Jamie Dunn

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 86% Rose Plays Julie (2019) Molloy and Lawlor approach the psychological thriller in a pleasingly unique and unsettling fashion. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 100% Babyteeth (2019) You won't find a livelier film about death. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 100% Our Ladies (2019) The film's chief selling point is the rambunctious chemistry between this ensemble and their authentically crude banter. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) Chris Morris is the master of this kind of down-is-up logic, and here he pushes the Kafkaesque satire to delirious levels. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) John Crowley fails miserably to turn Peter Straughan's overstuffed script into something remotely compelling. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3/5 78% Skin (2019) Skin isn't always convincing - is the love of a good woman all a Nazi needs to change their ways? - but Bell certainly is. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Not since the days of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire has women's morally dubious pursuit of wealth been so much fun. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 71% The King (2019) If you're looking for a distraction from the chaos of British politics look elsewhere. Every second of The King is like looking in the mirror. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 33% Domino (2019) No amount of mutilation can disguise the fact that this is from the sick, brilliant mind that brought us Carrie, Blow Out and Body Double. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) The score suggests Vertigo, and like that film, our detective hero is not to be admired, although Garfield's endearing goofiness might fool you into doing so - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/5 100% Bait (2019) "A film that's both a celebration of community traditions and a triumph of old-school filmmaking." - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2019
4/5 82% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge shares some uncanny similarities to last year's Hereditary... but has plenty of its own tricks up its sleeve. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
4/5 90% Monsoon (2019) You don't need to be an immigrant returning home to recognise Khaou's keen sense of the loneliness of a traveller in a foreign land or the discombobulating effects it has on your mind and body. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
4/5 67% Lara (2019) An excruciating comedy of awkwardness that blossoms into a moving examination of a life lost and chances not taken. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
3/5 47% Robert the Bruce (2019) Macfadyen's full-blooded performance and the moral heft of his story proves a pleasing antidote to the other blood-thirsty takes on Celtic rebellion. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
4/5 95% Boyz in the Wood (2019) A rambunctious film shot through with daft humour and an endearing, toxic masculinity-smashing sweet streak. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Chapter 3 is relentless, only letting up for a few seconds to let you laugh at the absurdity and invention of its latest piece of ultraviolence. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) What we're left with is [Ryan] Reynolds being a PG-friendly goofball for 100 minutes, which might have been entertaining if we had a clue what was going on. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 81% Long Shot (2019) As well as a romantic comedy, Long Shot also fancies itself as a satire, but it pulls every one of its political punches. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 53% Destination Wedding (2018) The one-note script can be a tad wearing, but Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves are irresistible as two narcissists falling for one another. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/5 74% Guava Island (2019) The film is so breezy that resistance against its musical form will prove futile, though Glover doesn't leave much room for anyone else to shine. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/5 72% Triple Frontier (2019) Triple Frontier never achieves the nightmarish insanity that the premise promises [...] but maybe we're getting a little greedy. This is fun, muscular filmmaking. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It veers from space opera to buddy movie to Marvel action extravaganza, but Brie Larson's wise-cracking and a killer 90s soundtrack keep this latest MCU film watchable. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 86% The Vanishing (2019) The script is peppered with flinty dialogue and punctuated with a central sequence of intense violence that's so brutal and punishing its effects linger long after the incident. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 93% Monos (2019) Alejandro Landes' thrilling, dreamy Monos is like the Duke of Edinburgh Awards gone feral; or maybe think a mini-Beau Travail. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 83% Her Smell (2019) Even in the darkest moments of this emotional tornado of a film, flecks of dark humour and shimmers of humanity break through. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
5/5 91% Beats (2019) Beats is at its most thrilling when, like its lead duo, it breaks free of its grim reality and embraces the hallucinatory. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) The great achievement of Bo Burnham's debut feature is that he manages to visually articulate teen angst, and the results are hilarious and oh so cringe-worthy. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
5/5 94% Transit (2019) Past and present fold in on themselves, drawing parallels between the fear and paranoia of Nazi-occupied Europe and the treatment of refugees in Europe today. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 77% Knives and Skin (2019) Reeder's let's-throw-everything-in-the-pot maximalism creates a heady stew, with unbridled creativity her chief selling point. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) When Glass is a Samuel L Jackson prison-break movie, it's a lot of fun. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
3/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) These are easy characters to root for, and pleasingly they don't conform to the worst of horror's gender conventions. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 94% Wildlife (2018) There are many reasons to cherish tender family drama Wildlife. Chief among them is Carey Mulligan, who gives by some margin the finest performance of her career - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose is so much fun that you only half notice its left-turn from the star-is-born setup to something altogether richer and more emotionally satisfying. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 90% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) The Kill List director captures an unruly family's maelstrom of love and hate, compassion and resentment, in a dizzyingly fractured fashion. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Make Me Up (2018) Your eyes are saturated by Maclean's oppressivly bright computer-rendered universe. Her work would prove bludgeoning if it weren't so viciously hilarious. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 93% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) Seeing the world through Welles' eyes is a wonderful thing; through Cousins' isn't bad either. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Brad Bird's fleet-footed sequel reminds us that movies featuring god-like beings can challenge human-sized issues and not take themselves too seriously while doing so. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
3/5 100% Crystal Swan (2018) The style is effervescent and the dialogue has a screwball zip, but the mood itself is rather melancholy. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
4/5 86% Winter Flies (Vsechno bude) (2018) Czech-based, Slovenian-born Olmo Omerzu's lively filmmaking style is full of vivid compositions and wry edits. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
4/5 100% The Devil Outside (2018) There's a sense that [writer-director] Hulme is trying deeply to understand why people still feel the need to believe in the Bible's tales of gods and demons. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
4/5 94% Calibre (2018) What gives Calibre its power in the end is its relentless momentum and a moral heft that should leave you uneasy as the credits roll. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 92% Searching (2018) John Cho gives emotional heft to this inventive exploration of a new type of film grammar. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
2/5 83% Puzzle (2018) The main gripe with Puzzle is it doesn't seem to understand - or at least communicate - what's going on in the head of its own protagonist. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
4/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) It's easy to imagine serial killers as Hannibal Lecter-style monsters, but remembering that they're real people living banal and sad lives is all the more terrifying. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is certainly funny, but never as much as it thinks it is (apart from maybe during its truly excellent closing credits sequence). - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/5 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage's stupidity knows no bounds, but it's never as much fun as a movie with this low an IQ should be. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) John Krasinski mines some gut-wrenching tension out of A Quiet Place's ingenious premise. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Beneath the glossy visuals and the power-pop soundtrack there's something quietly radical about Love, Simon. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Steven Spielberg shakes off his pop cinema cobwebs with a spectacle that combines state-of-the-art CGI with breakneck action and heartwarming characters. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018