Jason Escamilla

Jason Escamilla
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Jason Escamilla is a film critic and press member in Houston, Texas. Graduating from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Bachelors in Communication and a Masters in Education, Jason enjoys his teaching career, graphic design, video editing, and watching/critiquing film.
Publications: EskimoTV

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A+ 67% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) A must-see film that will sustain your attention with Jessica Chastain's awards-worthy performance and its narrativethat quickly becomes engrossingly enthralling! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2021
B 58% John and the Hole (2021) John and the Hole is grounded inrealism, edited in a way that allows you to feel tension, and will hold your attention from scene to scene with its fleshed out protagonist. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2021
A+ 93% Pray Away (2021) Pray Away is a profound culturally relevant documentary that is informative on the harmful effects of gay-to-staight conversion therapy. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2021
D 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Once departing, there's no turning back from a bloated two hours, a convoluted story, goony wooden characters, and endless action that feels weightless. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
B 50% Old (2021) Despite a premise that traps itself from ending in any compelling way, Old is interestingly tense throughout its run time. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
C+ 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Space Jam: A New Legacy won't be leaving behind a legacy, like its predecessor, but is a fair time at the movies for younger audiences. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
A 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Finally, a movie worth coming back to theaters for! John Krasinski has masterfully crafted a classic tension-filled horror film- my favorite one since 2018's Hereditary. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
C 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Despite fair fast-paced tension, the film is littered with forgettable unlikeable characters that build to a farfetched twist that lacks the WOW factor of the original movies. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
B 89% Goodbye Honey (2020) Goodbye Honey is a simple effective tension-filled thriller boasting an incredible cast and a satisfying suspenseful tone that is sure to entertain most audiences. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
B- 64% Black Easter (2021) If seeing an innovative faith-based story catches your interest you may not mind muddling through a tedious plot that does indeed have some touching moments. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
C- 75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) Big monsters smashing each other's faces in; that's what you're signing up for when you watch Godzilla vs. Kong and it's not really worth it. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2021
B- 96% Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021) Audiences will like how real and raw the film is but may frown upon Billie's excessive negativity. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2021
C+ 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Wonder Woman 1984 is half a good movie and half a convoluted illogical mishmash. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
A- 54% The Prom (2020) Incredibly catchy songs, an uplifting positive message, and charming characters. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
A 88% Run (2020) Phenomenal acting intertwined within a thrilling screenplay! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
B- 83% Freaky (2020) If you can buy into the wacky premise there is a decent amount of laughs and adventure to warrant giving this film a watch. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
B 73% Mulan (2020) Lacks the unwavering compelling beats the original had but delivers an effective beautiful-looking drama with admirable heart and a unique serious tone. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
B- 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) An artsy slow burn that demands patience during uncertainty but will deliver through its spell-binding performances and an unusually mysterious and ambiguous narrative. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
C 71% The One and Only Ivan (2020) Sweet, charming, contrived, and for kids only. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2020
B- 48% Unhinged (2020) While Unhinged is entertaining due to a psycho-violent performance by Russell Crow and a likable protagonist, it has no new substance to offer after its intriguing setup. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
A- 93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Say YES to this film! Yes, God, Yes will hold your intrigue with a captivating performance by Natalia Dyer and a beautiful raw direction by Karen Maine! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
B+ 97% Hamilton (2020) If you have wanted to see Hamilton live, but could not afford the outrageous ticket prices, the momentum of all these performers is exploding off the screen! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
B 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) Davidson's abrupt impolite bluntness has an energy that will keep audiences engaged because you understand where his emotionally wounded character is coming from. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
D 8% Artemis Fowl (2020) The best thing about Artemis Fowl is that it is free if you already have Disney+ and if you don't this is certainly not a reason to begin your subscription. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
C 48% Scoob! (2020) Scoob! is an underwhelming tedious 90 minutes filled with cheesy dialogue, a silly villain objective, and is ultimately forgettable. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
D 30% Bloodshot (2020) The script fails to develop Diesel into a relatable protagonist and so you never truly care about all the awful things happening to him in this convoluted plot. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2020
B 57% The Hunt (2020) The unpredictable setup catapults the viewer into immense tension that eventually allows Betty Gilpin to engrossingly conclude the brutality of multiple disposable characters. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2020
B 51% I Still Believe (2020) Displays the unwavering faith of two people who endure an excruciating hardship. Audience admiration of characters' faith and love may extend past faith-based audiences. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
B+ 90% My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2020) Paints a clear narrative that anime fans and new audiences can enjoy by developing rich characters, placed among beautiful tension-filled action that carries significance. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
B+ 91% The Invisible Man (2020) A great lead performance guides intriguing twists and turns! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
A 88% Onward (2020) Pixar once again makes a film kids and adults can love! Fleshed out characters go on a quest full of comedic, heartfelt, and emotional turns that are consistently engaging. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
C- 87% Emma. (2020) A beautiful-looking film that lacks a compelling narrative due to interactions with mass amounts of characters who lack depth to anyone not familiar with the source material. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
B- 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Despite a predictable plot and an annoying antagonist, Sonic's loneliness allow him to be charmingly relatable and the zany plot will entertain kids, while amusing Sega fans. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
B- 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A consistently humorous comic book flick (although a bit repetitive) and a little longer than it needed to be. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
D 29% The Rhythm Section (2020) Fails to get the audience to care for the protagonist or her family (as we only see them through silent flashbacks), resulting in her revenge motive feeling fake. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
C- 13% The Turning (2020) Meaninglessly creepy with no answers until the very end and the final answer isn't a great payout either, as it's confusingly vague and underwhelming. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
B- 67% Assassin 33 A.D. (2020) Despite feeling noticeably contrived, the premise should appeal to a niche Christian SciFi loving audience who can expect fun action and an entertaining fast-paced story. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
A- 92% Weathering with You (2020) The story, the visuals, and music are all beautiful; the fantasy premise uniquely shows these characters becoming close to each other . - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
A- 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is entertainingly informative as the screenplay effectively will cause you to feel sympathetic for everything Richard Jewell and his mother go through. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
B 89% 1917 (2020) Despite having a thin story, the reason why you should go see 1917 is because of the amazing cinematography. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2020
A- 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Spectacularly grows its already-developed characters, delivers on epic action, and concludes a saga that has spanned decades. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
A- 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) The protagonists are likable, have charismatic chemistry, and are portrayed brilliantly. You will love to hate the well crafted antagonist who creates obstacles for our leads. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
B- 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The Rock imitating Devito and Hart imitating Glover is hilariously on point, but after the second act the comedy dissolves into physical harm humor and a predictable story. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
A+ 94% Marriage Story (2019) One of the best films of 2019; A dose of heavy, yet effective, melancholy reality that is all well-acted and directed/written beautifully by Noah Baumbach. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2019
C- 95% The Irishman (2019) 3.5 hours of your life you will never get back. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
B- 78% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II is not as sharp as the original, as it suffers from a convoluted plot. However, admirable characters make up many sweet and comedic moments most families will enjoy. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
B- 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Fans of The Shining and horror audiences who are patient enough to endure the slow setup will appreciate this tale, whose highlights are fleshed out villains and nostalgia. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
D 24% Playing with Fire (2019) One of the most uncreative films, relying on the most obvious jokes that are repeatedly used in a mostly single location. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
C+ 30% Rattlesnake (2019) Rattlesnake tries its best to hold its entertaining setup but the bizarre premise mostly traps itself from ending in any type of a compelling manner. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
B 78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) Features a compelling setup and a likable protagonist who goes on a journey that slightly meanders, but comes full circle as it reaches its climax. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019