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David James
David James's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): We Got This Covered

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 75% The Man from Mo'Wax (2018) This is scorched earth documentary filmmaking, all justified by the fact that Jones does eventually manage to justify why Lavelle is some kind of a genius. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
3/5 96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) Psychonauts isn't just bizarre, it's also strikingly pretty, its storybook aesthetic a nice contrast with the violent nihilism.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
8/10 32% Salt and Fire (2017) Audiences unfamiliar with Herzog will be largely baffled by this eccentric and meandering eco-drama, but aficionados will find much to enjoy here.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/10 46% The Discovery (2017) The Discovery has a fantastic premise but lacks the ambition. imagination or intellect to explore it satisfyingly. Instead, we're left with a gloomy, thinly written emotional drama.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
5/10 14% Mine (2017) The situation at the heart of Mine - what to do if you're stuck standing on a live landmine - is fascinating to imagine. But sadly, the film eventually devolves into cliched flashbacks and quickly loses momentum.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
4/10 8% All Nighter (2017) Not even J.K. Simmons' considerable comedic talents can rescue All Nighter - a tranquillized, misjudged and directionless snoozefest.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/10 41% Brimstone (2017) Women never have a great time in Westerns, but Brimstone takes it to extremes; inflicting endless humiliation, misery and trauma upon its female characters.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
9/10 73% Catfight (2017) Completely bonkers, incredibly violent and devilishly funny, Onur Tukel's Catfight feels like the first real Trump-era movie.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/10 30% In Dubious Battle (2017) I still hold out hope that one day James Franco will direct a genuinely good movie, but sadly, In Dubious Battle is not it.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/10 60% Dark Night (2017) Dark Night is rigorously framed and edited, but it offers the illusion of complexity rather than the real McCoy.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
8/10 64% iBoy (2017) iBoy is a fully charged superhero tale that soon overcomes its admittedly ludicrous premise.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
6/10 80% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting is a diverting nostalgia exercise, to be sure, but it never really justifies its own existence. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
7/10 87% A Patch Of Fog (2017) A Patch of Fog mostly overcomes a somewhat tired narrative structure through masterful tension building and a smattering of intelligent psychology.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
8/10 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Feminist by nature rather than design and consistently visually dazzling, The Eagle Huntress is top flight documentary cinema.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/10 No Score Yet Coin Heist (2017) Coin Heist is like Ocean's 11 meets The Breakfast Club, but minus the charm, character and ambition.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
5/10 93% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) Son of Joseph is an unquestionably smart, good-looking film, but I appreciate it more than I enjoyed it.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
6/10 No Score Yet Go North (2017) Though flawed, clunky and a bit Instagram-chic, Go North is an intriguing parable about how the next generation deals with the mess baby boomers have left behind.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
8/10 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) What would have been a straightforward, reality TV-esque insight into two very interesting women is elevated beyond measure by the recent tragedy of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' deaths.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
7/10 43% Between Us (2017) Though it runs into a couple of bumps along the way, Between Us is a well observed and sensitive indie drama that'll be familiar to anyone struggling with the onset of maturity.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2/10 26% Solace (2016) I'm deeply envious of Anthony Hopkins' future seeing abilities. If only I had his powers I could have avoided wasting my time with this terrible psychic serial killer drivel.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/10 36% Sugar Mountain (2016) Sugar Mountain isn't total rubbish, but narratively, it's all over the place and hamstrung by iffy lead performances.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
5/10 80% Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (2015) Girls Lost fills the magical realism, gender dysphoria, Swedish indie teen drama-shaped hole in your life. It's just a damn shame it all falls apart in the final act.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
8/10 100% Layla M. (2016) Whip-smart and astonishingly empathic, Layla M is a convincing hypothesis on the attractions and illusions of Islamic terrorism.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
8/10 99% Tower (2016) Propulsive, beautiful and tense as hell, Tower is superior documentary filmmaking.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
