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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
4/5 89% 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 61% 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 46% 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 58% 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 73% 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 64% 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
3/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) The German star is pretty much in every scene here, and is never less than utterly compelling throughout.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
3/5 71% Kissing Candice (2017) As is her wont, [writer/director McArdle] is intent on mood, with atmosphere, cinematography and soundtrack reigning over proceedings, but at the expense of the story.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett can over-ice the cake, but while his turn does skirt the fringes of hamminess, it is undeniably laced with sensitivity.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) An indelible classic.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) And yet, the pervading sensation is unfortunately one of a film brand trapped within its own blueprint and unable to evolve.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2/5 52% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) With no discernible axis on which to see things turn and a refusal to ground the narrative in a place where characters behave slightly recognisably to the real world, there is nothing to hold on to throughout this preposterous, contrived outing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) Scratch its underside, however, and a tiresome concoction of cheap, half-arsed gags and gaudy effects reveal itself.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
4/5 95% Zama (2018) Argentinian auteur Lucrecia Martel is in spellbinding form in her first film in eight years.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) Sean Bobbitt's vintage cinematography, Ronan's luminosity and the sweeping, sensuous beauty of the location shoot mean that it's as easy on the eye as cinema will get this year.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
4/5 100% Citizen Lane (2018) Essential viewing for anyone seeking a better understanding of [Ireland's] complex capital city.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Don't be fooled by this civilised plot outline. Deadpool 2 is mostly a litany of violence, off-colour gags and enough fourth-wall breaks to make you wonder if it's possible for a comedy film to be too self-aware.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 95% Filmworker (2018) Zierra's spunky and well-assembled documentary will be vital for Kubrick completists but also...as a study of a real character who applied grit and determination to a starry-eyed idealism that remains to this day.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
2/5 48% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) Shortbus director John Cameron Mitchell revives the cartoonish mania of that outing and applies it to what resembles a film-school project held together with papier-mache and zany indulgence.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 25% Breaking In (2018) This is a middle-of-the-road slog that should have been directly consigned to late-night TV a few hundred channels down the satellite listings.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 40% Anon (2018) Owen and Seyfried never get airborne, neither seeming invested or energised by the material. You don't blame them.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) For vintage atmospherics, this is a wonderful curio.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) There is a slippery, sensory quality to things that makes for mesmeric viewing at times, as if the island is operating in a parallel universe. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Mirren and Sutherland just about keep the ship afloat. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/5 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) Let The Sunshine In is undoubtedly easy on both eye and ear (the soundtrack is a treat), and its perceptive study of the silly games we play lifts it high above mere Gallic whimsy.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) In between the dust-ups, the dialogue, performances and plot markers are all rather rickety.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
5/5 100% Making the Grade (2017) This is truly life-affirming filmmaking.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/5 83% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) The Third Murder is a treat - intrigue-laden shots and cinematography, subtleties in the expressions of the starring cast, spots of dotty humour and an oddly ethereal atmosphere that is gripping.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
5/5 80% Unsane (2018) Devilish fun that comes with a welcome side-order of B-movie ridiculousness.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
5/5 93% Aurore (I Got Life!) (2017) From the opening scenes, an irresistible glow is established. Agnes Jaoui gives a towering central performance as Aurore.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/5 19% Midnight Sun (2018) Cheesy as they come, Scott Speer's film does hold its ground to the end. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Look past the irony and stark, symmetrical detachment of the aesthetic and there is something fresh, mesmeric and deeply touching about Isle of Dogs and its tale of courage and loyalty. ‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Fun in spots, undeniably, but a mess on the whole.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Director Craig Gillespie has fun with the characters, the era and a general air of insouciance Harding injected the prim world of figure-skating with.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) This is gorgeously balanced portraiture that can laugh at its precocious heroine with much affection while tracing her formative journey with the dignity it deserves.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
5/5 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Yet another piece of exemplary filmmaking by Zvyagintsev. Here, he draws out tantalising performances from his cast, while making incredible use of elements beyond the frame of action to amplify seismic levels of human disquiet.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/5 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) You just want it all to stop and for real actors and scriptwriters to be parachuted in.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
3/5 71% The Mercy (2017) A disjointed film that feels as if it decided to changed tack somewhere along the way.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2018
2/5 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Should you be unlucky enough to stumble into this film, you will find lots of formulaic guff about viruses and cures, pongy dialogue plucked straight from the 1980s action handbook and a constant feeling of being trapped inside a fast-paced video game.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
3/5 82% Early Man (2018) While the animation remains chock full of invention and the humour reliably athletic, this prehistoric caper somehow ends up being not quite the sum of its many witty and creative parts.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
2/5 50% Downsizing (2017) Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau feature in a fine cast but the entire plot meanders too much in search of decent narrative hinge. The middle act is in particular need of a boot up the rear.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
3/5 84% The Final Year (2018) An efficient snapshot with moments of greatness.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
4/5 80% Walk With Me (2017) A sensual and surprisingly fascinating documentary film that slows you right down to its own meditative tempo.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
2/5 50% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) Jupiter's Moon is an insubstantial and incomplete sci-fi yarn that strives for the dystopian heat of, say, Children Of Men -- but is too caught up in effects and a litany of inescapably mannered long takes that contribute nothing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
4/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) Stiller can do this kind of thing in his sleep but still manages to tower over the cast.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
5/5 77% All the Money in the World (2017) In between the two Plummers (no relation) is Michelle Williams's stunningly nuanced turn as the boy's mother that puts her squarely in the race this awards season.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Rat-a-tat-tat dialogue, no crummy love interest, a slick dress sense and a satisfying general air of moxie make Molly's Game a superb night out with a refreshing female protagonist.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018