Ciaran Kerr

Ciaran Kerr
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Ciaran is a film honours graduate with a passion for superhero flicks, Wes Anderson and the latest cinematic endeavours. She has an extensive record and comic collection and an extensive knowledge of film genre and academic film study. She also spends her spare time reviewing, editing and designing for FilmBunker.
Publications: Film Bunker

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
57% Aladdin (2019) Is Aladdin a perfect film? By no means. Is it a shameless cash grab? Probably. Despite this, it's a hell of a lot of fun, and my cynicism was counteracted by its charm. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) For the people who are interested in Bundy, but not invested in the story long enough to dedicate an entire four hours to his tapes, this will serve as an engaging enough vehicle to educate them. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
72% All Is True (2019) While this film may bore the new generation of English classrooms, it is safe to say that this film is probably a more accurate representation of the literary icon than 'Shakespeare in Love'. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Despite usually being a passive moviegoer, I found myself cheering mid-scene, crying for an embarrassingly long portion of the runtime, and leaving the cinema completely blown away. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
57% The Doors (1991) Oliver Stone's The Doors is a grandiose, highly kinetic, film that flourishes in its own excess. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) The expert crafting of the narrative leading up to the final moments earns itself the right to maintain convention. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
40% The Dirt (2019) Netflix's The Dirt tries to tell a 'no-nonsense' account of Motley Crue's notoriously lavish existence, only to end up confused (and, at points, unnecessarily misogynistic). - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
16% Hellboy (2019) In essence, I found this film rather like a greasy McDonalds breakfast-sometimes it tastes horrible, but when you are hungover and mostly braindead, it hits just the right spot. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) In essence, the film kept me entertained throughout and I didn't really question its existence too much. While the whole thing was quite Disney-fied, it was very nice to be able to see Tim Burton work his magical realism once again. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel has given us an engaging female character that does not come off as an empty 'agenda'. Larson's magnetic performance paired with an entertaining buddy-cop romp and some character moments makes this another strong entry into the MCU. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) A film like this is created to manipulate any empathetic human being to cry. If you love dogs, the lump in your throat is pretty much guaranteed, even if the film doesn't seem to really earn it. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Basically, the film is as dumb as a rock but fun as hell. Do you want some interesting ideas around AI without an ensuing existential breakdown? Then this is the film for you. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) This is a film with some good intentions that failed to deliver. While the story of both of these monarchs has never failed to intrigue the masses,Mary Queen of Scots strips the titular characters of their nuances, much to the detriment of the film. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
69% The Mule (2018) If you want a serious entry into the drug conversation, then this won't satisfy your urges. However, if you want a light, interesting story with a likeable, if not a bit grizzled, lead, this should do the trick. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Toothless and Hiccup are back, and that is all you need to know before buying tickets to see this film. What will keep you engaged is the mature, natural growth of its characters and the feelings of reconnecting with and saying goodbye to old friends. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Does it reach the extremely high standards of the first Harry Potter film? I would say no, it does not. But it is extremely likeable, and there was not one second in the entire two-hour run that I was bored. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
77% Split (2017) Split surprises the most avid of Shyamalan watchers, presenting a well-made thriller, indistinguishable from the director's latest fair. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
84% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Vol. 2 feels less like a sequel made to surpass its predecessor, and more like a continuation of a story. Much like a comic from your childhood, you know you can pick it up, continue with beloved characters, and escape into a world you are familiar with. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) What might have been an average movie with the wrong lead turns out to be an excellent vehicle for Holland's budding talent and Keaton's experienced charm. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The second Kingsman outing feels as if it is trying to relive its glory days ... Rather than feeling like the second outing was capturing the joys of past experiences, I felt like it was instead trying to hit us over the head with, "Do you remember this?" - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) As the credits rolled, I sat in my seat both physically numb (as I said, cinema seats are unforgiving) and emotionally drained. This is sci-fi cinema at its absolute finest. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) After a disappointing second venture with Thor: The Dark World, it seems Waititi has saved a superhero that was struggling to find his place in a, frankly, more interesting MCU ensemble. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
59% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) My interest was maintained, but I would rather watch a film like this at home. This isn't the film to watch if you're seeking a thrill-ride; still, Murder on the Orient Express has enough steam to chug your attention through a couple of hours. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
