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Stephen Carty

Stephen Carty
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 23% American Pastoral (2016) American Pastoral is a flawed film that lacks inspiration, but it has its moments, and the story might strike a chord with parents. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) If you like thoughtful, cerebral sci-fi films that are driven by ideas, you will be in for a treat. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 7, 2016
2/5 17% The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016) The film rarely rings true, and there are very few laughs along the way. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) You don't need to love Oasis in order to enjoy the film, but if you are a fan, you'll be "mad for it". ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 91% Southside With You (2016) The film itself is relatively slight, but it's warm, engaging and likeable. In fact, it's a perfect choice for a first date. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 43% Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016) This isn't completely terrible, but if you want entertaining kickboxing thrills, watch the original. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 96% De Palma (2016) For cinephiles and De Palma fans, this is essential viewing. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 83% Imperium (2016) Radcliffe is convincing in the lead. There is very little action, but Imperium has some intense sequences and offers more complexity than you might imagine. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) This charming comedy combines endearing characters with generous helpings of deadpan humour - and the result is quite wonderful. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 33% Kids in Love (2016) Poulter remains likeable and engaging throughout. Undoubtedly, his performance is the main reason for watching Kids In Love ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 28, 2016
5/5 82% Jerry Maguire (1996) It's Cameron Crowe's finest hour. ‐ Eye for Film
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/5 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) There are times when you feel as though very little is happening, but this is a bold, uncompromising film that gradually takes a hold. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 66% Nerve (2016) While the game itself never feels credible and the climax is weak, the whole thing moves fast enough that many viewers will be swept along. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 72% The Carer (2015) All of this is entirely predictable, but it is funnier than you might expect, with Cox grabbing numerous laughs along the way. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 92% Queen of Earth (2015) Moss and Waterston are highly impressive, but be warned: this is a challenging watch. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 28% Colonia (2016) A watchable but clearly fictionalised account. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 95% Remainder (2015) For those who don't mind unusual films that refuse to provide all the answers, Remainder offers a haunting, intoxicating experience that will linger in the memory. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Shamer's Daughter (Skammerens Datter) (2015) A solid, impressively realised slice of fantasy adventure. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 26, 2016
4/5 84% The Meddler (2016) The Meddler isn't especially funny, but it is charming and quietly moving, and it's the sort of film that will make you want to call your mum. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) In short, it may have been a long time (12 years) coming, but Barbershop 3 is much better than expected. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 71% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) If you're looking for a globetrotting espionage thriller to pass the time, you could do worse. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 81% These Final Hours (2015) The plot might suggest a large-scale epic, but These Final Hours emerges as an intimate film about the end of the world. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) This delicate, mournful drama follows a family that is haunted by loss. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 100% The Divide (2016) A timely documentary that examines economic inequality in the modern world. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Cheadle deserves plenty of credit, but his performance veers towards caricature, and the film doesn't quite hit the high notes that it aims for. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 100% Couple In A Hole (2015) Higgins and Dickie are superb as they combine to help create a haunting, downbeat film about two people who have been consumed by sorrow. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 51% Boulevard (2015) Quietly heartbreaking. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/5 60% Iona (2015) The scenery is striking, and Negga is impressive as a woman who is haunted by events from her past. Regrettably, though, the film itself isn't worthy of such praise. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 61% High-Rise (2016) The story becomes increasingly messy and disjointed. It's hard to care about any of the characters ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/5 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) The film itself doesn't generate much suspense, but it does engage as a morally ambiguous tale about loss and obsession. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) The four leads are superb, but Fiennes steals the show, dominating a scene whenever he appears. His dancing, in particular, is a joy to behold. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) The film is pleasantly enjoyable throughout, combining likeable characters with knowing gags and lively set pieces. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) A gripping, smartly crafted film that deserves to be seen. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 26% Dark Places (2015) Theron is solid enough in the lead role, and the central mystery is reasonably intriguing before the beans are spilled. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 52% At Any Price (2013) This engaging, low-key drama is a film about family, business and success. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 20, 2015
4/5 91% Hector (2015) A likeable, thought-provoking film about friendship, community and kindness. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 13, 2015
3/5 81% Sunset Song (2016) All of this is superbly acted by Deyn, Mullan and Guthrie, and it is beautifully crafted by writer/director Terence Davies. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) A film that is smart, funny, likeable and entertaining. It is, quite simply, a thoroughly enjoyable piece of work. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 29% Under Milk Wood (2015) Every scene is filled with striking imagery and rich, descriptive language, but the whole thing grows relatively exhausting after a while. Perhaps you can have too much of a good thing. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 38% The Messenger (2014) Disappointingly flat and undercooked. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3/5 48% The D Train (2015) This bromance-flavoured comedy has more edge than you might expect. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/5 22% Barely Lethal (2015) The film pokes fun at teen movies, but it also adopts many of the same clichés and stereotypes, resulting in a high-school flick that is both knowing and formulaic at the same time. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
5/5 97% 45 Years (2015) A naturalistic, insightful, heartbreaking film that deserves to be celebrated. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2/5 10% Good People (2014) There is little inspiration to be found and the end product is serviceable at best. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) While the events aren't particularly funny or dramatic, the characters are engaging. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 59% Barney Thomson (The Legend of Barney Thomson) (2016) Black comedies are difficult to get right, of course, but despite a handful of positive attributes, The Legend Of Barney Thomson doesn't quite cut it. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) The Salt of the Earth certainly won't be for everyone, but it offers a haunting, reflective, thought-provoking portrait of a remarkable individual. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 46% Boychoir (2015) If you're looking for a harmless crowd-pleaser, this will fit the bill. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) A fascinating biopic could be made about Brian Wilson, but this isn't it. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 43% Comet (2014) The performances are commendable and the zippy, back-and-forth dialogue is consistently enjoyable. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015