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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Based on its title, this musical sequel pretty much admits it's not bringing anything new to the party. Fans of the original likely won't mind.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
34% The Predator (2018) Whether it's a sequel or a remake or a reimagining or whatever, this welcome attempt to introduce a more tongue-in-cheek approach to the material fails in part because it indulges in the same action clichés it seeks to satirize.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
84% A Simple Favor (2018) ... feels like multiple movies squeezed together into a domestic melodrama that offers only fleeting pleasures.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
100% Science Fair (2018) Even the most cynical moviegoers should be inspired by the diverse collection of teenage scientists in this crowd-pleasing documentary.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
50% MDMA (Cardinal X) (2018) The redemption arc plays out with minimal subtlety or surprise, leaving the film's amusing period details as the only saving grace.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
93% Mandy (2018) It's not for all tastes, but provides a treat for genre buffs.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
67% Lizzie (2018) The two lead performances manage to find sympathy in otherwise despicable characters, especially in the quiet and more intimate moments.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
71% Final Score (2018) If taken seriously, this is one of the stupidest movies in recent memory. Fortunately, there's a healthy dose of unintentional hilarity along the way, at least until it reaches stoppage time.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
77% Don't Leave Home (2018) ... gradually and effectively builds suspense without resorting to cheap scares, even when the story lacks a deeper emotional resonance and relies too heavily on unexplained coincidences.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
70% The Children Act (2018) Emma Thompson's powerful performance galvanizes this otherwise contrived British drama.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
85% A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018) Its reach ultimately exceeds its grasp, but this low-budget character drama benefits from a pair of solid understated performances and scrappy ambition.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
52% Cold Skin (2018) The stylish visuals and creature designs hardly seem worth the trouble for a peculiarly tedious story that overall lacks excitement and emotional involvement. It's cold, indeed.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
11% Peppermint (2018) As the uninspired film builds toward the inevitable final showdown between Riley and the nondescript villains, it becomes tedious and repetitive when it should be at its most suspenseful.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) This earnest and heartfelt effort seems too eager to pursue mainstream conformity by emphasizing similarities rather than embracing differences.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
27% The Nun (2018) The lackluster material manages a handful of effective chills amid the genre clichés.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
20% Mara (2018) ... relies on cheap frights, creepy imagery, shrieking music swells, and other genre clichés instead of generating meaningful or consistent suspense.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
93% Hal (2018) ... doesn't probe as deeply as it could have, yet remains a fun ride for film buffs.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
55% The Bookshop (2018) ... more dry and stodgy than charming, only occasionally injecting life into its central themes of acceptance and gender politics.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
37% Blue Iguana (2018) Attempting to employ a frenetic pace to mask a lack of narrative coherence, the ultraviolent film boils down to a collection of unsympathetic characters doing unrealistic things.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
59% Operation Finale (2018) Despite some embellished details, this well-acted and capably assembled low-key thriller yields some suspense even for those already familiar with Eichmann's ultimate fate.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
0% Reprisal (2018) Thoroughly uninspired and laughably incoherent, this low-budget parade of cops-and-robbers clichés is an embarrassment for all involved.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
100% Pick of the Litter (2018) There are plenty of cute canine shots, although this charming and insightful documentary is more substantive in its examination of how service dogs are trained and matched with their human companions.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
76% Let the Corpses Tan (Laissez bronzer les cadavres!) (2018) There's not enough narrative material here to sustain a feature, so the film tests your tolerance of frivolous over-the-top flash.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
88% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) ... a gift for tennis aficionados, although non-fans might find it too slow and repetitive.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
38% Boarding School (2018) More predictable than compelling, this psychological thriller nevertheless contains some inspired and even thoughtful moments amid the familiarity.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
66% The Little Stranger (2018) Despite its excessively slow pace that might frustrate fans of traditional mainstream horror, it still manages to be unnerving beneath the surface.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
31% Kin (2018) This somewhat ambitious but mostly misguided potpourri of disparate genre elements is more noteworthy for its intriguing concept than its slapdash execution. ‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
22% The Happytime Murders (2018) While it might be distressing to see Muppet-like characters engaging in various forms of perversion and debauchery, what's worse is the absence of wit and charm that make Jim Henson's creations so memorable and enduring.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) This remake seems mostly unnecessary, a well-crafted epic that ultimately feels more exhausting than exciting.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) ... pulls together familiar elements in a fresh and compelling way, using flawed subjects who are nevertheless charming and sympathetic as they find an outlet on their skateboards.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
91% Support the Girls (2018) ... a humorous and heartfelt comedy about sisterhood and blue-collar workplace camaraderie.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
93% Searching (2018) The structural manipulation enhances the suspense without inhibiting the solid acting, resulting in a compelling mystery but also a provocative cautionary tale about online connectivity, particularly among parents and children.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
41% Arizona (2018) A fine state deserves better than this lackluster thriller that fails both as a horror-comedy and as a suburban satire.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
22% A.X.L. (2018) ... derivative of Short Circuit while generally lacking charm, surprise, or imagination.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
82% Alpha (2018) ... provides a feast for the senses even when the story feels stuck in the past.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
80% A Whale of a Tale (2018) Even-handed and provocative, it boils down to a broader argument about perception versus reality and sensationalism in the social-media age.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
89% We the Animals (2018) ... covers familiar coming-of-age territory in a fresh and invigorating way, benefiting from expressive performances and a screenplay that doesn't settle for cheap cuteness or forced sentiment.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
50% Down a Dark Hall (2018) Some stylish touches are undone by overwrought genre tropes and an abundance of supernatural nonsense.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
98% Blaze (2018) Capturing the essence of its subject both visually and musically, this evocative biopic gives the late Texas songwriter Blaze Foley the spotlight he never achieved, while simultaneously exposing his talent and his flaws.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
9% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) ... more concerned with shallow period details than any meaningful moral complexity or contemporary resonance.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) ... coasts on sheer adrenaline for a while, but without an emotional anchor, the chaotic and convoluted result simply becomes exhausting.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) It needs the self-awareness to commit to being a comedy, an action thriller, or a horror movie. Instead, the film is only mildly funny, only slightly exciting, and only sporadically scary.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
65% Summer of '84 (2018) Overflowing with nostalgic visual treats yet falling short in terms of narrative substance, this coming-of-age saga falls apart in the final act.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
89% Skate Kitchen (2018) The gritty and evocative film immerses viewers into its multicultural setting, and even as the story meanders, there's a raw authenticity to the dialogue, the characters, and their endearing rapport.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
94% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) ... elevated by the visceral and intimate nature of the unrelenting combat sequences and a committed performance by Cole that generates depth and sympathy amid the chaos.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
86% Madeline's Madeline (2018) More concerned with atmosphere and mood than linear narrative, this eccentric backstage theater drama proves that expressive newcomer Helena Howard is worthy of being double-billed in the title role.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
88% Hope Springs Eternal (2018) ... awkwardly transitions between lighthearted comedy and more serious drama, relying on contrivances along the way.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
50% Elizabeth Harvest (2018) Outside of some unsettling imagery and a few scattered jolts, the result is more tedious than provocative.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
91% Far From the Tree (2018) It could have used a tighter focus in spots, yet manages some powerful sequences that run the emotional gamut.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) ... powerfully captures the complex character dynamics inherent in such fractured families.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018