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Jake Mulligan

Jake Mulligan
Jake Mulligan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Boston Phoenix, Slant Magazine, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 50% The Living (2015) The Living is one of those unfortunate films ignorant of any world outside its author's head. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) This is another psychological portrait, but of a shared psychology, one facing great strife. Bondage coming undone. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jan 28, 2015
1.5/4 63% Son of a Gun (2015) Another crime film that's learned all it knows about criminal life from better crime films. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jan 23, 2015
A- 91% The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2014) A work this vast...should not remain a footnote in the Ghibli canon. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 30, 2014
C+ 9% Dying of the Light (2014) Schrader's direction, alternatively, often gives in to the standard-issue cop-movie nature of his screenplay. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Dec 11, 2014
B+ 91% Dear White People (2014) This isn't a romantic comedy, it's an all-too-realistic satire depicting an entire college ecosystem strung out and put on display from the top-down; more School Daze than Bringing Up Baby. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Oct 17, 2014
B+ 89% Calvary (2014) Calvary is a strange film, often hilarious but always heavy and forlorn. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Aug 7, 2014
B+ 81% Land Ho! (2014) I thought the little idiosyncrasies...were worth the trip through the same-old-same-old narrative beats that served as their skeleton. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 12, 2014
B 88% Coherence (2014) Coherence is the most convoluted shaggy dog story you'll have heard in quite some time - a shaggy Schrodinger's cat. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jul 3, 2014
C 52% Jersey Boys (2014) Here's a jukebox with no records in it. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 19, 2014
B+ 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) Maybe this is product, maybe this is art, and maybe it's both. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B 97% We Are the Best! (2014) We are the Best! is hardly the best, but these girls just might be. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Jun 4, 2014
B+ 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) The perfect date movie. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 11, 2014
A 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) This may be the second release, but it's really just the conclusion of one audacious film. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
B+ 85% Under the Skin (2014) If you've seen an experimental film or three...then there's nothing here that's going to drive you to reconsider what cinema can be. But Under the Skin still feels the work of a radical. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
D 28% 3 Days To Kill (2014) Not suitable for sober viewers. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 20, 2014
A 90% Alphaville (1965) If an iPod commercial had a nightmare, it would look like Alphaville ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 13, 2014
B 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) Lord and Miller aren't looking to detonate tropes or re-wire cinema, but they make exposition beats fun, and action beats silly; they fill every frame with pertinent details and refuse to waste a moment on needless improvisation. ‐ Movie Mezzanine
Posted Feb 6, 2014
92% Sparrows Dance (2013) Writer-director Noah Buschel interestingly mirrors the monotony of his main character's routine in his claustrophobic aesthetic. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 14, 2013
2.5/4 96% West of Memphis (2012) The case is more intriguing than the film about it. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 13, 2013
2.5/4 86% Yossi (2013) Fox has graduated from amateur to modest professional. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Mar 7, 2013
1.5/4 25% Phantom (2013) Crimson Tide this isn't. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2/4 47% The Sweeney (2013) The Sweeney was originally a 1970s TV show, but with the archetypal characters, the rote plot, and the nondescript gunfights, it feels more like an adaptation of a video game. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 28, 2013
2.5/4 60% John Dies at the End (2013) With Coscarelli's kinetic camerawork and drugged-out, comic-book visuals, even the most confounding explanations are made palatable. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Feb 21, 2013
2.5/4 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) The star power helps the charm outweigh the schmaltz. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2.5/4 87% Life of Pi (2012) Life poses as a spiritual experience, but it's more like a postcard. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 8, 2013
1/4 85% End of Watch (2012) It leaves you wondering -- who is filming the Gyllenhaal/Anna Kendrick love scenes? ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 8, 2013
2.5/4 81% The Impossible (2012) The hokum can wear you down worse than the tsunami. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jan 1, 2013
3.5/4 70% Not Fade Away (2012) Chase's critical eye spares no one. This is his attempt to make the "Great American Film About Music." He almost succeeds. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 27, 2012
2/4 37% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) Most of the time it feels like an SNL sketch with all the punchlines removed. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Dec 13, 2012
2/4 84% Smashed (2012) The film is at its best only when its characters are at their worst. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 25, 2012
4/4 90% Keep the Lights On (2012) In trying to capture a moment in time, Sachs has left nothing uncovered. Navigating his darkest moments with unsparing honesty, he finds a flicker of hope. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 88% Head Games (2012) Seeing former NHL star Keith Primeau's teenage son light up to talk about how fighting is "pretty fun" gives us the conclusion the statistics can't yet provide: before the games can change, we need to. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 2, 2012
0.5/4 33% Won't Back Down (2012) It's a corporate-studio movie purporting that the working class needs to turn against their unions to survive. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Oct 2, 2012
1.5/4 28% Backwards (2012) Even James Van Der Beek, so natural as a high school athletic director that you can't help but wonder if he's actually spent time in that job, can't save this film from drowning. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 26, 2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) With such erratic construction, the scant 91-minute runtime feels like it goes on forever. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 16, 2012
3.5/4 78% Killer Joe (2012) Friedkin directs; his taste for sadism has never been personified better than in McConaughey's unassuming-but-dangerous drawl. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 9, 2012
3/4 85% Snabba cash (Easy Money) (2012) The most powerful moments involve private lives and social conflict, not gunfights. In this world, it's not the blood on your hands that brings you down - it's the stain on your cufflinks. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Aug 2, 2012
2.5/4 71% Sacrifice (2012) There are some wonderful wuxia-style fight scenes spread throughout, and a last duel finally shifts all the plodding backstory into a visual spectacle. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 25, 2012
3.5/4 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) One of the most assured debuts in years ... a portrait of the wonder and heartbreak that comes with being too young to understand what you experience. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jul 5, 2012
1.5/4 27% High School (2012) A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 8, 2012
1.5/4 18% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) More akin to a meander through a haunted house than a fulfilling feature film. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2/4 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) Most of the time, the sentimental rom-com antics and underdeveloped archetypes feel as fake as the big bellies the ladies are showing off. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 17, 2012
1.5/4 22% Darling Companion (2012) As pedestrian as a stroll through the dog park, Lawrence Kasdan's latest (and worst) film is both insulting and inconsequential. ‐ Boston Phoenix
Posted May 17, 2012