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Kate Stables

Kate Stables
Kate Stables's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Sight and Sound

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 84% The Meddler (2016) Sarandon is magnificent in a film that's as full of heart as it is blatant Apple product placement. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 89% No Home Movie (2016) Deliberately uneventful and domestic, it's a fiercely private piece given extra poignancy by Akerman's own death last year. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 78% Holding The Man (2015) Though it never shakes off its stage-play origins, it's a touching piece, clear-eyed about the temptations, disapproval and tragedy the couple endured. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 97% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's authoritative doc about the artist positively commands us to appreciate it, from flower studies to the fetish scenes that shocked '80s America. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) This over-extended teen dystopia is treading water, coming up short on its trademark punchy plotting, teen self-discovery and the wonderful Woodley. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Since the plot is thinner than any of the many supermodels draped around it, give thanks for Joanna Lumley's coke-snorting, gold-digging Patsy, whose heartless antics and peerless comic timing keep it all aloft. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) Filled with cherry-blossom gorgeousness and sentimental homages to small-town Japanese life, it's a film of quiet, telling moments, even when big revelations surface. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Authentically tense and sweatily claustrophobic. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Part nature doco, part fly-on-the-wall look at local traditions (including elders who believe a girl's place is in the yurt), it's an empowering piece. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) Despite Dwayne Johnson's solid scene-stealing, the wave-taming Moana gets a true hero's journey in this South Seas stunner. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 1, 2016
97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) As the film swings back and forth between mountain shrines and Shinjuku Station, it eloquently and elegantly expresses not only teen confusion but also the tensions between old and new Japan. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 85% Francofonia (2016) Sokurov's thematically chewy if visually choppy film essay on the Louvre's chequered history demands close attention. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Echoes of Ida and Of Gods and Men sound in its stark, unsparing theme of war battling with belief, despite the odd hopeful plot twist. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 88% Tangerines (2015) A thought-provoking, tiny-but-tough Oscar-nominated Georgian anti-war drama. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 31, 2016
3/5 94% Ethel & Ernest (2016) The storytelling can feel a bit plodding, but Jim Broadbent's exuberant Ernest and Brenda Blethyn's timid, upwardly mobile Ethel give the marriage a touching intimacy and warmth. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) It's all worth it for the ingenious and wildly imaginative seaside battle finale... Part and parcel of the films sweeter, lighter feel, it proves that Burton can shape shift his talents just as deftly as his Peculiar posse. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 26, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Despite its high-mindedness, the film's real art lies in its ability to present the hard and complex business of surviving life in a disarmingly simple way. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Lovely use of block colour gives the film a travel-poster look, and the North Pole sections are atmospheric, all tumbling ice-cliffs and turquoise glaciers. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) For all its warm-hearted fun, well-crafted thrills, careful nostalgia and girl-powered gadgetry, this fast-paced family film doesn't always feel like a natural fit for Hollywood's favourite genre-bender. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) While admirably spotlighting Lili's bravery, the film does develop a faint whiff of well-dressed earnestness. A little less decorum wouldn't have hurt - and would have made it a whole lot more fun. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2015
83% Mistress America (2015) A movie about growing into (and out of) things -- the city, friendships, creativity -- it just can't forgo the opportunity to turn its satirical side-eye on them. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Aug 14, 2015
4/5 96% Girlhood (2015) It's great to see a gritty girl-gang story that's not a fingerwagging cautionary tale, or a grrrlpower fantasy. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 7, 2015
2/5 48% Cake (2015) The drugs don't work - but thankfully Aniston does - in this slight but sly portrait of pain-meds hell, which wallows in self-pity when it should be grabbing our sympathy. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 16, 2015
4/5 51% Unbroken (2014) Jolie's polished memorial to Zamperini's astonishing wartime valour sees O'Connell on star-making form. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Less wild, and a bit less winning than last time, this breezy kidnap caper still manages to take care of business. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 25, 2014
