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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
84% Your Sister's Sister (2012) Though the dialogue is mostly improvised, it feels rooted in the relationships as well as pleasingly spontaneous.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
82% Prisoners (2013) Guzikowski's well-honed thriller occasionally idles under Villeneuve's dark character studies, but the director's powerfully imposed mood of dread elevates what might otherwise have been just a superior police procedural.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
87% La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009) This superb, utterly engrossing piece manages to dissect both an institution and an artform with extraordinary skill and beauty.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
74% Damsels in Distress (2012) Here, both dialogue and plotting are prettily presented but unfocused, and the broadness of the comedy makes the romantic misadventures of Violet and her new recruit Lily appear whisper-thin. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
95% An Education (2009) One of the chief pleasures of Lone Scherfig's crisply confident and charmingly comic coming-of-age drama is in seeing a teenage girl kick against the pricks for a change.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) Theron is astonishingly good, giving a subtle, vanity-free performance full of deadpan comedy and emotional truth...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
77% Funny Cow (2017) Formally slippery at the edges, the film mixes a Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club period realism with arthouse gambits.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
87% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A stunningly lean and intense avenger noir, its thriller storyline studded with cryptic flashbacks and off-kilter violence.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
3/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Smart, if indulgent.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) Deliciously tactile and notably well crafted, Early Man may not be vintage Aardman, but it has its own pleasures.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) [Paddington 2] balances sentiment and slapstick while hymning the joys of multiculturalism.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 92% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal is outstanding in this inspiring warts-and-all story of a Boston bombing survivor's recovery battle.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Stone and Carell ace it in this smart biopic, stylishly recreating the champ-vs-clown clash of the tennis titans that electrified '70s America.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 92% Good Time (2017) Pattinson plays a blinder in this gripping, gritty grindhouse-meets-arthouse heist movie.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
96% The Florida Project (2017) The film's sympathetic eye ensures it doesn't exoticise the family's plight, or dip into poverty porn. Drunken brawls, pissed-off johns and vicious catfights are simply day-to-day eruptions here, blowing in and out of the motel like the Florida weather.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 89% Marjorie Prime (2017) A chilly, elegant and thought-provoking futuristic family drama ...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) Showing how animal families are driven by the rhythms of night and day, this sometimes awe-inspiring doc is visually stunning.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 66% Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017) The playful use of archive, animation and dramatised snippets of Blahnik's hard-partying past give the film a fun, fizzy feel.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
4/5 91% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2018) This offally appealing arthouse tale of elusive love in an abattoir is a prime-cut, for the strong-of-stomach.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
2/5 41% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) Its attempt to cram in both origin story and follow-up adventure makes it a long haul for the target tinies.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
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
78% 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 85% 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 73% 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
44% 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
70% 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 57% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty's fine, but this is no Hail, Caesar!‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 95% 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 93% 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 88% 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 85% 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 91% 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 79% 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 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
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
97% 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 85% 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 97% 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