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Dee O'Donoghue

Dee O'Donoghue
Dee O'Donoghue's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Ireland Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 24% The Silent Storm (2014) While the Scottish landscape has never looked more enticing, sadly, majestic mountains and sweeping seascapes cannot plaster over the uncomfortable cracks in McFarlane's feature debut. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 91% Catch Me Daddy (2015) Daniel Wolfe is quick to delineate the gendered nature of honour killings and a cultural framework that deifies a son and demonises a daughter. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 26% Captive (2015) The film's reluctance to overinvest in its religious significance will certainly not satisfy the spiritual nor will it come as a welcome relief to the skeptical, placing the overall audience in a state of limbo. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 49% Cake (2015) Despite a formidable and kaleidoscopic performance, there is a sense that the themes of human frailty and the will to heal that inform the film's narrative are beyond Aniston's abilities as a serious dramatic actress. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 88% By Our Selves (2015) Kötting's gnomic mish mash of audio-visual experimentation is a deeply evocative sensory exploration that fuses the past and the present, the dramatized and the experimental and the simulated and the real...‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) The tone of the film is analogically morbid and pessimistic and affecting and sanguine, emphasising the axiomatic transitory condition of mortality.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 45% A Little Chaos (2015) It is all rather too restraint and temperate an affair, hugely lacking the decadence and opulence of French aristocratic life.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) Ultimately, Silver's film does not offer fresh insight into the racial murder of Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn that has not been previously analysed by other media sources. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 78% Danny Collins (2015) Danny Collins is, at times, an engaging and downright hilarious comedy drama that will have you laughing through the tears but this is simply owing to the sublime performances from its cast...‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Such an inflexible adaptation results in a rather half-hearted screenplay that lacks the energy of its source novel, failing to arouse or thrill on any level. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 80% Fidelio, Alice's Journey (2015) Ariane Labed is a revelation as Alice, whose nuanced yet emotionally charged performance, not only anchors the core narrative but navigates the philosophical subtexts with both a skittish mischievousness and an intense urgency... ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
1/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) While the film is arguably no better or worse than its literary source, it does shatter the fantasies of sexual desire and sexual pleasure constructed within the novel. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 56% Focus (2015) Regardless of its gleaming production and costume design, smooth technical style and frisky musical score, Focus is largely seductive because Smith and Robbie are the seducers. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 96% Girlhood (2015) Symptomatic of the national picture, Girlhood is an unflinching portrait into the seething cauldron of interminable chaos created by the fractured social structures in contemporary Paris. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 86% Goodnight Mommy (2015) Goodnight Mommy employs similar psychological tactics found in film noir and the gothic by arousing the same cultural moods of paranoia and mistrust, which have resulted from a disruption to a seemingly, civilized ideal. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 92% Heaven Adores You (2015) Rossi may have aroused an appreciation of Smith's music but he may also have unwittingly refuelled more than a traducing interest in his gnomic demise. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Aware of its own unrivalled mastery within animation filmmaking, Inside Out is a highly self-reflexive, daring and though-provoking feature, which provides a groundbreaking perspective on the narrative evolution within animation itself.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Jupiter Ascending fails to offer its audiences anything other than a one-dimensional and disappointingly regressive visual saga of sci-fi fantasy and 1950s pulp. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) Narratively continuous to the original film but slightly disregarding its two sequels, Jurassic World is a spectacular rush of furious energy, spellbinding awe and alarming terror from beginning to end. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) Cooper's cinematic scrapbook captures a relentless whirlwind of explosive rock history, in which a non-linear narrative and slick cinematography rollicks furiously through the decades, rooting the audience directly in the band's volcanic timeline.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 36% Les âmes de papier (2015) Paper Souls suffers from a severe identity crisis. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 40% Strangerland (2015) A shift in focus from a potentially jittery thriller to a humdrum, psychological analysis of a dislocated family becomes the narrative driving force and given the rich backdrop, it appears a great opportunity has been severely missed. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 73% Suffragette (2015) A compelling and propulsive no-holds-barred interpretation, Suffragette does not shy away from accentuating the extreme subversive tactics employed by the bastions of the women's movement in the face of frenzied, brutal opposition. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) He may have moved outside to the relative freedom of the streets, however the continuation of the same oppressive narrative persists and he is going to still defy it. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 75% The Canal (2014) Rupert Evans' performance as David is alarming in the shift from unassuming and tender husband and father to demonic neurotic and delusional obsessive. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 49% The D Train (2015) The introduction of too many ill-conceived sub-plots fails to enhance or execute the essential tenets of the narrative, only serving to detract and distract from the film's overall philosophy, lacking the sharp, subversive edge required for black comedy.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 69% The Dead Lands (2015) Situating death as the catalyst to action whereby legends, apparitions and spirits mobilize the command to vengeance, Fraser's narrative teems and trounces with relentless bloodshed, slaughter, violence and gore. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2.5 No Score Yet The Legend Of Longwood (2014) Without a high level of mystical intrigue and unnerving eeriness fuelling the story, the plot fails to ignite on a level that would allow for audience investment and identification.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 96% The Look of Silence (2015) While entering the minds of the perpetrators in The Act of Killing was motivated by action, looking at the legacy of genocide through the eyes of its survivors drives The Look of Silence.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 81% The New Girlfriend (2015) While there is occasional delight of artful satire, fanciful farce, psychological undercurrent and political breadth, it soon becomes evident, as the intricate subplots and subtexts unfold, Ozon has rather overstretched himself again.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 87% The President (2016) Makhmalbaf refrains from idealising a portrait of human anxiety but rather delineates the interchangeability between administering oppression and seeking opportunistic revenge.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) Disheartening and uncomfortable at times, The Salt of the Earth forces its audience to confront images of a brutal, sometimes forgotten past, deconstructing any notion of an idealized, romantic history.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 71% The Salvation (2015) The pace of the film is slow, tense and anxious, built upon a motivation for revenge between two antithetical men, who are united through a shared destructive ideology, cementing the absurdity of human ideals. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2/5 62% Truth (2015) Vanderbilt's attempts at interrogation simply do not get under the skin and fail to penetrate the cynical cycle of corruption and cover-ups, so palpably executed in Spotlight.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/5 96% Appropriate Behavior (2015) Approaching contentious topics with clarity and tact and attempting to find the correct balance between irony and outright offence within a comedic context can often be a tricky affair. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
4/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) Song of the Sea is a magical feast of visual delights, narrative intrigue and nostalgic revisionism that will appeal to the inner child of all ages. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
4/5 59% The Program (2016) Executing the hyperactivity of a whirlwind career blighted by controversy and suspicion, The Program pulsates with furious pace, explosive energy and a razor-sharp visual style.‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
3.5/5 58% Still (2015) Gillen portrays Carver as a somewhat latter-day Hamlet; an essentially benevolent man who struggles to retain his sanity as he seeks to apprehend his bizarre, fragmented reality through grief and psychological hostility. ‐ Film Ireland Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016