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Kevin Jagernauth

Kevin Jagernauth
Kevin Jagernauth's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, The Playlist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
F 11% The Snowman (2017) There might be some grim pleasure in watching the film as an unintentional comedy, but it won't take away the depression of seeing so much good talent and potential go completely to waste. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
C 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's almost as if director Angela Robinson and co. didn't want to take the story out of its protective mylar bag, when a little bit of grit would've done wonders. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
C 10% Euphoria (2017) For a film that literally isolates its characters from the rest of the world to confront each other head on, the drama plays more conventional than challenging.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
C 75% Kodachrome (2017) "Kodachrome" was beloved by shutterbugs for its gorgeous, elegant, bright colors. There is no such grace in this film, which plods along with all the form and function of a disposable camera.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
C 64% Chappaquiddick (2017) "Chappaquiddick" is reminder that while Camelot had its fair share of tragedy, none of the Kennedys were angels - but we already knew that, right?‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
B 92% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2017) You might not understand what the hell is happening in "Let The Corpses Tan," but you'll certainly never be bored.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
C+ 50% The Unicorn Store (2017) While the film may not entirely hang together, the stakes are low, and its bright spots point toward a promising future for the behind the camera talent.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
C 91% Beast (2017) "Beast" is not short on surprises, even if they don't all work, but the biggest one of all may be the filmmaker, who marks himself as one to watch.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
D 13% Submergence (2016) "Submergence" not only leaves the talent involved underwater, but the audience also longs for anything of significance to cling to. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B+ 75% Outside In (2017) Lynn Shelton and Jay Duplass have made careers out of finding the complexities within everyday, ordinary characters, and it's arguable that pair have never been better than with "Outside In." ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B 43% Woman Walks Ahead (2017) Well-crafted, ably told and manages to connect with its earnest good intentions and desire to please.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
B+ 92% Disobedience (2017) Sebastian Lelio once again shows a remarkable sensitivity to the challenges women face, particularly those who are marginalized by their age or identity.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
D 31% Mary Shelley (2017) Elle Fanning is serviceable, but left undone by a story that doesn't give Mary an arc so much as a linear, Wikipedia style journey through her life.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
B+ 95% The Death of Stalin (2017) Armando Iannucci, always a sharp observer of the complex motivations that fuel political behavior, doesn't miss a beat.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
D 81% Brad's Status (2017) The movie becomes a monologue from someone you quickly realize you don't really want to get to know.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
C 31% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) Dull and dry.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
A- 90% I, Tonya (2017) Superb. The "Goodfellas" of figure skating.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
B 94% Molly's Game (2017) What Sorkin's writing can't gloss over is his lack of experience behind the camera, and it's what makes "Molly's Game" a mostly good movie instead of a great one. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
B- 74% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) Just as many sports movies before have done, and many more will after, "Borg/McEnroe" shines a light on the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness. It's just a shame that the movie itself doesn't have the same ambition.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
C 57% On Chesil Beach (2018) Much like its characters, "On Chesil Beach" always appears ready to go the distance, but acts tentatively when the moment arrives.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
D 63% Papillon (2017) No, it's not. That's the answer to the obvious question that will be asked about whether or not Michael Noer's remake of Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman's classic "Papillon" is as good as the original.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
B 83% West of Sunshine (2017) A drama crafted with precision and feeling, "West of Sunshine" succeeds admirably with its modest ambitions, as Jason Raftopoulos puts himself on the horizon as one to watch.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
C+ 89% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) If nothing else, Reybaud's debut flaunts his knack for casting, particularly with the lead performance by Pascal Cervo.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
C 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Just as Philip is nearly fearful and in awe of Rachel, Roger Michell's film feels similarly bound to Daphne Du Maurier's source material. You wind up wishing that that someone had spiked the tisane of the moviemakers with a bit of bourbon. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
B 88% Pop Aye (2017) Playing out as a hybrid of Planes, Trains & Automobiles and the Simpsons episode Bart Gets An Elephant with arthouse sensibilities, Tan populates the picture with an eclectic array of characterful encounters.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
B 93% Logan (2017) "Logan" is the bleakest vision of Wolverine yet, but also hands down the best treatment the character has received on the big screen in the fifteen plus years Hugh Jackman has inhabited the role.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
C- 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) "A Cure For Wellness" is an exercise in watching a film continually stifle itself at its most compelling moments.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
B 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) A bullet-riddled blast.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
B 72% Dayveon (2017) "Dayveon," the debut film from Amman Abbasi, acts as a calling card for strong directorial talents that are first displayed here, but are sure flourish even more powerfully in future efforts.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
A 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) A thrillingly compassionate, deceptively simple, and wholly invested look at a capable older woman with a lively mind coping with a series of common misfortunes.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
B No Score Yet Home (2016) It's the film's overall restraint which makes Home stand out.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
C- 79% Magnus (2016) A profile that certainly admires Carlsen, but does little to uncover the methodology or magic behind the dazzling display he demonstrates on the board.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
C 64% Kill Me Please (Mate-me por favor) (2017) The stylized filmmaking does little to hide the emptiness at the core of the picture.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
C 86% Divines (2016) An odd collection of strident single notes.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
B 56% Rules Don't Apply (2016) If its somewhat unfocused narrative comes at the cost at a picture that could be more cohesive and concise, it still gifts viewers with characters and an era that's entertaining to explore.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
C 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) "The Girl On The Train" leaves you wishing it had been a little more willing to go off the rails.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
B- 93% Blue Jay (2016) Penned by Duplass, Blue Jay contains his usual, careful attention to creating characters that feel drawn from real life.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
D- 10% I.T. (2016) A colossal waste of time, a 14K dial-up in the time of fiber optic.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
C 72% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) More conceptually interesting than actually entertaining.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
D 56% City of Tiny Lights (2016) Rather rote material, feeling like a beefed up episode of Law & Order.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
D 50% The Promise (2017) Didactic yet generic.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B 92% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) While the film never reaches the kind of emotional peaks of James' best work ... Abacus: Small Enough To Jail is no less compelling.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
D- 31% The Assignment (2017) The film is far too dumb to cause any offense, except perhaps on good taste.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
C- 54% The Belko Experiment (2017) Often feels like a half-formed sketch of a script brought to life, rather than something that warrants a tiresome sequel tease at the end.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
C 74% Headshot (2017) Kinetic momentum is consistently underdone by the film's bland story.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
D 82% My Blind Brother (2016) "My Blind Brother" is certainly the best version of this script you'll get thanks to the cast, but it's also a painful viewing experience to see such potential so thoroughly wasted, and such magnetism dulled off.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B No Score Yet In the Radiant City (2016) Smolders with intelligence, empathy for its characters, and a rare resistance to give them an easy out or pat resolution. ‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
D 87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Lifeless and lackluster.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2016
B+ 95% Tramps (2016) A marvel to watch unfold.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
C 85% Lion (2016) While Lion isn't the kind of drama that demands risky storytelling, it is one that has within it a whole world of emotional topography that is disappointingly scrolled over instead of mapped out.‐ The Playlist
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016