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Joseph Walsh

Joseph Walsh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 30% Venom (2018) Incoherent plotting, tired tropes, lacklustre special effects and a shameful waste of a stellar cast.‐ The Skinny
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4/5 42% Little White Lies (2012) A pleasurable and, at times, compelling experience.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
1/5 73% Carmen 3d (2011) The real issue with Carmen 3D is the 3D.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Terry (2011) Nevern's consistent and unpretentious commitment to authenticity has enabled a five-hundred pound project to achieve a level of accuracy and illumination that many productions with a budget in excess of fifty-million have failed to.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 67% Forget Me Not (2011) Forget Me Not is overly simplistic, corny and a cheap attempt to appeal to young, modern Londoners.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 84% Beginners (2011) Moving and intelligent, with a truly great cast.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 85% La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011) The Princess of Montpensier could easily have become a tedious film; however with the backdrop of the war there is plenty of action to keep you entertained.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 99% A Separation (2011) The complexity of the characters is wonderful; as a viewer you in one scene enraged at their actions then following a plot twist in the next scene you are wholeheartedly sympathizing with them.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 83% Potiche (2011) I guarantee that you will enjoy this camp, funny and political film that uses its seventies setting to engage the viewer in equality issues that are still relevant today.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 82% Red Dog (2011) For some the sentimentalism will be too much to stomach, but ultimately director Kriv Stenders strikes the right balance.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 19% The Art of Getting By (2011) The film takes elements of the genre and makes them its own and, more importantly, it does it well.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
5/5 80% The Skin I Live In (2011) The Skin I Live In is a definite must-see, as all its elements harmoniously blend to create a cinematic masterpiece that stands out not just this year, but over the course of the past decade.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 95% The Guard (2011) A superbly crafted comedy that gives a hilarious angle on Irish culture, in particular its taste for inappropriate humour.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 85% Post Mortem (2012) Despite how uncomfortable this film can potentially make its audience, it achieves that which all arthouse films of a strong calibre aim for - it makes you think.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a wonderfully stylised piece that accepts the importance of visual aesthetics without losing any substance in terms of plot or narrative action.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 61% The Awakening (2012) The performances are fantastic, especially Staunton who is perfectly cast.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 92% Into The Abyss (2011) Into the Abyss is a hugely powerful film, shot with elegance and sensitivity to both victims and perpetrators.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 80% The Deep Blue Sea (2012) It's incredibly well shot, with lingering long shots allowing the cast (who are well known for their theatre as well as film work) to demonstrate how talented they are.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 75% The Help (2011) The film has its moments of twee sentimentalism, but also resonates with a clear sense of poignancy, and is told in an accessible and hugely pleasurable way.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 86% Miss Bala (2012) Once again, world cinema has demonstrated that a big budget and a well-known cast are not necessarily what is needed to make great cinema.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Schlafkrankheit (Sleeping Sickness) (2011) Sleeping Sickness is ultimately a dull film hiding under the pretence of arthouse cinema.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Monster of Nix (2011) Rosto's fantasy is an entertaining piece that shows early signs of a promising animator and imaginative storyteller.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 85% Mysteries of Lisbon (2011) One also can't help but be impressed by the sheer effort it must have taken for Ruiz to engage with this amount of material Branco's novel has thrown at him.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 80% Las Acacias (2012) Las Acacias speaks quietly but powerfully, the perfect argument for the universal language of cinema.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 86% Romantics Anonymous (2011) The concept of a romantic comedy tinted with melancholy works very well within the context of quirky French cinema.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 6% Dream House (2011) One can sense that this was a production riddled with problems, most apparent in the extremely poor dialogue and script.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 63% Resistance (2011) A film that will leave you with a haunting sadness, harrowing yet beautiful.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 26% Seeking Justice (2012) Shockingly - in a film claiming to be a suspenseful thriller - there is barely a single moment that can even vaguely be described in such terms.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
1/5 80% Haywire (2012) The action is admittedly enjoyable at times, but your eyes and ears become perpetually distracted by the dull story and weak lead performances.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 75% War Horse (2011) War Horse is a highly emotive, undeniably sentimental film, but for those who have been raised on Spielberg's canon, this sentimentality is something to be relished and enjoyed.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 94% Tatsumi (2012) Ultimately, it's disappointing that a film with so many positive elements falls so flat.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 94% A Useful Life (2011) An intriguing film that raises some interesting issues about the future of exhibition in the digital, mainstream-centric age, whilst not completely working as a piece of dramatic cinema in its own right.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 89% Margin Call (2011) Chandor is at times fortunate to have such a talented cast, all of whom provide strong performances.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 97% Project Nim (2011) If Disney started up a documentary division the they would probably have a similar tone to the hackneyed, tired, saccharin approach that Marsh has taken to tell what is actually a profoundly disturbing story.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 81% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) A visual treat that should remind audiences just why they love to see summer blockbusters - because every now and then they are both enjoyable and well-made films.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) Clearly aimed at a very young market and consequently the story has been stripped to its bare basics, which is to its deficit. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 86% The Big Picture (2012) The Big Picture disappoints, leading you to feel that you should perhaps have been owed so much more.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
1/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Captain America is simply awful. It is another hour and a half of prologue to the film people are apparently waiting for The Avengers.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 73% Natural Selection (2012) Rarely in comic dramas do you see such skill and attention to aesthetic detail, and it makes the film all the more impressive for it.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 83% The Ides of March (2011) If only the film had been 90 minutes of Giamatti and Hoffman instead of Gosling and Clooney, then this could have been an excellent political drama.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
1/5 25% The Change-Up (2011) Reynolds tries and if you find him or this sort of teen-bop movie appealing, you may find something to enjoy. If you're repulsed by both, I suggest avoiding Dobkin's latest effort like the plague.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 84% Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011) A laugh-out-loud comedic gore-fest and a great first feature film from Craig.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
80% Red White & Blue (2010) A disappointing film that offers so much in the beginning, yet leaves you deeply unsatisfied by its dénouement.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
5/5 93% You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2011) The film permeates with the sense of injustice felt by the inmates and filmmakers, along with their passion to highlight Khadr's situation to a wider audiences.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 92% Coriolanus (2011) Fiennes seems to have opted for a subject a little too close to his heart, and this in turn has clouded his directorial judgement.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 92% Wreckers (2011) It's clear to see that Hood's skill lies very much as a director.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 59% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) This sequel remains enjoyable for its over-the-top approach to a literary classic.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 14% About Cherry (2012) Possesses some very fine moments complete with great performances, particularly from Hinshaw.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet König des Comics (2012) It is certainly disappointing that the director did not give more space to the issues at hand, instead attempting a shuttle run through every aspect of König's life.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Glück (Bliss) (2012) Dörrie has created a truly excellent film that captures the raw emotion of new found love in a realistic, yet at the same time fantastical manner - a joy to watch.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018