David Prendeville

David Prendeville
David Prendeville's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Ireland Magazine
Publications: Film Ireland Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
87% The Hole in the Ground (2019) A superbly acted, lean and highly entertaining horror film, and a fine feature debut by [director Lee] Cronin. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
94% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) This is a quiet, often beautiful and powerful film that resonates with the viewer long after the credits roll. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
77% The Devil's Doorway (2018) Smart in both form and content, this is an innovative, effective and necessary Irish horror film. It marks [director Aislinn] Clarke out as a distinctive talent to watch. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
72% Assassination Nation (2018) Levinson doesn't quite hit on the right tone in his attempts at juggling a lot of disparate styles and ideas... Still, this remains a frequently sharp and diverting piece of work. Worth a look. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
71% Climax (2019) This is a deliriously cinematic romp that demands to be seen on the big screen. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
91% Good Time (2017) The film's assuredness of tone, pace and form illustrate clearly the deftness of the direction from Benny and Josh Safdie and mark them out as singular talents. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) A nasty, hilarious, distinctive treat. Highly recommended. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) While the trajectory of Dumont's career remains interesting in how stark the shift in his style has become, this baffling oddity marks something of an embarrassing low-point. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
No Score Yet Night People (2015) Despite [its] flaws it is pleasing to see a film that neither looks nor sounds like any other Irish film historically or contemporaneously being made. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) Yet, despite these flaws, the film retains a stubborn individuality that is hard to resist and an atmosphere that is hard to forget. As an examination of grief it is haunting and imaginative. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
91% Elle (2016) This is a deceptively complex, uproariously misanthropic, unclassifiable original, powered by one of the best-ever performances of a true on-screen great. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
92% Anomalisa (2015) The brilliant Charlie Kaufman makes a very welcome return to our screens, co-directing his own script with Duke Johnson, in this haunting and humorous stop-motion treatise on human relationships. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
58% The Neon Demon (2016) [It's] certainly not for everyone but is a must-see for film-goers seeking the idiosyncratic and the outlandish. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Corbet draws an incredible performance out of young debutant Tom Sweet. This is not a one-dimensional or one-note depiction of a misbehaving child but rather a tremendously nuanced turn. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) [Nocturnal Animals] lacks the substance it seems to strive for, never really justifies its structure to any meaningful degree and, ultimately, doesn't match the sum of its parts. - Film Ireland Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016