jamie has written 20 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Guava Island

    Guava Island

    ★★½

    Atlanta is one of my favourite shows of all time. However this Donald Glover, Stephen Glover and Hiro Murai project falls way short. It looks pretty, but the great songs of Gambino are mainly squandered and the plot wasn’t anything special.

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    ★★½

    I should have enjoyed a Jason Segel led film about getting over a girl by travelling to Hawaii more than I did. While Russel Brand is laugh out loud funny, and the writing was overall predictable but still a nice time... I feel like most of the realism and relatability is lost when you introduce Mila Kunis, a perfect woman, to just kinda be there for Jason Segel. I dunno.


    Also I wish they just stayed in Hawaii. That’s what I would have done.

  • Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles

    Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles

    ★★½

    look man, I’m an empathetic guy. we are all humans. too many people make these sweeping generalisations about things they don’t know very much about. it saddens me to see people review this and say ‘these people are evil they should die’ like sorry but go outside and experience people. come on man. look I think people should pay for their crimes. and sex without consent is a terrible crime. sexual acts with people too young to give consent is a very serious offence that can scar people for life. obviously. but humans are more complicated than just being ‘evil’ or ‘good’ so just come on.

  • Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

    Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

    ★★½

    I struggled to find a three act structure within this film. The pacing was inconsistent. But the message was inspiring and there are some brilliant, career best dramatic performances from Jack Black and Jonah Hill. My boy Joaquin is always on point.

    Yeah just drink water. It’s so good.

  • Stan & Ollie

    Stan & Ollie

    ★★½

    Bittersweet.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★½

    I am a huge critic of Tarantino, but I will say that this has more personality and character than any other 21st century Tarantino film. By far.

    I still fundamentally don't see a point/message to any of these, but I have to applaud the technical aspects of this one.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★½

    London Film Festival

    I don't think I can rate this one yet. the disease that is currently in my mind due to watching 'Suspiria' needs time to marinate. as I attempt to write a review it's entering my brain, sought to destroy me and anyone else who watches indescribable film. 

    because... um... Suspiria is literally one of the craziest films I've ever seen. a 2 and a half hour psychological, horrifying, psychedelic trip that left me bewildered and shocked and...…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★½

    I struggled to find any sort of deeper meaning or point that the film was trying to get across. I don't feel like my life has been changed at all after watching it.

    Everything was objectively good, but yeah.

  • How the Beatles Changed the World

    How the Beatles Changed the World

    ★★½

    Doesn't really touch on how the Beatles actually changed the world.

    Also mainly focused on '63 and '64 which for me are the least interesting years for them.

  • The Trip

    The Trip

    ★★½

    I watched the TV series, but it still counts. Some bits were very funny, and there was also a surprisingly large amount of deep, sad moments. A lot of it is just two middle aged men doing impressions, but it's a fun watch overall.

    Also, is the whole point of the series just that Steve Coogan is a douchebag and Rob Brydon is a nice guy?

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★½

    Very very funny. That's it.

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    If Anne Hathaway was cool and on board with the criminal activity, why didn't they just tell her they were gonna steal it? It would have been so much easier.