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Joey Magidson

Joey Magidson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 92% The Vast of Night (2020) "The Vast of Night" works best as a hint at what Patterson will one day be able to accomplish behind the camera. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 30, 2020
2.5/4 92% End of Sentence (2020) John Hawkes and Logan Lerman get to do something different here, and that's worth taking note of. The film doesn't nearly make the best use of them possible, sadly.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3/4 69% The High Note (2020) A trio of strong performances, along with some very catchy music, make all the difference here.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
3/4 28% Inheritance (2020) Lily Collins and especially Simon Pegg sell the sometimes preposterous nature of this flick and make it work, more often than not. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Sweet Thing (2020) A relatively traditional independent cinema story is raised up by a look that suggests a true timelessness.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3/4 89% The Trip to Greece (2020) Anyone who doesn't get a kick out of Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan's antics are dead inside. Not only is the film incredibly funny, the food porn on display is quite something.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3/4 66% The Lovebirds (2020) Powered by a dynamic comedic duo of Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, "The Lovebirds" is always an enjoyable watch.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3.5/4 100% Asia (2020) As far as intimate dramas go, "Asia" is really top-notch. Never content to go for an easy emotional beat, every single moment feels real.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
3/4 100% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 2: Horror and Sci-Fi (2020) The documentary is a lot of fun for those who love this sort of cinema.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
2/4 50% American Trial: The Eric Garner Story (2020) "American Trial: The Eric Garner Story" could have been something special. The idea has spectacular merits. It's just in the execution that things fall flat.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
3/4 64% Castle in the Ground (2019) Most of the appeal here is watching the combo of Imogen Poots and Alex Wolff, even if it gets tough to watch what happens to them at times. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 16, 2020
2.5/4 60% 12 Hour Shift (2020) "12 Hour Shift" is a comedy, but there aren't any jokes. The premise sets up humorous moments without following through. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3/4 50% Scoob! (2020) "Scoob!" has more weird moments than you might expect. It's also rather touching during its beginning and end.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
3.5/4 100% Pray Away (2020) "Pray Away" may well break your heart. At the very least, it should enrage you. Conversion therapy is a cancer.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/4 100% Lorelei (2020) "Lorelei," a moving character study, has Jena Malone's best character to play, as well as her best performance, in years.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
2.5/4 No Score Yet Banksy Most Wanted (2020) A far cry from "Exit Through the Gift Shop" and its award-worthy ways, "Banksy Most Wanted" has only sporadic moments of life. ‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3/4 42% Capone (2020) Tom Hardy goes gonzo to play Fonzo in "Capone" for filmmaker Josh Trank. It's bonkers and unconventional, but utterly compelling, especially in terms of Hardy's turn.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
2.5/4 64% On a Magical Night (Chambre 212) (2020) There are periodic sparks from the imagination of Christophe Honoré, but too often you wind up hoping for something more interesting to happen than what ultimately does.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 10, 2020
3/4 57% Valley Girl (2020) Was a remake of "Valley Girl" necessary? Not in the slightest. Is this new version still a lot of fun and really enjoyable, regardless? Absolutely.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/4 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Beanie Feldstein shows off both comedic and dramatic chops here, anchoring the movie with a deeply human performance.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Call Your Mother (2020) "Call Your Mother" is a tribute to the family matriarchs who shaped untold numbers of comedians.‐ AwardsCircuit.com
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
3/4 93% Becoming (2020) Michelle Obama has a captivating screen presence, whether it's seeing her being interviewed on her book tour, seen in quiet moments, or anything in between.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
2.5/4 47% Arkansas (2020) Clark Duke knows how to direct, that much is quickly clear. "Arkansas" definitely has a Coen Brothers feel to it, though it never reaches the heights of their work.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
3.5/4 80% CRSHD (2019) "Crshd" is a very creative, very funny, and even very moving experience. Despite the specificity of the characters, the desires and issues on hand are absolutely universal.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
2.5/4 75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) Some elements work, some don't. It ultimately creates a mixed bag that's just shy of recommendation worthy.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/4 84% Deerskin (2020) Jean Dujardin is great in "Deerskin," selling every weird bit. The mix of comedy and horror by Quentin Dupieux is very much in his wheelhouse, but more accessible than usual.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
