Jaime Davis

Jaime Davis
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Chicago-born, Philly-raised writer and artist. Lover of all romantic comedies, Tilda Swinton performances, and female-driven stories.
Publications: MovieJawn, Cinepunx

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
62% French Exit (2021) What the film lacks in razzle dazzle it makes up for in spades with Pfeiffer's sparkling performance alone. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
100% Own the Room (2021) Own the Room is the story of possibility, of daring to dream, of having the audacity to advocate for change even when people believe you can't or when life holds you back. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
89% My Darling Supermarket (Meu Querido Supermercado) (2019) An affectionate look at the inner dimensions of a local grocery store and an enchanting peek behind the curtain at the hard-working folks who help make it possible to put food on our tables. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
75% The Mauritanian (2021) The Mauritanian may not be the most artful or perfect film, but it's one that everyone should watch. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
80% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) It remains to be seen how people will take to this completely bananapants movie, and I can't wait to hear what others think. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2021
98% Minari (2020) A true, classic example of A-game filmmaking and a beautiful story of what it means to be American - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
57% Malcolm & Marie (2020) While you'd think watching a near two hour-long fight might get old after a while, Zendaya and JDW put in some real work to keep it interesting. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2021
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) While I have problems with the finished product, the fact that it was wrought out of pain to provide relief makes it worth watching. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
98% One Night in Miami (2020) The film feels like a door opening, one in which the audience catches a glimpse of what might have been, what these men might have truly been like on the inside, which is just enough to inspire you to learn so much more about all four of them. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
75% Wander Darkly (2020) Wander Darkly feels like a second cousin to A Ghost Story, but with a helluva lot more expository dialogue and not a ghostly Casey Affleck in sight. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2020
69% Ammonite (2020) Beautiful to look at but lacking in any true feeling. Mary Anning deserves better. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2020
82% Happiest Season (2020) While Happiest Season surely takes steps forward, the story almost sets it back a bit. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
96% I Carry You with Me (2021) An important story of Latinx queer love in the face of self-acceptance and the challenges of living undocumented in America...a beautiful reminder that love, in all its forms, is a gift we're lucky to give and receive. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
89% The Calming (Ping Jing) (2020) a timely visual mood board, a near-relaxing vacation without the hassles of travel - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) A Thousand Cuts is a must-watch film not only for it's timely warnings of the continued need for truth in social media and journalism and pro-democracy stance, but also for it's taut look at bravery in the face of fascism. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
93% Babyteeth (2020) an electric feature debut from director Shannon Murphy and writer Rita Kalnejais - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
71% The High Note (2020) A thoroughly glamorous, entertaining distraction from what's happening in the world right now - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Sorry We Missed You is certainly no joke, no laughing matter, but something we all need to experience with open eyes. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
92% Beanpole (Dylda) (2020) While Beanpole is an especially upsetting sight to behold, I can't wait to see more from Balagov in the future. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) Green approaches the film with a steely minimalism that serves the arresting drama well while Julia Garner holds your attention in such a captivating way. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) Don't try to fight it, because the rhythm is gonna get ya. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
19% Cats (2019) A feast for the senses! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
89% The Two Popes (2019) Popes - they're just like us! - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) The connection between Merlant and Haenel is just electric - the way they look at each other? Damn. "Get you a person who looks at you the way Haenel looks at Merlant" is a meme I'm gonna make. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
82% The Report (2019) The Report is a living history of recent history, and a reminder not to repeat these same mistakes. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
85% Just Mercy (2020) A quiet, swift, much-needed kick in the stomach, and for good reason. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) A slick, uplifting film-within-a-film biopic that is equal parts warmth and heart and inspiration. For anyone still pushing a dream forward, it's required viewing. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) The conclusion of Cold War left me anything but cold - I found it to be the sweetest, most romantic ending to a love story ever. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Don't expect much, in general, and you'll fall in love. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
79% Captain Marvel (2019) ...what it lacks in wonder and awe-inducing moments it makes up for in warmth and heart and a strong sense of who Captain Marvel is and where she's going. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
54% Yardie (2019) I may not be rushing to watch Yardie again but I will be tuning to this soundtrack again and again. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) JT LeRoy may add to the overall mystique of the story when reviewed alongside the docs and books on the subject. Taken on its own, it leaves the viewer wanting more depth and nuance to bring things full circle. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
96% Booksmart (2019) Everything about Booksmart feels alive and exciting and invincible, kinda like how being a teen feels. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) a film that just may make you fall in love with the movies all over again. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) ...Toy Story 4 is beyond satisfying and tear-inducing (jeesh, Pixar give my tear ducts a break), with even more closure than the third installment. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) There are worse movies than Yesterday out right now. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) ...a ketamine rush to the system from start to finish. It's timely and brash and sexy and fun and inspiring. - MovieJawn EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019