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
B 84% Crawl (2019) A fast-paced thriller that, despite lacking character depth, has consistently entertaining sequences. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
B+ 54% The Lion King (2019) Even if the original is better, it was amazing to see all the attention to detail that was put into the ambitious attempt to making this movie come alive. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
B- 82% Midsommar (2019) Viewers thirsting for an imaginative complex plot open to interpretation will appreciate the direction Aster has taken his sophomore film; others may call it a convoluted mess - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
B 63% Yesterday (2019) Hilarious character interactions and dialogue derived from a fun premise! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
B- 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Despite the potential more serious weight this movie could have presented, Spider-Man: Far From Home is a fun, light-hearted, and comedic superhero movie most will enjoy. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
A 98% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar once again proves they are able to create a film both kids and adults will enjoy. Toy Story 4 is heartfelt, comedic, and overall an entertaining and engaging experience! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
B- 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) As a finale to the series, the resolution is underwhelming and too safe. However, the first two acts' quick pacing and character choices allow "Dark Phoenix" to fall fresh. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
A- 55% Ma (2019) "Ma" successfully delivers suspense through a mesmerizing performance by Octavia Spencer and features a fun screenplay that creatively tells an intriguing story. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
C+ 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn has an interesting sounding premise but the mostly all cheap jump scares and fake character choices prevent the little substance from being taken seriously. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 56% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin is a spectacular family fantasy movie that both kids and adults who loved the classic will admire the production efforts put into reimagining this ambitious fairytale. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
D+ 20% Serenity (2019) The plot, already extremely overdone and unoriginal, felt super forced and unrealistic. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C- 37% Glass (2019) James McAvoy's performance is really great and that's about it! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C- 40% The Upside (2019) A really long messy story that overstays its welcome. While some humor works, it should have committed to being a pure drama or a comedy. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
A- 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A great family film featuring catchy music and humor that is balanced well with serious moments. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B 93% The Favourite (2018) Stunning performances, screenplay, and humor. Truly engaging once you get past the slow setup. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Kids will enjoy the fast paced adventure while adults may feel a bit bored by the sporadic and formulaic plot that tries to say too much. Recommended for families. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
A+ 82% Ben is Back (2018) Very accurate and thrilling depiction of a day in the life of an addicts' recovery with outstanding performances! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
D 19% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Nothing you haven't seen before; despite decent eerie sound effects during jumps-scares, there is very little substance. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
D- 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) High school problems? Zombies? Music? Too much! Hallow characters go off the wall; engaging in senseless violence, shattering the decent 20 minute setup. I liked 2 songs. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
F 66% Suspiria (2018) One of the worst films I have ever seen; a convoluted mess that is confusing, slow, and a true chore to sit through. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 59% The Grinch (2018) A fun family film that is beautifully animated. While not as enjoyable as the tighter-paced classic, the updated graphics can be appreciated. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 91% Widows (2018) Thrilling and suspenseful with action performed by an all-star cast. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It's worth watching for Rami Malek's performance; entertainingly informative. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
A- 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Extremely informative drama about drug abuse that I think most audiences will be positively engaged with if they can stomach the heartbreaking circumstances in the film. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 79% Halloween (2018) There is a lack of a unique and creative story but enough independent sequences that are tension-filled to be entertaining. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) An intriguing premise matched with relaxing music to compliment Robert Redford's calm disposition. The movie lacks a thrilling or surprising climax and conclusion. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Despite slow pacing and an unsatisfying conclusion, "A Star is Born" is great due to the soundtrack and performances of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 62% The Oath (2018) The climax gives all of the initial senseless dark violence some interesting meaning and, despite hit and miss humor, the director presents an interesting political message. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
F 73% Assassination Nation (2018) Not one character I could root for amidst the overblown senseless violence. Tolerance is tested as the meaningless film tries way too hard for jaw drops with little substance. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C+ 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It's sure to entertain younger audiences, while adults might be slightly amused. Characters feel contrived and the antagonist is weak, lacking a strong believable motivation - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C+ 85% A Simple Favor (2018) The humor diffuses the mysterious suspense plot from being taken seriously. Despite comedic acting, the clashing of tones left me uncertain about how I was intended to feel. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C- 32% The Predator (2018) A boring convoluted setup with the only payoff being mildly entertaining action scenes. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C 12% Peppermint (2018) The story does not take enough time to develop characters you should care about but, instead, they feel like plot devices in order to motivate Jennifer Garner to get revenge. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
A- 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Terrific editing, a relatable character, and relevant adolescent themes. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
D- 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Little is done to make the audience care for the characters which results in the convoluted plot being a chore to sit through. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 72% Christopher Robin (2018) A trip down memory lane, with a grown-up-Christopher-Robin twist, that, while entertaining to fans of the show, is predictable. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
A- 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) An admirable film effectively informing the audience about a great man who spread love despite the differences we all have. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Leads have good chemistry, decent comedy, but nothing extraordinary new to offer. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C+ 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) Despite a decent beginning, the main protagonist becomes annoyingly arrogant. While funny at first, the same types of jokes recycled cause dislike for the main character. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C- 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The premise and poorly edited setup will take away any suspense because the story does not feel very real. It's ridiculous and unbelievable. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B 51% The Miracle Season (2018) Emotionally driven drama that hits due to connecting you to the character who passes and then focuses on the effects it has on her team. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
D- 19% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) As an unintentional comedy, "Acrimony" can be quite hilarious! As a thriller, the characters are so over-the-top you will wonder, "What planet are these people from?!" - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C- 11% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) Very slow, too many sub plots, and boring. As a Christian myself, it was hard to believe everything that was taking place to become genuinely engaged. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 61% I Can Only Imagine (2018) Accomplishes its goal of informing faith based audiences the journey the protagonist went through before writing the famous Christian song. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
D- 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Clues make no sense to anyone but to Sherlock Gnomes who is simply used to move the plot forward. No drama, no stakes, no suspense. Boring and a complete waste of time. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C+ 83% Blockers (2018) Over-the-top stupidity humor with laughs too far in between. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
B- 80% Unsane (2018) Is she crazy? Is she not? These questions drive the audience to keep watching the unique imperfect style that was used to tell the story. Claire Foy's performance is astounding! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C- 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Despite decent performances and visuals, "A Wrinkle in Time" is a convoluted and unbelievable mess. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
C 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Nothing new to offer to the action adventure genre. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
D+ 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) I couldn't get behind any of the decisions that the unlikeable, emotionless, and conflicted characters choose to take. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019