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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): BBC.com, Film4, Sky Movies, Digital Spy, Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It's impossible not to be moved, even with such a polite rendering of events that, in the end, finds hope for the human species.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Its bluntness at times means Ghost in the Shell probably won't go down as a classic, but it does keep the cogs turning and if the ticket sales warrant it, there's ample scope for a sequel to flesh out this fast and furious fembot.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) The actors do well to convey enough sweaty desperation while hanging on to their dignity, and they make a workable unit to combat the threat - not just of the alien, but of the occasional dips in the movie's energy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Gray delivers a very subdued film overall, right down to the washed-out visuals, but the doggedness of Fawcett sparks a sort of morbid fascination with how far he is willing to go to prove his theory.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) While the film might have gone further in laying bare the true scale of the political subterfuge and the upheaval it caused, it is refreshingly blunt about a period of history often viewed through a rose-tinted lens.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Even if some details have been massaged to fit the template of a Hollywood crowd-pleaser, the main thrust of the story is true and all the more remarkable for that.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Like Billy, this portrait is flawed yet noble and sensitive.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 42% Gold (2017) With a hint of crazy in his eyes and a lot of fire in his (very ample) belly, McConaughey encapsulates everything that a treasure hunter should be.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 doesn't quite tap the zeitgeist in the same way as the first film, but what it does do is find the heart in a bunch of characters who were once defined by not caring -- so hopped up on skag they would rip offer their own mams.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 34% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
2/5 52% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 44% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 58% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2016
3/5 61% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) It still doesn't make complete sense, but its weirdness remains a virtue.‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
3/5 29% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 45% The 33 (2015) In the end The 33 only grabs on a superficial level.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 80% The Assassin (2015) Still waters often run deep, but here, you can't see past the glossy surface.‐ Digital Spy
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
2/5 42% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) In all Daddy's Home is a hollow construction.‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2015
2/5 18% Love the Coopers (2015) The Coopers are, quite simply, bad company.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 74% Black Mass (2015) A pacey, involving thriller that hinges on a disciplined turn from Depp.‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2015