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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
5/5 92% 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 88% 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 88% 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 83% Risk (2017) The result is an interesting but ultimately unsatisfying documentary‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 94% 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 86% 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 No Score Yet 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 33% 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 44% 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 76% 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 96% 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
1/5 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) The script is poor, the acting worse.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
3/5 100% Inversion (Varoonegi) (2017) Tehran's poor air quality is a defining issue and a metaphor for the oppression of women in Behnam Behzadi's understated but effective film.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) A long, slow burning, often funny, modern fable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 35% Snatched (2017) It's short, intentionally ridiculous and funny in places. Not hilarious.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) It's all fast dialogue, archetypes and some genre cliches but in this world principles can show in strange places, and although Sloane shows cracks, there is, refreshingly, no big ole explainer backstory.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 90% Mindhorn (2016) Barratt is perfect in the role and the film will especially (but not exclusively) amuse people familiar with 1980s cop shows, via Alan Partridge.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3/5 68% The Journey (2017) Difficult roles are played well in this unlikely reluctant buddy road movie.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
2/5 76% Suntan (2017) Bar basic human standards, it is hard to feel for anyone involved.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
4/5 91% Lady Macbeth (2017) There are lots of moral issues raised: control vs freedom, freedom vs power, the crossing of moral boundaries and the notion that lust in women is akin to evil. I really liked it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
3/5 50% The Promise (2017) The fictional love triangle does overshadow the evil at times but, that said, I do know more about the genocide than I did and the film, which has some good performances, is extremely watchable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
4/5 82% Handsome Devil (2017) Unashamedly feelgood, it makes its point lightly and really enjoyably.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's too long but there is a light touch to this often funny look back to old Hollywood. Fans of nice, gentle entertainment should enjoy it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
4/5 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Although not as emotionally involving as it could have been, Chastain is as wonderful as ever as the plot revolves around her.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
4/5 88% Their Finest (2017) There is lots going on but it works very well. Nighy's schtick is more nuanced than usual and Arterton and Claflin are great, individually and together. Sweet, cameo-laden and really enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2/5 26% Unforgettable (2017) There are accidentally bad films and unapologetically bad films. Accidentally bad ones are sometimes sad, often boring. Unapologetically bad ones, however, tend to be neither sad nor boring -- and so it is with Unforgettable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
4/5 91% Raw (2017) This is cleverly written and directed by debut filmmaker Julia Ducournau, really well acted by its young stars and while definitely somewhere in the horror genre, it has elements of thriller, sexual politics and proper coming-of-age drama.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 67% Free Fire (2017) It is original, undemanding, award-bait-free, fun-based cinema and there is an awful lot to be said for that.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3/5 29% The Secret Scripture (2016) It could have been better, but many people will still enjoy this a lot, especially if you view it separate from the novel.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) A wonderfully powerful study of complex human emotion.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) As in his last film, Clouds of Sils Maria, Assayas is ably helped by an interesting performance from Kristen Stewart.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This is sweet, enjoyable and it is always visually sumptuous.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 90% Elle (2016) It is complicated but it's also strangely enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 77% Viceroy's House (2017) It's informative and enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Sadly I can't think of anyone who would find Fist Fight terribly funny.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 82% George Best: All by Himself (2017) The sum total is effective and certainly no hagiography, it paints a rather complete and sad story.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
2/5 45% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) It's supposed to be about self-pity and self-involvement stymying empathy, but the characters are more caricatures and it felt overwrought.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/5 93% Fences (2016) This is clearly an impressive piece of work, but it borders on self-indulgence and its appeal is not that broad.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4/5 84% The Founder (2017) John Lee Hancock's film is a timely look at a moment in American history. Keaton is always watchable and the slight moral ambiguity, leaving the audience to draw their own conclusion, adds a nice layer.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
3/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The original film... was adored by many, but it simply is not everyone's cup of celluloid. And this sequel is not going to broaden its appeal. It will however seriously satisfy fans of the first film.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
5/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Very uplifting.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Meetings With Ivor (2017) It's a great insight into a fascinating man.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017