film is one that will tug at your heart and bring you to tears. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
78% Greenland (2020) It gives you the same feel as those classic popcorn movies, but it's Butler and Baccarin's performances that give it so much heart, taking the film to a refreshing new level. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
91% Little Fish (2021) A timely film, strangely enough, as it deals with a global crisis. But the love story at its core is the part that keeps you enthralled, giving viewers a sincere science-fiction romance hybrid. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
79% The Night (2021) A chilling horror film building consistent tension, both supernatural and other, to deliver unexpected psychological frights. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Writer and director Emerald Fennell does a phenomenal job balancing the serious themes with a level of dark humor that give it a unique style. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
91% End of Sentence (2020) A nice, mild drama with magnetic performances, a beautiful backdrop, and a touching story. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2021
86% Okja (2017) A slightly satirical look on our real life meat production, Okja realistically tackles the dark underbelly that we often don't think of when we consume our food. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
45% Mercy Black (2019) The story is seemingly inspired by the Slender Man but creates an interesting character all its own. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
19% The Bye Bye Man (2017) It never quite develops itself nor does it explain a lot of avoidable mistakes. It's one of those films that is so painful to watch that you wonder, did they make it this bad on purpose? - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
77% Split (2017) Split departs from anything writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has done before, bringing an honestly thrilling story to life, with one of his best twists since The Sixth Sense. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
71% Annabelle: Creation (2017) It's perhaps one of the most exciting connective twists I've seen in a horror film. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
3/5 27% The Vault (2017) Even when the plot finds itself predictable at times, and not quite jump-out-of-your-seat horrifying, it's still a solid thriller. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
76% Honeymoon (2014) Honeymoon is a twisted, unpredictable horror thriller that will leave you shocked in the end. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
3/5 52% Hubie Halloween (2020) It's nothing spectacular in terms of its story and execution, but it certainly provides some light humor against a nostalgic Halloween backdrop. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) A tale as old as time, but this new film brings a new life to the story, while holding true to all the magic of the original. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021
80% Willow Creek (2014) Willow Creek builds suspense in the most minimalist of ways, but the time it takes to get you there, combined with a short payoff, ultimately lets the viewer down. - Jordy Reviews It EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2021