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Joey Magidson

Joey Magidson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 62% Spree (2020) "Spree" has an idea, that's for sure. It just doesn't really know what to do with it.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
3/4 67% Star Light (2020) "Star Light" arguably shouldn't work, but the throwback vibe to B-movie genre fare ultimately does. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
3/4 86% Max Reload and the Nether Blasters (2020) Despite not having much in the way of a budget, filmmakers Scott Conditt and Jeremy Tremp think outside the box and manage to stretch things as best they can.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2020
3/4 74% An American Pickle (2020) "An American Pickle" is charmingly offbeat and just weird enough to stand out. Seth Rogen delivers two really nice performances here, as well.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/4 97% Red Penguins (2019) There's something about this documentary that almost recalls a studio comedy, in a good way.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
2/4 19% The Tax Collector (2020) Ultimately, despite Shia LaBeouf's performance, it's rather mean-spirited and doesn't really see its premise through. When the body count begins, the interest disappears.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
3/4 89% I Used to Go Here (2020) Gillian Jacobs headlines a wonderful cast here, though top to bottom, they're all very good. She just happens to be a phenomenal lead for filmmaker Kris Ray.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
2.5/4 56% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) Despite solid performances, great cinematography, and strong themes that should resonate, the emotion of it all is held too much at arm's length.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
1/4 No Score Yet Ballbuster (2020) "Ballbuster" is one of the worst movies that I've seen in years, deeply unfunny, indifferently made, and downright embarrassing for its cast and crew.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
3/4 54% Made in Italy (2020) James D'Arcy makes a very solid filmmaking debut here with "Made in Italy."‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
3/4 90% Rebuilding Paradise (2020) Ron Howard really seems to feel for the community, digging in to simply watch them refuse to give in to tragedy.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2020
3/4 77% Summerland (2020) Gemma Arterton's performance here is easily the movie's biggest selling point.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2020
2.5/4 67% The Cuban (2020) Despite a touching turn from Louis Gossett Jr. and some charming emotions, the final product sadly leaves you wanting more.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/4 84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) There isn't anything else even close to "She Dies Tomorrow" out there. The film is impossible to shake, that's for sure.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
2/4 61% Radioactive (2020) Rosamund Pike does her best, but she can only do so much here with a film that simply does not work.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
2.5/4 66% Most Wanted (2020) "Most Wanted" is a decent film that's mostly undone by a lack of anything truly concrete to grab on to.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2020
3/4 94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Natalia Dyer gives a star-making turn here, delivering some reactions to the propaganda being put before her that are equal parts enraging and hilarious. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
3/4 74% The Rental (2020) An inspired directorial debut from Dave Franco, "The Rental" does for AirBnB what Alfred Hitchcock and "Psycho" did for showers.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
3/4 100% Born to Play (2020) "Born to Play" is the kind of documentary that can't help but inspire.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
2.5/4 36% The Sunlit Night (2019) Jenny Slate does what she can here, and her reactions to some of the weirder moments on display can be amusing, but her role is just too underwritten to make a difference.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
3/4 57% Guest Artist (2020) Jeff Daniels is riveting here. Not only is his performance among his very best, the screenplay has echoes of Aaron Sorkin to it.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
3/4 81% The Old Guard (2020) Between director Gina Prince-Bythewood and star Charlize Theron, there's a nice added touch of classiness to a gory and violent product like this.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2020
3/4 94% We Are Little Zombies (2020) From the Nintendo-inspired opening credits to the soundtrack, not to mention entire sequences, it all has the flair of an old-school game. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
2.5/4 81% The Beach House (2020) The periodic effectiveness of the concept, as well as the lead performance from Liana Liberato, is drowned in poor pacing and an inability to keep the viewer's attention.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
3.5/4 94% Palm Springs (2020) "Palm Springs" is more than just an utterly delightful romantic comedy, it's one of the smartest and most creative films of the year. I smiled from ear to ear for 90 minutes.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
3/4 92% Relic (2020) Up until the very end, I was actually a bit on the fence about this one. Then, the full power and range of the emotions in "Relic" take hold.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
3/4 79% Greyhound (2020) Tom Hanks's script and performance are as solid as they are un-flashy. Director Aaron Schneider manages to find some decent tension in naval warfare. Slight but entertaining.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
3.5/4 98% Hamilton (2020) Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? When it comes to the life of Alexander Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda has proven to be an incredible storyteller with "Hamilton." ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
3.5/4 92% The Outpost (2020) Rod Lurie's war film is exceptional, with deep abiding respect for the men and women in harm's way, but also an incredibly clear-eyed take on the folly of putting them there.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
2.5/4 No Score Yet aTypical Wednesday (2020) There are moments of smart comedy here, and J. Lee has a solid filmmaker's eye, but the dramatic moments fall flat.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
3.5/4 40% Irresistible (2020) Funny, smart, subversive, and incredibly timely, "Irresistible" is truly a story only Jon Stewart could have told.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 3: Comedy and Camp (2020) The series ends on a decidedly strong note.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
3/4 93% Babyteeth (2020) "Babyteeth" find heart and quirk in a tragic situation.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
2.5/4 53% Mope (2020) You'll need a shower after watching this, but you'll also be left with a bit to think about. It's a missed opportunity, but one not without some redeeming qualities.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2020
3/4 70% 7500 (2020) There's far more of Paul Greengrass in this DNA than anything else, which lends it a gravitas, in addition to strong work from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
2/4 22% Infamous (2020) Things start out here with a lot of promise, before devolving around the midway point.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2020
2.5/4 82% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Bill Nighy is great here, although unable to fully carry"Sometimes Always Never" on his own. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2020
1.5/4 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) It's impossible to tell what Kenneth Branagh saw in this material. Disney clearly was hoping for a gigantic tentpole franchise, though that's not going to be the case.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3.5/4 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) Spike Lee is at the height of his powers here, once again expertly mixing anger and entertainment.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3/4 83% Aviva (2020) "Aviva" is a dreamy and impressionistic (if occasionally befuddling) dance-filled romance.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
4/4 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) In many ways, "The King of Staten Island" is Judd Apatow's best film yet. Hilarious and heartfelt, as well as with a real New York City spirit. Pete Davidson is fantastic.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/4 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) Fans of "Showgirls" should definitely watch "You Don't Nomi," but those who hate the cult film should also give this documentary a shot.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2020
2.5/4 78% Judy & Punch (2020) The idea here is solid, to be sure, it's just not executed in a manner that generates any real enthusiasm.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
3/4 87% Shirley (2020) Elisabeth Moss breathes tremendously devilish/holunsettling life into the title role. She shines in a strong cast that includes Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Odessa Young.‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
2/4 70% Becky (2020) Kevin James undoubtedly showcases an ability to go to some dark places with this villainous role. Unfortunately, "Becky" is paper thin and mean-spirited. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
2.5/4 79% Hammer (2019) "Hammer" is a short film, but it drags its feet getting to the sort of conclusion you see coming from a mile away. ‐ Hollywood News
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
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 25% 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