Jean Lowerison

Jean Lowerison
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) In 1994, Cohen, always questing, entered Mt. Baldy Zen, a Buddhist monastery east of Los Angeles. He stayed there five years, then returned to music. He went back on tour in 2009, and gave Marianne front-row seats for his Oslo concert. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
5 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) Crosby's still here. And still singing. Here's to more of it. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
62% Yesterday (2019) Patel's Jack is both an engaging character and a good musician and that the film is an amusing way to spend a summer evening. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 98% Maiden (2019) This film is for anyone who dreams of doing something that's never been done before - and for those who enjoy watching it happen. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
100% 5B (2019) The filmmakers build suspense with colorful footage of the city in the 1970s, when being gay was (newly) not only publicly possible and permissible but even celebrated. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
89% The Raft (2019) A strange but fascinating film. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
61% Trial by Fire (2019) Despite its clumsy first-act emphasis on exposition and excessive length, the story is important and Dern deserves a nomination for almost single-handedly saving the film with her committed and engaging performance. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
66% The White Crow (2019) This is no knock on Ivenko, a fine young dancer, but watching him dance will never give filmgoers an understanding of what made Nureyev so very special. Only Nureyev could dance like that. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
93% If the Dancer Dances (2019) I found the film fascinating. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Don't miss this astonishing story. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) You couldn't get a better actor than Robert Redford to portray the based-on-fact thief Forrest Tucker in David Lowery's The Old Man & the Gun. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
99% McQueen (2018) You don't have to care about fashion to enjoy this film. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
97% Border (Gräns) (2018) Beautifully filmed (especially the forest sections) and well acted. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
100% Untouchable (2016) Untouchable is a difficult film, but one every citizen should see and discuss with friends and neighbors. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
5 97% Free Solo (2018) A Daredevil Does His Thing - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4 98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Uncinematic But Riveting - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
5/5 98% The Cakemaker (2018) Those looking for something different in a film. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
No Score Yet Creedmoria (2016) It's a simple premise, amusingly written and well acted all around. No superheroes here, just a teen who wants to escape the craziness in her life. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 87% Mountain (2018) Risky Dangerous Adventure, Fans of extreme sports and the beauty of nature will enjoy this. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4 73% Final Portrait (2018) The Agony of Making Art - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2018
5/5 92% Obit (2017) It's almost enough to inspire the reader to go out and do something important - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Weird and Fascinating - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
5/5 98% Get Out (2017) Hate Horror Films? See This One - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
79% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) This isn't a great film, but it's a delight to watch, and how many films can you say that about? - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
100% We Were Here (2011) Though the topic is sad, We Were Here is a tribute to the heroism of those who stepped up to help, and to the resilience of the gay community itself. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) You can tell me all day that this is great, Avatar-like use of animation. I'll even grant the point. But though I was engaged in the first half of the film, this action section left me looking at my watch. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
74% POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) This may not be Spurlock's best or most riveting effort, but he seems incapable of making a boring film. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
91% L'Amour Fou (1969) You'd think a biopic with this title would have some passion, craziness or at least spark. But L'Amour Fou is surprisingly tepid about everything, to the point of being a little boring. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
96% Nuremberg (2010) Horrifying but required viewing. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
91% Deep Sea 3D (2006) Deep Sea allows us landlubbers a glimpse of a world few humans ever see. If you're as fascinated by undersea life as I am, Deep Sea is the show for you. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
36% Honeyglue (2016) You have to be willing to accept a lot of nonsense if you're going to make it through Honeyglue, beginning with the title. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
53% Genius (2016) If you're looking for a spectacular visual experience, this isn't it. But if you're interested in writers and editors, this film is for you. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) Recommended audience: Music fans everywhere. - San Diego Gay & Lesbian News EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4/5 96% Moana (2016) Amusing characters and the most advanced CG to come down the pike, should make Moana a winner at the box office. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
5/5 100% Off the Rails (2016) A Must See - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
5/5 No Score Yet A Place to Stand (2015) An astonishing story of overcoming adversity and finding a voice. It should be seen by all. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2016
5/5 77% My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016) In the end this quiet little film about the end of life and a love that endures even past death will make you stop, breathe and appreciate that this, after all, is what life is all about. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
5 96% Dark Horse (2016) Great Feel-Good Story - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2016
4.5/5 88% The Lobster (2016) Humor in the Craziness of the Situations - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2016
4.5/5 95% Sing Street (2016) Singing for Survival - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
4.5 96% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) A fine animated film - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
5/5 56% Sold (2016) Horror of Human Trafficking. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 95% Marguerite (2016) Giannoli leaves us to ponder Marguerite's philosophy: "Either we dream life or we accomplish it." - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
5/5 97% Zootopia (2016) It's a delight. Don't miss it. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
4/5 84% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) The Big One Arrives - this heart-stopping beat-the-tsunami race will keep viewers in their seats - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2016
4/5 78% Gored (2015) You can't help but be impressed (if aghast) at the lengths some matadors will go to please an audience. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) Changing the world - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
4.5/5 88% Coming Home (2015) Beautifully shot, leisurely paced and moving film - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2015
4/5 94% Rosenwald (2015) Unsung Hero - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2015
4.5/5 88% Tangerines (2015) A lovely, unassuming anti-war film that all adults should see. - ReviewExpress.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015