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Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson
Jake Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Urban Cinefile, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
63% Here I Am (2010) If a picture is usually worth a thousand words, there is a shelf-full of history here.‐ Australian Book Review
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71% Carnage (2011) Without being obtrusive about it, [Roman] Polanski uses every cinematic trick at his command to increase tension: viewed through distorting wide-angle lenses, the characters appear to gain and lose stature from shot to shot.‐ Australian Book Review
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
85% The Turning (2015) The Turning resembles an epic round of the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, in which players separately draw parts of a human figure on a sheet of paper which is then unfolded to reveal the bizarre whole.‐ Australian Book Review
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
No Score Yet Fallout (2013) Fallout offers a valuable new account of both book and film, placing both in the context of a historical moment when nuclear annihilation seemed a more than plausible threat.‐ Australian Book Review
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
51% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) [Biyi] Bandele seizes every opportunity to build atmosphere with heightened colours and streaked lighting patterns. It helps that the cinematographer John de Borman, shoots on 35-millimetre film rather than digitally, nowadays an increasingly rare choice.‐ Australian Book Review
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) The strength of the film lies in the sense that [Ralph] Fiennes has set out to capitalise on these absences, using Tucker's prosaic, BBC-style screenplay as the basis for something more experimental and oblique.‐ Australian Book Review
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3/5 No Score Yet Consolation (2010) This imperfect but unusual film suggests understanding might finally be out of reach - to the point where it is hard to draw any certain moral.‐ Australian Book Review
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
2/5 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) [The Mountain Between Us] is a flimsy romance posing as a survival story.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Blue (2017) Does this kind of parade of horrors do any practical good, or is it merely a modern brand of exploitation cinema, letting us feel righteously indignant as well as thrillingly appalled?‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3.5/5 54% The Belko Experiment (2017) Going about its grisly business with undisguised relish, the film comes closer to the chilly spirit of science fiction writer J.G. Ballard than director Ben Wheatley did in his recent, overwrought adaptation of Ballard's novel High-Rise.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 60% Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) Even at its most solid, the world sketched here has an unreality which is appealing in itself: the wind turbines spin much more quietly than you'd expect, and the grass beneath them is mysteriously still.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/5 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Despite its blockbuster trappings, this Blade Runner is as much an art movie as the first one: slow, idea-driven, and often emotionally remote. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 90% Heal the Living (RĂ©parer les vivants) (2017) [Heal the Living] explores the ever-vulnerable body, the social institution of medicine and how individuals stand in relation to each.‐ The Age (Australia)
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3/5 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes is a film as concerned with the present as the past.‐ The Age (Australia)
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3/5 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) David Soren's computer-animated adaptation of Dav Pilkey's hit series of children's books avoids the pitfalls with enough success to amuse all ages.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2.5/5 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) While the action rarely flags, the running time is needlessly grandiose and the commercial calculation that underpins everything puts limits on [Matthew] Vaughn's bent for transgression.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The plot sticks relentlessly to the most reductive version of the 'hero's journey' formula.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/5 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Victoria & Abdul is outwardly far more shameless - full of glib cross-cultural jokes, whether it's Indians marvelling at English barbarity or the racist quips dished out by Abdul's foes.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) If I'm not dreaming, I've just seen one of the boldest mainstream American movies in ages.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/5 83% That's Not Me (2017) That's Not Me itself is too modest to make any attempt at taking the world by storm... ‐ The Age (Australia)
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4/5 89% Girls Trip (2017) Malcolm D. Lee's exuberant Girls Trip easily outclasses the likes of Bad Moms and Rough Night.‐ The Age (Australia)
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3/5 85% It (2017) Andres Muschietti's IT, based on portions of King's enormous 1986 horror novel, comes close to capturing the essence of what this author is all about.‐ The Age (Australia)
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3/5 98% God's Own Country (2017) God's Own Country is hard to fault on its own terms and earns the assumption that lies behind any worthwhile movie romance, that love can take root even in the most unlikely soil.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
