Doug Jamieson

Doug Jamieson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Doug Jamieson is an Australian freelance film critic and entertainment industry journalist. Armed with a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism & Screen Studies) from Griffith University, and passion for all things film, Doug lives and breathes cinema and the film industry.
Publications: The Jam Report, The AU Review

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet The Life Ahead (2020) At the age of 86, Loren ably proves time hasn't diminished her star quality one bit, as she effortlessly delivers one of the year's best leading female performances. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
4.5/5 100% The Father (2020) A transcendent film that presents a remarkably ingenious depiction of the crippling disorientation of dementia. The end result is as breathtaking as it is devastating. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
2.5/5 51% The Witches (2020) Zemeckis' take on 'The Witches' isn't an inherently bad film, nor is it a good one either. It's just all very underwhelming and forgettable. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
4.5/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) A worthy sequel that matches (and occasionally exceeds) everything offered in the original. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 96% Shithouse (2020) One of the most authentic young adult narratives in years. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/5 43% Rebecca (2020) For a film that held such promise, 'Rebecca' can't quite deliver on its Gothic potential. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 81% Over the Moon (2020) An old school animated treasure only someone like Glen Keane could craft. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 99% Totally Under Control (2020) A documentary that rightly lays the blame right at the feet of a president completely out of his depth, 'Totally Under Control' has a point to prove and the receipts to make it. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Easily one of the year's strongest debut works. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) A compelling courtroom drama brought to life by a masterful ensemble cast and Sorkin's penchant for firecracker dialogue, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' is a period melodrama dripping in modern pertinency. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 92% Possessor: Uncut (2020) A chaotic, surrealist fusion of sci-fi and horror, 'Possessor' is one of the year's most twisted delights. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 68% The Glorias (2020) Aided by a wonderful ensemble cast and Steinem's captivating life story, the film ultimately shines when it pulls back and allows its subject to take centre stage. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
3/5 57% Stage Mother (2020) As the narrative crosses familiar territory and hits all the beats you're likely expecting, Weaver's luminous performance saves this film from itself. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Gossamer Folds (2020) A tender, honest, and heartwarming tale, 'Gossamer Folds' is an absolute gem of a film. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/5 100% Breaking Fast (2020) An entirely pertinent tale for a world that still struggles with the idea that a man can be gay and Muslim without feeling torn between the two. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
4/5 81% The Boys in the Band (2020) Unashamedly camp, deliciously entertaining, and deceptively compelling. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2020
4/5 95% Sound of Metal (2020) Cemented by an impeccable performance from the immense talent that is Riz Ahmed, this is a deeply earnest depiction of the chaotic journey when everything you know is ripped away. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
4/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) A charmingly witty and breezily entertaining father-daughter comedy that's an easy Sunday afternoon watch. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/5 81% Last Call (2020) A simple story told in a captivating style, Last Call is a compelling and devastating portrait of depression and the power of human connection in an unexpected form. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2020
3/5 64% The Secrets We Keep (2020) Cemented by the captivating performance of Noomi Rapace, it's a fascinating character study that struggles to maintain its potential sense of intrigue. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3.5/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) It's purposely dark and unsettling without any semblance of light, but it's a film worth the misery for the spectacular performances from its impressive ensemble cast. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
3.5/5 78% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) For all its lack of genuine originality, 'The Broken Hearts Gallery' ultimately soars courtesy of Geraldine Viswanathan's sparkling performance that announces the arrival of a new star. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2020
1.5/5 10% After We Collided (2020) As dull and lifeless as its predecessor. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
4/5 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) A strange, melancholy exploration of life, death, and everything else in between, 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things' is as captivating as it is mystifying. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
4/5 74% Mulan (2020) It's a wondrous thrill to see a Disney live-action remake take a bold stance and offer something different than a pointless rehashing. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
