Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 81% The Falling " Ambiguity is The Falling's currency, and it's all the richer for it. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) " Of the six tales on offer, four are excellent and one decent - a high strike rate for a compilation. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 82% Furious 7 (2015) " So fast, furious, ginormous, crazed, maxed-out and heart-on-sleeve emotional is this gloriously ludicrous instalment that it's impossible to see where an eighth could go. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
4/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) " Over-long, but a work of great artistry and emotion. As the woodcutter says upon finding our heroine: "A gift from heaven". " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " Misses the energy and vitality of Gregg Araki's best work, but there's more going on here than immediately meets the eye. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
4/5 91% White God (2015) " Who let the dogs out? This is Homeward Bound: The Incredibly Harrowing Journey ... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 33% Blackhat (2015) " It's no Heat but the niggles are easily forgiven given the virtuosity on show and the mood oozing from every frame. No one shoots faces, architecture and gunfights like Mann. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) " Never sure if it wants to be a hard-edged character drama or pacy action-thriller, Son Of A Gun has plenty to admire between the tonal wobbles. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 26, 2015
3/5 46% The Gambler (2014) " Wahlberg finds his most interesting role since The Departed in a film that's heavy on atmosphere and suspense but shy of a full deck when it comes to characterisation. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 19, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) " Family entertainment with death, limb-lopping and other horrors. If you go Into The Woods today, you'll be surprised how faithful this is to the dark stage musical. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 6, 2015
5/5 93% Birdman (2014) " Frenetic, splenetic and dizzyingly inventive. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2015
4/5 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) " Scott, aided by CGI though many sets were constructed, has conjured a vision to make Cecil B. DeMille quake. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 89% The Drop (2014) " A sombre, '70s-flavoured crime drama with strong, interior performances from Hardy, Gandolfini and Rapace. Feel the (slow)burn. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 10, 2014
4/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " Wiig and Hader give winning, finely nuanced turns in a film that deftly mixes light and dark. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 3, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " Switch off that television and head out to the cinema: Gyllenhaal is sensational headlining a pitch-black satire with its finger on the pulse. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 27, 2014
4/5 45% Life After Beth (2014) " A romantic-comedy to die for... It's dead funny... etc., etc. DeHaan and Plaza ace it in a sure-footed zombie movie more interested in heart than braaaaains. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3/5 80% Wilde Salomé (2013) " Wilde Salomé is passionate and absorbing, though the insertion of lengthy clips from the film might irk viewers who've just watched it. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2014
5/5 100% Salvatore Giuliano (1962) " The filmmaking is exemplary, the veracity palpable, as Rosi paints a complex portrait of Sicilian society. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2014
3/5 61% The Equalizer (2014) " Washington undoubtedly has the game - he's mesmerising here, however much the movie slides out from under him - but the material has a long way to go to be his equal. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 28, 2014
4/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) " Doesn't have the heft of Zodiac or the verve of Se7en but Gone Girl is a masterful adaptation and a superior crime-thriller. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 22, 2014
4/5 89% The Firemen's Ball (1968) " A socio-political satire that thrums with warmth and spontaneity, yet so enraged Communist authorities it was banned. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/5 47% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " Young, far-from-dumb and full of comeuppances. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) " A handsome thriller, absorbing for its duration and with a couple of neat rug-pulls. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 1, 2014
5/5 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) " Other areas of innovation and influence are often overstated, but its silent scream still registers. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " More sure-footed than Expendables 1 and 2, and considerably more pumped up - it pauses for neither breath nor a change of colostomy bag. Dumb fun. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 5, 2014
4/5 78% Moebius (2014) " Among the blood, sweat and (ahem) salty tears are musings on desire, family and emasculation, but this is Kim at his most mischievous, the laughs drowning all. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 4, 2014
3/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) " Well-made and well-acted, Wakolda is let down by rampant contrivances and on-the-nose metaphors. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 4, 2014
4/5 75% Welcome To New York (2015) " Welcome To New York will madden many but delight the Big Apple auteur's admirers. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 4, 2014
5/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) " It's an American tragedy indebted to Russian literature, alive with detail and ritual and embedding viewers in the souls of men, the heart of a community and the spilled guts of a nation. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 28, 2014
60% Hercules (2014) " By the beard of Zeus! Brett Ratner delivers fast, fun thrills to score a sound victory over Renny Harlin's laborious The Legend Of Hercules. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 23, 2014
5/5 90% Norte, the End of History (2014) " Superb. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 14, 2014
3/5 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Jersey Boys is a solid watch that seeks to deepen the emotion of the jukebox musical. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 100% Of Horses and Men (2015) " Wonderful. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 9, 2014
4/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Bigger and better - 22 Jump Street joins the exclusive list of sequels that out-gun their originals. We're already knocking at the door of no.23... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " There's imagination, spectacle and thrills to spare. There's a freshness here too that comes not only from the structure, but from Edge Of Tomorrow being a shiny new property in this cyclical age of sequels, prequels and spin-offs " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
4/5 91% Venus in Fur (2014) " It's theatrical but increasingly fascinating as an arrogant director (Mathieu Amalric) auditions an actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) for a stage version of the titular novel about sexual submission. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
65% The Rover (2014) " Between this and his work for David Cronenberg, Pattinson is suggesting his career post-Twilight will sparkle like Edward Cullen's skin. Michod, meanwhile, confirms he's a filmmaker of considerable talents. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 21, 2014
98% Mr. Turner (2014) " Leigh makes no judgements on his protagonist but instead chooses to place before us a man both ordinary and extraordinary as he shuffles about his daily business. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 15, 2014
9% Grace Of Monaco " Frustratingly superficial and speckled with cod-psychology and unintentional humour. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 14, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) " A triumph-of-the-underdog documentary so amusing and inspirational you'll have to Google events to ensure it's not a mockumentary. Back of the net. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
2/5 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " Favouring vitality over originality, this needless remake of District 13 comes with fleet-footed sequences but plenty of stumbles, and strains far too hard to be 'cool'. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
4/5 92% Frank (2014) " Fassbender's faceless performance offers a masterclass in body language, and that wide-eyed, open-mouthed mask invites band members, and viewers, to project their own readings. " ‐ Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
4/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " A cunning, suspenseful thriller that bears comparison to the Coen brothers' Blood Simple, Blue Ruin is an impossible-to-ignore calling card from writer/director Jeremy Saulnier. Hollywood awaits. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 27, 2014
4/5 86% Willow Creek (2014) " Willow Creek's terror tactics are all about what you don't see, while the source of the chills is kept ambiguous: over-active imagination, pissed-off locals or honest-to-God beastie? " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 27, 2014
2/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " Pfister should be applauded for making a non-franchise property with ideas and aspirations but Transcendence is nowhere near as grand as its title. Gleaming visuals aside, it's a disappointment. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/5 54% Pioneer (2014) " Pioneer features underwater sequences so breathless they'll thrill even James Cameron (director Erik Skjoldbjærg made the original Insomnia) but Petter's truth-chasing is at times too frantic and melodramatic. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2014
5/5 100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) " A masterpiece of animation and imagination. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/5 46% Last Vegas (2013) " What sounds like a hangover of The Hangover is actually pretty money. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3/5 48% Carrie (2013) " One of the more solid '70s horror remakes, but it lacks the verve and potency, romance and heartache of the original. Still, the haircuts are a vast improvement... " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 25, 2013
5/5 97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) " The Python team's surreal take on the legend of Camelot bursts with inspired lunacy. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 18, 2013
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