Jonathan W. Hickman Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 75% Military Wives (2020) The "Military Wives" based-on-real-life story might be familiar and manipulative, but the sincere theme of the power of music shines through.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted May 23, 2020
7/10 96% Lucky Grandma (2019) "Lucky Grandma" is all about Chin showing us how a tremendous central performance can carry a film. It's a sight to behold.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
8/10 100% Driveways (2019) ...disarming and sincere.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
7/10 93% Faith Based (2020) "Faith Ba$ed" is a good-natured look at what it means to be Christian today.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
6/10 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) "How to Build a Girl" is an enjoyable romp, if also one that's rooted more in make-believe than in telling verisimilitude.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
6/10 100% Chameleon (2019) "Chameleon" aptly deals with the nuanced consequences of a successful crime.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
7/10 89% Soundwave (2018) Writer/director Dylan K. Narang weaves a compelling indie thriller involving a young man who constructs a device that can hear the past.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
7/10 73% The Wretched (2020) ...an excellent drive-in movie experience. The creature effects are convincing and scary.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
8/10 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) ...an irreverent, charming laugh-riot.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
7/10 100% The Third Strike (2020) ... powerfully makes the argument for decarceration. ‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
5/10 74% Stray Dolls (2020) "Stray Dolls" is like a Harmony Korine movie with all the fun and energy drained out of it. All that's left is the dour, mean-spirited stuff that gives Korine's work it's importance but alone doesn't make for good cinema.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
7/10 87% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) "The Dalai Lama: Scientist" is a documentary meant to show the link between Buddhist philosophy and science. And it serves as an enlightening introduction to the idea that the two can co-exist.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
7/10 100% Nemesis (2020) "Nemesis" is a 17-minute short that would be right at home in a more extensive anthology, like, say, a live-action "Love, Death & Robots."‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
8/10 91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) "Bacurau" is a weirdly beautiful movie.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
7/10 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" isn't an entertaining watch, but for some of the most impressionable minds in formation, it might be a necessary one.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
8/10 90% Bull (2020) In as much as "The Rider" was a transcendent example of art imitating life, "Bull" achieves much the same level of genuineness.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
7/10 70% Tuscaloosa (2020) A handsome combination of complex story-telling with impressive performances.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
6/10 56% The Hunt (2020) As an action film, "The Hunt" does have its moments.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/10 30% Bloodshot (2020) "Bloodshot" fires wide of its target.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
8/10 88% Onward (2020) "Onward" is the kind of timely family movie that's about more than just getting to the end of a fantastic quest.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
6/10 77% The Banker (2020) The patient viewer should find a lot to like about this worthy story.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
5/10 48% Greed (2020) Winterbottom doesn't trust the power of comedy to make his most important points.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
8/10 91% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) "Beanpole" is a daunting Russian film of significant power and historical import.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
7/10 92% The Invisible Man (2020) The film's scares are aplenty as the camera plays the role of the intruder, and the sound design accentuates every creak or bump.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
8/10 90% Tread (2020) An alarming warning sign, "Tread" is a tale of men who work with their calloused, grease infused hands, and despite vast differences, it's the work, the hard, dangerous, painful work that unites them.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
4/10 37% Downhill (2020) Ultimately, "Downhill's" failure is in not seeing beyond the film that inspired it.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
9/10 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) A deeply romantic film in which two people find love, are pulled apart, and in that day, in that time, couldn't find their way back together.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
5/10 46% Night Sweats (2019) Regardless of what you think of the gangling plot, the vomit effects are pretty darned marvelous.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
7/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) ...a brightly colored, often salacious viewing experience. Harley Quinn is a superhero contradiction for these gender charged times.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/10 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) While Lively gives all, it's just not entertaining to watch her international contract killer stumble through the action.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
6/10 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Filled with copious amounts of somewhat witty dialogue, in-jokes, and tough-guy, tongue-in-cheek violence, "The Gentlemen" is entertaining, if also instantly forgettable. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
6/10 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Ultimately, "Color Out of Space" is worth seeing for director Richard Stanley's return, spirited use of practical monster effects, and another wild Cage performance.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
8/10 85% Les Misérables (2020) With its energetic camera work, natural performances, gritty locations, and almost real-time structure, "Les Misérables" should be broadly appealing for the seasoned cineaste and those looking for a foreign language picture that's not foreign in plot.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2020
5/10 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) What is abundantly clear is how desperate the entire production is to replicate the success of the "Fast & Furious" franchise.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
7/10 57% Buck Run (2019) A tender story about family and loss, "Buck Run," is a delicate indie that carefully explores a moment of transition.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
9/10 89% 1917 (2020) Of note for the unique single-shot approach, "1917" is also an emotionally arresting and intimate look at the horrors of the Great War.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/10 83% Just Mercy (2020) Safe and stagnant, this movie has nothing of the book's considerable breadth or import.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet Days of Rage: The Rolling Stones' Road to Altamont (2019) Handsomely made rock doc is a great companion piece to the Maysles' "Gimme Shelter."‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3/10 20% The Grudge (2020) Once again, showing that Hollywood has no idea what to do with J-Horror, "The Grudge" is another in a continuing line of incomprehensible cash grabs.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
7/10 80% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick fans will rejoice that he has returned to a safe place, and nonfans, who are patient, will be rewarded by the intended subtleties present in "A Hidden Life."‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
8/10 88% Cunningham (2019) A must for dancers and fans of the art-form, "Cunningham" is a meditative and often beautiful portrait of dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
8/10 95% Little Women (2019) "Little Women (2019)" is arguably the best adaptation among so many excellent cinematic versions. ‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
9/10 92% Uncut Gems (2019) "Uncut Gems" is a monster of a movie.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
7/10 70% Bombshell (2019) "Bombshell" is entertaining and contains enough of a hard edge to be about something relevant in today's period of adjustment.‐ Daily Film Fix
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
4/10 21% Cats (2019) It's a confusing mess, but one that holds a strange fascination.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/10 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Cartoonish and absurd, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is the film that fans demanded but not the one the franchise deserves.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
6/10 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) With its constant stream of punchlines, sweeping computer-generated action sequences, and cheap sentimentality, this is a film ideally suited for today's exaggerated movie-going experience.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
6/10 76% Richard Jewell (2019) If Eastwood intended to expose how the government could so abuse a simple, everyman, "Richard Jewell" marginally achieves that goal.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
8/10 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) The epic rants denouncing the movie signify writer/director Waititi's brilliantly successful provocation. "Jojo Rabbit" is meant to make you mad, while it, also, touches your heart.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
7/10 82% Queen & Slim (2019) "Queen & Slim" is an entertaining action road picture with more on its mind than asphalt.‐ The Newnan Times-Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019