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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% Welcome Home (2018) ... builds some mild tension until its reveal, after which it falls apart.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
9% Speed Kills (2018) A project starring John Travolta as a champion speedboat racer should not be taken this seriously.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
100% The Last Race (2018) This verite-style documentary doesn't pass judgment, instead making a powerful statement about the price of progress by following the stories of track owners, drivers, and fans who would miss it if it's gone.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
43% 55 Steps (2018) Considering the ramifications of its true-life story, this earnest legal melodrama about fighting the system never achieves the necessary urgency or poignancy.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
76% At Eternity's Gate (2018) ... a cumulatively thoughtful and persuasive abstract portrait, thanks in large part to Dafoe's affecting portrayal.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
87% A Private War (2018) Adding a layer of topicality during a time when the press in general is maligned more than ever, this harrowing drama conveys the dangers facing war correspondents on the front lines with unsettling intimacy.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
80% Instant Family (2018) ... heartwarming yet frequently amusing, which helps alleviate the heavy-handed tendencies inherent in the material.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
58% The Front Runner (2018) ... doesn't offer much insight beneath the surface, especially when considered in a contemporary context.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
91% Widows (2018) ... a richly textured crime yarn that combines familiar genre elements into a fresh and invigorating package.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) This formulaic and uninspired attempt to continue the franchise probably won't be well-received by newcomers who won't understand what made Lisbeth so intriguing in the first place, or by fans who won't recognize her outside of her prominent body art.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
57% The Grinch (2018) The latest big-screen adaptation of the beloved Dr. Seuss short story has the whiff of a Christmas cash grab even if it inevitably provides some warm fuzzies.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
64% Weightless (2018) Despite some strong performances and some haunting imagery, it's difficult to establish a sufficient emotional connection with characters who are this internalized and withdrawn.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
22% River Runs Red (2018) ... doesn't adequately articulate the moral complexities in its provocative subject matter, instead transitioning into a clichéd vigilante thriller.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
61% The New Romantic (2018) Hinting at contemporary relationship insight without offering any meaningful substance, this breezy romantic comedy is only sporadically engaging.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
74% The Long Dumb Road (2018) ... charts a well-traveled path of road-trip and buddy-comedy clichés.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
64% In a Relationship (2018) Like its title, this exploration of the romantic travails of a quartet of angst-ridden millennials has all the depth and personality of a Facebook status update.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
20% Here and Now (Blue Night) (2018) Despite some powerful moments and Parker's committed portrayal, the film's meaningful intentions are compromised by overwrought visuals and narrative contrivances.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
86% Chef Flynn (2018) ... acknowledges its subject's talent while keeping the material honest rather than hagiographic.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) ... has honest intentions about communicating the dangers of addiction in intimate detail, and conveying the frustration and hopelessness that goes with recovery. Still, in this case, the powerful message takes on a predictable repetition.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
88% Bodied (2018) The insightful and immersive film manages to both salute the artistry of battle rappers and satirize the hypocritical culture that sustains their livelihood.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) While in many ways the stylish film lacks the ambition of its subjects, it's quite a showcase for the music, first and foremost, which pushes boundaries and combines genres.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The classic holiday coming-of-age story is now a hyperactive CGI extravaganza, with its sense of wonder replaced by earnest platitudes and forced sentiment.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) ... seamlessly intertwines the story of its unscrupulous protagonist with a nostalgic tribute to a bygone literary age.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
95% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) Even if it lacks depth in exploring his failed relationships and fractured family, the film offers a fitting salute to Bergman's cinematic influence and legacy that should please discerning cinephiles.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
83% Monster Party (2018) ... loses momentum after its big reveal, but even the subsequent descent into ultraviolent mayhem is handled with an agreeably twisted playfulness.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
97% Maria By Callas (2018) It's a worthwhile examination of fame and an introduction of her work to a new generation.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
88% In Search of Greatness (2018) ... might not be that surprising, but the candidness of the subjects is refreshing.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
No Score Yet In Harm's Way (Feng huo fang fei) (2018) Although it means well, this emotional stakes in this bilingual World War II melodrama become lost in translation.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
50% Trouble (2018) The constant bickering becomes tedious pretty quickly, and the screenplay isn't dramatically compelling enough to fill the gaps.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
65% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2018) ultimately can't reconcile the distracting awkwardness that comes with placing these characters and dialogue into this setting. The result feels lost in translation.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
37% Hunter Killer (2018) Submerges itself in familiarity and drowns in clichés.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
38% Viper Club (2018) ... benefits from Sarandon's impassioned performance, but ultimately succumbs to melodramatic contrivances.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
93% Life and Nothing More (La Vida y Nada Más) (2018) Sharply observed and quietly powerful, this intimate glimpse into a cycle of juvenile delinquency and socioeconomic despair achieves a gut-wrenching emotional resonance.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Rowan Atkinson reprises his third or fourth best character in this uninspired sequel.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
41% Don't Go (2018) Despite some haunting imagery and committed portrayals, the film never establishes an emotional foothold before detaching itself completely with a series of arbitrary plot twists.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) The stylish film is deliberately paced yet rewards patience with some clever and deeply felt twists to keep moviegoers guessing.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) While it relishes in the mischief and mayhem of its setting, the film is just as adept at using its coming-of-age framework to convey hardships and insecurities.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
68% The Happy Prince (2018) ... a commendable passion project that largely eschews vanity and glamour, even if Wilde's life ultimately feels less compelling than his work.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
89% Studio 54 (2018) For those who never were chic enough to get in the club's door, this might be the next best thing.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
40% The Super (2018) ... more tedious than compelling, although Val Kilmer's scenery chewing provides some modest amusement.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
93% Wildlife (2018) In this evocative, melancholy adaptation of a Richard Ford novel, some terrific performances balance out an uneven script that's sometimes difficult to penetrate.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
89% All About Nina (2018) ... suffers from contrivances along the way, but generates genuine sympathy for Nina beneath her fragile yet abrasive exterior.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
90% The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) ... should please Keaton devotees while perhaps also introducing his work to a younger generation of film buffs.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
80% A Crooked Somebody (2018) While poking fun at a broad target, this thriller maintains a moderate level of suspense before falling apart in the convoluted final act.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
96% The Hate U Give (2018) The well-intentioned and sharply observed film laments a broken system with accessible urgency in the age of the Black Lives Matter movement, while also offering a shred of hope amid the heartbreak.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
61% The Oath (2018) Barinholtz is perhaps right to laugh at today's absurd state of affairs, but his gags would be more impactful if the characters and their antics weren't so detached from reality.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
0% Look Away (2018) The mirror on the wall doesn't reveal the fairest of them all in this lackluster psychological thriller that never gains much narrative traction despite a decent premise.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
100% All Square (2018) The offbeat concept finds a balance of humor and sentiment, while Kelly generates sympathy for a morally conflicted loner.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
88% After Everything (Shotgun) (2018) The gimmicky structure and overreliance on cutesy quirks suppress the emotional impact.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) ... might lack a genuine emotional anchor, but it's clever and amusing enough to avoid overstaying its welcome.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018