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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Tehran Taboo (2018) Although the themes are familiar, the urgency strikes a resonant chord that transcends borders.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
84% The Party (2018) The strong ensemble cast occasionally enlivens this muddled satire, which neither provides enough big laughs nor stirs up sufficient outrage.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
26% Nostalgia (2018) While the intentions might be heartfelt, the deliberately paced execution feels heavy-handed, only occasionally earning the level of poignancy it aspires to convey.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Multilayered storytelling and complex characters invigorate this thematically familiar domestic drama.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
19% Looking Glass (2018) The ubiquitous Cage is more understated than usual these days, which is a drawback since that consequently spotlights the uninspired film's tedious incoherence.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) ... features plenty of arbitrary twists to bump up the weirdness quotient, yet somehow also builds suspense through its twisted tale of deception and revenge.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
81% Early Man (2018) ... has enough fast-paced antics for children without pandering or sacrificing more sophisticated gags for adults.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
60% Entanglement (2018) For a film that requires an emotional buy-in, the characters lack sufficiently realistic grounding.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
9% Basmati Blues (2018) Larson's charismatic screen presence can't elevate such woefully lackluster material.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
58% Peter Rabbit (2018) More obnoxious than charming, this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's book tosses aside the author's gentle storytelling style in favor of aggressively chaotic mayhem filling every frame.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) ... doesn't provide a proper tribute to their bravery, in part because of misguided casting and script decisions.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
0% The Music of Silence (2018) ... takes a mostly hagiographic approach, eschewing subtlety while traversing familiar territory about overcoming obstacles.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
71% Like Me (2018) This offbeat and ultraviolent crime drama lacks the narrative dexterity to match its visual ambition.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) The magnetic Vega and the film as a whole deserve credit for conveying a message of acceptance that feels relevant without turning heavy-handed.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) The crisply detailed animation is colorful and vibrant. However, the screenplay suffers from awkward dialogue, predictable narrative twists and anachronisms, and earnest platitudes.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
13% Winchester (2018) ... shoves much of its true-life historical context to the background in favor of standard-issue haunted house fare.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) ... resolves some of the narrative cliffhangers from its two predecessors, with the only labyrinth left to navigate being a tangle of science-fiction clichés.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
39% Den of Thieves (2018) It's all testosterone-fueled swagger and tough-guy posturing, without much meaningful character development as the lines blur between heroes and villains.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
66% The Wall (2017) This moderately suspenseful showdown on the front lines features committed performances even as it struggles to generate enough narrative momentum to justify its feature length.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
56% Freak Show (2018) ... benefits from an eclectic cast but unfortunately detours into a predictable and heavy-handed political satire.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
54% 12 Strong (2018) Instead of emphasizing what made the Horse Soldiers stand out, the film is content to portray them as assembly-line action heroes.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
74% Small Town Crime (2018) A strong cast is saddled with a formulaic redemption story in this energetic low-budget crime thriller with a mildly amusing throwback vibe.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
86% The Road Movie (2018) The alternately hilarious and harrowing result offers a glimpse into life in contemporary working-class Russia, even if it shortchanges any broader context or insight.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
72% Mom and Dad (2018) There are enough clever touches along the way to compensate for some formulaic execution.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
21% Forever My Girl (2018) It's difficult to imagine two people less suited for one another than the lovebirds in this eye-rolling redemption tale.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) ... uses its remarkable access to capture some powerfully candid moments, especially leading up to the apprehensive transition of power.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
92% Saturday Church (2018) ... primarily deserves credit for conveying a message of tolerance that's more heartfelt than heavy-handed.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) ... retains plenty of gentle charm while not becoming burdened by prior success or expectations.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
90% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) ... crafts a compelling framework to discuss lingering Middle East tensions and sociopolitical issues that are felt around the world.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
0% Acts of Violence (2018) The film's threadbare dialogue and obvious gaps in logic cancel out any excitement generated by the action sequences or any sincerity in the performances.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
81% Blame (2018) Although Shephard sensitively navigates some tricky territory, her film never achieves much of a deeper emotional resonance, despite some strong performances.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
58% The Commuter (2018) ... doesn't gain much traction from its claustrophobic setting aboard a crowded train, nor does it take much time to ponder the moral complexity inherent in its thin ticking-clock premise.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
72% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Diane Kruger's ferocious performance bolsters this muddled if provocative drama.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
22% Father Figures (2017) Both unfunny and uninspired.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
98% Columbus (2017) ... fills every frame with visually striking imagery by finding beauty in the ordinary.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
75% Last Flag Flying (2017) ... a sensitive yet thought-provoking rumination on grief, mortality, bitterness, regret and reconciliation that balances cynicism with heartfelt appreciation for military service.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
0% Gangster Land (In the Absence of Good Men) (2017) However well-intentioned it might be, the script is woefully overburdened with genre clichés and historical embellishments while treading familiar territory that's been done much better elsewhere.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
0% Stratton (2018) As the chases, shootouts and explosions pile up, so do the clichés, which derail any suspense the film might intermittently build.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
73% Sheikh Jackson (2018) While it has some offbeat charm, this innocuous but highly uneven Egyptian drama lacks the polished execution to match its heartfelt ambition.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) It develops into a seductive if slightly creepy portrait of a tortured genius that ultimately succeeds by becoming audaciously unfashionable.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
65% The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017) ... strains credibility while detouring into heavy-handed melodrama, and doesn't provide many avenues for audience sympathy.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
69% Happy End (2017) While it's uneven, there are still plenty of stinging character-driven exchanges that pack an emotional punch.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
6% Hangman (2017) Moviegoers likely will be able to fill in the blanks more quickly than the characters.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
71% Crooked House (2017) ... generates some mild intrigue, although the characters remain cold and distant, allowing for little emotional investment surrounding the juicy climactic twists.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Innocuous and unnecessary, and with zero nostalgic value, this remake seems motivated more by financial than creative means.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
73% Hostiles (2018) ... offers a vivid depiction of post-Civil War frontier justice that focuses more on inner conflicts than elaborate battles.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
51% Downsizing (2017) It maintains emotional grounding amid the abundant quirks and contrivances and adeptly steers its story in unexpected directions. The performances are terrific throughout.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
79% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Even if it lacks deeper context and emotional resonance, the film winds up as a poignant and sensitively rendered love story with some powerfully intimate moments along the way.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
82% Molly's Game (2018) This compelling drama is not your usual sports underdog saga or tragic story of downfall and redemption, but rather a cautionary tale about the allure of the quick buck.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
77% All the Money in the World (2017) By trying to mix prestige melodrama and gritty thriller, much of the moral complexity becomes watered down, spiraling into narrative bankruptcy.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017