Stephen Schiff

Stephen Schiff
Stephen Schiff's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Vanity Fair
Publications: Vanity Fair

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Dance with a Stranger (1985) There's a very good reason to see this movie, and her name is Miranda Richardson. Dance with a Stranger is her first picture, and while her portrayal of Ruth stops just short of being great, it's undeniably virtuosic. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
73% Wetherby (1985) The trouble with Wetherby is that, unlike Pinter's creepy exercises, it turns out to be that dreary thing, a wellmade play: a theatrical puzzler with a solution that, when it arrives, seems at once obvious and not particularly helpful. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Angelo, My Love (1983) Angelo, My Love isn't good moviemaking, but it's terrific material: a peep into a remote and isolated culture that makes its home in New York City. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
26% Superman III (1983) It looks like a comic book, and Lester has seized upon the anything-goes cartoonishness to create a haywire comedy of absurdities and non sequiturs that matches the cuckoo rhythms of the screenplay. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
No Score Yet The Moon in the Gutter (1983) It's suffocatingly serious, stylized, and dull. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
59% Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Almost nothing in [Joe Dante's] energetic segment has the sodden Aesop-on-Mars aura of the Serling oeuvre: it's the only one you don't feel you've already seen -- in black-and-white, twenty years ago, for FREE. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
100% Pauline At The Beach (1983) A pretty little toy of a movie, one of those elegantly spare contraptions you can watch for hours without discovering its mechanism. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
89% Heat and Dust (1983) Only James Ivory's somnolent good taste could make this passage to India so drab, but he gets a bright performance from Julie Christie... and a ravishing one from Greta Scacchi. - Vanity Fair EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019