Tara Brady

Tara Brady

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
Irish Times
Total Reviews:
190

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 190
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 82% 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 68% 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 35% 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 80% 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
3/5 51% Welcome to the Punch (2013) " Producer and fellow impressionist Ridley Scott must surely be impressed with what the younger film-maker has achieved with 8.5 million" — Irish Times
Posted Mar 15, 2013
3/5 100% Sound City (2013) " There's something rock about the film's messy, nostalgic imperfection." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 15, 2013
5/5 91% Beyond The Hills (2013) " Mungiu's human comedy leaves off where it begins (spoiler alert): out in the middle of nowhere, no direction home." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 15, 2013
4/5 69% Stoker (2013) " The results are exquisite, enigmatic and enrapturing, in the way a date with a preying mantis might be. " — Irish Times
Posted Mar 1, 2013
4/5 91% Caesar Must Die (2013) " The juxtaposition of Shakespearean text and prison cell life is a particularly poignant one." — Irish Times
Posted Mar 1, 2013
2/5 15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) " There's no reason in the world for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters not to be good, clean, trashy fun. But it isn't. " — Irish Times
Posted Mar 1, 2013
3/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " The finished product is no Matrix, but it's certainly worth a look - even if you do find yourself throwing popcorn at the screen from time to time. " — Irish Times
Posted Feb 26, 2013
4/5 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) " It's impossible to leave the cinema without hoping that the Papal resignation and the awful events explored here are not unrelated. " — Irish Times
Posted Feb 26, 2013
2/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " It's not the strongest premise for a movie, though Hyde Park on Hudson somehow contrives to make it seem rather less than the sum of its parts." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 17, 2013
4/5 93% No (2013) " It makes the superficial Mad Men seem like, well, a commercial. Buy, buy, buy. " — Irish Times
Posted Feb 17, 2013
2/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " Occasional flair and an A-list cast are simply not enough to carry this erratic origins story." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 17, 2013
3/5 66% For Ellen (2012) " It's almost as though we're working toward an inverted, non-humorous riposte to John Goodman's line in The Big Lebowski: Say what you like about nihilism, at least it's an ethos." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 15, 2013
3/5 92% Side by Side (2012) " This is route-one stuff.No serious film enthusiast will, however, want to miss Side by Side." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 15, 2013
2/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " The special effects are rarely special. Bad movie practice looms large as characters have private conversations out in the open or worse again, narrate the action." — Irish Times
Posted Feb 15, 2013
3/5 60% The Last Stand (2013) " The results are surprisingly good fun, popcorn-friendly, and awfully redolent of Rio Bravo. Fine by us. He's back, alright. " — Irish Times
Posted Jan 25, 2013
5/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " Who needs facts when there is great vengeance, furious anger and the path of righteousness to attend to? The magpie deserves our respect. Always. Forever. " — Irish Times
Posted Jan 17, 2013
3/5 60% Mother's Milk " You wouldn't want to hang out with these people, but you might enjoy listening to them squabble from the other side of a fence. " — Irish Times
Posted Dec 7, 2012
5/5 83% Laurence Anyways (2013) " This big, dreamy, audacious picture has larger questions about relationships and identity. Can anyone be true to his or her inner self in the context of romantic love?" — Irish Times
Posted Dec 7, 2012
5/5 85% Sightseers (2013) " Director Ben Wheatley invests the material with a uniquely unhinged druidic tone that falls somewhere between Hammer evil and Nuts in May's celebration of all things naff." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 30, 2012
3/5 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " It's not the most nuanced entertainment of the season, but the back-and-forth between Clint, Adams and Timberlake makes for irresistible cheese." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 30, 2012
1/5 36% Nativity 2 (2013) " The earlier, fairly crummy picture now seems like FW Murnau's Sunrise when set beside the blitzkrieg of awfulness that is Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! " — Irish Times
Posted Nov 24, 2012
3/5 85% End of Watch (2012) " Ayers's warmest film to date finds meaning and depth in its "I love you, man" exchanges and rarely goes too long without staging some daring detective work and videogame ultraviolence." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 24, 2012
4/5 83% Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) " Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet pays hearty tribute to Paganini-playing shredders and offers up a blueprint for dedicated care in the home and community." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 17, 2012
4/5 96% Argo (2012) " The details make for a rip-roaring story, which Affleck invests with old-school directorial √©lan." — Irish Times
Posted Nov 9, 2012
2/5 5% Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) " "Come to Silent Hill" reads a "scary" message left for teen damsel Heather. Hell, no. " — Irish Times
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3/5 50% Pusher (2012) " This Pusher is a pleasingly nasty little jab, but the buzz is simply too shallow and too short lived." — Irish Times
Posted Oct 13, 2012
2/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " The characters and story, forged by six different directors and many more writers over a six-year-production stint, leave little room for Tartakovsky tricks and tics. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 13, 2012
2/5 43% On the Road (2012) " Perhaps its a testament to Kerouac's mastery of his own screwy milieu that all attempts to impose order on the material are doomed to fail. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 13, 2012
5/5 94% What Richard Did (2013) " The film's patient, naturalistic depiction of teen life - created over eight months of character workshopping with the young cast - simply doesn't allow for ideological grandstanding. " — Irish Times
Posted Oct 5, 2012
4/5 75% The Intouchables (2012) " It's not subtle. It's not innovative. But it guarantees good humour, pranks, japes and welling-up for two hours. " — Irish Times
Posted Sep 28, 2012
2/5 51% Savages (2012) " Neither big nor clever. Savage is right." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 21, 2012
4/5 87% ParaNorman (2012) " Anyone who's robust enough to enjoy Roald Dahl will surely appreciate ParaNorman's playfully PG undead action." — Irish Times
Posted Sep 14, 2012
2/5 46% The Sweeney (2013) " What the hell's this pony trap? That Nick Love - Danny Dyer's best mate - has only gone and made a film with the same bleedin' name. But this ain't the Sweeney. " — Irish Times
Posted Sep 14, 2012
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