Graham Fuller Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% 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
78% 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
85% 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
92% 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
85% 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 95% 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
96% 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
92% 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
31% 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
76% 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
56% 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
83% 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
78% 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
33% 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
85% 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
100% Rembrandt's J'accuse (2008) Rembrandt's J'Accuse-the first of nine documentaries Greenaway is making about classic paintings-is rigorous and enthralling. ‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
86% Harlan - Im Schatten von Jud Süss (Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Seuss) (2010) Whatever florid talent Harlan had, he apparently had no scruples.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno) (2010) The documentary's investigative work goes only so far, but the images the great director created are revelatory. ‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
79% Nowhere Boy (2010) Given Lennon's wayward streak, Nowhere Boy is oddly safe and functional.‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
87% White Material (2010) Dreamy and elliptical in its fractured timeline and visual lyricism, yet so searing and bloody that it's indelible. ‐ Artforum
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) Despite its underpopulated canvas, Dunkirk is an object lesson in vivid, non-gratuitous pictorialism.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/5 100% Victim (1961) Dirk Bogarde is needle-sharp as Melville Farr, a sophisticated London barrister with a successful practice who is about to become a QC - and whose tamping down of his homosexuality has filled him with angst.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
68% To the Bone (2017) It's the mesmerizing Collins, though, who holds the film together and makes it one of Netflix's most urgent. If you're a teenager, or have got teenage relatives, it's a must-see.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) As a reflection of the sick past in the cruel present, it glowers warningly -- an instant classic.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Never mind the technical innovations, Stewart and the affecting newcomer Alwyn are the two main reasons why Billy Lynn deserves our votes this week.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is an emotionally involving science-fiction drama, which in its mood of cosmic anxiety, is closer in spirit to Steven Soderbergh's Solaris remake than to Robert Zemeckis's New Age-y Contact, one of its obvious precursors. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) [It's] one of the best American films of 2016.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
92% La La Land (2016) This bittersweet musical valentine to Los Angeles - which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - is delivered with MGM magic and Jacques Demy's earthbound élan.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) Serenity prevails in Jim Jarmusch's tale of a New Jersey bus driver with a penchant for poetry, a loving girlfriend with a zany taste in design, and a dog with an Oedipus complex.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
69% The Journey (2017) Though there are flashes of sentimentality in the old man, Spall doesn't make him an ingratiating figure. But he does help us to understand him. It's a great performance that'll hopefully be remembered come awards season.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
73% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) Guiraudie demystifies sex as a visual spectacle by reducing it to the animal, though that's not to say it can't take on a spiritual dimension.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The latest movie from Japan's Studio Ghibli - a fresh take on Robinson Crusoe - breaks with the fantastical Miyazaki style, but sets a new standard for inspired minimalist animation.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
42% Gold (2017) As a vehicle for McConaughey's calculated showboating, it's beguiling, but in these troubled times it feels a little indulgent.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Aided by Johansson's considerable action chops and birthday-suit look, Ghost in the Shell is destined to be a box-office smash. It might also provoke charges of cultural imperialism, as did Björk and Barney. Watch this space.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Fans of the books and the first movie will nonetheless relish it as a tame contemporary bodice-ripper flick. Others can savor it as a satirical critique of the co-opting of BDSM by the conspicuous consumerism embodied by its billionaire Alpha male hero.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) You don't have to be a cat lover to appreciate the film. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017