Jim Harper

Jim Harper
Jim Harper's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Publications: Flipside Movie Emporium

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) As successful as [its] elements are, they would be considerably less effective without such excellent central performances. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
97% Nina Forever (2016) Nina Forever is a confident, original debut that suggests Ben and Chris Blaine may have an interesting career ahead of them. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
No Score Yet Penance (2014) In an era when a two-hour running time can seem increasingly indulgent, Kurosawa has created a five-hour film that doesn't drag for a second, maintaining its momentum throughout. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
B No Score Yet Highlander: Search for Vengeance (2007) In terms of pure entertainment, it's a hell of a lot more satisfying than any of the other sequels. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2007
B- 15% Black Christmas (2006) It might not break new ground, but within the confines of its genre, Black Christmas has more than enough gruesome, gory fun to satisfy. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2006
B No Score Yet The pulsing soundtrack and eye-catching special effects are a long way from the subtle, metaphysical terrors of his later works, but it's still a superior horror film that deserves a wider audience. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2006
B- No Score Yet The Guard from Underground (1992) Manages to evoke the same atmosphere of claustrophobic brutality as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), but only for brief periods. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2006
D No Score Yet Entrails of a Beautiful Woman (Bijo no harawata) (1986) For better or for worse, Komizu has pushed the boundaries of bad taste even further. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2006
D No Score Yet Even with the lack of originality, The Suicide Manual could have been an entertaining effort, were it not quite so dull and lifeless. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2006
D No Score Yet Entrails of the Virgin (1986) Only likely to appeal to a very selective audience, thanks to the zero-budget production values and the graphic, over-the-top approach to both violence and sexuality. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2006
C- No Score Yet The Ring Virus (1999) Few fans will appreciate it as much as the Japanese or American versions, which are all of a consistently higher standard. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
B 38% Marebito (2005) Resembles a nightmare more than a horror film, with logic and resolution taking a back seat to atmosphere and imagination. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2005
C No Score Yet Yogen (Premonition) (2004) Premonition isn't a bad film; it's just a very average one. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2005
D 80% H (2002) Beyond the script difficulties, H is simply too derivative to be satisfying. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2005
B- No Score Yet Jiu ming (Koma) (2004) A decent psycho-thriller with plenty of style and a fistful of nice twists. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2005
B- No Score Yet Acacia (2003) Park is adept at cranking up the tension, imbuing seemingly pedestrian scenes of family life with a dark and sinister undercurrent. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2005
B No Score Yet Marronnier (2004) For the right viewer, Marronnier is a special find indeed: quirky, imaginative, and often funny. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2005
C No Score Yet Em Embalming (1999) It's certainly not the next hidden gem of the Japanese horror boom, and viewers expecting that are likely to come away frustrated. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2005
C- No Score Yet Infection (Kansen) (2004) After presenting us with a fairly strong beginning, Ochiai really doesn't have any idea how to end the film. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
C+ 20% The Nameless (Los sin nombre) (2005) Looking beyond the narrative flaws, The Nameless is clearly the work of a capable director. Balagueró and his cinematographer create a wonderfully grimy atmosphere. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2005
C+ No Score Yet A.LI.CE (1999) Looks more like one of last year's PC games. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2005
C No Score Yet Alive (2004) The film isn't a total failure, but it's unlikely to find favor with the same people who fell in love with Versus. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2005
C+ No Score Yet Evil Dead Trap 2 (1991) By the time the credits roll the film has become tiresome and frustrating. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2005
B- 64% Ju-on: The Curse (Curse Grudge) (2000) There is nothing here to rival Ringu's nerve-shredding climax, but there are several moments that should have most horror fans grinning with ghoulish delight. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2004
A 100% King Of The Ants (2003) Genuinely compelling. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2004
B+ No Score Yet Evil Dead Trap (1988) There's more to entertain and bemuse in the 90 minutes of Toshiharu Ikeda's cult masterpiece than there is in any number of post-Scream slasher flicks. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2004
B- 30% Battle Royale II (2003) Does not match up to the quality of its predecessor. However, the first half is well-constructed and interesting, and should impress fans of the first movie. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2004
B+ 72% Das Experiment (The Experiment) (2001) Grim subject matter aside, The Experiment is a rewarding film. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2004
A+ 87% Battle Royale (2000) An exceptional film. It's exciting, intelligent, touching, and bleakly humorous. - Flipside Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2004