Jess Bacon

Jess Bacon is an experienced British freelance journalist and editor with a fascination for all things pop culture, film and TV.

Experience and Education

After graduating from the University of York, Jess has over five years of professional experience as a writer and editor. Since going freelance, Jess has written for renowned publications such as The Guardian, Stylist, Cosmopolitan, Wonderland, Radio Times, Rolling Stone, Daily Beast and British GQ.

Favourite Movies and TV-Shows

Jess has an eclectic taste, but her ride or die movies range from Three Billboards to Gifted, About Time and of course, anything by Greta Gerwig. She is still mentally recovering from WandaVision and the Haunting of Hill House, can recite all of Friends, and will forever be obsessed with Bad Sisters and Ted Lasso.

Jess Bacon has written 27 articles on JustWatch. This includes adding news and relevant information to movie & TV show pages.

  • <h1>How to Watch Every Amy Winehouse Documentary and Movie In Order</h1>

    How to Watch Every Amy Winehouse Documentary and Movie In Order

    Amy Winehouse is an artist that needs no introduction. The British singer-songwriter captivated audiences with her rich, soulful ballads, ahead of her tragic death aged 27 in 2011. Read on to discover how to watch every Amy Winehouse documentary and film in order and where to stream them.

    London-born and bred, Winehouse held a once-in-a-generation voice and topped the charts with songs such as Rehab, Tears Dry on their Own, Back to Black and Valerie. Her second album, Back to Black, went onto become one of the best-selling albums in UK history. With such a distinctive legacy, it’s no surprise that her life and tragic death has been covered extensively in documentaries and films.

    Four years after her death from alcohol poisoning, Asif Kapadia directed a documentary that detailed Amy’s struggles with substance abuse and her rise to fame titled Amy. After its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival it went on to win an impressive 30 awards including the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Documentary and a Grammy for Best Music Film. The following year, Amy was nominated for Best Female Artist at the BRITs, the first of many accolades awarded to her after her death.

    In the years that followed, a succession of new documentaries emerged to explore the young singer’s life, stardom and the events that led to her death including Amy Winehouse: The Last Goodbye, Amy Winehouse: Back to Black and 27: Gone too Soon. Amy Winehouse: Back to Black including previously unseen archive footage of the artist recording her most famous album, that landed her six Grammy Awards in one evening, and interviews with her Valerie co-writer Mark Ronson.

    In 2019, Jordan Hill directed a TV movie that detailed the final hours of Amy’s life and explored her public battle with addiction. The Last 24 Hours: Amy Winehouse is one of the more in-depth explorations into the tragic events that led to her shocking death.

    Since then, there’s been additional documentaries that explore different angles of the struggles that came with Amy’s sky-rocket to fame in Amy Winehouse: The Price of Fame, the BBC documentary Reclaiming Amy with rare family archive footage, and Fatal Addiction: Amy Winehouse. Amy’s god-daughter Dionne Bromfield opened up about her heart-breaking death in the 2021 TV special, Amy Winehouse & Me: Dionne’s Story, on the ten year anniversary of her death.

    Now, Amy’s life and career is being commemorated in a musical drama titled Back to Black. Marisa Abela is donning the black winged eyeliner and that iconic beehive to portray Amy, while Jack O’Connell, Eddie Marsan and Lesley Manville also star in the film. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Back to Black will be the first biopic about the iconic singer and is certain to capture the hearts and minds of her biggest fans.

    Ahead of the new film, here’s every Amy Winehouse film and documentary in order and where to stream them.

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  • <h1>From Mean Girls to Irish Wish: Every Lindsay Lohan Performance Ranked and Where to Watch Them</h1>

    From Mean Girls to Irish Wish: Every Lindsay Lohan Performance Ranked and Where to Watch Them

    Former teen star, Lindsay Lohan is back at the helm of romantic comedies and audiences couldn’t be happier. It’s worlds away from when Lohan famously began her career as a child star in the soap opera, Another World, at just ten-years-old. Keep reading to discover the best Lindsay Lohan movies and where to stream them.

    The young actress went onto land her breakout role in Disney’s beloved classic, The Parent Trap. Starring as both twins in Nancy Meyers’s directorial debut, Lohan was outstanding as (both twins) Annie and Halle Parker alongside Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson. The romantic comedy went on to garner very positive reviews from critics, especially for Lohan’s performance, and grossed $92 million on a $15 million budget.

