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David Cairns

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% The Green Fog (2018) The whole thing also amounts, as intended, to a love letter to the Bay Area, that most photogenic of cities, and its rich cinematic history.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
90% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) The Illusionist is as radiantly rich as Tati's own movies, without losing any sense of period.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
83% Caterpillar (2011) Over-explicit and confused.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% And Everything Is Going Fine (2010) [Steven] Soderbergh has returned to fashion a documentary/tribute that's loving, moving and funny.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
96% Restrepo (2010) The unnerving thousand-yard-stare of McDonaugh is impressively disturbing, but the constant anxious smile of Cortez carries a haunting emotional impact.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
No Score Yet Soul Boy (2010) Soul Boy is eminently loveable.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
75% Shirin (2009) The obvious artifice of the picture track, scarcely less stylized than the mythic soundtrack, seems to exclude the kind of obvious appeal documentary might have.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
100% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
87% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
88% Coherence (2014) A mild form of Lynchian terror is unleashed. It's also rather funny.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2014
No Score Yet Greyhawk (2014) A compelling experience.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2014
86% The Conjuring (2013) Wan is super-talented at delivering frissons and jumps, he just needs to take himself a bit more seriously.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2013
85% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012
100% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2012
83% Trollhunter (2011) Enjoy it before the inevitable sequels and Hollywood remake sully its memory.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2011
62% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
80% 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
Read More | Posted May 6, 2010