The Jam Report

The Jam Report is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Doug Jamieson
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 News of the World (2020) Doug Jamieson Sublime visuals, a perfect score, and an endearing hero you can't help but root for. For fans of the Western genre, this is everything you could ask for. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2020
5/5 Nomadland (2020) Doug Jamieson Chloé Zhao's beautiful portrait of the human condition reminds us of the sweet lemonade that can be made from the bitterest of lemons. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
4.5/5 Soul (2020) Doug Jamieson Pixar's signature mature approach to resonant storytelling and visual wizardry is consistently on display here, as is their dedication to pushing the boundaries of originality. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2020
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Doug Jamieson While Jenkins and Gadot try their utmost to recapture the magic, 'Wonder Woman 1984' falls short of the high bar set by its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2020
4.5/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Doug Jamieson A dazzling showcase for two powerhouse performances from Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis, it's a cinematic opera with a furious tune in its belly. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2020
5/5 Minari (2020) Doug Jamieson 'Minari' is a deceptively simple film, but those are often the tales that hit the hardest. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
5/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Doug Jamieson Sharply relevant, endlessly entertaining, and simply breathtaking. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Doug Jamieson A deliciously entertaining thriller that will keep you on your toes for two hours. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Doug Jamieson Visually stunning but narratively ghastly. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
4/5 Supernova (2020) Doug Jamieson Cemented by magnificent, heartfelt performances from Colin Firth and a career-best Stanley Tucci, 'Supernova' is a tender portrait of love, mortality, and the painful journey of letting go. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
4/5 The Prom (2020) Doug Jamieson Unapologetically campy and infectiously joyous, 'The Prom' proudly wears its enormous heart on its sleeve. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Doug Jamieson Endlessly engaging and inescapably relevant, 'One Night in Miami' is simply magnificent. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
3/5 Black Beauty (2020) Doug Jamieson Despite its gender and location switcheroo, this latest adaptation fails to bring anything else excitingly new to the table. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
4/5 Happiest Season (2020) Doug Jamieson This joyous celebration of romance and claiming one's identity is precisely what we need this Christmas. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
3.5/5 Mank (2020) Doug Jamieson For all the glitz and glamour Fincher has put on the screen, 'Mank' lacks any semblance of emotional resonance, making it a film that's easy to admire, but difficult to truly love. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
4/5 The Nest (2020) Doug Jamieson A mesmerising slow-burn portrait of a marriage and a family on the verge of complete collapse. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 Run (2020) Doug Jamieson Gripping, engaging, incredibly gratifying, and led by two magnificent performances, 'Run' is the perfect cinematic treat to devour during lockdown. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
4.5/5 Collective (2019) Doug Jamieson A documentary pulsing with an urgency that's impossible to ignore and a furious sense of anger that's genuinely palpable. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3.5/5 Freaky (2020) Doug Jamieson It's campy as hell and ludicrously silly, but that's entirely the point. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2020
2/5 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Doug Jamieson 'Hillbilly Elegy' is so misguidedly focused on painting its portrait of poverty porn that it forgets to add any substance or depth to a flat narrative that leaves the faintest of impressions. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4.5/5 Wolfwalkers (2020) Doug Jamieson A beautiful, rousing fairy tale adventure with lashings of mythology, oodles of fun, and an abundance of heart, 'Wolfwalkers' is a deeply special film that rightfully takes its place as one of the finest films of the year. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
4.5/5 Cicada (2020) Doug Jamieson One of the most beautifully crafted pieces of queer cinema of recent times. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2020
3/5 Padrenostro (2020) Doug Jamieson While 'Padrenostro' is clearly a cathartic, personal film for Noce, it's damaged by an undercooked screenplay and chaotic direction that loses sight of its narrative intention. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
4/5 Notturno (2020) Doug Jamieson A staggering insight into the casualties of war and the people who live with these tragedies on a daily basis. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
3/5 Charlatan (2020) Doug Jamieson 'Charlatan' asks too many questions it seems unwilling to answer. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
