Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
Maitland McDonagh is TV Guide Online's Senior Movie Editor, and has been writing about movies for more than 15 years. She is the author of three books on film: Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, Filmmaking on the Fringe: The Good, the Bad and the Deviant Directors and The 50 Most Erotic Films of All Time, and has written for publications ranging from The New York Times to Paper and Time Out New York.
Publications:
AMCtv.com , Boxoffice Magazine , Film Comment Magazine , Film Journal International , Hollywood Reporter , Horror Hacker , Miss FlickChick , Time Out , Time Out New York , TV Guide's Movie Guide
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online, Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
2540
Location:
New York, USA

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 151 - 200 of 2540
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 57% My Bloody Valentine 3-D (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 81% The Business of Being Born (2008) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 64% Loins of Punjab Presents (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 47% Vivere (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2/5 63% Holly (2007) Time Out
Posted Nov 17, 2011
4/5 56% Enlighten Up! (2009) Time Out
Posted Nov 16, 2011
35% Immortals (2011) " as old-school epic entertainment dressed up with state-of-the-art effects-including remarkably natural-looking 3D--Immortals rates an easy A. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Nov 11, 2011
No Score Yet God's Land (2011) " Long, slow but sometimes sharply observed drama about cultural differences and efforts to breach them. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 28, 2011
71% OKA! (2011) " Slow to start and rambling when it gets going, Oka! nevertheless offers small pleasures, not least a glimpse of life deep in the African rainforest. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2011
10% Trespass (2011) " Generic but effective home-invasion thriller. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2011
35% The Thing (2011) " plenty to entertain current horror fans, and maybe even send them back to Things past. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2011
100% Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (2011) " Behind the hard-sell title and trailers lies an informative, child-friendly documentary about the evolutionary development and legacy of pterodactyls and other winged reptiles that should enjoy a long run at museums and science centers. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Oct 7, 2011
3/4 71% The Game (1997) " Sure, it strains credulity, but it's clever, well-paced and builds to a spectacular -- if not altogether satisfying -- conclusion. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Oct 4, 2011
No Score Yet Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula (2011) " It's one of the small gems that keep longtime horror buffs like me sifting through the slag. " ‐ Miss FlickChick
Posted Sep 20, 2011
No Score Yet Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011) " A young man falls in love with the woman who's about to marry his older brother in this light, entertaining Bollywood comedy of manners and mores. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 15, 2011
41% Straw Dogs (2011) " Writer-director Rod Lurie's remake of the notorious Straw Dogs isn't a terrible movie. It's just not an exceptional one, a liability that increases exponentially with the quality of the original film. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3/5 76% Our City Dreams (2008) Time Out Chicago
Posted Sep 15, 2011
93% Drive (2011) " Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's coolly beautiful action thriller looks like a slick, Hollywood thrill ride, but it's actually a bleakly funny deconstruction of genre movie clichés that will delight some viewers and infuriate others. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 14, 2011
40% Bodyguard (2011) " This spin on the 1992 Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston movie about a bodyguard who falls for his difficult charge is silly and derivative, but sneakily entertaining nonetheless. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 7, 2011
83% Warrior (2011) " Perry's fight choreography is exceptional -- you don't have to be a fan to follow the action or get thoroughly caught up in each match. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Sep 6, 2011
72% Fright Night (2011) " Comedy is hard and comedy-horror is harder, but this remake of Tom Holland's 1985 movie about a suburban teen who thinks his new neighbor is a vampire gets the mix right. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 19, 2011
24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " Jason Momoa improves upon the dubious acting skills of Arnold Schwarzenegger (the original Conan) in this otherwise undistinguished remake. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2011
61% Final Destination 5 (2011) " Generally technically slick, briskly paced and painless to watch, assuming you're not the sort to squirm miserably at the sight of anatomical mayhem. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 12, 2011
80% Aarakshan (2011) " ...focuses more on issues than the spectacular musical sequences for which Bollywood movies are famous. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Aug 11, 2011
90% Attack the Block (2011) " Entertaining tale of London housing-project youth battling vicious aliens should emerge as a cult hit. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/4 48% Renaissance (2006) " The script's fusion of B-movie crime cliches and dystopian futurism, if not exactly original, is nonetheless vigorously engaging, and the English-language voice cast is good enough to make the existential noodling seem like real dialogue. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 27, 2011
