Stephen Applebaum

Stephen Applebaum
Stephen Applebaum's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com Popcorn Radio Times The National (UAE)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 93% Limbo (2020) The result is one of the best films ever made about the refugee experience. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
4/5 92% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Jingle Jangle isn't perfect - its plot holds few surprises and its tone is uneven - but succeeds, nonetheless, as an entertaining and good-natured fairy tale that should delight viewers of all ages. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3/5 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sorkin captures the period and issues well, while being alert to connections with our own fractious era, and the fantastic ensemble keeps you engaged when the writer's verbosity begins to become wearing. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
2/5 21% The Jesus Rolls (2020) A curate's egg, let down by juvenile humour, a pungent whiff of self-indulgence, and a dark turn that almost sends it careering off the road. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 94% Come As You Are (2020) Though not perfect, this warm-hearted tale of friendship and shared humanity is a fun ride worth taking. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) The film doesn't dig very deep, but it is big-hearted fun, with a protagonist you'll love. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Sombre and sensitive, Hittman's film offers a searing, outraged indictment of a world where women still have to fight for control of their lives and bodies, without ever resorting to polemics or political grandstanding. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) This is a true must-see for adults and older children alike. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3/5 72% Everest (2015) The movie's greatest strength is ultimately its visuals, which powerfully capture the scale, beauty, danger and fatal, vertigo-inducing grandeur of Everest and its surroundings. - Scotsman EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2015
4/5 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) Beasts of No Nation is gripping and persuasive, but isn't for the faint hearted. - Scotsman EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2015
4/5 73% Black Mass (2015) Black Mass doesn't break any new ground, but it's a meaty addition to the modern American crime genre. - Scotsman EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2015
4/5 100% Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012) Using interviews and atmospheric animated sequences, Weise uncovers a world where brutality is the norm and conditioning blurs the line between victim and perpetrator. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
3/5 80% Melancholia (2011) Dunst is convincing; the explosive climax delivers an emotional kick, and the visuals are ravishingly beautiful and audacious. - Scotsman EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2011
5/5 75% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) The film is the comeback fans of Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar will have been hoping for, and offers more proof that Ramsay is one of the most exciting and daring young directors around. - Scotsman EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) With Midnight in Paris, Allen may convince even those who have given up on him that there's life in the old dog yet. - Scotsman EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2011
3/5 70% The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) The film, with its grim Nottingham setting and working class milieu, must have seemed fresh in its day. Now, though, it looks and sounds like a relic from a bygone era. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2002
1/5 3% Rollerball (2002) Crass and utterly incomprehensible. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2002
3/5 71% The Lady and the Duke (2001) Intelligent talky fare, beautifully acted, and visualised. - BBC.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2002
93% Memento (2000) This is virtuoso filmmaking, stylistically dazzling and head-scratchingly intricate. - Popcorn EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2001