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- 94% 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- 74% 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+ 95% 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- 96% The Irishman (2019) 3.5 hours of your life you will never get back. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
B- 77% 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- 77% 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 21% 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+ 29% 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 88% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019) 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
C+ 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Best Terminator since T2? That isn't a very great compliment. Dark Fate features decent action and visual effects, but it's barely a passable story that lacks a genuine heart. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
A- 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a WhoDunIt thriller with an outstanding cast, an enthralling mystery, and it is directed/communicated exhilaratingly well. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B- 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Despite a predictable plot and underdeveloped supporting characters, this sequel may be admired by families with kids who enjoy Jolie's performance and the action adventure. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
A- 63% Fractured (2019) Fractured is one of the most emotionally tense films of 2019, featuring an intriguing premise (although admittingly implausible) and a likable lead helmed by Sam Worthington. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
D 11% Jexi (2019) Jexi may have worked as a funny short film but repeatedly using the same jokes result in a lukewarm underwhelming experience. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C 43% The Addams Family (2019) Unfortunately, the plot is a nightmare- and not in a positive Addams-Family type of way. It's all over the place, lacking focus and not a single element of it is riveting. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
D 81% Little Monsters (2019) Never thought this disposable comedy would see the light of day outside of the SXSW film festival; the comedy is lackluster and the characters are awfully hollow. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Best Movie of 2019; Parasite has a unique creative story, characters that feel real, and an underlying message about high and low classes, conveyed thrillingly. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
C 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit features satire throughout the script that failed to make me laugh consistently. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
A- 69% Joker (2019) "Joker" is an effective slow burn that takes an iconic villain, humanizes him, and gives the audience an insight to mental illness. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
A- 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) The biggest strength of "Dolemite Is My Name" is seeing the strong resilient character never give up! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
B 81% Abominable (2019) Despite unrealistic stock villains, the admirable protagonist and the lessons her and her friends learn along a beautiful exciting journey make "Abominable" worth seeing! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
B+ 80% The Lodge (2020) Effective slow burn featuring eerie scenes that all build up to a giant unexpected surprise towards the end, which will spark interesting conversations after. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
A- 74% The Death of Dick Long (2019) Who wouldn't have a good time with Dick Long? You'll be in suspense. You'll laugh. You'll be shocked. Admirable script, intense climax, and pleasing conclusion. Seek this movie out! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
C+ 37% In the Tall Grass (2019) In the Tall Grass doesn't end as tall as it begins. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
B- 84% Ad Astra (2019) An intriguing premise and a great performance- but a slow moving plot that some may find difficult to trudge through. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
D+ 87% Hustlers (2019) The characters are awful and I felt icky rooting for such vile protagonists. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
A 88% Freaks (2019) The most thrilling movie of 2019! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
C+ 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Character development is attempted but unfortunately never reaches a level that evokes true emotion. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C 39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Don't Let Go is unique and creative but does an amateur job at executing a compelling or polished thriller. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ 98% The Farewell (2019) "The Farewell" is informative of Chinese customs, very dramatic, and surprisingly very comedic despite the heavy subject matter. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B 88% Ready or Not (2019) The ending is not too surprising, but the journey to get there is fun, unique, and entertaining! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
A- 80% Good Boys (2019) The 90 minute fast-paced run time is sure to keep the audience laughing in this humorous feel-good flick! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
C+ 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) For pet lovers who enjoy a simple light-hearted story. Those wanting something unique, exciting, and adventurous will be disappointed. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
C+ 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The adventure lacks any real excitement as the obstacles are easily overcome. Nonetheless, Dora is a recommendation for families with children. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
C- 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Hallow characters, an uncreative story, and an antagonist who lacks a convincing motive. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) "Hobbs & Shaw" is an inconceivable action packed journey, featuring two pleasant leads and a stock villain who are all working with a predictable and formulaic screenplay. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
C 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Underwhelmingly episodic, resulting in a compilation of scenes that, despite having some good moments, lack a fully developed captivating story that pays off. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
B 83% Crawl (2019) A fast-paced thriller that, despite lacking character depth, has consistently entertaining sequences. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
B+ 53% 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- 83% 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- 91% 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 97% 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