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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
94% 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
88% 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
81% Mayhem (2017) ... skewers white-collar corporate snobbery through its abundant brutality and gore, gleefully choreographed to maximize the visceral impact.‐ Cinemalogue.com
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17% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Lacking both good taste and good cheer, it reeks of a cash grab for all involved.‐ Cinemalogue.com
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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
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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
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100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) ... modestly suspenseful and unsettling without turning heavy-handed.‐ Cinemalogue.com
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100% 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
81% 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
26% 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
77% 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
78% 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
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80% The Square (2017) While Ostlund's reach sometimes exceeds his grasp, it's unsettling, even confusing, but also captivating.‐ Cinemalogue.com
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80% 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
58% 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
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73% 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
88% The Strange Ones (2017) 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
82% Never Here (2017) ... mildly compelling but mostly pretentious thriller that emphasizes atmosphere over plot.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
14% Geostorm (2017) Even by disaster-movie standards, this big-budget saga of meteorological mayhem is far-fetched and unconvincing.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
94% Dealt (2017) Magicians aren't supposed to reveal their secrets, but this compelling documentary provides plenty of insight.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) More exhausting than endearing, the film tries to jam every frame with as many sight gags and one-liners as possible, presumably to cover a plot that plays out like a silly Power Rangers-style superhero saga.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) What's especially alarming is how the film squanders talent on both sides of the camera.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
89% Only the Brave (2017) ... offers a timely tribute by putting a human face on those who combat rural wildfires.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
82% The Bachelors (2017) The emotional authenticity is compromised by familiarity and contrived catharsis.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) ... both an incisive history lesson and a potent glimpse into the power of protest that carries contemporary resonance.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
100% The Departure (2017) ... deals profoundly with matters of literal life-or-death urgency in a way that doesn't wallow in suffering, but also finds hope in Nemoto's mission and his abilities.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
51% Jungle (2017) Despite Radcliffe's committed portrayal, the film becomes muddled in the second half, meandering into flashbacks and hallucinations that don't add much suspense.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
50% Killing Gunther (2017) Arnold Schwarzenegger provides a jolt of energy to the final half-hour of this otherwise lackluster satire about bickering hitmen, as he sends up his image and action tropes in general with freewheeling bravado.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
88% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2017) There are plenty of differences to celebrate in this modestly amusing and heartfelt comedic thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
33% Leatherface (2017) ... features the requisite technical grit, yet lacks enough gore for genre aficionados and series completists - likely the only folks who will bother.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
32% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) You'd expect this portrait of the infamous whistleblower to contain more insight and suspense - and to fill in more gaps.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
76% Una (2017) Although the direction sometimes is overwrought, the result has a raw intensity in its character-driven moments that's both powerful and unsettling.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
83% Tom of Finland (2017) ... provides an intriguing glimpse into the relationship between art and commerce, set against a backdrop of cultural repression and restraint.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
20% 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (2017) As the title suggests, the outcome isn't in doubt in this lackluster survival drama.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
29% The Secret Scripture (2017) As the mystery unfolds, the film gradually strains credibility and becomes more formulaic in structure.‐ Cinemalogue.com
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93% Human Flow (2017) ... commendable as much for its exhaustive scope as for its thought-provoking message.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) The period drama seems overall too polished and safe, considering the scandalous and provocative subject matter.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
83% Marshall (2017) Despite its flaws, the film winds up doing justice to its true-life subject in a low-key and unassuming manner that Marshall himself would have probably appreciated.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) A pair of committed performances become lost amid a series of improbable twists and chilly contrivances.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
18% All Eyez on Me (2017) It's often so straightforward and celebratory that it lacks the rebellious spirit of its uniquely talented subject.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
76% Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017) As with other surfing documentaries, this portrait of the legendary big-wave daredevil has its best moments on the water.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
92% Walking Out (2017) Although it sometimes feels too bleak, it's well acted and evocatively captures its remote setting to the extent that you can almost feel the chill in the air.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
40% So B. It (2017) The scattered episodes of character-driven charm become lost amid the accumulating afflictions and strained attempts to yank at the heartstrings.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017