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Pamela Jahn

Pamela Jahn
Pamela Jahn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Electric Sheep

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
58% The Neon Demon (2016) If anything, Refn has created an aesthetic experience, a hollow, surface-level satire that is pretty to look at, but little else.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
95% Gimme Danger (2016) Witty, loving and fuelled by some of the finest rock n' roll music, Gimme Danger is unashamedly nostalgic, yet it also makes you leave the cinema with a lump in your throat that there's just no one quite like the young Iggy in music anymore.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) ... although overlong and not without flaws, there is enough in The Wailing to warrant a viewing, and the subtle force of the film confirms Na Hong-jin's reputation as a director to be reckoned with.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
98% Hell or High Water (2016) Labelled as a modern-day western, it might not bring anything new to the genre, but it's smart and ferocious and highly entertaining.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
79% Personal Shopper (2017) ... ultimately here most of his stylistic choices fall flat, while the decision to capture the spirits in the form of smoky shadows simply feels lazy and unconvincing.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) ... Jarmusch's genius lies in capturing precisely the small moments and fine details that make life so special, no matter how trivial, or crazy, things may seem.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
89% Loving (2016) Loving is as good as a drama can be, but for everyone who admires the director's earlier films, it might be a disappointment.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The plot is deliciously twisted, while perceptions and truths are consistently challenged.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Toni Erdmann is that rare thing: a film that makes you laugh and cry, wince and twist in your seat all at once.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
89% The Lobster (2016) While the first half is full of flavour, the second is unappetisingly bland.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
85% In the Basement (Im Keller) (2015) To some extent, In the Basement is crafted in the same way that John Waters created Shock Value, an often fascinating, frequently creepy, unashamedly funny compilation of oddities and curiosities that are occasionally hard to digest.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
65% The Harvest (2015) A slow-burn that stubbornly follows its own path, it is an impressively mature and weighty return to cinema for John McNaughton.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
74% The Congress (2014) The film is a fiercely original, bold and riveting meditation on the future of the silver screen and the stars that make it shine.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) ... as fitting, seductive and gruesome as it is, Maps to the Stars somewhat feels at odds with the director's insistence that the film is anything but a satirical apocalypse.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet A ciascuno il suo (We Still Kill the Old Way) (1967) ... it's impossible to resist and hard to shake off even long after you step out of his unsettling, expressive world.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
66% The Rover (2014) ... the film still manages to maintain a fierce tension despite the flaws in its fractured plot and characterisation.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet Yuke yuke nidome no shojo (Go, Go Second Time Virgin) (2008) ... the film's eerie tone and fractured approach to characterisation... provide the story with an intangibly lingering power and a seductive sense of mystery that sticks with you much longer than for the film's barely hour-long running time.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet ASYL: Park and Love Hotel (Pâku ando rabuhoteru) (2008) After all, Asyl demonstrates that it is still possible to craft an affecting, unpretentious and quietly entertaining film outside the framework of the pop genre.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
85% Ddongpari (Breathless) (2009) Breathless is a lot more than a film about domestic violence in South Korea: it is no issue movie, but a profoundly singular, devastatingly powerful, intensely personal vision... ‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
63% Chiko (2008) ... its uneven blend of social criticism, domestic drama and gangster tragedy illustrates just how difficult it is to capture that distinctive Scarface quality.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
85% Tony Manero (2009) Superbly paced, deftly acted and pervaded with satirical wit, Tony Manero is full of a dangerous, manic energy that comes directly from its main character, a man capable of dazzling gestures and a remarkable self-control in spite of his confusion.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
73% Kærlighed på Film (Just Another Love Story) (2007) The film's emotional power comes from its double investigation of love and identity, falseness and authenticity.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
81% White Lightnin' (2009) Merging real-life events and unbridled fiction, writers (and co-producers) Shane Smith and Eddy Moretti have crafted a bold, nightmarish tale of Southern darkness... ‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
95% Katalin Varga (2009) ... Katalin Varga often hits a note of genuine otherworldliness, and the power of this slow-burning, nightmarish tale is utterly compelling... ‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) But along with a finely crafted screenplay, the film's truly brilliant touch, and what makes this nightmarish fable all the more effective and original, is its stunning black and white photography.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
87% Better Things (2008) Although the film is flawed... it offers a powerful evocation of the desperate, tongue-tied helplessness that sets its various characters in motion, and which, in the film's riveting moments, echoes uneasily in the mind.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
78% Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) (2008) Three Monkeys is not without certain melodramatic flaws, but they are absorbed by the film's stylistic plausibility, by the way the framing and the stunning use of digital photography creates its own sort of psychological reality.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
84% Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008) In the end, however expansive, action-packed and powerfully shot The Baader-Meinhof Complex undoubtedly is, it remains a disturbing hybrid that leaves the viewer jaded, bizarrely perplex and ultimately unsatisfied.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
66% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) The enormously influential punk rock poet, her music and poetry, and the times in which she flourished are indeed best served by a cinematic style that remains determinedly impressionistic.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
83% Heavy Metal in Baghdad (2008) Eddy Moretti and Suroosh Alvi's powerful yet soft-centred documentary about the Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda creates a fascinating portrait of life in Iraq as seen through the eyes of young metal-heads... ‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
70% Ben X (2007) The ambitious themes are treated with great sensitivity and imaginative power in a tale that is both touching and beguiling, pushing beyond the form and frame of conventional feature-length fiction.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
39% Savage Grace (2007) A spellbinding tale of luxury, incest, madness and matricide... ‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
0% Puffball (2008) A lacklustre mishmash of voodoo humbug, pregnancy and domestic frustrations, set in a grey, desolate community in the Irish countryside, Puffball is carelessly plotted, haphazardly stringing together obscure scenes and all-too-obvious hints.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet Ci qing (Mandala) (Spider Lilies) (2007) Although it is explicitly about the tentative romance between two young women, Spider Lilies touches upon the polarities that underlie all human relationships: honesty and dishonesty, trust and distrust, concession and repression.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
64% Zizek! (2005) Watching this fresh, brief and enjoyable documentary on DVD is brilliantly stimulating and prompts one to think further about Slavoj iek's original, politically incorrect and ultimately vital analysis of society.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
67% The Go Master (2006) ... an elegant biopic with sufficient psychological complexity to draw audiences deeply into the characters' lives.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
77% Water Lilies (2008) With little dialogue it is an intense film that, one feels, deeply reflects the director's personal experience.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
No Score Yet A Quiet Place in the Country (Un tranquillo posto di campagna) (1968) Blending sex, love, madness, identity crisis, alienation, death, art, consumerism and social commentary in a hypnotic, dazzling visual swirl of bold colours, powerful emotions and artistic expression, it is a feast of experimental visual imagery... ‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) [Director Chris Smith] balances the increasingly wild and bewildering archival material with a present-day conversation with Carrey at his most calm and relaxed, and it's the combination of these two opposing forces that ultimately make the film work.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
100% Foxtrot (2017) ... Foxtrot never steps into the second-feature trap, but proves once more that the Lebanon director is a force to be reckoned with, at any age.‐ Cinema Scope
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
74% Paradise: Love (2013) The film is attuned to the moral complexity of the situation, and also surprisingly tender.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
94% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2017) As you'd expect from the Chilean director, Jodorowsky follows no rules when it comes to artistic creation.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
71% The Decent One (2014) Ultimately, it gives less insight into the actual psychology of an introverted mass murderer and war criminal and his repression of any sense of guilt than one would have hoped for.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Among the tide of low-fi productions based around an amusing (or scary) concept and a couple of improvising actors, this smart, canny and often hilarious comedy truly stands out.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
No Score Yet Wu ren qu (No Man's Land) (2013) Tightly paced and eminently fun to watch.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2014
85% In Order of Disappearance (2016) You have to give it to Skarsgård for keeping a perfectly straight face throughout, while Moland makes excellent use of the crisp, snowy landscape that, as ever, serves as an appropriate setting for a staggering war of revenge.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2014
81% This Ain't California (2013) Whether faux found footage or not, This Ain't California is a joy ride, and not only for skateboarders or anyone else who experienced life on either side of the Berlin Wall.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2013
96% Gravity (2013) Everyone in for a unique cinematic ride against the backdrop of the abyss of outer space will have a fantastic time.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2013
94% Blancanieves (2013) For all his command of ambitious and playful narrative ingenuity and apt technical flair, Berger's study in demonised female vanity and the power of true beauty favours atmosphere over frenzy - and achieves it in striking fashion.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) Part of the magic in Soderbergh's thoroughly entertaining biopic on the life of flamboyant piano virtuoso Liberace comes from the way it strives to be as free-spirited, wily and simply irresistible as its subject.‐ Electric Sheep
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2013