Jack Blackwell

Jack Blackwell
Jack Blackwell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): One Room With A View
Publications: One Room With A View

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 83% Beirut (2018) Not much that you haven't seen before, from the war-torn Middle Eastern city setting to exchanges illuminated by headlights, but it's still worth a look thanks to the intelligence and political clout of Gilroy's script combined with Hamm's star power. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2/5 41% The Laundromat (2019) The Laundromat has no idea what story it wants to tell, nor how sincerely it wants to tell it, and isn't half as much fun to watch as it clearly was to make. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 88% The Painted Bird (2019) Absolutely not for everyone, and very hard to outright recommend, The Painted Bird is a searing work of art that can be just as rewarding as it is harrowing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 63% Greed (2019) For the most part, you'll be perfectly entertained by Greed, and when it's on, it's very funny. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 96% Uncut Gems (2019) With Uncut Gems, the Safdies are operating on another level entirely, making a film that is, quite simply, a force of nature. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 100% Moffie (2019) Set in 1981 but never feeling all that far away from the deeply damaging attitudes still held in male-dominated institutions today, Moffie can be a tough watch, but its glimmers of romance and genuinely moving friendship keep it very worthwhile. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 95% Rocks (2019) Informative and moving and thoroughly entertaining, Rocks should by all rights be a breakout hit with its immensely likeable cast and propulsive, involving story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 83% Ema (2019) Larrain is incapable of making an entirely uninteresting film, and Ema's sounds and visuals are top-notch. Yet, even so, you need a decent script to back your style up, a crucial ingredient that Ema too often lacks. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 100% Ordinary Love (2020) Everything is completely believable, the relationship and the home clearly lived in, and it's this that gives Ordinary Love its quiet, but sometimes overwhelming, power. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) An absolute must-see at the cinema, that The Irishman, with all its expense and soulful ambition, exists at all is a gift from the movie gods. And don't worry, you get used to the de-aging almost immediately. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
2/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The Two Popes is handsomely shot, and the recreations of the Vatican are majestic, but this doesn't stop it from being rather boring, and its joviality translates to too few funny jokes. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 73% The Aeronauts (2019) There's a lot of potential to The Aeronauts, and somewhere there exists a really great version of this film. Yet, what should be a rollicking good time at the pictures is instead an aggravatingly schlonky trudge. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 90% Luce (2019) Luce may be flawed and sometimes ridiculous, but you are always desperate to see what's around the next corner in this compelling story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 83% Judy (2019) It might not be all that special from scene to scene, but when Judy focuses most tightly on its star, it shines. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 69% Joker (2019) Joker is an effectively disquieting character study featuring a great Joaquin Phoenix performance that doesn't actually court any of the controversy it's received. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
5/5 92% The Lighthouse (2019) The Lighthouse is utterly unlike anything else you could see this year, a resounding crash of myth and grime that absolutely has to be seen to be believed. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 82% Just Mercy (2019) You might see it all coming, but Just Mercy will break and lift your heart regardless. [Destin Daniel] Cretton's steady, unshowy direction lets his story and actors speak for themselves, making for one of the better 'Oscar Bait' titles of the year. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 74% Harriet (2019) If any true-life figure deserves the superhero movie treatment, it's Harriet Tubman, and [Cynthia] Erivo more than does her story justice. It's just a shame that the script and style can't always keep up. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 82% The Report (2019) Though the journalistic thriller is often a genre that's too dry to really entertain, The Report avoids such pitfalls with powerful performances, a punchy script, and an admirable courage in its bipartisan convictions. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/5 85% Zombi Child (2020) The music is a highlight of the film, as are [Bertrand] Bonello's crisp yet off-kilter visuals... Yet, it's all in service of a repetitive and confusing story that feels much, much longer than it is. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 98% Clemency (2019) [Alfre] Woodard's performance is powerful without being showy or melodramatic, using her natural severity to sell both the inhumane strength and piercing regret in Bernadine's soul. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
5/5 93% Monos (2019) It's tense, exciting, and affecting, as well as a true ensemble piece that does justice to all its players, ending with the perfect amount of ambiguity. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) [Men in Black] International isn't outright offputting or fatally dull, and you'll be fine with its company for just under two hours. But it fades from the mind even as you're watching it, without ever coming up with a reason to recommend it. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Long Shot's story can feel familiar, but it's an original setting for a rom-com and one that helps the heightened tone feel very fitting, allowing for charming romance and brilliant gags. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
