Jude Dry

Jude Dry
Jude Dry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire
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T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 50% Porno (2019) This gory teen comedy blends laughably outrageous carnage with a legitimately scary plot to delightful ends. Throw in a winking fetish for cinephile culture and audiences are sure to go wild for the gutsy film. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
B+ 90% The Last Resort (2018) Sweet's work is a time capsule of a bygone era, preserved in glorious, saturated technicolor. He was the master of the unexpected composition, and in that sense, "The Last Resort" is a fitting tribute. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
D+ 13% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) A boring, cheeseball mess of a finale. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
B- 100% Driveways (2019) Ahn guides his gentle second feature with a measured hand, but he and his adorable kid protagonist can't jolt the sleepy narrative out of its familiar comfort zone. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
B+ 100% Ms. Purple (2018) It's a ripe topic Chon clearly feels deeply, rendered in beautiful cinematography and delicate storytelling. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
D 22% Miss Bala (2019) Even Rodriguez's smile can't salvage this disappointing remake, but at least it provides a welcome reminder to check out the movie that inspired it. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
B- 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everyone's gotta grow up sometimes, even animated movie franchises. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
C+ 19% Serenity (2019) As the many course corrections of "Serenity" unfold, leading up to one big reveal that explains the movie's arch tone, it is clear that Knight is entirely in control, though perhaps not in his right mind. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
B 85% Rust Creek (2019) Under McGowan's restrained direction, "Rust Creek" is an impressive example of good storytelling overriding budget and star power. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
D 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) This franchise should follow its own advice: Find a purpose, a way home, or show yourself the doggy door. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) Thanks to Netflix, billions of people around the world now think they can justify their hate with mediocre jokes as well. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
100% Canary (Kanarie) (2018) This surprisingly fun musical examines the effects of nationalism on a tender soul, and the bond of brotherhood among misfits. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
No Score Yet Tucked (2018) This feel-good comedy uses a cross-generational queer friendship to explore the nuances of gender in the drag world. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
C 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot really flounders with its obligatory message-mongering. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
B+ 61% Bel Canto (2018) Though Moore and Watanabe are the main focus, Bel Canto delivers the emotional payoff of a well-developed ensemble film. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
B+ 81% Quincy (2018) Drawing on extraordinary archival footage and intimate moments shot over the last five years, Jones and co-director Alan Hicks paint a human portrait of this larger-than-life figure. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
B+ 64% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) A delightful bit of teen fluff based on Cyrano de Bergerac, the movie deftly treads familiar ground while injecting some much-needed body positivity into the genre. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
C+ 12% Peppermint (2018) While it is refreshing to see a woman inhabit such a stereotypically macho movie role, the ingenuity of "Peppermint" stops there. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
B- 99% McQueen (2018) Those closest to [McQueen] seem content to make peace with the dueling spirits inside him, even if he could not. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
C 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) The flat intonation and lethargic matter-of-factness that made Offerman's Ron Swanson the wry backbone of "Parks & Recreation" feels too heavy for Frank Fisher. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
A- 81% That Summer (2018) Not only does the film breathe new life into an American family surrounded by tragic mythos, but it sheds light on a cinematic treasure that forever changed documentary filmmaking. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B+ 93% Beast (2018) Beast walks the line between taut psychological thriller and doomed genre romance. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
C- 64% Anything (2018) Anything is one more casualty in Hollywood's long history of ransacking transgender stories, which it does under the guise of paying homage without paying coins to those it claims to represent - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
C- 38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party is proof that even the funniest actors need good material, which makes it all the more disappointing that McCarthy wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, who is also her husband. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
A 100% Blowin' Up (2018) The movie does have a verdict: It's time to change up the way we police, criminalize, and vilify sex workers without hearing their stories. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