2/4 20% The Boondock Saints (1999) " Duffy's models are clearly snarky, ultraviolent Tarantino-esque crime pictures, but this movie's cleverness is never quite on a par with its bloodlust. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 26, 2011
90% Daylight (2011) " A slow burn of a thriller that ultimately packs a far greater wallop than many flashier examples of the genre " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 18, 2011
43% Ironclad (2011) " Like Takashii Miike's 13 Assassins, Ironclad takes a familiar genre-the historical action picture-and colors it blood-red. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 8, 2011
32% The Ward (2011) " Genre veteran John Carpenter's sleekly professional ghost story is well-acted and directed but sadly derivative. Horror fans have seen it all before. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jul 8, 2011
36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " There's plenty of manly weeping onscreen when the decepticons start executing captured autobots, but as far as I could tell, there wasn't a damp eye in the theatre. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 29, 2011
20% Double Dhamaal (2011) " It's pretty damn dumb, but if you're looking to convince someone that "subtitled foreign-language movie" does not equal "art film," Double Dhamaal is Exhibit A. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 24, 2011
48% Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) " Be prepared to spend long, nerve-wracking months telling your progeny that there is no way they are ever, ever going to have a pet penguin. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Jun 16, 2011
3/4 86% The Parent Trap (1998) " The technology for twinning a single young actress is considerably more seamless than it was in 1961, and Lohan is a perky charmer. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 27, 2011
3/4 74% Tortilla Soup (2001) " While this cheerful film has nothing particularly new to say about the ties that hold family members together even when they're driving each other crazy, it's a pleasure to watch such a talented ensemble at work. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 27, 2011
62% We Are The Night (2011) " ...No genre-changer...but it's bloody, occasionally clever and wears its underlying message about the perils of power lightly... " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 27, 2011
3% Passion Play (2011) " Screenwriter Mitch Glazer's directing debut is a romantic fable about love, redemption and exquisitely art-directed squalor whose evident sincerity is overwhelmed by its utter ridiculousness. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 6, 2011
66% Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) " Canadian filmmaker Jason Eisener's homage to grindhouse movies past is a pitch-perfect recreation of the brutal, low-budget crime films of the '70s, which is simultaneously the best and the worst thing about it. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted May 6, 2011
96% 13 Assassins (2011) " Japanese provocateur Takashi Miike plays it relatively straight in this samurai film, which pits 13 hired warriors against a sadistic aristocrat and his 200-man army. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 29, 2011
75% Stake Land (2011) " Add vicious, voracious bloodsuckers to Cormac McCarthy's The Road and you have Stake Land, a clever horror-action hybrid tailor-made for viewers who like their vampire movies bloody and mean, rather than awash in teen angst. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 19, 2011
41% Footprints (2011) " A Hollywood mystery tale that's in no hurry to reach its destination. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 15, 2011
82% The Elephant In The Living Room (2011) " Sympathetic but clear-eyed documentary...about the rewards and liabilities of America's growing fascination with exotic pets... " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2011
66% Insidious (2011) " Saw creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell take a crack at an old-fashioned ghost story, and the results are pretty creepy: ominous shadows, strange noises and glimpses of freaky things flitting through the dark. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2011
92% Source Code (2011) " The movie loses steam before it wraps everything up, but until then it's a pretty puzzle. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2.5/4 46% For Love of the Game (1999) " Memo to all involved: It's a game. " ‐ TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 25, 2011
36% The Butcher, The Chef And The Swordsman (2011) " This coarse, complicated period comedy is unlikely to catch on with mainstream U.S. audiences, while fans of contemporary Chinese movies will compare it-mostly unfavorably-to Stephen Chow's equally broad but more graceful action comedies. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 18, 2011
No Score Yet Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore " Crammed with clips, behind-the-scenes footage and other archival material, this documentary love letter to pioneering exploitation filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis is aimed squarely at fans of his boundary-testing gore and nudie movies. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 11, 2011
10% Red Riding Hood (2011) " Though it's directed by Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke, its target teen audience is likely to find the period trappings and timid bloodletting silly and irrelevant. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 11, 2011
80% I Saw the Devil (2011) " I Saw the Devil is by its nature a polarizing film, but one that makes no bones (if you will) about what it is, fully embracing its horrifying nature. " ‐ Film Journal International
Posted Mar 4, 2011
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