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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet The Belly of the Whale (2018) It is perplexing to see the release of lacklustre fare such as this dull, uninspired, and incomplete caper that does no one any favours, not least debutant director Morgan Bushe nor otherwise fine actors such as Smiley and Shortt. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Visually and tonally, Sorry To Bother You is a one-off, and hopefully heralds the arrival of an unorthodox new talent. The relentless fizz of absurdism might be too much for some palates, however. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Neither a spin-off nor a shameless jumping-off-point to some franchise assault, this is that rarest of things - a replete, self-contained Marvel film that dazzles with wit, ingenuity and heart.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
5/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Hollywood rarely does curtain calls this elegant. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
2/5 16% Robin Hood (2018) Silliness aside, Robin Hood is devoid of atmosphere, as well as being thin on plot and overly reliant on bombastic hijinks.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/5 63% Suspiria (2018) As with 99pc of horror outings, Suspiria unravels in its final acts into a wheezing farce. A bit of a missed opportunity, you feel.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) This is a dour, swollen, and worst of all, boring slog that just feels like any other crumby post-Lord of The Rings sorcery epic that values franchise-building above closing narrative circles.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) From band of brothers to chamber of horrors, this is an oddly effective night out. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 97% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) In the unnervingly chirpy cadences of the era, we are told of rats, filth, and mutilation in the trenches, but also the emotional strain and dehumanisation that took place as pimply young men were isolated in a world that stank of death.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 64% Good Favour (2017) Newcomer Vincent Romeo is a striking screen presence, hovering between vulnerable and predatory throughout. Mayer stands out in the supporting ensemble.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 57% The Grinch (2018) A giddy sugar-rush that slows to reveal its big charms.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
5/5 94% Wildlife (2018) Mulligan is imperious in an excellent three-way cast, as woodwinds and setting sunlight float through the frame.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/5 82% Juliet, Naked (2018) A delightful three-way cast gel seamlessly.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3/5 75% Utøya: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) While visceral in its depiction of the horror that day, it is let down by trite dialogue and one frankly cringeworthy scene.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 77% Dogman (2018) The whole doesn't feel quite as great as the sum of its parts, as if its narrative circle is not fully closed.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Spooky fun with a side-order of Gremlins-esque nostalgic charm is let loose by this effective slab of entertainment for younger (but not too young) viewers. Job well done.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
5/5 100% Rosie (2018) So much tenderness and beauty wafts up from this heart-breaking situation that you may be rendered immobile once the credits roll.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) To put it bluntly, this is 140 minutes of snazzy-looking but forgettable hokum.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
5/5 92% Mandy (2018) A dark, dotty and delirious Halloween treat.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) An aching, indie cool pervades every step of the way as Kogonada obscures characters within beautifully arranged design and architecture as they ponder the mysteries of life and inspiration. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet The Silver Branch (2017) What begins as just a sumptuous piece of local filmmaking starts to ring with a universal candour. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
2/5 85% The Gospel According to André (2018) Too often [Talley] is unwilling to let his fabulous, flamboyant guard down. Disappointing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
1/5 29% Night School (2018) Kevin Hart seems to spend lingering moments of this witless tosh looking like he is making it all up on the spot, constantly trying to stay afloat when even he knows Night School is dead in the water.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's debut outing at the helm is a thoroughly convincing one in almost every respect. In terms of chemistry, a rich natural register is struck between the duo that makes them transfixing to behold.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) There's something hard to dismiss about this carnival of...double crosses, murder and sex, whether it's Kendrick's reliably excellent turn as a thumbs-up soccer mom wading into lurid waters beyond her depth or Feig's well-timed dollops of silliness.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Because this is Berg, it is still smarter than your average action flick, and has a satisfying sting in the tail as it lines itself up to be a thinking-man's espionage franchise. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
5/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) As ever, Abrahamson draws excellence from those around him, from that quartet of leads to cinematographer Ole Bratt Birkeland. What a magnificent body of work this Irish director is building.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 97% Lucky (2017) It is a beguiling and warming few seconds and a fine way to remember the great Hollywood icon as he takes one of his last major curtain calls. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
5/5 83% Puzzle (2018) What a little jewel of a film this is. Sumptuous looking... excellently acted and scripted, light on its feet but filled with a sense of purpose, and, at its core, a sharply observed character study. Hard to fault.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) While the politics is writ large, it manages to avoid turning into a lecture by focusing on the characters. Moretz gives a brave turn in a challenging role.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 76% Black '47 (2018) While rough around the edges, taken as a gothic-tinged swashbuckler that delights in its comic book tendencies, [Black 47] is fun and effective.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 61% Yardie (2018) You'd never accuse Yardie...of being a particularly original yarn, but its attention to style, music and language...lends it enough verve to stand on its own.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 92% Searching (2018) Some of it is lame - would you really leave your webcam on during such a crisis? - but it keeps you guessing as it serves up a very current and sobering parental nightmare.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
5/5 81% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) Few films this year will provide as much sheer joy as this bubbly, charming and relentlessly hilarious jog around an arena we're all familiar with. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
5/5 92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Without any hyperbole, it is one of the films of the year, and possibly of the last decade.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
5/53 88% I, Dolours (2018) As a tale of radicalisation, it is fascinating just how hardline Price became. At a trim 82 minutes, it packs a sizable but ultimately uneasy punch.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
100% Older Than Ireland (2016) The result is also one of the most unique and insightful historical documents ever committed to film in this country.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
20% Gulliver's Travels (2010) Throwaway hangover fodder, big on goofiness and small on invention.‐ State.ie
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) There are so many vital discussions raised - how bondage perverts both parties, the machinations of this industry... This is wedded to an aesthetic that snaps between woozy and stark. ‐ State.ie
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
3/5 68% The Danish Girl (2015) Every second in Hooper's film is arranged like a Vanity Fair shoot... Indeed, so overwrought are some moments that you may struggle to keep a straight face amid all the hamming and political worthiness. ‐ State.ie
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
2/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The confused, meandering course makes this difficult to get behind, while its idea of a climax is a CGI hurricane.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4/5 84% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Films such as these must show us the less-seen colours of a subject, and to this extent, Wenders succeeds.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) It's probably a bit too smarty-pants for very young ones but will split the sides of their older siblings.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) An old-school, primary-coloured charm is detectable - there isn't really a big arch-nemesis, for example - and most welcome. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) The elasticated, spasmodic animation takes a little getting used to but there is a fair whack of dotty humour to enjoy here, some of it particularly naughty and likely to be lost on younger children.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 45% Generation Wealth (2018) Admirably...here the US photographer and director weaves herself into the frame in order to try to bring context to a subject that can seem to have no end. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) It's five years since we've seen Jodie Foster in her big screen natural habitat...and for this reason - and perhaps this reason alone - Hotel Artemis is noteworthy.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 70% Adrift (2018) While it doesn't sanitise the threats and stakes, it does give its pretty leads a tad too much in the way of clunky lines, needless exposition and cloying sentimentality.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Dark sophistication pervades, and while lighter on subtlety, it does hit its targets. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 75% Dublin Oldschool (2018) The endeavour is undeniable. The Trainspotting/Human Traffic moxie, admirable. You do wonder, though, if Dublin Oldschool bit off more than it could chew.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018