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Stephen Carty

Stephen Carty
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
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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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/5 38% The Messenger (2014) Disappointingly flat and undercooked.‐ Radio Times
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3/5 49% The D Train (2015) This bromance-flavoured comedy has more edge than you might expect.‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
5/5 97% 45 Years (2015) A naturalistic, insightful, heartbreaking film that deserves to be celebrated.‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/5 51% Gemma Bovery (2015) While the events aren't particularly funny or dramatic, the characters are engaging.‐ Radio Times
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 95% Amy (2015) Moving, sobering and heartbreaking, providing us with a non-judgemental film about a young woman who endured more than her fair share of judgement.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 93% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) A must-see for cinephiles.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 64% The Man Who Saved the World (2015) The end product rarely feels like a documentary, but Petrov's story is fascinating, and there's no doubt that it deserves to be told.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 98% Phoenix (2015) All of this plays out in a way that is restrained and understated to a fault, but Hoss is quietly devastating and there are one or two affecting moments.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
4/5 77% Rosewater (2014) The end result isn't always gripping, but it's a solid piece of work that deserves to be seen.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 52% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) The tone is uneven and the various plot twists aren't as effective as they need to be, resulting in an underwhelming experience that fails to live up to its early promise.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 71% The Salvation (2015) The Salvation isn't just for those who love westerns ... it's a solid revenge thriller in its own right.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 45% A Little Chaos (2015) The film isn't nearly as stilted as the set-up might suggest. In fact, it's rather charming.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) Numerous fight sequences are staged with a great deal of skill and style in this lean, propulsive, action-packed revenge thriller.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
4/5 84% While We're Young (2015) Highly recommended for anyone feeling wistful about their youth.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 57% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) The film is uneven, but it's fairly effective as a portrait of sexual awakenings during adolescence, even if there's nothing in it that you haven't seen before.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 78% Hyena (2015) The picture's main asset is Ferdinando, who delivers a strong lead performance as the strung-out narc whose world is crumbling around him.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 63% Still Life (2015) Sombre and understated to a fault, but it also contains several quietly affecting moments, most of which are complemented by a beautiful score by Rachel Portman.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Testament Of Youth won't convert those who are fundamentally opposed to British period dramas, but it is beautifully shot and elevated by a striking lead performance. ‐ Flix Capacitor
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) The Fault In Our Stars is unlikely to win over the cynics, but Woodley has a smile that lights up the screen, and you believe in her even when the film's plausibility is stretched. ‐ Flix Capacitor
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
3/5 42% The Face of Love (2014) The story's plausibility is stretched in places, but it is held together by Bening and Harris, both of whom are wholly convincing at all times. ‐ Flix Capacitor
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/5 83% Mea Culpa (2014) Fans of fast-paced action movies will find much to enjoy in this bruising thriller from promising French filmmaker Fred Cavayé.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 97% Life Itself (2014) As much about existence and the passage of time as it is cinema and criticism, this affectionate testament offers a reflective and surprisingly profound journey. Hopefully, the man himself would have given it the thumbs up.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2014
4/5 86% The Skeleton Twins (2014) The Skeleton Twins follows a fairly predictable trajectory, but it is littered with affecting moments and joyous sequences. ‐ Flix Capacitor
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 56% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) Set Fire to the Stars benefits from crisp monochrome cinematography and two solid lead performances, but the end result feels somewhat flat, and it's difficult to see who the film will appeal to.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/5 44% Night Train To Lisbon (2013) An ageing academic embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this old-fashioned European thriller.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/5 72% Palo Alto (2014) This dreamy tale of wasted youth provides a familiar yet authentic portrait of the teenage experience.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 79% Northern Soul (2015) A Northern Saturday Night Fever? Oh, go on then.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/5 51% The Calling (2014) The Calling isn't so much an awful film as a flat and unremarkable one ...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2014
2/5 44% Life After Beth (2014) Life After Beth is one or two re-writes away from where it needs to be.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 53% Blood Ties (2014) As much a family drama as a crime thriller, Blood Ties is character-driven, so sparing in terms of action, although the regular eruptions of violence pack a genuine punch.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2014