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): Dan Scully, Deborah Krieger, Fiona Underhill, Francis X. Friel, Jaime Davis, Rosalie Kicks, Ryan Silberstein
Rating Title/Year Author
2.75/4 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Rosalie Kicks Sonic is a blast to the nineties and I am head over heels for it! EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
The Assistant (2019) Jaime Davis Green approaches the film with a steely minimalism that serves the arresting drama well while Julia Garner holds your attention in such a captivating way. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/4 Jumbo (2019) Rosalie Kicks For some, this premise may seem a bit outlandish - a woman literally falling head over heels for an amusement park ride. One needs to see beyond the synopsis as peculiar to find there is no wrong way to love. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
3/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Rosalie Kicks Cathy Yan's film felt like a colorful piñata exploding sprinkles of awesomeness right before my eyes. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.75/4 Dinner in America (2020) Rosalie Kicks My teenage self would have been all about this punk rock love story and worn out the VHS tape. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/4 Horse Girl (2020) Rosalie Kicks HORSE GIRL is a flick that bites off more than it can chew. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
2.75/4 Big Fur (2019) Rosalie Kicks An enjoyable documentary that features two intriguing characters... one of them is Big Foot. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020) Jaime Davis Don't try to fight it, because the rhythm is gonna get ya. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Cats (2019) Jaime Davis A feast for the senses! EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
3/4 1917 (2019) Rosalie Kicks With the stakes being high, it did not take me long to become invested in this story. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2.75/4 Inherit the Viper (2019) Rosalie Kicks A run of the mill crime drama that does the genre well and also features Josh Hartnett. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
Little Women (2019) Fiona Underhill Gerwig has pulled off something truly bold and original in adapting an extremely well-known text which has already had many film and TV versions. To inject it with the freshness and vitality that this has, is an amazing achievement. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2020
Cunningham (2019) Deborah Krieger There's a curious disconnect between these roundabout ways we learn about Merce Cunningham, the man, and the development of his idiosyncratic dance and choreography techniques, and the fluidity with which the actual restagings of his works are presented. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
2.75/4 Black Christmas (2019) Rosalie Kicks I thought BLACK CHRISTMAS was great. Is it perfect... nah? But it is a necessary film for these crazy times. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
The Two Popes (2019) Jaime Davis Popes - they're just like us! EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.75/4 Richard Jewell (2019) Rosalie Kicks I found Richard Jewell a worthwhile tale to tell. My main gripe is that I could have done without the caricature depiction of the journo. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
3/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Rosalie Kicks The most anxiety filled trip to the cinema I had this year... and I loved it. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 Bombshell (2019) Rosalie Kicks Despite the killer cast performances, BOMBSHELL left me feeling meh and unsure of who this flick is actually for. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Jaime Davis The connection between Merlant and Haenel is just electric - the way they look at each other? Damn. "Get you a person who looks at you the way Haenel looks at Merlant" is a meme I'm gonna make. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2.75/4 Knives and Skin (2019) Rosalie Kicks Despite some missteps this teen neo-noir is still an accomplishment. Jennifer Reeder has an eye for movie making and I look forward to see what she does next. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2019
3/4 Dark Waters (2019) Rosalie Kicks The saddest, or should I say scariest, part of this entire saga is that the evil people behind these decisions not only profit off death, but they get away with it too. EDIT
Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/4 Knives Out (2019) Rosalie Kicks Knives Out is a reminder that one can indeed have fun at the movies! EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
2.75/4 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Rosalie Kicks The entire premise of Ford v Ferrari can be summed up as: just a couple of dudes havin' an old fashioned pissing contest. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2.75/4 Charlie's Angels (2019) Rosalie Kicks Banks manages to resuscitate this franchise and breathe much needed positive energy into the Angel trio. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
The Report (2019) Jaime Davis The Report is a living history of recent history, and a reminder not to repeat these same mistakes. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
2/4 Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Rosalie Kicks A beautifully made meandering mess of a film. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/4 Light From Light (2019) Rosalie Kicks Not your typical jump scare ghost story. Instead a quiet, slowly-paced character film that is worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/4 Waves (2019) Rosalie Kicks Essentially two movies that the writer/director manages to have co-exist seamlessly as one. A movie that I left feeling like I was punched in the gut. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/4 Blow the Man Down (2019) Rosalie Kicks The directors reveal details at opportune moments and it was clear that choices from the duo were not made as afterthoughts. A must watch! EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 The Vast of Night (2019) Rosalie Kicks Few flicks come along like this one nowadays. A must see! EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
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