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S. James Wegg

S. James Wegg
Man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's heaven for?... I want to be somebody else, but they're all taken.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 12% I Melt with You (2011) "The actors do their best with what's been thrown at them-such a waste of so much talent-but by journey's end the film collapses on itself. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2012
4/5 88% Margin Call (2011) "All of those on either side of the greed equation will admire director/writer J.C. Chandor's taut tale of Wall Street brokers at their worst. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2012
4.5/5 84% Jane Eyre (2011) "Thanks to this beautifully crafted treatment, newcomers and veterans will learn something about the past and more than likely a few things (wanted or not) about themselves. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2012
4.5/5 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) "Familial devotion has seldom been so horrifically explored on the screen. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 4, 2012
3/5 82% Warrior (2011) "In Gavin O'Connor's hands ... the few-holds-barred matches are certainly the main event: subtle characterization and deep back-story are not wanted on this two-fisted voyage of the Conlon family. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 29, 2011
4/5 84% Beginners (2011) "McGregor and Plummer put on a master's exhibition of timing, tone and tenacity. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 28, 2011
2/5 76% The Debt (2011) "A narrative in search of a story " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 28, 2011
4.5/5 87% Rango (2011) "An animated walk on the dry side " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
3/5 57% Albert Nobbs (2012) "The delicate art of impersonating self " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
5/5 84% The Tree of Life (2011) "Writer/director Terrence Malick has defied the odds and created a masterpiece of harrowing truth and deeply felt emotion. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
2.5/5 94% Win Win (2011) "Going down for a short count " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
3/5 43% J. Edgar (2011) "With so much material to choose from (career, filing innovations, politics, sexuality, 'secret files'), it is near-impossible to chronicle the life of J. Edgar Hoover in a feature film. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
3.5/5 85% A Better Life (2011) "Director Chris Weitz has done a credible job of bringing Roger Simon's story and Eric Eason's screenplay to cinematic life. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
4/5 79% Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011) "Filmmaker Andrew Rossi has cobbled together a largely well-balanced examination of America's 'paper of record' and produced a multilayered look into the precarious state of print journalism in today's social-media-driven world. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
3/5 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) "One can only wonder if cinematic animation might find a new path, one far removed from the sadly lucrative video-game market. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
3.5/5 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) "Back to Antarctica for this second helping of "The Dance of the Penguins," the voices are in fine form. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 24, 2011
5/5 79% Shame (2011) "Steve McQueen has now moved into the rarefied realm of master craftsman with this magnificent portrait of a sex addict. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 23, 2011
3/5 84% Contagion (2011) "Steven Lederberg's realization of Scott Burns' original screenplay is more interesting for its statistics and protocols than gripping drama as the world comes to terms with a virus that threatens to remove one-in-twelve from the planet. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 23, 2011
4.5/5 74% Rampart (2012) "Yet when--purposely--most is said and done, it's Harrelson's gritty, nuanced performance that carries this truly pathetic film over the edge of despair. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 23, 2011
3/5 89% The Descendants (2011) "What a pity the artistic trust (director/co-writer Alexander Payne along with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash whose screenplay was based on Kaui Hart Hemming's novel) couldn't find a way of making the protagonist's character more sympathetic. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 23, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Gang de qin (The Piano In A Factory) (2011) ""Workers can do anything" " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 23, 2011
4.5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "The intersection of three masters of their craft has resulted in a magnificent treatment on the perennial subject of lying for gain. " ‐ JWR
Posted Dec 23, 2011
4.5/5 No Score Yet Nothing Special (2011) "Anyone who has ever lived the truth of the old adage "you can't choose your relatives" won't want to miss Angela Garcia Combs' début feature film. " ‐ JWR
Posted Nov 16, 2011
4/5 50% The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2011) "It's a film that flies through its frantic pace with the greatest of ease, delivering a couple of real surprises along with set pieces that pay sincere homage to Ian Fleming's James Bond books " ‐ JWR
Posted Nov 16, 2011
4.5/5 No Score Yet Renée (2011) "One of the public pioneers for those whose miserable lives can only be relieved by changing sex is the subject of Eric Drath's fascinating chronicle of how Dr. Richard Raskind's mid-life crisis resulted in the birth of Dr. Renée Richards. " ‐ JWR
Posted Nov 2, 2011
3.5/5 41% Five Star Day (2011) "The joy of taking charge " ‐ JWR
Posted Nov 2, 2011
