Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson
Jan Dawson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound Financial Times Monthly Film Bulletin

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
81% Bananas (1971) Much of the humour is blunted by Allen's self-indulgence as both a director and actor. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
100% Taking Off (1971) Forman plays on this conflict of styles, catching at all the pedantic nuances of American jargon and pop culture to create a universally recognisable image of man's unfounded optimism. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
80% La Collectionneuse (1966) Curiously, although La Collectionneuse (Connoisseur) more than confirms [Eric Rohmer's] creative strength, it is, far more markedly than his earlier feature, a critic's film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
96% American Graffiti (1973) Without unnecessary nudging or underlining, Lucas beautifully establishes his characters as both enslaved to the image of themselves which the media have given them and permanently in need of its company. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
No Score Yet A Doll's House (1973) The truthfullness of [Jane Fonda's] interpretation may owe as much to life as to art, but there too Ibsen would have approved. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
80% Two for the Road (1967) Would be a far better film if it could only decide which of three lanes it wanted to drive in - comedy, farce or philosophical comment. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
No Score Yet Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition (1970) In the face of very real technical difficulties [Maurice Hatton] has succeeded in capturing the full, self-absorbed, conspiratorial flavour of radical politics among the Suez generation. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
50% Old Boyfriends (1979) Diane bears all the outward signs of a contemporary heroine (autonomous working woman setting out alone on existential quest), she defines herself and is in turn defined exclusively through her relationships with men. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
71% Czlowiek z Marmuru (Man of Marble) (1981) An ultimately optimistic film. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
100% Gumshoe (1971) It's an extraordinarily funny film, funny in a way that is neither patronising of its audience's intelligence nor complacent about its own. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
No Score Yet The Best Way to Walk (La meilleure façon de marcher) (1978) Miller surrounds his dramatic scenes of pride and prejudice with a rich humour that balances affection and misanthropy. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
89% Midnight Cowboy (1969) Though Schiesinger's method constantly undermines the individuality of his displaced heroes, it is a reflection on the superb and largely unsentimental performances of both Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman that one cares almost too much about them. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
No Score Yet Journeys From Berlin/1971 (1980) The predominantly static camerawork is richly compensated by the series of arabesques and ellipses which Rainer weaves around her subject. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
75% Grease (1978) Insidiously, it congratulates its audience on having achieved a stable perspective from which it can view with amused tolerance the turbulent times of its supposed teenage traumas. - Monthly Film Bulletin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
83% Lucia (1968) To describe Lucía as a masterpiece seems almost to belittle it since visually it is not one film but three. - Monthly Film Bulletin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
96% Belle de Jour (1968) The beauty of Belle de Jour lies in the fact that Buñuel has made interpretation irrelevant, blending memory, fantasy and reality into an indissoluble whole. - Monthly Film Bulletin EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018