Rendy Jones

Rendy Jones
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Rendy Reviews

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 44% Black Christmas (2019) Doesn't fall into the standard norms of slashers as Takal takes a classic and introduces it to the #MeToo era. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2019
3.5/5 73% Richard Jewell (2019) Evidence that Paul Walter Hauser has the power to command a movie on his own and keep you emotionally attached to him. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
3.5/5 66% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) What alternative universe are we living in where we received a sequel to two Sony properties - Angry Birds Movie and Jumanji - within the same year...AND they were both good?! - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 60% Bombshell (2019) Aside from an odd choice of format and uncomfortable approach in tone, Bombshell prospers from effective performances by the major ensemble - with Theron standing out. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
1.5/5 16% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Playmobil: The Movie is everything we feared the first LEGO Movie was going to be. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
5/5 93% 1917 (2019) A glorious and breathtaking cinematic experience that examines the unbroken resilience of the human spirit. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
3/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Melina Matsoukas. You better recognize that name. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) You can tell that 'Frozen II' was fun for everyone involved in making it, but it certainly lacks the labor of love in story that made the predecessor so profound. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
2/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Despite its fresh perspective, Banks's Charlie's Angels update fails to capture any of the energy, silliness, or style that made the franchise the beloved phenomenon it is. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 21% Playing with Fire (2019) Hey, John Cena, if Nickelodeon is holding you hostage please blink twice. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/5 76% Doctor Sleep (2019) This is like a very long episode of Hill House had a baby with Gerald's Game... and that baby can astral project. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) This is a big-budget Hallmark Christmas movie at best. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 65% Lady and the Tramp (2019) Finally, a Disney live-action remake that I actually enjoyed. How funny, they saved their best for their streaming service. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
0/5 14% Arctic Dogs (2019) Kids, if your parent puts this on for you, they clearly don't love you. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Little did I expect for James Mangold to smash everything I knew about race car driving and make one of my personal favorites-if not THE definitive-race car films ever. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/5 77% The Friend (2019) I don't know, given this cast, I went in expecting a comedy. What I ended up with was a tear-jerking drama that got me in my feels. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 83% How to Build a Girl (2019) another cementing case of the gleaming star power of Feldstein's talent, who simply deserves the world. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) The Ben-Hur of gangster movies. Of course, Marty had to do it to 'em. He just had to do it to 'em. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3.5/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) By George, I think they got it! - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/5 51% Black and Blue (2019) Pretentiously fails at serving as a fun action thriller with social commentary, for it doesn't have the brains to say anything at all. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
1.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The film faces a major identity crisis where it doesn't set any appeal for its audience while cloaking itself to be something that it's not. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Zombieland: Double Tap is the disappointing movie that we all collectively feared the predecessor was going to be. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) "Hey, what if we made an action movie based on the insult, 'Why are you hitting yourself?' and made it the most generic narrative but also digitally profound?" - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2.5/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Motherless Brooklyn is a well-performed, yet undercooked, noir that is too mediocre to justify its confused and safe ambitions. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
.5/5 11% Jexi (2019) You would assume that Joker would've been the Hangover-related release of 2019 geared towards incels, but nah. That title belongs to this derivative, unfunny, lifeless comedy. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) As cheap as the animation looks, the inventive and clever humor throughout that garner laugh-out-loud moments compensates for it. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/5 80% Greener Grass (2019) Serving as a breakthrough jump-off point, displaying the brand of humor of Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe, Greener Grass is a funny, silly, and strange suburban comedy. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) As I left the theater, the first words that were uttered under my breath was, "Oh, so this is what Cinema feels like?" - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 96% Marriage Story (2019) Simply put, it's Baumbach at his Baumbest. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A fun and tightly crafted autofiction that confronts the realities of aging in an entertaining, honest light. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 90% First Cow (2020) Due to the strength of Reichardt's leads, the dynamic they share, and its humorous fable-like tale, this 19th Century western comedy is solid enough to be worth a watch. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3/5 64% Mister America (2019) I don't know how many "On Cinema" fans there are in this world, but believe me when I say that this is specifically for you. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
2/5 69% Joker (2019) From a conceptual standpoint, Joker certainly had the pieces to be a phenomenal film, but this did not need to be in the hands of Todd Phillips. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/5 79% A Hidden Life (2019) While this is a good movie with strong storytelling, Malick desperately needs an editor to help him tell a constrained story. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
4/5 85% Waves (2019) More so than Euphoria, more so than whatever the heck 13 Reasons Why is at this point, Waves is the media piece that nails the Gen-Z culture. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
5/5 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) Peak *clap* Lesbian *clap* Cinema. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3.5/5 95% Atlantics (2019) Go in cold because a delightful turn comes through and cranks the enticement of the plot up to an 11 while maintaining a grounded atmosphere. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
2/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) God, what a damn mess. A chaotic, beautiful mess. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
4.5/5 81% The Report (2019) What NWA did to the police in a 4-minute song, Burns does to the CIA in 113 minutes through film. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
1/5 27% Corporate Animals (2019) The film is written so broadly and doesn't have many, if any, spurts of energy to sustain its short runtime. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
2/5 73% Harriet (2019) Harriet suffers from an egregiously formulaic script that restricts it to conventional storytelling and never delivers the impactful significance of the figure it's based on. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4.5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) An exhilarating, anxiety-inducting thrill ride bound to stress you out and inject you with a good time. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Might not be Waititi's strongest, but this vibrant and entertaining comedy ends up being both an enjoyable time and a great breakthrough performance by Roman Griffin Davis. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Has Heller pulling up in a toy train trolley telling you to get in 'cause we're going on a psychedelic odyssey with Mister Rogers. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 98% Clemency (2019) Tackles the topic of the death row penalty in a thought-provoking argument with captivating, yet haunting, performances from Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4.5/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Fueled by the sisterhood between the leads that you become invested in, told in a poignant and energetic story with detailed precision and execution by Scafaria. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4.5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Undoubtedly, one of the year's best original films, if not one of the best studio movies of the year. I haven't had this much fun watching a movie in such a loooooong time. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3.5/5 81% Abominable (2019) Yetis, they're so hot right now. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
3.5/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) The major fault of 'Chapter Two' is that the overall focus is so incohesive... but friggin' Bill Hader. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3.5/5 90% Hala (2019) At its core, what makes this film work is Baig's personalization of a traditional coming-of-age tale that she delivers with the right amount of gumption and contemplation. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019