Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Jamie Graham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): SFX Magazine, Sight and Sound, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
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 88% 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 49% 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
5/5 99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) "Mia Farrow excels as the pretty young thing who suspects she's carrying the spawn of Satan, but it's Polanski who emerges as the real star. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 10, 2012
4/5 94% 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 94% 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
4/5 96% The Evil Dead (1981) "Sam Raimi's visceral debut remains a benchmark of modern horror. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 9, 2012
3/5 50% Tower Block (2012) "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 97% 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 95% 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 91% 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 79% 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
3/5 51% Contraband (2012) "Don't expect glamorous outlaws, sunny locales and exotic masterplans - this low-key thriller lifts the rusted lid off an all-too-real world of despairing criminality. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2012
79% The Innkeepers (2012) "A traditional ghost story set very much in the here and now, The Innkeepers proves that the Spanish and the Japanese don't have a monopoly on the sub-genre while confirming writer/director Ti West as one of the major talents in horror today. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 2, 2012
4/5 43% J. Edgar (2011) "A handsome, ambitious period drama full of modern-day parallels. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 9, 2012
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) "Changed ending aside, Fincher's take is as faithful as it is fearless. And Mara rocks. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 13, 2011
3/5 41% Straw Dogs (2011) "Rod Lurie's remake transposes the action from cloudy Cornwall to sticky Mississippi but keeps the meat of the story intact, along with the violence. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 4, 2011
3/5 70% Footloose (2011) "Star-crossed lovers Wormald and Julianne Hough can't match Bacon and Lori Singer, but over-30s will tap feet and the Glee crowd will mime along. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 12, 2011
4/5 70% The Woman (2011) "McKee's oblique storytelling and Sean Spillane's mournful music add unusual textures to an otherwise savage attack on patriarchy. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 30, 2011
5/5 100% The Phantom Carriage (1920) "Using superimposition and double-exposure to bring the rickety wagon and its wretched occupants to ghostly life, The Phantom Carriage balances visual poetry with emotional violence. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 26, 2011
93% Drive (2011) "An action crime movie that's as cerebral and surreal as it is red-blooded. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 13, 2011
4/5 81% The Skin I Live In (2011) "Almodóvar joins PT Anderson, Aronofsky, von Trier and Scorsese as the latest big-name director to dip a toe into horror. There won't be blood, but the head wounds are vicious. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 9, 2011
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