Back Row Reviews
James Dawson


Feature Articles and Reviews

I wrote more than 60 movie reviews and related feature articles for the website from late 2008 to June 2009, when the site cut loose all of its freelance writers. Below is a complete list of links to all of those pieces, in remarkably convenient alphabetical order. (Tragic 2019 Update: For some reason, the site purged all previous content when it switched to a new format, so most of the links below will not work any more. OUCH! Restoring all of this content elsewhere online will take forever. If I never get around to re-uploading a piece you want to read, just send me an e-mail letting me know, and I will send the review to you.)

"Adventureland" review

"Alien Trespass" review

"Anvil: The Story of Anvil" review

"Australia" review

"Battle for Terra" review

"Bride Wars" review

"Changeling" review

"Chandni Chowk to China" review
"Chandni Chowk to China" article

"Coraline" review

"Crossing Over" review

"The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)" review
"The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)" article

"Downloading Nancy" review

"Duplicity" review

"The Edge of Love" review

"Every Little Step" review

"Fanboys" review

"Fast & Furious" review

"Frost/Nixon" review
"Frost/Nixon" article

"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" review

"The Great Buck Howard" review

"Hannah Montana: The Movie" review
"Hannah Montana: The Movie" feature article

"He's Just Not That Into You" review

"Hotel for Dogs" review
"Hotel for Dogs" article

"Inkheart" review

"The International" review
"The International" article

"Is Anybody There?" review

"Julia" review

"The Limits of Control" review

"Management" review

"Marley & Me" review

"My Bloody Valentine (2009)" article

"New in Town" review

"O'Horten" review

"Paris 36" (French title: "Faubourg 36") review
"Paris 36" (French title: "Faubourg 36") article about star Nora Arnezeder

"Phoebe in Wonderland" review
"Phoebe in Wonderland" article

"The Pink Panther 2" review

"The Reader" review

"Repo! The Genetic Opera" review

"Slumdog Millionaire" review

"State of Play" review

"Sunshine Cleaning" review

"Taken" review

"Transporter 3" review
"Transporter 3" article

"Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" review

"Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter" review

"Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic" DVD review

"The Wrestler" review
"The Wrestler" article

"Yes Man" review

--------Non-specific Features--------

"2009 Budding Artists/Under-the-Radar Movies" feature. Includes mini-reviews/previews of "Anvil: The Story of Anvil," "Gigantic," "Lymelife," "New York," "9," "Turneja (The Tour)," and "Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everyone Talking About Him?)," along with capsule features about actress Nora Arnezeder ("Paris 36") and writer Mark Millar ("Wanted," "Kick-Ass").

"Blockbuster or Bust" feature article, featuring predictions about which summer 2009 movies will be hits and which will be misses

"Oscars 2009: Who Will Win vs. Who Should Win" Feature

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