Liam Fay

Liam Fay
Liam Fay's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK)
Publications: Sunday Times (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Cumar: A Galway Rhapsody (2019) A lyrical but occasionally barbed hymn to the western city's reputation as a hothouse for artistic endeavour. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
No Score Yet Abbeyfealegood (2019) An elegantly crafted portrait of an impeccably groomed bailiwick where getting your hair done has become the signature means of letting your hair down. - Sunday Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
92% Elizabeth is Missing (2019) The sensitivity and intelligence lavished on the set-up was squandered by a third act that was overloaded with fanciful heroics and wishful thinking. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet Elton John: Uncensored (2019) Like a candle in the wind, Elton John: Uncensored was a spectacularly ineffectual effort at illumination. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
No Score Yet Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens (2019) Plain-spoken wit and wisdom abounded throughout Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens, a cleverly constructed and consistently absorbing profile of the late Nobel laureate. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
No Score Yet Children of the Troubles (2019) Presented by Joe Duffy, with investigative assistance from Derry-based reporter Freya McClements, the documentary was dignified yet hard-hitting. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
No Score Yet We Need to Talk About Ross (2019) Smart satire is supposed to sting and singe its targets, not tickle them pink. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
No Score Yet 50 Years of the Troubles: A Journey Through Film (2019) [Mark] Cousins is an astute commentator but his TV essays are an acquired taste, due to his mannered delivery and pretentious weakness for fancy-pants French phrases. Here, however, his affectations were kept in check. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
No Score Yet Keepers of the Flame (2018) Clear-sighted coherence is the key to incisive documentary-making, and Keepers of the Flame burnt itself out in a blur of overambition and confused purpose. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
100% The Day Mountbatten Died (2019) It was the contemporary interviews with the individuals who have lived longest with the consequences of that day that distinguished the film, elevating it from a historical account to something more relevant and resonant. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
No Score Yet Links to the Past: Pioneers of Ulster Golf (2019) Despite the richness and complexity of the central narrative, the programme degenerated into a high-end promo for the golf tourist trade. Some links to the past are impossible to break. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019