Graham Fuller Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% Wildlife (2018) Dano is not yet an Antonioni, but he has an eye for alienation which should serve him well in the future.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
76% The Prestige (2006) Although the film's stunning reveals make the audience realise it has been duped... there is a protagonist to empathise with each time. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
88% Love, Gilda (2018) Scrapbook-y in design, Love, Gilda sustains an optimistic mood despite its subject's premature death. Above all, it is Gilda Radner's wisdom and self-knowledge that shine through.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
64% Lizzie (2018) This is a genuine pressure-cooker movie in which every sound and footfall is unbearably loud; shrill or keening noises on the soundtrack keep the viewer on edge.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
92% Support the Girls (2018) As scrappy and noisy as it is - Southern rock blares away on the soundtrack - Support the Girls is a laid-back working-class movie that's ideal viewing on a summer Friday night.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
55% The Bookshop (2018) It's an unsentimental - even strangely violent - and affecting movie that speaks to the current siege on reading, literacy and independent bookshops everywhere.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The Miseducation of Cameron Post reiterates that Akhavan is carving a niche for the depiction of gay people who won't allow their identities to be undermined or, worse, destroyed.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) A well-constructed film, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is likely to elicit a wide array of moral reactions. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
92% Wanda (1971) Just by living an unheroic life as millions of others live it, and by conveying its condition, a maker of art can show what's wrong with a society or culture. This is what Loden does brilliantly...‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
60% The Vampire Lovers (1970) The psychology makes up for the fact that the film is terribly acted (Pitt aside) and cheaply staged.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
39% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) A moderately satisfying biopic... Whatever satisfactions it affords, however, are compromised by the movie's evasions of the supposed truth.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Looming Storm (2017) Though grounded in the reality of recent Chinese history, it contrives to make many of the scenes seem like dreams within dreams. In this respect, it's pure cinema.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) White's atmospherically directed drama is a worthy addition to films that address the US Government's illegal seizure of Native American lands-and its genocidal policies.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet End of Summer (2017) End of Summer is deceptively slight and amiable on the surface. It is best understood as an effective three-way coming -of-age drama.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
91% Arcadia (2017) Arcadia is a kaleidoscopic critical commentary on how swathes of the British countryside have been eroded by increasing urbanization, resulting in despair, alienation, and pockets of spiritual malaise.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
92% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) Playful... but also perverse and densely imagistic...‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
26% Rodin (2018) They rather miss the point that Doillon presents Rodin and Claudel's relationship as a piece of beautiful marble that is slowly hewn away... Worse than the movie's so-called plodding-ness is its talkiness‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
40% The Last Witness (2018) As the movie proceeds, it shrugs off its televisual atmosphere and pacing, becoming a brooding and increasingly fatalistic noir in which Stephen's opportunities for disclosing what he knows diminish until there are none left. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
100% Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018) The journalistic level of the talking heads interviews in the film-and the anecdotes they come up with-is unusually rich, but that's down to Robson's inspirational quality.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The uncanny performance of Laia Artigas as Frida, who appears in every scene, holds Simon's movie together.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
73% This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2018) Lucas Belvaux's film about a French town simmering in right-wing hate is a frightening sign of the times.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here has been beautifully if discordantly crafted.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
97% The Queen (2006) The film makes brilliant use of juxtaposition to underscore the class divide between the Windsors and the Blairs. ‐ Film Comment Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
82% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Michelle Pfeiffer's raw, lupine portrayal of Kyra captures the slow, miserable grind of creeping poverty and its debilitating effect on reason.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Frequently ludicrous, it is a powerful vehicle, nonetheless, for Lawrence as an unbreakable woman.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Don't expect an Oliver Twist-like ending.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) It's hard to imagine that a more beautiful screen romance will come along in 2018 than that between A Fantastic Woman's Marina (Daniela Vega) and Orlando (Francisco Reyes). ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
87% Vazante (2018) It has the aura of a foundation myth-at times beautiful, at time squalid.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) ... watching Faces Places is a reminder that there is a real country behind the fantasy one found in tourist brochures, or that of the haute, intellectual Paris.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) As usual, McDonagh is alert to how conflicts are codified into games by opponents who share affinities.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
84% Darkest Hour (2017) A stirring but flawed World War II film.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
1/5 73% Station To Station (2015) Organised by the artist Doug Aitken, the marathon must have brought the contributors and audiences much pleasure. His film of it is underwhelming.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 94% The Salt of the Earth (2015) Wenders doesn't miss the opportunity to announce, via a closing title, that "The destruction of nature can be reversed". Human nature, The Salt of the Earth suggests, could also use a rethink.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
5/5 97% Man With a Movie Camera (1929) A masterpiece of avant-garde experimentalism and, fleetingly, an unexpected critique of the continuing class struggle.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Except in one instance, the story is not overtly sentimentalized. Rees has been well served in this by her excellent ensemble. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3/5 89% A Fuller Life (2014) A Fuller Life is too small and too celebratory to contain analysis -- and the unpretentious Fuller would have thanked God for that, whatever he might have said to himself. Nonetheless, it's a solid primer about a remarkable man's journey.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
87% Song of Granite (2017) Song of Granite was filmed in black and white by Richard Kendrick and is staggeringly beautiful.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A genuine anti-heroine, she has infinite humanity.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
100% Daughter of the Nile (Ni luo he nu er) (1987) [Hou Hsia-hsein's] observation of the fading, if garish, Taipei of the 1980s through the eyes of an as-yet-unformed young woman who has suffered tragedy and expects to suffer more endows the film with special poignancy.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Because Farrell, bushy-bearded here, clearly wasn't allowed to act sympathetically, it's hard to feel much empathy for Steven-a fatal error.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) It would be going too far to say Wonder Wheel is an instant Woody Allen classic, but it's a reminder that he's still a force to be reckoned with and a great director of actresses especially.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) A film of tenderness and wit, Lady Bird astutely captures the nature of the internecine warfare that habitually exists between girls in late adolescence and their mothers.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
78% Last Flag Flying (2017) Last Flag Flying is a film that revels in its ambiguities, which extend to its genre-hopping: it's at once a war movie set on the home front, a road movie, and a comedy-drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
57% Lemon (2017) The button-pushing indie comedy Lemon seems like a character study of an obnoxious loser, but it's much more than that.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
84% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) As a movie about finding your feet-in holding on to your essential self and relocating your mislaid artistic integrity-Polina is ultimately en pointe.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
76% Crown Heights (2017) This is a timely film about institutionalized racism in America, and related issues of ghettoization and violence within black communities. It won't get as much fanfare as Moonlight, but it needs to be seen.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
32% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Marc Webb's The Only Living Boy in New York is an Oedipal drama if ever there was one. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
95% Brighton Rock (1947) Although the movie depicts Brighton's masses at play in the sun, its true world is that of film noir. ‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
86% Lorna's Silence (2008) The noirish ambience (if not style) underscores the heinousness of those who traffic in human lives for their own ends-a central tenet of the Dardennes' work.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% Odd Man Out (1947) Making an IRA leader sympathetic must have been risky in Britain in 1947‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017