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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Darkest Hour (2017) ... manages to capture Churchill's high-profile charisma as well as his eccentricities during the film's quieter and more contemplative moments.‐ Cinemalogue.com
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50% The Pirates of Somalia (2017) ... never makes the case that Jay is the character most worthy of our attention or sympathy.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
0% November Criminals (2017) ... begins as a mildly compelling examination of grief and catharsis before detouring into contrived vigilante territory.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
75% Hollow in the Land (2017) This gritty low-budget thriller hints at intriguing character-driven issues beneath the surface that are compromised by formulaic plotting.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
94% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) ... manages moments of unsettling and heartbreaking authenticity, thanks in part to Kim's perceptive performance.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
100% Mr. Roosevelt (2017) ... sharply observed, with an endearing quirky sense of humor and a genuine affection for its setting.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Even for those familiar with its subject, the film is compelling and insightful.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) This awkwardly titled character study overdoses on quirks and stale platitudes about social and legal injustice, leaving its intriguing title character in search of a better film.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
50% Kepler's Dream (2017) ... heartfelt and modestly charming, yet the flat characters and contrived screenplay don't offer much incentive for emotional investment.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
93% The Disaster Artist (2017) The point is well taken - that both projects unapologetically deserve a place in the cinematic landscape, quality be damned.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
94% The Shape of Water (2017) ... showcases the versatility of a director in top form without drowning in sanctimony or sentiment.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) ... a slight and innocuous effort that lacks the wit and sophistication of his better works.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
97% Coco (2017) ... both amusing and touching, using a celebration of death to prompt a fresh perspective on life.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The classic story of redemption still resonates, but in this case, the author is less compelling than his characters.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
92% Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) (2017) Amid some structural deficiencies, the result is both persuasive and visually striking.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
14% Lost in Florence (2017) Between its narrative clichés and flat characters, the film doesn't provide much incentive to care whether the lost protagonist finds himself.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) By lacking subtlety and tugging too aggressively at the heartstrings, this well-meaning drama misses an opportunity to be more impactful.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
77% Sweet Virginia (2017) Strong performances elevate this slow-burning thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
48% Porto (2017) The two actors have an appealing chemistry that conveys both intimacy and poignancy.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
20% Cook Off! (2017) ... neither witty nor insightful in its comic observations, instead relying on low-brow gags and stereotypes out of desperation.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
70% Angelica (2017) It remains cold and emotionally distant, and not especially creepy, only somewhat redeemed by an intensely wacko finale that at least should generate discussion afterward.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
29% Almost Friends (2017) The two stars develop an offbeat chemistry, although the screenplay pushes an abundance of cutesy contrivances to muddle the emotional payoff.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) ... fluffy and innocuous, unlikely to have even a fraction of the lasting impact of the characters and fantasy world spawned by its subject, which is just as well.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
71% The Price (2017) Ameen's performance is heartfelt, yet the film needs more polished insight.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
40% Amanda and Jack Go Glamping (2017) ... provides some scattered quirky laughs, although it strains to be heartwarming and stumbles while attempting to satirize the social-media age.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) ... features slick visuals and a first-rate ensemble cast, yet falters in the second half, when the central whodunit should be at its most suspenseful.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) This exhilarating mix of biting dark comedy and taut crime drama showcases some terrific performances and a sharp-tongued script packed with incisive sociopolitical subtext.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
91% Thelma (2017) This examination of spirituality and independence is mildly unsettling and provocative, yet ultimately bogs down by trying to juggle too many disparate elements.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
82% Mayhem (2017) ... skewers white-collar corporate snobbery through its abundant brutality and gore, gleefully choreographed to maximize the visceral impact.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Lacking both good taste and good cheer, it reeks of a cash grab for all involved.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Even if it feels like a missed opportunity at times, the film is handsomely mounted and spotlights an intriguing historical footnote with flair.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
92% Super Dark Times (2017) Beneath the surface, there's a sincere exploration of friendship and loss of innocence, delivered with conviction by a sharp young cast.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
26% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) As this far-fetched scenario plays out, the primary characters lack both sympathy and charm, not to mention logic.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) Although its emotional uplift spills over into sentimentality, a pair of strong performances boost this heartfelt directorial debut.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
54% LBJ (2017) ... a consistently compelling history lesson, which puts the spotlight on a man forced to navigate the country through one of the most pivotal periods of the last century.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) ... modestly suspenseful and unsettling without turning heavy-handed.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) Gerwig's screenplay reflects sincerity and compassion in its depiction of a young woman striving for independence while balancing adolescent obligations.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) it delivers for Miike devotees, although the film itself needs to be sliced.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) ... although the satirical targets are broad, the film is both muddled and obvious, lacking the depth to distinguish itself among the other cookie-cutter cinematic houses in Anytown, USA.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) ... would be more persuasive with a subtler touch, which could retain its raw authenticity while deepening the valuable underlying message.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) ... a bizarre tale of guilt and revenge that's both pretentious and provocative, a haunting character study that's difficult to embrace but even harder to ignore.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
100% The Work (2017) Catharsis for both the prisoners and the outsiders isn't easy to achieve, yet worth the effort.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
81% The Square (2017) While Ostlund's reach sometimes exceeds his grasp, it's unsettling, even confusing, but also captivating.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
82% Loving Vincent (2017) The effort might outweigh the impact in this unique tribute to Vincent van Gogh, but what an effort it is.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Conceptually simple yet completely unique, the charming film is both intensely personal and poignantly universal.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
54% Crash Pad (2017) The film's annoying casual misogyny and tiresome bickering derail any consistent comic momentum toward a predictable resolution.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
57% Acts of Vengeance (2017) The smartest aspect of this formulaic low-budget vigilante thriller are the Marcus Aurelius quotes that introduce each chapter.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
71% Wonderstruck (2017) Although it struggles to become something deeper and more profound, as the title might suggest, it scores according to its modest ambitions.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
78% The Strange Ones (2018) Mood prevails over narrative momentum in this elliptical drama that's admirable for its vision even as it keeps its characters at a frustrating emotional distance.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
83% Never Here (2017) ... mildly compelling but mostly pretentious thriller that emphasizes atmosphere over plot.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017