Jason Escamilla

Jason Escamilla
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Jason Escamilla is a film critic and press member in Houston, Texas. Graduating from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a Bachelors in Communication and a Masters in Education, Jason enjoys his teaching career, graphic design, video editing, and watching/critiquing film.
Publications: EskimoTV

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D 10% Jexi (2019) Jexi may have worked as a funny short film but repeatedly using the same jokes result in a lukewarm underwhelming experience. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
C 39% The Addams Family (2019) Unfortunately, the plot is a nightmare- and not in a positive Addams-Family type of way. It's all over the place, lacking focus and not a single element of it is riveting. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
D 85% Little Monsters (2019) Never thought this disposable comedy would see the light of day outside of the SXSW film festival; the comedy is lackluster and the characters are awfully hollow. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
A 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Best Movie of 2019; Parasite has a unique creative story, characters that feel real, and an underlying message about high and low classes, conveyed thrillingly. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
C 81% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit features satire throughout the script that failed to make me laugh consistently. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
A- 68% Joker (2019) "Joker" is an effective slow burn that takes an iconic villain, humanizes him, and gives the audience an insight to mental illness. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
A- 98% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) The biggest strength of "Dolemite Is My Name" is seeing the strong resilient character never give up! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
B 82% Abominable (2019) Despite unrealistic stock villains, the admirable protagonist and the lessons her and her friends learn along a beautiful exciting journey make "Abominable" worth seeing! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
B+ 81% The Lodge (2019) Effective slow burn featuring eerie scenes that all build up to a giant unexpected surprise towards the end, which will spark interesting conversations after. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
A- 76% The Death of Dick Long (2019) Who wouldn't have a good time with Dick Long? You'll be in suspense. You'll laugh. You'll be shocked. Admirable script, intense climax, and pleasing conclusion. Seek this movie out! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
C+ 39% In the Tall Grass (2019) In the Tall Grass doesn't end as tall as it begins. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
B- 84% Ad Astra (2019) An intriguing premise and a great performance- but a slow moving plot that some may find difficult to trudge through. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
D+ 88% Hustlers (2019) The characters are awful and I felt icky rooting for such vile protagonists. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
A 87% Freaks (2019) The most thrilling movie of 2019! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
C+ 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Character development is attempted but unfortunately never reaches a level that evokes true emotion. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
C 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Don't Let Go is unique and creative but does an amateur job at executing a compelling or polished thriller. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B+ 99% The Farewell (2019) "The Farewell" is informative of Chinese customs, very dramatic, and surprisingly very comedic despite the heavy subject matter. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
B 88% Ready or Not (2019) The ending is not too surprising, but the journey to get there is fun, unique, and entertaining! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2019
A- 79% Good Boys (2019) The 90 minute fast-paced run time is sure to keep the audience laughing in this humorous feel-good flick! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
C+ 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) For pet lovers who enjoy a simple light-hearted story. Those wanting something unique, exciting, and adventurous will be disappointed. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
C+ 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The adventure lacks any real excitement as the obstacles are easily overcome. Nonetheless, Dora is a recommendation for families with children. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
C- 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Hallow characters, an uncreative story, and an antagonist who lacks a convincing motive. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) "Hobbs & Shaw" is an inconceivable action packed journey, featuring two pleasant leads and a stock villain who are all working with a predictable and formulaic screenplay. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
C 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Underwhelmingly episodic, resulting in a compilation of scenes that, despite having some good moments, lack a fully developed captivating story that pays off. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
B 82% Crawl (2019) A fast-paced thriller that, despite lacking character depth, has consistently entertaining sequences. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
B+ 53% The Lion King (2019) Even if the original is better, it was amazing to see all the attention to detail that was put into the ambitious attempt to making this movie come alive. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
B- 83% Midsommar (2019) Viewers thirsting for an imaginative complex plot open to interpretation will appreciate the direction Aster has taken his sophomore film; others may call it a convoluted mess - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
B 62% Yesterday (2019) Hilarious character interactions and dialogue derived from a fun premise! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
B- 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Despite the potential more serious weight this movie could have presented, Spider-Man: Far From Home is a fun, light-hearted, and comedic superhero movie most will enjoy. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
A 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar once again proves they are able to create a film both kids and adults will enjoy. Toy Story 4 is heartfelt, comedic, and overall an entertaining and engaging experience! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
B- 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) As a finale to the series, the resolution is underwhelming and too safe. However, the first two acts' quick pacing and character choices allow "Dark Phoenix" to fall fresh. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
A- 54% Ma (2019) "Ma" successfully delivers suspense through a mesmerizing performance by Octavia Spencer and features a fun screenplay that creatively tells an intriguing story. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
C+ 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn has an interesting sounding premise but the mostly all cheap jump scares and fake character choices prevent the little substance from being taken seriously. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin is a spectacular family fantasy movie that both kids and adults who loved the classic will admire the production efforts put into reimagining this ambitious fairytale. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
D+ 20% Serenity (2019) The plot, already extremely overdone and unoriginal, felt super forced and unrealistic. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C- 37% Glass (2019) James McAvoy's performance is really great and that's about it! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
C- 41% The Upside (2019) A really long messy story that overstays its welcome. While some humor works, it should have committed to being a pure drama or a comedy. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
A- 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A great family film featuring catchy music and humor that is balanced well with serious moments. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B 93% The Favourite (2018) Stunning performances, screenplay, and humor. Truly engaging once you get past the slow setup. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Kids will enjoy the fast paced adventure while adults may feel a bit bored by the sporadic and formulaic plot that tries to say too much. Recommended for families. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
A+ 82% Ben is Back (2018) Very accurate and thrilling depiction of a day in the life of an addicts' recovery with outstanding performances! - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
D 19% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Nothing you haven't seen before; despite decent eerie sound effects during jumps-scares, there is very little substance. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
D- 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) High school problems? Zombies? Music? Too much! Hallow characters go off the wall; engaging in senseless violence, shattering the decent 20 minute setup. I liked 2 songs. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
F 66% Suspiria (2018) One of the worst films I have ever seen; a convoluted mess that is confusing, slow, and a true chore to sit through. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 59% The Grinch (2018) A fun family film that is beautifully animated. While not as enjoyable as the tighter-paced classic, the updated graphics can be appreciated. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 91% Widows (2018) Thrilling and suspenseful with action performed by an all-star cast. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B+ 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It's worth watching for Rami Malek's performance; entertainingly informative. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
A- 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Extremely informative drama about drug abuse that I think most audiences will be positively engaged with if they can stomach the heartbreaking circumstances in the film. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 79% Halloween (2018) There is a lack of a unique and creative story but enough independent sequences that are tension-filled to be entertaining. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
B- 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) An intriguing premise matched with relaxing music to compliment Robert Redford's calm disposition. The movie lacks a thrilling or surprising climax and conclusion. - EskimoTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019