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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% The Alchemist Cookbook (2016) ... generates only sporadic tension within its remote setting, and its ambiguity with regard to key details becomes frustrating. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 7, 2016
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The provocative nature of this salute to grassroots activism and examination of systemic racism extends beyond its eye-catching title. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 7, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) By the time the big twists come, the characters have become so unlikeable and the story has rendered itself so detached from reality that any meaningful emotional payoff is significantly muted. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 7, 2016
40% Flock Of Dudes (2016) You might ditch your friends, too, if they're anything like the obnoxious "bros" in this stale comedy. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
81% Denial (2016) ... recognizes that the film's intrigue lies not in the bickering of two polarizing authors, but in a broader investigation of social boundaries and freedom of speech. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
31% Masterminds (2016) ... must have been robbed of its laughs. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) ... stylish and evocative, telling the story with a conventional structure but a palpable sense of urgency. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Too often, it turns into an exercise in style over substance that tries to conform to expectations rather than stand out. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Oct 3, 2016
77% Goat (2016) ... explores in convincing detail the legacy of unabated white privilege and sadistic macho posturing that pervades such organizations. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 26, 2016
53% The Dressmaker (2016) It's difficult to sympathize with any of these characters through the awkward shifts in tone. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 26, 2016
100% Silicon Cowboys (2016) ... a tribute to underdog entrepreneurs with some amusing nostalgic touches ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
69% Operation Avalanche (2016) The concept requires significant suspension of disbelief and a tolerance for Johnson's smugness, but the result is a clever and amusing lark. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
83% Kicks (2016) The raw authenticity demonstrates with heartfelt conviction how innocent youngsters become caught in cycles of inner-city poverty and violence, and it doesn't offer easy answers. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
67% Finding Altamira (Altamira) (2016) ... too often detours into silly subplots that minimize the moral complexity and trivialize the fascinating true-life source material. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
15% Mr. Church (2016) Murphy's understated portrayal is a highlight in an otherwise heavy-handed examination of the way in which troubled souls come together to form surrogate families. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
36% Blair Witch (2016) ... works too hard to justify its contrived concept, perhaps anticipating scrutiny of the logical gaps too numerous to mention. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) ... feels more like a subdued interpretation of recent history that misses an opportunity to become something more incendiary, especially during an election year. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) ... fascinating even if you don't know about the subjects or their work. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
12% I.T. (2016) The eye-rolling twists and formulaic storytelling compromise any suspense in this uninspired cautionary tale. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
81% My Blind Brother (2016) ... breaks down taboos with sardonic wit and surprising tenderness, and the result is both mischievous and heartfelt in its examination of sibling rivalry. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
92% Queen of Katwe (2016) There's a decent strategy to this slick biopic about a teenage chess prodigy from Uganda that manages to be heartwarming without turning excessively sappy. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
63% Storks (2016) A quirky and subversive concept loses any meaningful substance amid all the 3D spectacle. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) ... generates a decent camaraderie among its culturally diverse ensemble cast, yet rather than exploring new territory in the Old West, it too often treads familiar ground amid all the bullets and bravado. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
85% Sully (2016) ... a vivid and intimate glimpse into the buildup and aftermath of the crash, both inside and outside the cockpit. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
15% The Wild Life (2016) The sight gags and one-liners are much too tepid for all but the smallest and least discriminating children. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
13% Ithaca (2016) The heavy-handed execution diminishes its emotional impact. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
100% Transpecos (2016) ... retains an even-handed approach to its provocative subject matter and an evocative grasp of its harsh setting. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
77% London Road (2016) The cumulative effect is amusing and provocative. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Even if the film seems too accepting of the ruse on the surface, it's fascinating stuff whether or not you know the real story. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 9, 2016
80% The Intervention (2016) These are characters we've generally seen before and don't care to revisit. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
35% Max Rose (2016) Some powerful character-driven moments are compromised by the far-fetched plotting in the script. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
71% White Girl (2016) ... offers a moderately provocative look at racial profiling, gender politics, the justice system, and more, but overall seems more interested in pushing buttons than generating emotional depth for its characters. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
60% Zoom (2016) ... features enough visual and narrative audacity to offset its more strained absurdities. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
12% The Sea of Trees (2016) ... a muddled and relentlessly downbeat examination of marriage and mortality that's more pretentious than profound. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
40% Morgan (2016) Much of the first hour is slow and muddled, and once the pace picks up in the third act, much of the narrative logic is thrown out the window. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) ... fails to illuminate the depth of the inner turmoil of its central characters, who instead become lost in a melodramatic fog. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Sep 2, 2016
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) ... provides plenty of rewarding moments and clever twists that effuse its central mystery with some emotional relevance. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
59% Bad Moms (2016) The wish-fulfillment fantasy hits the mark only for those who buy into the mayhem involving women behaving badly. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
87% Mia Madre (2016) ... overcomes some melodramatic contrivances with a careful balance of humor and pathos. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
83% In Order of Disappearance (2016) The witty ability of the tongue-in-cheek screenplay to poke fun at genre conventions with deadpan amusement allows the film to overcome its own formulaic tendencies. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) ... produces more cheap thrills than consistent suspense, and it fails to generate much sympathy for its dim-witted protagonists. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
47% Complete Unknown (2016) Two beguiling performances cannot rescue this muddled romantic mystery about redemption, reconciliation and mistaken identity. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
91% Southside With You (2016) ... scores by keeping its focus simple and its ambitions modest. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) ... hits the highlights of his life and career without offering much depth or context outside of what fans likely already know. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
64% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) ... unfocused and excessively somber, managing only a fraction of the intended emotional impact. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
89% Morris from America (2016) The father-son dynamic forms an emotional anchor. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) ... a provocative glimpse into technology and the power of innovation that shows both the endless benefits and the inherent dangers of constant connectivity. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
83% Imperium (2016) An audacious performance by Daniel Radcliffe boosts this modestly provocative cop thriller above its formulaic trappings. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) ... filled with intoxicating dreamlike imagery, from its rich background texture to unique character details. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
25% Ben-Hur (2016) The prior film makes this inferior effort - which lacks subtlety, emotional pull, and basic character development - seem rather pointless. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016