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
Publications: One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 92% Luce (2019) Luce may be flawed and sometimes ridiculous, but you are always desperate to see what's around the next corner in this compelling story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 83% Judy (2019) It might not be all that special from scene to scene, but when Judy focuses most tightly on its star, it shines. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 68% Joker (2019) Joker is an effectively disquieting character study featuring a great Joaquin Phoenix performance that doesn't actually court any of the controversy it's received. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/5 95% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is utterly unlike anything else you could see this year, a resounding crash of myth and grime that absolutely has to be seen to be believed. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 82% Just Mercy (2019) You might see it all coming, but Just Mercy will break and lift your heart regardless. [Destin Daniel] Cretton's steady, unshowy direction lets his story and actors speak for themselves, making for one of the better 'Oscar Bait' titles of the year. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 60% Harriet (2019) If any true-life figure deserves the superhero movie treatment, it's Harriet Tubman, and [Cynthia] Erivo more than does her story justice. It's just a shame that the script and style can't always keep up. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 86% The Report (2019) Though the journalistic thriller is often a genre that's too dry to really entertain, The Report avoids such pitfalls with powerful performances, a punchy script, and an admirable courage in its bipartisan convictions. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/5 85% Zombi Child (2019) The music is a highlight of the film, as are [Bertrand] Bonello's crisp yet off-kilter visuals... Yet, it's all in service of a repetitive and confusing story that feels much, much longer than it is. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 97% Clemency (2019) [Alfre] Woodard's performance is powerful without being showy or melodramatic, using her natural severity to sell both the inhumane strength and piercing regret in Bernadine's soul. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 92% Monos (2019) It's tense, exciting, and affecting, as well as a true ensemble piece that does justice to all its players, ending with the perfect amount of ambiguity. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) [Men in Black] International isn't outright offputting or fatally dull, and you'll be fine with its company for just under two hours. But it fades from the mind even as you're watching it, without ever coming up with a reason to recommend it. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot's story can feel familiar, but it's an original setting for a rom-com and one that helps the heightened tone feel very fitting, allowing for charming romance and brilliant gags. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
1/5 17% Hellboy (2019) When Hellboy 2019 was first announced, fans were rightly sceptical, but thoughts of "hey, better than nothing" did the rounds. As it turns out, nothing would have been wildly preferable. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A character piece first and foremost, The Sisters Brothers doesn't skimp on style, but puts most of its faith in its brilliant actors and hugely enjoyable story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Too slight and breezy to fill out its epic ambitions but too heavy to be a fun rom-com, Sorry Angel ends up caught between two worlds, failing to really do justice to either. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) Mindhorn's ludicrous sense of humor, often trivial treatment of its own story, and throwback visuals might prove offputtingly weird for some, but for anyone willing to go with its flow, it's the funniest film of 2017... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) It's a tough watch, and catharsis is only delivered in tiny, occasional batches, always tempered with anxiety, but Detroit is a vital, exhilarating, and terrifying snapshot of a history that remains all too relevant. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
1/5 44% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) With the whole film shot on a static, handheld video camera, both the content and execution fail to keep the attention, and at only 68 minutes long, Father Amorth still manages to drag incessantly. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 86% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) As a character study and political piece, it's too scattershot to make an impact, but its quality when in court is undeniable - it's unpolished, but not a failure. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 90% Our Souls at Night (2017) Despite its great lead duo, Ritesh Batra's film is a rather bland and uninvolving offering, too flimsy to land with any real impact. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Going West (Rett Vest) (2018) A gently amusing road movie with a warm worldview, decent sense of silliness, and lack of any challenges to its audience. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Undoubtedly, Brawl will be too much for many, if not most, viewers, and even if the violence doesn't put you off, the surrealness of it just might. Roll with it, though, and it's a brilliant, skull-shaking thriller unlike anything else you'll see. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet La mélodie (2017) A big-hearted and hilarious ode to the value of learning, teaching, and music. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
5/5 94% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz's writing is matched every step of the way by his direction, and Foxtrot is a properly visionary work. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
2/5 71% The Drummer and the Keeper (2017) Murphy and McCarthy are pretty good throughout, but they can't nail the big speeches they're given towards the end, which only makes the unoriginal writing that much more conspicuous. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
5/5 97% The Rider (2018) This tiny film is visionary and deeply touching. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 48% Downsizing (2017) Payne's script has a tendency to meander (making room for plenty of cameos), and Downsizing is overlong, but the world it creates is so simultaneously fascinating and horrifying that you don't mind spending some more time there. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 96% Sweet Country (2018) Not only is Sweet Country a superb genre film, its focus on Aboriginal lives... makes it more than a little revolutionary. Most US Westerns fail at their indigenous representation, and this Aussie film is here to show them how it's done. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider was the next chance at a genuinely good video game movie. Unfortunately, we're still waiting. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 23% Woodshock (2017) You can't fully dismiss Woodshock with its cloying atmosphere and excellent final shot, but that doesn't mean it's close to being a good film. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Una Famiglia Perfetta (2012) Terrible on both a technical level and as an insight into the psyche of its makers, Una Famiglia is unlikely to ever see any kind of UK release but, if it does, avoid it at all costs. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 96% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) As well as fascinating and affecting, Jim & Andy is very funny, as it should be with its subjects. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 69% mother! (2017) A raucous, vicious horror-thriller that also happens to be utter nonsense. It hangs together by the loosest of threads. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) This stacked cast and gentle sense of humour, with a keen eye trained on the absurdities of British formality, ensure that Victoria and Abdul is consistently entertaining despite being inescapably generic. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) A freezing cold film with deliberately alienating 'protagonists', Loveless is austere and powerful, and absolutely not one to see with your parents. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 93% Journey's End (2018) A worthy war movie that's too held back by its stage origins. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 90% Stronger (2017) Powerfully emotional and warmly funny, David Gordon Green's film is an upper-tier biopic anchored by a really terrific central performance from Gyllenhaal. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 91% Human Flow (2017) At 140 minutes, Human Flow runs a little long, and there are a few too many superfluous interludes. But that doesn't stop it from being a very moving piece that will go down as one of 2017's most important documentaries. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
2/5 71% Hostiles (2018) It's simply a mediocre film, stuffed with filler dialogue and a surfeit of slow-motion closeups substituting for any real character development. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
5/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A sensationally funny and affecting dark comedy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
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 93% 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 86% 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 87% 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 68% 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 37% 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 91% 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