Todd Jorgenson

Todd Jorgenson
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
73% Richard Jewell (2019) ... consistently compelling, even during its routine procedural stretches, and carries an unsettling emotional resonance. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
No Score Yet Mob Town (2019) A quick Google search will provide more historical insight than the screenplay, which is hampered by wooden dialogue and narrative clichés. Worse, it looks as cheap as it sounds. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
66% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Bigger but not necessarily better, this inevitable sequel fails to steer the star-driven franchise in any meaningful new directions. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
16% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019) Intended as a complex examination of the emotional toll of celebrity, this drama instead feels as shallow and pretentious as the characters it portrays. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
76% Cunningham (2019) Although some of the visual gimmicks seem forced, the film offers a worthwhile salute to its subject's artistry and legacy. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
78% Code 8 (2019) Noteworthy more for its ambition than execution, this science-fiction crime thriller features strong production values but a wobbly script. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
61% Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) ... essentially a filmed press release from publicists and record executives with a carefully scripted agenda about image rehabilitation and career resurrection. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
27% Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Don't bother telling anyone about this breezy yet uninspired romantic comedy, which needs more narrative depth to stand out in a crowded genre. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
28% A Million Little Pieces (2019) ... hampered by its reliance on clichés about addiction and rehabilitation that squander a committed lead performance by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) This airborne adventure is compelling even if it rarely soars, shining a worthwhile - if highly embellished - spotlight on a true-life 19th century meteorological pioneer. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
50% The Wolf Hour (2019) ... crafts an intriguing protagonist without giving her a compelling story to inhabit. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
16% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Amid its exhausting tendency to cram every frame with incoherent mayhem, the charming spirit of the titular plastic toys is lost. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
100% Midnight Family (2019) Broader context might help, although the film's vivid intimacy creates a powerful sense of urgency. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
66% Little Joe (2019) The title of this austere, slow-burning horticulture thriller comes from the name of a plant. Unfortunately, it's also the most intriguing character in the movie. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
70% Knives and Skin (2019) Visual flourishes overwhelm narrative substance in this dark coming-of-age neo-noir that bogs down in relentless brooding. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
70% I See You (2019) ... steers its story in multiple directions with mixed results, although even when its central mystery becomes muddled, the film maintains a suspenseful undercurrent. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
94% In Fabric (2019) Even if the whole thing seems silly and self-indulgent, its goofy throwback vibe casts an intoxicating spell, regardless of your preference for vintage couture. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
100% The Disappearance of My Mother (2019) ... uneven and sometimes uncomfortable, yet also potent in its examination of mortality and celebrity. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
77% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) The moderately creepy premise is squandered by a disappointing series of final-act twists that steer toward genre conventions. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
50% 21 Bridges (2019) Boseman brings more depth and complexity to his role than the screenplay warrants. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
82% Queen & Slim (2019) Although its ambitions too often exceed its grasp, this vivid portrayal of the pervasive distrust between police officers and black Americans crackles with authentic dialogue and avoids heavy-handed clichés. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
88% The Two Popes (2019) This incisive, lightly fictionalized examination of an unprecedented shakeup of church leadership and traditions benefits from sterling performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
97% 63 Up (2019) There are few major revelations or surprises, although it remains a vital extension of this cinematic social experiment. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
75% Melody Makers (2019) While it's technically dry and straightforward, the film finds an agreeably nostalgic rhythm. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
79% Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer (2019) Maybe this surface-level documentary about the checkered history of the National Enquirer captures the spirit of its subject, but that's not necessarily a good thing if you're looking for genuine insight. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
96% The Kingmaker (2019) This fascinating documentary traces her career in the spotlight while using her story to provide an ominous perspective on the contemporary sociopolitical landscape. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
70% The King (2019) This handsomely mounted biopic is an overall muddled depiction of a critical period in European history. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
20% Pretenders (2019) ... as shallow as its characters, who aren't worthy of our emotional investment. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) By the end, audiences perhaps won't share the characters' sense of wonder and discovery. They might be ready to let it go. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
92% Dark Waters (2019) This straightforward yet consistently compelling true-life eco-thriller is an evocative look at corporate greed and government enablers that sufficiently gets the blood boiling. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
91% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) ... a powerfully humane look at an ecological problem without easy solutions. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) It's less effective while probing Battaglia's often turbulent personal life, with efforts to frame her as a courageous artist compromising a more nuanced portrait. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) ... provides an authentically textured glimpse at family dynamics and emotional vulnerability, offering a glimmer of hope amid the heartbreak. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
14% The Courier (2019) Slumming it as the villain in this preposterous thriller, Gary Oldman refuses to take this mess seriously, but his co-stars aren't as fortunate. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
No Score Yet Age Out (2019) Emphasizing atmosphere over plot, Edwards shows a keen eye for framing and camera movement, and captures some powerful imagery. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
100% Everybody's Everything (2019) You don't have to be familiar with Lil Peep or his music to find an emotional entry point into this documentary biopic that also works as a heartbreaking portrait of mental illness and the perils of celebrity. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
51% Black and Blue (2019) ... generates some moderate suspense as a cat-and-mouse thriller, although any deeper exploration of socioeconomic inequality and racial profiling feels exaggerated and heavy-handed. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton's stylish and evocative film noir pays homage to the genre with a convincing period re-creation that immerses moviegoers in the gritty urban milieu of 1950s New York. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
85% Waves (2019) ... avoids coming-of-age clichés while probing familiar themes in fresh and authentic ways. Bolstered by stylish visual flourishes, it's a harrowing and provocative plea for compassion. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
21% The Warrior Queen of Jhansi (2019) The true-life story of a feminist pioneer is compromised by heavy-handed clichés. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
62% The Shed (2019) The social subtext doesn't carry much weight alongside the supernatural nonsense, and it's difficult to find sympathy for these characters who consistently lack common sense. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
96% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) You need to know who Marion Stokes is, but you won't realize it until you're watching this bizarre yet fascinating documentary. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
73% Line of Duty (2019) A potentially provocative concept becomes lost amid the predictable yet increasingly ridiculous twists in this vigilante thriller - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
88% Feast of the Seven Fishes (2019) Unlike the titular meal, there's not much substance to the nostalgic screenplay, even if the ensemble cast brings a heartfelt charm to the predictable material. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
65% The Good Liar (2019) It features two esteemed actors trading barbs in top form, trying to elevate a twisty character-driven thriller not really worthy of their talents. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
43% Midway (2019) The shallow characters don't warrant much emotional investment, especially when spouting such derivative dialogue. But at least they have an uncanny ability to avoid enemy fire. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) This romantic comedy doesn't wind up spreading much holiday cheer, instead settling for predictable crowd-pleasing formula with only the slightest of twists from the norm. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
37% Primal (2019) The only thrills are of the guilty-pleasure variety, although there's little camp value in the mechanical script or the technical incompetence. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
20% Playing with Fire (2019) Mayhem ensues, of course, except it's more silly than amusing. Even for the target demographic, it's just blowing smoke. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
93% Honey Boy (2019) As a vivid portrayal of a fractured family legacy defined by alcoholism and abuse, this coming-of-age drama is both haunting and heartfelt. - Cinemalogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019