Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
SFX Magazine , Sight and Sound , Total Film
Total Reviews:
110

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 95% Norte, the End of History (2014) " Superb." — Total Film
Posted Jul 14, 2014
3/5 54% 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 " 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% 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
100% 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
10% 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 88% 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 89% 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 41% Pioneer " 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% Le Roi et l'oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) (2003) " A masterpiece of animation and imagination." — Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/5 47% Last Vegas (2013) " What sounds like a hangover of The Hangover is actually pretty money." — Total Film
Posted Dec 31, 2013
3/5 49% 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
4/5 35% The Counselor (2013) " An absorbing thriller that favours vivid characters, profound ideas and Old Testament morals over propulsive plotting and set-pieces. With lots of blood." — Total Film
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 89% Near Dark (1987) " Seductively lensed, sparely scripted and superbly performed, this does away with Gothic nonsense to offer a modern take on the undead myth." — Total Film
Posted Oct 6, 2013
91% L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage) (1970) " A smart, cosmopolitan, thoroughly modern whodunit comprised of geometric visuals and pulsating sexual violence." — Total Film
Posted Oct 6, 2013
4/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Blue Jasmine is a handsomely shot (sometimes luminous, sometimes airily naturalistic), structurally deft (flip-flopping between the SF present and the NY past) and terrifically performed (expect Oscar noms) dramedy." — Total Film
Posted Sep 20, 2013
4/5 83% Thelma & Louise (1991) " Female empowerment and gorgeous vistas from Ridley Scott," — Total Film
Posted Jul 30, 2013
94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Melancholy and funny, quirky and touching, it stands among their strongest work." — Total Film
Posted May 20, 2013
3/5 23% Vehicle 19 (2013) " Vehicle 19 rivals Running Scared as the best of Walker's smaller, grittier (read: home entertainment) titles." — Total Film
Posted May 3, 2013
3/5 47% Bait (2012) " More funny than scary, it often feels like Deep Blue Sea meets The Mist... but what's wrong with that?" — Total Film
Posted May 2, 2013
2/5 45% The Lords of Salem (2013) " Occasionally potent but mostly risible, this tale of the occult sees Rob Zombie cast a weak spell. Disappointing." — Total Film
Posted Apr 17, 2013
4/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " The quality of the filmmaking is irreproachable; swathes of originality outweigh the odd recourse to cliché; and the merit of the storytelling at times matches the film's colossal ambition." — Total Film
Posted Apr 1, 2013
3/5 54% Basic Instinct (1992) " Trailer trash Hitchcock spliced with overboiled film noir." — Total Film
Posted Mar 25, 2013
4/5 97% Bull Durham (1988) " [Crash's] remit? To teach talented but undisciplined pitcher Ebby (Tim Robbins) about hurling a ball. And a little about life." — Total Film
Posted Mar 11, 2013
4/5 94% Journal d'un curé de campagne (Diary of a Country Priest) (1951) " This sublime picture is directed by Robert Bresson, who painstakingly crafts his signature visuals -- stark, forceful and rigorous in their attention to detail -- to bring a striking luminosity to the bleak events." — Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2013
4/5 90% Rain Man (1988) " Of course, it's annoying. But it's also funny, touching and true, striking chords without ever reducing Raymond to a performing puppy. Definitely." — Total Film
Posted Feb 20, 2013
3/5 48% Maniac (2013) " The scuzz-chic visuals, sleaze-synth score and deep-cutting gore are effective, and shooting from the killer's POV proves a valid USP." — Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3/5 43% The Paperboy (2012) " The Paperboy is a throwback to the exploitation cinema of its period. As such, it's grungy, tasteless and hard to take your eyes off." — Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " Kim Jee-woon's riff on the western is an entertaining frolic back-loaded with gore and guffaws. Arnie's back!" — Total Film
Posted Jan 22, 2013
5/5 93% Amour (2012) " Far from being a cold, scientific study from a filmmaker frequently accused of placing a pane of glass between his work and his viewers, this sensitive film emerges heartfelt and humane." — Total Film
Posted Oct 29, 2012
4/5 96% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979) " The Dracula make-up is a homage to Max Schreck's Count Orlock, but Werner Herzog's 1979 effort owes little else to FW Murnau's silent classic." — Total Film
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4/5 96% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) " Craven knows which big, red Freudian buttons to push, turning Freddy into a true monster from the Id." — Total Film
Posted Oct 9, 2012
4/5 93% Re-Animator (1985) " A gross-out slapsticker to rival The Evil Dead." — Total Film
Posted Oct 9, 2012
5/5 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) " Don Siegel's taut, bleak, noir-flavoured picture is arguably the science-fiction B-movie of the 1950s, an age when screens glowed with the atomic threat and undulated with scuttling, supersized bugs." — Total Film
Posted Oct 9, 2012
5/5 98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) " Georges Franju's classic horror grafts poetry onto brutality." — Total Film
Posted Oct 9, 2012
3/5 50% Tower Block (2013) " The action and anxiety are believable, the violence sudden and the performances - especially those of Sheridan Smith as an East End Sarah Connor and Jack O'Connell as a thug-come-good - are strong." — Total Film
Posted Sep 11, 2012
4/5 83% Berberian Sound Studio (2013) " Crammed with detailed craft, its appeal is further widened by dealing in universal fears: homesickness, identity, mental health." — Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2012
5/5 98% Jaws (1975) " Jaws is a perfect blend of set-pieces and story, its formula so hard to capture it's now near-mythical - filmmakers have been chasing it like Ahab chasing Moby Dick ever since." — Total Film
Posted Jun 13, 2012
4/5 94% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) " Underdogs, dreams, imagination, artistry, unashamed emotion... it's the cinematic equivalent of a big red hug." — Total Film
Posted Apr 16, 2012
4/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " A super-entertaining, super-slick love/hate letter to horror with a final 20 minutes that's stunningly bonkers." — Total Film
Posted Apr 9, 2012
4/5 78% Tiny Furniture (2010) " Playing like a mumblecore The Graduate set in the affected milieu of the Tribeca art crowd, Tiny Furniture announces Dunham as a talent to watch..." — Total Film
Posted Mar 21, 2012
4/5 97% The Kid with a Bike (2012) " Good enough to survive evoking Bicycle Thieves and The 400 Blows, this small story contains universal truths, told with irresistible force." — Total Film
Posted Mar 12, 2012
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