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Roe McDermott
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon is sweet, relatable and funny. It's witty and accessible, and also conventional and very normal.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place is a truly original and unnerving horror. You'll want to scream - don't.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3/5 100% Making the Grade (2017) Making The Grade is an undeniably pleasant overture, but slightly flat, and in need of a crescendo.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
5/5 100% Michael Inside (2017) Stunningly acted, never didactic and yet provoking endless important questions, Michael Inside is a searing portrait of a damaged system, and the boys we lose to it.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird, above all, wants to be part of something big. And now she is -- she's the sensational lead character in one of the most winning, witty and wise films of the year.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) Despite the heavy subject matter, I, Tonya overflows with an unexpectedly infectious and uproarious energy, manifested in jazzy, kinetic edits and inventive visual and narrative flourishes.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
82% Game Night (2018) This high-concept comedy could have been mediocrity embodied, but it excels in two ways. It sought out an R-rating, so the film noir-inspired action is surprisingly intense -- but the casting is also pitch-perfect, elevating the comedic punches.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) A masterful, entertaining and brilliantly smart Marvel instalment, Black Panther is the superhero film we need right now. We may not deserve it.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
41% Den of Thieves (2018) Gudegest's failed character studies come at the expense of pacing, needlessly extending a potentially fun 90-minute flick into a bloated, self-regarding 140 -- extra time for the audience to notice the increasingly ludicrous plotholes.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) The bloated, unfocused and ludicrously U-turning script drags, and despite the lengthy running time, the story fails to give any character a satisfying arc.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Like the water of its title, the film is deep, mysterious, sparkling in some places and ominously murky in others; and containing wonders few can imagine.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
97% Coco (2017) Coco's creativity and joyfulness is always rooted in tradition, and Miguel's experience becomes a truly emotional coming-of-age story.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Diehard fans may enjoy seeing Neeson transform a guitar into, variously, a bludgeon, knife and battering ram in one violent sequence, but otherwise, there's little joy to be had.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
87% The Post (2018) Tom Hanks and Bob Odenkirk put in good performances as, respectively, The Washington Post's editor Ben Bradlee and reporter Ben Bagdikian, but the film belongs to Streep. The lessons, however, are ours to act on.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) As with all of McDonagh's work, Mildred's almost Biblical quest for justice is marked by a dark, blistering wit, and a humanity that belies all the deeply flawed characters, hidden under their irreverent humour and often violent interactions.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Digressive rather than progressive, The Last Jedi fails to develop the new, exciting and complex characters we met in The Force Awakens.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
8/10 100% Condemned to Remember (2017) The call for empathy, social responsibility and resistance of bigotry feel incredibly prescient and important in this era of neo-Nazis, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/10 66% Breathe (2017) Serkis's movie addresses important issues such as disability and euthanasia, but the sentimental storytelling detracts from its power.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/5 54% Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017) Eschewing interviews and talking heads for a fly-on-the-wall approach, Fitzgerald submerges the viewer in McGregor's ambition.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The screenplay simply isn't funny -- nor is it suspenseful enough to be dramatic. The tragedy at the centre of the mystery is rehashed too quickly to emotionally resonate, robbing the plot of its impact.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
6/10 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) This sense of artifice highlights awkward contrivances and melodramatic plot developments. But Marjorie Prime still feels like an important addition to the canon of movies that grapple with intimacy and technology.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
7/10 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) This dark and absurdist comedy is hugely enjoyable; but when it comes to authoritarian regimes, some more tragedy might have felt more affecting.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
8/10 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) A perfect example of a down-and-dirty exploitation flick done well.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
6/10 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) You'll watch, be lightly amused for two hours, and go back to forgetting that Thor exists.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
6/10 90% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) For knowledgeable fans, it will provide welcome glimpses of Jones' personality and a great show. For others, it may feel like a disappointing misfire that doesn't fully celebrate the wonder that is Amazing Grace.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/10 50% The Glass Castle (2017) This retelling ultimately undermines Wall's tale about overcoming the psychic wounds of the past. It needed to dive into deeper waters, to capture the story of a girl who spent her life desperately flailing just to stay afloat.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
40% The Mountain Between Us (2017) For a tale of two characters connecting while facing their mortality, Chris Weitz's screenplay simply has no depth.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) With Blade Runner 2049, Villeneuve hasn't just outdone himself. He has outdone most directors working today.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
8/10 95% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) With Colin Farrell's narration adapted from the director's memoir, Frankie Fenton's documentary is powerful stuff.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 81% The Party (2018) Sally Potter's film combines the old-fashioned charm of theatrical drawing room comedy with the biting wit of a modern social satire.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
6/10 70% The Ritual (2017) The exploration of toxic masculinity - combined with the unique visual style - make The Ritual interesting even as it stumbles, marking Bruckner out as one to watch.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 39% Brimstone (2017) The excessive gendered violence and drudgingly long run-time of Brimstone deflate the power of what could have been an effectively nasty thriller.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
2/5 32% Home Again (2017) The mundane, superficial and hyper-privileged non-conflicts of the plot even dampen Reese Witherspoon's usually irrepressible charm.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) Mackie Burns perfectly evokes this isolation in his portrayal of London, watching closely as people interact in workplaces, bars and bedrooms across the impersonal city.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3.5/5 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The result is still fun and colourful, but lacking some Master Builder magic.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
100% The Work (2017) An unprecedented examination of toxic masculinity, Jairus McLeary's remarkable documentary chronicles a four-day programme of intensive group therapy for men. But not just any men.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) The cast is impeccable, with their music alternately fun and emotional. Patti Cake$ is a winner -- and Danielle Macdonald deserves to be a star.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
100% The Drummer and the Keeper (2017) This warm, thoughtful and insightful film marks Kelly as one to watch.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
76% Una (2017) Despite a distracting British accent, [actress Rooney] Mara is stunning; brilliantly broken but trying to force her pieces back together.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
84% Detroit (2017) Bigelow's desire to highlight this still-too-relevant tale of police brutality and racism is admirable; however, there's a difference between commenting on horrific violence and merely shoving it under a spotlight. ‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
91% A Ghost Story (2017) A simultaneously tragic and comic exploration of the people, places and loves that we hold on to.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
43% Song to Song (2017) [Terrance Malick] prefers to create a visual representation of love, which is fine in theory and juvenile in execution.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
72% Final Portrait (2018) The seemingly infinite, repetitive nature of their interactions become surreal, hilarious and exasperating, though [Stanley] Tucci imbues them with a genuine affection for the artistic process.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4/5 100% The Farthest (2017) For anyone who ever doubted that technology could contain philosophy, that physics could be metaphorical poetry, that science is the closest force to magic that we will ever know: watch The Farthest. ‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) For the film, the ringing sound is an alarm: once the music stops, beware. The soul of Baby Driver dies with it.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) [Land of Mine] poses wrenching emotional questions, and shows how the battles of war rage on long after a victor has been declared.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) The Big Sick is messy and complex in a fantastic way, exuding a deeply-felt empathy for all its charming characters.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spidey Senses are set to snooze.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
67% Pilgrimage (2017) Sadly, the complexity posed by this premise and setting is not realised in Pilgrimage's execution, which sacrifices subtlety and development in favour of relentless graphic violence.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) Clever, claustrophobic premise elevates mediocre shark thriller.‐ Hot Press
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017