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Jamie Graham

Jamie Graham
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 60% Real Steel (2011) With its tale of redemption, reconnection and triumphant underdogs interwoven with seamless effects boasting a palpable physicality, Real Steel does nothing new but does it well.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 29% Venom (2018) Fleischer made a better comedy-horror with Zombieland, but Venom's a decent buddy actioner. You might even laugh your head off...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
5/5 92% Mandy (2018) Cage loses it in a bloody, druggy, superbly crafted revenge thriller. Astonishing.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 86% Upgrade (2018) Whannell flaunts his influences while still making a movie good enough to stand tall on its own considerable merits.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie brings grace and grit, and Cruise brings it, period. This quick-witted, fleet-footed franchise shows no sign of flagging.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 93% First Reformed (2018) Paul Schrader's best for 20 years. A stunning study of one man's flaws and an apocalyptic vision of mankind's fate.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Despite the first Incredibles feeling newer and, ideas-wise, more focused in its tale of dreary domesticity rubbing up against wacky world-saving, this is terrific.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) After a first half that suggests franchise fatigue is setting in, Fallen Kingdom zooms in for some scarily good set-pieces.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Far better than we had any right to expect. Thrilling set-pieces, spine-tingling iconography and a Han/Chewie bromance to savour.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Somehow manages to be sweet and progressive, as well as a timely release in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Spielberg gets his game face on with spectacular results. One extended scene - no spoilers! - is as fun as cinema gets.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander packs a punch but this Tomb Raider is a long way off the Holy Grail of the first three Indy movies.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3/5 74% Mom and Dad (2018) An exploitation movie that, paradoxically, exhibits too much good taste. Still, expect "Saws all!" to become a 2018 catchphrase.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
3/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The spectacle is decent and the relationship dynamics absorb just enough to fill the lengthy run time.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
4/5 49% Downsizing (2017) No small achievement. Alexander Payne re-confirms his position as one of US cinema's premier filmmakers.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
5/5 91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand is an unstoppable force in a fiercely intelligent, profanely poetic movie that shifts tonal gears at breakneck speed.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) This last (?) encore feels a little tired, but fans will still feel the urge to raise their lighters/glowing phones.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) An excellent middle chapter bursting with wit, wisdom, emotion, shocks, old-fashioned derring-do, state-of-the-art tech, and stonking set-pieces.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) A Christmas horror-comedy - and one of the best since Gremlins.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 84% Wonder (2017) Chbosky traces a rote story arc but works hard to avoid mawkishness, while Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson dial down their star power to serve the story as Auggie's fretful folks.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 70% Happy End (2017) The unflinching filmmaker behind Funny Games, Hidden and Amour returns to his decidedly uncuddly pet themes.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 56% Kaleidoscope (2017) Face crumpled, eyes darting, Jones captures the wounded humanity at the core of this psychological thriller.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) Poverty and poetry, delinquency and deluxe wonder... this child's-eye view of lives on a knife-edge is terrific.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Shooting in 65mm, Branagh delivers all of the eye-saucering exteriors you'd expect, as mountaintops soar, sunlight glints at the end of tunnels and stations snuggle under a duvet of blue snow.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
5/5 86% The Shining (1980) The Shining buzzes madness and malevolence from every frame.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Well-acted, well-made and well-intentioned, but not quite strong enough to gain the awards traction it would desire.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) With less to say for itself and the tics and tropes of the spy genre already upended, this sequel at times runs around and around in circles, even if it often looks golden whilst doing it.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017) The tension only serves a tale of obsession and sacrifice - qualities easily lost against the wondrous effects and heart-swelling hope.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) A royal treat.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) The plotting is tangled, the emotional undertow slight, but the action keeps on coming, including a blistering multi-player sword fight on speeding bikes.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 69% mother! (2017) Aronofsky's seventh movie, mother!, is being marketed as a 'psychological thriller' but reveals itself to be his most out-and-out, not to mention outré, horror movie yet.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) The real reason IT works is because it takes time with the kids, revelling in their colourful lingo and comradeship as much as their fears.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 25% Eat Locals (2016) Neil Marshall's Dog Soldiers did much the same thing with far more wit, energy and innovation.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 84% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) The doc-flavoured approach lends both urgency and tedium, while the blend of miniatures, stop-motion and CGI references the various looks of his 63-year history.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 83% Detroit (2017) Expect Bigelow's deep-cutting drama to be part of the conversation come awards season.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/5 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) Tommy's Honour scores a hole in one with its unpacking of the class wars at play.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
2/5 37% The Last Word (2017) Much mellowing and life-learning ensues in a plodding dramedy, though the glint in MacLaine's eyes makes it almost worth your while. Almost.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
4/5 43% Song to Song (2017) No Badlands, but the best of the recent minor Malicks. And it features Val Kilmer with a chainsaw.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Holland, like his character, is clearly having a blast throughout, and you'll know just how he feels.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
4/5 71% Chubby Funny (2016) A low-budget relationship drama with high aspirations. Makes for a self-assured and pleasingly down-to-earth debut from one-to-watch Michell.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
2/5 66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) French acting royalty including Juliette Binoche gamely play up, but the theatrics are an acquired taste.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
3/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Uneven, but plenty of fun.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) [The Meyerowitz Stories] sees writer/director Noah Baumbach return to his favourite milieu of family misfortunes, though this time with the humour and warmth a little higher in the mix.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2/5 31% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) There's a thin line between visionary and hodgepodge, and it's a line that King Arthur crosses and re-crosses with an abandon that rivals Hunnam's accent sliding from Cockney to Californian and back again.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3/5 85% The Transfiguration (2017) This is a downbeat character study that scratches at Brooklyn's underbelly.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A very big, exceedingly dumb thrill ride. Live your life a movie at a time; for 136 minutes, you'll be free.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Less geared to adults than Pixar movies, but enough fun to prevent toys being thrown out of prams.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 76% The Void (2017) Directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski are ones to watch.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
5/5 100% Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) (1974) The prolific auteur was a huge admirer of Douglas Sirk, and there are echoes here of All That Heaven Allows, but the intensity is all Fassbinder.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
1/5 9% I.T. (2016) Set in a smart home but sincerely dumb, its only hope is that people buy tickets expecting a clown.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017