Cinemalogue

Cinemalogue is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rubin Safaya, Todd Jorgenson
Rating Title/Year Author
Luca (2021) Todd Jorgenson A modest entry in the Pixar canon, with a script that lacks the depth and thematic complexity of some of its predecessors, this breezy coming-of-age adventure still has charm to spare. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Fatherhood (2021) Todd Jorgenson A committed performance by Kevin Hart can't quite keep this tender saga of guilt, healing, and responsibility from feeling calculated and predictable. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
The Sparks Brothers (2021) Todd Jorgenson With style and attitude to spare, Wright's enthusiasm sometimes clashes with his exhaustive attention to detail. Yet he gives his subjects and their legacy a worthwhile spotlight. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Siberia (2019) Todd Jorgenson ... yields moments both provocative and profound, although it's mostly a muddled compilation of self-reflexive imagery that becomes more tedious than thrilling. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Les Nôtres (2020) Todd Jorgenson Beneath its contrived surface, tension simmers throughout this character-driven French drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Gaia (2021) Todd Jorgenson ... remains creepy and immersive, gradually developing an emotional resonance to match the visual intensity of its dystopian vision. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
A Crime on the Bayou (2020) Todd Jorgenson More than the legal injustice suggested by its title, this compelling documentary effectively shines the spotlight on two unheralded civil rights heroes. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Infinite (2021) Todd Jorgenson All the visual flourishes can't raise the narrative stakes of a movie rooted more in formula than character development or emotional payoff. By the end, you'll want to erase the memory of having watched it. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
Rogue Hostage (2021) Todd Jorgenson The emotional stakes feel remarkably low in this incoherent assembly-line thriller with an equally generic title. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
A Perfect Enemy (2021) Todd Jorgenson Captivating performances and intriguing character dynamics drive this uneven psychological thriller. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
12 Mighty Orphans (2021) Todd Jorgenson This underdog saga embellishes and sanitizes some of the true-life details while tugging too aggressively at the heartstrings. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
Sublet (2020) Todd Jorgenson ... captures its working-class setting through the eyes of its richly textured characters, while the screenplay effectively weaves humor into an exploration of isolation and grief. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
Queen Bees (2021) Todd Jorgenson An esteemed cast cannot rescue this sweet yet contrived golden-years romantic comedy that doesn't exactly age gracefully. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Todd Jorgenson Straying even further from its Beatrix Potter source material, this lackluster sequel amplifies the snark without boosting the charm of the 2018 original. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
The Misfits (2021) Todd Jorgenson ... a slick and frenetic exercise in style over substance. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
La Dosis (2020) Todd Jorgenson ... doesn't pass judgment on either of its main characters as they match wits, while the intriguing dynamics ratchet up the tension amid the inherent life-or-death stakes. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
Censor (2021) Todd Jorgenson Genre aficionados will enjoy the throwback visual flourishes in this low-budget British horror exercise, even if the creepy premise isn't sufficiently paid off in the final act. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
Akilla's Escape (2020) Todd Jorgenson Saul Williams drives this urban crime thriller that subverts genre cliches with a character-driven approach. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
In the Heights (2021) Todd Jorgenson ... promotes a relevant, overarching sense of community and camaraderie that crosses ethnic and geographic boundaries. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2021
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Todd Jorgenson Wilson and Farmiga are as appealing as ever, but overall, it's more predictable and familiar than its predecessors. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Spirit Untamed (2021) Todd Jorgenson Too often, the film emphasizes broad slapstick over character development and emotional depth. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Undine (2020) Todd Jorgenson Grounding a fairytale fantasy in gritty reality, this lightweight German romance manages an enchanting balance of weirdness and whimsy. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Under the Stadium Lights (2021) Todd Jorgenson Taking pages from a well-worn playbook, this hokey football drama lacks subtlety and surprise. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Super Frenchie (2020) Todd Jorgenson ... achieves a nice mix between the breathtaking sequences of Giraud in action with a more intimate glimpse into his family life. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Hero Mode (2021) Todd Jorgenson The simplistic underdog scenario plays out in clunky fashion due to some increasingly far-fetched twists that compromise the occasional flashes of nerdy charm. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Gully (2019) Todd Jorgenson As aimless as its trio of wayward teenage protagonists, this gritty coming-of-age drama squanders a talented young cast under the weight of heavy-handed urban cliches. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Flashback (2020) Todd Jorgenson ... so busy trying to unscramble its narrative puzzle that it lacks any emotional entry point for moviegoers. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Edge of the World (2021) Todd Jorgenson Directed with visual flair, it settles into a compelling character study that also offers a broader examination of Victorian-era colonialism. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
