Jason Di Rosso Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% 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
74% 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
42% 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 fant├ística) (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
96% 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
94% 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
85% 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
76% 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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
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
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
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
59% 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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
83% Deadpool (2016) I like Reynolds as an actor, and even I was bored.‐ The Final Cut
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
80% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
54% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
84% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
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
92% 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