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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 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 45% 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 99% 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 97% 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 53% 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 45% 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 68% 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 77% 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 86% 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 92% 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 41% 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 80% 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
4/5 95% Prevenge (2017) As a director, [Alice Lowe], she shows much flair and cunning. Prevenge throbs off the screen thanks to her talent for mischief and bemusement. She herds around a fine comedic cast and maintains vigour between scenes with Toydrum's pummelling soundtrack.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
1/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) We can discuss the soapy narrative, stiff dialogue, absent chemistry, absurd plot devices and vulgar wealth-porn all we like; the fact is you either already plan on seeing this or you don't.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
4/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Maren's screenplay has its eccentricities (for one, a bizarre sexual interlude), but is anchored by the gorgeous duelling of its leads. If only it was 40 minutes shorter.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Billed as a last post-apocalyptic hurrah for Alice (Jovovich), newcomers really needn't bother at this stage.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
2/5 6% Rings (2017) The law of diminishing returns is knocking so hard that we're starting to wonder how we ever got sucked in by this hokum about a VHS tape that kills you a week after you watch it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
4/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The grim druggy undertow of the original is absent, with regret and redemption providing trickles of pathos amid the capers and carry-on. A worthy postscript.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
3/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Of the largely antipodean supporting cast in this US-Australian co-production, only Palmer and Weaving really stand out.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
5/5 89% Jackie (2016) While brilliant French cinematographer Stephane Fontaine paints the picture, Noah Oppenheim's screenplay makes you wonder why it's taken so long to essay this endlessly fascinating historical figure.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
5/5 75% Split (2017) McAvoy is in his element mincing about and scaring Taylor-Joy, while Shyamalan channels Hitchcock at his deviant best.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) The game's premise is unsuitable for mining dramatic tension.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) A blubbery seasonal goose of a film, one stuffed with candy floss.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) It was going so well. In the first hour of this ultra-slick sci-fi, director Morten Tyldum presents a dark and difficult premise that gnaws away at the superficial beauty before us.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 40% Why Him? (2016) What it does have going for it is some decent sparring between Franco and Cranston, both of whom are much more suited to the exaggerations of comedic acting.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 79% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) [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 Dec 19, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Jones, Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker (as a militia leader) stand out in a strong cast.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
3/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Perfect for catching a breather from the high-street shopping scrum, but not a whole lot else.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
4/5 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) Bonkers, bloody and oddly brilliant, this is destined to have a long and fruitful cult life ahead of it.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) There is a great deal to relish about this spirited and keenly observed coming-of-age story that plots out its protagonist's changing fortunes with a mix of sensitivity and alacrity.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
5/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) A film unlike any other this year.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) In teaming up with Clint Eastwood to portray heroic pilot Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, Hanks yet again shows that when it comes to depicting ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) Indignation rolls along with its own momentum, which, given how well the protagonist is drawn by Schamus and Lerman, is a good thing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
36% Les ├ómes de papier (2015) Buttressing the romance, humour and redemption is a sprinkling of childhood magic that provides a high charm quotient central to its appeal.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
97% It Follows (2015) It Follows is very much worth investigating, but like so many of its genre it does lose its way slightly at the very end.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
91% Catch Me Daddy (2015) That you won't easily forget the experience may be Wolfe's big victory in a film that's easier to admire than enjoy.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
34% Blackhat (2015) When the laptops are shut and are replaced with automatic assault rifles and jolting street battles, things pick up, but there is the chance that you might just have lost interest by that stage.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
10% The Boy Next Door (2015) The 1990s were notorious for trashy lightweight thrillers that traded solely on the possibility of glimpsing their high-profile female leads in a steamy scene. Twenty years on, it feels like we've learnt nothing.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
No Score Yet Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story (Unbreakable) (2015) This film reaches deep, asking questions about what's important, what real problems look like and what we are capable of.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Stealthy signals, unforgettable moments and Johann Johannsson's score coalesce magnificently as an iconic classic of sci-fi cinema, something to cherish for life, is created before your eyes.‐ Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016