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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Mean Dreams (2017) ... works best in its quieter, character-driven moments, which are overwhelmed by clichés and contrivances along the way. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
96% I Called Him Morgan (2017) ... an elegiac glimpse not only into the life of its subject, but the work he left behind.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
47% Bokeh (2017) ... never generates much narrative momentum or profound social commentary, although it takes full advantage of the gorgeous Icelandic locations.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
38% Wilson (2017) His transformation doesn't provide the intended payoff because Wilson's redemption is given and not earned.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
66% Life (2017) It's pretty derivative stuff that manages to rise above the fray thanks to some credible performances, visual flourishes, and an attention to science more than just cheap scares.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
77% T2 Trainspotting (2017) It mostly feels like a ride we've already taken, serving to remind us of the vastly superior film that spawned it.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Hopefully with its live-action technological resplendence, it won't render a classic into obscurity.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
33% Lavender (2017) Style trumps substance in this atmospheric and mildly creepy low-budget thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
72% Headshot (2017) Genre aficionados might enjoy the ultraviolent intensity, even if the result feels repetitive.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
19% Table 19 (2017) ... replicates the experience of attending a wedding reception that's memorable for all the wrong reasons.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
67% Before I Fall (2017) Beneath its stale platitudes about being a nice person and living every day like it's your last, the film doesn't offer much meaningful exploration of its moral complexities.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
90% Raw (2017) The gory shock value tends to overwhelm the character-driven aspects of this low-budget French drama.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
21% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) A historical romance that has little value either historically or romantically.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
89% My Scientology Movie (2017) What it lacks in original insight, this documentary compensates with an amusing dose of mischievous audacity.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
35% Brimstone (2017) Some stylish visuals and intriguing genre flourishes aren't enough to overcome the ponderous pace and narrative gimmicks.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) ... positions itself as an origin story about the massive ape, but really is just another excuse to revive the venerable movie monster for another big-budget confrontation with some hapless Homo sapiens.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
33% VooDoo (2017) It's more gimmicky than scary, and little of it makes any sense.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
67% American Fable (2017) ... has a few intriguing twists to mask its contrivances, and it avoids becoming too heavy-handed about the plight of the American farmer.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
29% In Dubious Battle (2017) ... shares the same feisty and resilient attitude as its characters, and also shares the ability to be admired more for effort than execution.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
39% Rock Dog (2017) Despite lessons for kiddos about following your dreams, the film's humor most often falls flat.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
91% Punching Henry (2017) The result is endearing but also an incisive look at redemption and the fringes of fame.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
10% Bitter Harvest (2017) Any intriguing historical context is jettisoned in favor of absurd embellishments that lack subtlety and authenticity.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
82% A United Kingdom (2017) ... develops intrigue by weaving together its intimate love story with broader geopolitical issues.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
22% Collide (2017) The most compelling characters aren't the ones with two legs, but those with four wheels.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) ... tweaks perceptions and stereotypes, as well as mainstream expectations, in ways that are both funny and unsettling.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
66% I Am Michael (2017) ... struggles to find a consistent tone and feels embellished in spots, yet it evolves into a provocative examination of the crossroads between religion and sexuality‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
75% Stray Bullets (2017) Some nice atmospheric touches are hardly warranted by the film's threadbare substance.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
90% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) ... mostly avoids heavy-handed contrivances and offers an intriguing perspective on true-life historical events.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) This tedious sequel is more of the same, for better and worse - except that it lacks the freshness of the original and feels more transparent in its effort to appeal strictly to basic instincts.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
75% You're Killing Me Susana (Me estás matando Susana) (2017) Solid performances cause the film's character-driven moments to resonate beyond its more formulaic trappings.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
91% From Nowhere (2017) What it lacks in technical polish, the film compensates with heartfelt performances and gritty insight into its characters.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) Instead of a timely satire on the burdens of teachers in contemporary public schools, the film defaults to low-brow gags that feel completely detached from reality.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) This big-budget adventure is an extreme exercise in spectacle over substance in which eye-popping visuals take precedence over narrative coherence.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Rich in atmosphere but poor in substance, this slow-burning psychological thriller winds up more tedious than terrifying.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
45% Youth in Oregon (2017) What could have been a worthwhile and well-acted examination of aging instead turns into a clumsy road-trip adventure.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Regardless of your cultural background, this searing documentary might change your entire perspective on race relations.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
75% Growing Up Smith (Good Ol' Boy) (2017) Although the mildly amusing film means well, the period and culture-clash gags are more obvious than insightful.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
56% War on Everyone (2017) Without much depth outside of all the outrageous mischief and mayhem, it's more exhausting than amusing.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
17% The Space Between Us (2017) ... requires an outrageous suspension of disbelief in a strained attempt to be poignant and profound.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
25% The Comedian (2017) Despite some big laughs, it becomes overloaded with quirks and contrivances, especially among its subplots and periphery characters.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
67% My Father, Die (2017) The gritty visual texture is the highlight of this otherwise uneven revenge thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
46% Detour (2017) This low-budget noir thriller is more style than substance, with a handful of visual gimmicks supporting a clichéd screenplay that hardly seems worth the effort.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) ... a fascinating examination of ethical complexities, legal boundaries and bloodthirsty vengeance that effectively builds tension through some unexpected turns.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
76% The Daughter (2017) The top-notch ensemble cast elevates an uneven but stylish adaptation that provides some haunting if improbable twists.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
42% Gold (2017) Considering the rich potential in the source material, this uneven true-life tale about a desperate prospector trying to turn a quick buck ultimately lacks luster.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
87% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) ... more compelling as a character study than a true-life historical saga.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
57% Trespass Against Us (2017) Despite some strong performances, the characters and their plight remain at a frustrating emotional distance.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
82% They Call Us Monsters (2017) ... provides an even-handed glimpse into the lives of its subjects without preaching or passing judgment.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) ... a profound meditation on ingenuity and the human condition.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
75% Split (2017) ... a mildly unsettling but never truly frightening puzzle of a thriller that develops only intermittent tension as it seeks to find a personality of its own.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017