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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
1.5/5 47% The Meg (2018) If there's any sense of menace in The Meg, it lies in the prospect that many more such films may be on the way. All that said, I hope there are bigger opportunities in store for whoever edited the trailer.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
No Score Yet Prototype (2018) 3D, once a novelty, has become a boring and overused gimmick: this is a rare chance to appreciate it anew.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
70% Diamantino (2018) A witty, gender-bending fairytale for adults, complete with a Cinderella protagonist.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
75% West of Sunshine (2017) A conventional but touching social-realist drama. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 46% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Beneath the film's pop feminism bubbles an anger that might potentially have more than one target - and which leaves you wondering what this genre will look like in another couple of years.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/5 21% Submergence (2018) This is the film of an old man who has retained a humble, almost naive attitude to experience, an awareness there are depths he has left unplumbed. There is something quite moving about this.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
75% Tyrel (2018) With his usual malice, Silva forces us to consider what social faultlines might be evident in the banter and bonding rituals...‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) With the Resident Evil saga apparently complete and no further Mad Max adventures on the immediate horizon, Mission: Impossible must qualify as the best Hollywood action series now going.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
88% Notes on an Appearance (2018) Outwardly the film comes off as a fussy exercise, holding emotion as well as spectacle at bay. Within the academic approach, however, is a desire for purity which has its apocalyptic side.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 82% Beirut (2018) As a personal statement it may belong more to its screenwriter and producer, Tony Gilroy...More shrewdly realistic than the average Hollywood political thriller, Beirut remains open to accusations of self-involvement.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
1.5/5 77% Funny Cow (2017) Funny Cow is unusual enough to hold attention, but nonetheless a misfire: incoherent, arty in the wrong ways and often bizarrely misjudged.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/5 52% Equalizer 2 (2018) For a supposed action film, The Equalizer 2 is a slow burner, giving Washington the chance to prove as an actor he's a master of his domain in his own right.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 73% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) 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 Jul 9, 2018
2.5/5 48% The Bookshop (2018) There is something dismaying about a film that purports to champion books yet verges on being a sentimental betrayal of its own source.‐ Australian Book Review
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
3.5/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) There is a tricky balance here, which Gray does not quite successfully maintain.‐ Australian Book Review
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
2/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) Packed with forgettable wisecracks, this is a very American brand of children's entertainment, crass and overbearing but harmless.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/5 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Hotel Transylvania 3 doesn't reinvent the formula of its predecessors, but at least the setting has changed.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/5 44% Mr. Stein Goes Online (Un profil pour deux) (2017) Stephane Robelin's Mr Stein Goes Online is Cyrano de Bergerac for the age of the internet, a traditional feelgood movie given a modern gloss. It's also a little discomforting, in ways that Robelin may not have entirely thought through.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2.5/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) More predictable are many of the stylistic moves made by Sollima who, like Guonadottir, has been hired to replicate an existing template. He succeeds nonetheless in keeping us on edge.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3.5/5 67% Ideal Home (2018) Flaws and all, this is a film with a feeling for human complexities, a degree of visual intelligence and its heart in the right place. Considering the current dismal state of big-screen American comedy, that feels like a gift.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2/5 55% Tag (2018) But despite the occasional mockery of action-movie cliches, Tag contains more tame, ad-libbed banter than inventive chase sequences.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) The paradox of Hereditary is that a film seemingly cut off from everyday experience nonetheless pushes buttons very close to home. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2/5 38% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) Gauguin has relatively little to say about the paintings of Paul Gauguin, or even about the man himself...‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 84% Cargo (2018) Cargo is a zombie movie made for viewers who don't like zombie movies.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
2/5 57% The Gateway (2018) If The Gateway can be recommended to anyone, it's to buffs with a cultivated taste for Z-grade, bare-bones filmmaking.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/5 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) But as a statement about the consequences of America's wars - from Vietnam to Iraq and beyond - Last Flag Flying suffers a little from its maker's preference for keeping things low key.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/5 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty is plainly a message movie, but part of the fun is that we're given multiple messages to choose from. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet The Song Keepers (2017) It seems cruel to criticise a film that so plainly wants to be loved, but Naina Sen's The Song Keepers is one of the weakest Australian documentaries to score a big-screen release in a while.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The tameness of Truth or Dare illustrates how far mainstream horror has lost its disreputable edge.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2.5/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) This is outwardly one of Anderson's bleakest films. It's also one of his dullest and least emotional.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
2/5 83% Blockers (2018) In short, it appears that what Hollywood has to say on this subject remains as moralistic yet confused as ever. Someone should try making a comedy about that.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) In some sense, this is the ultimate development of the fast, smooth, virtuosic style Spielberg has honed over the decades, which borrows heavily from advertising and depends on our instant recognition of fleeting visual cues.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2/5 28% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) If you're scratching around for something you can bear to sit through with your kids, this is ― to quote another British classic ― mostly harmless. Otherwise, it's one for the gnome buffs.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
2/5 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) More than anything, Gluck seems bored with the material, and worried that his audience will be too. Unfortunately, making the action more frenetic only adds to the sense of desperation. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 97% The Endless (2018) While The Endless in some ways feels like a dead end, it still leaves you hopeful for whatever uncanny visions they can dream up next.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) You could see this as leaving the ultimate verdict up to the audience. Or, more cynically, you could feel that his desire to make a big statement still exceeds anything in particular he wants to say.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander successfully conveys the toughness and focus you might expect in, say, a champion triathlete. But she struggles to endow Lara with iconic force, which is not altogether her fault, considering how little she has to work with.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) A ponderous and abstract yet fascinating spy thriller.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
3.5/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) McGuigan's role is essentially to serve the script and the performers, and we can be grateful the project wasn't handed to a director more bent on imposing an authorial stamp.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
2.5/5 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) ... is far from the worst of its kind, despite a mediocre script (by Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft) that goes for easy laughs and signals every plot development well in advance.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2.5/5 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) While the Insidious series has given Shaye a rare moment in the spotlight, there's a sense in which Elise has been cursed by Hollywood's endless demand for sequels.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/5 69% Happy End (2017) Formally Happy End is a crafty piece of work, but as a social critic Haneke is less convincing than ever. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/5 95% Sweet Country (2018) Thornton's long-awaited second narrative feature has strengths of its own, but not the same immediate emotional force. ‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) ... Del Toro's willingness to court absurdity and bad taste serves to guarantee his integrity, proving he hasn't entirely gone respectable.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3/5 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Compared with most so-called family entertainment, Mary and the Witch's Flower deserves to be ranked high.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2.5/5 56% The Commuter (2018) As for Neeson, to call him a "reliable" actor is a polite way of saying he has few surprises left in him; his relentlessly even manner dampens down any possible excitement.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
2.5/5 25% Bleeding Steel (2018) In theory, this is some kind of tongue-in-cheek science fiction action caper, but Zhang proceeds as if his goal were to keep us in the dark for as long as possible as to what the story is about.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3.5/5 97% Coco (2017) Every plot point and thematic implication slots into place, but the pleasures of Coco are above all visual. I don't think I've ever seen a computer-animated film so rich in detail, or so dedicated to recreating complex and beautiful lighting schemes.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
4/5 66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) Slack Bay is not always funny, but it's truly unique and in the long run, more emotionally powerful than might be expected.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) Little Moonee is innocent in every sense that counts, and even her worst misdeeds are fuelled by excitement at the possibilities of life.‐ The Age (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017