Jonathan W. Hickman

Jonathan W. Hickman
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Limber up viewer, "Double Tap" delivers plenty of entertaining kills, and more than one bloody bit of enjoyable zombie-killin' hilarity. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/10 41% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" is jumbled nonsense that palely reminds us of what barely made the first film work. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
8/10 100% In Search of Darkness (2019) A must for collectors, this documentary feature from director David A. Weiner (his first film) is nothing short of epic. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/10 25% Gemini Man (2019) Poorly written and conceived, Ang Lee is a filmmaker with all the toys but nowhere to show off all his great technical expertise. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
7/10 97% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) After setting up the players and introducing the two young leads to one another in Miike's violent version of "meet-cute," the film ratchets up the action and the pace is dizzying. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
6/10 68% Joker (2019) ...the problem with "Joker" is the lack of a proper foil. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
8/10 86% Ms. Purple (2019) It's a film that should be absorbed and celebrated, giving many of us a peek into a world of which we might be unfamiliar, but exposing the similarities that bind us together as human beings. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
8/10 97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) ...a gritty and creepy unique look at the collateral damage of the drug trade. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
6/10 83% Abominable (2019) With top tier animation and a lively kid-friendly story, "Abominable" cruises comfortably, while also failing to capitalize on it's most interesting components. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
7/10 83% Official Secrets (2019) A frightening, real-world thriller, director Gavin Hood, who last gave us 2015's excellent "Eye in the Sky," has a good feel for the material. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
7/10 88% Hustlers (2019) Surprisingly, after the glitz and sexy dances die-down, there's something meaningful remaining. Lopez has never been better. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
6/10 65% Human Capital (2019) Well-shot and acted, "Human Capital" is small project that benefits greatly from its deep ensemble cast. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/10 24% The Goldfinch (2019) All you need to know about "The Goldfinch" movie is that the "kiss" gets a laugh. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
7/10 87% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) ...the film will charm viewers. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
5/10 63% It Chapter Two (2019) This movie might make some bucks, but it does not continue the former film's watershed moment. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
6/10 61% The Riot Act (2018) Parks succeeds in delivering a period mystery that feels authentically of the time. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
8/10 98% Love, Antosha (2019) ...through immersing the viewer in the young actor's words, Anton Yelchin kept a journal, it's utterly inspiring. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
7/10 81% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) ...one of the oddest and most unique documentaries I've seen this year. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
9/10 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) ...easily one of the most-rewarding viewing experiences you are likely to have at the theater this year. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 86% The Nightingale (2019) ...never lets you forget the real horror of that time, that place, and what it meant to be considered a lesser sort of being, wrongfully based upon one's gender, nationality, or race. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
7/10 92% Luce (2019) Fine performances and provocative questions highlight simmering suburban thriller. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
6/10 79% Good Boys (2019) Cringe-worthy comedy will make parents squirm. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
7/10 59% Brian Banks (2019) ...it moved me, and that's because it really happened. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
6/10 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Occupies the no-man's land between "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" and the recent "Annabelle" sequel. It's an exercise in middle-school horror best suited for the small screen. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
6/10 63% The Mountain (2019) Bizarre and haunting, this lobotomy drama will leave you hollow. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
8/10 85% Luz (2019) "Luz" is a success in elegant perplexity. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
8/10 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) This Statham and Johnson show is a ludicrous, comedic actioner, and I want more. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
8/10 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) While "The Art of Self-Defense" is not for everyone, fans of "Fight Club" will be enthused, and folks looking for something odd but still coherent will be beguiled. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
5/10 53% The Lion King (2019) Call it Disney Nature becomes Disney Narrative, as "African Cats" morph convincingly into "The Lion King." But the more and more real things look, the more my mind kept thinking about the real circle of life. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
7/10 100% The Garden Left Behind (2019) A revealing look at transgender issues facing families today, "The Garden Left Behind" is another film that helps us understand. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
6/10 41% Point Blank (2019) It's almost like "Crank" but at a much lower voltage. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6/10 42% Stuber (2019) ...leaves us wanting to see both actors in vehicles with a lot more horsepower. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
9/10 96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) An impactful mystery, filmmaker Pamela B. Green's debut is a gift to film historians and an educational treat for anyone interested in how the art form was born. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
8/10 96% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) This incredibly detailed and informative documentary about one of America's finest writers will make you want to pick up several of Morrison's novels. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
7/10 83% Midsommar (2019) It's a film that amounts to a group therapy session for many viewers, including me. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
7/10 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Bursting with youthful exuberance and hipster flare, "Far From Home" is wondrous entertainment. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
7/10 59% Ophelia (2019) ...for the target audience, pre-teen and teenage girls, this tragic romance starring "Star Wars" heroine Daisy Ridley, plays big, inevitably leading to girl-power fist pumps and even a few salty tears. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
7/10 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) "Annabelle Comes Home" is an expertly crafted jump fest. The scares come quick and extend over the film's refreshingly brief running time. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Murder Made Easy (2019) David Palamaro's micro-budgeted murder mystery is a delightful meal. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/10 100% 5B (2019) "5B" is a necessary film, even if you thought you were infinitely familiar with the mistakes of the past. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/10 88% American Woman (2019) Jake Scott captures the adult maturation process, warts and all, with little pretense. And Miller is excellent as she navigates her character's changes. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
7/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) The best comedy of the summer is a Pixar sequel. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 23% Men in Black International (2019) Light, family friendly-entertainment. For those viewers still reeling and wiping away tears from their "Endgame" experience, here's a movie with the aim to merely make you smile." - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
6/10 30% Holy Lands (Les terres saintes) (2018) A winning seriocomic pairing of James Caan and Tom Hollander lifts Amanda Sthers' ambitious narrative. Read the DFF review of "Holy Lands." - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
6/10 71% All Is True (2019) Kenneth Branagh plays William Shakespeare in dullish but, still, interesting fashion. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
8/10 91% Starfish (2019) A. T. White's fascinating debut feature isn't exactly hard science fiction, but there's certainly a logic to it. "Starfish" is one strange retro ride. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
6/10 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) As it should be, the best thing about "King of the Monsters" is the monsters. The human story is weak and distracting. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/10 57% Brightburn (2019) Gratuitously violent and unpleasant, shock value alone fails to carry this horror hybrid. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
7/10 88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Olivier Assayas' fascinating gabfest proves to be enchanting. Non-Fiction is about showing characters mature even when they all grown up. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
6/10 83% Funny Story (2019) Matthew Glave shines in Michael J. Gallagher's uneven, but entertaining, dramedy. - Daily Film Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019