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Stella Papamichael

Stella Papamichael

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 30% Get Hard (2015) " Will Ferrell is looking at ten years in the slammer in a comedy that delivers a hard slap in the face to political correctness. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 73% The Voices (2015) " The unusual mix of laughs, lunacy and a touch of melancholy ensures The Voices will stick in your head. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 12% The Gunman (2015) " With this effort, Penn is way off the mark. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 73% The Voices (2015) " Reynolds has never been more charming or spine-chilling - often simultaneously - in what is a genuinely multifaceted tragicomic performance. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 45% En chance til " Bier gives Waldau room to work rather than fall back on the usual tricks of melodrama (a swelling string section and extreme close-ups) and he carries the film scene-by-scene. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 17, 2015
2/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " Araki has a habit of slowly fading from one scene to the next, perhaps in an effort to create a brooding atmosphere, but it's just plain soporific and the occasional bit of dry comedy offers scant relief. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) " In his best performance since The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner fires on all cylinders as Webb, a man searching for truth, and perhaps glory. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 89% Still Alice (2015) " ...a performance beautifully coloured with varying shades of emotion that also makes clever use of [Moore's] porcelain looks to evoke the vulnerability of the eponymous Alice. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) " Had Cuesta dug a bit deeper around these characters, he might have struck gold. As it is, Kill the Messenger is worth writing home about. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2/5 55% Focus (2015) " Like many a grifter, this crime caper is all style and no substance. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " This is pure wish fulfilment for retirees, an over-the-rainbow, Monsoon Wedding fantasy to break the monotony of trips to the Co-op, endless cups of tea and Countdown in the afternoon. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/5 55% Focus (2015) " Few films are more annoying than a con caper that has nothing up its sleeve except cool, designer style and Focus falls squarely into that category. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 25, 2015
2/5 49% Cake (2015) " Essentially a saccharine confection of clichés, full of bits that are hard to swallow. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
5/5 98% The Artist (2011) " The overall effect is magical. If the technology allowed, we would shout it from the rooftops: you must see this film! " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 49% Cake (2015) " Aniston plays her part with no frills, but she can't help but be dragged down by the surrounding artifice. For one thing, no-one in the real world could possibly have so many grey cardigans. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 34% Blackhat (2015) " If you think a film about computer hackers furiously tapping their keyboards sounds a bit dull, Blackhat proves you right. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 16, 2015
4/5 99% Selma (2015) " [David Oyelowo] gives a huge, heartfelt performance (iniquitously ignored by the Academy) and he seems mindful, too, that the story is bigger than one man. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Feb 2, 2015
2/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) " Johnny Depp is in danger of being upstaged by his own moustache in this knockabout crime caper. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 46% The Gambler (2014) " Wahlberg can deliver a soliloquy on life as a game of chance with rat-a-tat rhythm, but he walks and talks like he's too cool for school, never properly conveying the deep well of angst that he keeps banging on about. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/5 13% Mortdecai (2015) " Mortdecai, the film, is neither satire nor spoof, instead getting caught uncomfortably in a place where the butt of the joke is difficult to pinpoint. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 90% Wild (2014) " Vallée avoids clumsiness in exploring that internal landscape and Witherspoon, too, gives a delicate, sensitive and gutsy performance... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 73% American Sniper (2015) " More than an action film, this is a melodrama that demonstrates rather than examines the psychological burden of having to decide who lives and who dies. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 12, 2015
5/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) " To avert your eyes is impossible. This is a film that creeps up on you, pins you down and will not let go. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 51% Unbroken (2014) " Angelina Jolie takes a conventional but confident approach to directing the amazing life story of Louis Zamperini. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) " In a world still being torn apart by religious conflict, the film does have a resonance beyond the grand visual sweep that Scott can always be relied upon to deliver. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 23, 2014
2/5 28% Annie (2014) " Wallis is the only one among the cast to bring some real energy to the screen... " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 21, 2014
