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Aine O'Connor

Aine O'Connor
Aine O'Connor's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Independent (Ireland)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) I confess to superhero fatigue but this diversity fest is refreshing -- it takes on race and gender, it's quite serious, both in terms of politics and lack of humour, but it is well made by director Ryan Coogler, [and] has lots of action and heart.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A beautiful homage to cinema, its moral is far from subtle, but Sally Hawkins's wonderful performance raises it from cute oddity to emotional journey.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
4/5 93% Glory (2017) Shot with wonderful attention to detail, from the hands of the watch to the weight of a wrench, Glory is atmospheric and well acted and an awful sense of horrible inevitability leads to a surprising ending.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
5/5 97% Coco (2017) It requires a lot of exposition but it's well done and once complete, this gloriously animated, musically lovely and supremely Mexican visual feast flies along.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
5/5 88% The Post (2018) It's also a pertinent reminder of the power journalism once had in holding governments to account. And it's a great old yarn.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
4/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Inevitably brutal, it is strongest on the perils of dehumanisation.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It's not strictly a kids' film, but from perhaps age six it is one that children, teens and adults will enjoy. It's great fun and nowhere near as annoying as a cast including Jack Black and Kevin Hart should be.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) As a musical The Greatest Showman works. It's not quite up to Baz Luhrmann level but is definitely of that ilk, it looks good, the costumes and sets are colourful and dreamy and the performers give it socks... However, as a biopic it works less well.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) Kronlund's chain-smoking presence in the doc works well, her genuine anxiety over safety in the still violent country contrasting with Salim's very visible disregard for caution.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Although it is unlikely to enter into the realm of animation classics, Ferdinand is sweet and well-intentioned.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi is good, in parts very good but not as good as The Force Awakens. It's too long but not tedious, it's often funny and full of action.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) An interesting take on the home invasion model it's well acted, tongue in cheek, often funny and although not terrifying provides a few jumps and more than the average number of surprises.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) It's funny, sweet and a tiny bit odd.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Although the humour is Marmite, the story is good.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 91% Stronger (2017) Gyllenhaal is great but the film's richness is in Erin, a well-written character given great life by Maslany.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) [Jason] Tremblay was wonderful in Room and he is again here, [Julia] Roberts is suitably fierce, [Owen] Wilson keeps it low key.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It's simple, nice and very enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Co-directors Valerie Faris and Jonathon Dayton, working from Simon Beaufoy's screenplay, deliver a layered, moving, funny and fascinating movie.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 78% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) The performances, and chemistry, are great and there is much to enjoy in a My Week With Marilyn kind of way.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
2/5 32% Home Again (2017) ... terribly bland.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It's a far-fetched, fun, loud, cameo-rich spectacle.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) Too long, but very good, director Andres Muschietti has done a really nice job and the kids are great.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/5 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) It is most likely to preach to the converted and although Gore was right about too much 10 years ago, the film is not without hope.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 78% Final Portrait (2018) Like most modern biopics, it focuses on a short period in his life rather than the whole span but it gives a good sense of the man.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) The dialogue is dodgy, the emotional impact weak, the story squished. However, the effects are good, there are a few laughs and it will please an audience younger than it should.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) !t's all very watchable, Le Carre-esque, Cold War fun.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/5 13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) Derivative and predictable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) It is beautifully shot, as if through a filter. There is minimal dialogue and Lowery plays with the ghost and haunted house tropes. It lit only fires of irritation for me and the stars' dowdy low-key love felt hardly worth a haunting.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) The stars do what they can with the script and scuba tanks, and all in all it's two stars but oddly viewable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/5 90% Girls Trip (2017) Like a cross between Bridesmaids and The Hangover it pokes a little fun at the self-help business and is enjoyably un-PC. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3/5 91% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) Award-winning writer director Mamoru Hosoda's film feels like a classic tale rather than a modern take, the characters are quite two-dimensional, the moral simple, but it is sweet, engaging [and] sometimes funny.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Ambitious, emotional, impressive, beautiful, terrifying and superbly cast, it's a fitting testimony to one of the most remarkable episodes in modern warfare.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) Visibly directed as is Coppola's wont it is a sumptuously beautiful film -- cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd has a field day -- with some wonderful performances but it will leave some viewers a bit cold.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
3/5 67% Pilgrimage (2017) The casting is excellent which mostly makes up for a story that feels a little thin.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
4/5 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) As a doc about the who and why of David Lynch it is very effective but definitely made by fans for fans.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
3/5 82% Risk (2017) The result is an interesting but ultimately unsatisfying documentary‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's a strange enough dynamic where the audience is rooting for the victory of another species but this is where this movie, serious in all senses, takes us.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 88% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Confidently told, it doesn't manipulate emotion but allows the script and two great performances to conjure a sweet, affecting, uplifting two hours.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) It's a long overdue look at an important subject, it's brave but surprisingly light and funny.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 100% Twice Shy (2016) I really liked the tone of the film and how it dealt with the subject.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 32% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) The ending is pretty ridiculous but overall it's engaging if taken as melodrama.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
5/5 91% The Graduate (1967) If you have never seen it, go; if you have, go again.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 49% Churchill (2017) We know what happened on D-Day, but it is interesting to portray Britain's Greatest Briton as a man whose ego is getting in the way.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 100% Cardboard Gangsters (2017) A film about drug dealers isn't to everyone's taste, but this is a well-made, gritty drama that doesn't glamorise anything or judge anyone, and all to a thumping soundtrack.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) A must for fans, non-fans will enjoy too.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 40% Nails (2017) The actual spooky stuff provides a few jumps, the performances are good but overall the story is too thin, and that dilutes the impact.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Richard Gere is great to behold.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
3/5 73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Both leads opt to underplay their roles and it works well in what is an effective and mostly psychological horror.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
4/5 97% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) [A] bittersweet and surprisingly light Japanese delicacy.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The film is simple, not overwhelmingly meaningful in any kind of thought-provoking way, but it is a beautiful and transporting little mini-world of its own.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017