Jeremy C. Fox

Jeremy C. Fox
Jeremy C. Fox's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pajiba
Publications: Pajiba
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movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Ballast (2008) Ballast reminds us how phony and programmed most Hollywood products are, repudiating the condescension with which it so often treats poor people, especially if they're black. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2008
44% Hostel Part II (2007) Compared to its predecessor, the new screenplay might well have been written by Betty Friedan. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2007
94% Away From Her (2007) Away from Her is one of those exceedingly rare instances of an adaptation that not only honors but actually surpasses its source. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
67% Everything's Gone Green (2007) In outline, EGG is a romantic comedy with a standard genre plot -- good guy tries to win good girl away from bad guy -- but at its center, it's really about a guy trying to ... live in an ethical way even though everyone around him is corrupt. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
69% Year of the Dog (2007) Though still best known for her over-the-top "SNL" characters like Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O'Mally, Shannon is surprisingly adept at playing this quieter tragicomic role. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
89% Venus (2006) O'Toole's performance is full of wit and vigor and, even at Maurice's weakest, there is a sense of a man who lived life fully and partook of every pleasure available. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
78% Le Petit Lieutenant (2006) Lieutenant is a sly act of provocation, a repudiation of American filmmaking technique and of near-universal attitudes about cinematic violence. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
19% Factory Girl (2007) As a biography of Edie Sedgwick, it's pretty near worthless, but as an evocation of both the glamour and the horror of the Factory, it's as seductive as Andy himself. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
90% Zodiac (2007) The visuals and the performances (excepting my Gyllenhaal quibbles) are across-the-board fantastic, and there are both scares and suspense aplenty, even for those already fairly familiar with the case. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
68% Amazing Grace (2007) The whole thing feels a bit smug and complacent, as if having a worthwhile subject were the only requirement for making a worthwhile film, and Apted directs in a respectable "Masterpiece Theatre" style that effectively drains away any inherent drama. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2007
59% Zoo (2007) It seems almost perverse to willfully take a subject so bizarre and disturbing and esthetize it into something beautiful, but, love it or hate it, there's no denying the film's seductive power. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2007
26% Daddy's Little Girls (2007) It's melodrama at the Lifetime-movie level, but even that is a step up. Perry will never be a great filmmaker, or probably even a good one, but he's moved into the ranks of the mediocre. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2007
2% Epic Movie (2007) It's generally considered bad form for a critic to advocate the kidnap and torture of specific filmmakers, but I'll tell you this: If you did it, and you confessed to me, no way would I turn you in. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2007
54% Alpha Dog (2007) Foster is the one truly, disturbingly believable young actor in the cast, all sweaty adrenaline and menacing self-loathing. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2007
58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) The script, such as it is, takes the form of a kinky fairy tale set in a violent, brutish world; imagine the Brothers Grimm rewritten by Charles Dickens as a letter to Penthouse Forum. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2007
15% Black Christmas (2006) Morgan is never satisfied with a straightforward camera setup or with a simple asphyxiation -- not when he can shoot from a disorienting diagonal and give you an asphyxiation, eye-gouging, neck-breaking, and impalement all at once. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2007
66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) Everything about it is gorgeously over the top, much like the family melodrama that occasions it. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2007
78% Dreamgirls (2006) [Condon's] affection for the musical goes a long way toward smoothing over the bumpy spots in the narrative, though at times it creates new ones of its own. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
79% Charlotte's Web (2006) Fanning's ubiquity and uncannily adult mien have given rise to a fair amount of backlash ... but I, for one, remain fully in her thrall. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
72% Inland Empire (2006) INLAND EMPIRE is 172 minutes of exhausting, patience-shredding, yet continually intriguing filmmaking, a work that will divide fans and critics and probably lead to a few isolated instances of marital discord. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
63% Blood Diamond (2006) ... a film that's ostensibly about the murder, mutilation, forced labor, kidnapping, and brainwashing of black Africans but whose creators insist that what's really important is whether the roguish white guy gets it on with the hot white chick. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
63% 10 Items or Less (2006) Though in some ways its plot is never entirely convincing, it is, on its own limited terms, nearly perfect. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
91% Volver (2006) [T]here can be no doubt that this is the work of a mature artist at the top of his game. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
