Ben Stephens

Ben Stephens

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

Publications:
culturevulture.net , Edinburgh U Film Society
Total Reviews:
44

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Showing 1 - 44 of 44
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
77% Big Fish (2003) " Fails to engage" — culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 17, 2004
94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) " Much of the story unfolds with the careful, deliberate pacing of the best silent films, and the action ranges from kitchen sink realism to outlandish fantasy." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 14, 2004
—— Rebus (2006) " The dialog crackles with a lot of ... dark humor and hardboiled sass." — culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 18, 2003
100% Office: The Complete First Series (2003) " A razor-sharp satire" — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 3, 2003
67% CQ (2002) " Pull[s] off the rare trick of recreating not only the look of a certain era, but also the feel." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 22, 2002
96% Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jun 18, 2002
98% Manhattan (1979) " The layers of self-awareness and self-referentiality at the heart of this film are dizzying." — culturevulture.net
Posted May 2, 2002
100% The Lady Eve (1941) " Crackles with a level of wit and sexual innuendo that makes you wish they still made sex comedies for adults." — culturevulture.net
Posted Apr 12, 2002
72% Training Day (2001) " A flair for tone and character, as well as capturing the look and feel of LA rather than that of Hollywood." — culturevulture.net
Posted Feb 12, 2002
72% Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001) " Seamlessly blends fact, legend, and outright fiction to create an exhilarating, genuinely scary, and at times moving film." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jan 14, 2002
97% Jules and Jim (1962) " An energetic and cinematic, but ultimately frustrating, attempt to breathe new life into that most hackneyed of plot devices: the love triangle." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 24, 2001
100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) " It feels like it was made out of whole cloth rather than just being a showcase for its dancers." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 16, 2001
96% An American in Paris (1951) " Every five or ten minutes the audience is treated to a riveting dance number set to some of the greatest tunes of George and Ira Gershwin." — culturevulture.net
Posted Dec 5, 2001
100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) " A sparkling comedy of manners." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 19, 2001
100% A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) " A dizzying and tantalizing skate across the surface of a deep and wonderful lake." — culturevulture.net
Posted Nov 14, 2001
94% Blood Simple (1984) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Oct 30, 2001
63% The Big Blue (1988) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Oct 30, 2001
97% A Night at the Opera (1935) " A fascinating and hilarious exercise in organized chaos." — culturevulture.net
Posted Sep 26, 2001
96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955) " Just like its hero, the film is operatic and grandiose in places, shambling and inarticulate in others, but always intensely watchable." — culturevulture.net
Posted Aug 6, 2001
100% Local Hero (1983) " It has always been easier to make films about misery than about happiness, for happiness is so un-cinematic, so devoid of conflict. But Local Hero is a rare and welcome exception." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 30, 2001
88% Dial M for Murder (1954) " A rare and accomplished example of the work of Hitchcock the Minimalist." — culturevulture.net
Posted Jul 25, 2001
80% Talk Radio (1988) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Something Wild (1986) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Barcelona (1994) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
96% GoodFellas (1990) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% Living in Oblivion (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
86% Heat (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
82% Trust (1991) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Wallace and Gromit in the Wrong Trousers (1993) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% The Shining (1980) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% Dead Man Walking (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% The Princess Bride (1987) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
81% Cry Freedom (1987) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
97% A Night at the Opera (1935) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
92% The Sting (1973) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
87% To Die For (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
100% Before Sunrise (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% The Usual Suspects (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Misery (1990) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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