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Ian Berriman

Ian Berriman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Ian Berriman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): SFX Magazine, Total Film

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 83% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 12 "Capaldi delivers another powerfully intense performance. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2015
5/5 88% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 11 ""Heaven Sent" stands as the best episode of the season so far: madly surreal, ingeniously baffling, immensely creepy and downright gruelling in its latter stages, with a tremendously impactful payoff. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2015
4/5 88% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 10 "All season we've been waiting to see when Jimmy McGill will reach the personal crossroads that leads down the road to becoming Saul Goodman, but in this season finale he arrives at it via an unexpectedly circuitous route. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2015
4/5 90% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 7 "Initially it felt like the subplot about deluded embezzlers the Kettlemans didn't have much legs... but "koo-koo bananas" Lady Macbeth/Maude Flanders hybrid Betsy Kettleman has turned out to be a stand-out recurring character. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 17, 2015
95% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 5 "There's nothing explosive about this episode, but there are three elements to it and all of them work really well. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 1 "Uno is a supremely confident start to a series that feels very much of a piece with Breaking Bad, but doesn't feel like it exists swamped by its shadow. Walter who? " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
4.5/5 100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 2 "It's a pleasure to see [Jimmy] being good at his job, giving dim-witted juvenile perps a last chance at a life without a serious criminal record. It's almost a shame it can't last. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3.5/5 100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 3 "The flashback to Jimmy's past, when he was estranged from his brother and clearly headed for a life of crime, is intriguing. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3.5/5 95% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 4 "Now the show is demanding a little patience from the viewer as it engages in rather more low key plotlines and quiet character building. It's earned that patience... but it might get a little frustrating if the series don't step up a gear. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 2, 2015
4/5 79% Penny Dreadful: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It's appropriate that a Grand Guignol theatre is a major location; this series is as dark as coagulated blood. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2.5/5 72% Honeymoon (2014) "Taps into one of the most basic universal fears with some success, but never explores any particularly surprising territory. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 3, 2014
3/5 38% Blackwood (2013) "When so many horrors never stray from the usual route, it's laudable that Blackwood takes a detour somewhere unexpected. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/5 86% Falling Skies: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "Rmains solid entertainment, thanks to shock deaths, well-mounted action and "human moments" which fall just the right side of the touching/sickbag-required divide " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2014
3/5 67% World War Z (2013) "Despite all appearances, World War Z isn't really a zombie movie. It's a disaster movie, one in which the agent of apocalypse just happens to be walking (and running) human corpses, rather than glaciers or a meteor strike. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2.5/5 No Score Yet Devil Girl from Mars (1955) "Sadly, the PVC-clad Nyah is a crashing bore. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2013
4/5 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) "Into Darkness is in large part designed to make Trek fans nudge one another in the ribs and emit excited fanboy yelps of recognition. How much you enjoy the film will depend on your appetite for homage. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted May 8, 2013
2/5 79% The Innkeepers (2012) "A gruelling trial of audience patience. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2012
3/5 36% In Time (2011) "Andrew Niccol's dystopia never really feels like anything other than a depthless, stylish sleek surface. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 27, 2012
4.5/5 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) "As before, this third entry in the franchise brushes aside such fripperies as a complex, involving narrative and drills straight down into our most primal fears. The results are as nerve-jangling as ever. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2011
87% Save the Green Planet (2004) "Clearly designed to win a cult following, its "chuck everything, including the kitchen sink in" approach to weirdery treads a fine line between "endearingly bat's-arse" and "trying a bit too hard". " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2011
89% Hausu (House) (1977) "If you crashed a teenage girls' pyjama party after necking some bad acid, this is probably what it'd feel like. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2011
67% The Blob (1958) "The Blob is one of those B-movies that will always inhabit a warm little nook in the affections of SF fans but, truth be told, it's never quite as fun as it should be. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 28, 2011
63% The Crawling Eye (The Trollenberg Terror) (1958) "Although hampered by a low budget and some laughable model work, The Trollenberg Terror certainly has its moments. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2011
86% Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke) (1983) "The narrative moves at such break-neck speed and hits you with such a rapid succession of gags that you're soon too dizzy to fuss over the details. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2011
