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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Distorted (2018) While the premise is mildly intriguing, the film's reliance on visual gimmickry never serves to establish consistent suspense before the whole thing runs off the rails in the incoherent final act. ‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
74% Breath (2018) This tender and evocative Australian coming-of-age drama is specific in its setting but universal in its themes.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
75% The King (2018) ... a sometimes fun, occasionally provocative, and mostly disjointed mess.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
79% Damsel (2018) Despite some spirited performances, the film overdoses on quirks and lacks sufficient character depth to warrant much emotional investment.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
56% Boundaries (2018) Except for a few brief detours, this road-trip comedy follows a familiar path toward reconciliation for a dysfunctional family.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
29% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) This moderately intriguing thriller tends to further trivialize the remarkable story of its enigmatic subject.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
50% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) This uninspired sequel extensively rehashes what's come before and teases what's ahead without providing much incentive to invest in what's currently on the screen.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) As off-putting and obnoxious as it might be, at least admire the unique vision in this wacky musical comedy.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
56% Tag (2018) Is their behavior an example of arrested development run amok, or an innocent exercise in celebrating the value of lifelong bonds of brotherhood? The film clearly believes the latter is true, although it doesn't sell that stance with much conviction.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
84% Mountain (2018) A feast for both the eyes and the ears, this documentary supplements its breathtaking imagery with a lovely classical orchestral score.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
0% Gotti (2018) While Travolta has his moments, the woefully uneven film too often settles for mobster stereotypes rather than providing meaningful insight into its subject.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
50% Superfly (2018) The material has been updated without the gritty visual texture or the provocative - and somewhat controversial - social subtext of its predecessor.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
6% 211 (2018) ... disjointed and emotionally hollow despite some trademark Cage theatrics.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The trendy gender swap isn't the issue, but rather the formula that worked thrice now seems more familiar than fresh.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
58% Hotel Artemis (2018) This ambitious if highly uneven noir isn't as provocative as it aspires to be.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
88% Zoo (2018) Kids might identify with the youngster and his attempt at heroism, although the film yanks too aggressively at the heartstrings while lacking subtlety and surprise.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) ... offers a fresh perspective on his work today, in a disillusioned world where Rogers' innocent message of self-esteem and unconditional love seems like it no longer fits. Generations of kids, however, thankfully would disagree.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
69% The Quest of Alain Ducasse (La Quête d'Alain Ducasse) (2018) Foodies might appreciate it, even if the biographical details lack flavor.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
88% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) ... an incisive and heartfelt look at lingering grief, family dynamics, and the occasional need to hit life's reset button. Both lead performances are terrific.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
100% Half the Picture (2018) As timely as it is insightful, this documentary celebrates the accomplishments of female directors in Hollywood while serving as a vital call to action for more opportunities to open up.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
95% Filmworker (2018) ... provides valuable insight into Kubrick's obsessive personality and painstaking artistic process through anecdotes and a treasure trove of archival items, through the eyes of a loyal sidekick worthy of the spotlight.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
85% Upgrade (2018) ... crafts an impressive low-budget futuristic landscape. Yet despite some cool confrontations, it becomes tedious when bodies aren't flying.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
43% Social Animals (2018) While it strains to be edgy and quirky, this predictably angst-ridden romantic comedy offers few laughs and even less genuine relationship insight.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
21% Rodin (2018) Rodin's work and legacy seem to contain more intrigue than his personal life, despite the effort of Doillon's reverential screenplay to prove otherwise.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
91% Nossa Chape (2018) The poignancy in this documentary comes from seeing the faces and hearing the voices of those affected by a tragedy that made worldwide headlines.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
54% A Kid Like Jake (2018) This compassionate and sincere drama might hit close to home for some, but resonates widely with a message about inclusivity and embracing differences that doesn't turn exploitative or heavy-handed.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
86% American Animals (2018) ... conceived and executed on a much higher level than the outrageous true-life criminal scheme it depicts.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
70% Adrift (2018) While it maintains a certain intimacy, the film too aggressively yanks at the heartstrings with cutesy romantic melodrama instead of trusting the inherent intrigue in the story.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) ... a lurid exercise in superficial excess that fails to make any meaningful emotional connection, which hardly matters to the source material's legions of voyeuristic devotees.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
69% The Seagull (2018) Finding the right balance among tones and subtexts can be tricky. In this case, despite some flourishes, the film lacks a deeper resonance.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
86% Sollers Point (2018) Familiar themes are given a fresh perspective in this evocative redemption drama.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) ... persuasive in touting his influence ... and its interviews provide an intimate glimpse into his thoughtful and compassionate perspectives.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
93% Who We Are Now (2018) Sometimes feels unfocused, and perhaps too ambitious, yet amid the slightly manipulative structure are some intriguing character dynamics and moments of powerful authenticity.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) Tender and evocative, this quietly powerful coming-of-age drama takes a naturalistic approach.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
53% In Darkness (2018) After it spends the opening minutes establishing a rich sense of atmospheric suspense, this flimsy psychological thriller loses sight of any such ambitions in a mess of incoherent plotting.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
88% The Gospel According to André (2018) Couture aficionados might have appreciated a closer examination of his specific tastes rather than a parade of celebrity talking heads who gush about Talley without offering much substantive insight.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
33% Mary Shelley (2018) ... succeeds as a portrait of an independent spirit who ultimately achieved greatness too early and recognition too late.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
94% Beast (2018) This striking debut delivers genuine thrills and poignancy while subverting genre conventions.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
52% Bad Samaritan (2018) ... unravels due to an abundance of ridiculous twists and contrived cheap thrills, but at least Tennant's unhinged portrayal of a sociopath enlivens things.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
23% Terminal (2018) If a storyline overloaded with noir and revenge tropes doesn't dissuade you from this shallow and superficial science-fiction thriller, than the obnoxiously hyperactive visuals should do the trick.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
45% Measure of a Man (2018) Heartfelt lessons about bullying and self-esteem are shoehorned into a contrived and predictable narrative structure in this mildly nostalgic coming-of-age drama.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
84% The Escape (2018) Gemma Arterton's committed performance outshines the material in this awkwardly titled and highly improvised British drama about a crumbling relationship.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
25% Breaking In (2018) Some stylish direction can't compensate for some massive logical gaps and eye-rolling twists.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
87% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) ... more noteworthy for the evocative recollections of its setting than for the insight it provides into Basquiat's tragic life and enduring legacy, although fans will find rewards.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) ... winds up resembling its protagonist - sort of sweet and well-intentioned, but ultimately oblivious and dorky.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) Saoirse Ronan against showcases her versatility in this quietly powerful British romance.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
96% First Reformed (2018) ... an ambitious and sharply written drama that's deliberately paced yet never tedious, bolstered by Hawke's powerfully understated performance.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) The procedural storyline doesn't provide much suspense, nor offer sufficient rationale for emotional investment.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) Four legendary leading ladies can only do so much to elevate a flat and predictable comedy with a generic message about sassy seniors making the most of their golden years.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Irreverent and subversive, this amusing sequel generates plenty of big laughs, even if the freshness of the characters and the concept has dwindled from its predecessor. ‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018