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Stella Papamichael

Stella Papamichael
Stella Papamichael's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Film4, Sky Movies, Digital Spy, Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 32% Live By Night (2017) There is rarely a dull moment, but if Affleck had thrown more light on the darkest corners of Joe's mind, Live by Night could have been a classic. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 85% Sully (2016) It mightn't be exciting enough for some viewers, but Hanks is a big presence and carries this one home with great skill and composure. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The charm of the original was in seeing this misanthrope put under pressure by so much good will, but, like Thornton's ill-fitting beard, the balance has tipped too far the other way. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
4/5 61% Allied (2016) In the context of 1940s cinema, the occasional overblown moment makes sense as well, and if you don't feel a lump in your throat by the final curtain, you may want to consider a career in espionage. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 21, 2016
2/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Ben Affleck will have relished the idea of subverting the image of the mild-mannered pen-pusher, but this drama from Jane Got a Gun director Gavin O'Connor ties him up in knots with twists and turns that all add up to zero. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) While the ever-game star jogs around quaint European landmarks with a look of mild consternation, director Ron Howard struggles to inject real urgency into proceedings. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Director Tate Taylor has created a very neat (if rather too tidy) domestic thriller, but he hasn't exploited the medium to bring anything fresh to the story, riding instead on the solid track the book provides. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) McConaughey - having risen from the ashes of many a rubbish romantic comedy in the noughties - here again demonstrates the kind of deeply dug intensity that can elevate a merely average film to greater heights. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton fans will come away from this feeling utterly spoiled. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) While there is nothing particularly awful about this remake of the 1959 ancient-world classic, the brash, breakneck style - obviously geared towards a young, modern audience - renders it less epic. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Even if the machinations of the plot are highly unlikely and predictable, like the best British comedy, there are moments that make you cringe as well as laugh out loud. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) If you like your jokes raw and saucy, Sausage Part hits the spot. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 59% Bad Moms (2016) Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who co-direct as well as co-write, struggle to find focus and the result is a film as tired and scattered as its sleep-deprived heroine. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 28, 2016
5/5 60% War Dogs (2016) There's never a dull moment in War Dogs and just when you think it can't get any crazier, it blows your mind. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 28, 2016
3/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) As a portrait of a tragicomic hero - snigger-inducing yet ultimately heart-warming - it's an irresistible bit of chilled-out entertainment. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 45% The 33 (2015) Director Patricia Riggen efficiently touches all the bases without doing what Ron Howard did so well in Apollo 13 - creating an air of uncertainty despite the final outcome being known. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2016
5/5 81% The Revenant (2015) It's a wallop of spectacle and soul-searching that director Alejandro G Iñárritu serves up in his follow-up to last year's Birdman - a revenge-propelled must-see epic, master-crafted to leave you breathless. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) The Boss is a big fat drag of a movie and McCarthy, throwing herself into it with her usual crackling, live-wire energy, can only lift it in places. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) It still doesn't make complete sense, but its weirdness remains a virtue. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 26, 2016
2/5 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) Is it supposed to be a comedy, or a drama? The tone of the film shifts like the Arabian sands. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2016
2/5 20% I Saw the Light (2016) A biopic in which the star transcends himself but is badly let down by the storytelling. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 52% Demolition (2016) Davis bangs on about honesty, but his words and unlikely actions just don't hang together. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 30% Criminal (2016) An identity crisis is at the heart of this peppy, enjoyably impish thriller that's anchored by Kevin Costner as convicted sociopath Jericho. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) It's not quite as elegant as A Beautiful Mind or as charming as Good Will Hunting, but being a true story lends it weight and poignancy. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Any cracks are very efficiently papered over and the result, while not seamless, still has lots to offer, with sterling performances from the female contingent and a couple of other neat twists on the classic fairy tale. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 5, 2016
3/5 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) From the perfunctory title to its party-hard finale, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 doesn't try too hard, but it still draws you back in with open arms and the same big heart. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) There are too few laughs and none of the cool edge you'd expect from the man whose look was "Blue Steel". ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool is certainly rough around the edges, but that's his - and the film's - charm. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 45% The 33 (2015) In the end The 33 only grabs on a superficial level. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 81% The Assassin (2015) Still waters often run deep, but here, you can't see past the glossy surface. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Jan 25, 2016
2/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Director Ron Howard - who is usually a safe pair of hands - steers this ship into choppy waters, apparently unclear on where he wants the story to go. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) In all Daddy's Home is a hollow construction. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 20, 2015
3/5 60% Sisters (2015) There isn't much of a story aside from Poehler's aim to bed the hunk down the road and Fey's attempts to keep a priggish Maya Rudolph from crashing the scene but putting a feminine touch to the standard frat-house formula lends a certain edge. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 13, 2015
2/5 19% Love the Coopers (2015) The Coopers are, quite simply, bad company. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 74% Black Mass (2015) A pacey, involving thriller that hinges on a disciplined turn from Depp. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Cold War paranoia takes you in its icy grip in Bridge of Spies, but you know you're ultimately in safe hands with Steven Spielberg at the helm and Tom Hanks up front. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 26, 2015
3/5 91% The Lady In The Van (2015) This is clearly Smith's show. She is funny without tipping into caricature, yet openly vulnerable ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 30% Burnt (2015) There's lots of food porn, but the overall sensation is one of emptiness. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/5 30% Burnt (2015) An unusually pitched portrait of a culinary genius from the Gordon Ramsay school of shouty chefs who needs to learn to, like, chill out. But that high energy never fully translates to the screen. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 25% Kill Your Friends (2016) A lean, mean spoof on the music industry for those who believe The X Factor marks the decline of western civilisation. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 31, 2015
4/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) Winding, tense and unpredictable right up to the last spin of the roulette wheel. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 24, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Imagine a parallel universe where Harry Potter got pumped up on steroids and you'll have an idea of what to expect from The Last Witch Hunter. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2/5 59% The Program (2016) Frears only circles around the real Lance Armstrong, watching him as he builds his legend and countering that with an enigma. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 59% The Program (2016) Armstrong may have been obsessed with crafting his own myth, but Frears only offers us a shadow of the man. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 92% The Martian (2015) In a sense everything is a little too entertaining to ring true. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/5 62% The Intern (2015) While it never quite thrills, you soon settle into the relaxed rapport and easy rhythms of a decent comedy - albeit one that is distinctly beige, and almost instantly forgettable. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 29, 2015
3/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) Not so much entertaining as it is enraging, 99 Homes gets in your face with the injustices suffered by countless hardworking people in the global financial crisis. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 25, 2015
2/5 73% Everest (2015) This is a survival story marked by passivity, where those involved must simply bow down to the power of nature and hope for the best. ‐ Digital Spy
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/5 73% Everest (2015) Based on tragic events from 1996, this story of survival on the world's highest mountain feels surprisingly small. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) With so many high-octane thrills, fans will be left breathless ahead of the final leg of the journey, The Death Cure, due out in 2017. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 11, 2015