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Jamie Dunn

Jamie Dunn
Jamie Dunn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A shattering and surprisingly hilarious study of death, guilt and family centred on a revelatory performance by the good Affleck brother. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 3, 2017
5/5 86% Donnie Darko (2001) As pop as it is arthouse, as funny as it is tragic, Donnie Darko remains a remarkable one-off that's easy to adore. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 19, 2016
2/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) There's little in Bleed for This that you haven't seen before, and lots you've seen far too often. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 28, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Denis Villeneuve's Arrival is that rare beast: an awe-inspiring sci-fi that delivers both spectacle and smarts. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 75% Frantz (2017) As well as stirring up big questions, Frantz will also have you swooning at its romance, and leaning forward to try and unknot its characters' mysteries. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 14, 2016
5/5 93% Matinee (1992) This celebration of art over war is the closest thing Gremlins director Joe Dante has to a lost masterpiece. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 5, 2016
4/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) At its best, The Neon Demon's sound and image combine to create sequences of surreal beauty and sinister menace. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 8, 2016
4/5 95% Little Sister (2016) Clark's approach is scrappy but the scuzzy digital aesthetic and herky-jerky camera are the perfect form in which to capture this family's messy emotions. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 25, 2016
4/5 97% Little Men (2016) Sachs specialises in low-key melodrama, creating moments of joy and sadness so casually that they take you by surprise. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 22, 2016
5/5 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Much is suggested, little explained, but The Childhood of a Leader is rich with allegorical meaning and we're left with plenty to chew on between elliptical episodes. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) A gritty and cinematic study in desire and repression, and a tantalising calling card for first time director Vigas. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 89% Speed Sisters (2017) Speed Sisters may be light but it's never lightweight. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 17, 2016
4/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) A goofy kids' horror-comedy that lets RL Stine's monsters, and a hysterically over-the-top Jack Black, run amok ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 1, 2016
4/5 95% Creed (2015) Director Ryan Coogler knows exactly when to hit us with a training montage or an emotional speech, but he also throws some unexpected punches. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens is thrilling and fun, but fans of A New Hope might have more than a hint of déjà vu. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 17, 2015
5/5 94% Carol (2015) Haynes tells us that, thrillingly, passion burns hotter than fear. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 23, 2015
4/5 97% Tangerine (2015) A single-night screwball set on the West Hollywood strip that comes at you like a Jim Jarmusch movie on amphetamines. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 92% Queen of Earth (2015) It's a horror movie you need to watch through splayed fingers, not because of anything frightening on screen, but because of its awkwardness. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 94% Room (2015) A beautiful and humane response to inhumanity. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 93% My Scientology Movie (2017) In the past Theroux's nice-guy act has turned nazis and survivalists apoplectic, and he gets similar reactions from Miscavige's enclave ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 67% 11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016) The theme is nihilistic but its execution is thrilling. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 13, 2015
2/5 96% Son of Saul (2015) Son of Saul is bracing, but its power diminishes as the film wears on; we become numb to Nemes's bravura direction just as Saul has become numb to mass murder. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 13, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) This is a film that's been shredded to near-incoherence in the editing room, with a finale that's over before it's barely begun. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 5, 2015
5/5 36% Killing Zoe (1994) It sweeps you up in Eric's Dionysian revelry and, like Zed, you'll be clambering for a shower afterwards. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon's gripping doc is structured like a boxing movie, but in this case the pugilists are intellectual heavyweights ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 93% Slow West (2015) Maclean's askance outsider's view of America's Old West is bracing; he strips away the pioneering myths and shows it for what it truly was. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 22, 2015
4/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) Love & Mercy is that rarest of things: a music biopic that doesn't just tell you about a tortured genius, it puts you in their head. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 22, 2015
3/5 40% She's Funny That Way (2015) Like the 40s screwballs it pinches from, it's daft and often hilarious - particularly angry Aniston. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 19, 2015
5/5 97% 45 Years (2015) Haigh quietly ratchets the tension... while much praise should go to the two yin and yang leads. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4/5 80% The New Girlfriend (2015) Loosely based on a Ruth Rendell story, Ozon's film quivers between psychological thriller and playful farce. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 31, 2015
4/5 89% White God (2015) What holds Kornél Mundruczó's scrappy film all together is its fierce and forceful political metaphor: society's underdogs - be it ethnic minorities, the poor, the disenfranchised - if pushed too far, will bite back (in this case literally). ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 31, 2015
5/5 83% Eden (2015) It's a kind of vampire movie, with our protagonist trapped in the crepuscular purgatory of his early 20s. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 25, 2015
4/5 98% Phoenix (2015) We buy the premise because of the film's dreamy quality: Phoenix's Berlin is a rubble-strewn labyrinth and its inhabitants walking ghosts haunted by the recent past. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 24, 2015
3/5 60% The Grand Seduction (2014) If McKellar could have just injected some of the eccentricity of his brilliant debut, Last Night, into proceedings we might have had an Ealing-esque social farce. Instead we're left with a comedy that's wry but prosaic. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 97% Life Itself (2014) Both an unflinching document of the last days of film critic Roger Ebert's life and a densely packed celebration of his career. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 13, 2014
77% Beyond Clueless (2014) Through witty editing, a hypnotic narration and a hair-raising score, Lyne makes a compelling case that these candy-coloured teenage confections have dark, poisonous cores ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3/5 78% Moebius (2014) [Kim Ki-duk] peppers his film's nastiness with baroque humour. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 85% Tony Benn: Will and Testament (2014) As great company as the man himself is, this hymn to Benn is ultimately disappointing. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 2, 2014
5/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) It may not be very punk, but these girls just want to have fun. And, crucially, Moodysson is having a good time too; there's joy in every frame. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/5 86% Chef (2014) Favreau's picture doesn't represent the filmmaking rehabilitation its meta plot alludes to, but it's a step in the right direction. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 23, 2014
5/5 90% Stray Dogs (2014) Stray Dogs is an existentialist study of human endurance presented in two acts. Both are spectacular. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 23, 2014
4/5 86% The Skeleton Twins (2014) This brother-sister bond, so rarely explored on screen, is what makes The Skeleton Twins sing. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 64% We Are Monster (2015) It may lack nuance, but presenting the film from Stewart's point of view makes the title explicit. Monsters aren't born, they're conditioned. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 20, 2014
4/5 72% Palo Alto (2014) Kilmer and Robert's tender, heartfelt performances give real depth to familiar coming-of-age pangs and pinings. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 89% Calvary (2014) Perhaps to compensate for his talky script and repetitive structure, McDonagh's direction is distractingly fussy, all asymmetrical framing and on-the-nose symbolism. The one grace note is Gleeson. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 7, 2014
4/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) You rush to Spotify to hear more of their songs post-credits. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
5/5 78% Tom at the Farm (2015) The result is a mean little absurdist thriller, and, by some margin, the best of Dolan's work so far. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) What begins as an eerie psychosexual horror movie slowly shifts to a haunting study of loneliness and female subjugation. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/5 81% Crystal Fairy (2013) Silva's freewheeling direction is pleasantly at odds with the angst on screen. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 16, 2014
5/5 87% Computer Chess (2013) This is a philosophical comedy as dense and complex as any programming algorithm. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 21, 2013