James Jackson

James Jackson
James Jackson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK)
Publications: Times (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet Einstein's Quantum Riddle (2020) This was the kind of enjoyable, quantum-science-for-dummies programme populated by the species of professor who revels in finding hyper-complex maths equations "beautiful" and "elegant". - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Martin's Close (2019) The grand unveiling of the ghost, held back until the end (in the classic fashion), was rather less memorable than a fruity performance from the living. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Family Secret (2019) Anna Hall's film had a sense of tact, with something important to say about how a child victim of abuse can be unequipped to speak up. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Takaya: Lone Wolf (2019) Takaya is indeed a loveable beast. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Trouble with Naipaul (2019) The Trouble with Naipaul was a thoughtful hour that essentially boiled down the increasingly ubiquitous question: can you separate the art from the artist? - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 95% What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019) It's great entertainment and a reminder that Ali came at just the right time. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 100% Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me (2019) Campbell was commendably self-exposing throughout, although I found his personal recollections more intriguing than his TV journey through the latest therapies, now the standard form for such documentaries. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 60% Road to Brexit (2019) Being absurd, inexplicable, even surreal, Berry's mad half-hour made total sense. Unlike Brexit, on the other hand, it was over all too swiftly. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen & Milkmen (2019) At times felt almost like a live-action version of one of Brigg's stories. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Dead Room (2018) While it didn't hold a candle to the masterpiece of the series, The Signalman from 1976, it put Simon Callow's fruity, orotund voice to very fine use as Aubrey Judd. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Car Crash: Who's Lying? (2018) Particularly striking was the way it pitched you right there on the crash scene through the replaying of police bodycam footage. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 86% Becoming Cary Grant (2017) A "window into his inner world" that was quietly superb throughout. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet The Fires that Foretold Grenfell (2018) Truly, the descriptions were ghastly in their vividness. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Bank That Almost Broke Britain (2018) This crisis cost the British taxpayer 1 trillion - this film should be repeated every month. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet British Sitcom - 60 Years Of Laughing At Ourselves (2016) This retrospective at least gazed a bit harder, reminding you that, at its best, the sitcom can be an even sharper tool than drama. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 100% Manchester: The Night of the Bomb (2018) This film's greatest achievement was in showcasing dignity. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Can You Rebuild My Brain? (2018) [Lotje] Sodderland's film was nothing if not (no pun intended) thought-provoking. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018