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Jorge Castillo

Jorge Castillo
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) For all of Rose-Lynn's flaws, Jessie Buckley keeps us on her side. She gives us a textured character without shoving Rose-Lynn's complexity in our faces.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
2/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) To make a bad situation worse, Linklater softens the edges of the novel, reducing the film to a laundry list of rich-white-people problems.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Brittany Runs a Marathon never goes for the low hanging fruit. There are laughs to be had, but all based on reality and accompanied by a pang of sorrow.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Since all the dads in The Goldfinch are the absolute worst, one could argue the film advocates for chosen families. Then again, so does The Fast and the Furious.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
2.5/5 83% Judy (2019) Judy contains well-crafted scenes and strong performances. But the film never comes together.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Ultimately, Ad Astra is about personal responsibility, both as an individual, and as a member of the broader human community.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/10 14% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) The best thing about Night Hunter is the length. At 97 minutes, the nonsensical plot moves fast enough for some of the obvious shortcomings to go unnoticed. The real mystery here is not the identity of the killer, but who greenlit this movie. ‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/5 80% Good Boys (2019) There's no science to Good Boys: kids interacting with adult things they don't understand is always good for a laugh (and get a religious group or two riled-up).‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3.5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) Never mind the lead's boneheaded decisions, the film's artsy pretentions and the grossly underused Tilda Swinton - the movie sticks with you.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
2.5/5 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) If the documentary had zeroed on his loneliness earlier, the film could have been insightful, instead of a biographical 'greatest hits'.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) The doc often veers from the relationship to focus on Cohen's career. It often feels unnecessary. At the same time, the film fails to make inroads on the central mystery.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
4/5 98% Maiden (2019) Even though the narrative is driven by the race, Maiden is peppered with blatant sexism. Male competitors bet how long they'll last, reporters ask if they are getting along.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
3.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) The film offers an accurate portrait of the pursuit of a dream - one in which talent is just part of the equation, and reality, sooner or later, comes crashing down.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
2/5 79% The Grizzlies (2019) The "white saviour" approach is awkward at best. It opens with a trigger-warning, signaling lack of confidence in the material (and the audience, too).‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The reconstruction/glorification of L.A. in 1969 is evocative. Tarantino also succeeds at capturing the toxicity at the Spahn Movie Ranch where the Manson Family was holed up.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
3.5/5 93% Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Ask Dr. Ruth doesn't reinvent the wheel or contain earth-shattering revelations, but it does a good job linking her harsh childhood with her drive to spread knowledge.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) It's all so much fun, I can already hear angry nerds complaining it's not as dark as Endgame. Nuts to that. ‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Aster's heroes start knocked off-balance by grief. This makes them more open to new experiences and ideas, but also susceptible to whatever evil lurks in the vicinity.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
2/5 83% High Life (2019) The film is deliberate obtuse to the point of being frustrating. Any good will towards Denis or the actors doing their best with underwritten parts vanishes after a while.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin can't fully avoid the specter of Robin Williams hovering over the film, but Will Smith makes the right choices, chief among them trading manic for laid-back.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) We see the Chesters pivot constantly to maintain a prosperous biodiversity, but whether the project is profitable or not, we're never told.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
2/5 43% The Tomorrow Man (2019) There is nothing explicitly wrong with The Tomorrow Man. It's just flat like a day-old soda. Lithgow and Danner are old pros, but they are unable to develop any chemistry.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 80% Late Night (2019) The film's ambitions are too lofty to be well served and Late Night is never as funny or clever as it wants to be.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jarmusch has bent film conventions throughout his career to suit his whims, and this latest effort is no different. ‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Danny Boyle takes an outlandish premise and transforms it into a meditation on the creative process and the ways artists compromise to get their work to the public.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
3.5/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) There's something sickly refreshing about a feature that hasn't endured three rounds of sanitization by the way of focus groups and executive notes.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2.5/5 66% The Public (2019) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) 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. ‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
2.5/5 80% Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019) There are a lot of characters to keep track of, plenty of plot points to digest and a fair amount of psycho-babble. Eventually, it all becomes too much and interest wanes. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 72% Teen Spirit (2019) The film has a couple of opportunities to take the road less travelled, but ends up sticking with the tried and true (actual line from the movie: "Sing! From your heart!").‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
2/5 76% Wonders of the Sea (2019) For every remarkable visual captured by Jean-Michel (son of Jacques) Cousteau, there's a trite line of dialogue that undercuts it.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 88% Sir (2018) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 78% Green Book (2018) Green Book deserves to be watched. The film is straightforward, well-executed and often very funny.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Birds of Passage's best moments are when it confronts the impact of drug money. Traditional structures and systems that let the Waayu survive for centuries are obliterated.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Unlike Paulina García's less scrutable character in the original, Julianne Moore is a luminous, open presence - every emotion and epiphany is reflected on her face. ‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) I'd give Shazam! a pass on "you can choose your own family", even though it hammers at it like a Fast and Furious movie. That said, it's an unassuming breath of fresh air.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 93% Giant Little Ones (2019) Giant Little Ones is a step forward in the Canadian coming-of-age movie. It tackles teen sexual fluidity in a sensitive way, without taking place at a cottage in the summer.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 97% Carmine Street Guitars (2019) Making a documentary can be as simple as finding the right subject and getting out of the way. Carmine Street Guitars is that kind of doc.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 89% Missing Link (2019) The film's wokeness is not limited to Darwinism vs. intelligent design. There is a love interest in the film whose independent streak never yields.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) Terrific German drama that examines totalitarianism from a seldom explored perspective: the artist who captures it for posterity.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 90% In Search of Greatness (2018) In Search of Greatness makes a strong case for intangibles as the decisive factor in sports excellence.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2/5 33% Wonder Park (2019) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
2.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) One could argue Capernaum comes dangerously close to poverty porn. Another might respond that the film's grim situations are drawn from real-life situations.‐ Planet S Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The dialogue is fascinating and the luscious black-and-white camera work complements it perfectly. And the framing! Oh, the framing!‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The Hidden World is a perfectly suitable conclusion to a saga that stayed true to itself and is leaving on its own terms.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) 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.‐ Prairie Dog Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019