6% Deck the Halls (2006) None of this is ever funny, and what's more, we just don't care. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
32% Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) Every fictional take on a real-life artist gets a few things wrong, but it's been a long time since I've seen one quite as spectacularly wrong or thoroughly insulting as Fur. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
50% Fast Food Nation (2006) Though the filmmakers don't quite deliver on all they promise, neither do they pull any punches. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
26% A Good Year (2006) A Good Year is, structurally, nothing more than a rickety assembly of the creakiest cinematic clichés. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
75% Catch a Fire (2006) If this all sounds a bit Manichean and over-earnest, well, it is. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
55% Marie Antoinette (2006) Sure, she's vapid, spoiled, and self-indulgent, but she's more recognizably human than any of the girls on "Laguna Beach" or "My Super Sweet 16." - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
73% Infamous (2006) Pity the poor filmmaker who gets there second. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
12% The Grudge 2 (2006) The Grudge 2 is one of the more flavorful American J-Horror adaptations I've seen (and I've seen 'em all), well-paced and, at times, genuinely scary. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
67% Shortbus (2006) Breaking the taboos of movie sex allows [Mitchell] to set them aside and get at a deeper understanding of the ways that sex can connect us and the ways that, no matter how we might wish otherwise, it never can. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
97% The Queen (2006) While some will quibble with its view of recent history or its depiction of certain figures, there is little point disputing the elegance of its construction. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
70% The Science of Sleep (2006) A viewer can admire and be amused by what Gondry's doing without ever really connecting emotionally with the film. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
33% The Black Dahlia (2006) The Black Dahlia is a good movie, a finely crafted, tasteful, polished, entertaining, and reasonably faithful adaptation of James Ellroy's novel. But it's not a great movie, and that third adjective above is one reason why. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
15% The Wicker Man (2006) Neil LaBute's remake of The Wicker Man is a stupid, stupid movie. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
47% Idlewild (2006) Outside of the musical numbers, Idlewild is nothing more than an old-fashioned crime melodrama, a generic jumble of Prohibition-era gangsters and aspiring musicians - any one storyline instantly recognizable from a dozen other films. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
28% Trust the Man (2006) Freundlich is a pretentious film-school brat who seems obsessed with making botched retreads of the kinds of thesis pictures that people in film school like to pontificate about. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
11% Pulse (2006) It helps that the hot blonde is Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars") who can basically do anything (she even sings - see "Reefer Madness") and remain effortlessly adorable and charming. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
40% The Night Listener (2006) The film's (partial) salvation comes - oddly enough - from Robin Williams, an actor I'd just about given up on. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
41% Scoop (2006) The act just isn't cute anymore. In truth, it hasn't been for at least a couple of decades. So why is it that Woody Allen continues to insist on playing "Woody Allen?" - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2006
46% Shall We Dance (2004) What it doesn't have is any real point -- it's a love story with the lovers missing. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2006
52% Strangers with Candy (2005) At its best, an episode of the series felt like an hour's worth of comedy crammed into 22 minutes, while the movie feels more like an hour's worth of comedy stretched out to feature length. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2006
67% A Scanner Darkly (2006) A Scanner Darkly is a fascinating esthetic and intellectual experience but, like addiction itself, it's an emotional dead end. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2006
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) Where the first movie was bad in that it was actively obnoxious, much of the sequel is bad in that it is too bland and innocuous to give offense or, for that matter, entertainment. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2006
21% Eternal (2004) If you've ever lain awake at night wondering what might happen if someone were to combine the porny misogyny of Joe Eszterhas with the blood-soaked eroticism of Anne Rice, you can now rest easy; Eternal provides your answer. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2006
50% Prime (2005) Though it's derivative and it doesn't all hang together, it's still better and smarter than the average romantic comedy -- give me Ben Younger over Nora Ephron any day. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2006
82% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) Altman doesn't do much here that he hasn't done before -- and much of it better -- but he does it with such ease and élan that it's impossible not to get caught up in it all. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2006
42% Bee Season (2005) Those seeking transcendence here will surely be disappointed. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2006
58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) X-Men: The Last Stand is the best kind of summer blockbuster, alternating giddy adrenaline rushes and gripping emotional jolts. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2006