2/5 28% Antebellum (2020) A bumbled, frustrating, and rather nauseating attempt to connect America's past and present, 'Antebellum' is a misguided disappointment. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
2/5 34% The New Mutants (2020) An uninspired bore that proves to be a tedious experience. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4.5/5 95% Dinner in America (2020) A bold and unique love story loaded with lashings of devilish humour, Rehmeier has delivered a cult classic in the making. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
3.5/5 92% Bleed with Me (2020) An unnerving psychological horror rooted in its ambiguity and manipulation of reality. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2020
3.5/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Arriving at a bleak time in modern history, the unbridled enthusiasm and playful attitude found within this film gleefully provide the perfect escapism we're likely all craving. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2020
3/5 76% 12 Hour Shift (2020) A sardonically dark comedy full of bloody violence and twisted humour, '12 Hour Shift' finds itself lost amongst its own madness. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3/5 65% I Am Woman (2020) A film that plays like a passive checklist of Reddy's Wikipedia page, it's a nostalgic and wistful biography sadly lacking any real depth. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 96% Class Action Park (2020) A nostalgic portrait of an era of absolute freedom and the consequences that came from a total abandonment of rules and regulations, 'Class Action Park' is as fascinating as it is shocking. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/5 35% Crazy Samurai Musashi (2020) An impressive achievement that's ambition is bigger than its execution. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
3.5/5 71% Tenet (2020) It's easy to be dazzled by its visual feats, but it's hard to truly enjoy a film that leaves its audience feeling entirely befuddled and exhausted by everything they've just experienced. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020
4/5 86% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) A deliciously wicked black comedy which will likely prove to be a cathartic experience for anyone who's ever dealt with online trolls. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
4/5 70% The One and Only Ivan (2020) 'The One and Only Ivan' bucks the current trend of emotionally hollow CGI animal trainwrecks to deliver an entirely delightful, surprisingly touching, and endlessly charming family flick. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 100% Sequin in a Blue Room (2019) In a film that pulls few punches, 'Sequin in a Blue Room' is a resolute, intelligent, and unshakable look at the dark underworld of hookup culture. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
2.5/5 48% Made in Italy (2020) An inoffensive timekiller of a film, 'Made in Italy' stretches for narrative depth but simply can't seem to find it. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
4.5/5 84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) An intoxicating and atmospheric horror, 'She Dies Tomorrow' could be the most unexpectedly relevant film of 2020. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
4/5 100% Host (2020) An ingenious film born of social isolation restrictions, 'Host' delivers a thrilling, goosebump-inducing rollercoaster that's short, sweet, and absolutely terrifying. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
4/5 95% Howard (2020) As a celebration of Ashman's contributions to both stage and screen, 'Howard' is a testament to the staggering talent of one of the greatest songwriters of our time. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
4/5 88% Senior Love Triangle (2020) A surprising little gem that will ultimately break your heart, 'Senior Love Triangle' is an unexpected love story that packs a hefty punch. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
2/5 47% Unhinged (2020) 'Unhinged' fumbles its potential message regarding violence against women and the collapse of society by its overreliance on twisted violence and improbable set pieces. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
3.5/5 75% The Rental (2020) A slow-burn drama that hides its horrific intentions until the brutal final act, 'The Rental' ultimately fails to nail its landing, leaving a decidedly bitter aftertaste in your mouth. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
1.5/5 11% The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) There will be few who miss the irony of including the words "very excellent" in the title of a film that couldn't be further from this adjective. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
4/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) With a host of well-drawn characters, a hefty helping of action spectacles, and a screenplay determined to explore deeper themes, 'The Old Guard' is one of the year's best action blockbusters. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
4.5/5 94% Palm Springs (2020) Endlessly charming, richly entertaining, and laugh-out-loud funny, it's one of the best romantic comedies in years. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
3.5/5 79% Greyhound (2020) While the action scenes are tense, thrilling, and expertly crafted, the film suffers from a lack of depth to its characters and ultimately feels more like an epic docuseries recreation than an effective narrative film. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
5/5 98% Hamilton (2020) Expertly capturing the magic of being right there in the room that it happened, 'Hamilton' is a time capsule of a miraculous piece of Broadway history. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020