40% Justice League (2017) Superhero films are no longer just superhero films-they are comedies, fantasies, heist films, spy films, hybrids of genres that work to keep the audience invested in a box-office flooded with men in capes. Justice League is just a superhero film. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) For those of you looking to step into the wonderful world of Wes, Isle of Dogs is an adventure story with so much soul and warmth that it could become a gateway drug to his body of work. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War wasn't merely a film, it was an event-my usual cinema was jam-packed with eager fans, buzzing with excitement. The most astonishing moment of this entire experience was the weight of leaving the cinema in a heavy silence. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) This sequel may have given us more of the same, but when the initial feature is that awesome, it is a great achievement to recapture some of that blood-soaked magic. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
47% Skyscraper (2018) Overall, the film is a mix of Towering Inferno and Die-Hard-just not as good as either of those flicks. I didn't expect a cinematic masterpiece, but unfortunately, this popcorn flick was a little too weighed down by its own ambition. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) In any other hands, this film could have been relegated to a mediocre biopic toeing the line between political validity and a safe marketability. What we get instead is a film that will stay in your mind for a while after leaving the cinema. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Everybody obviously had a blast on this, and the adult actors in particular were very fun to watch. Jack Black and Cate Blanchett had some great bickering, and Kyle MacLachlan wasn't afraid to ham it up when necessary. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
92% Searching (2018) While this style of storytelling has been used before in the horror genre (Unfriended comes to mind), it was interesting to see such an inventive manner of presenting a mystery/thriller story for the modern age. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) The clever writing and genuine performances catapulted this film above the standard romantic-comedy affair, injecting some realistic humanity into its heartfelt storytelling. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) While this will be to some people's tastes, I found the film dull and, at points, irritating. Most of the meta-comedy jokes were a little too easy for me to truly find clever, and I probably only chuckled a couple of times. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
36% Patrick (2019) If you're looking for a movie with some cute dog stuff in it and some sappy romance and light comedy, this will hit the spot; just don't expect much more here. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
62% Dog Days (2018) With a title like 'Dog Days', it is clear that you're not going to be watching Citizen Kane. Really, the film does what it says on the tin-there are a lot of cute dogs, some cheesy dialogue, and sweet relationships. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The plot was nothing special, but it did get a few laughs out of me. Kate McKinnon, in particular, was a pleasure to behold, and the film would have been a lot worse if she was not in it. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Apart from the representation-argument, the film itself was... average. The plot was trope-laden, the performances were average at best, and most characters were cut-outs of your usual rom-com cast. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) As a relatively small-scale British kids' film, my expectations were set quite low. I was surprised by the film's inventiveness: small ideas making memorable moments in a story that really could have been paint-by-numbers. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
No Score Yet Best F(r)iends, Part 2 (2018) Best F(r)iends is a project that few will see, but those who do will most likely enjoy it immensely. Sure, it is not Academy Award-worthy emotional storytelling, but the film knows what it's trying to achieve and it succeeds in that. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
65% Aquaman (2018) Released fifteen years ago, this flick would have been a good enough romp to pass the time. Now, however, with the advent of so many incredible superhero ventures, Aquaman just feels stagnant. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) Watching The Favourite is like receiving a beautifully wrapped gift, with beautiful wrapping and silken ribbon, only to open it and be confronted by the horrific spectacle of a dead, rotting rat. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Sure, the film is not completely original, but instead of feeling like a lazily constructed carbon-copy, it felt like a love letter to all the great directors that have come before it. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is both amazing and spectacular, and I recommend that all fans of the comics go and see it, if only to see the panels on your pages spring to life. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) I could see this film was made with a purpose, but I am not quite sure what the exact purpose of it was. Far from a feel-good comedy, or a gripping thriller, A Simple Favour juggles too many genres and ends up dropping quite a few balls. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) People can bop to the music, see an imitation of their beloved frontman, and have the script pump inspirational narratives into their minds. For people who have always carried a love for Mercury and his fellow misfits, the film feels empty and shallow. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) Is the film good? Oh, definitely not. It is a trope-laden, visual mess with too much slow-mo and a dash of terrible CGI. It was a stupid, dumb movie that I loved wholeheartedly. - Film Bunker EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018