Tara Brady

Tara Brady

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Publications:
Irish Times
Total Reviews:
173

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 173
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " The Best Man Holiday pigs out on every plot at a slow, bloated Christmas pace. Watch out, movie punters. We're segueing into Part Three. " — Irish Times
Posted Nov 29, 2013
3/5 18% Free Birds (2013) " The film does boast an appealing buddy pairing in Wilson and Harrelson, a dash of conceptual originality, and some genuinely funny jokes." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 29, 2013
4/5 48% Parkland (2013) " The revelations are unshowy, the emotional clout is stealthy, and JFKologists can rest easy knowing that the project neither engages with nor contradicts their pet preoccupations." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 27, 2013
5/5 86% Computer Chess (2013) " Think vintage found footage meets wilfully anachronistic dot matrix art. And then think way, way outside the box." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 27, 2013
4/5 73% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " Has all the bells and whistles one could want from a big, fat Oscar-baiting picture." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 15, 2013
4/5 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " Workshopped, improvised and mostly shot in small spaces, Swanberg's intimate drama is teased out with killer, subtle performances. " — Irish Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " This is very decent mid-ranking Marvel." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/5 67% Turbo (2013) " The animated races are fast and fun, the jokes are hip without being too snarky and the starry voice cast is super. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " The original Cloudy didn't have the warmth of Despicable Me or the snark of Shrek. But it did have more humour than this new film. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " And lo, the musical miscegenation was good." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) " Allows hope and humour to mingle with the misery. Wilde's story and this peculiar tribute do, at least, have that much in common." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 25, 2013
4/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) " With no miraculous recovery to fall back on, the story simply has nowhere to go. And that's precisely the point." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3/5 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " No whistles were blown during the making of this movie: what a shame. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 11, 2013
4/5 91% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) " Pay proper attention and it becomes clear that, for all the oddness of his delivery, Zizek makes a great deal of sense." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4/5 92% Sunshine on Leith " We'd say it was a Celtic Umbrellas of Cherbourg. But they didn't have headbutts or anything like as much fun in that film." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/5 82% Prisoners (2013) " Manages to fire the intellect and stimulate further researches into Arendt's work." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 27, 2013
4/5 89% Rush (2013) " A hugely amusing, relentlessly cheeky squabble between Teutonic Roundheadness and roast-beef Cavalier." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 15, 2013
3/5 94% Museum Hours (2013) " It sits uncomfortably as a weird in-between facsimile, as though we're being asked to study postcard reproductions of great artworks. " — Irish Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
5/5 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " David Lowery's Sundance hit, which wears its Badlands rags unashamedly, plays as if dragged up from the muddy depths of folk memory." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
2/5 58% Riddick (2013) " Forbidding, sun-scorched, deadly. But enough about Vin Diesel's pectorals. Come back. We got more . . ." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/5 50% Pain & Gain (2013) " Might this be the best Michael Bay film ever? We know what you're thinking. But we mean it in a good way." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3/5 63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " #RTtilyourthumbsbleed. Best. Movie. Ever." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 30, 2013
4/5 81% The Moo Man " Fewer folks would be troubled by milk consumption if they thought that all dairy producers behaved like this one. But The Moo Man is no kewpie cuddle-fest, either." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/5 26% Planes (2013) " In the skies, as on tarmac, this remains the world's most fossil-fuel-friendly franchise." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 23, 2013
4/5 93% Kuma " The results are as intriguing as the subject is vexing. " — Irish Times
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/5 75% The Kings of Summer (2013) " The Kings of Summer can't quite decide between dysfunctional family drama, the aesthetics of floaty Americana, Goonies-brand adventurism and outbursts of rip-roaring comedy. " — Irish Times