4/5 Dear Comrades! (2020) Doug Jamieson A powerful history lesson with inescapable parallels to the current political climate. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
3/5 Summer of 85 (2020) Doug Jamieson A coming-of-age melodrama with a bizarre macabre twist in its narrative, 'Summer of '85' can't quite decide what film it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
4/5 Belushi (2020) Doug Jamieson A captivating portrait of a staggering talent completely consumed by fame and addiction. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
3.5/5 () Doug Jamieson 'Apples' mixes enough deadpan humour and surrealist absurdity to declare Christos Nikou is a filmmaker to keep an eye on. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
4/5 The Dark and the Wicked (2020) Doug Jamieson With a palpable sense of dread hovering over practically every frame, writer/director Bryan Bertino delivers a nihilistic rollercoaster of genuine terror. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2020
4/5 The Life Ahead (2020) Doug Jamieson At the age of 86, Loren ably proves time hasn't diminished her star quality one bit, as she effortlessly delivers one of the year's best leading female performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
4.5/5 The Father (2020) Doug Jamieson A transcendent film that presents a remarkably ingenious depiction of the crippling disorientation of dementia. The end result is as breathtaking as it is devastating. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
2.5/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Doug Jamieson Zemeckis' take on 'The Witches' isn't an inherently bad film, nor is it a good one either. It's just all very underwhelming and forgettable. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
4.5/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Doug Jamieson A worthy sequel that matches (and occasionally exceeds) everything offered in the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 Shithouse (2020) Doug Jamieson One of the most authentic young adult narratives in years. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
3/5 Rebecca (2020) Doug Jamieson For a film that held such promise, 'Rebecca' can't quite deliver on its Gothic potential. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 Over the Moon (2020) Doug Jamieson An old school animated treasure only someone like Glen Keane could craft. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
4/5 Totally Under Control (2020) Doug Jamieson A documentary that rightly lays the blame right at the feet of a president completely out of his depth, 'Totally Under Control' has a point to prove and the receipts to make it. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Doug Jamieson Easily one of the year's strongest debut works. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
4/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Doug Jamieson A compelling courtroom drama brought to life by a masterful ensemble cast and Sorkin's penchant for firecracker dialogue, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7' is a period melodrama dripping in modern pertinency. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
4/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Doug Jamieson A chaotic, surrealist fusion of sci-fi and horror, 'Possessor' is one of the year's most twisted delights. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 The Glorias (2020) Doug Jamieson Aided by a wonderful ensemble cast and Steinem's captivating life story, the film ultimately shines when it pulls back and allows its subject to take centre stage. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
3/5 Stage Mother (2020) Doug Jamieson As the narrative crosses familiar territory and hits all the beats you're likely expecting, Weaver's luminous performance saves this film from itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
4/5 () Doug Jamieson A tender, honest, and heartwarming tale, 'Gossamer Folds' is an absolute gem of a film. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/5 Breaking Fast (2020) Doug Jamieson An entirely pertinent tale for a world that still struggles with the idea that a man can be gay and Muslim without feeling torn between the two. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2020
4/5 The Boys in the Band (2020) Doug Jamieson Unashamedly camp, deliciously entertaining, and deceptively compelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2020
4/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Doug Jamieson Cemented by an impeccable performance from the immense talent that is Riz Ahmed, this is a deeply earnest depiction of the chaotic journey when everything you know is ripped away. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
4/5 On the Rocks (2020) Doug Jamieson A charmingly witty and breezily entertaining father-daughter comedy that's an easy Sunday afternoon watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/5 Last Call (2019) Doug Jamieson A simple story told in a captivating style, Last Call is a compelling and devastating portrait of depression and the power of human connection in an unexpected form. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2020
3/5 The Secrets We Keep (2020) Doug Jamieson Cemented by the captivating performance of Noomi Rapace, it's a fascinating character study that struggles to maintain its potential sense of intrigue. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020