Jack Blackwell

Jack Blackwell
Jack Blackwell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): One Room With A View
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Rare is the film that gets under your skin in both a disconcerting and gently warming way, but this is exactly the trick that The Shape of Water manages. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Even though some of the jokes are rather obvious, Lady Bird is hugely funny from start to finish, witty writing and sharp sight gags earning the steady stream of laughs one would expect from Gerwig. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) A Fantastic Woman represents a bold step forward, but also stands alone as a great, always relevant study of resilience in the face of a thoughtless and cowardly world. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising loses the soul that made its predecessor special. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 85% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) Big questions abound...and Koreeda provides no easy answers, making it clear that the solutions that work here are not universal. It keeps things intriguing, going some way to make up for the lacklustre central story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) There might not be a huge amount going on beneath the surface...but it's hugely compelling and shows serious star power on both sides of the camera. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) As a family adventure, Wonderstruck is more than serviceable, and its portrayal of deaf child heroes could prove truly inspiring, but as Haynes' follow up...it's an undeniable disappointment. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
2/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Mirren and Sutherland are a very strong duo, and they carry The Leisure Seeker through its endless strange shifts in tone... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 90% Lean on Pete (2018) A flawed triumph, emotionally resonant and terrifically acted even when it's biting off more than it can chew. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 96% Zama (2018) A film that is haunting, baffling, and frustrating in equal measure. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 70% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Everything falls apart completely at the final reveal, with a maddening twist cheapening the whole film immensely and rendering the story an even sillier exercise than it initially seems. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) A tremendously affecting film that never resorts to cheap manipulation. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 88% Arctic (2019) Penna shows great potential as a filmmaker with Arctic, and Mikkelsen proves more than capable of anchoring a 90 minute film pretty much on his own, but some clumsy mistakes hold it back. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Hugely entertaining from start to finish. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 80% The Negotiation (2018) Not much that you haven't seen before, from the war-torn Middle Eastern city setting to exchanges illuminated by headlights, but it's still worth a look thanks to the intelligence and political clout of Gilroy's script combined with Hamm's star power. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 96% Roma (2018) Both intimately small and sweepingly epic. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/5 87% Non-Fiction (2019) A film purpose-built to be enjoyed at European festivals, and does that job well, but its appeal to anyone outside of that crowd is surely limited by its aloof characters and self-satisfied sense of humour. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2/5 50% Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis) (2018) An occasionally exciting criminal informant drama that struggles to form much of an identity of its own, and takes too long to get where it's going. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2/5 62% The Mountain (2018) Initially intriguing but ultimately frustrating and, at points, unbearable. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Artistic biopics are rarely anything other than a mixed bag, as they require insights into their subjects' minds that can make it hard to avoid heavy-handedness. Despite all its great performances, At Eternity's Gate is no exception. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 91% The Accused (Acusada) (2018) Unlikely to surprise you at any point, with either its plot or style. But it's never less than an enjoyable watch with a compelling lead performance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 76% Never Look Away (2019) The film isn't quite impressive enough to be worth three hours of your day. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) Stellar, ambitious directing and an insightful script unafraid to take risks, it's one of the best films of the year. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) A hard-hitting film, The Nightingale never quite reaches the heights its aiming for. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Absolutely deserves to be put up as one of the year's best films. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 80% 22 July (2018) As Breivik, Anders Danielsen Lie has a tough task and he rises to it, not seeking to overly humanise this monster, but bringing a dark, compelling confidence to the role. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 97% Thunder Road (2018) Cummings' writing is superb - dense and sad and very, very funny - and his performance matches the dialogue perfectly, brilliantly drawing a man in very real crisis. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 88% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Colin Burstead is spectacularly well-written, Wheatley's dense, rapid-fire dialogue packed with laughs and crafting a believable family dynamic. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Thrillingly original, we hope that El Royale finds the large audience it deserves. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 87% First Man (2018) Handsome, technically astonishing awards contender. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/5 79% Dogman (2019) A savage, masterly look at just how far one man can be pushed. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 93% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) The Wild Pear Tree is rigorous and there's genuine depth to its central examination of fathers and sons, but the audience has to do a whole lot of work to meet it at its level. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
1/5 50% Touch Me Not (2019) It's ugly and overlong and humourless, making the sorts of mistakes that you'd expect from a first-year film student. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 90% Donbass (2018) Despite its political bite, there's an emptiness to Donbass. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 93% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) In terms of plotting, Birds of Passage won't surprise...but you've never seen this story through this lens before. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 90% Museum (Museo) (2018) Ruizpalacios loses his way towards the end...It's a sour note in an otherwise highly watchable hybrid of a film. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 63% Peterloo (2019) The most disappointing film of the year. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 80% Overlord (2018) Its premise is battling the tone throughout, a fight that neither side ends up winning. A cacophonous, sporadically entertaining mess. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 91% Widows (2018) A compelling story of how power is imbalanced - whether by class, gender, or race - that always remembers to excite and entertain. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
5/5 64% Suspiria (2018) Might be genius, or might be nonsense, but it's a unique and petrifying cinematic experience that will crawl into your soul and lodge there for a good while. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
5/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) [Burning] could last eight hours and it would still be compelling, a dark, devastating mystery that offers up so many subtle clues that it's hard not to turn to your neighbour and start whispering theories. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 80% Green Book (2018) A funny, touching, and un-cynical road movie with an infectiously jubilant lead duo, it's a total knockout. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
1/5 91% The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017) Perhaps something was lost in translation here, and the original French dialogue makes more sense or is less irritatingly trite. But even if that is the case, lazy story work and a uniformly bad cast still sink The House by the Sea. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/5 65% Lizzie (2018) Releasing into an environment where its story feels both relevant and very of its time, Lizzie is a curious mix of genres, and certainly more graphic than you'd expect, but never coheres into a compelling whole. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Perfect for both genre fanatics and those who may have grown tired of the shared-universe superheroics that dominate cinemas, Spider-Verse is as original as a comic book movie can be. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) With big battles and complex lore, it clearly wants to be an underwater Lord of the Rings, but instead ends up closer to Phantom Menace territory, with some tonally incoherent splashes of Fast and Furious. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/5 54% Yardie (2018) Music is an integral part of the story Elba is telling in Yardie, and the thumping beats infect the film with a buzzing vibe that almost serves to distract from the film's missteps. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 77% Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Brilliantly surreal set design pulls you into this heightened reality, from a police station in a high rise to a desolate bank that looks like it's from the future. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018