4.5/5 81% Where Soldiers Come From (2011) "Courtney has crafted a visual tour de force as she links the idyllic small-town existence of the all-for-one warriors with the arid, untameable terrain of ugly conflict. " ‐ JWR
Posted Nov 2, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Eating Out: Drama Camp (2011) "No drama queen, their subjects or pretenders will be disappointed with this frothy adventure where, when everything works out for the better, the possibilities are endless. " ‐ JWR
Posted Sep 20, 2011
4.5/5 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) "Desperately seeking the key of we " ‐ JWR
Posted Sep 8, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet The Harvest (La Cosecha) (2011) "Feeding the American dream " ‐ JWR
Posted Aug 16, 2011
4.5/5 72% Sarah's Key (2011) "Paquet-Brenner ... delivers the film's climax with a series of reaction shots from the horrified onlookers that paints a more gruesome picture than if the object of their revulsion was ever seen. It's unforgettable: here's filmmaking at its best. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jul 27, 2011
2.5/5 87% Taxi zum Klo (Taxi to the Toilet) (1981) "First released three decades ago, this self-produced portrait of Frank Ripploh's excursions into Berlin's gay world is curiously sexless seen in 2011. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jul 20, 2011
3.5/5 66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) "The inner-self is not for sale " ‐ JWR
Posted Jul 20, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet The Quiet Arrangement "For a first feature, director/writer David C. Snyder has done a commendable job of filling the screen with a finely twisted narrative and a fascinating array of images, textures and tones. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jul 20, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet You Should Meet My Son! (2011) "The already converted will leave the cinema smiling, those with a nagging feeling that there's something not quite right deep down ... might well want to take Hartman's test anonymously then come to their own conclusions on this score. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jul 20, 2011
4.5/5 80% The Last Mountain (2011) "Bill Haney's searing indictment of coal mining-especially the mountain top variety-is a timely reminder of the dangers of relying on non-renewable energy resources to keep most of our electricity requirements on the grid. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jul 20, 2011
5/5 No Score Yet Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2011) "While gay issues from Stonewall to same-sex marriage are worked into the mix, the success of the film stems from its makers creating a beautifully personal family atmosphere that welcomes everyone on both sides of the lens. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jun 30, 2011
3.5/5 No Score Yet Half a Person (2008) "In Adam Santangelo's take on the subject, the 'love that dare not speak its name' has less to do with sexuality than shared intimacies past, present and possibly future. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jun 29, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet The Future Is Now! "... here's a film that can't help to provoke further discussion, with family, friends (and, hopefully, like-minded strangers) but might also lead to some solitary self-searching, or is that what we are afraid of most? " ‐ JWR
Posted Jun 29, 2011
5/5 61% Jig (2011) "Anyone who has ever attempted to put body, mind and soul together, hoping desperately to achieve undisputed excellence (even if only until next year) will revel in this production's honesty, integrity and love. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jun 14, 2011
5/5 No Score Yet A Hard Name "Peering at "life through a window of pain" " ‐ JWR
Posted May 9, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Bury the Hatchet (2010) "Not unexpectedly, music plays a most important part while the camera captures the painstaking preparations of the tribe leaders ... " ‐ JWR
Posted May 9, 2011
3.5/5 65% Daydream Nation (2011) "Director/writer Mike Goldbach's first half of the film is engaging ..., suspenseful (who is the "man in the white suit?"-with a delectable shade of grey served up red herring style) and masterfully balanced. " ‐ JWR
Posted May 9, 2011
3.5/5 86% Inception (2010) "Taken at theatrical value, director/writer Christopher Nolan's tale of purposeful memory-travel is a fun and exciting trip into the creative subconscious. " ‐ JWR
Posted Feb 26, 2011
4.5/5 80% I Am Love (2010) "The marriage of music and image seldom gets better than this. " ‐ JWR
Posted Feb 23, 2011
2/5 82% Four Lions (2010) "The overall result is decidedly uneven: there's most certainly something for everyone but the lack of an overarching vision is readily apparent. " ‐ JWR
Posted Feb 23, 2011
4/5 42% The Extra Man (2010) "Belly laughs are few and far between but the overarching tone of silliness deftly underscored by the human experience makes for a largely fulfilling cinematic experience. " ‐ JWR
Posted Feb 23, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Rompecabezas (2011) "Who amongst us hasn't failed to build the border first then sorted the remaining pieces by colour? " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 25, 2011
.5/5 No Score Yet Route 132 (demande A Ceux Qui Restent) "Anyone who has been through the gut-wrenching loss of a child would be well-advised to make a detour around Route 132. " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 24, 2011
2/5 59% The First Grader (2011) "Not since Invictus has such a magnificent story from the African continent featured a consummate actor (Morgan Freeman) only to be washed up on the narrative rocks ... " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 24, 2011
4.5/5 81% Confessions (Kokuhaku) (2010) "As its title implies, the film is a series of confessions by those involved on both sides of the senseless death ... " ‐ JWR
Posted Jan 17, 2011
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