Ben Stephens

Ben Stephens

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

Ben Stephens's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): culturevulture.net

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
No Score Yet 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% 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
95% 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
82% 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 in A Close Shave (1995) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
91% The Shining (1980) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
95% 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
88% Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) Edinburgh U Film Society
Posted Jan 1, 2000
93% 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
89% 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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