Movie Reviews

J-Wire is proud to work in conjunction with world-renowned film reviewer James Berardinelli…

James writes from the U.S.

His top rating for a movie is ****

Visit his site, Reelviews, for well-informed and well-written archived movie reviews and for trailers for movies ahead of release

Contraband   **   Feb 2012

Killer Elite   **+   Feb 2012

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close   ***+   Feb 2012

This Means War   **+   Feb 2012

The Grey  ***   Feb 2012

My Week with Marilyn *** Feb 2012

Shame   **** Feb 2012

Abduction   *   Jan 2012

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ***   Jan 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo **** Jan 2012

Young Adult **+  Jan 2012

The Descendants ***+  Jan 2012

Hugo ***+  Jan 2012

The Muppets  *** Jan 2012

Embrace – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

July 29, 2016 by  

When my teenage daughters used to complain about an aspect of their bodies, I told them they had everything they needed for a happy life. I made peace with my thighs some time ago but after viewing Embrace realized that perhaps I could have saved years of anguish if I had been more truly accepting of my own body.

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Love & Friendship – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

July 14, 2016 by  

It’s interesting that non- British directors consistently produce fine British costume dramas. [Read more]

Ice Age: Collision Course – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

June 21, 2016 by  

When my favourite plus1 was not available for a preview of the fifth outing of this animated anthropomorphic franchise, I took a friend and her grandson. I need a little tacker for feedback.

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Land of Mine – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

June 6, 2016 by  

It has been a few weeks since I viewed Land of Mine but images have stayed with me.

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Queen of the Desert – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

June 2, 2016 by  

Being of a more practical than romantic bent, I watched explorer Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) gadding about the desert  swathed nun-like in beige linen and all I could think was – slap on a hat woman or you’ll end up with a ruddy complexion. But this being art, she remains pale as a lily.

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