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S. James Wegg

S. James Wegg
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 100% Level Five (2014) An ode to selective memory and oblivion ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Wes Anderson has outdone himself, proving to be the reigning Mother of Invention. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
2/5 91% Birdman (2014) Iñárritu serves up a truly fanciful production that is long on characterization but woefully short in the realities of the theatre. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/5 80% Get On Up (2014) The production numbers steal the show. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
5/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) With very little actual footage from the social-experiment-gone-mad to chronicle the widespread abuses, Panh magically enlists the extraordinary skills of a clay sculptor to re-create the miserable scenes that are forever etched in his memory. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4.5/5 97% Life Itself (2014) So much more than reviews. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Silent Youth (2012) What else haven't you told me? ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
3.5/5 91% The Way He Looks (2014) Anyone with a disability or who has variously challenged people in their lives (which is pretty much all of us), will enjoy the feeling of hope that permeates director/writer Daniel Ribeiro's entry into the gay, coming-of-age genre. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4.5/5 91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010) Dying this past September, Rivers failed in her longevity goal, but has left a legacy of unforgettable comedy that was never afraid to piss people off even as they howled till their sides split. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2015
4.5/5 93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) Franck, so akin to Philip in Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage, knows in his heart that he is making a potentially deadly mistake, but his insatiable lust won't hear a word of it. ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 30, 2014
5/5 97% An Honest Liar (2015) Deception all around ‐ JWR
Posted May 15, 2014
4.5/5 88% Advanced Style (2014) Putting on the glitz as the elixir of life ‐ JWR
Posted May 15, 2014
4.5/5 No Score Yet After the End (2013) Having the faith to live death to the fullest ‐ JWR
Posted May 15, 2014
5/5 No Score Yet Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo (2014) Matt Livadary quickly lassos his audience and engagingly ropes them in to a film that-outwardly-tracks a year in the life of LGBT cowboys/girls/trans... ‐ JWR
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet Oil Sands Karaoke (2013) Singing for their sanity ‐ JWR
Posted May 15, 2014
4.5/5 79% No Place On Earth (2013) Janet Tobias has expertly crafted this tale of Jewish families in the western Ukraine fighting for their lives by ferreting underground and living for nearly a year and a half in dark, damp caves in the countryside. ‐ JWR
Posted Mar 13, 2014
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) So very artfully fiddling while America burns ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 16, 2013
4.5/5 44% Gut (2012) Perhaps the greatest achievement is Elias' masterful use of faraway glances to build Tom's growing dilemma. ‐ JWR
Posted Sep 8, 2013
4.5/5 57% The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009) Take even a cursory look around the planet: unjust, senseless death is not going away anytime soon... ‐ JWR
Posted May 25, 2013
4/5 66% The Good Doctor (2012) Visually capturing that chemistry between god-in-training and his just rewards silently sums up the film long before the kindest cut of all. ‐ JWR
Posted Feb 6, 2013
4.5/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) Cloud Atlas quite marvellously weaves a half-dozen storylines into an intriguing coat of many generational colours. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 19, 2013
3.5/5 84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) So do hang on and tough it out through the early awkwardness: once the truth starts hitting the fan/fans...it's a production that no one will sleep through. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 12, 2013
5/5 77% Samsara (2012) By journey's end, the film comes full circle, tying everything together with the notion that even the finest art in the world can dissipate in seconds... ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 12, 2013
