Jamie Dunn

Jamie Dunn

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% of the time.

Publications:
House Next Door , The Skinny
Total Reviews:
47

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 47 of 47
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " It may not be very punk, but these girls just want to have fun. And, crucially, Moodysson is having a good time too; there's joy in every frame." — The Skinny
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/5 88% Chef (2014) " Favreau's picture doesn't represent the filmmaking rehabilitation its meta plot alludes to, but it's a step in the right direction." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 23, 2014
5/5 89% Stray Dogs (2014) " Stray Dogs is an existentialist study of human endurance presented in two acts. Both are spectacular." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4/5 89% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " This brother-sister bond, so rarely explored on screen, is what makes The Skeleton Twins sing." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 —— We Are Monster " It may lack nuance, but presenting the film from Stewart's point of view makes the title explicit. Monsters aren't born, they're conditioned." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 72% Palo Alto (2014) " Kilmer and Robert's tender, heartfelt performances give real depth to familiar coming-of-age pangs and pinings." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 89% Calvary (2014) " Perhaps to compensate for his talky script and repetitive structure, McDonagh's direction is distractingly fussy, all asymmetrical framing and on-the-nose symbolism. The one grace note is Gleeson." — The Skinny
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " You rush to Spotify to hear more of their songs post-credits." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
5/5 81% Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) " The result is a mean little absurdist thriller, and, by some margin, the best of Dolan's work so far." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
5/5 86% Under the Skin (2014) " What begins as an eerie psychosexual horror movie slowly shifts to a haunting study of loneliness and female subjugation." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 80% Crystal Fairy (2013) " Silva's freewheeling direction is pleasantly at odds with the angst on screen." — The Skinny
Posted Jan 16, 2014
5/5 87% Computer Chess (2013) " This is a philosophical comedy as dense and complex as any programming algorithm." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 92% Philomena (2013) " What makes Philomena so winning is the sophisticated way in which it condemns the behaviour of the Catholic Church without denigrating people of faith - a delicate tightrope act that has given plenty of more high-minded films vertigo." — The Skinny
Posted Oct 31, 2013
3/5 35% Passion (2013) " This is half a good De Palma film, which means it's still superior to most movies." — The Skinny
Posted Aug 13, 2013
5/5 93% Frances Ha (2013) " Gerwig's deft screwball timing turns every disaster into a grace note. This may be a comedy of awkwardness, but rather than curl, your toes will tap." — The Skinny
Posted Jun 19, 2013
3/5 63% Byzantium (2013) " The film often meanders, but ... delicious moments of surprise and invention more than compensate." — The Skinny
Posted May 23, 2013
5/5 92% O Som ao Redor (Neighbouring Sounds) (2012) " Filho's use of space is masterful, as fine as Antonioni or Polanski, with long Steadicam tracks and crisp wide shots giving us a fine-grained rendering of the block's communal and private spaces." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 21, 2013
2/5 83% Side Effects (2013) " A ludicrous thriller disguised as a sociopolitical statement on the US pharmaceutical industry." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 7, 2013
4/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " If Michael Mann was to take a lot of hallucinogenics and shoot a Girls Gone Wild video, it might look something like this." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2013
1/5 83% Dormant Beauty (2014) " The pitiful stories that satellite this main strand drag the film down to the level of daytime soap opera." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2013
1/5 —— Songs For Amy " Never mind songs for Amy, what this film needs is a lament." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
5/5 82% Something in the Air (2013) " Authentic autobiographical detail is what makes Something in the Air sing." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 —— La cinquième saison " File with The Turin Horse and Melancholia as one of the great end of the world movies of the 2010s." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 20, 2013
