Jason has written 9 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2021.

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★½

    This is a great example of how a film can be based around performances and not its plot. Not much happens and we’re still entertained and moved by these monologues. Second viewing made me like Viola Davis’s performance a lot more. I still think Chadwick has a great chance of winning best actor.

  • Shame

    Shame

    ★★★½

    You have been warned this is a movie about sex addiction. I did not know this going in. A came in only knowing the famous scene. This has a lot of action in it if you get what I mean.

    About half way through I was learning more towards this was alright but it really picked up and I love the title Shame. It means so much in this film. Michael Fassbender is an amazing actor.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★½

    Lost in translation is exactly what the title is. It is a slow paced heart felt story that feels like it is going to sit well over time. 3.5 stars for now

  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★★★½

    This was definitely written to Marie from Malcolm.

    Both characters were acted well, the way each time someone argued made me switch sides was well done.

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★½

    This feels like one that’s gonna get better as it sits with you. Riz Ahmed had an amazing performance

  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★½

    The most interesting part about this is how well the school did and how many great people came from that school while millions of dollars was being taken from the school

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    Damien Chazelle back at it again with his story about greatness. You can tell the amount of research and love he had for this story in American history. I wish the Chazelle stare happened between Neil and Ed

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★½

    This teaches us about a horrible situation and how people who loved each other have to grief in their own ways. This also teaches us a metaphor about an Apple living it’s life.

  • Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously

    ★★★½

    Simple plot but a lot of fun. This film makes itself different than others behind it’s interesting 4th wall breaks. It does more than just look at the camera. I liked how text would appear on the screen and then get ran over like it is actually there.