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Jason Di Rosso

Jason Di Rosso
Jason Di Rosso's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): At the Movies (Australia), MovieTime, ABC Radio National, The Age (Australia), The Final Cut

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% Their Finest (2017) The Danish director pulls tears and laughs from the material, and touches on social issues that a contemporary audience will appreciate.‐ The Final Cut
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99% Get Out (2017) As a keenly observed portrayal of the African-American experience, it seems every bit as important a film as Moonlight is, even if the Academy will probably never recognise its brilliance.‐ The Final Cut
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80% Don't Tell (2017) Don't Tell is two films, in a way. The film it is and the film it could have been. To its credit, the distance between the two is sometimes not much at all, but it never completely disappears.‐ The Final Cut
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77% Una (2017) The lingering question posed is whether or not Ray is a good man who suffered a lapse in judgement. If you believe Ray for even a split second, and the film is good enough to make you believe him, you've had a peek at the way this kind of predation works.‐ The Final Cut
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87% The Lost City of Z (2017) [Lost City] may be rewriting history, but when you take the film on its own terms, it's a nuanced, thrilling portrait of a man fighting convention and prejudice.‐ The Final Cut
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41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Josh Gordon and Will Speck have made a gross-out comedy for the times that's both vulgar and conservative, panicked and strangely self-satisfied.‐ The Final Cut
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50% The Legend of Ben Hall (2016) The film is a rich, if flawed, portrait of a haunted man and a romantic tribute to the Australian bush as a mirage of freedom.‐ The Final Cut
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83% The Founder (2017) The dramatic impact of betrayals creeps up on you, partly because the film rolls on with a smooth, upward motion and few obvious signposts, partly because Ray is so likable.‐ The Final Cut
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74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film breathes, and while it's overlong, the important thing is you never feel like you're suffocating with too much information or plot. A new series beckons and the magic is back.‐ The Final Cut
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94% Arrival (2016) Villeneuve has failed to deliver anything near the emotional intensity of his previous work and the ever-dependable Adams can't save the film from some ponderous sci-fi noodling.‐ The Final Cut
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58% The Light Between Oceans (2016) ...If this sounds like your cup of milky tea, The Light Between Oceans should satisfy, but not dazzle.‐ The Final Cut
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91% Elle (2016) In a year that's seen mainstream cinema struggle to reach any great heights, it's refreshing to find a film that's as engaging and defiantly hard-to-pin down as Elle.‐ The Final Cut
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86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) The alternating action and suspense are just enough to keep it afloat, but not enough to make it fly. A solid three stars.‐ The Final Cut
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79% Boys in the Trees (2016) It feels like an urban legend told at a slumber party - earnest and creepy with a plot twist you see coming - but first-time writer/director Nicholas Verso's delight is palpable.‐ The Final Cut
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73% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) [Consolation] is a dark and thought-provoking film that will linger with you long after the credits roll.‐ The Final Cut
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44% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train needed more heart than head, without sacrificing its core idea about the reasons women self-destruct. Blunt's red-raw performance does remain a reason to see it.‐ The Final Cut
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63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Stranger still, in a film this progressive, this woke, that they talk about wanting their land back, without the faintest acknowledgement that they, in turn, have stolen it from Native Americans.‐ The Final Cut
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22% The Boss (2016) The Boss, directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone, is a comedic flatline: poorly paced, flaccidly scripted, morally disjointed.‐ The Final Cut
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79% Where to Invade Next (2016) Where to Invade Next is worth a look, for its small revelations. I mean, even if you've heard that kids in French state schools eat better food than our kids, actually seeing them eat scallops in fish broth is one of the film's truly eloquent moments.‐ The Final Cut
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27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Zack Snyder is not a subtle director. An understatement, I know. But it's more obvious than ever here. ‐ The Final Cut
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95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Guy Hibbert's clever screenplay gets a lot of mileage out of a simple idea.‐ The Final Cut
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91% The Witch (2016) It's only when the family's livestock become involved that cracks appear in the earnest surface. I haven't cackled so much since the satanic goat in Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell.‐ The Final Cut
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89% The Lady In The Van (2015) At its best, The Lady in the Van exposes the hypocritical, torn feelings many of us experience around the homeless, old age, and how women are 'supposed' to be.‐ The Final Cut
