World of Reel

World of Reel is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jordan Ruimy
Rating Title/Year Author
B Midsommar (2019) Jordan Ruimy A horror movie that, at times, almost feels like a surreal comedy, Aster's sophomore effort hits unlikely bumps along the way, but is powered by his considerable visual framing talents and a very strong performance from Florence Pugh. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
B+ The Lighthouse (2019) Jordan Ruimy It's Dafoe who steals the show. His Efraim is damn-near horrific to behold, a behemoth of a presence with his unkempt beard, ridiculous pirate accent and toxic machoism. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
D Dark Phoenix (2019) Jordan Ruimy 'Dark Phoenix' is the worst X-Men movie ever released EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Mektoub, My Love (2018) Jordan Ruimy "Intermezzo" is the darker, more ambitious companion to "Canto Uno." It can feel overwrought at times, but the urban naturalism Kechiche pushes for is damn-near breathtaking to behold. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
B+ () Jordan Ruimy A bold and bracing statement from the Dardennes that, like their very best work, has the pulse-pounding urgency of a great action movie EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
B () Jordan Ruimy A rather distanced affair, albeit sprinkled with these small, beautiful moments of personal filmmaking EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
C- () Jordan Ruimy Hausner can't really find the tension in the story. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
D () Jordan Ruimy It feels amateurish, as if Dolan decided to make a home movie instead of a well thought-out cinematic endeavor. The result is something that is never involving. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
B- Parasite (2019) Jordan Ruimy There is absolutely nothing subtle about Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite." It feels like Kore-eda on steroids. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
C Frankie (2019) Jordan Ruimy Ira Sachs' Rohmer-Inspired Drama Dramatically Falls Flat EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019) Jordan Ruimy Tarantino's latest juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines and eventually strings them together for a relentlessly playful and touching finale. It can best be described as brilliant, draggy, ambitious but very personal filmmaking. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
A- Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Jordan Ruimy This is an incredibly tense and erotic movie. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
B+ () Jordan Ruimy Noe is no doubt a purposeful provocateur, but an immensely talented one at that. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
C () Jordan Ruimy Terrence Malick badly needs an editor. If you snip about an hour from "A Hidden Life," there's an actual masterpiece somewhere in there. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
B- Rocketman (2019) Jordan Ruimy Annoyingly hyperactive, familiar but decently entertaining EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
C () Jordan Ruimy Diop struggles to bind together the multiple narratives at hand, not one character is properly brushed upon to make you care about their fate. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
B () Jordan Ruimy Loach lays it on a little too thick by the final third, but there are some moments of powerful humanism all around this movie. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
B () Jordan Ruimy A perplexing mix of magical surrealism and grindhouse. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
B () Jordan Ruimy If anything, "Les Miserables" presents us with a new voice in French cinema, one that hasn't fully learned to restrain himself, but with this feature-length debut, shows the kind of promise not many first-timers exhibit in their rookie turn. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
C+ Bull (2019) Jordan Ruimy By avoiding familiarity like the plague, the writer-director corners herself into a whirlwind of dramatic restrictions, which render her film flat and unavoidably stilted. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
C The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jordan Ruimy Lazy does seem to be the right word when describing "The Dead Don't Die," as it very occasionally feels like an unfinished work by Jarmusch EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
C Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Jordan Ruimy Strictly for die-hard Pokemon fans. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
B- John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Jordan Ruimy However visually stimulating it may be, this third chapter in the series barely shakes off the overall sense of deja vu. And yet, if this 'Wick' lacks the fresh bite of the second chapter, its barrage of choreographic chaos is noteworthy enough. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
B Long Shot (2019) Jordan Ruimy The best comedy of the year so far. It's very hard to complain about the excellent comedic and romantic chemistry Rogen and Theron deliver in this picture. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Jordan Ruimy This entertaining documentary focuses on a woman that has refused to tackle the hardships she has endured in life, instead opting to focus on work and keeping herself busy for the last 50 years. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