    After this early success, Lohan continued to front Disney features for both TV and the big-screen taking on titular roles in Life-Size, Get a Clue and Confessions of Teenage Drama Queen. The actress also co-starred with Jamie Lee Curtis in the body-swapping fantasy comedy, Freaky Friday. Another firm favourite for young audiences, this Disney film went on to soar at the box office taking $160 million worldwide on a $26 million budget.

    Lohan was widely regarded as a teen idol, a status that was firmly consolidated when she landed the lead role in Tina Fey’s teen comedy, Mean Girls. Alongside Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert, Lohan led the cast as Cady Heron, a home-schooled teen from Africa who started high school in the United States for the first time. The sleeper hit was widely praised for its humour and even bagged three Teen Choice Awards and two MTV Movie Awards, alongside its place in the hearts of teen girls worldwide. Since then, it’s spawned a less successful sequel, Mean Girls 2, a stage musical and a movie musical, Mean Girls: The Musical.

    Her early success became the groundwork for the actress to become a lead in several family-friendly comedies such as Just My Luck and Herbie Fully Loaded, before she branched out to showcase her abilities in independent roles. After a hiatus from acting during her twenties, Lohan reappeared in series such as Liz & Dick and later, Sick Note.

    More recently, Lohan signed a multiple picture deal with Netflix, much to the delight for childhood fans who avidly watched the actress's films. Back in 2022, she starred in the festive romcom, Falling for Christmas, which received very positive reviews and was named one of the best Christmas films of all time and boasted the accolade of being one of the best opening weekends for an original film on Netflix.

    Before she blessed viewers with the perfect romcom to be released around St. Patrick’s Day, Irish Wish. Though it received mixed reviews, Lohan’s effortless performance and her chemistry with the lead was widely praised.

    With so many films to choose from, here’s every Lindsay Lohan movie ranked and where to stream them now.

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  • <h1>From Jurassic Park to Palm Royale: Every Laura Dern Performance Ranked and Where to Watch Them</h1>

    From Jurassic Park to Palm Royale: Every Laura Dern Performance Ranked and Where to Watch Them

    Laura Dern is best known for her role as Ellie Sadler in the Steven Spielberg dinosaur epic, Jurassic Park. Yet, the American actress has had a varied career over the last almost four decades, starring in billion-dollar franchises as well as period classics. Read on to discover every Laura Dern movie and TV show and where to stream them.

    Back in the early ‘80s, Dern began her acting career before making her breakout role in films such as Mask and David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. Before long, the actress was starring in revered independent and medium budget films such as Wild at Heart and Rambling Rose, which even earned the actress her first Academy Award nomination.

    Yet, in 1993 Dern soared to new heights when she starred in Speilerg’s science fiction film, Jurassic Park alongside Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. The cult classic remains regarded as one of the greatest films of all time and has an impressive legacy considering its $63 million budget, as it went onto gross over $1 billion at the box office - which was almost unheard of in the ‘90s. It became the highest grossing film of all time, and held that title until 1997 when James Cameron released the romantic drama, Titanic.

    The epic adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel of the same name, kick-started the franchise that has since spawned its own trilogy and the Jurassic World trilogy too. Dern reprised her role as Sadler in Jurassic World III, a less successful (grossing $368 million), but still nail-biting installment, and in 2022 in Jurassic World: Dominion. The long-awaited reunion and crossover between the two dino-loving teams grossed $1 billion at the box office, which was even more impressive after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The actress is also well known for her long-standing collaborations with Reese Witherspoon and her production company Hello Sunshine. After starring in the 2014 biopic Wild together, which earned Dern her second Academy Award nomination, the duo fronted the award-winning HBO series, Big Little Lies alongside Shailene Woodley.

    Based on Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, the comedy drama is one of Dern’s finest performances of her career. She won a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for her performance as Renata Klein in the two-season show.

    Since then, Dern has landed supporting roles in films such as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, and starred in Greta Gerwig’s award-winning adaptation of Little Women. Now the actress has returned to the small-screen to star in the Apple TV original series, Palm Royale alongside Kristen Wiig.

    With so many impressive performances to choose from, here’s every Laura Dern movie and TV show ranked and where to stream them.

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  • <h1>From The Regime to Titanic: The 25 Best Kate Winslet Performances Ranked and Where to Watch Them</h1>

    From The Regime to Titanic: The 25 Best Kate Winslet Performances Ranked and Where to Watch Them

    Kate Winslet is one of Britain’s finest actors. For over thirty years, the actress has been at the forefront of cultural classics such as James Cameron’s Titanic, The Reader and the festive romcom, The Holiday. Read on to discover the 25 best Kate Winslet performances and where to stream them.