4.5/5 93% The Sessions (2012) All thinking viewers will come away with a better understanding as to how the seemingly different amongst us are really just the one-in-the-same when getting up close and personal. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 12, 2013
2/5 96% Argo (2012) Second billing to unabashed jingoism ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 26, 2012
2.5/5 69% Les Misérables (2012) Musically romanticizing carnage and destruction ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2012
5/5 54% The Company You Keep (2013) Proving yet again that he just gets better with age, Robert Redford does a spectacular job in bringing this quasi-fictional tale of idealism run amok three decades later to the screen. ‐ JWR
Posted Sep 7, 2012
1.5/5 78% Nate & Margaret (2012) Script abuse gives film a black eye ‐ JWR
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3.5/5 75% Premium Rush (2012) The 'premium' of Koepp's film is the frenetic pace while the 'rush' stems largely from ignoring the transpiring events and savouring the ride. ‐ JWR
Posted Aug 24, 2012
3.5/4 100% They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain (2012) No Myanmar Spring here. ‐ JWR
Posted Aug 15, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Crutch (2004) Coping with self as life's greatest task ‐ JWR
Posted Jul 6, 2012
4.5/5 58% Jobriath A.D. (2014) Descending the penis in vain ‐ JWR
Posted Jun 10, 2012
3.5/5 40% Foreverland (2013) 'Til breath do us part ‐ JWR
Posted Jun 10, 2012
5/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Capturing our inner children ‐ JWR
Posted May 28, 2012
4.5/5 No Score Yet Our Paradise (Notre Paradis) (2011) You know It's time to retire from the sex-for-cash industry when a fellow hustler asks you to find another corner because 'you're older than my tricks.' ‐ JWR
Posted May 24, 2012
2.5/5 No Score Yet Kronjuvelerna (The Crown Jewels) (2011) Ella Lemhagen has created a fanciful world as she explores various aspects of the crown jewels from the allure of manufacturing untold wealth, to the most prized (and in many cases frustratingly unattainable) body part of men. ‐ JWR
Posted May 19, 2012
3.5/5 67% Despite the Gods (2012) Cinema of the absurd ‐ JWR
Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 76% Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2012) Lying as a corporate art form ‐ JWR
Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 88% Herman's House (2013) What drives the film is artist Jackie Sumell's relationship with [Angola 3 member Herman] Wallace. ‐ JWR
Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Don't Change the Subject (2012) Artful dance of premeditated death ‐ JWR
Posted May 17, 2012
4.5/5 81% Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) (2012) As competent as the acting is, it's the filmmaking that brings this coming-of-age saga into the realm of brilliantly crafted cinema. ‐ JWR
Posted May 17, 2012
3/5 No Score Yet The Seminarian (2011) When Lim masters the very fine art of seamless storyline flow and purposely shows more of his point of view than he tells, a film of very high order could be the result. ‐ JWR
Posted Mar 2, 2012
3.5/5 75% Gangs of New York (2002) Scorsese scores some fine political points along the way and demonstrates the mastery of his craft in every scene, but the underlying theme of brutal revenge at any cost loses its way too early on... ‐ JWR
Posted Mar 2, 2012
3.5/5 94% Moneyball (2011) The process of winning ‐ JWR
Posted Mar 2, 2012
3.5/5 51% The Iron Lady (2012) Meryl Streep singlehandedly carries The Iron Lady with a performance-quite literally-for the ages. ‐ JWR
Posted Mar 2, 2012
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) Ending the light fantastic ‐ JWR
Posted Mar 2, 2012
4/5 100% We Were Here (2011) ...cinematographer Marsha Kahm has done a stellar job of zeroing in on the disparate visages whether revelling in the joy of a long-forgotten moment with a former partner or letting tears of 'Why not me?' come into unabashed focus. ‐ JWR
Posted Mar 2, 2012
3.5/5 79% Melancholia (2011) It's an enormous pity Trier didn't find/commission an overarching score that supported his vision. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 23, 2012
3/5 80% I Saw the Devil (2011) In filmmaker Kim Jee-woon's latest offering, the generous runtime begins with narrative promise but soon settles for near-ridiculous plot twists in order set up the next sadistic rape, murder, torture or terror most foul. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 23, 2012
3.5/5 40% Ceremony (2011) Zoe's heartfelt declaration 'I can't be your mermaid,' succinctly sums up the entire situation. ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 23, 2012