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: 393 / 393

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Despite some A+ songs, this musical serves up nothing truly new. Review

6.0

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2021-12-09

2021

A gorgeous, slow-burn, erotic Western noir that can’t be put neatly into a little box; and is all the better for it. Review

8.0

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2021-12-02

2021

Despite a great lead performance, the pacing and muddled dialogue of this piece fails to entertain. Review

4.0

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2021-12-02

2021

Fun and at times engaging, if relatively overplayed and heavy handed, children’s fare. Review

6.0

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2021-12-02

2021

Dune is a masterpiece, that has to be seen to be believed. Review

10

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2021-12-01

2021

A haphazard, shoddy follow-up to the cult hit. Review

4.0

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2021-11-30

2021

A gorgeous piece of filmmaking that focuses on the people in this piece, rather than the fighting and setpieces. Review

8.0

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2021-11-04

2021

A heavy handed, occasionally moving, look at immigration, citizenship and deportation in the US, anchored in a well performed family drama. Review

6.0

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2021-11-01

2021

Sparkling: The Story of Champagne is a baffling documentary that jumps all over the place. For those interested in champagne, this will be tolerable, but one imagines for a general audience this is best reserved for when it debuts on Sunday arvo television. Review

4.0

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2021-11-01

2021

Passing is slow, and could be a tough to engage with streaming film, but those who make it through will reap the rewards of a stunningly beautiful, and well acted, drama. Review

6.0

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2021-11-01

2021

Last Night In Soho is a joy; thrilling, exciting, beautiful and, ultimately, the sort of movie you’ll think on fondly for weeks after leaving the theatre. Review

8.0

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2021-10-31

2021

An electrifying burst of chaotic energy; impossible to look away from. Review

8.0

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2021-10-31

2021

A genuinely funny and lovely kids film that occasionally tackles the social media behemoths with sledgehammer subtlety. Review

6.0

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2021-10-25

2021

A flawed, but engaging documentary piece, Sumodo -The Successors of Samurai- is a unique traipse into the intriguing world of sumo. Review

6.0

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2021-10-23

2021

Three Perfect Daughters has some problematic helicopter parenting, but is a funny take on well-worn material. Review

6.0

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2021-10-21

2021

A surprisingly nuanced take on rape culture, told with suitable bravado and violence for a medieval epic. Review

8.0

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2021-10-21

2021

A meditative comedy, with a huge but largely misspent cast, nevertheless offers an entertaining reprieve from the day-to-day. Review

6.0

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2021-09-30

2021

A somewhat baffling attempt at intertwined destinies, and unavoidable violence. Review

4.0

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2021-09-20

2021

Pig

A surprisingly calm turn from Nic Cage anchors this affecting drama of one man and his truffle pig. Review

10

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2021-09-08

2021

Serviceable but unessential viewing, Forever First Love struggles to define its place. Review

4.0

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2021-09-02

2021

A semi-biopic that tugs on the heartstrings, while not necessarily practicing what it preaches. Review

6.0

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2021-09-02

2021

A new phase for the Marvel Cinematic Universe is heralded by a fun new hero, a strong villain, an exciting film and a hell of a lot of cool action. Review

8.0

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2021-09-02

2021

Respect delivers a potent telling of a musical legend, perfectly embodied by Hudson. Review

8.0

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2021-08-17

2021

The Ice Road is confusing, full of ridiculous product placement, and produce with all the zest of a lime you cut in half and left in the fridge for the next 8 weeks, but there’s an indescribable nugget of honesty and truth in it that is nevertheless endearing. Review

4.0

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2021-08-15

2021

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