1/5 17% Hellboy (2019) When Hellboy 2019 was first announced, fans were rightly sceptical, but thoughts of "hey, better than nothing" did the rounds. As it turns out, nothing would have been wildly preferable. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) A character piece first and foremost, The Sisters Brothers doesn't skimp on style, but puts most of its faith in its brilliant actors and hugely enjoyable story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
2/5 81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Too slight and breezy to fill out its epic ambitions but too heavy to be a fun rom-com, Sorry Angel ends up caught between two worlds, failing to really do justice to either. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) Mindhorn's ludicrous sense of humor, often trivial treatment of its own story, and throwback visuals might prove offputtingly weird for some, but for anyone willing to go with its flow, it's the funniest film of 2017... - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) It's a tough watch, and catharsis is only delivered in tiny, occasional batches, always tempered with anxiety, but Detroit is a vital, exhilarating, and terrifying snapshot of a history that remains all too relevant. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
1/5 44% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) With the whole film shot on a static, handheld video camera, both the content and execution fail to keep the attention, and at only 68 minutes long, Father Amorth still manages to drag incessantly. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 86% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) As a character study and political piece, it's too scattershot to make an impact, but its quality when in court is undeniable - it's unpolished, but not a failure. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 90% Our Souls at Night (2017) Despite its great lead duo, Ritesh Batra's film is a rather bland and uninvolving offering, too flimsy to land with any real impact. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Going West (Rett Vest) (2018) A gently amusing road movie with a warm worldview, decent sense of silliness, and lack of any challenges to its audience. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Undoubtedly, Brawl will be too much for many, if not most, viewers, and even if the violence doesn't put you off, the surrealness of it just might. Roll with it, though, and it's a brilliant, skull-shaking thriller unlike anything else you'll see. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet La mélodie (2017) A big-hearted and hilarious ode to the value of learning, teaching, and music. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
5/5 94% Foxtrot (2018) Maoz's writing is matched every step of the way by his direction, and Foxtrot is a properly visionary work. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
2/5 71% The Drummer and the Keeper (2017) Murphy and McCarthy are pretty good throughout, but they can't nail the big speeches they're given towards the end, which only makes the unoriginal writing that much more conspicuous. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
5/5 97% The Rider (2018) This tiny film is visionary and deeply touching. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 48% Downsizing (2017) Payne's script has a tendency to meander (making room for plenty of cameos), and Downsizing is overlong, but the world it creates is so simultaneously fascinating and horrifying that you don't mind spending some more time there. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 96% Sweet Country (2018) Not only is Sweet Country a superb genre film, its focus on Aboriginal lives... makes it more than a little revolutionary. Most US Westerns fail at their indigenous representation, and this Aussie film is here to show them how it's done. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 52% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider was the next chance at a genuinely good video game movie. Unfortunately, we're still waiting. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2/5 25% Woodshock (2017) You can't fully dismiss Woodshock with its cloying atmosphere and excellent final shot, but that doesn't mean it's close to being a good film. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Una Famiglia Perfetta (2012) Terrible on both a technical level and as an insight into the psyche of its makers, Una Famiglia is unlikely to ever see any kind of UK release but, if it does, avoid it at all costs. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 96% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) As well as fascinating and affecting, Jim & Andy is very funny, as it should be with its subjects. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 69% mother! (2017) A raucous, vicious horror-thriller that also happens to be utter nonsense. It hangs together by the loosest of threads. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) This stacked cast and gentle sense of humour, with a keen eye trained on the absurdities of British formality, ensure that Victoria and Abdul is consistently entertaining despite being inescapably generic. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) A freezing cold film with deliberately alienating 'protagonists', Loveless is austere and powerful, and absolutely not one to see with your parents. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/5 93% Journey's End (2018) A worthy war movie that's too held back by its stage origins. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 90% Stronger (2017) Powerfully emotional and warmly funny, David Gordon Green's film is an upper-tier biopic anchored by a really terrific central performance from Gyllenhaal. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 91% Human Flow (2017) At 140 minutes, Human Flow runs a little long, and there are a few too many superfluous interludes. But that doesn't stop it from being a very moving piece that will go down as one of 2017's most important documentaries. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019