Jason Ooi

Jason Ooi
Jason Ooi's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist The Film Stage
Publications: The Playlist, The Film Stage

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 94% End of the Century (2019) End of the Century is a love story drenched in a nostalgic magical realism that constantly shifts its own logic, as if recognizing the futility of containing its uncontainable romance. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
A 100% Black Mother (2019) One of the most memorable, intense experiences in recent memory. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
A- 91% Support the Girls (2018) A rare film with a heart of gold and a fresh perspective on the lives of marginalized people, Support the Girls effortlessly but sincerely sways sympathies for the lives of those one would otherwise never consider. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
B 88% The Great Buddha+ (2018) This compassion allows for a more in-depth connection to the interiority of characters... and elevates the story into a kind of folklore or moral tale. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
C- 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ross certainly tries his hand at replicating the manic energy of the originals but falters at almost every step. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
C 60% Tyrel (2018) It plays like a version of Jordan Peele's "Get Out" where nothing happens. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
B 85% Sylvio (2017) A tense amalgamation of lowbrow sensibilities and highbrow execution, which the anthropomorphic gorilla then beats into submission. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
C+ 56% Lemon (2017) It's a strange beast, at once somewhat reductive towards the artistry involved in acting, but simultaneously a product of that very same struggle. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
B+ 93% Our Time Will Come (2017) The film capitalizes on its characters' amateurism, which imbues their life-threatening cause with a desperation that easily translates into tension in every scene. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
B 92% Kékszakállú (2017) A constant barrage of intricately composed images put forth to be dissected and enjoyed. - The Film Stage EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
B- 100% Chasing Coral (2017) As a rallying cry for coral reef preservation, "Chasing Coral" is quite effective. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
B+ 78% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) This, Albert's voice, is what separates this piece from reports from other publications - those minute details spoken with such a nostalgic, heartfelt cadence, being revisited in the present, never spoken on screen beforehand. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2016
B- 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Like the characters and religious, generally humane theme that encompasses it, Ben-Hur, though flawed, is a redeemable film. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
C+ No Score Yet Posthumous (2014) It would be preferable that her vision ... be more interested in the untapped complex insights which stem from her fascinating premise rather than focused on providing straightforward pleasures. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
C- No Score Yet Amateur Night (2016) Never manages to feel personal, and instead is reduced to coming off as just another raunchy comedy. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2016
B- 57% Don't Worry Baby (2016) Even if it does shy away from harsher truths, Branciforte's inaugural feature is a joy to watch. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
B+ 59% For the Plasma (2014) Extremely funny at times, light and breezy throughout, the film eludes but never fully discourages its audience from following along. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
C 84% Don't Blink - Robert Frank (2016) An abstract portrait, muddled by a jarring messiness. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2016
A- 92% Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016) The character arcs at the core of Three are fresh, hinting at insights into the dichotomy of insecurity versus arrogance, and reliance on self versus leaving things up to chance. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
B 86% Parched (2016) It is easy to feel the passion with which Yadav tells the story, and to feel intimately connected with her characters, even in the midst of heavy-handed and almost bloated commentary. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016