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 50% Who Killed Cock Robin (2017) Certainly not a production for the faint of heart, this film is well worth a viewing both for its craft, and its, sadly, entirely believable view of how those in power are willing to do anything to stay there. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/4 No Score Yet Watch List (2019) This "fictional" look at Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's "War on Drugs" is a searing indictment of how the innocent get swept up in unbelievable tragedies, copious deaths, and no end in sight to the real problem. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 100% Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) The musical performances (brief as they are: more, please) can't help but bring tears to any human being who has felt an iota of discrimination from all manner of issues: race, sexuality, gender, beliefs. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 96% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) In director Midge Costin's first feature , the development of sound in the cinema is lovingly presented with a host of filmmakers and copious amounts of examples that can't help but make any viewer "hear" their next film differently. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 No Score Yet The In-Between (2019) Jennifer Stone gives a commendable performance-at her best in the more lighthearted moments such as a hilarious round of Truth or Dare. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 80% Closure (2019) The pace is generally good as Nina seems to get further from the truth, but sputters every once in a while. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 No Score Yet Josie & Jack (2019) Life is full of gloom and travesty, but for those who have the ability to see all sides of humanity, this film is worth a look. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 65% The Parts You Lose (2019) As long as it takes - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/5 95% Ága (2019) A tale of two realities - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 67% Golden Boy (2018) In director Stoney Westmoreland's first cinematic feature, he boldly creates the vision of writers Jonathan Browning and Mark Elias...but can't find a convincing way to forgive some of the flaws in both situational and character development. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
4.5/5 91% The Blonde One (2019) Can you have it both ways? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet All Male, All Nude (2017) The profession laid almost bare - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 100% Tu Me Manques (2019) A singular achievement - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4.5/5 100% Label Me (2019) Beauty in the beast - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 82% Socrates (2019) ...but as an expression of undying love against all odds, it succeeds where many others have failed. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Disappearance (2019) Director Matt Shapira (along with co-writers Hutch Dano and Mike Wollaeger) has come up with a taut thriller that spends most of its time in the oceanic sun and secluded beaches. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 83% The Skin of the Teeth (2019) Believe nothing; savour it all - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
4.5/5 80% The Maestro (2019) I have to do this - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
4.5/5 83% Marilyn (2019) What is your breaking point? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4.5/5 100% Canary (Kanarie) (2018) Here is a film that celebrates the different amongst us as seen through the timeline of South Africa in 1985. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 89% Daddy Issues (2019) Fulfilling a dream takes a curious route - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 94% Screwball (2019) They all deserve each other - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
4.5/5 94% Tucked (2018) Is it ever too late? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4.5/5 80% Any One of Us (2019) Not surprisingly, deep depression and feelings of uselessness eat away at the inner being of these survivors. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 85% Monsters and Men (2018) Point is made at the expense of the drama - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Chasing Bullitt (2019) Perhaps the ultimate road movie, Joe Eddy's biopic of Steve McQueen is a well-constructed look into the life of an actor who lived for fast cars, fast women and box office success. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/5 87% First Man (2018) Bragging rights at what cost - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 82% Quincy (2018) A life filled with incredible art, unbelievable luck and the perils of fame - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 80% 22 July (2018) Here is a truly miserable film that we could only hope was fiction. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) Who/where are the good guys? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Adonis (2018) Finding the painless world - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
4.5/5 96% Roma (2018) A wonderful homage to our most precious commodity and superb cinematography - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
3.5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 88% What They Had (2018) It can happen to us all - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Going deep into the well - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4.5/5 78% Green Book (2018) When genius is not enough - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) In this second installment of the Deadpool cinema franchise, I was mightily impressed with the visual and computer effects ... - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Why it won't end here - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Without a doubt, Rami Malek's portrayal of the troubled rock star should earn him an Academy Award nomination... - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) By journey's end, sensitive viewers will realize that this "adaptation of a novel" has much more to say across the planet than "just" the still troublesome circumstances of the black-white U.S. divide. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4.5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) 'It's better to choose your own family.' - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Piripkura (2018) Catch us if you can - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/5 85% Disobedience (2018) The price of freedom - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 88% The Great Buddha+ (2018) It's not often that political and social satire can sleep together in the same cinematic bed, but Huang has found the magic jelly to make his many points convincingly. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The most naïve man in the neighbourhood - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Leave it to the wonderfully over-inventive talents of Wes Anderson to cobble together an animated feature that brings new meaning to 'going to the dogs'. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 94% The American Meme (2018) The Age of Digital Influencers: in pursuit of fame - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 100% What Haunts Us (2018) In a sense, this film marks the beginnings of a #MeUs movement: What should you have reported then and now? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4.5/5 89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) We could just be the art world. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 87% Colette (2018) Trust no one but yourself. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018