David Cairns

David Cairns
David Cairns's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Electric Sheep MUBI
Publications: Electric Sheep, MUBI

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% The Green Fog (2018) The whole thing also amounts, as intended, to a love letter to the Bay Area, that most photogenic of cities, and its rich cinematic history. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
91% The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010) The Illusionist is as radiantly rich as Tati's own movies, without losing any sense of period. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
85% Caterpillar (2011) Over-explicit and confused. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% And Everything Is Going Fine (2010) [Steven] Soderbergh has returned to fashion a documentary/tribute that's loving, moving and funny. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
97% Restrepo (2010) The unnerving thousand-yard-stare of McDonaugh is impressively disturbing, but the constant anxious smile of Cortez carries a haunting emotional impact. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
No Score Yet Soul Boy (2010) Soul Boy is eminently loveable. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
78% Shirin (2009) The obvious artifice of the picture track, scarcely less stylized than the mythic soundtrack, seems to exclude the kind of obvious appeal documentary might have. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
92% Spider Baby (1968) Jack Hill's uncategorisable cult nasty is part Old Dark House/Addams Family black comedy, part Texas Chainsaw Massacre, before the whole thing winds up somewhere in Eraserhead territory. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) No doubt the doom-laden setting and tragic denouement are true to the reality of these situations, but the audience would appreciate some surprises. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
88% Coherence (2014) A mild form of Lynchian terror is unleashed. It's also rather funny. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2014
No Score Yet Greyhawk (2014) A compelling experience. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2014
85% The Conjuring (2013) Wan is super-talented at delivering frissons and jumps, he just needs to take himself a bit more seriously. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2013
85% Santa Sangre (1989) Promoted with the apt slogan 'Forget everything you have ever seen', Jodorowsky's film takes no prisoners, except maybe for purposes of torture. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2012
100% The Love Parade (1929) Combining the Ruritanian settings and aristocratic glamour of operetta with the lightness of revue, the film takes musical cinema out of the Broadway theatres and into a romanticised vision of the world. - Senses of Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2012
81% Trollhunter (2011) Enjoy it before the inevitable sequels and Hollywood remake sully its memory. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2011
62% House By the River (1950) House by the River is a gothic melodrama, and it marshals its limited resources to create a rich and pervasive atmosphere of decay and corruption. - Senses of Cinema EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2010
80% Van Diemen's Land (2009) In its evocation of a bleak, hostile environment in which even the meanest cannot eke out an existence, it packs a bloody punch. - Electric Sheep EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2010