Stephen Carty

Stephen Carty

Freelance Film Critic for Radio Times & BBC Radio Scotland. Problem solver? More of a problem eliminator.

Favorite films

  • Goldfinger
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Carlito's Way
  • Jaws

Recent activity

  • The Power of the Dog


  • Rocky Balboa


  • Limitless


  • What Women Want


Recent reviews

  • Dune



    Dune is impressive in many ways, but it didn’t hold my attention, and it didn't make me care about any of the characters. After 90 minutes or so, I just wanted it to end. Sorry, Denis!

    (Sicario is great)

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded


    Trinity driving a motorbike *against* traffic on a busy motorway = one of the best vehicle chases of all time.

Popular reviews

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout


    A good action film has one or two set pieces that stand out. Mission: Impossible - Fallout has five or six, including: 

    • The best skydiving sequence since Moonraker.
    • The best toilet fight since True Lies.
    • The best motorbike chase since The Matrix Reloaded.

  • Roma


    Roma is a chore to sit through. It is shapeless, meandering and painfully slow. The camerawork is a bit repetitive (you are in for a treat if you like slow, horizontal pans). Almost every scene drags. Some scenes feel endless.