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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% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) A wonderfully powerful study of complex human emotion.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 79% 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 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This is sweet, enjoyable and it is always visually sumptuous.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
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4/5 90% Elle (2016) It is complicated but it's also strangely enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
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3/5 73% Viceroy's House (2017) It's informative and enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
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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 47% 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 83% 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 90% 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 93% 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
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) It's a little too long, there is only so much Batman deconstruction anyone can take, but it's star-studded, smart and funny.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3/5 42% Gold (2017) It's one thing giving a great performance in a great movie, it's another thing entirely to shine in a mediocre film. And while Gold tells a good story not particularly well -- it is further proof of the McConnaissance.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 89% Loving (2016) Important, effective and beautifully told.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
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4/5 82% Denial (2016) The film focuses on the legal arguments and the relationships, and does so well. It's a fraught topic and a difficult line to tread. They manage it and the performances make the film.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) The award-baiting performances are really good and it is beautifully shot by cinematographer Greig Fraser.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) The plot is thin, the characters one-dimensional and the action non-stop.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 73% Sing (2016) Although not terribly original, it is sweet and fun.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
4/5 85% Silence (2017) Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography is beautiful, Scorsese's direction restrained and the performances excellent.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/5 95% Endless Poetry (Poesía Sin Fin) (2016) Jodorowsky, who appears occasionally to give his younger self advice, delivers what is perhaps his most accessible film, one in which his admiration for Fellini is evident. It appears random but has some really impactful emotional insights.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) It's interesting, beautiful and Aisholpan and her dad are so sweet that it makes for lovely viewing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 91% Uncle Howard (2016) It felt a little tangential in the beginning but the doc comes together properly when it is more about Howard and it does give a strong sense of the man and his work.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 100% The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015) Some of the acting is amateur but it works, leaving a sense of damage that honours the thousands of known casualties of the war.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 88% United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016) It's beautifully shot by Oleg Mutu but a little too self-consciously directed on occasion with too many of the gorgeous, nearly still life shots and too many back of head shots but its aim is mostly true and the emotions linger.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Manipulative but engaging.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
4/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) This informative, very affecting film is excellent on both the perspective of those with autism and those who love them.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
2/5 47% How To Be Single (2016) Johnson is an appealing lead and although the message is mixed and some of the scenes are awkwardly badly written, it holds together fine over two hours and there are funny moments. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 48% Freeheld (2015) Half love story, half kind of courtroom drama, over-egging the emotion in the film diminishes the story's emotional richness. So, three stars for story rather than delivery.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) Not a truly great film, but a really nice one.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) It adheres to all the genre conventions and, although not a classic, is engaging and enjoyable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
5/5 95% Moana (2016) The literal and metaphorical journey is predictable but fun, funny and beautiful. It's got a lovely score and a great tone, ye parents of wee daughters might finally be able to let Frozen go.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) There's a timely, if somewhat clunky moral about fear and bigotry and it looks amazing. The performances are very good and it is a full cinematic experience.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) Heartbreaking and heart-warming, it examines faith, love, honour, shame and obedience versus free will.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) It is a bit too detailed for non fans but as an art doc it works, and as an ode to Iggy and the Stooges it shines.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
56% Focus (2015) Nowhere near as clever as aims to be.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Fans of the first film will enjoy this, which is basically more of the same with added Richard Gere.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) The aquatic photography is very good and there feels like genuine emotion for Winter. It's formulaic and predictable, but hey, it sort of has to be. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
44% Life After Beth (2014) Whilst not truly awful it just didn't work well on any level for me and it missed most of its marks.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
2/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) As someone who never watches cat videos on YouTube I may be just missing something cat video fans will savour. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
3/5 50% The Land of the Enlightened (2016) It is rather style over substance, and raises more questions than it answers.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
88% Gone Girl (2014) The story is good, the performances too, it's long but it's worth it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Writer/director Sang-ho Yeon is stronger in the action scenes than in the emotional and social ones but overall delivers a largely exciting, sometimes funny and zombie thriller-drama with some fantastic shots and set pieces.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Like a cross between later Harry Potter and 2001: A Space Odyssey, it might baffle younger children, but works very well on most levels.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
3/5 74% Trolls (2016) It's sweet, funny, irreverent and gender-balanced. It has fab tunes and the message about happiness is a great one.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) It's uplifting, feel-good, nice, well shot and really well acted.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The plot is thin, a bit ridiculous, rather tenuous and silly. But the most unnerving thing is that it is a less than committed performance from Cruise. It's odd. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
5/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2016) The film's deftness of touch makes it extremely watchable and nowhere near as turgid as it sounds.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet The Flag (2016) The Flag will prove divisive, giving fans of slapstick a hearty guffaw, while anyone favouring subtler humour will possibly be less amused.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016