San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jean Lowerison
Rating Title/Year Author
Yesterday (2019) Jean Lowerison Patel's Jack is both an engaging character and a good musician and that the film is an amusing way to spend a summer evening. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
5B (2018) Jean Lowerison The filmmakers build suspense with colorful footage of the city in the 1970s, when being gay was (newly) not only publicly possible and permissible but even celebrated. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
The Raft (2018) Jean Lowerison A strange but fascinating film. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
Trial by Fire (2018) Jean Lowerison Despite its clumsy first-act emphasis on exposition and excessive length, the story is important and Dern deserves a nomination for almost single-handedly saving the film with her committed and engaging performance. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
The White Crow (2018) Jean Lowerison This is no knock on Ivenko, a fine young dancer, but watching him dance will never give filmgoers an understanding of what made Nureyev so very special. Only Nureyev could dance like that. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
If the Dancer Dances (2018) Jean Lowerison I found the film fascinating. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Jean Lowerison Don't miss this astonishing story. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Jean Lowerison You couldn't get a better actor than Robert Redford to portray the based-on-fact thief Forrest Tucker in David Lowery's The Old Man & the Gun. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
McQueen (2018) Jean Lowerison You don't have to care about fashion to enjoy this film. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Border (2018) Jean Lowerison Beautifully filmed (especially the forest sections) and well acted. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Untouchable (2016) Jean Lowerison Untouchable is a difficult film, but one every citizen should see and discuss with friends and neighbors. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
Creedmoria (2016) Jean Lowerison It's a simple premise, amusingly written and well acted all around. No superheroes here, just a teen who wants to escape the craziness in her life. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2018
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) Jean Lowerison This isn't a great film, but it's a delight to watch, and how many films can you say that about? EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
We Were Here (2011) Jean Lowerison Though the topic is sad, We Were Here is a tribute to the heroism of those who stepped up to help, and to the resilience of the gay community itself. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Jean Lowerison You can tell me all day that this is great, Avatar-like use of animation. I'll even grant the point. But though I was engaged in the first half of the film, this action section left me looking at my watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) Jean Lowerison This may not be Spurlock's best or most riveting effort, but he seems incapable of making a boring film. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
L'Amour Fou (1968) Jean Lowerison You'd think a biopic with this title would have some passion, craziness or at least spark. But L'Amour Fou is surprisingly tepid about everything, to the point of being a little boring. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Nuremberg (1948) Jean Lowerison Horrifying but required viewing. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Deep Sea (2006) Jean Lowerison Deep Sea allows us landlubbers a glimpse of a world few humans ever see. If you're as fascinated by undersea life as I am, Deep Sea is the show for you. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Honeyglue (2015) Jean Lowerison You have to be willing to accept a lot of nonsense if you're going to make it through Honeyglue, beginning with the title. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
Genius (2016) Jean Lowerison If you're looking for a spectacular visual experience, this isn't it. But if you're interested in writers and editors, this film is for you. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble (2015) Jean Lowerison Recommended audience: Music fans everywhere. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2017