James Emanuel Shapiro

James Emanuel Shapiro
James Emanuel Shapiro's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Reel.com
Biography:
reel.com film critic.
Publications: Reel.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/4 30% The Hawk Is Dying (2006) Isn't anywhere close to perfect, but giving yourself over to its performances is wonderfully rewarding. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2007
4/4 84% 13 Tzameti (2005) A remarkable debut of undeniable power. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2006
3/4 84% This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006) Kirby Dick's film is a scathing indictment of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and anyone with any interest in film should see it. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2006
4/4 85% The Descent (2006) The Descent marks the arrival of a major horror talent. And it is, quite simply, one of the best monster movies in years. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2006
0/4 27% The Omen (2006) What's wrong with the 2006 version? Well, it has none of the positive elements of the original, and there's no chemistry between Stiles and Schreiber. The acting, the music, the photography, and the technical elements are all fair to downright awful. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2006
3.5/4 80% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) Right from the opening credit sequence, District B13 makes it loud and clear that you're going to like this movie. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2006
3/4 84% The Hidden Blade (2006) The Hidden Blade is worthy of being loved by foreign film buffs and samurai film geeks alike. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2006
3/4 85% L'Enfant (2006) The Dardennes waste no time involving the audience in the narrative, through both their hand-held, cinema verité style of filming and by having events take place in real time. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 43% Don't Come Knocking (2006) Showcases some fantastic photography, terrific acting, and a superb soundtrack, but it's not the masterpiece that Paris, Texas is. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2006
3/4 76% Factotum (2006) Factotum, which means general servant, shows that Bukowski's stories are as interesting, funny, tragic, and relevant as ever. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2006
4/4 75% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) The Vengeance Trilogy is a remarkable accomplishment not only for Park, but for world cinema and lovers of the extreme who finally have a collection of films they can truly call art. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2006
3/4 74% The Boys of Baraka (2005) Edgy, and hard-hitting, it's an important film of immense power and should be seen by everyone who cares about the youth of America. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2006
2.5/4 60% Night Watch (2006) The events in Night Watch carry greater weight because they have a natural, historical progression to them. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2006
2/4 60% R-Point (2005) A mediocre genre film that fails in both genres. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2006
3/4 52% Wolf Creek (2005) A patient, naturalistic white-knuckled ride of terror. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2005
4/4 74% Pulse (Kairo) (2005) This is a breathtaking, thoroughly crafted piece of near-perfect filmmaking that's scarier than bloody hell. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2005
3.5/4 84% Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005) What's significant about this is that three of Asia's most creative forces have come together in a single project. - Reel.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2005