Daily Film Fix

Daily Film Fix is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jonathan W. Hickman
Rating Title/Year Author
Spark: A Burning Man Story (2013) Jonathan W. Hickman "Spark" gives the uninitiated a fun history lesson, coupling that factual history with some stunning visuals. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
7/10 The Disrupted (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "The Disrupted" is an insightful snapshot of how things were before the fall of the virus hammer. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
8/10 Never Be Done: The Richard Glen Lett Story (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a hard but essential watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
6/10 Burning Dog (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Burning Dog" is an entertaining chapter in the on-going evolution of the POV filmmaking experiment. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2020
7/10 Faith Based (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Faith Ba$ed" is a good-natured look at what it means to be Christian today. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2020
6/10 Chameleon (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Chameleon" aptly deals with the nuanced consequences of a successful crime. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
7/10 Soundwave (2018) Jonathan W. Hickman Writer/director Dylan K. Narang weaves a compelling indie thriller involving a young man who constructs a device that can hear the past. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2020
7/10 The Third Strike (2021) Jonathan W. Hickman ... powerfully makes the argument for decarceration. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2020
5/10 Stray Dolls (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Stray Dolls" is like a Harmony Korine movie with all the fun and energy drained out of it. All that's left is the dour, mean-spirited stuff that gives Korine's work it's importance but alone doesn't make for good cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
7/10 The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "The Dalai Lama: Scientist" is a documentary meant to show the link between Buddhist philosophy and science. And it serves as an enlightening introduction to the idea that the two can co-exist. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
7/10 Nemesis (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Nemesis" is a 17-minute short that would be right at home in a more extensive anthology, like, say, a live-action "Love, Death & Robots." EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
8/10 Nighthawk (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Bacurau" is a weirdly beautiful movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
7/10 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Jonathan W. Hickman "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" isn't an entertaining watch, but for some of the most impressionable minds in formation, it might be a necessary one. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2020
8/10 Bull (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman In as much as "The Rider" was a transcendent example of art imitating life, "Bull" achieves much the same level of genuineness. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2020
8/10 Tread (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman An alarming warning sign, "Tread" is a tale of men who work with their calloused, grease infused hands, and despite vast differences, it's the work, the hard, dangerous, painful work that unites them. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2020
5/10 Night Sweats (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Regardless of what you think of the gangling plot, the vomit effects are pretty darned marvelous. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
7/10 Buck Run (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman A tender story about family and loss, "Buck Run," is a delicate indie that carefully explores a moment of transition. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2020
7/10 Days of Rage: The Rolling Stones' Road to Altamont (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Handsomely made rock doc is a great companion piece to the Maysles' "Gimme Shelter." EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
7/10 Bombshell (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Bombshell" is entertaining and contains enough of a hard edge to be about something relevant in today's period of adjustment. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
6/10 Sunday Girl (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Writer/director Peter Ambrosio finds his perfect deadpan star in Dasha Nekrasova. As Natasha, Nekrasova is wonderfully droll and sarcastic. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/10 Last Christmas (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Trite and insincere, "Last Christmas" is a cloying cup of holiday sneer. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
7/10 Midnight Traveler (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman ...an unsettling sign of the times EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
9/10 Pain and Glory (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Almodóvar takes what could be cathartic only for himself and shares it with all of us. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
5/10 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Achieving a kind of clumsy elegance, at times, "Motherless Brooklyn" sadly devolves into reams of exposition. It's a film that has a hard time with the visual language of cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
8/10 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Hamilton has a special spark, and in "Dark Fate," it's a kind of magic. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
6/10 Game Day (2017) Jonathan W. Hickman "Game Day" is a warmhearted narrative crafted by a talented team. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
10/10 Parasite (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Parasite" is a timely commentary about our era of the classist "gig" economy, in which the transactional overcomes decency and humanity. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
6/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "The Lighthouse" is a punishing film with a miserable conclusion; it's only recommended to those willing to wallow in its sad view of men running from guilt and finding no quarter. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
7/10 The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Watching this zippy film, it's hard not to get caught up in the events that helped shape our world today. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
7/10 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Limber up viewer, "Double Tap" delivers plenty of entertaining kills, and more than one bloody bit of enjoyable zombie-killin' hilarity. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/10 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is jumbled nonsense that palely reminds us of what barely made the first film work. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
8/10 In Search of Darkness: A Journey Into Iconic 80s Horror (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman A must for collectors, this documentary feature from director David A. Weiner (his first film) is nothing short of epic. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/10 Gemini Man (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Poorly written and conceived, Ang Lee is a filmmaker with all the toys but nowhere to show off all his great technical expertise. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
7/10 First Love (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman After setting up the players and introducing the two young leads to one another in Miike's violent version of "meet-cute," the film ratchets up the action and the pace is dizzying. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
6/10 Joker (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman ...the problem with "Joker" is the lack of a proper foil. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
8/10 Ms. Purple (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman It's a film that should be absorbed and celebrated, giving many of us a peek into a world of which we might be unfamiliar, but exposing the similarities that bind us together as human beings. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
8/10 Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) Jonathan W. Hickman ...a gritty and creepy unique look at the collateral damage of the drug trade. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 Abominable (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman With top tier animation and a lively kid-friendly story, "Abominable" cruises comfortably, while also failing to capitalize on it's most interesting components. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
7/10 Official Secrets (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman A frightening, real-world thriller, director Gavin Hood, who last gave us 2015's excellent "Eye in the Sky," has a good feel for the material. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
7/10 Hustlers (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Surprisingly, after the glitz and sexy dances die-down, there's something meaningful remaining. Lopez has never been better. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
6/10 Human Capital (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Well-shot and acted, "Human Capital" is small project that benefits greatly from its deep ensemble cast. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/10 The Goldfinch (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman All you need to know about "The Goldfinch" movie is that the "kiss" gets a laugh. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
7/10 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman ...the film will charm viewers. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
5/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman This movie might make some bucks, but it does not continue the former film's watershed moment. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
6/10 The Riot Act (2018) Jonathan W. Hickman Parks succeeds in delivering a period mystery that feels authentically of the time. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
8/10 Love, Antosha (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman ...through immersing the viewer in the young actor's words, Anton Yelchin kept a journal, it's utterly inspiring. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
7/10 Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman ...one of the oddest and most unique documentaries I've seen this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
9/10 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman ...easily one of the most-rewarding viewing experiences you are likely to have at the theater this year. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 The Nightingale (2018) Jonathan W. Hickman ...never lets you forget the real horror of that time, that place, and what it meant to be considered a lesser sort of being, wrongfully based upon one's gender, nationality, or race. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
7/10 Luce (2019) Jonathan W. Hickman Fine performances and provocative questions highlight simmering suburban thriller. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019