David Cairns

David Cairns

Agrees with the Tomatometer 90% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Spider Baby (1968)

"Jack Hill's uncategorisable cult nasty is part Old Dark House/Addams Family black comedy, part Texas Chainsaw Massacre, before the whole thing winds up somewhere in Eraserhead territory." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Oct 17, 2016

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"No doubt the doom-laden setting and tragic denouement are true to the reality of these situations, but the audience would appreciate some surprises." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 5, 2015

Coherence (2014)

"A mild form of Lynchian terror is unleashed. It's also rather funny." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 25, 2014
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Greyhawk (2014)

"A compelling experience." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jun 22, 2014

The Conjuring (2013)

"Wan is super-talented at delivering frissons and jumps, he just needs to take himself a bit more seriously." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Aug 1, 2013

Santa Sangre (1989)

"Promoted with the apt slogan 'Forget everything you have ever seen', Jodorowsky's film takes no prisoners, except maybe for purposes of torture." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 20, 2012

The Love Parade (1929)

"Combining the Ruritanian settings and aristocratic glamour of operetta with the lightness of revue, the film takes musical cinema out of the Broadway theatres and into a romanticised vision of the world." ‐ Senses of Cinema
Posted Feb 3, 2012

Trollhunter (2011)

"Enjoy it before the inevitable sequels and Hollywood remake sully its memory." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 6, 2011

House By the River (1950)

"House by the River is a gothic melodrama, and it marshals its limited resources to create a rich and pervasive atmosphere of decay and corruption." ‐ Senses of Cinema
Posted Jul 7, 2010

Van Diemen's Land (2009)

"In its evocation of a bleak, hostile environment in which even the meanest cannot eke out an existence, it packs a bloody punch." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted May 5, 2010