Jason Wood

Jason Wood
Jason Wood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com Little White Lies MUBI
Publications: BBC.com, Little White Lies, MUBI

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
70% Climax (2019) The cumulative effect is as if Flashdance met Dawn of the Dead and They Shoot Horses Don't They? on the dance floor ... - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Birds of Passage is another formidable meditation on the corrupting forces of wealth and power, set against the backdrop of the marijuana boom of the 1970s. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/5 88% Silent Light (Stellet licht) (2007) One of the finest filns of the year and absolutely worthy of many repeated viewings. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
89% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) ...John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection is, in tennis parlance, a straight ace. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
93% Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud) (1958) Striking to look at, with each frame resembling an intricately designed photograph ... - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
88% Computer Chess (2013) Sourcing archival, analogue vacuum tube-based video cameras, Bujalski and cinematographer Matthias Grunsky deliver a work that really looks and sounds as if it belongs to another time. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2013
4/5 96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) Compassionate, humane but never sentimental. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2012
4/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Like the ordeals of the central character, the film flickers powerfully in the memory. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2012
4/5 80% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) Classic Davies territory and a potent reminder of why he is a director to cherish. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
4/5 88% This Our Still Life (2011) Intriguing, innovative and undoubtedly one of the director's very finest creations. This is a film to cherish. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 97% Tomboy (2011) Confirms Sciamma as one of the brightest young voices in contemporary French cinema. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2011
4/5 77% Attenberg (2012) Intelligent, inventive and incredibly engaging. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2011
3/5 92% Svet-Ake (The Light Thief) (2010) A film of hope, optimism and small acts of heroism. The visual backdrop is also stunning. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2011
4/5 93% The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) (2011) Meditative, calm, and profound, Le Quattro Volte offers a momentary respite from the bustle of contemporary life. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2011
4/5 96% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) Genuinely awe-inspiring and one of Herzog's most startling and startlingly achieved visions. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2011
5/5 94% Animal Kingdom (2010) Utterly thrilling, Animal Kingdom exudes stunning depth and complexity. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2011
4/5 85% On Tour (Tournée) (2010) An immediate and thrilling experience. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2010
4/5 89% Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) A film so entrancing, original and hypnotic that the moment it finishes the immediate impulse is to watch it again. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2010
4/5 77% The Hunter (2012) Seemingly destined to go largely under-appreciated, this is a work of precision and complexity. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2010
5/5 79% Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) (2009) Complex, intellectually rigorous and yet incredibly enjoyable on multiple levels. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2010
4/4 94% A Room and a Half (2009) Room and a Half offers an inventive and intimate portrait both of a great artist and of the post-Second World War cultural world of the Soviet Union. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2010
4/5 87% La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009) Don't be put off by the film's 153-minute running time - La Danse is utterly engrossing and a must-see for ballet and documentary enthusiasts alike. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2010
5/5 90% Leonera (Lion's Den) (2008) Lion's Den is an unqualified success. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2010
63% Adoration (2008) Populated with rich, complex characters, Adoration's impressive array of ideas is matched by its visual beauty and narrative ingenuity. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2010
87% Treeless Mountain (2009) A beautiful, meditative and deeply humanistic coming-of-age tale dealing with abandonment, resilience and perseverance in the face of apparent futility. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2010
79% Humpday (2009) Shelton has been tagged as an extremely adept chronicler of the associations between men. It's fair to say that the director is good on relationships, period. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2009
3/5 88% Sin Nombre (2009) Likely to be one of the must-see foreign language titles of the year, opening our eyes to a world of desperation, hope and pain. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2009
5/5 97% 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum) (2008) Establishes an immediate and intense fascination for its characters and their lives that it never for a second loses. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2009
4/5 92% Sugar (2008) Poignant and beautifully written, directed and performed, Sugar confirms Boden and Fleck as eloquent chroniclers of the underbelly of the American dream. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2009
4/5 71% sleep furiously. (2011) A poetic, profound and contemplative journey into a world of endings and beginnings. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2009
3/5 100% Modern Life (Profils paysans: la vie moderne) (2008) Though visually seductive, especially for anyone longing to escape the urban jungle, Modern Life is also to be admired for refusing to slide into postcard lyricism. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950) A major influence on both Bonnie and Clyde and the French New Wave (with Godard a particular admirer), it's a film that far transcends its low budget constraints. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2009
4/5 78% Sparkle (2010) Sparkle reveals both a clarity of vision and an undeniably infectious charm. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2007
4/5 92% Kárhozat, (Damnation) (1988) Intellectually provocative and ultimately profoundly affecting. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2003
4/5 85% La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002) An incisive, cathartic drama about the fragile fabric of human life. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2002
4/5 92% The Hired Hand (1971) A work dear to Fonda's heart, he has often spoken of his wish for this film to be his epitaph. It's one that would do any director proud. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2001
4/5 90% Djomeh (2001) A melancholic mediation on the constant and often elusive yearning for companionship and love, it also speaks volumes about the barbarity of cultural and religious intolerance. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2001
3/5 53% Storytelling (2002) A compelling, if damning and willfully extreme portrait of the mores of 21st century humanity. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2001
5/5 52% In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002) A densely constructed, highly referential film, and an audacious return to form that can comfortably sit among Jean-Luc Godard's finest work. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2001
4/5 84% Little Otik (2001) A compelling and highly contemporary social satire. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2001
4/5 97% Down from the Mountain (2001) It's impossible to deny the unalloyed joy that the film gives the spectator. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2001
3/5 48% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) Gratuitously violent, and none too subtle (it lacks the subversive qualities of the original) it's also undeniably funny, maniacally energetic fare with a liberal smattering of enjoyable set-pieces. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
5/5 98% Sweet Smell of Success (1957) One of the sharpest and corrosively perceptive films to emerge from Hollywood. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2001
4/5 92% Startup.com (2001) Distilled from over 400 hours of filmed material, Startup.com offers continued evidence of the essential nature of the documentary format. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2001