JWR

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Rating Title/Year Author
4.5/5 Mu ji zhe (2017) James Wegg Certainly not a production for the faint of heart, this film is well worth a viewing both for its craft, and its, sadly, entirely believable view of how those in power are willing to do anything to stay there. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/4 Watch List (2019) James Wegg This "fictional" look at Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's "War on Drugs" is a searing indictment of how the innocent get swept up in unbelievable tragedies, copious deaths, and no end in sight to the real problem. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) James Wegg The musical performances (brief as they are: more, please) can't help but bring tears to any human being who has felt an iota of discrimination from all manner of issues: race, sexuality, gender, beliefs. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) James Wegg In director Midge Costin's first feature , the development of sound in the cinema is lovingly presented with a host of filmmakers and copious amounts of examples that can't help but make any viewer "hear" their next film differently. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 The In-Between (2019) James Wegg Jennifer Stone gives a commendable performance-at her best in the more lighthearted moments such as a hilarious round of Truth or Dare. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/4 Closure (2018) James Wegg The pace is generally good as Nina seems to get further from the truth, but sputters every once in a while. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/4 () James Wegg Life is full of gloom and travesty, but for those who have the ability to see all sides of humanity, this film is worth a look. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 The Parts You Lose (2019) James Wegg As long as it takes EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2019
4.5/5 Ága (2018) James Wegg A tale of two realities EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 Golden Boy (2018) James Wegg In director Stoney Westmoreland's first cinematic feature, he boldly creates the vision of writers Jonathan Browning and Mark Elias...but can't find a convincing way to forgive some of the flaws in both situational and character development. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2019
4.5/5 Un rubio (2019) James Wegg Can you have it both ways? EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
3/5 All Male, All Nude (2017) James Wegg The profession laid almost bare EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 Tu me manques (2019) James Wegg A singular achievement EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
4.5/5 () James Wegg Beauty in the beast EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 Socrates (2018) James Wegg ...but as an expression of undying love against all odds, it succeeds where many others have failed. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 Sunflower (2019) James Wegg Director Matt Shapira (along with co-writers Hutch Dano and Mike Wollaeger) has come up with a taut thriller that spends most of its time in the oceanic sun and secluded beaches. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2019
4/5 The Skin of the Teeth (2019) James Wegg Believe nothing; savour it all EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
4.5/5 The Maestro (2018) James Wegg I have to do this EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
4.5/5 Marilyn (2018) James Wegg What is your breaking point? EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
4.5/5 Canary (2018) James Wegg Here is a film that celebrates the different amongst us as seen through the timeline of South Africa in 1985. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 Daddy Issues (2018) James Wegg Fulfilling a dream takes a curious route EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 Screwball (2018) James Wegg They all deserve each other EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
4.5/5 Tucked (2018) James Wegg Is it ever too late? EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
4.5/5 Any One of Us (2019) James Wegg Not surprisingly, deep depression and feelings of uselessness eat away at the inner being of these survivors. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 Monsters and Men (2018) James Wegg Point is made at the expense of the drama EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 Chasing Bullitt (2018) James Wegg 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
3/5 First Man (2018) James Wegg Bragging rights at what cost EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 Quincy (2018) James Wegg A life filled with incredible art, unbelievable luck and the perils of fame EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 22 July (2018) James Wegg Here is a truly miserable film that we could only hope was fiction. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
4/5 Vice (2018) James Wegg Who/where are the good guys? EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2019
4.5/5 Adonis (2017) James Wegg Finding the painless world EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
4.5/5 Roma (2018) James Wegg A wonderful homage to our most precious commodity and superb cinematography EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2019
3.5/5 BlacKkKlansman (2018) James Wegg Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 What They Had (2018) James Wegg It can happen to us all EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 Burning (2018) James Wegg Going deep into the well EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4.5/5 Green Book (2018) James Wegg When genius is not enough EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) James Wegg In this second installment of the Deadpool cinema franchise, I was mightily impressed with the visual and computer effects ... EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 The Hate U Give (2018) James Wegg Why it won't end here EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) James Wegg Without a doubt, Rami Malek's portrayal of the troubled rock star should earn him an Academy Award nomination... EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
5/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) James Wegg 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. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
4.5/5 Manbiki kazoku (2018) James Wegg 'It's better to choose your own family.' EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
4.5/5 Piripkura (2017) James Wegg Catch us if you can EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/5 Disobedience (2017) James Wegg The price of freedom EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 The Great Buddha+ (2017) James Wegg 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. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) James Wegg The most naïve man in the neighbourhood EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 Isle of Dogs (2018) James Wegg 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'. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
4.5/5 The American Meme (2018) James Wegg The Age of Digital Influencers: in pursuit of fame EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 What Haunts Us (2018) James Wegg In a sense, this film marks the beginnings of a #MeUs movement: What should you have reported then and now? EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
4.5/5 Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017) James Wegg We could just be the art world. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 Colette (2018) James Wegg Trust no one but yourself. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2018