Jake Nevins

Jake Nevins
Jake Nevins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian Paste Magazine
Publications: Guardian, Paste Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Beyoncé, queen she may be, doesn't ask us to bend the knee. Homecoming is about the collective. It's about the experience of viral, transitory togetherness for which musical festivals are one of the last remaining conduits. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2/5 83% Someone Great (2019) There's potential here for a kind of zeitgeisty farce... and yet Someone Great manages to undermine its capacity for novelty at almost every turn, remaining sadly compliant with the beats of the genre it seeks to uproot. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/5 74% Guava Island (2019) Its message is noble, its vistas handsome and vibrant. But the film doesn't quite meet the exceptionally high bar Glover has set for himself. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
2/5 86% Dumplin' (2018) It is boringly conventional, giving the sensation of having seen it all before, only this time with more glitter and higher hair. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 83% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) A droll, sad and relentlessly truthful study of suburban ennui... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 76% Never Goin' Back (2018) Frizzell, who's given her young actors a smart, acid-tongued screenplay to work with, is just as savvy a director, resisting the urge to freshen up the film's harsh environs with sepia-tones and sunlight. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
2/5 32% Extinction (2018) Less of a sci-fi thriller than a mass-market simulation of one. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/5 27% The Week Of (2018) What we assume might turn into a patriarchal power struggle never reaches a boil, making for an overly sentimental movie that misuses the outsize talents of its two big stars. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/5 70% Paterno (2018) At times, the film does a fine job handling extremely upsetting material, but for the most part it's plagued by a problem of perspective, constantly unsure what kind of film it wants to be. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
1/5 17% The Titan (2018) Sam Worthington is perhaps the blandest actor alive. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 22% Step Sisters (2018) Step Sisters tries to straddle a similar line, and it has a lot to say about race, sorority life, and sisterhood, but its characters are not so much real people as mere vessels for different viewpoints. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/5 92% Spielberg (2017) Spielberg shows the extraordinary life of a cinephile turned director, whose work has left an indelible mark, one that's perhaps so entrenched that we often fail to notice it. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/5 36% Kuso (2017) Kuso could scarcely be called a film proper; it's more like a feature-length sequence of moving pictures and disparate narratives that seem perpetually engaged in a game of one-upmanship, the point being for each image to be grosser ... - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
6.5/10 67% Divine Access (2016) Prince's film exhibits an understanding of the zeitgeist and the peculiar crystallization of ideas and trends that make this time in 21st century America so disquieting for so many. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016