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Stephen Mayne

Stephen Mayne
Stephen Mayne's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters, Under the Radar

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 80% Personal Shopper (2017) These scenes bring an unbearably jagged experience, moored by [Kristen] Stewart's strong central performance‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
5/10 43% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Goon: Last of the Enforcers isn't much of a film, but thanks to its star it's not a complete waste of time.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
5/10 13% A Family Man (2017) A Family Man isn't good, but it's far better than its lazy foundations and cheap motivations deserve.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
7/10 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) At its best, My Journey Through French Cinema shows different ways to look at films, and at its worst it still gives plenty of excellent recommendations.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
7/10 100% Truman (2017) What Truman does so well is restraint. The comedy is rare and deadpan, the dramatic highpoints sudden and unexpected.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
6.5/10 89% Win It All (2017) Conventional though the arc may be, Joe Swanberg's amiably rambling comedy finds itself away from the poker table, developing into a neat little dramedy along the way.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
60% Like Me (2017) Unfortunately it drops off badly, descending into tedium well before the end is reached, but some of the imagery is hard to forget.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
6/10 83% Punching Henry (2017) There's an endearing weariness to Phillips' persona. He's about as close to a punching bag as a person can get for much of the film.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
4/10 47% London Town (2016) The plot synopsis suggests a rather mundane progression of events, and that's exactly what London Town delivers.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
7/10 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) An emotionally powerful dissection of a nightmarish system tips into unnecessary polemic, falling short of the state of a nation piece it could have been.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
6.5/10 67% Frank & Lola (2016) Even with too much focus on the former character, Frank & Lola, buoyed by Shannon's performance and Ross' acute eye for the seediness of his environments, is a commendable debut.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
7.5/10 100% Disturbing The Peace (2016) By focusing on combatants from both sides who came together to bring about change, Disturbing the Peace is a rejoinder to pessimism, delivering a message of hope that lands with some success.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
5/10 60% The Siege of Jadotville (2016) If only a little more attention had been paid to something beyond the whiff of gunpowder. Shorn of context, it's like playing a first person shooter in endless survival mode.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
7.5/10 87% Christine (2016) Hall and the rigid focus on Christine create a compelling central figure.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
5/10 10% I.T. (2016) [There's] iffy moral posturing in a story that criticizes a man for spying on a teenager in the shower as the camera moves in for far more intrusive close-ups ... this unpleasant titillation lingers longer than Brosnan's otherwise entertaining heroics.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
93% Blue Jay (2016) The ending is also nicely ambiguous, as befits a film that is drama rather than romance. It's a powerful little punch to go out on.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
43% Message from the King (2016) Visually undistinguished and narratively under-written.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
54% LBJ (2017) LBJ is frequently funny, and although it fades fast at the end and proves almost stiflingly conventional... it's still a solid watch.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
75% Pyromaniac (Pyromanen) (2016) Two thirds of a good film, full of beautiful countryside and horrific blazes.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
84% Goldstone (2016) A collection of stunning shots and carefully paced action that has all the more impact for refusing to rush.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Perfectly acceptable escapism.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
61% Carrie Pilby (2017) There's nothing special about Carrie Pilby... It's pleasant enough viewing though, and adds a few nice touches that subvert gender expectations.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
98% Moonlight (2016) Understated and thought-provoking.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Berg can't help a few of these diversions, but on the whole attention remains on the disaster.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
94% Neruda (2016) It's clever and stylish, and while not entirely successful, Larraín handles his ambitious material well.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Lonergan takes a broken man forced to return to the place that broke him and spins it into something magnificent.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
56% Trespass Against Us (2017) With authentic and almost impenetrable dialogue, and performances that take the cast far from their comfort zones, this is a very strong debut.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
22% American Pastoral (2016) Adaptations must be their own thing, but not by losing the core of the work. Which is exactly what happens here.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Watching Adams attempt to teach the aliens English is remarkably gripping, aided by some genuinely breath-taking shots.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Throw in a brilliant score, impeccable visuals and some Lynchian touches, and we have ourselves a real winner.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
31% The Assignment (2017) The dialogue is about a dumb as you'll ever hear in a film, and the set-up isn't far behind, but overall (re)Assignment is actually pretty dull.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
80% Colossal (2017) Colossal is about as high concept a film as you can manage. That it makes little sense were you to think about it for more than ten seconds is just part of the charm.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
14% Planetarium (2017) There's little in the way of forward momentum, and certainly no answers (arguably there are not even any questions), but as an experience it's certainly something.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
95% Sami Blood (2017) Sami Blood is a powerful and incredibly sad film, all the more impressive for being a debut feature.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
88% Jackie (2016) It's unorthodox but good approach to telling her story.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
92% La La Land (2016) People complain they don't make em like they used to. Well, they can't say that, anymore.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
83% Denial (2016) There are a few moments of forced drama along the way, and Lipstadt as a character struggles, given her largely passive position during the trial itself, but the court scenes are thrilling, as are several of the more intimate moments.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) The Limehouse Golem is stylish and atmospheric, but the twists and turns come delivered on a plate, rendering the story a little dull.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
31% The Secret Scripture (2017) The Secret Scripture collapses into a horrible web of appalling twists and nonsensical plot developments.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
87% A Monster Calls (2017) All in all, A Monster Calls is a highly satisfying film.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
7/10 85% In Order of Disappearance (2016) [Director] Moland and [star] Skarsgård keep finding admittedly disturbing ways to tickle funny bones.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
5.5/10 82% The Intervention (2016) A competently-shot, well-acted -- especially from Lynskey -- slice of thirty-something ennui.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
5.5/10 59% The Mind's Eye (2016) Ultimately, overindulging in gore at the expense of everything reduces an irresistibly enjoyable 80s throwback into a sporadically fun mess.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
7.5/10 89% Miss Sharon Jones! (2016) The documentary jumps in at the deep end and doesn't quite provide enough background for the uninitiated, but it places Jones right at the center where she belongs.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
6/10 78% Into The Forest (2016) Page and Wood build a good rapport, striking a balance between hardy and vulnerable.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
6/10 88% Indian Point (2016) While Meeropol makes clear there are major problems with the way the [nuclear] industry behaves, Indian Point is aware the answer to the broader question isn't clear-cut.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
3.5/10 No Score Yet Bachelor Games (2016) Narrative coherency is not Bachelor Games' strength.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
6.5/10 63% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Patel's detached fervour complements Irons, as smoothly watchable as always.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
7/10 44% 3rd Street Blackout (2016) If this is what happens when the modern world disconnects, perhaps we should all go off grid.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
1/10 No Score Yet Back In The Day (2016) Think Rocky if Stallone's classic were set in Brooklyn, beset with low-level mobsters, and also incredibly bad.‐ Under the Radar
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016