Jason Di Rosso Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper has given us a vision of this story to cherish.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
100% Wajib (2017) Jacir is able to tweak genre convention to show us something new.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
89% First Man (2018) The reticence of Gosling's character, his emotional constipation, is as much a measure of his virtue as a hero as his shortcomings as a husband and father.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) The plot's mish mash of 12-step drama, career ascent and romantic subplot often lacks dynamism.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You could describe You Were Never Really Here as a hitman thriller, but it doesn't quite do justice to the bedazzling ways that Scottish director Lynne Ramsay... takes Jonathan Ames's novel and transforms it into a tender, fragmented nightmare.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) A captivating story...there's enough emotional force to keep it from sinking under the weight of its lofty ambitions and sometimes predictable idealism.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Ultimately, BlacKkKlansman is a carefully thought out provocation, a film that knows it will both make you laugh but also leave you reeling.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The beauty of Cruise's performance is his ability to show physical wear and tear in small gestures. A slight limp, a hunch, a shiver.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
46% Skyscraper (2018) The ingredients are there, but the execution is often uninspired.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Bayona's skill extends to evoking suspense and menace via a playfully retro horror style... If only all of this wasn't undermined by the emotional sinkhole between Pratt and Howard.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
86% Upgrade (2018) Tech paranoia is a staple of sci-fi, of course, and Whannell's film is not exactly a new take. But he puts passion into every blood splattered pixel and the result is a lot of fun...‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It may have a glittering A-list cast, but Ocean's 8 is as disappointing as the fake diamonds used to replace the real thing in the film's big heist.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Han Solo is no longer one of Star Wars' most enigmatic characters - he emerges from this film with enough backstory to satisfy the most dim-witted armchair psychoanalyst.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) In the face of this pretence of cool cynicism, the film's eventual nod to sentiment and pathos doesn't seem maudlin or ridiculous. Credit should go to Reynolds, who brings to bear the sincerity and vulnerability he's expressed before in his rom-com roles.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
78% Breath (2018) Only occasionally does the transposition from page to screen find transcendence in cinema's shorthand and dynamism.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) It's the kind of premise that - in the hands of a more sentimental director - might deliver a glimmer of reconciliation between the two, but Zvyagintsev is not a filmmaker interested in letting his characters off the hook.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is a tender tribute to gamers from a filmmaker who doesn't really appear to understand or empathise with them.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
39% Mary Magdalene (2018) It's admirable that a young director in the wake of Oscars success has chosen such a risky follow up, and though the result isn't completely satisfying, the attempt is worthwhile.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) [Daniela] Vega is a force of nature - steely eyed, stylishly dressed - and Lelio's film is a compelling showcase for her enigmatic magnetism.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is on another level altogether. ‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) On reflection, this idea resonates long after the film is over, a key to what makes Phantom Thread as beautiful as it is disturbing. Like a cinematic swan dive into the shadows.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) [Greta] Gerwig's ability with actors is one of her most striking achievements, and she draws out incredible nuance from her own carefully woven script - full of tonal U-turns and emotional syncopations.‐ The Hub on Screen
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
95% Sweet Country (2018) It confirms Thornton as a perceptive director, one whose absence at this level has been felt.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
84% Darkest Hour (2017) The film is carried by Oldman, of course, who can now add Churchill to his career gallery of real life characters that includes Sid Vicious, Beethoven and Lee Harvey Oswald.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) Had Scott shown more faith in his film's own complexity, he might have made something great.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Star Wars franchise is in good hands with writer-director Rian Johnson, who delivers an enthralling, often funny and at times achingly beautiful galactic adventure in The Last Jedi.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
87% Only the Brave (2017) For a film so unambiguously cheering for its heroes, it has an unsettling way of questioning the cost of their achievement.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
91% The Disaster Artist (2017) What Franco's performance brings out is a sense of emotional pain that's perhaps not obvious in the real Tommy Wiseau.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
90% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
74% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
86% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
42% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
82% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
60% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
80% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
75% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
45% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
78% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Guy Hibbert's clever screenplay gets a lot of mileage out of a simple idea.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017