The Hub on Screen

The Hub on Screen is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jason Di Rosso
Rating Title/Year Author
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Jason Di Rosso [The] film is a triumph of understatement as well as a moving reflection on the many ways people shut themselves off from a world that seems to have closed its doors to them. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Widows (2018) Jason Di Rosso Widows is cluttered and lumbering, with only occasional moments of transcendence. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
Beautiful Boy (2018) Jason Di Rosso Whatever the case, an excellent Carell - not Chalamet - is the most haunting player in this moving tragedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Jason Di Rosso Cooper has given us a vision of this story to cherish. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
Wajib (2017) Jason Di Rosso Jacir is able to tweak genre convention to show us something new. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
First Man (2018) Jason Di Rosso The reticence of Gosling's character, his emotional constipation, is as much a measure of his virtue as a hero as his shortcomings as a husband and father. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Jason Di Rosso The plot's mish mash of 12-step drama, career ascent and romantic subplot often lacks dynamism. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
A Beautiful Day (2017) Jason Di Rosso You could describe You Were Never Really Here as a hitman thriller, but it doesn't quite do justice to the bedazzling ways that Scottish director Lynne Ramsay... takes Jonathan Ames's novel and transforms it into a tender, fragmented nightmare. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
L'insulte (2017) Jason Di Rosso A captivating story...there's enough emotional force to keep it from sinking under the weight of its lofty ambitions and sometimes predictable idealism. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2018
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Jason Di Rosso Ultimately, BlacKkKlansman is a carefully thought out provocation, a film that knows it will both make you laugh but also leave you reeling. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Jason Di Rosso The beauty of Cruise's performance is his ability to show physical wear and tear in small gestures. A slight limp, a hunch, a shiver. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Skyscraper (2018) Jason Di Rosso The ingredients are there, but the execution is often uninspired. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Jason Di Rosso Bayona's skill extends to evoking suspense and menace via a playfully retro horror style... If only all of this wasn't undermined by the emotional sinkhole between Pratt and Howard. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
Upgrade (2018) Jason Di Rosso Tech paranoia is a staple of sci-fi, of course, and Whannell's film is not exactly a new take. But he puts passion into every blood splattered pixel and the result is a lot of fun... EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018) Jason Di Rosso It may have a glittering A-list cast, but Ocean's 8 is as disappointing as the fake diamonds used to replace the real thing in the film's big heist. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Jason Di Rosso Han Solo is no longer one of Star Wars' most enigmatic characters - he emerges from this film with enough backstory to satisfy the most dim-witted armchair psychoanalyst. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2018
Deadpool 2 (2018) Jason Di Rosso In the face of this pretence of cool cynicism, the film's eventual nod to sentiment and pathos doesn't seem maudlin or ridiculous. Credit should go to Reynolds, who brings to bear the sincerity and vulnerability he's expressed before in his rom-com roles. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018
Breath (2017) Jason Di Rosso Only occasionally does the transposition from page to screen find transcendence in cinema's shorthand and dynamism. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2018
Nelyubov (2017) Jason Di Rosso It's the kind of premise that - in the hands of a more sentimental director - might deliver a glimmer of reconciliation between the two, but Zvyagintsev is not a filmmaker interested in letting his characters off the hook. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2018
Ready Player One (2018) Jason Di Rosso Ready Player One is a tender tribute to gamers from a filmmaker who doesn't really appear to understand or empathise with them. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2018
Mary Magdalene (2018) Jason Di Rosso It's admirable that a young director in the wake of Oscars success has chosen such a risky follow up, and though the result isn't completely satisfying, the attempt is worthwhile. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018
Una mujer fantástica (2017) Jason Di Rosso [Daniela] Vega is a force of nature - steely eyed, stylishly dressed - and Lelio's film is a compelling showcase for her enigmatic magnetism. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018
Black Panther (2018) Jason Di Rosso Black Panther is on another level altogether. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018
Phantom Thread (2017) Jason Di Rosso On reflection, this idea resonates long after the film is over, a key to what makes Phantom Thread as beautiful as it is disturbing. Like a cinematic swan dive into the shadows. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018
Lady Bird (2017) Jason Di Rosso [Greta] Gerwig's ability with actors is one of her most striking achievements, and she draws out incredible nuance from her own carefully woven script - full of tonal U-turns and emotional syncopations. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018