4/5 68% The We and the I (2013) " The film's claustrophobic one-location setting is continually opening out thanks to comic digressions and gonzo flashbacks, which are vividly brought to life in Gondry's trademark sticky-back-plastic style." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " It's a CGI time-machine for those who misspent their youth developing RSIs on bleeping 8-bit arcade consoles." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 7, 2013
1/5 55% I Give It a Year (2013) " Like a Frankenstein's Monster of the worst characteristics of the movies of Richard Curtis (smugness) and Judd Apatow (misogyny), Mazer's film delivers every romantic comedy cliché imaginable." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 7, 2013
4/5 94% What Richard Did (2013) " With brilliant economy Abrahamson implies that in the case of his nation, as with his film's protagonist, all that glitters is not gold." — The Skinny
Posted Jan 17, 2013
5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " It should be unwatchable. But in the sure hands of America's most effervescent humanist director, David O. Russell, it's unmissable." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 22, 2012
5/5 85% The Master (2012) " Any similarities to L. Ron Hubbard are entirely intentional, but this isn't an incendiary attack on Scientology, more a spiritual Pygmalion with Phoenix a heretical Eliza Doolittle." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 8, 2012
55% The Company You Keep (2013) " Any warm feeling toward the counterculture is tainted by an air of smugness, like tear gas wafting through a peace rally." — House Next Door
Posted Sep 6, 2012
45% To The Wonder (2013) " To the Wonder is more intimate and less mythical than the director's previous work, but it's also trickier to engage with emotionally. " — House Next Door
Posted Sep 4, 2012
4/5 75% Damsels in Distress (2012) " Stillman's screenplay zings - you'll find more zippy lines in Damsels than on Charlie Sheen's coffee table." — The Skinny
Posted Apr 11, 2012
4/5 99% Bill Cunningham New York (2011) " Press asks Cunningham only two questions: one about love, the other God. Both cut deep. The price of this lifelong quest to document beauty is a heavy one." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
4/5 81% Michael (2012) " This chilly, matter-of-fact portrait of a pedophile is as hard hitting as any tabloid hysteria. No solutions or explanations are offered, but sometimes nightmares are beyond comprehension." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
2/5 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) " As schematic as any summer event movie, with character arcs that could be plotted on a graph from the minute our ensemble arrives at the eponymous, dubiously named lodgings." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
3/5 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) " Shelton is a wonder with actors and she mines some gold from this sitcom setup - DeWitt, in particular, showcases a spiky comic deftness." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 23, 2012
4/5 80% Haywire (2012) " Haywire is the kind of lucid thriller Paul Greengrass might make if he ever invested in a tripod." — The Skinny
Posted Jan 18, 2012
2/5 70% Dreams of a Life (2012) " Makes for queazy viewing." — The Skinny
Posted Dec 15, 2011
5/5 95% Weekend (2011) " Weekend is the year's wittiest hymn to romance." — The Skinny
Posted Oct 26, 2011
4/5 90% Attack the Block (2011) " It's a blistering debut." — The Skinny
Posted May 9, 2011
2/5 55% Killing Bono (2011) " This isn't homicide, it's hagiography." — The Skinny
Posted Mar 31, 2011
5/5 91% The Fighter (2010) " Dare I say it? It's knockout." — The Skinny
Posted Feb 2, 2011
4/5 77% Amer (2010) " Near wordless, the film is a banquet of baroque imagery and kaleidoscopic colour." — The Skinny
Posted Dec 29, 2010
2/5 52% The Next Three Days (2010) " A laborious thriller that lacks wit, intelligence, and, most unforgivably, thrills, The Next Three Days continues the steady decline of Crowe's career." — The Skinny
Posted Dec 29, 2010
4/5 91% Easier with Practice (2009) " What might sound like the set-up for a particularly bawdy Judd Apatow comedy is actually a deceptively sweet tale of twenty-first century alienation." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 29, 2010
3/5 66% The American (2010) " In its best moments the film plays like a lucid nightmare, with Clooney trapped in a picturesque purgatory." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 4, 2010
4/5 93% Another Year (2010) " Told over four acts (one for each season), Leigh and his note perfect cast have crafted a bitterly funny tale of sadness and frustration, where life, contrary to what Leigh's earlier film titles suggest, is rarely sweet or happy-go-lucky." — The Skinny
Posted Nov 4, 2010
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