Posted Aug 23, 2013
4/5 87% What Maisie Knew (2013) " Vanderham and SkarsgĂ„rd put in career bests; Moore - and this is really saying something - hasn't been this impressive since Safe." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 23, 2013
1/5 50% Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) " As though aliens picked up a random Francophone VOD channel and regurgitated their own Scary Movie version of the worst bits back at humankind." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2013
3/5 88% Alan Partridge (2014) " "Jurassic park"? "Back of the net"? Not quite. No committed Partridgidian will, however, want to miss it." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 9, 2013
5/5 83% From Up On Poppy Hill (2013) " Beautifully precise architectural sketches, endearingly warm nostalgia, gentle teen romance and genuine intrigue." — Irish Times
Posted Aug 2, 2013
4/5 98% Blackfish (2013) " Blackfish marries biography, activism and psycho thriller into a pleasing cinematic shape, starting with a single whale and the trainers who worked with him." — Irish Times
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3/5 71% Paradise: Faith (2013) " The relentless nihilism ultimately seems just a teeny bit juvenile." — Irish Times
Posted Jul 5, 2013
3/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " This is a film about razzle dazzle composed entirely - and appropriately - from razzle dazzle." — Irish Times
Posted Jul 5, 2013
3/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " The movie's hilarity hit rate is frequently determined by who is onscreen at that very second. " — Irish Times
Posted Jun 30, 2013
5/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " Unforgettable. A no-fooling work of genius. " — Irish Times
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3/5 81% Like Someone in Love (2013) " The septuagenarian's most playful tendencies have been liberated and he has started to make films that look like the work of a younger director raised on vintage Kiarostami." — Irish Times
Posted Jun 21, 2013
2/5 41% Spike Island " Incident after incident might be prefaced with the dread phrase "one time we took drugs and then . . ."" — Irish Times
Posted Jun 21, 2013
3/5 67% World War Z (2013) " It's not clever, but it is big." — Irish Times
Posted Jun 21, 2013
4/5 56% Citadel (2012) " Drawing from his own experiences of agoraphobia following a brutal mugging, Foy has taken the emerging genre of "hoodie horror" and pushed it in novel and disturbing directions. " — Irish Times
Posted Jun 21, 2013
3/5 84% Much Ado About Nothing (2013) " A tad more ado would, come to think of it, have been greatly welcomed. This is merely M'eh Ado." — Irish Times
Posted Jun 14, 2013
2/5 36% Summer in February (2014) " We're supposed to be saddened that their world is ending and that the first World War, with its awful human toll, looms. Instead we're thinking where are the bloody Germans when you need them? " — Irish Times
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3/5 59% Stuck in Love (2013) " This is the heartfelt indie-schmindie piece that The Perks of Being a Wallflower desperately wanted to be but wasn't." — Irish Times
Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 93% Our Children (2013) " Dequenne is simply one of best actors on the planet. Her portrayal of baby blues and postnatal psychosis is as subtle as it is devastating." — Irish Times
Posted May 10, 2013
3/5 54% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) " It's hard to dismiss Ms Nair's attempts to map out the anatomy of a potential terrorist. The actors, particularly Ahmed and Hudson, are excellent. " — Irish Times
Posted May 10, 2013
5/5 90% Bernie (2012) " It looks like a southern gothic and feels like a particularly hilarious farce, but Bernie is not at all what you think. " — Irish Times
Posted May 5, 2013
2/5 74% Chimpanzee (2012) " Chimpanzees share 96 per cent of our DNA and a common Pan Prior ancestry. We'll bet they're embarrassed to admit as much when they see this." — Irish Times
Posted May 5, 2013
3/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " Using the very latest Cern-tested atom interferometry, we can reveal that Evil Dead is precisely, exactly - in the coldest atomic terms -the film that you were expecting." — Irish Times
Posted Apr 19, 2013
2/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Antoine Fuqua is a dependable action director whose talents will never be maximised while the 1980s continue to be over. " — Irish Times
Posted Apr 19, 2013
3/5 81% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " It sounds ungrateful to complain that The Place Beyond the Pines is ambitious to a fault. But Cianfrance is capable of shapelier cinema." — Irish Times
Posted Apr 12, 2013
5/5 95% West of Memphis (2012) " The film is so utterly transfixing you won't believe almost two-and-a-half hours have passed when the final credits roll." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 29, 2013
4/5 94% Good Vibrations " Never mind the mouthpieces: this one goes out to all the folks who know the true meaning of 'no surrender'. Go early. Go often. Bring the family. " — Irish Times
Posted Mar 29, 2013
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