James Wegg

James Wegg
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Freelance writer and not-for-profit consultant in search of meaningful artistic expression of any type.
Publications: JWR
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Niagara Region Canada
Official Websites: jamesweggreview.org

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 No Score Yet Dante vs Mohammed (2018) A heady mix of reality, fantasy, hopes realized or dashed, makes Wagenaar's emotional tour de force well worth a feature-length encore. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2021
4/5 99% On the Waterfront (1954) We're entitled to it - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
4/5 94% Nomadland (2021) The empty, secret side of life - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
4/5 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Carey Mulligan's portrayal of Cassie is most certainly of Best Actress quality. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
4.5/5 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Black lives splatter: "Words are beautiful, actions supreme" - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2021
3/5 66% Crisis (2021) No hope in sight - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2021
4/5 98% One Night in Miami (2020) What if...? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 78% Tapeworm (2019) How Do We Survive? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 97% Sound of Metal (2020) It's not coming back. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
3/5 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) A clear and president danger - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
4.5/5 100% Song Lang (2020) Love at first fright - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
3/5 55% The Prom (2020) Quite possibly the cheesiest gay musical ever - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
3.5/5 97% Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) (2020) In these days of political "storytelling", the film is worth a look both to understand what any of us would do to stay alive and how being "generous" with the truth can affect lives. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
4/5 87% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) It is so good to see Billy Crystal, playing Marty, back on the big screen... - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
5/5 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) On the other side of the political/judicial fence - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 94% Acute Misfortune (2020) A Portrait of the Artist as a Deranged Man - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 95% Memories of Murder (2003) The failure to serve and protect - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 100% Dave Not Coming Back (2020) Into the depths, but not out alive - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 67% Bare (2020) The naked ebb and flow of men - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
4/5 50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Only time will tell just how much of the planet, as we know it, will still be around in 2049. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Straight Men And The Men Who Love Them 3 (2013) The third offering spearheaded by Jorge Ameer of the Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them series is the most consistent and satisfying to date. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 60% Last Three Days (2020) The four loves of Jack and Beth - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
4.5/5 100% 76 Days (2020) Denialists and those who are adamant that "COVID-19 is over" should be required to view this documentary, but, of course, never will: it's just more 'fake news'. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Straight Men and the Men Who Love Them 2 (2008) 107 minutes of teasers and short films looks at all kinds of male relationships. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet D'Agostino (2012) The real showstopper is Michael Angels' performance in the title role. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
3.5/4 No Score Yet The Family Tree (2020) Quibbles above aside, Ameer is steadily improving his ability to drill down into the human experience with honesty, candour and a sense of hope for us all. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
3.5/5 83% Painter (2020) Art evades life - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 87% Martin Eden (2020) Portrait of the Writer as an Angry Young Man - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 100% The Devil to Pay (2020) You do the work, you reap the rewards - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
4/5 82% Herb Alpert is... (2020) 'It just makes you feel happy' - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2020
4/5 90% Stars and Strife (2020) November 3 in Trump's words will, I believe, 'be a disaster'. He will be remembered, (like Nero) as someone who 'tweets' while Washington burns. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
4/5 100% Resisterhood (2020) To connect and support - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 100% Rialto (2019) So...sorry. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 98% The Swerve (2020) Driven to the depths of despair - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
4/5 95% The Planters (2020) A cinematic treasure indeed. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
4.5/5 88% Immortal (2020) Till death don't us part - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
3.5/5 55% The Sign of the Cross (1932) Each god is only a fantasy - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
4/5 100% My Prince Edward (2020) There's no freedom in a marriage - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 79% Red, White & Wasted (2020) Of men, mud and family - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 100% Beyond Driven (2020) "It's just the best feeling ever" - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 100% Pariah Dog (2019) Not wanted on the voyage - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 61% Stage Mother (2020) When life is a drag, cue the chorus - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 97% Buoyancy (2020) Horrific rite of passage - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
4/5 91% End of Sentence (2020) By journey's end-swimming with Mom-two dramatically seeded questions remain. I have my answers, viewers are invited to come to their own conclusions. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4.5/5 81% A Hidden Life (2019) Mallick's achievement should have a wide audience, but probably won't. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4.5/5 90% Epicentro (2020) The truth at our convenience - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4/5 90% Denise Ho: Becoming the Song (2020) Keeping silent is more terrifying - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2020
1.5/5 75% Long Lost (2019) The Games People Play - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
4.5/5 77% Judy & Punch (2020) That's the way to do it - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
4/5 100% Viktor And Viktoria (Viktor Und Viktoria) (1935) Love for 10 bucks - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020