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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
57% Strange Weather (2017) ... a heartfelt and modestly poignant examination of maternal grief, yet it's consistently undermined by plot mechanics and clichés.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
31% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) Instead of any meaningful exploration of mental illness, the film exploits the affliction of its protagonist for a meandering romantic melodrama with an unconvincing final-act twist.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
92% Some Freaks (2017) What seems like an ordinary teenage comedy about cliques and bullying on the surface is actually a modestly perceptive and touching glimpse into the ways in which we transition from adolescence into adulthood.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
86% Wind River (2017) ... a stylish and suspenseful thriller that benefits as much from its evocative wintry landscapes as from its strong performances and its layered murder mystery.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
14% Planetarium (2017) Despite some visual flourishes and strong performances, the bilingual screenplay detours in different directions without establishing a firm foundation in character or tone.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
69% Pilgrimage (2017) ... more concerned with bloody fights and weaponry than any meaningful character or thematic depth.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) ... delivers some scattered frights to please fans of the series, although the script isn't original enough to generate much genuine suspense.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
89% Good Time (2017) This visceral crime thriller benefits from a fully committed performance from Robert Pattinson and a gritty visual texture.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
31% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) The latest example of aristocratic New Yorkers lamenting about failed relationships doesn't do justice to either Woody Allen or to the eponymous Simon & Garfunkel tune on the soundtrack.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
49% The Glass Castle (2017) Despite its muddled structure, the strong performances and even-handed perspective on irregular parenting and lasting family bonds successfully translates most of the narrative texture from page to screen.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
96% Step (2017) ... smartly keeps its focus behind the scenes, allowing us to root less for the team to grab a competition trophy and more for the steppers to graduate to a better life.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
36% Kidnap (2017) Halle Berry is much better at driving than she is at parenting in this lackluster child-abduction thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
33% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) The familiar concept produces some scattered laughs, but it's neither edgy nor sincere enough to make an emotional impact.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
86% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) Bolstered by Cervo's performance, the result is intriguing if meandering, with its adventure providing a few unexpected turns along the way.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Intense and provocative, it's a gripping and emotionally draining drama that is, by necessity, difficult to watch at times.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) What was an ambitious mix of genres and settings on the written page becomes a woefully incoherent mess of overwrought action and watered-down subtext that won't please either fans or newcomers.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
88% It Comes At Night (2017) The intimate film gets under the skin by examining paranoia, trust and fear of the unknown.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
87% Maudie (2017) While rough around the edges, Hawkins earns sympathy in a film that never panders or trivializes her character's afflictions.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) You don't have to be an artistic type to appreciate this affectionate documentary.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
73% Landline (2017) The blend of raunchy comedy and darker domestic drama is awkward, becoming caught up in final-act contrivances that essentially lead to ambiguous shoulder-shrugging.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
80% Killing Ground (2017) The narrative strategy starts to feel like a gimmick to disguise the formulaic nature of a story that culminates in some obligatory blood and gore.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
88% Girls Trip (2017) ... amuses primarily because of its scattered big laughs, unique cultural perspective, and the breezy chemistry between its stars‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
84% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) ... an awkward mix of sports underdog saga and political thriller, yet even when its edges are soft instead of sharp, the crowd-pleasing result provides depth and historical insight.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) This visually ambitious science-fiction epic values spectacle over substance, with the dazzling technical proficiency unable to compensate for a pretentious storyline that becomes lost in space.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
45% Person to Person (2017) While it manages some scattered moments that are both amusing and affecting, the disjointed film doesn't yield much of a cumulative effect.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
94% Menashe (2017) Bittersweet yet charming, it's both intimate and relatable for parents everywhere.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
13% A Family Man (2017) Some truths about corporate greed and absentee parenting are buried deep within this superficial redemption melodrama that's more predictable than provocative.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
5% The Last Face (2017) ... an ill-conceived attempt to shine a light on human-rights atrocities featuring a tone-deaf perspective that tends to exploit victims of war and oppression in favor of glorifying their outsider rescuers.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Even if the well-choreographed fights, chases and shootouts don't add up to much, they do provide quite the adrenaline rush.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
20% Austin Found (2017) ... struggles to generate much emotional investment in its off-putting characters or their plight.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
78% The Wrong Light (2017) If only some manipulative filmmaking hadn't gotten in the way, this documentary exposing the unethical tactics of a Thailand charity could have been more impactful.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
93% Swallows and Amazons (2017) Celebrating childhood innocence and the power of imagination, this old-fashioned charmer might ultimately appeal more to nostalgic adults than kids in the social-media age.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
86% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) Slight but amusing, the innocuous film takes advantage of its surroundings, highlighted by a throwback style of slapstick and vaudeville-style comedy accompanied by a charming dose of romantic whimsy.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) ... an uneven exploration of gender politics and socioeconomic class, but Pugh is a powerhouse.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
17% Blind (2017) A noteworthy cast is squandered in this woefully absurd redemption story.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
50% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (2017) Perhaps Schnabel could have assembled a more revealing look at his own life.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This transparent attempt to launch a franchise is visually ambitious, although with that comes a tendency to take itself way too seriously in an effort to justify the big-budget spectacle.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
43% Song to Song (2017) While scattered sequences are powerful, especially when paired with a diverse array of musical selections, the cumulative impact is muddled.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
36% Wolves (2017) On the basketball court, this gritty drama has some scoring ability. But off the court, it's an unconvincing mess of clichés.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
0% The Institute (2017) The tedious film traverses familiar lurid territory involving resourceful heroines and corrupt doctors.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
68% The Journey (2017) Although narrative contrivances seem to oversimplify the specifics, both lead actors bring depth and complexity to their roles.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
14% 2:22 (2017) The many contrivances diminish the potential for emotional investment in the characters - or figuring out what's happening to them and why.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
100% Swim Team (2017) It's easy to root for the inspirational youngsters, whose moving stories just might change your perspective regarding inclusion and disabilities.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
76% The Little Hours (2017) The subversive script deserves credit for audacity, yet the outrageous laughs start to wear thin well before the finish. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
50% Hickok (2017) Despite some stylish shootouts, this mildly compelling if haphazardly assembled oater lacks historical context and fires too many narrative blanks.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
99% City of Ghosts (2017) The powerful film is a tribute to their work, but also provides new insight into the Syrian conflict and explores the evolution of activism and journalism in the social-media age.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
91% A Ghost Story (2017) Even when it's difficult to grasp exactly what it's trying to say in some of its more head-scratching segments, the film commands appreciation for its vision and audacity. You might not see ghosts the same way again.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
0% Ripped (2017) Besides its prominent on-screen presence, marijuana also likely played a significant role in the conception of this low-brow comedy.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
91% In Pursuit of Silence (2017) Although the pace is deliberate, those in the right mindset should appreciate a film that doesn't need to speak to get its point across.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
44% The Bad Batch (2017) Despite its stylish originality, the overall impact is more tedious than suspenseful.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017