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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
39% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
92% Hidden Figures (2017) ... a valuable history lesson with plenty of built-in drama that eventually takes off.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
89% 20th Century Women (2017) Its evocative re-creation transports you to a very specific time without resorting to cheap nostalgia.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
36% Sugar Mountain (2016) Beneath the picturesque snowy Alaskan landscapes, there's not much suspense in this hollow thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
95% Neruda (2016) Evocative and dramatically compelling, the film drifts between fantasy and reality in a way that Neruda himself would appreciate.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
85% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) Considering its subject, this documentary is appropriately breezy and charismatic.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
66% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
70% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
76% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
89% Elle (2016) The twisty screenplay is both subversive and provocative, and even perversely humorous as it pushes boundaries and genre conventions.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
79% Evolution (2016) The deliberately paced film maintains a frustrating emotional distance and leaves more questions than answers with regard to narrative intent.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
55% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
95% Moana (2016) ... a crowd-pleaser that's worthwhile for more than just boosting holiday toy sales.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
46% The Take (Bastille Day) (2016) The urban Parisian locales form an intriguing backdrop for an otherwise formulaic action thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
76% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) ... offers a moderately gritty depiction of junkie culture and the British homeless scene, although those tend to be overshadowed by Bob's cutesy antics to lighten the mood.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
0% Life on the Line (2016) The bravery is undermined by the aggressively clichéd screenplay and its focus on behind-the-scenes bickering.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
89% Blood On The Mountain (2016) This insightful documentary shines a worthwhile spotlight on a legacy of struggles involving blue-collar miners and their unions, and energy companies who place profit over worker safety and environmental concerns.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) ... covers familiar thematic territory but conveys a genuine bittersweet poignancy that sidesteps clichés of family dysfunction and healing.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) There are moments of frustration and exhilaration sprinkled throughout this provocative if muddled thriller that weaves a compelling tale of obsession, revenge and murder without allowing its excesses to spill over into high camp.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) This perceptive coming-of-age saga overcomes some familiar girl-power trappings about a disenfranchised loner by conveying a raw authenticity that's both refreshing and amusing.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
71% Bleed For This (2016) ... a mediocre biopic that tends to pull its punches‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
78% The Monster (2016) ... hints at greater ambition considering genre conventions, but the film's flat characters and predictable twists greatly diminish the suspense.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
48% Almost Christmas (2016) There are some scattered laughs along the way, although the screenplay functions as a checklist of dysfunctional family clichés with eye-rolling contrivances and an aggressive push for seasonal sentimentality.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
95% Gimme Danger (2016) What it lacks in depth, this documentary compensates by capturing the eclectic spirit of its subject.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
70% Trash Fire (2016) The characters are so abrasive and unsympathetic that you wish they'd all just crash and burn.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
77% Into The Forest (2016) Such a scenario is provocative in an age of technological overload, but the screenplay turns into a muddled mood piece rather than capitalizing on its inherent urgency.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) While the message might not be subtle, it's driven home with heartfelt conviction.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
89% Loving (2016) ... provocative and poignant, bolstered by strong performances and an evocative sense of time and place.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
46% Dog Eat Dog (2016) The loopy performances, character quirks and throwback visual gimmicks help to disguise the more formulaic genre elements in the script, although the film never finds an emotional entry point amid its onslaught of bloody nihilism.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016) The ridiculous concept manages a few broad laughs, but the characters are consistently more obnoxious than endearing.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
62% Rainbow Time (2016) ... audacious in the way it portrays a developmentally challenged adult as an insensitive jerk without seeming insensitive itself.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
74% Trolls (2016) The splashy 3D visuals and frenetic pacing might captivate small children, even if the slapstick result is shallow and forgettable.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
97% Aquarius (2016) Sonia Braga's wonderful portrayal of an aging Brazilian matriarch drives this deliberately paced character study.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016