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, Jaime Davis, Rosalie Kicks
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 The Lighthouse (2019) Rosalie Kicks A haunting tale that chilled me to me bones! EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 Chained for Life (2018) Rosalie Kicks The movie within a movie concept is used effectively to examine our social farsightedness. Add this flick to your watch list! EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Jaime Davis A quiet, swift, much-needed kick in the stomach, and for good reason. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/4 Greener Grass (2019) Rosalie Kicks In the vein of a Kids in the Hall episode, set to a John Carpenter score with some David Lynch Twin Peak-ness on the side. It is a must watch! EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Jaime Davis A slick, uplifting film-within-a-film biopic that is equal parts warmth and heart and inspiration. For anyone still pushing a dream forward, it's required viewing. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/4 Joker (2019) Rosalie Kicks Despite Phillips' questionable and unwatched filmography, I found myself on board with his Joker flick. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/4 Judy (2019) Rosalie Kicks The script may be your typical formulaic bio-pic, but Renée's stellar performance as Judy Garland makes this worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
Villains (2019) Fiona Underhill A welcome addition to the beloved genre hybrid of comedy-horror and offers a refreshing twist on the home-invasion plot. Featuring a fantastic quartet of performances, who all play off one another extremely entertainingly. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
2/4 Ad Astra (2019) Rosalie Kicks This daddy drama is nothing more than Brad Pitt taking a bunch of taxis in space. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Cold War (2018) Jaime Davis The conclusion of Cold War left me anything but cold - I found it to be the sweetest, most romantic ending to a love story ever. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Jaime Davis Don't expect much, in general, and you'll fall in love. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Jaime Davis ...what it lacks in wonder and awe-inducing moments it makes up for in warmth and heart and a strong sense of who Captain Marvel is and where she's going. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Yardie (2018) Jaime Davis I may not be rushing to watch Yardie again but I will be tuning to this soundtrack again and again. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Jaime Davis JT LeRoy may add to the overall mystique of the story when reviewed alongside the docs and books on the subject. Taken on its own, it leaves the viewer wanting more depth and nuance to bring things full circle. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Jaime Davis Everything about Booksmart feels alive and exciting and invincible, kinda like how being a teen feels. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Jaime Davis a film that just may make you fall in love with the movies all over again. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Jaime Davis ...Toy Story 4 is beyond satisfying and tear-inducing (jeesh, Pixar give my tear ducts a break), with even more closure than the third installment. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Jaime Davis There are worse movies than Yesterday out right now. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Jaime Davis ...a ketamine rush to the system from start to finish. It's timely and brash and sexy and fun and inspiring. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Vita & Virginia (2018) Fiona Underhill A slight misfire, squandering a strong idea and strong cast. Some baffling and unsubtle directorial choices are made. Elizabeth Debicki once again proves she is a star, however. Worth seeing for the costumes and unusual score only. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Fiona Underhill Funny and charming, with a central trio of appealing performances. A pleasant distraction from present-day tensions. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
2/4 Driven (2018) Rosalie Kicks If someone put their mind to it and wrote a killer script, John DeLorean's story would make for one heck of a flick. Unfortunately, Driven isn't it. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
2/4 The Kitchen (2019) Rosalie Kicks The best part of The Kitchen was learning how to properly dispose of a corpse. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/4 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Rosalie Kicks I never would have anticipated that immediately following the screening, I would be perusing Statham's filmography on IMDb and thinking back fondly of him in a turtleneck. A ridiculous romp in wild times! EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/4 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Rosalie Kicks QT has no doubt earned the luxury to direct like a wild man. This bloated mess of a flick proves he needs to be tamed. RIP Sally Menke EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Deborah Krieger It's just these little touches of maximum effort (oops, wrong Ryan Reynolds movie!) that make Detective Pikachu as strong as it is-that, and, of course, Ryan Reynolds' energetic, generous voice acting. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2019
3.5/4 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018) Rosalie Kicks This movie is absolutely fantastic and I almost ignored it. Don't live your life without knowing of Alice Guy-Blache, watch this flick! EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Sword of Trust (2019) Fiona Underhill Shelton's portrayal of human relationships is always dipped in pathos. Here she has gathered an ensemble of expert improvisers, who have collaborated to fulfill her vision and succeeded in making a very, very funny film. Definitely worth seeking out. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
Wild Rose (2018) Fiona Underhill This film is absolutely a showcase for Jessie Buckley's singing and acting talents and should be a star-making turn. Worth seeking out for having three great roles for women and the performances of Buckley, Walters and Okonedo. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Rosalie Kicks I like this Spidey kid. He is like three quarters Marty McFly and a quarter Buster Keaton, making this flick a fun time at the cinema! EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
Us, Forever Ago (2018) Deborah Krieger What's unsettling and fascinating about Us, Forever Ago, is that at no point can you be entirely sure that you're watching anything documentary. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
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