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Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington
Paul Whitington's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Irish Independent

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 69% Christopher Robin (2018) Perhaps the hardest thing to figure out about Christopher Robin is who the hell it's supposed to be aimed at.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) Piazza and Grassadonia handle their ghostly story sensitively, and with consummate skill.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 100% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) It's touching, funny stuff, and not at all post-modern, thank God.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) This is busy stuff, full of knowing references to wider DC lore, and should please superhero nerds both big and small. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Just when things start getting boring, Rudd is on hand to reassure us, and the film's ending is a great deal of fun.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4/5 69% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) Xavier Giannoli's film moves slowly but with considerable power as it explores faith, doubt, mass hysteria and the desperate human need for supernatural reassurance. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) In fact, if you're not even slightly won over by its good humour and innocence, you might want to check your pulse. You could be dead.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/5 29% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) The two leads are excellent, and though the film stalls a little in the second half, there are some good heist scenes.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Lost & Found (2017) Lost & Found rambles along aimlessly, sometimes sparking to life. But the link between its stories is tenuous and some are wildly implausible.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/5 47% Marrowbone (2018) Sergio G Sanchez's film shares the mood and visual aesthetic of other Spanish-directed horrors...and the creaky old house is as much a character as Jack and his siblings. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) Macdonald has managed to have his cake and eat it in the sense that he talks to Cissy and Bobby Brown and Whitney's brothers without allowing himself to be dragged into their version of events.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) Fanning seems stiff and miscast as the fearless Mary, and the portrayals of Shelley and Byron are frankly ridiculous.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 38% Patrick (2018) It's harmless fun.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/5 73% Adrift (2018) Adrift is a little bit slushy during the couple's courtship, but really comes into its own once the weather turns bad. The storm is brilliantly recreated, and Woodley grounds this solidly entertaining film with a convincingly fraught performance.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Leave No Trace asks all sorts of interesting questions about the nature of society and the rights of the individual versus the supposed common good. It looks tremendous, and is wonderfully acted by McKenzie and Foster.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 75% Dublin Oldschool (2018) Tynan's film is laden down with aimless chatter, and its plot meanders drearily towards a country rave that seems curiously old-fashioned, and feels like a piece of Dublin's past, not its present.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Day of the Soldado looks like a shallow imitation of the original, and feels like a film in the midst of a profound identity crisis.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) The Happy Prince is surprisingly uncinematic, and even the light and colour of southern Italy are not capitalised on by Everett's direction.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It is, though, perfectly enjoyable, and seems to suggest that women are much better team players than men, less likely to become distracted by comparing the size of their genitals, more likely to get the job done.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 96% Studio 54 (2018) Studio 54 only lasted 33 months but would become the stuff of legend, and Matt Tyraneur's documentary tells the club's story wonderfully well.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 89% Hereditary (2018) [Ari Aster] is too clever for his own good, and late on discards his duty to his story and characters in favour of shocks and effects that feel both familiar and contrived...A film that was brooding and fascinating becomes silly, even risible.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 100% All the Wild Horses (2017) Collisions, broken limbs, punctured lungs, mortally wounded horses - it's all part of the fun, and there's always the chance that your nag will decide it's had enough of you and hare off in search of its herd.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
5/5 100% McQueen (2018) The footage of his shows is breathtaking and one is struck again by his chutzpah, daring and sheer originality.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) While Fallen Kingdom gets a little too frantic and busy for its own good late on, it's a worthy addition to the franchise and will surely earn a sequel.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4/5 82% That Summer (2018) Rats run through their litter-strewn mansion, and their rich Hamptons neighbours are clearly horrified, but there's a grandeur to the way they pick their way through the trash, seeing around them not a kip, perhaps, but a palace.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 52% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) A film that irritates more often than it amuses. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) In Book Club, a bunch of fine actresses in search of a better film pass the time reading. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) The restraint with which Meyers handles his story deepens it, adding melancholy layers to Jeffrey's morbid dysfunction. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) This is clumsy stuff, and Arnett looks lost among his slobbering co-stars.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 68% Edie (2017) Hancock convinces as the touchy but tenacious Edie, and the film's sometimes saccharine storyline is underscored by moments of melancholy. It's slight, but moving.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
4/5 94% The Breadwinner (2017) A beautiful and darkly lyrical film‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) Saoirse Ronan's performance and accent are nothing short of miraculous.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Ron Howard has ensured that Solo is no embarrassment to the franchise, but the chases and hair's breadth escapes become a little tiresome in a less coherent second half.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
3/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The writing's funnier this time and Reynold's exhaustingly energetic performance holds the show together, while leaving little room for anyone else to shine.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Jeune Femme memorably evokes the handsome jungle that is Paris...and Laetitia Dosch is hilarious as the unhinged and almost lovable Paula.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 95% Filmworker (2018) Stanley Kubrick was not quite so generous a soul if one reads between the lines of the documentary Filmworker, which tells the salutary story of the director's long-time dogsbody, Leon Vitali.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 100% Citizen Lane (2018) O'Sullivan's film provides a real insight into Hugh Lane's life and legacy, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor's performance catches a fascinating, warm, arrogant but overwhelmingly generous man.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
2/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) That all-action ending is thrown away in a matter of minutes by a film that spends 100 minutes building to a climax that never happens, and makes a hash of telling a great story.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
1/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) A dreamy young extraterrestrial (Elle Fanning) languidly greets him, and asks "how do I further access the punk?". What happens next is not edifying.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2/5 25% Breaking In (2018) Breaking In feels a bit like one of those straight-to-video 80s B-thrillers you'd find at the bottom of a bargain bin on a rainy Monday night and think twice about renting.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 54% Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) (2018) Hazanavicius's film is full of stylistic nods to Godard, but is a bit of a hatchet job: it may also be accurate.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) Perhaps Life of the Party shouldn't work but, overall, it does thanks to McCarthy's superb comic instincts, a mainly decent script and a strong supporting cast.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) This is a horror film so perfect that anyone who wants to make them should watch it before they start.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) It's a thoughtful, perceptive, nicely photographed film.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) There's a haunting starkness to [Michael] Pearce's direction and bleak poetry in his tricky, icky story, which starts out as a psychological drama before branching out into horror and is dominated by Buckley's quivering intensity.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
4/5 63% The Delinquent Season (2017) Intense, earthy, [and] bristling with authorial intelligence... ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Joe and Anthony Russo's film is like an over-egged birthday cake, edible in patches but spoilt by too many competing ingredients.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Harmless, watchable film.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/5 97% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2018) [Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts] is gorgeously composed and photographed and also singularly unpleasant. But if it's an accurate representation of the status of women in Indonesia, no wonder Mouly Surya's film is so angry.‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
4/5 85% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) In her recent film work, Juliette Binoche has radiated a jaded but intense sensuality, and never more so than in Let the Sunshine In, Claire Denis's wordy, intriguing drama inspired by the works of Roland Barthes. ‐ Irish Independent
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018