    After her eye-catching debut in Heavenly Creatures, Winslet went on to garner early fame in her career for Emma Thompson’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Alongside fellow British acting royalty, Thompson, Winslet portrayed Marianne Dashwood and won a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress as the less-sensible sister. It exceeded expectations to become one of the best Jane Austen adaptations of all time and grossed a sizable $135 million on a minuscule $16 million budget.

    The actress went from strength to strength, swapping a period drama for the romantic disaster film, Titanic, which became the highest grossing film of all time after its release in 1997. Undeniably, Rose is one of Winslet’s best-known roles, for which she was nominated for Best Actress at the 1998 Academy Awards. It remains one of her greatest performances all time with a legacy rare for any film.

    In the years that followed, Winslet proved the breadth of her talents in an array of different genre films, such as the science fiction drama Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the biographical fantasy, Finding Neverland and the romantic psycho-drama Little Children.

    Every year, Winslet graces our TV screens as the somewhat weepy Iris in the festive romantic comedy, The Holiday, which remains a firm holiday Christmas favourite film since its release in 2006. It eclipsed its $85 budget easily and went onto worldwide success at the box office grossing over $205 million.

    Over on the small-screen, the actress has been at the forefront of acclaimed limited series such as HBO’s crime drama, Mare of Easttown and the political miniseries, The Regime. Winslet’s filmography moves from comedy to drama with effortless ease, mirrored in her outstanding acting ability, which has led her to receive a Grammy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, 5 BAFTAs and five Golden Globes along with her Oscar for The Reader.

    The critically acclaimed German-American romantic drama secured a nomination for Best Picture, alongside Winslet’s win, and boasted another steady income at the box office ($108 million) on a medium budget of $32 million.

    In short, it’s difficult to distinguish the best performances within Winslet’s eclectic and outstanding filmography, as each title could be called her standout performance. Inevitably, for the timeless nature of the film, Titanic is at the forefront, followed by her critically acclaimed roles in the films above.

    Even in a more recent role, such as Cameron’s Avatar sequel, Avatar: The Way of the Water, Winslet delivers an exceptional performance. Alongside the impressive motion capture, Winslet also broke regular action man Tom Cruise’s record, as she held her breath underwater for 7 minutes and 47 seconds, during production of this film.

    With an excellent showcase of films to discover, here’s the best 25 Kate Winslet movies and TV series ranked and where to watch them.

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  • <h1>The New Look to Game of Thrones: The Best Maisie Williams Performances Ranked</h1>

    The New Look to Game of Thrones: The Best Maisie Williams Performances Ranked

    Since her acting debut in Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams has been at the helm of a variety of different British films and TV series. Discover our official ranking of the best Maisie Williams performances and where to stream them below.

    Back in 2011, the Bristol-born actress joined the cast of HBO’s medieval fantasy series, Game of Thrones as Arya Stark. For her role in the highly-acclaimed adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s novels, Williams was nominated for numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress. Over the course of eight seasons, the show was nominated for the most Primetime Emmy Awards on record (for a drama series), with 59 nominations in total.

    After her early success, Williams went on to receive widespread praise for her feature film debut in the coming of age drama, The Falling. For her performance, Williams won the Shooting Stars Award at the Berlin Film Festival, before securing the Evening Standard’s Rising Star Award too.

    In the years that followed, the actress appeared in several episodes of the British cult classic, Doctor Who as Ashildr, fronted a docudrama titled Cyberbully and starred in a Netflix thriller, iBoy. Williams continued to demonstrate her extensive range in a host of different genres such as the period drama, Mary Shelley, a romantic comedy, Then Came You, before landing in a lead role in the dark thriller, The Owners.

    Williams has also dipped her toe into animation, lending her voice to the web series, Gen: Lock and taking a lead role in Aardman’s Early Man, alongside Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.

    More recently, Williams starred as the punk rock icon Jordan in the six-part biopic about the Sex Pistols rise to fame, Pistol, and debuted in the X-Men universe as Rahne Sinclair / Wolfsbane in the superhero horror movie, The New Mutants.

    The actress is also revisiting a groundbreaking era in fashion history in Apple TV+’s The New Look that follows the origins of the major fashion houses in Paris (namely Christian Dior and Coco Chanel) after World War II. Williams stars as the revolutionary Catherine Dior, daughter of Christian Dior (Ben Mendelsohn), as the series unravels the rivalry between the two famous families, beneath the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of France in the 1940s.

    With an eclectic filmography to discover, here are the best Maisie Williams performances ranked and where to watch them.

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