Movie reviews of Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen

These are all the movies and series that Jeffrey Rex has reviewed. Read more at: I'm Jeffrey Rex.

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Poster for Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

6

An adequate but unspectacular alternative to the extraordinary and kid-friendly The Jungle Book that Jon Favreau made for Disney in 2016.

2018.12.08

2018

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The House That Jack Built

8

It is Lars Von Trier’s own version of American Psycho complete with self-importance, a loony but brilliant central performance, and fascinating introspection.

2018.11.30

2018

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A Star Is Born

8.5

Although I think the film is uneven and has character problems, I still highly recommend A Star is Born, which, all things considered, is an irresistible, audience-pleasing directorial debut for Bradley Cooper.

2018.11.27

2018

Poster for Widows

Widows

9

A twisty and challenging ensemble film heist drama, which may just be director Steve McQueen’s most accessible feature film yet.

2018.11.25

2018

Poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

4.5

The beasts are fantastic and Hogwarts still feels like home, but, with that, I’ve run out of positive things to say about this film. It genuinely feels like multiple different films crammed into one unengaging final product.

2018.11.21

2018

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

9

A well-designed period-specific anthology film that manages to be both morbid and hysterically funny.

2018.11.19

2018

Poster for Suspiria

Suspiria

7.5

Guadagnino’s passion project is an art house film that is fascinated by themes that make it a much more complicated, convoluted, but, honestly, interesting film.

2018.11.16

2018

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Overlord

7

A no-holds-barred Wolfensteinesque action-horror war film that is inhabited by characters whose designs are as thin as cardboard.

2018.11.09

2018

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The Other Side of the Wind

7

We will never know if this final product is exactly how Welles intended it to be, but I see the method in the sometimes maddening film. The Other Side of the Wind is a diamond in the rough.

2018.11.07

2018

Poster for Shirkers

Shirkers

9

A visually interesting, deeply personal and unique documentary.

2018.11.04

2018

Poster for Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

6.5

Although there are plenty of problems with the film itself, Rami Malek’s extraordinary performance makes this a film you absolutely should see...

2018.11.03

2018

Poster for The Haunting

The Haunting

9.1

The Haunting of Hill House‘s beautiful blend of scares, sadness, and catharsis is the best horror entertainment that I’ve seen this year, even though the ending wasn’t quite as perfect for me as I had hoped it would be.

2018.10.29

2018

Poster for First Man

First Man

9.5

The film’s emotional journey is haunting and devastating. Damien Chazelle has done it again. First Man is a technical achievement and one of the best films of the year.

2018.10.23

2018

Poster for Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

9

A wonderfully stylish ensemble thriller and exactly the kind of original studio product that the film community should champion in this superhero-dominated era of American cinema.

2018.10.21

2018

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Halloween

6.9

A capable but traditional slasher sequel to a great original film, but it feels more like a homage-filled update for new audiences than the sequel long-time fans may have been craving.

2018.10.19

2018

Poster for 22 July

22 July

6

Greengrass’ film lacks depth and its style is far too conventional and inauthentic for the film to be effective and memorable.

2018.10.15

2018

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Apostle

7.9

For those willing to accept that jump, the film becomes a glorious mess of intense violence presented with wicked camera movements.

2018.10.14

2018

Poster for Venom

Venom

5.5

An inspired and crazy performance from Tom Hardy makes a below-average superhero film much more entertaining than it has any right to be.

2018.10.13

2018

Poster for Private Life

Private Life

8.5

The film is an unshowy and honest glimpse into the life of a married couple struggling with the defining feature of their marriage. I loved it.

2018.10.12

2018

Hold the Dark

6

In spite of the film’s grizzly and chilling look, the sometimes fascinating film is, ultimately, borderline incoherent.

2018.10.11

2018

Poster for First Reformed

First Reformed

10

A stunning masterpiece about an overwhelming crisis of faith with a conclusion that quite literally includes a true Hail Mary-moment in all its unfathomable glory.

2018.10.01

2018

Poster for Jane Fonda in Five Acts

Jane Fonda in Five Acts

8.5

In spite of a curious, and not entirely convincing, structural thesis, Jane Fonda in Five Acts stands tall as a brutally honest documentary...

2018.09.30

2018

Poster for Hell Fest

Hell Fest

5

A missed opportunity as a slasher franchise-starter. Hell Fest doesn’t do enough with its concept, and, more than anything, it is extremely forgettable.

2018.09.29

2018

Poster for Maniac

Maniac

8.3

A strong, but strange fall entertainment option that has moments showcasing both deep emotion and delightful curiosities.

2018.09.25

2018

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