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

Room: a movie review by Toni Susskind

January 27, 2016 by  

Based upon the novel by Emma Donoghue, I approached Room with a level of trepidation. [Read more]

Spotlight – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 27, 2016 by  

Spotlight could be seen as an elegy for a lost world.

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Looking for Grace – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 21, 2016 by  

What do parents do when their teenage daughter disappears and they have no idea why or where she has gone? [Read more]

The Hateful Eight – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 13, 2016 by  

Despite the likelihood of people getting shot and me being a bit squeamish, I enjoy a good western.

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Carol – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

January 10, 2016 by  

Cigarettes are in important prop in any movie set in 1950s New York. Adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel, The Price of Salt, we know exactly where we are when women sport pointy bras, men wear hats and smoking punctuates the drama. [Read more]

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