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Stefan Pape

Stefan Pape
Stefan Pape's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): HeyUGuys

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 50% Return to Montauk (2017) There is also little palpable chemistry between Skarsgard and either of his love interests - making it a challenge to invest in either storyline - which is completely the opposite to Brooklyn, where we couldn't decide which we wanted more.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
3/5 39% A Cure For Wellness (2017) From the very offset, Verbinski has created an indelible, visceral piece, that heightens the senses as the camera lingers over every little detail, transpiring in a distinctly uneasy piece of cinema which is incredibly hard to sit through.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) This film is a real masterclass in the notion of storytelling, and with the commitment to realism, it makes for a truly challenging film to sit through.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
5/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro is an accomplished endeavour, and Peck must be commended accordingly - but this is not why it's a special piece of cinema - that derives from Baldwin's writing.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 80% Maudie (2017) The sort of title you'd be thrilled to stumble across on the telly on a Sunday evening, but not one you'd necessarily need to indulge in on the big screen.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 80% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) A flawed endeavour, certainly, which grows somewhat tedious in the middle stages, but remains engaging thanks to the lead performances from the talented Catherines.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Freak Show (2017) At the heart of this tale, and the film's paramount appeal, is the staggeringly impressive turn by Lawther, who manages to be so overtly confident in the role, and yet internally so vulnerable.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
4/5 92% Berlin Syndrome (2017) While this endeavour is not nearly as innovative as Sebastian Schipper's Victoria, this unbearably intense piece is no less compelling.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (2016) As one character proclaims, "Portraying realism in Spain is an unrealistic pursuit" and this is a sentiment this entire project is built upon, and endearingly revels in.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/5 100% The Party (2017) A wickedly fast-paced, endearingly transient comedy that, while unashamedly overstated, is grounded by its connections to modern British politics - making it all rather apt for this picture to thrive in its farcicality.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/5 82% The Founder (2017) It's only after the film has finished you realised that the key, and the paramount focus, should've been on sheer uncompromising business of the film's leading character.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2017) August Diehl excels in the eponymous lead role, as he so often does, complete with an endearing glint in his eyes, as somebody you feel gets a real kick of out a debate, as if waiting, fervently, for somebody to have the courage to disagree with him.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
5/5 100% Call Me by Your Name (2017) The film triumphs thanks to Chalamet's performance, as it's hard to recall seeing a young actor turn in as accomplished a performance as he manages here.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) While anger-inducing, Melfi ensures this film just about remains uplifting and inspiring, without compromising on the severity of the themes being explored.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 65% Golden Exits (2017) A feature that thrives in the subtext, so often about what's not said, as opposed to what is.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/5 57% Viceroy's House (2017) This film, though flawed, remains an important one to indulge in, as a timely release that scrutinises over humanity, and how cruel we can be to one another based purely on religious beliefs.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2/5 45% The Dinner (2017) A film stifled by its very own sense of ambition.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
4/5 43% Barrage (2017) This simplistic narrative is one deftly executed by Schroeder, and features three impressive lead performances, across three generations.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 60% On the Road (2016) There are few filmmakers working today quite as innovative as Michael Winterbottom, who has an inclination to blur the line between reality and fiction in a way few manage.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) It's hard to imagine how Lee followed the ineffably cinematic Life of Pi with a film that has the feeling of a TV drama - in no way helped by the jarring use of 120 frames per second, which cheapens the production value significantly.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It's as if Nicolas Sparks has written a sci-fi - and honestly, it's just as bad as that sounds.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) With beauty to its brutality John Wick Chapter 2 is a stylish, visceral experience - bring on John Wick Chapter 3...!‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/5 93% Fences (2016) Given this is based on a stage play, naturally this film is fundamentally about speech, and the dialogue is beautifully crafted and rhythmically delivered, with a collection of quite remarkable monologues, and indelible two-handers.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) It's the character of Dorothea which makes this such a wonderful piece of cinema, with Bening turning in a remarkably nuanced performance.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) If only all films were made out of Lego.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
