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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) Even if the overall impact is muddled, the provocative timeliness of this cynical drama provides an emotional gut-punch. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
0% All Roads Lead to Rome (2016) Apparently those roads are littered with clichés and contrivances. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
83% Sausage Party (2016) Some ingredients are missing, although there's a lively musical number and some clever sight gags and food puns along the way. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
33% Ali and Nino (2016) ... feels like a throwback in terms of its sweeping visual style, but isn't dramatically compelling to match. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
60% Burn Country (2016) Despite some atmospheric touches, the film doesn't offer much meaningful insight into the struggle of a man trying desperately to assimilate into a new culture. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
32% Railroad Tigers (2017) While it's nice to see Jackie Chan return to his familiar role as the scrappy underdog hero, this incoherent action comedy doesn't provide much else besides nostalgic appeal for his fans. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
43% Between Us (2017) The title characters in this low-budget romance spend so much time convincing each other of their affections, but they fail to convince the audience. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
5% Arsenal (2017) It's completely devoid of subtlety and surprise, relying only on an abundance of bloody violence and Cage's unhinged performance as the villain to deliver anything remotely compelling. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
84% Silence (2017) Deliberately paced yet quietly powerful, the introspective film indeed contains plenty of silence while speaking loudly about courage and conviction. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
37% Alone in Berlin (2017) This handsomely mounted and well-acted World War II drama lacks the narrative urgency to match its heartfelt sincerity. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 16, 2017
41% 100 Streets (2017) Despite a few powerful moments, any meaningful emotional resonance is severely compromised by the film's emphasis on eye-rolling contrivances and heavy-handed melodrama. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 13, 2017
17% The Crash (Jekyll Island) (2017) In its strained effort to get your blood boiling, the script trots out trite cliches that diminish the suspense. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 13, 2017
0% Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017) Amid all the gory visual gimmicks, it's impossible to sympathize with any of these spoiled brats or their attempts to survive the carnage. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 13, 2017
32% Monster Trucks (2017) Between the middling visual effects and the incoherent story, this oddity doesn't have enough adrenaline-fueled action to satisfy kiddos nor enough narrative logic to please adults. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 13, 2017
79% Patriots Day (2017) ... a slick and straightforward docudrama based on real events that generates enough suspense and emotional resonance to overcome its heavy-handed embellishments. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Jan 13, 2017
82% Julieta (2016) ... a modest yet compelling look at fractured families and unresolved hostility. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) While it lacks subtlety, the film captures the frustration of the working class, which is the filmmaker's hallmark, through a character that earns our sympathy and might also share our fury. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) While it doesn't shy away from the requisite blood and gore, the genre clichés and arbitrary twists diminish the suspense during the final act. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
31% Passengers (2016) After a promising takeoff, this science-fiction romance derails its intriguing futuristic premise about intergalactic travel with an abundance of cheesy melodrama in its second half. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
70% Sing (2016) ... an impressive technical achievement that features some amusing snippets, but despite a feisty underdog spirit, it becomes overloaded with quirks and hyperactivity. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
87% A Monster Calls (2017) ... a stylish and sophisticated coming-of-age fable. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
40% Why Him? (2016) Despite some painfully amusing awkwardness, this proud collection of gross-out gags and bodily-function humor strains to be edgy and outrageous but winds up running out of gas. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) While the length is daunting, the film never feels rambling or indulgent, offering rich characters, terrific performances and a visual texture that yield sympathy. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
96% Paterson (2016) The deliberately paced film rewards patience in its quiet observances of daily life and an almost poetic celebration of mundane details that shape our daily lives. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
95% Fences (2016) It's an evocative and powerful glimpse into the volatile dynamics of a working-class family that touches on some raw emotions in its darker moments, and to its credit, isn't always easy to watch as a result. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
93% Hidden Figures (2017) ... a valuable history lesson with plenty of built-in drama that eventually takes off. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
93% 20th Century Women (2017) Its evocative re-creation transports you to a very specific time without resorting to cheap nostalgia. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 28, 2016
66% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) ... neither shocking nor insightful as it scrutinizes the recklessness of contemporary teens with appropriate cynicism. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 16, 2016
40% Sugar Mountain (2016) Beneath the picturesque snowy Alaskan landscapes, there's not much suspense in this hollow thriller. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 16, 2016
24% Solace (2016) This silly potboiler might have been more at home on the small screen as a high-concept episode of a police procedural. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 16, 2016
96% Neruda (2016) Evocative and dramatically compelling, the film drifts between fantasy and reality in a way that Neruda himself would appreciate. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 16, 2016
12% Collateral Beauty (2016) The ill-conceived idea feels like it was rescued from the Hallmark Channel reject bin. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 16, 2016
84% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) Considering its subject, this documentary is appropriately breezy and charismatic. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 9, 2016
32% Abattoir (2016) Clearly aimed at those who prefer gratuitous gore to coherent storytelling, this lackluster thriller hints at fresh ideas that aren't realized. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 9, 2016
83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) ... juggles shifts in tone without overdosing on sentimentality, and the offbeat result is whimsical but wise. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 9, 2016
65% Frank & Lola (2016) There have been plenty of gritty indie films about tortured souls looking for love, but this one has better performances and more provocative insight than most. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 9, 2016
69% Miss Sloane (2016) ... aims to rile up moviegoers as much as entertain them, although by the end, it might not elicit more than a shrug. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 9, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) Heartfelt and ambitious, it won't make you think, but it will put a smile on your face. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 9, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Isabelle Huppert shines as a woman enduring a midlife crisis in this perceptive character study . ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
45% Pet (2016) ... doesn't get under the skin as intended, in part because of the obvious way the scheme unravels. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
11% Man Down (2016) The film's jumbled narrative structure drains much of the suspense, while the manipulative twists lack subtlety and surprise. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
77% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) While the deliberately paced film subverts genre expectations with some stylish visual flourishes, any deeper meaning behind the nonchalant gore and the psychological effects on its protagonist remains muddled. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Dec 2, 2016
60% War Dogs (2016) This cynical examination of the economics of war fails to make a deeper impression in part because its smug characters are so unsympathetic. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) ... a contemporary Western that doesn't fall victim to genre pitfalls. In other words, there's more depth and complexity here than a simple manhunt leading to a climactic showdown. Yet it still dishes out some old-fashioned frontier justice. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016
88% Elle (2016) The twisty screenplay is both subversive and provocative, and even perversely humorous as it pushes boundaries and genre conventions. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016
93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Even if some of the drama feels manufactured, the result is still visually striking and emotionally powerful. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016
91% Always Shine (2016) ... offers a character-based exploration of insecurity and gender politics that provides depth even amid some narrative gimmicks. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016
78% Evolution (2016) The deliberately paced film maintains a frustrating emotional distance and leaves more questions than answers with regard to narrative intent. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016
54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty's longtime passion project about the reclusive billionaire is a breezy and amusing throwback tale of celebrity, gossip, romance and affluence in 1950s Hollywood. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016
61% Allied (2016) ... succeeds more in evoking better films from a bygone era than breaking new ground on its own. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Nov 25, 2016