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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
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Mixing a rom-coma into the romcom, this smart, sweet and highly personal love story finds a winning formula.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) If it lacks the juicy, hysterical appetite of Siegel's original adaptation, the film has a resolute restraint that pays off in an intriguing ambiguity.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 84% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) This is as gorgeous as an oil painting, and about as lively. But Jean-Pierre Léaud effortlessly summons up the iron ruler inside the failing man.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3/5 70% Gifted (2017) You'll need a tissue, not a calculator, for the tender-hearted finale.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) A precise and elegant fable, which uses magical realism to wind its elements together, The Red Turtle hints rather than hollers about the emotional bond between man and animal.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Rachel Weisz's wily-or-winsome widow crackles with dangerous allure, but can't gee up this sedate mystery.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Wry but not dry, its nimble use of archive footage and chewy interviews expands the film into a thoughtful examination of what (and who) cities are for.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Johansson emanates a dogged vulnerability that's supremely human.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 100% Tickling Giants (2017) Both smart political primer and tense cautionary tale.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This feels more like a glossy, beefed-up tribute, tweaked for inclusivity, than a fresh take on a much-loved piece.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty's fine, but this is no Hail, Caesar!‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 96% The Love Witch (2016) Biller never lets deadpan fun drop into crude spoofing. Prepare to be bewitched, bothered and bewildered.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
92% Certain Women (2016) Certain Women's whispers are more penetrating than most film's shouts.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) The pacey script is as slickly engineered as a Mercury rocket to include girl-power fun, romance and against-the-clock launchpad crises.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Acting honours go to Bening, but it's Mills' wit and originality that make this story-lite dramedy shine.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 59% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Authentically tense and sweatily claustrophobic.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 92% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 96% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 84% Francofonia (2016) Sokurov's thematically chewy if visually choppy film essay on the Louvre's chequered history demands close attention.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 94% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 88% Tangerines (2015) A thought-provoking, tiny-but-tough Oscar-nominated Georgian anti-war drama.‐ Total Film
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 63% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
3/5 68% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2014
3/5 70% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2014
3/5 90% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
4/5 68% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 26, 2014
3/5 45% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2014