Jude Dry

Jude Dry
Jude Dry's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire
Publications: indieWire

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A- 100% Sid & Judy (2019) A finely-crafted documentary. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
B+ No Score Yet Born to Be (2019) With its cinematic eye, compelling subjects, and elegant awareness of the issues, "Born to Be" was conceived just in time. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
C+ 82% Official Secrets (2019) It never rises to the heights of its lofty aspirations. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
A 95% End of the Century (2019) As all of these fleeting moments of intimacy reel the viewer in, the last act is a gutting and beautiful one-two punch that will leave audiences reeling. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
D+ 41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) The last gasp of a shark saga that didn't need to come up for air. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
C+ 81% This is not Berlin (2019) Scenes rush by as quickly as the mounds of cocaine and faceless orgy scenes, creating a scatterbrained collage of provocative images devoid of context or meaning. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
B+ 71% Consequences (Posledice) (2018) At a tight 90 minutes, Stante, who wrote the script as well, keeps the narrative as spare as possible without sacrificing texture. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
C 54% Ma (2019) When the movie turns into full-blown horror, which it eventually sort of does, the pacing of the violence is all out of whack. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
B+ 97% The Proposal (2019) The conflict makes for an extremely absorbing story - one we can all share. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) While "The Sun Is Also a Star" stands out in its YA genre, it certainly doesn't transcend it. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
D 34% Poms (2019) The first narrative feature from documentarian Zara Hayes, who wrote the script with Shane Atkinson, making his feature debut. Neither have much background in comedy, and it shows. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
A 100% Circus of Books (2019) Circus of Books is chock full of entertaining characters, but Karen ultimately emerges as the film's complicated and fascinating heroine. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
C+ 93% You Don't Nomi (2019) Doesn't live up to its truly inspired title. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
B+ 83% Porno (2019) This gory teen comedy blends laughably outrageous carnage with a legitimately scary plot to delightful ends. Throw in a winking fetish for cinephile culture and audiences are sure to go wild for the gutsy film. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
B+ 91% The Last Resort (2018) Sweet's work is a time capsule of a bygone era, preserved in glorious, saturated technicolor. He was the master of the unexpected composition, and in that sense, "The Last Resort" is a fitting tribute. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
D+ 12% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) A boring, cheeseball mess of a finale. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
B- 100% Driveways (2019) Ahn guides his gentle second feature with a measured hand, but he and his adorable kid protagonist can't jolt the sleepy narrative out of its familiar comfort zone. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
B+ 86% Ms. Purple (2019) It's a ripe topic Chon clearly feels deeply, rendered in beautiful cinematography and delicate storytelling. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
D 22% Miss Bala (2019) Even Rodriguez's smile can't salvage this disappointing remake, but at least it provides a welcome reminder to check out the movie that inspired it. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
B- 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everyone's gotta grow up sometimes, even animated movie franchises. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
C+ 20% Serenity (2019) As the many course corrections of "Serenity" unfold, leading up to one big reveal that explains the movie's arch tone, it is clear that Knight is entirely in control, though perhaps not in his right mind. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
B 84% Rust Creek (2019) Under McGowan's restrained direction, "Rust Creek" is an impressive example of good storytelling overriding budget and star power. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
D 60% A Dog's Way Home (2019) This franchise should follow its own advice: Find a purpose, a way home, or show yourself the doggy door. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) Thanks to Netflix, billions of people around the world now think they can justify their hate with mediocre jokes as well. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
100% Canary (Kanarie) (2018) This surprisingly fun musical examines the effects of nationalism on a tender soul, and the bond of brotherhood among misfits. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
94% Tucked (2018) This feel-good comedy uses a cross-generational queer friendship to explore the nuances of gender in the drag world. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
C 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot really flounders with its obligatory message-mongering. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
B+ 48% Bel Canto (2018) Though Moore and Watanabe are the main focus, Bel Canto delivers the emotional payoff of a well-developed ensemble film. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
B+ 82% Quincy (2018) Drawing on extraordinary archival footage and intimate moments shot over the last five years, Jones and co-director Alan Hicks paint a human portrait of this larger-than-life figure. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
B+ 62% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) A delightful bit of teen fluff based on Cyrano de Bergerac, the movie deftly treads familiar ground while injecting some much-needed body positivity into the genre. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
C+ 12% Peppermint (2018) While it is refreshing to see a woman inhabit such a stereotypically macho movie role, the ingenuity of "Peppermint" stops there. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
B- 99% McQueen (2018) Those closest to [McQueen] seem content to make peace with the dueling spirits inside him, even if he could not. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
C 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) The flat intonation and lethargic matter-of-factness that made Offerman's Ron Swanson the wry backbone of "Parks & Recreation" feels too heavy for Frank Fisher. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
A- 81% That Summer (2018) Not only does the film breathe new life into an American family surrounded by tragic mythos, but it sheds light on a cinematic treasure that forever changed documentary filmmaking. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
B+ 91% Beast (2018) Beast walks the line between taut psychological thriller and doomed genre romance. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
C- 65% Anything (2018) Anything is one more casualty in Hollywood's long history of ransacking transgender stories, which it does under the guise of paying homage without paying coins to those it claims to represent - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
C- 38% Life of the Party (2018) Life of the Party is proof that even the funniest actors need good material, which makes it all the more disappointing that McCarthy wrote the script with director Ben Falcone, who is also her husband. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
A 94% Blowin' Up (2018) The movie does have a verdict: It's time to change up the way we police, criminalize, and vilify sex workers without hearing their stories. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
C+ 67% The Seagull (2018) Theater lovers will enjoy seeing these actors take on such iconic roles, but they'll find themselves wishing they were seeing the same great talent on the stage. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
A 72% The Misandrists (2018) LaBruce makes room for a nuanced critique of gender essentialism even as he celebrates this male-free utopia is what elevates The Misandrists beyond a merely (admittedly very) satisfying rendering of a salacious premise. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
B 80% Alex Strangelove (2018) Landing somewhere between Love, Simon and Superbad, Alex Strangelove is a strange delight indeed. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
B 95% 1985 (2018) It is a haunting elegy for a generation of gay men. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
A- 90% Wild Nights with Emily (2019) Wild Nights With Emily may be Olnek's most political film to date, one that could forever change the narrative of the world's most famous woman poet. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
B- 92% Love, Simon (2018) It's too bad that the movie isn't as vibrant, funny, and entertaining as the community it wishes to represent - but it's a start. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
A- 100% Traffic Stop (2017) [Kate] Davis has created a deeply moving portrait of a woman whose life is turned upside down by callous police brutality and racism. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B- 89% Knife Skills (2017) While certainly a worthwhile story, the film feels as hastily made as the kitchen's mouthwatering offerings, though the result is not quite as tasty. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
B+ 100% Heroin(e) (2017) [Elaine McMillion] Sheldon's choice to follow three women pays off in a big way, keeping the viewer engaged and presenting a fuller picture of the former industrial town. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C+ 78% Edith+Eddie (2017) "Edith+Eddie" boasts executive producers Steve James and Cher, which will no doubt garner some interest, but this basic treatment plays like an expanded news item. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
A- 100% Heaven Is a Traffic Jam On the 405 (2016) Frank Stiefel's fascinating portrait of the artist Mindy Alper has many layers, almost as many as the wire spirals of Alper's whimsical and haunting sculptures. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
C+ 92% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) [Sydney] Freeland is clearly having fun behind the camera, but broad and superficial performances mean the fun doesn't always translate. - indieWire EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017