World of Reel

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Rating Title/Year Author
B+ Bad Trip (2021) Jordan Ruimy The funniest and most inventively deranged comedy of 2021 EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
C- Violation (2021) Jordan Ruimy "I Spit on Your Grave" did it better, almost four decades ago. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
C+ Nobody (2021) Jordan Ruimy There is nothing new or fresh about "Nobody," it just sticks there like a retread of better and more invigorating movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
C+ Tina (2021) Jordan Ruimy Incomplete and reluctant portrait of an iconic and important musical voice EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2021
B- The Courier (2020) Jordan Ruimy The kind of film that turns out to be wholly unimpressive and immensely watchable at the same time. It's what you might like to call a good old yarn. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
D City of Lies (2018) Jordan Ruimy The maze-like narrative amounts to nothing at all. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
C+ Greenland (2020) Jordan Ruimy Waugh's film feels like too much, especially in the final act, when the personal is replaced by the plodding. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
B- Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (2021) Jordan Ruimy Biased, but essential addition to the story of Christopher Wallace EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
B- My Zoe (2019) Jordan Ruimy Bold, intriguing but not entirely successful EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
B+ The Father (2020) Jordan Ruimy Career-crowning work from Hopkins EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
C+ Night of the Kings (2020) Jordan Ruimy "It doesn't even make sense!" a prisoner yells, and one can get that exact same feeling watching Lacôte's film EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
A- The Truffle Hunters (2020) Jordan Ruimy Dwerck and Kershaw's masterful compositions enhance the surreal nature of this mysteriously amusing world. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
C Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Jordan Ruimy Filled with cool Tik-Tok dialogue and social media-approved political messaging. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
B Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (2021) Jordan Ruimy You might feel like you need a shower after watching it, but it's impossible to scratch it off your mind EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
B+ Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020) Jordan Ruimy The subject is horrifying, but the tension relentlessly watchable. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
C Coming 2 America (2021) Jordan Ruimy A nostalgia-driven cash grab EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
B Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Jordan Ruimy Of course, when you have your main subject unafraid to expose her emotional scars on-screen, then you can really just let your camera roll. Eilish is that mesmerizing. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
C- The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Jordan Ruimy he result is incoherence, a muddled mess of a film that doesn't really know how to find its groove or footing EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2021
D Rifkin's Festival (2020) Jordan Ruimy it feels incredibly off and forced. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
B Together Together (2021) Jordan Ruimy Patti Harrison delivers a game-changing breakout performance EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Jordan Ruimy A nasty and horrifying midnight noir. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
B Rocks (2019) Jordan Ruimy Authentic, small, and deeply humane EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ Pleasure (2021) Jordan Ruimy A stunning indictment of an industry filled to the brims in male domination. This is a great, shocking movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ Luzzu (2021) Jordan Ruimy "Luzzu" is the kind of film Roberto Rossellini would have made if he were still alive today EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
B+ Human Factors (2021) Jordan Ruimy Keeps you guessing until the final shot EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
C Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Jordan Ruimy The film feels like a collection of episodes, none-too-fully sketched-out scenes that fail to give its characters the much-needed depth to make us care. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2021
D The Little Things (2021) Jordan Ruimy Here is a self-serious serial killer thriller that fees like it was made in the '90s. The fact that the first draft was written in 1993, only reinforces how the resulting film feels old, cliched, and damn-near redundant. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
C Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2021) Jordan Ruimy The pretensions at work here are maddening, playing with the viewer's head in ways that feel downright masochistic. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ In the Same Breath (2021) Jordan Ruimy A brave and important movie for the world to see EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
C One for the Road (2021) Jordan Ruimy The resulting film is a convoluted mess. A soap opera that deteriorates with every ensuing sequence. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B CODA (2021) Jordan Ruimy Jones is stunning, gifted with a great singing voice, but also the ability to nail gritty authentic realism in a thinly sketched role EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B John and the Hole (2020) Jordan Ruimy Shotwell's stoic and emotionless performance is so disturbingly rendered that he keeps you glued to his character's unpredictability EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ On the Count of Three (2021) Jordan Ruimy The hijinks are too obvious, the characters too emotionally limited and the dialogue too crudely unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ In The Earth (2021) Jordan Ruimy Loses steam as it goes along EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B- Mass (2021) Jordan Ruimy A chamber piece that feels a little too stagey EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ Passing (2021) Jordan Ruimy It's a ballsy first film, a black and white melodrama that relies more on the hidden truths of its characters than any kind of formal plot. The motives of every character in this film can be questioned. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B- MLK/FBI (2020) Jordan Ruimy Feels unfinished and leaves you wanting more EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ Locked Down (2021) Jordan Ruimy Much of the blame lies in Steven Knight's schizoid script, an amalgam of contradictions that is filled with all-too-convenient implausibilities to fully be taken at face value. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ The White Tiger (2021) Jordan Ruimy I almost wished writer-director Bahrani had added an extra hour and turned his film into an epic Godfather-like saga EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
C+ Land (2021) Jordan Ruimy A misbegotten ode to isolation EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
A Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Jordan Ruimy A classic-in-the-making EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
A- PVT Chat (2021) Jordan Ruimy This is a sexy, provocative, and timely statement - it plays like a 21st century Last Tango In Paris EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B- A Glitch in the Matrix (2020) Jordan Ruimy This is a very busy film, messily rendering its evidence via garish commercialism, virtual reality footage, film excerpts, and video game footage. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ Saint Maud (2019) Jordan Ruimy Here's the next great horror movie. A Gothic tale, very sparely told, that only flirts with the supernatural because it finds the human psyche so much more terrifying. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2021
B+ White Lie (2019) Jordan Ruimy A timely film about the public's willingness to endorse and support a cause without investigation EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
C Malcolm & Marie (2021) Jordan Ruimy The intentions are in the right place - this is an ambitious statement from Levinson - but the endless rants and stringent monologues that invade this film feel forced and too on-the-nose. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
B The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) Jordan Ruimy There are neat inside-the-music stories told as well, including some involving recording legends such as Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegun, and Eric Clapton. It all culminates with a heartbreaker of a final line uttered by Robin. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
D The Midnight Sky (2020) Jordan Ruimy Practically unwatchable. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
B Let Them All Talk (2020) Jordan Ruimy "Let Them All Talk" is one of the lighter and most entertaining affairs of Soderbergh's career EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
B- Soul (2020) Jordan Ruimy Yes, it can be funny and clever, but it feels too complacent and self-aggrandizing for its own good, a little too full of itself, to truly soar above the clouds like its predecessors. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020