Moviejawn

Moviejawn is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Deborah Krieger, Fiona Underhill, Francis X. Friel, Rosalie Kicks
Rating Title/Year Author
1/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Rosalie Kicks This flick will go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities in summer movie history. A bland, boring mess. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/4 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Rosalie Kicks Comprised of several great scenes but ultimately misses the mark, becoming yet another zombie flick added to the ever-growing pile. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
1.5/4 Dark Phoenix (2019) Rosalie Kicks Dark Phoenix was everything that I expected it to be: a bloated, poorly written and executed story with some moments in SPACE. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 Starfish (2016) Fiona Underhill An unusual little independent film which looks and sounds great. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
The Spy Behind Home Plate (2019) Fiona Underhill It does do a good job of prompting the viewer to want to find out more about this Moe Berg, but doesn't completely succeed as a self-contained entity. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.75/4 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) Rosalie Kicks A treat for your eyes! I loved everything about this movie, including the poison! EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
2.75/4 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Rosalie Kicks Even Zac seemed to be outwitted by the power of Ted. A courtroom drama filled with charm and great acting, but something is missing in the story . EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
The Chaperone (2018) Deborah Krieger The Chaperone is produced by PBS Masterpiece and is being shown in theaters, but it feels more suited to television. The budget is clearly lower for things like wigs and backdrops and old-age makeup to the extent that it's noticeable. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
3/4 Hail Satan? (2019) Rosalie Kicks By the end of this flick you'll probably be chanting - Hail Satan! EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
2/4 Teen Spirit (2018) Rosalie Kicks With the neon lights and slick camera movements, this flick has a shiny exterior with very little going on inside. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
5/5 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Fiona Underhill Absurdly funny and well-acted (particularly by Driver), with sumptuous costumes and production design. The stunning cinematography deserves to be seen on a big screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.75/4 Ramen Shop (2018) Rosalie Kicks A touching tale about finding your family and keeping their spirit alive. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/4 The Farewell (2019) Rosalie Kicks The Farewell is a tragic story that brings absolute joy. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/4 The Wind (2018) Rosalie Kicks Great feature debut from Emma Tammi that will make you question the next time you say, "oh that sound- it's just some night noise!". EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/4 The Mustang (2019) Rosalie Kicks "A compelling story from a director that is definitely one to watch!" EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
The Invisibles (2017) Deborah Krieger The Invisibles, sadly, comes across as extremely didactic, as if it is inherently unsure of why so much of the movie is reenacted by professional actors. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
3/4 Seven Chances (1925) Rosalie Kicks Not my favorite Buster Keaton movie, but overall, I found it quite enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) Deborah Krieger Ruben Brandt is suffering in a truly isolating way: these culturally ubiquitous objects of art that have so much beauty and meaning for everyone else have been causing him psychic and even real physical pain, and nothing he does seems to help. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
3/4 Sonja: The White Swan (2018) Rosalie Kicks I have a brimming Rolodex of dead pals and yet there are still so many corpses I haven't met. Until recently one of these stiffs was Sonja Henie. I'm really glad we met via this flick. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2019
3/4 The Souvenir (2019) Rosalie Kicks "It is one of those films where you feel like a fly on the wall, observing the lives of people and unsure whether it is appropriate to be there. " EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/4 The Actress (1953) Rosalie Kicks An autobiographical snapshot in time of Ruth Gordon's life as a young determined girl with the dream of being on the stage, the dream of being an actress. A wonderful script penned by Ruth Gordon herself! EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/4 Mildred Pierce (1945) Rosalie Kicks Joan Crawford shines in the role of Mildred; a hard-working, pie making, shoulder pad wearing and determined mother. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/4 The Magic Life of V (2019) Rosalie Kicks "When life gets hard, sometimes you gotta LARP. A wonderful moving story about having the courage to face your issues head on." EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
A Boy Called Sailboat (2018) Deborah Krieger A Boy Called Sailboat is an astonishingly assured debut narrative film, managing to be heartwarming but not overly cloying, visually striking without seeming like a formal exercise, thoughtful but probably not too complicated for kids to understand. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/4 Strangers on a Train (1951) Rosalie Kicks "Is there even a more ideal place to hatch a murder, than a train? Easily one of my favorite Hitch flicks!" EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