B+ Avengers: Endgame (2019) Jordan Ruimy "Avengers: Endgame" feels more like a Christopher Nolan movie than one stemming from the MCU. It's also, by far, the best 'Avengers' movie of the four released. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
D+ Her Smell (2018) Jordan Ruimy A film filled with vile degradation and mean-spiritedness. This is absolute movie hell. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
C Rafiki (2018) Jordan Ruimy The meandering plot and contrived romance at the heart of this film does the film's social importance a major disservice. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
B Booksmart (2019) Jordan Ruimy Feldstein is an absolute revelation. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2019
C Girls of the Sun (2018) Jordan Ruimy Despite excellently-staged action, Husson tries to juggle one too many character arcs, which ends up blurring our focus of the bigger picture at hand. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
F Hellboy (2019) Jordan Ruimy One of the very worst movies you will see all year. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
C Native Son (2019) Jordan Ruimy Despite a promising start, I didn't believe a second of Native Son's second half. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
B- Shazam! (2019) Jordan Ruimy The climactic battle drags, going on for far too long. "Shazam!" could have been a major revelation if it was edited more tightly and took itself less seriously. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
B+ High Life (2018) Jordan Ruimy It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I can safely say, after two viewings of Denis' film, that I keep discovering new and fascinating things about it. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
C Diane (2018) Jordan Ruimy despite its perceptive realism, this frustratingly slight drama keeps looking for an identity throughout its morose and uninvolving 96 minutes, but just can't seem to find it. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
C- Wounds (2019) Jordan Ruimy Tries to toss so many things at its audience that the narrative ends up crash-landing very earlier on. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
C- Dumbo (2019) Jordan Ruimy As it stands, "Big Eyes" was the last good Burton movie, 2007's "Sweeney Todd" was the last great one. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
B- The Mustang (2019) Jordan Ruimy What feels rather murky and uninvolving at first is elevated by a central performance and a director who knows a thing or two about atmosphere. The story may seem ridiculous but by the final frame you'll be converted. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
B Us (2019) Jordan Ruimy After a thrilling 100 minutes, Peele's ambitions do get the best of him - he can't quite close it out and the film's messy final 15 minutes feel overtly expository. Alas, it turns out that "Us," quite ironically, is also confused about its own identity. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
A- Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Jordan Ruimy Zahler isn't in the same league yet as Tarantino, but his rebellious brand of avant-garde, right-wing cinema is making a mark, whether people would like to admit it or not. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
B+ () Jordan Ruimy A historic account of an impeccable talent that was part of a counter-culture movement which signified the immense problem that is occurring with today's disassociated youth. You can feel Peep crying for help in every frame. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
B Triple Frontier (2019) Jordan Ruimy Chandor is a visual master and in "Triple Frontier" he creates an epic and visceral adventure that's the kind of action movie that feels like it is part of a bygone Hollywood era, one in which smartly-delivered action spectacles used to be the norm. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
B+ They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Jordan Ruimy The result is nothing short of a landmark cinematic event. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
C+ Captain Marvel (2019) Jordan Ruimy This is a time-shifting space story teeming with deception at every turn, and, yet, when it reaches its finale one feels, quite frankly, un-involved by it, hell, even bored. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
C- Isn't It Romantic (2019) Jordan Ruimy The film becomes the very thing that it mocks: A bland, inauthentic rom-com. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
B Transit (2018) Jordan Ruimy Petzold means to isolate you with ambiguity and that can sometimes feel frustrating, or even mundane, but the payoff is rewarding. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
C Fighting With My Family (2019) Jordan Ruimy A smackdown of cliches. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
B Paddleton (2019) Jordan Ruimy A slight, but loving ode to male friendship. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
B- High Flying Bird (2019) Jordan Ruimy You can claim that the film is over-stuffed with ideas, but the fact that Soderbergh means to start a cultural revolution with a simple iPhone can only excitingly imply the revolution has already begun. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2019
B Ahlat Agaci (2018) Jordan Ruimy The film is filled with conversation and I found the first and third hour to be most gripping. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019