Niall Browne

Niall Browne
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Irish born Niall Browne has written extensively on film over the last decade and conducted numerous interviews with those throughout the industry. He has spoken at public events and on radio about film and covered numerous entertainment and awards events. In the past Niall has written for some of the web's most popular film sites including Screen Rant, Collider, CC2K Online, Movie Hole, Movie Scope Magazine and Contact Music.
Publications: ScreenRant, Movies in Focus

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 59% Satanic Panic (2019) Director Chelsea Stardust's Satanic Panic is a film which knows exactly what it wants to be. There's no pretence or aspiration - Satanic Panic wants to be a fun horror-comedy which doesn't skimp on gore or laughs. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
4/5 81% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Ridley Scott's Alien was a bleak, lived-in look at the genre, a film which took a real world aesthetic and crafted a film which combines sci-fi, horror and family drama to deliver something which everyone can relate to on a primal level. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
4/5 81% Oldboy (2005) When it was first released back in 2003 Park Chan-wook's Oldboy hit audiences like a hammer. Forget Spike Lee's 2013 US remake with Josh Brolin, this South Korean film is the only version of Oldboy that needs to be seen. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
2.5/5 33% Domino (2019) Any Brian De Palma is better than no Brian De Palma. That's the way to look at any film from one of cinema's greatest thriller directors. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
4/5 80% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Nick Broomfield's Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love is an epic poem dedicated to Marianne Ihlen and the great Leonard Cohen. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
4.5/5 97% Don't Look Now (1973) Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now is a stunningly crafted horror/thriller from 1973. It's a classic, a wonderfully realised piece of cinema which delivers on a dramatic and an emotional level. This is how you make a horror movie. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
3/5 53% Destination Wedding (2018) A sort of anti-romantic comedy, Destination Wedding is a snide, well written independent comedy with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder as Frank and Lindsay, two strangers who meet on their way to a wedding in California's wine region. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3.5/5 33% Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) The poor quality of Escape Plan 2 meant that I went into Escape Plan 3: The Extractors with serious trepidation, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much fun this turned out to be. It's worth a watch. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
3.5/5 73% Ghost Light (2019) A quirky supernatural comedy, John Stimpson's Ghost Light pokes a lot of fun at the world of theatre and all its ticks and eccentricities. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
4/5 94% Echo In the Canyon (2019) A wonderfully textured look at a very special time in music history, Andrew Slater's Echo In The Canyon is an exceptional journey into the music scene in and around LA's Laurel Canyon in the the mid-to-late 1960s. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
4/5 100% Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll (2019) Featuring interviews with Springsteen, Van Zandt and Southside Johnny - the holy trinity of the New Jersey sound, Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll delivers the heart, soul and tales that you would hope for in such a documentary. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2019
3.5/5 75% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) The title of The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot might imply a far-fetched pulpy B-movie and while it has some elements of what you might expect, it's actually a rather grounded character piece about life, love and loss. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
3.5/5 80% 30 Miles from Nowhere (2018) When you see enough movies you get into the rhythm of certain genres and it's often easy to guess what's going to happen next. I can honestly say that director Caitlin Koller's 30 Miles From Nowhere was a total surprise - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
1/5 45% Boar (2017) It would have been very easy to say that Chris Sun's Aussie horror film Boar was...something of a bore. I won't go for such a simple pun-fuelled insult, but I will say that Sun has made a right pig's ear out of this outback creature feature. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2019
3/5 50% Crucible of the Vampire (2017) Iain Ross-McNamee tries to take British horror back to the late 1960s and early 1970s with Crucible of The Vampire, a solid low budget fright pic that has enough atmosphere, quirky performances and mystery to keep you hooked. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4.5/5 96% Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuarón's Roma is a soulful cinematic prayer. It's an open letter which embraces and reverences childhood, class struggles and politics. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4/5 77% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2019) Writer-director Henry Dunham makes a gutsy directorial debut with The Standoff At Sparrow Creek. The thriller is a confined and claustrophobic character piece that unfolds at its own pace, drawing its audience into its slow-release plot. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Speed Kills (2018) Following on from the recent Gotti, John Travolta once again toplines a film which is undeserving of his talents with Speed Kills. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 35% King of Thieves (2019) Who wouldn't be excited by the prospect of Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Paul Whitehouse, Ray Winstone and Charlie Cox starring in the screen version of the UK's largest ever burglary? - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) M.Night Shyamalan's films are often incredibly divisive and it's likely that Glass will be his most divisive yet. The converging of Unbreakable and Split sees Shyamalan working to all his strengths as a filmmaker - and his weaknesses. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
1/5 18% Distorted (2018) A frustratingly terrible paranoia thriller, Distorted manages to waste a potentially intriguing premise and the star power of Christina Ricci and John Cusack. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
