Movie reviews of Jacob Richardson

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

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Poster for Late Night

Late Night

6

A middling comedy that, for its unique premise, never quite capitalises on that feeling of ‘freshness’.

7 august

7 aug

Poster for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

8

A tad long, but a fun, action-packed extravaganza that will have you laughing frequently.

5 august

5 aug

Poster for Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

6

A visually exciting, dramatically serviceable Aussie war film.

29 july

29 jul

Poster for Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

8

Another stunningly delivered documentary from Kapadia, Diego Maradona will keep you enthralled even if you don’t like football; but will give you more if you do.

29 july

29 jul

Poster for The White Crow

The White Crow

4

The White Crow is not only unenjoyable for the most part, but critically it is boring. For a character whose real life was so interesting, that is a real shame.

29 july

29 jul

Poster for The Lion King

The Lion King

6

Stunningly rendered, but ultimately lacking heart, this remake is a tremendous disappointment.

20 july

20 jul

Poster for Stuber

Stuber

4

Stuber feels like a waste of precious feature film space. It’s funny in places, but there isn’t enough story here to make it memorable.

11 july

11 jul

Poster for Booksmart

Booksmart

8

Booksmart is a must see coming of age comedy that intersperses the funny with deep insight.

10 july

10 jul

Poster for Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home

8

While you might wish for something with a little more meat on the bones, Spider-Man: Far From Home is a hugely enjoyable, funny and engaging return to the MCU.

29 june

29 jun

Poster for The Secret Life of Pets 2

The Secret Life of Pets 2

6

This animated sequel has about a million different plot threads, but will make your kids laugh.

19 june

19 jun

Poster for High Life

High Life

8

A bizarre space treatise on the cruelty of solitude and pointlessness, told in a way only Claire Denis could.

17 june

17 jun

Poster for Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International

6

Despite doing little with its premise, and even less with its plot, MIB: International is a lot of fun due to the chemistry of its two leads.

12 june

12 jun

Poster for Wild Rose

Wild Rose

8

Wild Rose is wildly entertaining, but don’t let that fool you; there is great depth to be found in this piece.

10 june

10 jun

Poster for Aladdin

Aladdin

6

A sumptuous visual feast anchored in two incredible performances from relatively unknown leads, that stumbles and falters whenever a certain blue magical deity is on screen.

23 may

23 may

Poster for Poms

Poms

6

A perfectly serviceable, if relatively forgettable comedy, that never pushes the boundaries.

11 may

11 may

Poster for Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

8

This noir-ish take on the Pokemon property might finally have broken the video game to big screen curse, by realising the in-game stories don’t matter nearly as much as characters.

10 may

10 may

Poster for The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

6

Lacking the production quality of a more mainstream film The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir nevertheless manages to capture some of the fantastical whimsy of the story.

24 april

24 apr

Poster for Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell

8

The window we are given into the life of Gloria Bell is at once beautifully rendered, ambling in pace, and unrepentantly optimistic; much like the character herself.

24 april

24 apr

Poster for Long Shot

Long Shot

8

A funny, heartfelt rom-com between too mismatched stars that manages, for the most part, to avoid many of the pitfalls of this genre.

18 april

18 apr

Poster for Hellboy

Hellboy

2

A hell of a mess.

15 april

15 apr

Poster for Missing Link

Missing Link

6

A harmlessly frothy, upbeat piece of animated entertainment.

15 april

15 apr

Poster for Shazam!

Shazam!

8

Shazam isn’t perfect, but it is a bundle of fun, tied up in a bright, shiny package.

7 april

7 apr

Poster for Dumbo

Dumbo

4

Dumbo is a very pretty and, for non-discerning viewers like children, enjoyable film. But it is a film that takes no risks, and dulls every plot thread, emotional beat and memory of the original in its pursuit of normality, and for many that will be a disappointment.

28 march

28 mar

Poster for Us

Us

8

Us may not be as cohesive as Get Out, but it is still an incredibly well made, terrifyingly scary and deeply meaningful piece of cinema that cements Peele as an auteur.

26 march

26 mar

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