Rebecca Jacobson

Rebecca Jacobson
Rebecca Jacobson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Willamette Week
Publications: Willamette Week

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) Watching 12 Years a Slave does not feel like an ethical or educational obligation. While its instructive value is undeniable, this is also a rousing portrait, a morally complicated tale and a masterful work of art. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2015
A- 90% Obvious Child (2014) It's astonishingly, wonderfully refreshing. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
B+ 91% Pride (2014) Though Pride hits the expected beats-the soundtrack swells and a little old lady asks if all lesbians are vegetarians-it's so ebullient that it just feels shrewish to resist. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 91% Dear White People (2014) Smart, gutsy and relevant. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) For someone who made her Broadway debut 68 years ago, Elaine Stritch is still quite the firecracker. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 90% Wild (2014) Here's some good news for Oregonians: Wild gets our state right, and it does so without a single artisanal letterpress studio or gluten-free doughnut shop. It's also a rich and affecting piece of filmmaking, independent of any book. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
B- 91% Birdman (2014) The effect is that of a single, continuous take. It's balletic and bravura work from cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki... But just as the camera floats along, so too does much else in this self-consciously clever film. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
C+ 76% The Boxtrolls (2014) As in Laika's previous two efforts -- the fantastical Coraline and playfully supernatural ParaNorman -- The Boxtrolls boasts a scrupulously crafted world. But its overstuffed screenplay lacks humor, and it could use a great deal more fun. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2014
95% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) It's a deeply affecting yet keen-eyed portrait of the struggles of art, love and life. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2013
92% Frances Ha (2013) Exuberant and disarming. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2013
99% Wadjda (2013) On the most basic level, Wadjda is a wonderful piece of filmmaking. It's a tale that's delightful and insightful and gently transgressive, and Al-Mansour tells it with economy, lyricism and terrific warmth. - Willamette Week EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2013