Graham Fuller Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 67% Little Joe (2019) Little Joe charges its icy air with... thorny questions, but Hausner leaves the viewer to answer them.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Watching Hanks here should propel non-Americans to YouTube to find televised interviews with Rogers and excerpts from his late-afternoon half-hour show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which he developed with the child psychologist Margaret McFarland.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
5/5 93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) [F]ans of directors Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Nicolas Roeg, and Wong Kar-wai will likely find this art-house stunner an enrapturing experience.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
5/5 97% The Cave (2019) To not see it - and Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts's likeminded For Sama, as well - is to bury one's head in the sand.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) [A] pleasurably larky action rollercoaster that makes the most of its lowballed feminism.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
42% A Dog Called Money (2019) Murphy has an unerring eye for poetic compositions that emphasise faces, isolated soldiers and civilians in battle zones, and anomalous juxtapositions of vulnerable non-combatants and military personnel.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Though Assayas's dialogue is so sharp and is delivered so entertainingly by his actors that the subject never becomes dry, the characters' entangled love lives certainly help the pill go down...‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 96% The Last Tree (2019) The Last Tree is an advance on Amoo's gentrification film A Moving Image (2016) and announces him as an important British director - one whose work demands a multicultural audience.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) In abandoning the strict linearity of Tartt's story, the film may replicate Theo's stream of consciousness, but it's at the cost of narrative rhythm and Stevensonian electricity.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) It's a film that makes all entertainment movies seem beside the point, and a film that shames the West and the UN security council for letting Assad wage war against his people, as if he were another Stalin.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
87% The Nightingale (2019) ... it amply demonstrates in microcosm the inherent barbarity of the colonizing of the island...‐ Cineaste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) Hogg's movie almost forces the viewer to relive that shattering early romance, founded on collusion and self-delusion, that reordered her or his universe for all time.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
4/5 80% Holiday (2018) Holiday is an allegory of relationships between trusting women and controlling men who abuse their power, and it makes for salutary viewing.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 50% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell It to the Bees is a solid movie - at least until it mobilises a swarm of the eponymous insects as a deus ex machina. However, the screenplay by Henrietta Ashworth and Jessica Ashworth doesn't offer a clear enough sense of who the protagonist is.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
4/5 97% Beats (2019) Achingly nostalgic for rave culture, Beats will likely appeal to anyone whose formative experience of ardent friendships and communal joy peaked in a transcendent musical setting with or without the help of Ecstasy.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 87% Diamantino (2019) Consistently amusing... it's unexpectedly moving, too, Rahim/Aisha's and Diamantino's naturally warm relationship entering new territory after the cloning procedure gives him a new identity.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
4/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux outstrips Bohemian Rhapsody in terms of ambition and stylistic panache.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
No Score Yet A Taste of Sky (2019) Raises issues about family life, ambition, and women's opportunities while whetting the appetite with spectacular imagery - topographic as well as gastronomic.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) In life and death, he carved his own niche, and Mystify is a more than worthy tribute.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
100% The Gasoline Thieves (Huachicolero) (2019) Nito has made an auspicious debut about a world that looks as if it's going to hell.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 81% Mid90s (2018) There's an admirable modesty in the way Jonah Hill has approached his first film as writer-director.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) Haggardly embodied by Dafoe, Vincent is an ingenuous, socially alienated figure aghast at the suffering he must endure.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
4/5 94% Foxtrot (2018) Foxtrot excels at showing the tedium and dehumanizing effects of military deployment.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
5/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) If alienation and cruelty among South Korea's millennials are conditions of sociopolitical malaise on the East Asian peninsula, then Burning is a stunningly acted and directed expression of it.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
3/5 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) At its heart, 'Mary Queen of Scots' is a battle of wills and attitudes between Mary and Elizabeth.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
4/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Dano is not yet an Antonioni, but he has an eye for alienation which should serve him well in the future.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
76% The Prestige (2006) Although the film's stunning reveals make the audience realise it has been duped... there is a protagonist to empathise with each time. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Nov 2, 2018
88% Love, Gilda (2018) Scrapbook-y in design, Love, Gilda sustains an optimistic mood despite its subject's premature death. Above all, it is Gilda Radner's wisdom and self-knowledge that shine through.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
67% Lizzie (2018) This is a genuine pressure-cooker movie in which every sound and footfall is unbearably loud; shrill or keening noises on the soundtrack keep the viewer on edge.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
91% Support the Girls (2018) As scrappy and noisy as it is - Southern rock blares away on the soundtrack - Support the Girls is a laid-back working-class movie that's ideal viewing on a summer Friday night.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
56% The Bookshop (2018) It's an unsentimental - even strangely violent - and affecting movie that speaks to the current siege on reading, literacy and independent bookshops everywhere.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The Miseducation of Cameron Post reiterates that Akhavan is carving a niche for the depiction of gay people who won't allow their identities to be undermined or, worse, destroyed.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
88% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) A well-constructed film, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is likely to elicit a wide array of moral reactions. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
91% Wanda (1971) Just by living an unheroic life as millions of others live it, and by conveying its condition, a maker of art can show what's wrong with a society or culture. This is what Loden does brilliantly...‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
64% The Vampire Lovers (1970) The psychology makes up for the fact that the film is terribly acted (Pitt aside) and cheaply staged.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
41% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) A moderately satisfying biopic... Whatever satisfactions it affords, however, are compromised by the movie's evasions of the supposed truth.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
100% The Looming Storm (2017) Though grounded in the reality of recent Chinese history, it contrives to make many of the scenes seem like dreams within dreams. In this respect, it's pure cinema.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) White's atmospherically directed drama is a worthy addition to films that address the US Government's illegal seizure of Native American lands-and its genocidal policies.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet End of Summer (2017) End of Summer is deceptively slight and amiable on the surface. It is best understood as an effective three-way coming -of-age drama.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
92% Arcadia (2017) Arcadia is a kaleidoscopic critical commentary on how swathes of the British countryside have been eroded by increasing urbanization, resulting in despair, alienation, and pockets of spiritual malaise.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
90% The Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages) (2018) Playful... but also perverse and densely imagistic...‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
30% Rodin (2018) They rather miss the point that Doillon presents Rodin and Claudel's relationship as a piece of beautiful marble that is slowly hewn away... Worse than the movie's so-called plodding-ness is its talkiness‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
40% The Last Witness (2018) As the movie proceeds, it shrugs off its televisual atmosphere and pacing, becoming a brooding and increasingly fatalistic noir in which Stephen's opportunities for disclosing what he knows diminish until there are none left. ‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
100% Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (2018) The journalistic level of the talking heads interviews in the film-and the anecdotes they come up with-is unusually rich, but that's down to Robson's inspirational quality.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) The uncanny performance of Laia Artigas as Frida, who appears in every scene, holds Simon's movie together.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
73% This Is Our Land (Chez nous) (2018) Lucas Belvaux's film about a French town simmering in right-wing hate is a frightening sign of the times.‐ Culture Trip
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
89% 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
96% 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
81% 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
45% 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