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S. James Wegg

S. James Wegg
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 58% Jobriath A.D. (2014) Descending the penis in vain‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2012
3.5/5 40% Foreverland (2013) 'Til breath do us part‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2012
5/5 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Capturing our inner children‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 19, 2012
3.5/5 67% Despite the Gods (2012) Cinema of the absurd‐ JWR
Read More | Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 76% Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2012) Lying as a corporate art form‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 No Score Yet Don't Change the Subject (2012) Artful dance of premeditated death‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2012
3.5/5 94% Moneyball (2011) The process of winning‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2012
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) Ending the light fantastic‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2012
4/5 97% Monsieur Lazhar (2012) Algerian Fellag plays the title role with an obvious love for young minds finding their place in the world.‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2012
4/5 45% The Perfect Host (2011) The Perfect Host is a welcome sherbet between the many more weighty films currently playing.‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2012
3.5/5 93% Pariah (2011) ... this filmmaker's obvious talent and understanding of craft should be further encouraged to grow and blossom.‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2012
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2011
4/5 84% Beginners (2011) McGregor and Plummer put on a master's exhibition of timing, tone and tenacity. ‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2011
2/5 76% The Debt (2011) A narrative in search of a story‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2011
4.5/5 87% Rango (2011) An animated walk on the dry side‐ JWR
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2011
3/5 57% Albert Nobbs (2012) The delicate art of impersonating self‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2011
2.5/5 94% Win Win (2011) Going down for a short count‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Gang de qin (The Piano In A Factory) (2010) "Workers can do anything"‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2011
3.5/5 41% Five Star Day (2011) The joy of taking charge‐ JWR
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2011