3/5 69% They Came Together (2014) Adorable, acidly funny and absurd in equal measures, this bouncy, gag-packed romcom spoof ain't quite as funny as it thinks. But when Paul meets Amy, they'll have you at 'Hello'... ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 1, 2014
3/5 89% Obvious Child (2014) Fizzing with neurosis and nervous gags, Jenny Slate's winning odd-couple romance with a gawky Jake Lacy carries the movie over the odd comic misfire. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
4/5 67% Lucy (2014) Besson is at his balls-out bonkers best in this genre-scrambling, mind-expanding exhilarator. Find it on the biggest screen available and just say 'Yes'... ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2/5 23% Tammy (2014) Even Melissa McCarthy's exuberant comic capers can't get this road-trip clunker out of first gear. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 6, 2014
3/5 86% Chef (2014) Chef isn't in Swingers' league, but it's a funny, charming and personal film. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 76% Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois) (2014) It's Duris' engaging breakneck performance, bolstered by energetic turns from Kelly Reilly, Cecile de France and Audrey Tatou, that keeps the motor running. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1/5 11% Grace Of Monaco (2014) More high camp than High Society, Dahan's hilariously ham-fisted biopic seeks high-stakes operatic thrills, but provides shrill melodramatic spills. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Tirez La Langue, Mademoiselle (2014) Echoes of Eric Rohmer are pleasing rather than irksome, but Ropert has developed a quirky style that's very much her own. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
3/5 46% Rio 2 (2014) The swooping 3D musical numbers pop with colour - but it's hard to see where this feathered-family franchise could fly next. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 2, 2014
99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) Consciously avoiding a Dreamgirls vibe that suggests their failure was a showbiz tragedy, Neville lets his subjects unabashedly strut their stuff. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/5 45% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) Hardcore fashionistas will doubtless flock to drool over the endless catwalk shows, packed with genuine YSL archive pieces. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 17, 2014
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Smartly spoofy rather than sweetly nostalgic, this distractingly star-studded jaunt is fast and funny, but short on emotional punch. But a good time awaits for kids and long-time Muppet-lovers. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 14, 2014
4/5 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) With explicit sex and penetrating philosophy, this erotic odyssey requires close attention and an open mind. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2014
4/5 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) With explicit sex and penetrating philosophy, this erotic odyssey requires close attention and an open mind. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2014
3/5 80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) Despite top-notch visuals and versatile voice-work from Ty Burrell's doting doggy dad and Alison Janney's monstrous social worker, it lacks the Up-style warmth to be best in show. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 9, 2014
4/5 92% Moonstruck (1987) This charming comedy show [Cher] at her warm and supple best. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 7, 2014
93% American Hustle (2013) Like the Abscam con, the film is a convincing confection, so well played that we don't care if it's the real deal or not. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Feb 6, 2014
4/5 59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) Ambitious in its span and powerful in its recreation of tumultuous times, this is a skilful dramatisation and a worthy celebration. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 31, 2013
2/5 49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013) Once-upon-a-time tales about Elizabeth Taylor ordering 200 pairs of mink earmuffs, or Yoko Ono's Christmas Eve $400,000 furs-splurge, can't compensate for a lacklustre storyline about the famously intricate Chrimbo shop windows. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 2, 2013
2/5 50% Parkland (2013) Despite some affecting moments, the lumbering Parkland feels more like a well-researched magazine feature than an involving drama. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 4, 2013
4/5 57% Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (Walesa: Man of Hope) (2013) Undeniably hard-going for non-history buffs, but well worth the sweat. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2013
1/5 8% Diana (2013) A tasteless, breathless Hello-tastic romance that plays fast and loose with the facts. Any more creepily reverential, and it would be curtseying. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/5 92% In a World... (2013) Witty, wry, and just a little bit scattershot, this good-natured satire takes on cinema's last taboo with small-screen plotting, but big-screen gusto. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 50% Thanks For Sharing (2013) What keeps the show on the road are the three male lead performances, which are commendably stripped-down and honest. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 79% Any Day Now (2012) The actors excel, particularly Levya, whose turn will knock you sideways. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 2, 2013