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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% The Transfiguration (2017) ... struggles to find a balance between a contemporary vampire saga and a tender coming-of-age drama‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
48% The Ticket (2017) While well-intentioned and intriguing on the surface, the film winds up indulging in some of the same superficiality it cautions against.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
16% Mine (2017) ... becomes repetitive and increasingly far-fetched, which diminishes the topical relevance of the material.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
80% Colossal (2017) The highly uneven film at least deserves credit for subversive ambition, toying with clichés and expectations even if its mash-up of monster movie and romantic comedy doesn't always work on an emotional level.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
16% Queen of the Desert (2017) ... offers a half-hearted examination of colonialism and pre-war British foreign policy, although much of the context becomes lost in a film that turns rambling and tedious when it should be at its most suspenseful.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
69% Gifted (2017) ... a heartfelt but manipulative tearjerker that never digs into the various moral dilemmas at its core with much sincerity or authenticity.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
46% Going in Style (2017) This lackluster if good-natured remake clearly targets an older demographic that might find the jokes nostalgic instead of stale.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
65% Tommy's Honour (2017) Golf aficionados tend to appreciate tradition more than most, yet this biopic about a Scottish father-son duo that helped shape the sport's early days doesn't require putting proficiency to be enjoyed. ‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
93% A Quiet Passion (2017) ... deliberately paced but rewards patience as it captures Dickinson's sardonic wit while chronicling her Deep South upbringing during the Civil War, and melancholy adulthood filled with physical and psychological turmoil.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
50% The Outcasts (2017) This innocuous, mildly amusing wish-fulfillment fantasy comes right off the assembly line of this unfortunate subgenre, destined to bore even the least discriminating teens with its aggressive barrage of clichés and stereotypes.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
100% Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2016) While it never really takes off, this documentary makes a worthwhile effort to pay tribute to those behind the scenes of the Apollo space missions and their lasting impact on the American space program.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
92% Finding Oscar (2017) The subject matter of this informative and intriguing documentary makes it difficult to watch at times, but also worthwhile.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
87% Their Finest (2017) The modest insight into the period is overwhelmed by sentimentality.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
88% The Lost City of Z (2017) The film is sumptuously shot in a way that makes the lush setting both sprawling and intimate, and a timeless source both of calm and danger.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
67% Free Fire (2017) Enjoy watching the bullets fly early and often in what essentially amounts to one long, bloody shootout in a single location.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
26% Unforgettable (2017) ... feels like a run-of-the-mill cable television potboiler about vengeful affluent housewives that's devoid of subtlety and surprise.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
50% The Promise (2017) Considering its worthwhile subject matter, the film feels like a missed opportunity, preferring to offer sledgehammer examples of heroism and sacrifice - even suggested by the altruistic title - that feel more contrived than convincing.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
28% Voice from the Stone (2017) There's little substance beneath the atmospheric surface of this slow-burning thriller.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
21% Rupture (2017) ... more pretentious than suspenseful, filled with derivative contrivances that compromise much of the intrigue and originality in the unsettling concept.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
87% One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2017) ... captures the chaos, resentment and absurdity that comes with returning to the daily routine after a horrible tragedy.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
40% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) The life lessons about valuing family over money aren't delivered with much subtlety, but there are a few solid laughs.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
76% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) For a film that skillfully weaves together so many elements, this muddled low-budget drama remains at an emotional distance.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
15% The Circle (2017) This cutting-edge thriller is certainly topical, yet also heavy-handed and contrived.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
73% The Void (2017) A throwback visual vibe adds a layer of discomfort - meant in a good way - to this low-budget horror exercise that combines familiar genre elements into a mostly fresh package.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
55% Here Alone (2017) It never establishes a consistent sense of tension or doom.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
74% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) A film singularly focused on the lugubrious actions of a mostly bedridden man struggles to avoid such lethargy itself.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) ... despite some intriguing characters and concepts, the slow-burning approach doesn't offer enough chills as it builds to a mild payoff.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) ... indulges in heavy-handed contrivances that diminish the emotional impact of the material, especially considering the true-life heroism that inspired it.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
51% The Boss Baby (2017) Amid its hyperactive visuals, it finds the right balance of jokes that are appropriate for children yet charming for adults.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
81% 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
95% 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
46% 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
67% 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
78% 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
74% Headshot (2017) Genre aficionados might enjoy the ultraviolent intensity, even if the result feels repetitive.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
23% 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
20% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) A historical romance that has little value either historically or romantically.‐ Cinemalogue.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
87% 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
37% 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
76% 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
69% 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
32% 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
45% 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