3.5/4 93% Bad Education (2019) "Bad Education" is equal parts, enraging, entertaining, funny, informative, and sad. Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney are excellent, though Jackman especially shines.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
2.5/4 68% Extraction (2020) "Extraction" is mainly for hardcore action fans and those who think Chris Hemsworth can do no wrong.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
2.5/4 80% To the Stars (2020) Liana Liberato is very good here, but the film wraps up in such an unsatisfying way that you can't help but feel a bit let down in the end.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2020
2/4 44% Robert the Bruce (2019) Angus Macfadyen clearly felt like this was a passion project. Unfortunately, it doesn't really reflect in the overall execution.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
3/4 90% The Willoughbys (2020) "The Willoughbys" will definitely appeal to kids, while not driving adults up a wall.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/4 78% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) "True History of the Kelly Gang" is an ambitious effort. At times, the fuels added to the fire is a real boon. Other times, it's a lot of energy that doesn't add up to a lot.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
3/4 93% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1: Midnight Madness (2020) This documentary may not teach film scholars anything new, but there's a lot of fun to be had in watching so many people wax poetic about these special types of works.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
2.5/4 39% The Quarry (2020) Even when the script lets them down by making things incredibly obvious, Michael Shannon and Shea Whigham find compelling notes to play.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2020
2/4 8% Behind You (2020) Derivative, lacking in scares, monotonous, and just overall disappointing, it's a real chore to sit through.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
3.5/4 41% Endings, Beginnings (2020) Showcasing the yearning for human connection that we all share, filmmaker Drake Doremus once again will rock you to your core.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
2/4 58% The Lost Husband (2020) Despite an easy-going nature, the predictability of the work winds up being a major hinderance, eliminating forward momentum.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
3/4 67% We Summon the Darkness (2020) Alexandra Daddario is great here, though all three of the leading ladies turn in memorable work in a film that knows how to have a good time.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
3/4 85% Sea Fever (2020) For better and worse, "Sea Fever" wears its horror and sci-fi influences on its sleeve (though mostly for better).‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
2.5/4 81% Mr. Jones (2020) This particular story has a lot to offer, so it's a shame that director Agnieszka Holland and scribe Andrea Chalupa can't capture it on the screen.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
3/4 100% Slay the Dragon (2020) Taking a sobering yet ultimately hopeful approach, "Slay the Dragon" hammers home the urgency of combating gerrymandering while never making the battle feel like a lost cause.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3/4 94% Faith Based (2020) Even though "Faith Based" is a satire, the fun being poked by director Vincent Masciale and writer Luke Barnett is fairly gentle. Their good time rubs off on you, too.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
3.5/4 72% Vivarium (2020) For such a small film, the ambition within "Vivarium" is quite noteworthy. It's the rare sci-fi flick that actually manages to be rewarding in its confounding nature.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
3/4 56% Resistance (2020) Biopics can be dry affairs, and there are times where this film falls into that trap. Luckily, Jesse Eisenberg has rarely been better than he is in "Resistance."‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3.5/4 91% Banana Split (2020) "Banana Split" is a supremely well written film, showing Hannah Marks not only to be a tremendous actress, but a wonderful screenwriter as well. She's phenomenal on both ends.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3/4 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) This documentary has personality to spare, making an important subject matter not just essential and inspiring, but often entertaining as well.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
3/4 99% Blow the Man Down (2020) There's just an inherent entertainment factor in watching a town controlled by old women start to expose its secrets.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2/4 67% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) Brian Cox alone can't make for a compelling movie experience. He's just not given enough to work with here.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
2.5/4 67% Human Capital (2020) Had the movie just focused Maya Hawke's character, this would have been a very different production, and arguably, a far better one, as well.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3.5/4 37% Hooking Up (2020) "Hooking Up" is an absolute delight. Funny, sexy, and smart, it's a romantic comedy that's a cut above. Brittany Snow and Sam Richardson are both excellent here. I loved it!‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020