8/10 94% The Levelling (2017) The Levelling is a wonderful first feature from Hope Dickson Leach. Morose beyond measure, but leavened with subtle hope via Ellie Kendrick's superb central performance.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
9/10 87% Christine (2016) Christine is not an easy watch, but any film that grapples with suicide shouldn't be.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2016
7/10 89% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) Indivisible is a beautifully performed and ambitious, but ultimately flawed neo-gothic, conjoined twins Italo-indie drama.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
8/10 72% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) The Hallow is top flight cult horror that nips at Guillermo Del Toro's heels while offering a thrilling ride for audiences.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015
6/10 61% Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) Yakuza Apocalypse is barely comprehensible barminess. But it's definitely fun.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
6/10 98% The Survivalist (2017) Lean and mean, The Survivalist a realistically miserableapocalypse - and all the more terrifying for it.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
7/10 75% Chronic (2016) Chronic is a bleak but rewarding drama. Unfortunately, though, it stumbles in the final reel.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
9/10 94% Carol (2015) Beautiful in practically every way, Carol is a touchingly romantic triumph.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
6/10 No Score Yet Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (2015) Exotica, Erotica, Etc. is a grand visual achievement, but I just wish it was a bit more structurally coherent.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
9/10 95% The Forbidden Room (2015) If you've got the stomach for nerve-shredding, ultra-experimental, monster-psychedelic, idiosyncratic-as-all-hell cinema, then boy oh boy, The Forbidden Room is the film for you!‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2015
8/10 89% Jauja (2015) Jauja may not be for everyone, but those who give it a chance will find a complex, beautiful film.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2015
7/10 59% Run All Night (2015) It doesn't break any new ground, but Run All Night is still a decent entry into the increasingly crowded "Liam Neeson in a leather jacket saving his kid from gangsters" genre.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2015
4/10 17% The Gunman (2015) The Gunman is nothing more than Sean Penn's mid-life crisis vanity project, and it isn't worth the price of admission.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2015
6/10 56% Focus (2015) Don't get me wrong, Focus definitely has its moments, but it's far from essential viewing.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2015
8/10 99% Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) Is there a safer bet than an Aardman film? Shaun the Sheep Movie delivers on everything we've come to expect from the studio, giving us a delightful animated flick that's great fun for all audiences.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2015
4/10 77% Get Santa (2014) Get Santa is a tonally tin-eared Christmas experiment, but at least it's a unique one.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2014
10/10 98% Paddington (2015) Paddington is a marvellous (and politically brave) piece of cinema that never puts a paw wrong.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
6/10 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night may not be a great film, but where else are you going to see a dystopic Persian indie vampire romance?‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2014
4/10 0% The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (2014) With an incomprehensible plot and boring fight scenes there's not much to recommend when it comes to The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2014
6/10 79% A Hard Day (2015) If it had managed to maintain its early energy, A Hard Day would have been a stone cold comedy classic. Instead, it's merely diverting.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2014
8/10 37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) Michael Winterbottom can't solve the murder of Meredith Kercher, but what he can do is reveal philosophical truths that go way beyond guilt and innocence, and it makes for some wonderfully smart stuff.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2014
6/10 82% The Book of Life (2014) Exploring Día de los Muertos makes for a stunning aesthetic, but the rather bland characters in The Book Of Life rob the film of its sparkle. ‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
8/10 75% The Keeping Room (2015) The Keeping Room is beautiful, suspenseful and thoughtful. A true triumph!‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
10/10 79% Electricity (2014) Electricity is a true cinematic treat and features a triumphant breakthrough performance from Agyness Deyn.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2014
10/10 97% Mr. Turner (2014) Mr. Turner is gorgeous, touching, weird, interesting, funny and a thousand other superlatives.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2014
8/10 94% Charlie's Country (2015) Charlie's Country is a more than worthy piece of cinema, firmly anchored by David Gulpilil's magnetic lead performance.‐ We Got This Covered
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2014