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Hilary A White

Hilary A White
Hilary A White'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
5/5 100% The Farthest (2017) There is too much of sheer fascination to map out here but some strands are particularly astonishing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) The spasmodic, overheated animation alone will probably be catnip to younger audiences but Captain Underpants... also displays some very subversive comedy writing that exudes a level of mischief that at times would make even Pixar blush.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 100% City of Ghosts (2017) Amid such horror, the quiet bravery in the face of this great modern evil is extraordinary. Even calling oneself a "journalist" beside such selfless heroism feels laughable.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
2/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) It's unlikely that this will be the only review to drop this pun, but the biggest feeling we are left with by this third Cars instalment is one of being down this road before.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
4/5 33% Halal Daddy (2017) The real bounty of Conor McDermottroe's film is its core cast -- all of whom beam with sparkle and vigour.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) This suitably giddy addition maintains high standards of juvenile silliness while still providing the requisite cheeky winks for mums and dads too.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Edgerton, Drew Daniels's cinematography and Brian McOmber's score are leading lights in Trey Edward Shults's film. There is a slight sense of unfinished business about it all that leaves you wanting more, however, ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) These characters are Marvel's most tangibly human screen creations to date.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 18% The House (2017) Ferrell remains in the love-him-or-hate-him bracket but forms a sturdy double act beside the excellent Poehler.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) In a nutshell, there is not enough of a sense of vulnerability or struggle to Baby, meaning we don't really care that much what ultimately happens to him either way. This is a cardinal sin in the writing of any protagonist.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 43% Hampstead (2017) It's cloyingly cute and idyllic at times -- but worth it for the two heavyweights centre-stage.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 62% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) The shenanigans oscillate from dark and distorted to joyously daft but they may prove too wilfully eccentric for some viewers. Others, however, may find delight in such gay abandon.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
1/5 14% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) The movie equivalent of a bag of tangled-up Christmas lights -- all soul-destroying untidiness and faulty circuitry.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
3/5 69% Gifted (2017) When all is said and done, Gifted shows enough spirit to avoid all-out mawkishness.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
4/5 76% Ballerina (2016) [Ballerina] should prove utterly irresistible to the [Frozen] demographic, taking as it does the oft-trodden Cinderella template and sticking a Gallic tutu on proceedings.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
4/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Michell shoots with an eye for both pastoral beauty and musty, candlelit intrigue in a period thriller that keeps you guessing right up to the credits.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
5/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) Hankies at the ready.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
1/5 21% The Shack (2017) Which way is the exit?‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Top action choreography, a fine cast and a side order of fish-out-of-water camp that director Patty Jenkins serves next to wartime derring-do and Diana's gritty grace is why it succeeds.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3/5 11% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) For much younger viewers untroubled by such things, mild and fleeting sci-fi entertainment may just be found for them here.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
4/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Kaya Scodelario and the wonderful Golshifteh Farahani also feature, as does some mighty CGI. A dead horse flogged, but flogged with gusto.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Once its ravishing veneer has worn off, you are left only with cheap special effects, limp writing and the absence of comedic inspiration. On the other hand, if tiny swimsuits and tinier intellects are your thing, look no further.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Enjoy the CGI, but don't expect to give it another thought.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 21% Sleepless (2017) The over-arching flatness and lack of inspiration in its climax leave you feeling as if Odar and screenwriter Andrea Berloff are similarly unenthused.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3/5 77% Without Name (2016) A bold new Irish talent has been unearthed.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) Harmonium sees Japanese writer-director Koji Fukada flex his Hitchcock muscle to rather brilliant effect for the delicious first 90 minutes.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
4/5 88% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) A deeply moving but buoyant saga.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
2/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) GOTG Vol.2 is very good at two things: laughing at its own perceived comic brilliance, and slo-mo sequences of characters walking forth to Fleetwood Mac or Cheap Trick.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Although prone to melodrama, Davies's film is full of rat-tat-tat dialogue and softly spoken verse, while also dabbling in gender politics. Nixon devours the camera.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 46% Going in Style (2017) Only for those three leads it'd be a chore.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The real punch delivered here is in the stealthy panning-back that Peck does to bring universality to the many individual composite parts of this deep and difficult issue.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
4/5 94% Neruda (2016) A magical quality takes hold as Larrain pushes his two excellent leads out into the beautiful ether.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Moana writer Pamela Ribon gives the brand a spring clean while keeping its very young target audience in mind.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
5/5 96% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Cristian Mungiu returns with a seismic study of desperation, regret and morality that examines the more serious implications of local corruption. Titieni -- pretty much in every scene here -- is immense.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Some of the set-pieces and retro-animation interludes are filled with invention, verve and wit.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ultimately, this is the Scar-Jo Show however, and she is as transfixing and potent as ever.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
5/5 97% Aquarius (2016) As Kleber Mendonca Filho's film unfolds itself over 140 minutes, its thematic reach widens spectacularly.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
2/5 16% CHIPS (2017) CHiPS is not quite as mean-spirited as War on Everyone but it sure will test your patience in other ways.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 67% Life (2017) Espinosa gets straight down to establishing characters, ship and stakes before unleashing taut, heart-stopping mayhem at the screen with the help of Irish cinematography genius Seamus McGarvey.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
4/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) [A] charming but purposeful community drama that wears its heart on its sleeve while discussing broader themes.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Don't be surprised if a knot sets up residence in your stomach as Peele toys with you.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Concentrate on the magical CGI rendering, the surprisingly lush and tasteful cinematography and a nicely dotty John C Reilly as a Pacific War castaway and you'll have a ball.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
4/5 87% Dancer (2016) Dancer is able to make you forget everything you think you know about the subject, which is surely the hallmark of a great documentary.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) The tonal shift for Marvel, however, is welcome, and no character from its stable better suits the Western mould (the 1953 classic Shane is referenced heavily). Conventional as it is, overall Mangold finds room for more strikingly inventive set pieces.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) Fassbender and Gleeson gnash through the mangled "Cheltenham backstreet" accent with vim and eat up one or two jaw-clenching scenes.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
3/5 67% Tomato Red (2017) Friel, the film's Southern-noir stylings and Wilson's stealthy composition, are the strong cards here. Its two central characters, however, could have done with a bit more narrative purchase for us to hold on to and get behind.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
3/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Verbinski's film is certainly one of the most visually arresting horror films since The Witch last year, allowing it to mine much macabre beauty and freak-show spectacle out of its unremarkable plot.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
5/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) This human cross-section, spliced archive clips and visceral location shooting, create a throbbing sense of the city's pulse that becomes the engine of Patriots Day.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/5 92% Certain Women (2016) Kelly Reichardt's earthy but glum triptych is based on stories by writer Maile Meloy and sends veiled greetings back to her favourite themes (isolation, the US frontier, emotional navigation). Six films in, though, and Reichardt still can't do endings.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Jenkins, cinematographer James Laxton and composer Nicholas Britell combine majestically to elevate Chiron's epic to celestial plains.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017