2.5/5 38% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Outwardly it's all as mindless as can be.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3/5 77% Killing Ground (2017) For a first feature, Killing Ground is highly accomplished.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 87% American Made (2017) As a statement about America's place in the world this is bolder than the vast majority of Hollywood cinema.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Sometimes a creepy-looking doll is just a creepy-looking doll and no amount of repetition can make the sweet old song You Are My Sunshine even the slightest bit scary.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2.5/5 59% Lemon (2017) It never stops feeling like a strained in-joke, with dialogue made up of relentless non-sequiturs and a cast full of familiar faces from cable TV.‐ The Age (Australia)
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3/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) The Gore of today is unquestionably a man of conviction, which may help explain why he has become a warmer, more personable screen presence than he used to be.‐ The Age (Australia)
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2/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) In putting young girls in close proximity to demons, the storyline unwisely invites comparison to William Friedkin's The Exorcist.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) After a slow start, the film gradually accumulates funny and surprising details, many of them surely drawn directly from life.‐ The Age (Australia)
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2.5/5 73% Kiki, Love to Love (Kiki, el amor se hace) (2016) The film never aspires to be more than fluff, and even on that level remains uneven.‐ The Age (Australia)
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3.5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Christopher Nolan remains an abstract artist at core, and the tricky structure of his spectacular Dunkirk is not far removed from the games played in his science-fiction blockbusters Inception and Interstellar.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
1.5/5 9% The Black Prince (2017) This is one of those cases where the material behind a film turns out to be much more interesting than the film itself.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
3/5 89% It Comes At Night (2017) The film feels more like an indie art film than a generic shocker.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3.5/5 100% Chicken People (2016) The trick is in the tone, which is amused but not derisive, and in the understanding that a film about chickens needs to be a film about people first of all.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
1.5/5 16% The House (2017) Cohen and his team never figure out a way to address the paradox implicit in their title. Scott and Kate are battlers against the system, yet at the same time they are the system, directly profiting at the expense of their friends and neighbours.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/5 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) At least Silverstone, who hasn't lost her gift for comic pouting, is allowed to bring some humanity and playfulness to her killjoy character -- though this mainly reinforces the impression that she deserves better roles.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Elsewhere, it's business as usual. Sparks fly, smoke drifts. Gleaming bodies, human and mechanical, loom over us, often set against pristine blue sky.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2.5/5 46% Rough Night (2017) The film could have worked if it had embraced the illicit fantasy at its core... But Aniello shies away, never finding a tone that would allow her to fuse edgy black comedy with the genre's mandatory celebration of female friendship.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Despicable Me 3 marks the point that TV shows typically get to around season seven, when the writers have run out of viable plot lines and have to fill the void with desperate, random invention.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
2.5/5 18% All Eyez on Me (2017) While there are are striking moments throughout, there's also a great deal which is simply corny or laborious, such as most of the material about Shakur's dealings with record labels.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
2.5/5 73% Ballerina (2016) The film's realism extends to the dance sequences themselves, animated using footage of real dancers from the Opera-Ballet for reference. Perhaps for this reason, they're more technically impressive than truly thrilling.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) My Cousin Rachel belongs to Weisz, in a role that capitalises on her gift for showing multiple layers of emotion.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
1.5/5 16% The Mummy (2017) This latest remake or reboot (does anyone truly know the difference?) feels less alive than undead.‐ The Age (Australia)
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2.5/5 19% Baywatch (2017) From scene to scene, it's never quite clear whether this Baywatch is paying tribute to its model or sending it up.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) What's best about the film can be summed up in two words: Gal Gadot.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/5 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) All this couldn't be further in spirit from the source material, where part of the point is that the "real" Tony remains a mystery, even or especially to himself.‐ The Age (Australia)
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3.5/5 48% Wilson (2017) [Wilson has] many funny lines and a cast full of first-rate character actors such as Margo Martindale and Judy Greer.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
1.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Five films into the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the truth must be faced: the preening Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is just not as charming as he used to be.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017