James Robert Douglas

James Robert Douglas
James Robert Douglas's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian Junkee

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Brothers' Nest (2018) With all of five speaking roles, and a single location, it's a work of pleasingly compact dimensions. - The Neighbourhood Paper (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) While the references accumulate, it begins to feel as though the film is telling us that a person's identity can be indexed to a list of culture consumed. - The Neighbourhood Paper (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 94% Charlie's Country (2015) Charlie's Country is a gift for both actor and audiences. - The Big Issue (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 54% Three Summers (2017) Elton knows how to locate the laughs in his material - and he's a shameless crowdpleaser - but his emotional reach only goes skin deep. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Director James Mangold shoots and orchestrates action with an appreciable clarity, and when he synchs up with the pounding drums of Marco Beltrami's score, the mayhem has a lively intensity. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
76% Jasper Jones (2016) Perkins, finding the sweet spot between childish goofiness and adult drama, keeps things fleet, funny, and just the right side of suspenseful; tonally, the film is a match for any Spielbergian 80s coming-of-age classic. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
27% Suicide Squad (2016) The air almost immediately starts leaking out of the film once it starts. The whole first half-hour is a riot of blunt exposition, useless flashbacks, and false starts. This is a movie that doesn't even know how to begin. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
91% Birdman (2014) When high style meets dumb ideas it can be hard to tell which way is up. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
72% Neighbors (2014) The ferocity [Byrne] brings is almost enough to compensate for the limp approach the film takes to its own premise. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
15% 47 Ronin (2013) 47 Ronin is a film for nobody, made by committee. Like its samurai, it is masterless. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
85% The Turning (2015) If nothing else, The Turning is probably value for money. Quantity counts for something, after all, as do good intentions. But they can't ever fully satisfy. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
67% Lucy (2014) The character Lucy may be all brain, but the film is all heart. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
66% Nasty Baby (2015) Sebastián Silva's Nasty Baby is an amiably funny traipse through the lives of a group of coddled inner-city hipsters, until suddenly, viciously, it's not. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
91% The Witch (2016) Even as the events carry a tinge of absurdity, Eggers' sure technique ensures a thick current of dread runs throughout. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
96% It Follows (2015) It Follows is the real deal. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) A globe-trotting spy thriller with the brisk pace and the visual wit of a Looney Tunes cartoon. - Junkee EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015