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JumpCut Online is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Audrey Fox, Cameron Frew, Fiona Underhill, Kelechi Ehenulo, Lucy Buglass, Nguyen Le, Nicola Austin, Shea Vassar, Zoe Rose Smith
Rating Title/Year Author
The Mauritanian (2021) Audrey Fox The Mauritanian is Rahim's to carry, and it would not be anywhere near as effective without his empathetic performance in the leading role. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2021
Baby God (2020) Audrey Fox A frustrating documentary that fails to capitalize on its incredibly engrossing subject, leaving far more stones unturned than it actually attempts to address. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
76 Days (2020) Audrey Fox A remarkably poignant fly-on-the-wall documentary that will serve as a record of the pandemic's origins for years to come. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
Dating Amber (2020) Audrey Fox The sort of film that generates such goodwill from the audience towards its characters that we can't help but want to see how these two ended up, because we've become so invested in their stories. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
3/5 Henchmen (2018) Audrey Fox Henchmen is a perfectly average animated film that isn't able to stand out in an overcrowded market. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2021
4.5/5 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Zoe Rose Smith This is a parasitic film that worms itself into your consciousness and nestles itself there, leaving lingering and controlling thoughts for days. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
2/5 The Night Porter (1974) Zoe Rose Smith There are certainly elements that will stay with the viewer long after watching, however The Night Porter isn't quite as seductive or shocking as the exploitation film it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Fiona Underhill A good adaptation that really emphasises what an incredible artist August Wilson was and that his legacy as one of the great playwrights is secured. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2020
I'm Your Woman (2020) Audrey Fox With confident, sure-footed directing by Julia Hart and a career-redefining performance from Rachel Brosnahan, I'm Your Woman carves out a space for itself that is refreshing and unapologetically female. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 Black Bear (2020) Fiona Underhill The three central actors are all incredible & it's because of them that the film works so well. Levine treads a difficult balancing act delicately & mostly successfully - this film is difficult to pin down or even describe, which is very much a positive. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
4/5 Greyhound (2020) Nicola Austin Chronicling an often forgotten WWII naval battleground, Greyhound is a tense and gripping action drama impressively lead by Hanks. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
3.5/5 Spinster (2019) Nicola Austin Overall Spinster is an insightful and well written indie film which highlights the overused stereotypes in the genre, featuring a brilliant debut lead from Peretti. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
2/5 Crazy Samurai: 400 vs 1 (2020) Nicola Austin Featuring a hugely impressive physical performance from action star Tak Sakaguchi and an ambitious 77-minute set piece, Crazy Samurai Musashi sadly fails to live up to the hype. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
3.5/5 Save Yourselves! (2020) Nicola Austin With a fantastic central chemistry and witty script, Save Yourselves is an entertaining and equally charming apocalyptic affair. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
4/5 Supernova (2020) Nicola Austin Featuring career best performances from Tucci and Firth, Supernova is an intimate and achingly touching drama. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
1/5 Siberia (2019) Nicola Austin With this hallucinogenic induced spiritual trip, Ferrara has managed to create one of the most inaccessible and baffling films of this year's London film festival. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
3.5/5 Rose: A Love Story (2020) Nicola Austin Rose: A Love Story is a surprisingly tender and affecting drama which makes for a refreshing take on the genre. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2020
4/5 The Twentieth Century (2019) Fiona Underhill It is so rare these days for a wildly experimental art film to come along, it's truly one-of-a-kind and manages to be hugely funny and entertaining to boot. I would love more films to have even ten per cent of the ingenuity and imagination on display here EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2020
4/5 Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020) Fiona Underhill As sweet as a candy cane and as warm as chestnuts roasting on an open fire - a rhinestone-covered Christmas gift for us all. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
2.5/5 Happiest Season (2020) Fiona Underhill There is a central flaw in the film that makes it difficult to see the positives. But it does have some laugh-out-loud moments and a strong cast of supporting characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
3/5 The Informer (2019) Lucy Buglass Whilst The Informer doesn't revolutionise the crime genre, it doesn't need to, as audiences should get exactly what they expected and hopefully more. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2020
3/5 Come Play (2020) Nguyen Le And it's this character-based momentum that keeps Come Play's shortcomings at bay, for before you notice them, Larry brings another well-designed scare your way. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
4/5 Cordelia (2019) Fiona Underhill A great London-set film, that uses both the city and the flat in a way which is integral to the protagonist's character and story. With Gothic-inspired atmosphere, twisted psychological and sexual layers and two fantastic central performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
4/5 One Man and His Shoes (2020) Kelechi Ehenulo Bamiro's documentary is a damning condemnation on consumer culture and its lack of social accountability. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2020
1/5 On the Rocks (2020) Fiona Underhill This is, by an extremely wide margin, Coppola's worst film. Rashida Jones is also a fantastic actress who deserves a much better starring role than this. For fans of Coppola's work, it is hard to see how this can be anything other than a disappointment. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
