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Reviews: James White (2015)

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  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A poignant drama that will leave you yearning for the kind of transformation that takes place near the end.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Wisely, James White leaves the unresolved troubles and feelings of its eponymous character unresolved.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: James White is likely a difficult person to be with and live with because of how he deals with his sensitivity, but those who focus on these difficulties will miss the larger beauty of James and the film itself—the opportunity to understand how to behave when someone is grieving and how to undertake the sad privilege of caring for a dying loved one.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘James White’ is an intensely emotional portrait of a young man who bottles up his own issues to help his mother during a difficult time.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Director Josh Mond’s first feature film is a close-up view of stressed out, directionless arrested development; it leaves the audience aching for one of those character transformations all too common on screen yet few and far between in real life.
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • [New – 1/28/16] | Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: … an intense, ultimately uplifting character study … ‘Sex and the City’s’ Nixon is so good as the title character’s stricken mother she should be remembered come Oscar nomination time.
  • James Marsh @ TwitchFilm
    • Excerpt: The debut feature from Josh Mond, producer of Simon Killer and Martha Marcy May Marlene, is a tough coming-of-age tale featuring a couple of top-notch showboating performances. However, the desperate circumstances alone do not make for an engaging drama, and the desperately unlikable central character always keeps the audience at arm’s length.
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: Mond has captured a devastating portrait of unceasing pain with James White, one you’d assume had a personal connection even without knowing his own mother died of the disease. Discovering Abbott is a close friend, that Nixon (a high-profile cancer-survivor) called him after reading the script because her mother also succumbed to the illness, and how much of his writing process was set to Kid Cudi‘s music (Mescudi also scores the film) makes the whole endeavor kismet.
  • Courtney Small @ Cinema Axis
  • Dusty Somers @ Cinema Sentries
  • Rob Wallis @ The Metropolist
    • Excerpt: James White is an unerringly personal, often devastating study of a fundamentally decent guy — if emotional mess — struggling magnificently to get out of his own way
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
Updated: January 28, 2016 — 9:00 pm
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