58% The Sentinel (1977) "The cast is certainly impressive, but in every other respect this horror in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist is a second-rate piece of tut. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2011
64% I Bury the Living (2001) "Sure, this is basically just like an extended episode of The Twilight Zone, but that's no bad thing, since it's like a good episode. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 21, 2011
No Score Yet Night of the Hunted (1999) "This Alzheimer's nightmare has an uncanny, downbeat atmosphere that can't be dissipated, even by the comical regularity with which Rollin's stars disrobe, or some crude scissors-in-eyes gore. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 31, 2011
71% Versus (2003) "Being dumb is cool, dude, and Versus is as knowingly dumb as a three-chord thrash by The Ramones. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 25, 2011
96% Orphée (Orpheus) (1950) "If you're the kind of amateur existentialist who admires the ring of a sentence like "look a lifetime in a mirror and you will see Death at work", then this beautiful film is for you. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 10, 2011
48% Blacula (1972) "William Marshall brings considerable nobility to the lead role - no mean feat when you've got patches of hair glued all over your face and keep turning into a giant bat. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 20, 2010
65% Q (1982) "Q works because Larry Cohen plays it pretty straight. Guerrilla filming on the streets of NYC helps create a sense of verisimilitude, and the characterisation is both unusual and strong. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2010
67% The Asphyx (1973) "What stops the film from sliding into irredeemable silliness is the performance of Robert Stephens, one of those dependable British thesps you can always rely upon to pull out the stops. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2010
No Score Yet Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (The Last Combat) (1983) "Moments of wry whimsy maintain interest, as do frequent flashes of Besson's knack for a striking image. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2010
3.5/5 88% Let Me In (2010) "it's impossible to deny that the subtlety has been dialled down by a good 5-10%... still, as Hollywood remakes go, a mere 5-10% is a good result. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2010
No Score Yet The Bed Sitting Room (1969) "This example of post-apocalyptic absurdism sits midway between The Goons and Threads. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2010
66% Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) "Some things are best watched at 3am, wrapped in the warm glow of drunkenness. Plan 9 From Outer Space is one of them. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2010
64% The Aerial (La Antena) (2007) "A hauntingly beautiful work: inventive, elegiac, gently surreal. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2010
50% Hardware (1990) "One of those lovingly crafted movies where ingenuity and enthusiasm overcome the budgetary limitations. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2010
67% Wristcutters: A Love Story (2007) "This road movie romcom won’t leave you reaching for the razor blades. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 11, 2010
98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) "Wedding lyrical beauty to a gruesome scenario, it bridges the chasm between arthouse poetry and exploitation voyeurism. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 27, 2010
70% Brain Damage (1995) "A horribly funny addiction allegory, equally likely to make you feel sympathy and sorrow, or burp up a tiny bit of sick. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2010
71% Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) "It's a one-gag movie, but while some of the iterations of that gag are about as hilarious as a squirt in the face from a plastic flower, a few are genuinely rib-tickling. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2010
55% Paura nella città dei morti viventi (City Of The Living Dead) (The Gates of Hell) (1980) "Whilst not as outlandish as The Beyond, undoubtedly Fulci's finest fever-dream, City Of The Living Dead is still startlingly crackers. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2010
83% Night of the Comet (1984) "What really makes Night Of The Comet such a joy isn't the nostalgia rush it provides, but the two central characters. These girls just get on with it, dealing with the apocalypse with resourcefulness, crackerjack wit, and machine guns. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2010
79% Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) (Don't Open the Window) (1974) "Much of the pleasure of this UK take on Night Of The Living Dead comes from seeing the undead wandering round the grey landscape of '70s Britain as if they've accidentally lurched into an early Mike Leigh film. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2010
86% Death Line (Raw Meat) (1972) "This under-rated British horror has the ragged edge and grim tone of a film made two years later - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2010
88% Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) "A crisp, well-crafted movie that achieves its effects by calmly stating the facts, with the bare minimum of histrionics. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 2, 2010
No Score Yet Blind Beast (Môjû) (1969) "Shining a flashlight on some murky corners of human sexuality, it's a continually astonishing piece of work - by the end you may feel somewhat dazed and bewildered. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 2, 2010
100% Wild Zero (2000) "The sort of film that makes you want to down a bottle of vodka, throw your TV out of the window, set your house on fire, and pogo naked on the roof screaming, "ROCK AND ROLL!!!" " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 19, 2010
67% It Happened Here (1999) "A chilling and thought-provoking film because it resists the clichés of Hollywood war movies, where good and evil are often clearly delineated. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 12, 2010
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