Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
SFX Magazine , Sight and Sound , Total Film
Total Reviews:
119

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 47% All Cheerleaders Die (2014) " Young, far-from-dumb and full of comeuppances." — Total Film
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 58% 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 76% 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 76% Welcome To New York " 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 92% 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 " Wonderful." — Total Film
Posted Jun 9, 2014
4/5 84% 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 92% 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
66% 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 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 88% 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 (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% 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 34% 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 80% 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
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