Jamie Dunn

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 73% 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 89% 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 84% 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
5/5 100% 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 95% 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 No Score Yet 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 92% 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 89% 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 94% 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 83% 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 86% 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 83% 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 91% 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
5/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) This gorgeous and rambunctious stop motion adventure sees Wes Anderson at his most imaginative and loose-limbed. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Agnès Varda may be barely five feet in her cotton socks, but this moving study of community and memory reminds us she's a colossus. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 84% Lover For A Day (L'amant d'un jour) (2018) Your heart isn't likely to soar during this poetic drama, but it might ache with recognition. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Franco clearly has a whale of a time with Wiseau's punch-drunk accent, bizarre mannerisms and dada laugh; it's a staggering piece of mimicry. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) As a palate cleanser for 2017, you could do much worse than Battle of the Sexes, a lightweight but likable sports movie. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) As with De Niro's deplorable Rupert Pupkin in the similarly themed King of Comedy, you'll find yourself rooting for Aubrey Plaza's psychopathic Ingrid. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paul King's crazy rhythms are all his own, packing practically every frame with a sight-gag or goofy reference that will make small screen rewatches endlessly enjoyable. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) Imagine Blade Runner 2049 on a microbudget or Black Mirror with a turbocharged IQ, and you'll get something close to this soulful and quietly moving sci-fi. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/5 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Every punch in Last Flag Flying is blandly pulled in place of platitudes about patriotism and the honour to serve one's country. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 91% Lean on Pete (2018) Despite the increased budget and scope, Andrew Haigh's artistry remains low-key and deeply intimate. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/5 92% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderbergh returns from his self-imposed retirement with a hillbilly heist movie that has too many funny accents but not enough funny lines. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2/5 42% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Reynolds and Jackson's cross-country bromance might have raised a smile if only writer Tom O'Connor had bothered to give their characters something remotely funny to say on the journey. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2017
2/5 73% Final Portrait (2018) Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti was famed for his spindly sculptures; Tucci's film feels similarly stretched. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) A film of compassion and soul, with a protagonist at its heart who's sometimes hard to like but easy to adore. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
4/5 77% Sweet Virginia (2017) Sweet Virginia's chief assets are its chalk and cheese leads and malevolent atmosphere; smalltown America has rarely looked more desolate and chilling. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 97% God's Own Country (2017) A tender love story that's deeply cinematic and builds to a heart-swelling conclusion free of sentimentality. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/5 66% Detour (2017) If Detour's setup is over-familiar, the execution is pleasingly novel, while its central trio of archetypes prove as unpredictable as the plot. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
2/5 64% Mad to Be Normal (2018) Mullan fails miserably to let us inside his characters' heads. For a film about psychiatry, that's an inexcusable flaw. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 98% Get Out (2017) A scary, funny and razor sharp social thriller, and the most exciting debut film this year. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 33% Kuso (2017) Ellison has clearly taken great delight in creating a freakshow designed to offend, but by its end, Kuso might even qualify as moving. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2/5 82% Handsome Devil (2017) Handsome Devil might be the straightest gay film in the history of cinema; its characters may be queer, but the filmmaking certainly isn't. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017