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
The Irishman (2019) Jordan Ruimy Martin Scorsese's eulogy to gangster cinema EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
C+ Ad Astra (2019) Jordan Ruimy The father-son story doesn't really grab the viewer. I quite simply didn't care for the emotional stakes at hand in "Ad Astra." EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
B+ Ford v Ferrari (2019) Jordan Ruimy Has some of the very best and most thrilling racecar driving scenes ever put on film. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
B+ Joker (2019) Jordan Ruimy Although "Joker," directed with passionate fury by Todd Phillips, is an entirely gripping movie, one cannot imagine it being as successful without Phoenix's landmark performance. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Jordan Ruimy The back-and-forth he-said/she-said is a fascinating aspect of this film and will no doubt lead to conversation about which side Baumbach is actually on. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2019
C- Lucy in the Sky (2019) Jordan Ruimy Much like he's done in "Fargo" Hawley wants to aim for the stars, but, this time around, he can't even achieve liftoff. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
B The Laundromat (2019) Jordan Ruimy Minor Soderbergh, but it's still Soderbergh EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ Waves (2019) Jordan Ruimy Even if there is something underwhelming about the softer and gentler second half, the overall impact of Shults' film is deeply felt and confirms him as a major talent EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
B+ Knives Out (2019) Jordan Ruimy A deliciously thrilling funhouse of mirth and malice. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
C+ Judy (2019) Jordan Ruimy Zellweger's work here is so towering that it clearly overshadows everything else EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Jordan Ruimy "Dolemite is my Name" is the funniest movie I have seen all year, a hoot and a holler about a black man living in whitey America yearning to make a name for himself. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
C- Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jordan Ruimy Conventional, lazy and incredibly irresponsible filmmaking EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
B The Two Popes (2019) Jordan Ruimy Despite its over reliance on unnecessary flashbacks, "The Two Popes" is a masterclass in acting delivered by two legendary stalwarts of the craft: Pryce and Hopkins. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
C+ Just Mercy (2019) Jordan Ruimy "Just Mercy" gets bogged down by heavy-handedness. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Jordan Ruimy The movie's success relies heavily on the conversations between Hanks and Rhys, moments which will not only make you think about the characters in the movie, but your own life as well. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
A- The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Jordan Ruimy "The Art of Self-Defense" is a true original that aims to tackle the deepest pits of toxic masculinity, to almost absurd extremes. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C Stuber (2019) Jordan Ruimy Of course, the actors shouldn't be faulted for how flat "Stuber" ends up feeling - they try to rise the mediocrity around them into something watchable. They can't. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
B+ Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Jordan Ruimy Scorsese delivers a document that is part tour diary, part surreal narrative but totally absorbing 142-minute mesmerizer. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C The Lion King (2019) Jordan Ruimy The end result is more of a showcase for VFX/photo-realism than an actually successful remake of a beloved Disney classic EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C After the Wedding (2019) Jordan Ruimy In 'After the Wedding," the crux of the dilemmas being presented feel unimportant and unrewarding because we couldn't care less about these characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C+ Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Jordan Ruimy Blanchett's nervous, neurotic and irritated-filled performance keeps things watchable and, dare I say it, even mildly transporting. t EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) Jordan Ruimy There's an overwhelming feeling of the now as you watch "Sticks and Stones." It feels immediate, a plea from one of our very best comedians to his own audience to stop the hysteria. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
C Good Boys (2019) Jordan Ruimy "Good Boys," is a rather one-note and corny exercise in conventional storytelling. Despite its trailer's promises, there is no edginess whatsoever to be found in this movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
Give Me Liberty (2019) Jordan Ruimy As the day deteriorates from erratic to near-disastrous, the collective ride shared between this inclusive cast of characters becomes not only a pleasantly-delivered dramatic and comedic experience, but a damn-near, compassionate one as well. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2019
C- The Nightingale (2018) Jordan Ruimy The film's 136-minute runtime is absolutely unnecessary, especially for a film that keeps looking for any kind of identity throughout its messy narrative. There is no groove or flow sustained by Kent, just the delirious need to deliver artsy shocks. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
B+ Love, Antosha (2019) Jordan Ruimy It turns out that Yelchin would frequently bring a camera with him wherever he went, from childhood on, to the point where director Garret Price actually uses Yelchin's recorded tapes to form the narrative and tell the story of his life. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
C+ Yesterday (2019) Jordan Ruimy Instead of expanding on the ingenious premise, Curtis decides to inject his movie with off-puttingly mawkish sentiment. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
C+ Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Jordan Ruimy Barely entertains. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
C+ Toy Story 4 (2019) Jordan Ruimy If the first three installments felt breezy and effortless, Cooley's movie feels forced and unimportant. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
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+ Young Ahmed (2019) 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+ Dolor y gloria (2019) Jordan Ruimy A rather distanced affair, albeit sprinkled with these small, beautiful moments of personal filmmaking EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
C- Little Joe (2019) Jordan Ruimy Hausner can't really find the tension in the story. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
D Matthias & Maxime (2019) 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 A Hidden Life (2019) 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
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 Les misérables (2019) 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