Jason Adams

Jason Adams
Jason Adams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AwardsWatch
Jason knew the movies were his bag the second he saw that lawyer sitting on a toilet getting eaten by a Tyrannosaur, and he's never looked back once since. Simultaneously a movie snob who watches Fassbinder for fun while also being a trash apologist prone to reenacting the death scenes in the Friday the 13th series through vivid pantomime, he's got room for everything projected onto a big screen in his big roomy heart. He's been covering the daily beat on his site My New Plaid Pants since 2005 and is a regular contributor to The Film Experience. He's a member of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and has been accredited to cover basically every New York City based film festival for the past ten years including NYFF and Tribeca. You can follow him on Twitter at @JAMNPP
Publications: AwardsWatch

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 95% The Twentieth Century (2020) [The Twentieth Century] is the first feature from Winnipegger Matthew Rankin, but its awesomely deranged accomplishments feel anything but first - and I suppose with fifteen years of short films under his belt it isn't, not technically. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
B+ 73% French Exit (2021) Michelle Pfeiffer gives a performance for the ages and is, always and forever, a goddess, and French Exit is as good a showcase for her particular movie-star by way of seriously accomplished actress talents as we've had in maybe decades. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
B 89% Sputnik (2020) Tatyana (Oksana Akinshina), a psychologist brought in to see what's what with Veshnyakov, is clearly a riff on our beloved bitch-puncher Ellen Ripley as she kicks alien ass and says all the right, smart, capable stuff. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
B 69% Amulet (2020) Amulet, in its weird old new way, feels new and memorable and fresh. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
B+ 92% The Vast of Night (2020) It's a beam out from the 1950s, a single shaft of flashlight shot across a field so dark your fingertips turn on you. A TV screen, greenish to the tint, flickers, casting everybody in a space-man gloom. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
B+ 87% Deerskin (2020) Deerskin gives us 75 straight minutes of exquisite ridiculousness, and then exits stage left leaving me wanting just enough more, and not a whit less. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
A- 100% Driveways (2020) Dennehy gives one of his finest performances, in a life smashed full of them, here -- the quiet camaraderie that he and Cody develop becomes, before you even realize it, a lifeline for the both of them. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
B+ 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The film opens by dropping us right down in escape. Cecelia (Moss) is getting away from her abusive Frankenstein-tall monster of a husband (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, scarcely glimpsed in the flesh) by any means necessary. It's electric. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
C+ 87% Emma. (2020) Taylor-Joy's Emma Woodhouse [is] a petit four with fangs; a confectionary cautionary tale. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
B+ 74% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge is traumatically delicious. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
C+ 65% Gretel & Hansel (2020) Lillis and especially Krige make the most of the somewhat confused script, turning some nonsensical character beats into character quirks when needed. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
B+ 92% The Assistant (2020) Garner is a fire so cold she turned my veins to ice...one of 2020's to-be great performances. - AwardsWatch EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020