Jamie Ludwig

Jamie Ludwig
Jamie Ludwig's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Reader
Publications: Chicago Reader

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Uncorked (2020) A charming and thoughtful film. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
34% Being Frank (2019) Sure there are some laughs in this dark comedy, but frankly it's a story about an ordinary man who lies to the people he loves and teaches his son to do the same. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
90% Tel Aviv on Fire (2019) A lightweight but smart combination of satire, drama, and rom-com. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
94% Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) (2018) One of the funniest buddy films of the year. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
89% Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019) The film successfully paints Ronstadt as a whip-smart, boundary-breaking artist... But it shys away from critically evaluating her accomplishments while portraying her as somewhat forgotten in today's music scene, which seems a tad unfair. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
No Score Yet The Coldest Game (2020) You'd expect a film that involves espionage and a high-stakes chess tournament during the height of the Cold War to leave you on the edge of your seat. But then there's The Coldest Game. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
79% The Banker (2020) With its look into 20th-century discrimination that still casts a shadow on communities today, and stellar performances from Mackie and Jackson, The Banker is worth watching with the whole family. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
100% Foosballers (2020) Like any great subculture documentary, Foosballers is at its best while opening a window into the passion, dedication, and personal stories of its subjects. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
97% Pick of the Litter (2018) Though it could benefit from more context and history of guide dogs and a little less walk footage, the film offers compelling insight into a process most know little about-and whether they make the cut or not, there's a happy ending for every dog. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
38% The Dirt (2019) Even Airheads, the 1994 comedy that spoofed Sunset Strip hard-rock culture, had a more gripping storyline and emotional arc (and certainly more laughs) than this tale of a real band that helped define that scene. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
No Score Yet Lost Gurl (2016) What it lacks in plot twists and character development, it makes up for in messaging. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
No Score Yet Shelf Life: The Story of Lanzi Candy (2019) More than just a touching family story. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
No Score Yet Misty Button (2019) Brimming with witty dialogue and colorful characters. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
No Score Yet Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (2019) Sheds light on what it's like to move on following tragedy, while beautifully telling the story of creative weirdos who developed their own musical language and whose influence continues to pulse through independent music culture today. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
94% The Great Escape (1963) For all its missteps, when it comes to escapism, intrigue, and indulgence, you could do a whole lot worse than The Great Escape. Just watch it with an open eye. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
92% Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018) Hard Paint explores what makes a true human connection in an era when emotional and sexual gratification can be obtained with a click. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
100% Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017) Though the concert was the catalyst for the film, it provides a portal into a broader and even more compelling story. - Chicago Reader EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017