Movie reviews of Jacob Richardson

These are all the movies and series that Jacob has reviewed. Read more at: Film Focus.

Number of movie reviews: 221 / 221

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Liam Neeson sleepwalks through this unsurprising actioner. Review

4.0

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19 october

19 oct

A quirky romantic comedy that draws you ever deeper into a complete adoration of its strange world. Review

8.0

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19 october

19 oct

A good, but not great, courtroom drama. Review

6.0

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19 october

19 oct

A weird and engaging film; tackling gentrification and the steady marginalisation of San Francisco’s minorities in an undeniably magical mood piece. Review

10

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19 october

19 oct

A compelling story with a good twist, that needed an extra script-pass and surer directorial hands to really pop. Review

6.0

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2 october

2 oct

The Secrets We Keep is well made and poses a tough moral conundrum at its heart. But you’ll be hard pressed getting through one viewing, let alone two. Review

6.0

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2 october

2 oct

Goddess of Fortune is an uneven film to be sure, with moments of levity that bring joy. Either way, this is a film with content unlikely to be seen in a mainstream American film, and tackling of that is worth a watch. Review

6.0

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2 october

2 oct

Despite the glory of the Western Australian landscape, Dirt Music is a basically unwatchable adaptation. Review

2.0

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2 october

2 oct

On The Rocks is a fizzy, funny and insightful caper. Anchored in an entrancing chemistry between Rashida Jones and Bill Murray, this delightful romp is supported by an effortlessly witty repartee. Review

8.0

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2 october

2 oct

A predictably generic sequel that is both a chore to watch, and a brightly-coloured effervescent pop that washes over you with little viewing effort required. Review

4.0

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8 september

8 sep

A serviceable documentary that struggles to find its voice. Review

4.0

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8 september

8 sep

Woah dude, a perfectly fun time to be had at the cinema approaches. Review

6.0

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8 september

8 sep

A visually spectacular remake that captures the heart of the original, without slavish recreationalism. Review

8.0

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8 september

8 sep

A powerful documentary that, despite its low budget feel, reaches the heart of the issue with compassion and intrigue. Review

8.0

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8 september

8 sep

A strong ending can't entirely replace the middling to poor early parts of the film. Review

6.0

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2 september

2 sep

A burning treatise on cyclical poverty, racism and police overreach in the streets of Paris. Review

8.0

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26 august

26 aug

A truly epic undertaking. A pure creative tour de force that needs to be seen to be believed. Review

10

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22 august

22 aug

An amiable and ambling film, that wears its heart on its sleeve. Review

6.0

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19 august

19 aug

Like watching six movies in one, but all of them done poorly. Review

2.0

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18 august

18 aug

Unhinged isn’t a good film, but for a schmaltzy and poorly written farce, it is bloody entertaining. Review

6.0

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18 august

18 aug

A middling adaptation that never truly reaches the fantastical nature of its source material. Review

6.0

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16 july

16 jul

Funny and poignant, The King of Staten Island impresses. Review

8.0

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16 july

16 jul

With a populist modern soundtrack, a penchant for colour-filled cinematography, and a story that subverts expectations to constantly surprise, Waves is a burning treatise on the ripple effects of decisions. Review

10

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14 july

14 jul

Serviceable and at times surprising, but satirically on the nose and frequently too expected. Review

6.0

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15 april

15 apr

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