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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
4/5 75% Suntan (2017) The director walks that line between comedy and pathos remarkably well, managing to inject comedy into a tale otherwise dark in nature - but it works as it's never overt.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 91% Lady Macbeth (2017) The performance from Pugh allows for this to remain an absorbing endeavour, and she's been gifted with a multi-faceted character to get her teeth into, so nuanced and intriguing.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
5/5 87% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's a true masterclass in storytelling, and Gunn's screenplay is tantamount to this, particularly impressive in how we understand and care for this myriad of characters - not always an easy task where ensemble features of this nature are concerned.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) An overtly melodramatic, televisual endeavour that harks back to classic b-movie thrillers of the 90s.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
2/5 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) In spite of the incessant Nazi presence, and the fact our protagonists are hiding several Jews in their home, the film somehow comes devoid of suspense, which should be the film's most prominent theme, and yet isn't nearly as prevalent enough.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) A heightened take on reality, revelling in the idiosyncrasies and absurdities of every day life, and yet while doing so never detracts from the realism of the piece, as we become so caught up in this fledging relationship.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
4/5 100% Clash (Eshtebak) (2016) Given the entire film takes place in this truck, it makes for immensely claustrophobic cinema, an immersive experience as we too feel like a prisoner, and it's unbearable to sit through at times.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
3/5 49% The Belko Experiment (2017) Naturally engaging, given the fascinating premise and the fast-paced nature of its execution, The Belko Experiment does seem a little too happy to settle for b-movie status, rather than strive to neither subvert, or transcend expectations.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) A film that depicts the golden era of Hollywood with a palpable affection, a romanticised, indelible take on Los Angeles, maintaining the glitz and glamour, yet injecting a vital gritty edge.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
3/5 58% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) A fascinating study of art and expression; how it feels to be the storyteller, and how it feels to be the story - and yet regrettably such intriguing themes fall within the boundaries of a feature that plays it all too safe.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) The Lunchbox had an indelible charm; an absorbing, gentle piece of cinema that was a complete delight to indulge in. Batra's latest, while not quite as endearingly simplistic, still thrives in a similar capacity.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) There's an obligation of sorts for every passing movie to outdo the preceding feature. Though this could backfire tremendously, it's something the filmmakers have pulled off yet again.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
2/5 44% Going in Style (2017) There's a relatively charming, tender tone to this piece, albeit a throwaway piece of cinema that is unlikely to linger long in the memory.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 91% Raw (2017) A mesmerising, horrendously uncomfortable film that lingers on every single little moment. The cutting, the bitting, the scratching or the waxing - it's a visceral piece that you won't forget in a hurry.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
3/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A nuanced, philosophical and evocative blockbuster.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Fans of the Romanian New Wave are sure to find plenty to admire about this nuanced character drama.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
1/5 16% CHIPS (2017) When a film is presented as a comedy, as CHiPS surprisingly is, it requires one quite essential ingredient; humour. However it's here this underwhelming endeavour falls short.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 68% Life (2017) Life is effectively a B-movie dressed up as something more, following a formulaic narrative, and yet is one elevated by the stellar cast and big budget.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) A film that, while immensely flawed, thrives in its inanity, and the reason why this works where other blockbusters of a similar nature have failed, is because it's a tone that is implemented in a knowing, affectionate manner.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 97% Aquarius (2016) A simplistic tale, told in a creative fashion - and yet despite the risks taken by the filmmaker, he never once compromises on the emotionality at hand.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 45% Another Mother's Son (2017) There's a suspense prevalent throughout this piece, simply coming off the back of the fact the protagonists are constantly looking over their shoulder, worried one small mistake could cost them their lives.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) While Peele may be best known for his comedic offerings, this endeavour is far from funny - it's pretty disturbing stuff.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 73% Catfight (2017) A picture that blends its irreverence with a satirical undercurrent that enriches the narrative, making for a film that is irrepressibly entertaining - and yet is complete with a rather pointed socio-political message.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 17% The Time of Their Lives (2017) A melodrama that makes Dynasty feel like it had been directed by Ken Loach.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) As Whitney Houston once said; it's not right, but it's okay.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Thrives in its playful, irreverent approach, endearingly kitsch and gloriously overstated, with an unwavering commitment to entertainment.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Worse of all is the sheer lack of plot, and meaning - and of course when dealing with an irreverent comedy of this nature that's hardly the prevalent aspect, but to be quite so thin narratively proves detrimental to proceedings.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2/5 6% Shut In (2016) Too generic, and is contained within a genre that needs innovation and resourcefulness to stand out from the crowd, as a saturated market where so few productions feel unique.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
2/5 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) There's a really important movie here to be made, and yet it's one that has been cheapened and devalued by the generic approach taken by Mendeluk, feeling more akin to a TV drama than a cinematic endeavour.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2/5 4% Arsenal (2017) This generic, surprised-it-has-a-theatrical-release endeavour abides faithfully, and affectionately to the tropes of the genre, eventually turning in to your archetypal revenge plot narrative.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
2/5 46% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) The feeling of a melodrama, which seems purposefully implemented, makes for a tonally frustrating film too, as you crave a more naturalistic approach in parts.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
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 41% 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 99% 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 92% 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 80% 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 60% 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 84% 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 93% 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 67% 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 73% 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 53% 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