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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% 21 Bridges (2019) Boseman brings more depth and complexity to his role than the screenplay warrants.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
84% Queen & Slim (2019) Although its ambitions too often exceed its grasp, this vivid portrayal of the pervasive distrust between police officers and black Americans crackles with authentic dialogue and avoids heavy-handed clichés.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
89% The Two Popes (2019) This incisive, lightly fictionalized examination of an unprecedented shakeup of church leadership and traditions benefits from sterling performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
100% 63 Up (2019) There are few major revelations or surprises, although it remains a vital extension of this cinematic social experiment.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
75% Melody Makers (2019) While it's technically dry and straightforward, the film finds an agreeably nostalgic rhythm.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
78% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) Maybe this surface-level documentary about the checkered history of the National Enquirer captures the spirit of its subject, but that's not necessarily a good thing if you're looking for genuine insight.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
93% The Kingmaker (2019) This fascinating documentary traces her career in the spotlight while using her story to provide an ominous perspective on the contemporary sociopolitical landscape.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
70% The King (2019) This handsomely mounted biopic is an overall muddled depiction of a critical period in European history.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
20% Pretenders (2019) ... as shallow as its characters, who aren't worthy of our emotional investment.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
76% Frozen II (2019) By the end, audiences perhaps won't share the characters' sense of wonder and discovery. They might be ready to let it go.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
94% Dark Waters (2019) This straightforward yet consistently compelling true-life eco-thriller is an evocative look at corporate greed and government enablers that sufficiently gets the blood boiling.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
90% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) ... a powerfully humane look at an ecological problem without easy solutions.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
74% Shooting the Mafia (2019) It's less effective while probing Battaglia's often turbulent personal life, with efforts to frame her as a courageous artist compromising a more nuanced portrait.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) ... provides an authentically textured glimpse at family dynamics and emotional vulnerability, offering a glimmer of hope amid the heartbreak.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
0% The Courier (2019) Slumming it as the villain in this preposterous thriller, Gary Oldman refuses to take this mess seriously, but his co-stars aren't as fortunate.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
No Score Yet Age Out (2019) Emphasizing atmosphere over plot, Edwards shows a keen eye for framing and camera movement, and captures some powerful imagery.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Everybody's Everything (2019) You don't have to be familiar with Lil Peep or his music to find an emotional entry point into this documentary biopic that also works as a heartbreaking portrait of mental illness and the perils of celebrity.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
51% Black and Blue (2019) ... generates some moderate suspense as a cat-and-mouse thriller, although any deeper exploration of socioeconomic inequality and racial profiling feels exaggerated and heavy-handed.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton's stylish and evocative film noir pays homage to the genre with a convincing period re-creation that immerses moviegoers in the gritty urban milieu of 1950s New York.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
87% Waves (2019) ... avoids coming-of-age clichés while probing familiar themes in fresh and authentic ways. Bolstered by stylish visual flourishes, it's a harrowing and provocative plea for compassion.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
23% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) The true-life story of a feminist pioneer is compromised by heavy-handed clichés.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
62% The Shed (2019) The social subtext doesn't carry much weight alongside the supernatural nonsense, and it's difficult to find sympathy for these characters who consistently lack common sense.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
96% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) You need to know who Marion Stokes is, but you won't realize it until you're watching this bizarre yet fascinating documentary.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
70% Line of Duty (2019) A potentially provocative concept becomes lost amid the predictable yet increasingly ridiculous twists in this vigilante thriller‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) Unlike the titular meal, there's not much substance to the nostalgic screenplay, even if the ensemble cast brings a heartfelt charm to the predictable material.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
64% The Good Liar (2019) It features two esteemed actors trading barbs in top form, trying to elevate a twisty character-driven thriller not really worthy of their talents.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
42% Midway (2019) The shallow characters don't warrant much emotional investment, especially when spouting such derivative dialogue. But at least they have an uncanny ability to avoid enemy fire.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) This romantic comedy doesn't wind up spreading much holiday cheer, instead settling for predictable crowd-pleasing formula with only the slightest of twists from the norm.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
36% Primal (2019) The only thrills are of the guilty-pleasure variety, although there's little camp value in the mechanical script or the technical incompetence.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
22% Playing with Fire (2019) Mayhem ensues, of course, except it's more silly than amusing. Even for the target demographic, it's just blowing smoke.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
93% Honey Boy (2019) As a vivid portrayal of a fractured family legacy defined by alcoholism and abuse, this coming-of-age drama is both haunting and heartfelt.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
61% Crown Vic (2019) The four-wheeled title character is more intriguing than its human counterparts in this gimmicky thriller.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
80% Cold Brook (2019) The deliberately paced film is slight but heartfelt, with endearing performances.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) Even as it meanders in the second half, Lapid's sociopolitical satire evolves into a fascinating study of culture and identity.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
59% Frankie (2019) ... uses European art-house influences to generate some intriguing character dynamics, but too much of the film feels aimless and inconsequential.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) Ozon's deliberately paced screenplay occasionally bogs down in extraneous details, although the broader sense of moral outrage still carries a universal resonance.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
74% Harriet (2019) This formulaic yet compelling biopic powerfully resonates across cultural, chronological, and geographical boundaries.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
91% Light from Light (2019) Defiantly avoiding clichés about hauntings and the supernatural, this sharply observed character study lingers after the lights go up.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
29% Inside Game (2019) Sports fans looking for a rooting interest won't find one amid this parade of lowlifes and degenerates, while the embellished screenplay goes out of bounds.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
67% Danger Close (2019) While Aussie audiences might find enough incentive to cheer their own, dramatically it seems like a missed opportunity.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
63% American Dharma (2019) In this times of intense ideological division, the film gives viewers on both sides of the aisle some points to ponder, if only they're willing to listen.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
67% Adopt a Highway (2019) ... steers a potentially provocative idea in predictable directions, which tends to diminish the emotional impact.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) ... succeeds by digging deeper into Cohn's personal life and his public image, showing how a shadowy figure like Cohn gains influence and wields power behind the scenes, and persuasively connects his legacy to present-day affairs.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
53% Farming (2019) The historical context is more intriguing than the specifics of this harrowing and provocative story, which lacks sufficient character depth and narrative texture.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
75% The Cat and the Moon (2019) Ambitious but unfocused, this filmmaking debut shows promise despite its self-indulgent tendencies.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) ... struggles to find that narrative spark to enliven some fascinating true-life subject matter.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
62% Paradise Hills (2019) There's not much incentive for emotional investment in these shallow characters, for whom the cartoonish misadventures don't seem particularly empowering, if that's the intention.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
98% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) ... fascinating for film buffs interested in the technical side, while casual fans can gain appreciation for an obscure but valuable art form.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) Committed performances bolster this latest examination of the psychological effects of war, which is more admirable for its intentions than its execution.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
79% Light of My life (2019) ... captures the moral complexity of their unbreakable bond and their uncertain future, and Pniowsky's expressive performance is terrific.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019