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Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
74% An American Pickle (2020) ... better when it's merely silly and less ambitious, most satisfying as a cinematic snack rather than a four-course meal.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
66% The Secret Garden (2020) ... a handsomely mounted period piece that emphasizes lavish visual gimmicks at the expense of emotional depth.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) As it chronicles Ressa's uphill battle for press freedom during a contentious election year, the film's broader resonance brings added urgency to its issues.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
19% The Tax Collector (2020) With its derivative dialogue and familiar narrative themes, this lurid thriller provides a vivid but muddled glimpse into the brutality of Latinx gang rivalries in Los Angeles.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
83% Spinster (2020) Peretti's portrayal finds the right balance of obnoxious quirks and offbeat charm. There's not a lot of substance, but at least it should provide a springboard to future roles for its star.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) ... muddles its creepy concept with some narrative misdirection, but the film's haunting imagery helps to lend thought-provoking emotional urgency.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
79% Out Stealing Horses (Ut og Stjæle Hester) (2020) Beneath the bleakness, there's a cathartic beauty in this incisive character study about guilt, regret, and mortality.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
54% Made in Italy (2020) There are powerful moments along the way, even if the overall impact is slight and forgettable.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
89% I Used to Go Here (2020) ... occasionally lacks depth, yet its journey of self-discovery resonates with sardonic authenticity.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
No Score Yet How to Fake a War (2019) Trying to balance a mistaken-identity farce with a media satire, this uneven British comedy misses the mark either way.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
96% Creem: America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine (2020) ... spotlights the eccentric personalities on the Creem team while enabling an impressive roster of interviewees to wax nostalgic about its legacy. The result is both amusing and insightful.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
56% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) Much of the inherent sociopolitical subtext is overwhelmed by surface quirks and structural manipulations.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
97% Red Penguins (2019) ... benefits from some colorful true-life characters and subject matter, and assembles the interviews and archival footage into an amusing package that should score with more than just hockey fans.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
67% Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison (2020) Malco's mix of over-the-top swagger with offbeat charm produces some scattered big laughs, yet any deeper emotional connection remains elusive as the sketchy material feels strained at feature length.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
56% The Informer (2020) Despite a few clever twists that blur the lines between traditional heroes and villains, this crime thriller lacks credibility and consistent tension in its second half.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
77% Summerland (2020) Strong performances can't overcome the emotional calculations in this sentimental World War II melodrama.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
94% The Shadow of Violence (2020) By confronting its inherent moral complexity, the film develops an undercurrent of sympathy beneath the testosterone-fueled, predictably brutal surface.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
30% The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020) The bayou scenery is nice, although for a movie about the power of positive thinking, the relentless contrivances and heavy-handed melodrama tend to have the opposite effect.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
90% Rebuilding Paradise (2020) ... lacks depth in spots, but its more intimate moments achieve a potent catharsis.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
100% A Most Beautiful Thing (2020) Although the steering is erratic at times, the heartfelt sincerity of this crowd-pleasing documentary drives it to the finish line.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
87% Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2020) The venerable Canadian crooner definitely deserves a salute to his music and legacy, and this breezy documentary provides a serviceable career retrospective.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
67% The Cuban (2020) There's a quiet poignancy to the scenes with mentor and protégé in this tender examination of aging with dignity. Yet a tighter focus would help find a more appealing narrative rhythm.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
80% Retaliation (Romans) (2020) Orlando Bloom's deeply felt performance anchors this character-driven Irish thriller that too often lacks the subtlety and narrative dexterity its tricky subject matter requires.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
43% The Big Ugly (2020) Some noir-style visual flourishes can't rescue the formulaic screenplay, which downplays the violent confrontations yet never musters sufficient tension or finds enough sympathy in its collection of schemers and scoundrels.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
61% Radioactive (2020) In its effort to shine a spotlight on a deserving subject, the film hits the bullet points yet rarely probes Marie's complex and troubled mind with the depth it deserves.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) This breezy and irreverent coming-of-age comedy benefits from a witty and nostalgic script that skewers the hypocrisy in organized belief systems.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
74% The Rental (2020) ... effectively exploits paranoia about online privacy in the social-media age, even as it settles for predictable genre tropes in the final act.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
66% Most Wanted (2020) ... tries to coax tension by manipulating the narrative structure, although it doesn't conjure much incentive for emotional investment along the way.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
68% Amulet (2020) Garai's clever and unsettling visual touches yield an intense twist at the end, although after the excessively convoluted buildup, you might not care.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
81% The Old Guard (2020) ... offbeat and compelling superhero saga that's more about self-discovery than saving the day.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
90% We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (2020) It's modestly amusing and insightful, as well as a worthwhile showcase for a unique comedic art form. But fandom isn't required to appreciate the film.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2020
36% The Sunlit Night (2019) The picturesque landscapes are much more endearing than the people who inhabit them in this misguided romantic comedy about self-discovery and artistic expression.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
81% The Painted Bird (2020) As exhausting as it is eye-opening, the gut-wrenching film rewards open-minded viewers with a provocative exploration of brutality and oppression.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
11% A Nice Girl Like You (2020) Like its protagonist, this uninspired sex comedy thinks it's being edgy and risqué when in fact it's hopelessly tame and restrained.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
37% Ghosts of War (2020) Taking the horrors of battle a bit too literally, this lackluster thriller awkwardly combines a haunted-house story with a World War II saga.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
28% Dirt Music (2019) Nicholas Sparks fans might gravitate to this sappy Australian romance about troubled lovers chasing destiny amid a sun-drenched seaside backdrop.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
88% Afterward (2020) ... commendably even-handed and persuasive thanks to some thoughtful subjects.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) Hanks earns our sympathy with his steely resolve and unwavering loyalty toward his men. When things get choppy, he's more than capable of leading the way.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
20% Viena and the Fantomes (2016) Besides the off-putting characters, it doesn't explore gender politics or the music business of the era with any meaningful depth.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
94% We Are Little Zombies (2020) A sharply observed coming-of-age satire competes with a barrage of visual gimmickry in this ambitious if highly uneven debut.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
94% Palm Springs (2020) Wacky and weird but never obnoxious, the film benefits from endearing performances, plus an ability to venture into surreal territory without bogging down in metaphysical mumbo-jumbo.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
46% Never Too Late (2020) Spirited performances drive the good-natured mischief for a while, although the film struggles to balance the broad humor with any nostalgic value or meaningful sentiment.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
38% Guest of Honour (2020) With all of its chronological shifts, Egoyan's narrative can't sustain its emotional urgency regarding his characters or their lamentable circumstances.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
93% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Even though it's essentially fictional, the film's power lies in its authenticity.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
74% Archive (2020) ... flashes some low-budget visual flair, although the deliberately paced screenplay turns predictable in the second half, which compromises the intended emotional impact.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
92% The Outpost (2020) ... conveys an intimate boots-on-the-ground authenticity while viscerally capturing the rugged terrain and oppressive conditions.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) ... packed with contentious dialogue while also tender and observant in its study of memories and how they can shift perception - and indeed, truth.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
92% Relic (2020) Instead of revealing too much, this Australian haunted-house thriller earns its chills by keeping viewers guessing.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
76% Family Romance, LLC (2020) Even the rare misfires from Herzog are fascinating in their own way, and this micro-budget trifle is no exception.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
80% Black Magic for White Boys (2020) Beneath the surface eccentricities, this sharply observed ensemble comedy features a potent subtext about gentrification and socioeconomic disparities in contemporary New York.‐ Cinemalogue
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020