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94% The Mermaid (Mei ren yu) (2016) Admittedly it's pantomime at times, but it's saved by some laugh-out-loud acerbic humour that the Chinese do so well...The Mermaid is worth a look.‐ The Final Cut
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83% Deadpool (2016) I like Reynolds as an actor, and even I was bored.‐ The Final Cut
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86% Steve Jobs (2015) The spark of genius in Sorkin's script is that it's structured around three key product launches across a decade and a half, instead of attempting a full biography like the dismal Ashton Kutcher film a few years back. ‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
91% Anomalisa (2015) The bleakness is more about Kaufman's disappointment with human beings. No one in the film seems to know what to do about it. Though wilfully pessimistic, it's a striking achievement.‐ The Final Cut
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60% Sisters (2015) Like so many films by SNL alumni, it struggles to keep up the pace, and a few good scenes - or skits - are all you get.‐ The Final Cut
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80% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is a highly polished film about grand themes: greed, justice and the dispossession of indigenous lands. ‐ The Final Cut
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97% Spotlight (2015) Journalism is the hero here and this film is a compelling, impassioned and nostalgic glimpse of the work and time it requires.‐ The Final Cut
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94% Room (2015) While Room is in some ways an obviously manipulative fairy tale that suffers from some story compression in the first half, it has the capacity to hit some deeper insights later. ‐ The Final Cut
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88% The Big Short (2015) The Big Short is entertaining stuff, even if ultimately it foregoes the human scale contradictions at the heart of the story-especially in Carrel's storyline-for the Big Sermon.‐ The Final Cut
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78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) This film is the best thing out this week - it's breath-taking in stretches. But its lack of empathy for the human condition it so presumptuously lectures us about is a nagging flaw.‐ The Final Cut
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51% Jungle (2017) Unfortunately, [Daniel] Radcliffe doesn't have the breadth to find a middle register between grim, action movie determination and boyish charm, and suggest the required psychological complexity. ‐ The Final Cut
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83% Detroit (2017) [Director Kathryn Bigelow's] forte doesn't serve this film's full ambition as a statement about American racism and a testimony of the suffering of its victims.‐ The Final Cut
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92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It's no surprise the director of Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople could bring out a softer side to the Marvel material.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
91% Good Time (2017) Electricity pulses through the film - amped by Daniel Lopatin's grand slabs of retro-futurist synth - which also recalls the inventiveness and physicality of silent cinema comics like Buster Keaton.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel we didn't need, a film that mimics the original's style, but falls short of capturing its danger and romance.‐ The Final Cut
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84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Often a reviewer feels compelled to compare a movie with a much better book or play. In this case, it's the documentary.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
85% Nocturama (2017) The film is a carefully constructed hall of mirrors within which Bonello shows us the horror of anger without empathy, and the state as the most terrifying player of all. It is a pitch black allegory for our time.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
85% It (2017) Pennywise remains a chilling figure, lurking beneath the streets of a small Maine town, but you feel his most poignant appearances are still to come.‐ The Final Cut
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88% Ali's Wedding (2017) At a time when Muslims tend to be absent from our screens bar in the most tragic and brutal scenarios, the idea that these characters have the compassion and courage to work through their significant issues autonomously drives the film's feel good energy.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) This may be rewriting history, but when you take the film on its own terms, it's a nuanced, thrilling portrait of a man fighting convention and prejudice.‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderberg's funny, underdog heist movie is a heartfelt paean to the kinds of Southern working-class whites normally caricatured as Confederate-flag-waving racists.‐ MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
76% Atomic Blonde (2017) An action thriller of hyper-stylised visuals and a catchy 80s soundtrack, it raises your heartbeat to fight-or-flight levels.‐ The Final Cut
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93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The current Planet of the Apes franchise is just so insufferably earnest, with a po-faced quality seldom seen outside of Biblical movies.‐ The Final Cut
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92% Dunkirk (2017) His exciting set pieces of sinking ships and aerial dogfights will thrill audiences who head to big Hollywood films for spectacle. But when Nolan gets the subtler moments right, you see something much more.‐ The Final Cut
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86% Okja (2017) It's a rollicking action movie framed inside an intelligent corporate satire.‐ The Final Cut
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92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming is a sensitive attempt at depicting the teenage anxieties of wanting prove oneself.‐ The Final Cut
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68% Alien: Covenant (2017) It will do, and it's far from a misfire. But it's also far from the visceral shock that made the very first Alien such a standout.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017