4/5 88% Social Animals (2018) The power of social media is fascinating. Users are able to connect with people from all over the world, using various platforms to market products and even themselves. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
3/5 56% The Rainbow Experiment (2018) A multi-layered drama, Christina Kallas' The Rainbow Experiment weaves a lot through its many characters and plot-lines. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4/5 88% Newly Single (2018) A dark and somewhat bitter dramedy, director-writer-star Adam Christian Clark's Newly Single is a punchy character piece that really draws you into its orbit. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Lightest Darkness (2017) Russian writer-director Diana Galimzyanova impresses with the beautifully obtuse mystery, The Lightest Darkness (Samaya svetlaya tma). - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
2.5/5 13% Josie (2018) A modern day noir, Josie is a film which only registers because of the performances from leads Sophie Turner and Dylan Mc Dermott. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
3/5 90% Opera (1987) Opera sees giallo master Dario Argento working at his most gloriously OTT and this 1987 mystery contains all the traits you would expect from the Italian director: mystery, lust, violence and impressive camera work. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
3/5 68% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Your appreciation of The Christmas Chronicles will depend on your age, or your excitement over the concept of seeing Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
3.5/5 47% Curvature (2018) While the majority of audiences are spending their time watching spandex-clad heroes clogging up the multiplex and binge-watching on Netflix and Amazon, there are a few of us out there seeking something a little different. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
4/5 100% Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End (2017) As much an insight into the world of modern publishing as it is a profile about cartoonist Mr Fish (aka Dwayne Booth), Pablo Bryant's documentary, Mr. Fish: Cartooning From The Deep End is an immersive and edgy experience. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
3.5/5 23% All the Devil's Men (2018) All The Devil's Men is a brawny Michael Mann-style thriller from writer-director Matthew Hope. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3.5 91% Widows (2018) Steve McQueen makes his first foray into thriller territory with Widows, a screen adaptation of Linda LaPlante's 1980s mini-series - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
3/5 83% Reborn (2018) A refreshingly straightforward horror film, Reborn ticks all the right boxes and delivers a fun eighty-ish minutes of mayhem. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Adrift in Soho (2018) Writer-director Pablo Behrens' adaptation of the novel Adrift In Soho by Colin Wilson is a piece of cinematic jazz. The film washes over you and takes you out with the current, pulling you under until you surrender to it. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road is spectacular - a cacophony of automotive carnage unlike anything that has ever graced the big screen. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
3.5 No Score Yet The Neighbor (2018) A slow burning domestic thriller, Aaron Harvey's The Neighbour is a tense little movie with a captivating central performance from William Fichtner. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 87% Escape from New York (1981) When you look at how action cinema developed over the 1980s, it's now clear to see that Escape From New York is one of the films which established the template for the muscular action hero. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Robin Hood: The Rebellion (2018) Want to watch a terrible movie? Then dive head first into Robin Hood: The Rebellion. It's a film so terrible that even bad movie enthusiasts will balk at what it has to offer. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/5 60% Away (2016) Away is small film which has a lot going for it. Set in a wintery Blackpool, David Blair's drama focuses on the friendship between widower Joseph (Timothy Spall) and Juno Temple's Rita, a prostitute on the run from her violent pimp (Matt Ryan). - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is a film rammed with fantastic performances. Filled with rich characterisation and powerful moments. it charts three different periods in the life of Chiron, a young, gay black man from inner-city Miami. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Beyond the Woods (2016) When you've seen as many horror films as Movies In Focus, then you're always hoping that you'll dig into something that's a little fresher which offers up something different rather than more of the same. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Survival Instinct (2016) Survival Instinct is a low budget British horror-thriller from Midlands-based writer/director Steve Lawson. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad plays like a graphic novel brought to life. It's a fun action romp with some great turns from a bunch of actors who are clearly having a blast. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 71% The Inhabitants (2015) The Inhabitants is a genuinely creepy horror film that's infinitely much better than most genre films released on screens. Writer-directors Michael and Shawn Rasmussen have crafted a wonderful low budget fright-flick that really deserves to be seen. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
4/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Zack Snyder ends decades of anticipation and finally brings both Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 88% The American Dreamer (1971) The American Dreamer is a 1971 documentary that follows Dennis Hopper as he puts together The Last Movie. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 50% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog is a sort of '90s throwback, a post-Tarantino crime drama toplined by Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Good Tidings (2016) Good Tidings is a down and dirty low budget horror from director Stuart W. Bedford. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 100% Everlasting (2016) One of the joys of Movies In Focus is that the site is able to shine a light on many films which might otherwise get overlooked. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) A solemn and contemplative investigation into the infamous concentration camp, Three Days In Auschwitz is director Philippe Mora's personal journey into the past to discover what life was like for those trapped behind the razor wire during WWII. - Movies in Focus EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018