Prairie Dog Magazine

Prairie Dog Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jorge Castillo
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Jorge Castillo The main takeaway of Avengers: Endgame is the presumption that the half that remained may listen to their better angels. Forget time travel, the real fairy-tale lays here. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
2.5/5 The Public (2018) Jorge Castillo The Public is overstuffed, but it's earnest and it tries to contribute to an important conversation. That nobility of purpose makes it worth watching. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 The Favourite (2018) Jorge Castillo Entertaining, garish and impeccably acted, The Favourite is a morality play on the double standard we use to measure men and women's ambitions, without being too pandering. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
2/5 Wonders of the Sea (2017) Jorge Castillo For every remarkable visual captured by Jean-Michel (son of Jacques) Cousteau, there's a trite line of dialogue that undercuts it. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 Sir (2018) Jorge Castillo For a moment, it seems Sir may break through. But the film falls into well-worn grooves and soap opera-level drama, wasting solid character work. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 Green Book (2018) Jorge Castillo Green Book deserves to be watched. The film is straightforward, well-executed and often very funny. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 In Search of Greatness (2018) Jorge Castillo In Search of Greatness makes a strong case for intangibles as the decisive factor in sports excellence. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 Wonder Park (2019) Jorge Castillo Wonder Park is very traditional and not in a good way: The look is reminiscent of films from a decade ago, the dialogue is blah, and the humour is light and old-fashioned. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
2.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Jorge Castillo While noticeable out of their element, indie stalwarts Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck recognize the easy rapport between Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson is their best asset. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 Cold War (2018) Jorge Castillo The dialogue is fascinating and the luscious black-and-white camera work complements it perfectly. And the framing! Oh, the framing! EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/5 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Jorge Castillo The film takes a rare approach: It focuses on Vincent's drive rather than his mental health. The signposts to tragedy are all there, but his miseries never hog the spotlight. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Jorge Castillo Shoplifters shines attention on two phenomena eroding Japan's social foundation: underemployment and gentrification. Most people have jobs, but they're menial and low-paying. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jorge Castillo The Hidden World is a perfectly suitable conclusion to a saga that stayed true to itself and is leaving on its own terms. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Jorge Castillo Fighting with My Family is a sweet and uplifting comic biopic built on relatable pathos. Doesn't hurt to have the fantastic Florence Pugh at the film's centre. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/5 Mandy (2018) Jorge Castillo As good as Cosmatos is at atmosphere and nightmarish scenarios, he would benefit from working with someone who keeps his self-indulgent tendencies in check. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Jorge Castillo The film's hyperkinetic nature makes it impossible to be less than entertained. But because Aquaman is always go, go, go, there's not much room for character development. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
2.5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Jorge Castillo Even if one concedes the plots of films like Mary Poppins Returns exist to bridge musical numbers, you'd think the audience should be a little invested in the outcome. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 The Apology (2016) Jorge Castillo The Apology does a superb job depicting these women's lives and how are they coping. It's not as effective from a journalistic perspective. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
3.5/5 The Wife (2017) Jorge Castillo While Close is the show-stopper, Pryce is beat-by-beat as good as the man who buys into his own hype. The expertly calibrated duel remains anchored in reality throughout. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 Colette (2018) Jorge Castillo Impeccably written and acted, the movie transcends the message of female emancipation to deliver actual entertainment. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Jorge Castillo I haven't seen a movie that more closely approaches the feeling of reading a comic, while at the same time taking full advantage of continuous motion and changing perspective. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 Juliet, Naked (2018) Jorge Castillo Juliet, Naked as a movie works on the strength of the original material and excellent casting. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2018
3/5 Skate Kitchen (2018) Jorge Castillo Forget those glossy dystopias studios force on younger audiences. American indies are going directly to the source to portray adolescents. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
3.5/5 Suspiria (2018) Jorge Castillo Guadagnino's brand of horror isn't shock and awe, it's rooted in suspense. The magic aims to be "realistic". The film lives and dies by this approach. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Jorge Castillo While the film has its heart in the right place, and the target is unquestionably perverse, The movie has a big problem at the centre: The lead. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/5 Mid90s (2018) Jorge Castillo While the film's mise-en-scene is a joy and succeeds at establishing fully fleshed out characters, it doesn't know what to do with them. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Jorge Castillo While Beautiful Boy hits most of the same beats as other addiction movies, the main characters seem like actual people. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018