The Carnivores (2020) Todd Jorgenson ... struggles to explore its subtext with much depth, yet its subversive approach to genre elements leaves you hungry for more. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Cruella (2021) Todd Jorgenson ... an ill-conceived origin story for the iconic villainess, justifying her future malfeasance by positioning her as a rebellious mad genius trying to cope with oppressive circumstances. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Todd Jorgenson ... more than just a compilation of surface frights, finding fresh and satisfying new avenues to explore its characters, both of the human and extraterrestrial variety. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2019) Todd Jorgenson ... well acted, yet compromises its authenticity by yanking too aggressively at the heartstrings. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
Plan B (2021) Todd Jorgenson The characters generate an endearing chemistry that resonates above the contrived mayhem. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
Endangered Species (2021) Todd Jorgenson Hardly a trip worth taking, this low-budget survival thriller might leave you rooting for the four-legged predators over their two-legged prey. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally (2021) Todd Jorgenson Steeped in smoky period atmosphere, this World War II procedural struggles to drum up the intrigue its true-life subject matter would suggest. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2021
Dream Horse (2020) Todd Jorgenson Like its equine title character, the film's feisty underdog spirit makes it a winner. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
Sound of Violence (2021) Todd Jorgenson Brown's deeply felt performance balances Alexis' strength and vulnerability. Yet the screenplay becomes contrived and far-fetched in the final act, diminishing its visceral chills. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
Rare Beasts (2019) Todd Jorgenson ... only occasionally capitalizes on its unique feminist perspective. Instead it relies on quirks rather than generating much sympathy or charm. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
P!nk: All I Know So Far (2021) Todd Jorgenson ... amid abundant snippets of her greatest hits, this surface-level portrait feels too guarded to allow for much genuine insight. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
New Order (2020) Todd Jorgenson The visually striking depiction of rampant anarchy and nonchalant brutality is appropriately disturbing, although the film's lack of context combined with Franco's moral ambivalence muddle the intended urgency amid the widespread destruction and despair. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
Into The Darkness (2020) Todd Jorgenson Bolstered by strong performances, this World War II melodrama overcomes some stuffy period trappings. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
Final Account (2020) Todd Jorgenson More noteworthy for its intentions than its cumulative emotional impact, this documentary makes for a worthwhile historical document. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
The Dry (2021) Todd Jorgenson Although elements of this Australian mystery feel weathered and dusty, a sturdy performance by Eric Bana elevates this evocative character-driven saga. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
Drunk Bus (2020) Todd Jorgenson As it navigates a familiar coming-of-age path, this quirky dark comedy has enough heart beneath its mischievous surface to make it a worthwhile ride. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
Blast Beat (2020) Todd Jorgenson ... establishes some intriguing character dynamics, yet as a broader examination of the immigrant experience, it lacks the depth and nuance to make an impact. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
The Woman in the Window (2021) Todd Jorgenson This visually striking yet dramatically muddled adaptation of the popular novel never fulfills its lofty Hitchcockian ambitions while squandering a top-notch cast. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2021
Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Todd Jorgenson This combination of rural survival story with cat-and-mouse revenge thriller is well crafted yet rarely achieves the intended level of tension and urgency. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Todd Jorgenson Amid the usual sadistic collection of gadgets and game play that prey upon the squeamish, Chris Rock brings depth and complexity to a conflicted character who deserves better than this procedural thriller. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
Riders of Justice (2020) Todd Jorgenson Mads Mikkelsen's intense performances galvanizes this offbeat Danish thriller that's mostly about brutal revenge but also is amusing and heartwarming beneath the surface. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
Profile (2018) Todd Jorgenson Considering the narrative ambition and the topical subject matter, the result winds up more tedious than provocative. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021