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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) " The impression is of a continuous series of watercolours, similar to the narrative scroll revealed to Kaguya in a key scene. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 12% The Gunman (2015) " By attempting to parachute in weighty geopolitical themes to a successful action formula, the film sinks, leaving little to savour. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 67% Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015) " Unsurprisingly, memory and mortality take centre stage in this informative, emotionally open documentary from Stephen Kijak. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Mar 16, 2015
2/5 72% Suite Française " To describe the central romance as Mills and Boon cheapens that imprint's worth. Every second World War cliché is here. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Mar 13, 2015
4/5 82% Difret " Difret is an important film dealing with an important theme ... Don't be deterred by the gravitas. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " Is cinema broken? How is that a film by a director as significant as Gregg Araki ends up with such a tiny release? And an excellent film, at that? " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 89% Still Alice (2015) " Still Alice is unquestionably well researched and sincere in its intentions, but at times it feels a little schematic. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " Hang on! This is the Hotel Inspectors episode of Fawlty Towers with Gere playing the Bernard Cribbins role. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 27, 2015
5/5 95% Catch Me Daddy " What begins as a kitchen sink riff on John Ford's The Searchers, quickly escalates into a full-blown Shakespearean tragedy. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/5 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) " It's hard to think of a film that ties itself so closely to another cinematic text while still retaining such an original tone. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/5 94% Bad Hair (2014) " Rondón has plenty of important and harsh things to say about social constructs, hypocrisy and maternal tough love. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/5 95% Love Is Strange (2014) " Love Is Strange is a kind of gay Tokyo Story, every bit as life- affirming and heart-breaking. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 13, 2015
4/5 100% Shaun the Sheep " The gorgeous big-screen version of Aardman's TV hit has been carried off with faultless professionalism. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 72% Inherent Vice (2015) " How will this play in the non-Pynchon community? Not at all, sez us. But for the converted or the plain curious, it's something to see, if not cherish. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 46% The Gambler (2014) " The Gambler feels academic and slightly out of time. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 24, 2015
2/5 73% American Sniper (2015) " It may be admirable for Eastwood to have de-dramatised the material. But that doesn't make this hugely disappointing film any easier to sit through. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 16, 2015
4/5 90% The Guest (2014) " Picture Commando as a psychological thriller. Imagine Halloween as a theme park ride. Think Drive as a comedy. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) " This is not a brief history of time; it is a brief history of love. And it is as complex and deceptively deep as any of the physics. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 3, 2015
2/5 28% Annie (2014) " A flattened, bowdlerised project that has passed through too many hands " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Jan 3, 2015
4/5 71% Big Eyes (2014) " We do ... get a terrific story and a recognisably Burtonesque Blonde Ingénue in Amy Adams's Margaret Keane. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 24, 2014
4/5 78% Electricity " Higgins's adaptation of Ray Robinson's much-admired novel establishes a hypnotic rhythm before deftly shifting towards powerful drama. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 13, 2014
4/5 100% The Circle (2014) " The Circle ... offers the best of both worlds, a perfect marriage of marvellous historical drama and moving testimony. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 13, 2014
2/5 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) " Enough Hobbitting. Enough CG Orcs. Enough CG elves. Enough CG dwarves. Enough CG. Enough stalling, even in combat. Enough grey filter. Enough sub-Wagnerian warbling. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 11, 2014
1/5 9% The Pyramid (2014) " Awards season is once more upon us and so, without further ado, we'd like to present The Pyramid's crummy CGI Anubis -- the Jackal-headed god thingy -- with a special gong for Worst Movie Monster. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Dec 5, 2014
4/5 98% Paddington (2015) " It's hard to see how the new Paddington could be bettered as an all-ages caper. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Nov 28, 2014
4/5 86% Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy " Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy is a genuine original: a sort of Celine and Julie Go Tweeting. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Nov 23, 2014
4/5 80% Get On Up (2014) " Magically, unexpectedly, most funkily, Get on Up feels fresh and crisp as the Godfather of Soul's keenest moves. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Nov 23, 2014
1/5 11% Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey? " How do I go about awarding the square root of negative one as a star rating? Is it just "i"? Or is there a special graphic? " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
5/5 94% The Case Against 8 (2014) " What's most compelling about The Case Against 8 is that it is not a partisan procedural. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Standby " Love is nice, but comic foils have all the fun. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
3/5 55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) " This chapter from Thomas's later years doesn't provide enough narrative tension to sustain a conventional three-act film. But it does provide ample material for compelling, duelling character studies. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) " Shares more DNA with such 1970s classics as The Parallax View, The Conversation or All the President's Men, than it does with most documentaries. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 31, 2014
2/5 7% Ouija (2014) " Tis the season to watch nubile teens get chased and bumped off by a Rentaghost reject. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4/5 98% The Overnighters (2014) " Long before this unexpected development, The Overnighters has established its credentials as a beautifully crafted, multi-layered piece of storytelling, and as an important snapshot of the new Great Depression. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) " Fury pivots around a pleasing simplicity. Good guys do good. Nazis get shot. A proper film, in other words. Did we mention Fury has a tank? " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 20, 2014
2/5 63% The Maze Runner (2014) " Whither post-apocalyptic young adult sci-fi? With two movies to go, Hunger Games already feels overly familiar. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 11, 2014
3/5 51% The Calling (2014) " Working against the sublime, hilly backdrop of Dundas, director Jason Stone keeps his pacing elegant and the atmosphere moody. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 45% Life After Beth (2014) " Good effort. Great actors. But a missed opportunity. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 5, 2014
4/5 91% Le Jour se lève (Daybreak) (2009) " The last movie to emerge from the subgenre of poetic realism shares the same dream-like qualities of L'Atalante, La Grande Illusion and La Règle du Jeu. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
5/5 96% Ida (2014) " Ida juxtaposes socialism and religion, repression and liberation, while mining the grey spaces in between. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 63% Maps to the Stars (2015) " Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky's glossy fug and all that ugly beauty makes it impossible not to think of David Lynch's Twin Peaks on Ambien. Repugnant in the best sense. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/5 67% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) " The Riot Club can't always transcend its theatrical origins, but there's a nasty sting lurking under all those high spirits and all these pretty people " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 20, 2014
3/5 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " A sort of spiritual sequel to the wildly successful Midnight in Paris, Magic in the Moonlight represents everything that's good and bad about late Woody Allen. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 20, 2014
3/5 36% The Giver (2014) " The Giver is a solid, soft sci-fi entertainment with plenty of talented folks attached. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 20, 2014
5/5 100% Night Will Fall " It is difficult to imagine that there'll be a more important film this year. Don't miss it. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 20, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet One Night In Istanbul " The film is unlikely to bring much cheer to fans of, say, the blue team running around Finch Farm. But for the faithful, any excuse to watch that penalty shootout again will suffice. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 12, 2014
5/5 92% Pride (2014) " Social history just doesn't get more fun than Pride " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 88% A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (2014) " Robert AA Lowe makes for an enigmatic talisman. But it would require a properly powerful incantation for Spell to translate into magic. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 85% Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) " Once you get past that diabolical title, In Order of Disappearance has plenty of dark larks to offer. " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/5 65% Life Of Crime (2014) " Schechter works hard at making the picture look like a genuine 1970s artefact, only to end up repeating David O Russell's American Hustle and Tarantino (again). " ‐ Irish Times
Posted Sep 5, 2014
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