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Bill Graham

Bill Graham
Bill Graham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Film Stage

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 30% Passengers (2016) With a distinct lack of chemistry and a director without the know-how to find a deeper meaning in story, the shoddy foundation of the premise quickly collapses.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
C- 37% V/H/S: Viral (2014) Like any franchise, a third outing is difficult to pull off yet, and such is the case here, with few ample rewards to be found.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
B 76% Lights Out (2016) With some immensely chilling sequences and a lot of the eye-rolling moments of the horror genre cleverly sidestepped, Lights Out features a simple premise that is told confidently.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
C+ 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) [It] makes no secret that it is a Toy Story clone, and while it's mostly entertaining, it never truly breaks past these boundaries.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
C+ 29% Machete Kills (2013) Bigger, more ambitious, and more raucous, Machete Kills stands as a film that proves more can, sometimes, be less.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B- 71% Man of Tai Chi (2013) Yes, it's irreverent at times, but Man Of Tai Chi exudes confidence in its silliness, too, never actually treating the subject of martial arts as light or inconsequential.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 79% Grand Piano (2014) Grand Piano can be enjoyed from multiple perspectives: it will satisfy the film buff, the tech hound, and the sit-back-and-be-entertained audience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B+ 82% Afflicted (2014) Despite thinking you may know where the story is headed, it continually subverts expectations and in places it doesn't, there's at least quality entertainment.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
A- 61% L'écume des jours (Mood Indigo) (2014) Richly told through Gondry's signature visual oddities and whimsy, Mood Indigo posits itself as something raw and intensely original.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
B 79% Metallica Through the Never (2013) For a loyal fan, this is something of a godsend.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
C+ 83% Witching and Bitching (2014) Silly, ridiculous, and full of interesting mythology and visuals, Witching and Bitching is a wild ride to experience.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
B+ 87% Chef (2014) Favreau lets his character not only have flaws, but also allows him to grow without actually fixing those flaws. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 78% Harmontown (2014) More than anything, though, the documentary explores a side of Harmon that you might expect but nonetheless feel privileged to see.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 72% Neighbors (2014) Once the feud starts, things quickly escalate and this is where the comedy hits its stride and rarely relents.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B+ 97% Housebound (2014) This is a silly film, but it has some serious horror/thriller chops.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 91% Faults (2015) Stearns crafts a slow-forming film, establishing atmosphere and tension.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B 73% Oculus (2014) The tension just keeps building as layers of new knowledge, for both the characters and the audience, are acquired. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 86% Wild Canaries (2015) Clearly, Canaries is all about the couple at its core, who are both drawn smoothly. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
B- 38% Before I Disappear (2014) The result of this is Before I Disappear, a darkly comic film about love and family with rich characters and an original voice.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
C+ 75% Kelly & Cal (2014) Kelly & Cal follows well-worn territory and manages to make things feel fresh.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
B- No Score Yet Wicker Kittens (2014) Delightfully charming, the major flaw in the film is its length.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
B 86% John Wick (2014) This is an achievement on an action level that might not break new ground, but it's an extremely focused and competent crowd-pleaser.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B- 85% Alleluia (2015) A bleak, dark, and yet humorous experience that is full of twists and turns that are at times truly heartbreaking.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
C+ 70% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) While its tone wildly varies, when it comes to the glut of horror remakes, it's a slight step ahead of the standard batch.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B 85% Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) A cruel twisting narrative that too obviously telegraphs some aspects but also keeps a handful of the proceedings mysterious and is all the better for it.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B 100% I Am A Knife With Legs (2014) Richly told in lo-fi glory, it won't land with everyone, but should have a wide enough audience if you're game for something a bit more charming than it is polished.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B 85% In Order of Disappearance (2016) Beautifully shot, clever and darkly humorous, this is a well-told crime film that brings serious chops when it comes to comedy and particular set pieces.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
C+ 28% Everly (2015) There are some genuinely great action bits mixed in with a handful that are a bit more tired, and the overall package is full of ups and downs.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
B+ 100% Musarañas (Shrew's Nest) (2014) Great villains are hard to come by in film, but Shrew's Nest has a new one that simply must be seen.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B+ 59% My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (2015) Plainly, life is difficult for Refn at times, and [the film] shows both the curious nature of being in that position and why he continues to garner a reputation as a director to seek out.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B- 61% Felt (2015) Mixing slow-building dread and mental health issues, Felt arrives as a needle prick of chaos. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
B 89% Red Knot (2014) Quietly powerful.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
A- 92% Ex Machina (2015) Ex Machina has both a heart and soul. Within these close quarters, there is something to chew on, observe, and explore.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B+ 85% Trainwreck (2015) Apatow and Schumer manage to bring the laughs along with raw honesty.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 94% Spy (2015) Another successfully comedy from Feig, Spy is equally funny as it is full of charm and genuinely solid action beats.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B+ 47% One & Two (2015) Quiet and contemplative, One & Two is confident in the story it wants to tell and achieves so with remarkable poise.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
C+ 71% The Final Girls (2015) Missteps aside, with the vivid imagery around the campgrounds and the slick sense of humor, Strauss-Schulson nails certain aspects. ‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 95% We Are Still Here (2015) Geoghegan shows a healthy love of gore as he smears the quiet landscape with red.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 88% The Invitation (2016) As the tension effectively builds and pay-off is pulled off with aplomb, The Invitation is a mostly effective small-scale thriller, despite some missteps along the way.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
A- 100% Peace Officer (2015) Peace Officer paints an informative and fairly balanced portrayal of an issue that is more relevant now than ever before.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B 87% Heaven Knows What (2015) Both heartbreaking and endlessly fascinating to watch.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 61% Creative Control (2016) Well-acted, quietly funny, and with enough meat to keep a thinker satisfied, [the film] pushes against just being beautiful to look at and manages something more.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
B- 75% 7 Chinese Brothers (2015) 7 Chinese Brothers has an abundance of half-hearted slacker charm that it is hard to fault.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
C+ 73% Land of the Dead (2005) The Dead Lands offers an odd mix of cultural identity that falls prey to clichéd tropes and one-dimensional characters.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
C 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Initially succeeding on its flashy charms, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies gets the look right, but the action eventually wears thins.‐ The Film Stage
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016