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The Chumscrubber
Teens, suburbia, five sets of dysfunctional parents, and the suicide that looms over it all.
"...Directed by: Arie Posin. Starring: Jamie Bell, Justin Chatwin, Camilla Belle, Glenn Close, Allison Janney,..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Annette Bening soars in the last days of starlet Gloria Grahame
"...Directed by: Paul McGuigan. Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham,..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mister Foe
Equal parts sweet and perverse, this Scottish coming-of-age story about a teenage voyeur is unpredictable and compelling and premieres exclusively in Austin.
"...Directed by: David Mackenzie. Starring: Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles, Claire Forlani, Ciarán Hinds, Jamie Sives,..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Night He Came to Fantastic Fest
Genre fest announces Halloween for opening night
"...will be this year's opening night film, with star Jamie Lee Curtis in attendance...."

Aug. 22, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Eagle
This sword-and-sandals epic is an old-fashioned boys' adventure tale about Roman warriors in the second century.
"...Directed by: Kevin Macdonald. Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim and Denis..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Four
Marvel not at this Fox flop
"...Trank. Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake..."

Aug. 14, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nymphomaniac: Volume 2
Second verse, not as good as the first.
"...Gainsbourg, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr and Michael..."

April 4, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Man on a Ledge
This semi-functional thriller tingles but never terrifies.
"...Directed by: Asger Leth. Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Genesis Rodriguez, Afton Williamson and Edward..."

Jan. 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Adventures of Tintin
Steven Spielberg brings Hergé's comic books to animated life.
"...Directed by: Steven Spielberg. Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost,..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens' picaresque teems with wonderful performances and bright direction by McGrath (who also did the same for Jane Austen in Emma).
"...Douglas Mcgrath. Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Christopher Plummer, Tom Courtenay, Jamie Bell, Nathan Lane, Barry Humphries, Alan Cumming, Anne Hathaway,..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Singing a Musical Fairytale in Teen Spirit
Filmmakers Max Minghella and Jamie Bell show fame's light & shadow
"...Minghella developed the story with Jamie Bell (who, as the young star of Billy Elliott,..."

April 18, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Billy Elliot
"...Directed by: Stephen Daldry. Starring: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven,..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

You Again
A high school loser who reinvents herself as a successful adult regresses when she returns home in this comedy starring Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, and Betty White.
"...Directed by: Andy Fickman. Starring: Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman, Victor Garber,..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The AggreGAYtor: November 5
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...Rachel Wood did acquire certain alchemical powers by marrying Jamie Bell, she is still not able to transmutate her..."

Nov. 5, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Veronica Mars
Although this isn't a reinvention of the wheel, the beloved TV show gets a spirited spin in this feature.
"...Directed by: Rob Thomas. Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy..."

March 14, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Donnybrook
Backwoods crime drama with a social conscience is gruelingly bleak
"...Directed by: Tim Sutton. Starring: Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Margaret Qualley, James Badge Dale and..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Jumper
Jumper is pretty slick, entertaining stuff about what young male teens might do if given the ability to teleport.
"...Liman. Starring: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Michael Rooker, Tom Hulce and Kristen..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Undertow
Cross-pollinate the arthouse film with B-movie backwoods gothic, and you get something like Undertow’s peculiar fusion of high and low culture.
"...Directed by: David Gordon Green. Starring: Jamie Bell, Josh Lucas, Devon Alan, Dermot Mulroney and Kristen..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fantastic Fest Review: Donnybrook
Bare-knuckle boxing drama lands punches but no knockouts
"...Each year, desperate people like Earl (Jamie Bell) travel from across the country to participate in..."

Sept. 22, 2018 Screens Post by Matthew Monagle

DVDanger: NSFW
The return of Eurosex with 'Nymphomaniac' and 'Under the Skin'
"...relationship between Joe and K, who is played by Jamie Bell. (Ah, you've come a long way, Billy Elliott.)..."

July 19, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Snowpiercer
This English-language debut from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is a riveting sci-fi action film entirely set on a speeding train.
"...Starring: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Ko Ah-sung, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Alison Pill,..."

June 27, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Filth
Based on a book by Trainspotting's Irvine Welsh, this film keeps close company with a nihilistic character, but unwisely pulls its punches.
"...Directed by: Jon S. Baird. Starring: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Jane Eyre
The foggy moors are palpable, the passions less so, but this new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's oft-told story is a handsome addition to the canon.
"...Cary Fukunaga. Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Amelia Clarkson and Imogen..."

March 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Defiance
In this true story, Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber play two Jewish brothers who escape into the forest to elude capture by the Nazis and wind up birthing a small village of escapees.
"...Directed by: Edward Zwick. Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Film News
We're No. 1! We're No. 1!
"...tease you: Mister Foe, a Scottish coming-of-age story with Jamie Bell; Love Songs from French director Christophe Honoré; Genghis..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

A Good Day for Channing Tatum Fans
Channing Tatum steps up, screens twice at SXSW
"...titles... that is, unless we're not scooped first by Jamie Bell's Blogspot......"

Jan. 29, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Wreck of the Elizabeth Dane
Ghost stories
"...vengeful dead men returning to celebrate Antonio Bay’s birthday. Jamie Lee Curtis climbs back aboard as well. Cue the..."

July 13, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Flags of Our Fathers
The first half of the film continues Clint Eastwood's ongoing deconstruction of America's hero myths but then detours into some uncharacteristically sentimental mulch.
"...Barry Pepper, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, Paul Walker, Jamie Bell, Robert Patrick, Neal McDonough, Melanie Lynskey, Judith Ivey..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

King Kong
Jackson's remake is a corker of an action/monster movie: part RKO serial; part square-jawed, manly romp; and part classic journey into the unknown that recalls and references Heart of Darkness.
"...Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Thomas Kretschmann, Jamie Bell, Colin Hanks and Evan Parke. To begin with,..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Vision and Focus
In the 'Undertow' with director David Gordon Green and first-time screenwriter Joe Conway
"...it as if the tragic circumstances were reality and embellished it to be more adventuresome, more something the kid..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

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