Mark Stafford

Mark Stafford

Agrees with the Tomatometer 87% of the time.

Mark Stafford's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Electric Sheep

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
29% Lost River (2015) "Worth a gamble. Hell, you might love it. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 13, 2015
19% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "To be fair, there is a fair amount of visual spectacle, the action sequences are quite well mounted, and the last act is admittedly more interesting than what has preceded it, but honestly, by that time I was past caring. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 28, 2014
55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "'You scratch the surface and there's just... more surface', Kat intones at one point. Well, quite. But it's an enjoyable surface to scratch. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 24, 2014
96% Wild Tales (2015) "Like an act of revenge, Wild Tales probably isn't healthy or edifying, but damn, it feels good. Highly recommended. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 24, 2014
89% Når dyrene drømmer (When Animals Dream) "Classy, smart stuff, and a promising debut from director Jonas Alexander Arnby. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 21, 2014
86% Bai ri yan huo (Black Coal, Thin Ice) "Everybody seems to be lonely and lost and hurting, and this atmosphere, and the film's off-kilter focus, make it linger in the memory. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 29, 2014
89% Polyester (1981) "Polyester is definitely one of Waters's best films, and I highly recommend attending an 'Odorama' screening for a unique night at the movies. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 1, 2014
97% We Are the Best! (2014) "There may not be a great deal to the film other than a little slice of time, but it's bloody delightful - a warm, spiky hug. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 17, 2014
82% The Double (2014) "This is bold, intelligent filmmaking. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 2, 2014
52% The Zero Theorem (2014) "A downbeat, pretty, befuddled mess. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 4, 2014
100% Wake in Fright (2012) "Throughout we feel like we are watching a real world, with the extensive use of real locations and real outback dwellers, where none of the professional actors breaks the spell. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 4, 2014
94% Milius "Milius has a twisty, frequently hilarious, and ultimately moving tale to tell, and it rounds up an impressive roster of talking heads to tell it with. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 1, 2013
100% The Wicker Man - Final Cut (2013) "While its influence has grown over the years, The Wicker Man still has the feel of a film apart, an island detached from the mainstream. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 27, 2013
95% The Act Of Killing (2013) "You may need a stiff drink and a lie down afterwards. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 25, 2013
98% Mud (2013) "Mud clearly sets out from frame one to run along well-worn tracks - it's like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn meets Whistle down the Wind. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 9, 2013
89% Compliance (2012) "An effective, nasty little film from Craig Zobel. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 22, 2013
95% West of Memphis (2012) "I was never bored, it's very much recommended, but viewers should be warned that it contains a lot of distressing forensic footage. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Dec 17, 2012
93% Room 237 (2013) "Ascher does his damnedest to make it visually and aurally interesting, and lets his chosen voices speak without judgement. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 23, 2012
65% This Must Be The Place (2012) "A lot of it is terrific stuff, but there's just too much here to be digestible, too much to be resolved satisfactorily. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 5, 2012
90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) "Sean Durkin's debut is a creepy, tense and ambiguous piece of work. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 2, 2012
100% Tatsumi (2012) "Highly recommended for the graphically inclined, worthwhile viewing for the curious, now check out the books. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 13, 2012
89% Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (Surviving Life (Theory and Practice)) (2010) "Eye-popping, disarming and playful, with a brisker pace than you might expect from this director. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Dec 2, 2011
69% Magic Trip (2011) "There is much here to amuse, bemuse and tantalise; we get to see the inside of a particular bubble, with Ginsberg and Kerouac and the Grateful Dead, a nascent scene before it went global. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 19, 2011
83% The Snowtown Murders (2012) "Authentically, viscerally convincing in its performances and milieu, Snowtown throbs with tension and a deep sense of wrongness from its first reel onwards. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Nov 16, 2011
85% The Yellow Sea (2011) "I was never bored, it's fast and funny and edge-of-the-seat tense; it's just that I'd still like to see the end of the film it started off being. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 19, 2011
69% Guilty Of Romance (2013) "It's a film I primarily watched with my jaw in my lap wondering what the hell I was going to witness next. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 30, 2011
58% Red State (2011) "There are jagged tonal shifts and dramatic dead ends. It's messy, but it's thrilling, creepy and continually does things you don't expect. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 28, 2011
42% The Taqwacores (2010) "It has energy and humour and a nice bleached out look. And it throws a startling image or off-the-wall piece of dialogue at you every few minutes of its lean 83-minute running time. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 12, 2011
87% Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011) "Garbus tells the tale well, and does a good job making the matches exciting even for those, like me, who don't play the game. But Fischer still remains a bit of an elusive figure, largely, I suspect, because nobody actually knew him very well. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jul 14, 2011
97% Cell 211 (Celda 211) (2009) "I don't believe that these events would happen like this in the real world, but for 113 tense, charged minutes I was wholly swept up in them. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jul 13, 2011
90% Cutter's Way (1981) "Passer continued his wayward career without ever producing anything quite like Cutter again. It's a one-off, a largely overlooked shining gem. Do yourself a favour. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 23, 2011
86% Viva Riva! (2011) "Viva Riva! has energy and pace, it's a pretty creditable attempt at a Congolese The Harder They Come, a blaxploitation Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It's fun. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 22, 2011
93% The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) (2011) "For 88 minutes le Quattro Volte weaves a curious spell, like a live action Sylvain Chomet animation, a bucolic meander through the mysteries of life and death. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 25, 2011
94% Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) (2011) "It's still pretty scary, but never steps outside the confines of what you'd expect from this kind of thing. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 20, 2011
76% Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (2010) "It's handsome, confident large-scale cinema, with a fascinating historical heart. Take no prisoners stuff. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 5, 2011
100% Der Dibuk (The Dybbuk) (1938) "A film overlaid with real tragedy, created by artists long disappeared, dispersed and destroyed, but one still brimming with life and soul and artistry. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 20, 2011
79% How I Ended This Summer (2010) "It's a film about temperament and time and territory, clearly shot in arduous conditions in a bleak and breathtaking landscape. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Apr 19, 2011
96% Animal Kingdom (2010) "Animal Kingdom shocks, surprises and amazes but never seems false or unreal. A great film. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 25, 2011
88% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) "Rare Exports promises to be delirious fun, and largely delivers. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Dec 2, 2010
94% Carlos (2010) "It's a great, charismatic performance from Edgar Ramírez, who really goes the distance... " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 13, 2010
72% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) "Enter the Void is an extraordinary piece of work, continually working miracles with picture and sound from beginning to end, a heady, grimy, powerful trip created through pure cinema. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 22, 2010
49% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) "Anyone expecting fountains of gore and scatological filth will be surprised at how much the film doesn't show. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 3, 2010
87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) "It's every cop show cliché reflected in a hall of mirrors -- wholly indecent fun. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 20, 2010
90% Lebanon (Levanon) (2010) "Lebanon is not earth-shatteringly original, it's heavy-handed in places, and a little clichéd, but it feels authentic: grimy, stinky, delirious and chaotic. It works. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 6, 2010
74% Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010) "Micmacs is Jeunet's whimsy unrestrained; this is hardcore twee, uncut cute. Every character on screen is quirky and eccentric to various degrees of irritation, and the constant visual whizbang stuff never lets the actors interact. " ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Feb 26, 2010
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