2.5/4 Tomb Raider (2018) Rosalie Kicks Tomb Raider should be fun. Instead, it is two minutes shy of a two-hour long eye roll, filled with shoddy effects, a Lifetime-esque story line about dads, and a sprinkling of cheesy zingers. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Deborah Krieger I just wish that the movie had taken a more unconventional approach to the story of this still-unconventional woman. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2018
2.5/4 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Rosalie Kicks The story is disjointed, but from what I gathered, the life of a Queen, just plain sucks... except maybe for the wig selection. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/4 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Rosalie Kicks When the world is crashing to an end, I'd like Emily Blunt by my side. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
2/4 American Made (2017) Rosalie Kicks The use of Tommy C's winning smile, reminiscent from his Risky Business days, is about the only thing this movie got right for me. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/4 The Favourite (2018) Rosalie Kicks Yorgos is back with his expected brand of eccentric and original film making. One of my favourite flicks of the year! EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
2.5/4 Vox Lux (2018) Rosalie Kicks Even after a second viewing of Vox Lux I still feel something is missing for me. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Maria by Callas: In Her Own Words (2017) Deborah Krieger It's a movie that is perhaps best watched with a biography of Callas open on your lap, or with the Wikipedia entry on her life open in a separate window. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2018
2.5/4 Green Book (2018) Rosalie Kicks The perfect comfort film to take your racist uncle too, cause heck, even if they are a closed-minded ass, being a racist can still be...funny? EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/4 The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018) Rosalie Kicks "The Great Buster was a meandering and jumbled story that didn't do this cinematic genius justice." EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable (2018) Deborah Krieger Calling the film "postmodern" would be a good way to summarize how unforgivingly the film is dedicated to tearing down the aura of the modernist Great Man of Art and Culture that has come to define so many (male) artists and auteurs. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
4/4 The Shape of Water (2017) Rosalie Kicks I am head over heels in love with Guillermo del Toro's latest picture. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 The Devil Bat (1941) Rosalie Kicks With the assistance of his trusty bats Beyyyla sets out to take revenge on his megalomaniac corporate employer. Need I say more? EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
3.5/4 Logan (2017) Rosalie Kicks Logan is the film that Wolverine so rightfully deserved. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 Brigsby Bear (2017) Rosalie Kicks Not enjoying the film Brigsby Bear, probably means as a child you were the Biff Tannen of your school and totally deserve to be smothered in manure. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/4 The Unicorn Store (2017) Rosalie Kicks Unicorn Store is a reminder of why it is important for ladies to tell stories. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
.5/4 A Cure for Wellness (2016) Rosalie Kicks The cinematographer may have gotten some great material for his reel... for the rest of us, it is a two plus hour long waste of time. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/4 Blindspotting (2018) Rosalie Kicks The story explodes on screen and it is hard not to feel its effects. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/4 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Rosalie Kicks "The reason you need to see a movie in the theater. This is one damn fine action flick." EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/4 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Rosalie Kicks "Drunken saloon fights, spider bites, brothels and a tutorial on teeth brushing... this flick has it all." EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
The Song of Sway Lake (2017) Deborah Krieger Despite the beauty of the imagery, The Song of Sway Lake is a film that conflates that artsy, impressionistic cinematography with profoundly deep and emotional storytelling, as if one can turn the correlation into a kind of causation. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2018
Colette (2018) Deborah Krieger A more conventional biopic would try to tell the whole story of the life of the writer born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, rushing through her exciting and scandalous life until we get Knightley slathered in old-age makeup, Going For That Oscar. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) Deborah Krieger Despite an honest, tender lead performance from Shannon Purser, too many elements of Sierra Burgess leave such an unpleasant taste in the mouth. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
The Bookshop (2017) Deborah Krieger And so I have to wonder: in a world with basically unlimited entertainment options, with multiple projects in every conceivable genre, who is The Bookshop even for? EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017) Deborah Krieger What Mott's A Midsummer Night's Dream does best is flesh out certain elements of the story in purely visual terms, using the specificity of the medium of film to do what can't really be done on stage. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2018