4/5 The Father (2020) Fiona Underhill The screenplay is an intricate puzzle box which is ingenious at what it reveals and what it withholds at carefully paced intervals, supported by the precisely-timed editing. Any expectations you may have of a boring/maudlin experience will be blown away. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
4/5 Sound of Metal (2019) Fiona Underhill An acting tour-de-force by Ahmed and the film's sound design is also worthy of the praise it has been getting. A brilliant depiction of a man whose life capsizes overnight and must gradually adjust to a new reality. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2020
4/5 The Night (2020) Nguyen Le With the ability to raise hairs and oftentimes intrigue you, The Night deserves to be the talk among creatives of Iranian descent and genre fans everywhere upon release. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2020
4/5 200 Meters (2020) Lucy Buglass The performances throughout are incredibly convincing, and often bring tender and heartwarming moments, as well as ones full of frustration and rage EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Zoe Rose Smith Human, real and melancholic in its approach to forcing us to confront the strange, yet comforting relationship we harbour with our parents. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/5 Rebecca (2020) Fiona Underhill There is much to be enjoyed here, including the 1930s costumes and production design, the gorgeous score and the central romance...but it doesn't all work, especially in the second half. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 The Mortuary Collection (2019) Fiona Underhill What Ryan Spindell has achieved here, for a first feature, is impressive. He has created a world that has a richness to it, with fantastically gory practical effects. If you like your horror to be fun and enjoyable, then this is a Halloween treat. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
4.5/5 Run (2020) Nguyen Le Yet again [director Aneesh Chaganty] shows that his license to thrill is bona-fide. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
3.5/5 Nomadland (2020) Fiona Underhill McDormand is incredible here and deserves the attention she's been getting. This film does shine a light on an important issue - I just wish it hadn't put quite such a positive spin on it. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
5/5 Beans (2020) Shea Vassar After almost a century of inaccurate representation, Beans is evidence that we have entered a Native cinema renaissance. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/5 Shiva Baby (2020) Shea Vassar Shiva Baby confronts relevant fears that come with growing up along with the missteps that occur when trying to establish early-adulthood independence. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/5 12 Hour Shift (2020) Lucy Buglass This film is the perfect choice if you're looking for pure entertainment and a thriller that'll make you squirm. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
5/5 Two Heads Creek (2019) Lucy Buglass A delightful mix of humour, stomach-churning visual effects, and crazy characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
3/5 The Undertaker's Home (2020) Nguyen Le Despite this uneven debut, [director-writer] Ojeda imprints on us a sense of anticipation for a follow-up where, perhaps, the plot promises only horror. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
4/5 The Honeymoon Phase (2019) Lucy Buglass The central performances in this film are just stunning. Since it focuses mainly on Tom and Eve, it was essential that our interest is kept at all times. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
4/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Fiona Underhill Brown's winning central performance is the main reason why this is a joy to watch and I really enjoyed feeling like I was in cahoots with Enola on her various quests. I hope that this is the start of a franchise, because it is an utter delight. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/5 The Short History of the Long Road (2019) Audrey Fox The Short History of the Long Road is a more contemplative coming-of-age drama than most, but despite its frequently weighty subject matter, it never drags or becomes oppressively dark. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
4/5 The Paper Tigers (2021) Nguyen Le RED meets What We Do in the Shadows ... all-in on the elderly charms and constant hilarity - along with impactful gung fu displays and lessons that can hook the heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
5/5 () Nguyen Le The experience is visceral, regularly challenging the normal rhythms of one's heart, but it always ropes you in. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2020
4/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Fiona Underhill For those of us who have loved these characters since we were kids, this is the warm bath of comforting nostalgia that many of us are craving at the moment and it could not have come at a better time. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
2.5/5 Centigrade (2020) Nguyen Le Centigrade gives merit to the observation 'thick be the snow that entombs our thin characters.' EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2020
5/5 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Fiona Underhill Kaufman movingly covers aging, memory and the passing of time, as well as the artist-muse relationship, projecting onto our partners when in a relationship, loss of identity and individualism and much, more more besides. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Entwined (2019) Fiona Underhill A sumptuous and sexy independent film, with elements of fantasy and horror interwoven into the love story well. The acting by the central couple sells the concept convincingly and the scenery and cinematography are two of the biggest selling points. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
3.5/5 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Nguyen Le Peninsula is a badass ride among the running and piling dead - but not without flaws. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020
2.5/5 Spree (2020) Nguyen Le A reduction as well as a simplification of what it could say about the subject matter ... but it's not all a waste thanks to a believably daft performance from Keery. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2020