2/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) This title struggles to stand out from the crowd, tedious and uninspiring, suffocated by its very own lack of imagination.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
4/5 82% Denial (2016) Though a staggeringly pertinent theme, Jackson presents his film with an affectionate nod to classic courtroom dramas, as a sub-genre that so often illuminates the silver screen, and when executed as efficiently as this, you can see why.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3/5 71% The White King (2016) What allows for the viewer to immerse themselves in this universe with such ease, is by having a child as our entry point, as we adopt their blissful perspective, observing and absorbing just as he is.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 75% T2 Trainspotting (2017) This eagerly anticipated sequel was never going to have the same impact as the original endeavour, but as long as you bear that in mind there is plenty to take away, for there is no doubting this picture carries that same, familiar swagger.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Entertaining moments where explosions and car crashes make up the back-drop do exist, but they are tied together by a thinly veiled thing you would imagine the filmmaker would probably describe as a plot.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 75% Split (2017) McAvoy's finest turn since Filth, is enough to turn this inane, absurd piece of cinema, into a rather good one.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Though thriving in its set-up, Ben Affleck's return to the director's chair for the first time since the Oscar winning Argo, falls short in its pay-off, becoming needlessly convoluted as we progress throughout the narrative.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2/5 24% Marauders (2016) Meloni shines as the film's hardened protagonist, an archetypal detective, an anti-hero, stoic, flawed and complete with a murky past - but vitally, somebody we always root for.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 39% Why Him? (2016) While there are undoubtedly laughs to be had, here's a comedy suffocated by its very own sense of unoriginality.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers is perfectly enjoyable blockbuster fodder, with accomplished lead turns and a great simplistic set-up, albeit one that is let down by the needlessly convoluted pay-off.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) A disjointed affair that is absurd and irreverent without any self-awareness, taking itself far too seriously and lacking that vital injection of adventure.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 84% Silence (2017) A gloriously understated, muted production.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
1/5 33% Operation Chromite (2016) Unrelenting from the offset, Operation Chromite offers a pure sense of entertainment, but lacks heavily on the emotional front, and that's not for the want of trying, as profundity is vied for, and yet is hard to adhere to.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Partly why you may struggle to feel emotionally invested in this narrative is because everybody out to "help" our protagonist, appear to be doing so for financial gain, and not out of any actual compassion.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 81% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) As we progress the unwavering enthusiasm of the lead role becomes somewhat infectious, and as she grows on us, in turn so does the movie.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet Tschick (2016) Rather than feel circumstantial, every tedious situation our protagonists find themselves in feels more like the result of writers desperately vying to come up with ideas, rather than follow any real natural flow.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) A captivating, rousing and profound piece of cinema.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet A Wedding (2016) The film survives primarily, however, off the lead turn by El Arabi, who shines as Zahira. It's a rather muted, understand performance, internalised and subtle, and one she pulls off with quite remarkable consequences.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) An alternative, subversive thriller steeped in cinematic tradition.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party is frustratingly contrived, with an inclination to maintain a sense of immensity where on occasion a more understated approach would be beneficial.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/5 29% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015) Molly Moon follows all of the beats of the genre in an unapologetic manner, but what transpires is a film that feels more like an elongated episode of a programme on CBBC, which really, is where this project is more likely to have found its home.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 95% Moana (2016) A film that while relevant and very modern, abides affectionately by the tropes of the genre at hand, depicting Polynesian culture with an air of enchantment and respect.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Profoundly surprising the viewer every step of the way, all while following a tried, tested and triumphant formula.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
3/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Sequels comes the supposed benefit of knowing exactly what audiences responded too so fervently, but this can be detrimental as the inclination to appease that same crowd & attempt to emulate what worked in the past so rarely breeds the same results.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/5 84% The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (2016) The Music of Strangers serves as something of an important reminder of what cultures can achieve when collaborating.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016