C+ 69% The Seagull (2018) Theater lovers will enjoy seeing these actors take on such iconic roles, but they'll find themselves wishing they were seeing the same great talent on the stage. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
A 73% The Misandrists (2018) LaBruce makes room for a nuanced critique of gender essentialism even as he celebrates this male-free utopia is what elevates The Misandrists beyond a merely (admittedly very) satisfying rendering of a salacious premise. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
B 83% Alex Strangelove (2018) Landing somewhere between Love, Simon and Superbad, Alex Strangelove is a strange delight indeed. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
B 94% 1985 (2018) It is a haunting elegy for a generation of gay men. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
A- 89% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Wild Nights With Emily may be Olnek's most political film to date, one that could forever change the narrative of the world's most famous woman poet. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
B- 91% Love, Simon (2018) It's too bad that the movie isn't as vibrant, funny, and entertaining as the community it wishes to represent - but it's a start. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
A- 100% Traffic Stop (2017) [Kate] Davis has created a deeply moving portrait of a woman whose life is turned upside down by callous police brutality and racism. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B- 89% Knife Skills (2017) While certainly a worthwhile story, the film feels as hastily made as the kitchen's mouthwatering offerings, though the result is not quite as tasty. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B+ 100% Heroin(e) (2017) [Elaine McMillion] Sheldon's choice to follow three women pays off in a big way, keeping the viewer engaged and presenting a fuller picture of the former industrial town. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C+ 78% Edith+Eddie (2017) "Edith+Eddie" boasts executive producers Steve James and Cher, which will no doubt garner some interest, but this basic treatment plays like an expanded news item. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
A- 100% Heaven Is a Traffic Jam On the 405 (2016) Frank Stiefel's fascinating portrait of the artist Mindy Alper has many layers, almost as many as the wire spirals of Alper's whimsical and haunting sculptures. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C+ 91% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) [Sydney] Freeland is clearly having fun behind the camera, but broad and superficial performances mean the fun doesn't always translate. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
A- 96% One of Us (2017) One of Us offers a rare window into a highly insular community that is often misunderstood, or tacitly sanctioned for fear of stoking anti-semitism. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
B+ 100% Susanne Bartsch: On Top (2018) ... the Susanne Bartsch legacy endures just as brightly as it began. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B+ 83% Monogamish (2017) Monogamish is like a starter course in the prevailing thinking around non-monogamy as taught by its foremost writers, philosophers, and therapists. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
A- 43% A Worthy Companion (2017) Tightly written and sensitively rendered, the devastating film is propelled by masterful performances, led by a bewitching Wood in the role she was born to play. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
B- 100% My Days of Mercy (2017) The movie doesn't buckle under the weight of its ambitions, and in straining to find the light it ends up engaging and compelling - even if it is overly complex. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
D+ 39% Leap! (2017) Leap! wants to be a grand jeté, but it's stuck in first position. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B 100% Check It (2016) Check It is a powerful and electrifying film, full of characters who exude wisdom, authenticity, and bravado. Their lives beg telling, but this is only half the story. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
A- 94% Princess Cyd (2017) Anchored by complicated, smart, funny women, Princess Cyd is a rare delight of a film and a model for others to follow. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
B+ 44% Rough Night (2017) Downs and Aniello's script takes many unexpected turns, building to a satisfyingly outrageous conclusion. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
A- 71% They (2017) Though Ghazvinizadeh's voice is wholly her own, Kiarostami's influence is all over They. And if you're going to borrow from someone, one of the most singular filmmakers of the last 50 years isn't a bad place to start. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
B- 45% Everything, Everything (2017) Everything, Everything is not for everyone, but it will satisfy a certain subset of teenage girls who are compelled by watching fragile girls come-of-age with the help of a pretty boy. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
B- 18% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch won't blow anything out of the water (except for the boat it sets on fire), but it will certainly make a splash. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
B 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The lesson to stop and smell the roses. (Or in this case, drink the vino). That lesson, like the charm of a restrained romance that unfolds over a few days on the road in Europe, is one that never gets old. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017