1/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were loveable idiots when they first played Lloyd and Harry in 1994, but now they're older, none the wiser and needlessly abrasive, which takes the fun out of their stupid antics. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 20, 2014
1/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " It isn't just that the joke has gotten old - and the actors look tired - it's that the Farrelly brothers push too hard for jaw-dropping moments, robbing the characters of the innocence and spirit of camaraderie that once balanced the stupidness. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) " This isn't a happily ever after kind of fairytale, but it seems that Marshall and Disney haven't really come to an agreement on what kind of story it should be and crucially, who it's aimed at. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 17, 2014
4/5 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " Jackson is never more at home in Middle-earth than when he's pitting these mythical creatures against each other in physical conflict and the five-way battle when it erupts is, indeed, a roaring, seismic wave of extravagant sword-n-sandals action. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
4/5 76% Get Santa " A Christmas tale that has a slightly rougher edge than usual, yet still brims with good will to all men - even hardened criminals. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 76% Get Santa " Smith carefully balances light and shade in all aspects of the film. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 82% Black Sea (2015) " Here's a submarine thriller that delivers on tension but doesn't get too deep. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 3, 2014
4/5 77% St. Vincent (2014) " The Pope won't be convinced - but anyone who loves Bill Murray will be delighted to see him sanctified. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 2, 2014
3/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) " If the comedy isn't as dark as the first film aspired to be, it's at least more even in tone, and the would-be kidnappers are good value. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 28, 2014
3/5 35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) " When the trio have a bit of good writing to work with, the scenes catch fire and when they're dealt damp squibs, they go into overdrive with improvised dialogue and just about manage to get over the bumps. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 24, 2014
3/5 59% My Old Lady (2014) " Skeletons tumble out of the closet in rather a clumsy fashion, so it's just as well that Horovitz has managed to attract a refined cast who are able to put some meat on those old bones. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2/5 81% The Homesman (2014) " The storytelling is warped by the same freakishness and hysteria that afflicts its characters. For all its surface polish, The Homesman is tainted at heart. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 19, 2014
3/5 89% The Drop (2014) " Tom Hardy is ideal casting in what is, essentially, a character study of a loner with an uncommonly strong moral code, albeit warped by his environment. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 11, 2014
2/5 55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) " There is no sentimentality in Andy Goddard's direction and in fact, Thomas's utter disregard for how his actions impact on Brinnin (and his wife, back home in Wales) makes him tough to like. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 69% Laggies (2014) " The signposts to a happy ending become easier to spot as the film goes on, still the ride is lively, funny and subtly poignant. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/5 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " A few sections feel more loosely scripted to make the most of Wiig and Hader's talent for improvisation, but their rapport goes deeper. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 4, 2014
4/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) " Imagine a Tim Burton animation splashed with bold, bright colour and you'll have some idea of what to expect from Book of Life. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
2/5 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) " Imagine a film portrait of Jimi Hendrix without the drugs that killed him at 27 and the rock that would make him immortal. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) " Gutierrez not only breaks taboos around death, he turns the pieces into confetti and throws a great big fun fiesta. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 21, 2014
4/5 73% Palo Alto (2014) " What separates this from a pack of high school dramas is the isolation everyone feels, as well as the lack of sensationalism when it comes to portraying their acts of rebellion. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 15, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) " A seriously crushing, irresistible force of a movie. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 14, 2014
3/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) " This is a fascinating, lusciously detailed portrait of an artist, but it could have used a little less colour and a bit more subtle shading. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2014
3/5 20% Serena (2015) " Bier is digging hard for something deep and yet, at the point when you should be reaching for the hankie, it's only because of so much sweaty desperation. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 13, 2014
2/5 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) " Reitman and co-writer Erin Cressida Wilson (adapting Chad Kultgen's novel) fumble through the plot like groping teenagers. " ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 12, 2014
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