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Isabel Stevens

Isabel Stevens
Isabel Stevens's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) This is not just a crowd-tickling portrait of a fascinating, charismatic individual who cares more about cinema than safety. Shaheen and his small crew and cast don't just film in war zones, they also use real guns and bullets. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
84% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) Sergio Armstrong's widescreen and often symmetrical cinematography frames the two in arresting and vivid ways, taking full advantage of the lonely streets of the town and the bleak, epic expanse of the surrounding desert.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Snappily edited, and shot with intimacy and imaginative framing, the energetic Jeune Femme also skips along to a suitably spirited but melancholic electro soundtrack from composer Julie Roué. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) There are some bombastic aural stylistic choices too, with Vivaldi and Estelle rubbing shoulders on the surprising soundtrack. While the satire occasionally feels too blunt, overall the film offers a rush of originality, energy and ambition.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) The occasional lyrical music that over-pounds the film's mournful tone. Nevertheless, it's a remarkable achievement from both Zhao and all her actors.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The depth and texture on show here - conjured from a surge of pencil marks and watercolour washes - is remarkable. The film is a must for the big screen.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) If Siegel's 1971 film offers a battle of the sexes, Coppola's 2017 update foregrounds a hard-won utopia.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) The off-kilter, unusual, matter-of-fact observations from a very young child bring a fresh perspective, realism and humour to well-worn territory that too often drowns in pity, sentiment or demonisation.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) That the tone of the film is mostly breezy and charming leaves you quite unprepared for the sharp, brutal jab of its ending.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
71% Starsuckers (2009) The public are either sneered at or cast as victims, and throughout the psyche of the celeb-addict remains elusive.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
94% Museum Hours (2013) Emotion is often considered the enemy by experimental filmmakers, but Cohen's films depend on it.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
82% Risk (2017) The film makes a overwhelming case for Assange as a political prisoner. But Poitras doesn't yield to hagiography.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
81% Divines (2016) From the opening credits -- a grainy breakneck tour of the lives of two teenage girls who lark about, posing and dancing via vertical-aspect cameraphone footage, I had a suspicion we were onto something special.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
90% Loving (2016) Loving's restrained drama has a strong emotional undercurrent carried by the tender bond Nichols shows between the couple.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
95% Carol (2015) Haynes crafts a tender, devastating romance but also surveys a battleground of power and control.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
97% Mr. Turner (2014) Leigh's film, as ever, is a spirited, intimate and funny character study, an artist biopic that avoids the trap of mythologising its subject.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
2/5 8% A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011) A Thousand Kisses Deep certainly has ambitions, but the film struggles to lives up to the Leonard Cohen poem it's named after.‐ ViewLondon
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2012
3/5 71% Kosmos (2010) Kosmos is a bewildering and beautiful, if not entirely successful curiosity.‐ ViewLondon
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2012
3/5 95% Himizu (2013) An uneven film brightened with the occasional flash of social comment.‐ ViewLondon
Read More | Posted May 30, 2012
4/5 64% Another Earth (2011) Cahill's ambitious debut uses the extraordinary astronomical spectacle at its centre as a means to explore the earthly preoccupations of his two drifting, grieving protagonists; but importantly, he also doesn't shy away from asking big questions.‐ ViewLondon
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2011
3/5 100% An African Election (2011) Goes behind the scenes and demonstrates a democracy dangerously on the verge of collapse.‐ ViewLondon
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2011
87% Submarine (2011) With its off-kilter stance, split-screen antics and musical interludes, Submarine feels very indebted to the Wes Anderson template of filmmaking, though Ayoade does temper his wackiness with the real particulars of teenage life.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2011