S. James Wegg

S. James Wegg
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Freelance writer and not-for-profit consultant in search of meaningful artistic expression of any type.
Publications: JWR
Critics' Group: Online Film Critics Society
Location: Niagara Region Canada
Official Websites: jamesweggreview.org

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 No Score Yet Any One of Us (2019) Not surprisingly, deep depression and feelings of uselessness eat away at the inner being of these survivors. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 85% Monsters and Men (2018) Point is made at the expense of the drama - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Chasing Bullitt (2019) Perhaps the ultimate road movie, Joe Eddy's biopic of Steve McQueen is a well-constructed look into the life of an actor who lived for fast cars, fast women and box office success. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/5 87% First Man (2018) Bragging rights at what cost - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 81% Quincy (2018) A life filled with incredible art, unbelievable luck and the perils of fame - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 80% 22 July (2018) Here is a truly miserable film that we could only hope was fiction. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) Who/where are the good guys? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Adonis (2018) Finding the painless world - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
4.5/5 96% Roma (2018) A wonderful homage to our most precious commodity and superb cinematography - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
3.5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 87% What They Had (2018) It can happen to us all - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Going deep into the well - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4.5/5 78% Green Book (2018) When genius is not enough - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) In this second installment of the Deadpool cinema franchise, I was mightily impressed with the visual and computer effects ... - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) Why it won't end here - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Without a doubt, Rami Malek's portrayal of the troubled rock star should earn him an Academy Award nomination... - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) By journey's end, sensitive viewers will realize that this "adaptation of a novel" has much more to say across the planet than "just" the still troublesome circumstances of the black-white U.S. divide. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4.5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) 'It's better to choose your own family.' - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Piripkura (2018) Catch us if you can - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/5 84% Disobedience (2018) The price of freedom - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 88% The Great Buddha+ (2018) It's not often that political and social satire can sleep together in the same cinematic bed, but Huang has found the magic jelly to make his many points convincingly. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) The most naïve man in the neighbourhood - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Leave it to the wonderfully over-inventive talents of Wes Anderson to cobble together an animated feature that brings new meaning to 'going to the dogs'. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 93% The American Meme (2018) The Age of Digital Influencers: in pursuit of fame - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 100% What Haunts Us (2018) In a sense, this film marks the beginnings of a #MeUs movement: What should you have reported then and now? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4.5/5 89% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) We could just be the art world. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 88% Colette (2018) Trust no one but yourself. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4.5/5 No Score Yet Djon África (2018) The freedom of solitude heralds the end of a vicious circle - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 86% Four Hands (Die Vierhändige) (2018) From the opening scene, the beauty and relative innocence of music (Gabriel Fauré's Pavane doing the honours on three, bookend-like occasions), serves as the ideal foil to brutal murders - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4.5/5 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Not surprisingly, and almost happily, the closing song, "Love is Fragile", ideally sums up the proceedings with the sage advice that "Happiness is a vain dream,"... - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
5/5 98% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Sakamoto's deep, reverential love and respect of Johann Sebastian Bach...is apparent in his own, deceptively simple, humble and soothing lines that move steadily forward to fulfilling conclusions with a similar sense of inevitably. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4.5/5 97% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) A tail of a different sort - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4.5/5 99% Science Fair (2018) What a breath of fresh, intellectual and hopeful air it is to journey along the challenging road to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair at the Convention Center in Los Angeles. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3.5/5 85% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Finish what you start - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 47% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) Living between the grooves of scratch - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4.5/5 100% Sir (2018) The love that dare not speak its class - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4.5/5 83% Doubtful (2018) Director-writer Eliran Elya's feature début is a very dark tale about tale two men struggling to stay afloat in a world which, seemingly, wants to drown them both. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
4.5/5 92% LA 92 (2017) Can we all get along? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4.5/5 100% Swim Team (2017) You never give up - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 100% Let It Fall: LA 1982-1992 (2017) Same hit, different pile - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) The saddest film of the year - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) Just who are the savages? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 90% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) What happens on the mountain stays on the mountain - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
3.5/5 59% Django (2018) When music's charms cannot soothe the savage breast - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4/5 67% The Pirates of Somalia (2017) Learning the craft while doing it - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4.5/5 88% First They Killed My Father (2017) Suffer the little children: again - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4.5/5 84% Darkest Hour (2017) As great an actor as Gary Oldman has proven to be, his performance as the embattled PM is a miracle of timing, execution, body language and sheer grit. - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
3.5/5 83% Detroit (2017) Could happen anywhere - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
3.5/5 100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) How does one cope? - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
4.5/5 100% Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (2017) Everyone is above the law - JWR EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018