Jacksonville Film Journal

Jacksonville Film Journal is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Dan Jardine, Shay Casey
Rating Title/Year Author
75/100 Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009) Dan Jardine Weinstein displays considerable flair, both with image and sound, producing a document to the Brady family that has true universality. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2009
2/5 Don't Say a Word (2001) Shay Casey Starts off simple, gets unnecessarily complicated, ties itself into further knots. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2001
1/5 The King's Guard (2000) Chuck Dowling I could swear I was watching the mythical lost Eric Roberts episode of 'Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre'. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2001
3/5 Midway (1976) Chuck Dowling Midway is a solid WWII film, not amongst the best but certainly better than most. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2001
2.5/5 Vatel (2000) Dan Jardine It lacks an understanding of the harmonies and contrasts in the very society he is trying to expose to ridicule. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2001
4/5 The Great Muppet Caper (1981) Chuck Dowling Everything is bigger in the Muppets' second outing: bigger locales, larger musical numbers, and more impressive puppetry. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2001
3.5/5 Halloween II (1981) Chuck Dowling Fits into that category of movie sequels that have a huge reputation to live up to, and while they aren't nearly as good as the original, they are still fine efforts. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2001
3/5 See Spot Run (2001) Chuck Dowling If you put a gun to my head and forced me to choose my favorite scene in a movie where some idiot steps in poo, it would be the one from this film. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2001
1.5/5 Cut (2000) Chuck Dowling There's a decent idea in this mess somewhere, but its the specifics that ruin the overall concept. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2001
1.5/5 Company Man (2000) Norman Short ...a madcap romp that ends up only qualifying as disgruntled at best. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2001
2/5 Death Before Dishonor (1987) Norman Short ...manages to hold its own within its niche ridden with low expectations EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2001
5/5 Forrest Gump (1994) Norman Short Forrest Gump is a film that appeals on many levels... EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2001
3/5 Rock Star (2001) Shay Casey Most of the opening scenes are a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2001
5/5 Apocalypse Now Redux (1979) Shay Casey The real reason to rejoice the arrival of Redux is the opportunity to see Apocalypse Now in all its glory, as movies were meant to be seen. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2001
1/4 Apocalypse Now Redux (1979) Jaime N. Christley I find this vaguely Stalinist notion of "correcting" [the film] to be frightening and kind of sickening. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2001
5/5 Ghost World (2001) Shay Casey A gentle, nuanced film about an oft-ignored section of the population. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2001
3/5 The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) Chuck Dowling The Muppets Take Manhattan isn't that great, but its certainly watchable... EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2001
2.5/5 Too Smooth (1998) Chuck Dowling Harmless and light... and therefore slightly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2001
1.5/5 Tomcats (2001) Chuck Dowling Speaking of raunchy fun, Tomcats manages to forget one half of that simple equation: fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2001
0.5/5 Original Sin (2001) Shay Casey A load of pretentious crap. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2001
2.5/5 Jurassic Park III (2001) Shay Casey The direction is ever more pedestrian, and the characters increasingly resemble so much warm tapioca. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2001
2/5 Pearl Harbor (2001) Shay Casey Pearl Harbor is product, not film. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2001
1.5/5 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Shay Casey This plot has two major strikes against it: It's mindless and convoluted. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2001
3/5 The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000) Chuck Dowling Why can't the Post Office get some good PR once in a while? EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
2/5 Postcards From the Edge (1990) Chuck Dowling I've said it before and I'll say it again: I do not care about the problems of the rich. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
.5/5 Hangman (2000) Chuck Dowling The two leads deserve much better than this. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
1/5 The Queens of Comedy (2001) Chuck Dowling Bargain basement material here that any high school kid could make up on their own... EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
3.5/5 Finding Forrester (2000) Chuck Dowling ...performances ultimately make this movie work. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
3.5/5 Lucky Numbers (2000) Chuck Dowling ...what makes Lucky Numbers ultimately work is the character of Russ Richards, both because of the way it was written and because of the performance by John Travolta. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
4/5 Rio Bravo (1959) Chuck Dowling Rio Bravo is a rock-solid American western and is easily one of John Wayne's best. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
1.5/5 Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams (1981) Chuck Dowling Comedy duo Cheech and Chong's third motion picture is essentially the same as their first film Up in Smoke, with only some minimal role reversal thrown into the mix. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
3.5/5 Pay It Forward (2000) Chuck Dowling ...for 110 straight minutes, I could find little fault with the film. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
4/5 Platoon (1986) Chuck Dowling I think now, looking back at Platoon, its easy to see how influential the film was... EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
4/5 The Muppet Movie (1979) Chuck Dowling It's a testament to the magic of Jim Henson and the Muppets that this film is still fantastic on all levels. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2001
2/5 A Knight's Tale (2001) Shay Casey A confused bore of a picture, intermittently entertaining, but bogged down by so many dull patches that it barely seems to be moving at all. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2001
3.5/5 Josie and the Pussycats (2001) Shay Casey Josie and the Pussycats carries a sort of lively playfulness that winds up fairly addictive in its own right. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2001
4/5 Princess Caraboo (1994) Chuck Dowling What a sweet, charming, fairy tale of a movie this is... EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2001
2/5 The Crow: Salvation (2000) Norman Short Please, God, make the hurting stop. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2001
4/5 Girlfight (2000) Norman Short I knew long before the film was over that I'd seen the beginning of something special. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2001
3.5/5 Spy Kids (2001) Shay Casey It's a blast of energy that one really can refer to (without the slightest hint of reservation) as 'good for the whole family.' EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2001
2/5 Red Planet (2000) Chuck Dowling While not as insipid as some of Hollywood's most recent Mars efforts, Red Planet is just about as unsuccessful at providing simple entertainment... EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2001
2.5/5 The Tic Code (1998) Norman Short The Tic Code is better as a moving educational experience than a story. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2001
3.0/5 The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998) Norman Short The film is unsettling, but rich in story and character, bordering on but not quite crossing the line into pretentiousness. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2001
4.5/5 Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) Norman Short This is one of the few movies I still laugh out loud at no matter how many times I've seen it... EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2001
2.5/5 Enemy at the Gates (2001) Shay Casey It eventually falls flat on its face. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2001
2/5 The Crew (2000) Chuck Dowling The premise itself is gangbusters, but the script by Barry Fanaro (Kingpin) is simply weak and devoid of humor... EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2001
3/5 Charlie's Angels (2000) Chuck Dowling It's a rockin', titillating, action packed good time... EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2001
2.5/5 Pay It Forward (2000) Shay Casey It's not looking to touch us in any meaningful way; it's just looking to make us cry so we (and the Academy) will be fooled into heaping awards on it come next March. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2001
3.5/5 Dr. T & the Women (2000) Shay Casey 'Dr. T' is not Altman's best work, but it is far from his worst. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2001
2.5/5 Requiem for a Dream (2000) Chuck Dowling Style will only get you so far... EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2001